esthermonjeEsther Martinez Monje, 76, a former resident of Las Vegas, NV; now of Santa Clara, NM entered eternal rest Friday, May 6, 2022 at Genesis Rest Home in Silver City, NM. She was surrounded by her loving family. She was born October 17, 1945 in Santa Rita, NM to Eduardo B. Martinez and Rita Herrera.

She was a wonderful and caring mother to her three children and also a mother figure to others. Esther was a religious woman who had a deep faith in God and was also very devoted to our Lady of Guadalupe. She enjoyed spending time with her family and reading and watching the Hallmark channel. She loved butterflies and teddy bears. She will be greatly missed.

She is survived by her son, Ruben Monje of Las Vegas, NV; her daughter, Rita Boyd (Michael) of Henderson, NV; four grandchildren, Marisol Gurule, Ramiro Gaytan Jr., Adrian and Ysenia Gaytan; two great grandchildren, Ramiro Gaytan Jr., and Vida Gaytan of Las Vegas, NV;  three brothers, Eduardo “Lalo” Martinez (Elisa) of Hurley; David Villa (Dee) of Los Angeles, CA; Arthur Villa of Los Angeles, CA; four sisters, Rita Jacquez (Julian) of Hurley; Cecilia Martinez of Santa Clara; Rosemary Muniz (Gabriel) of Los Angeles, CA; Alice Mosse (Doug) of Fontana, CA., brother in-law, David Martinez.  

She was preceded in death by her parents, her biological father, Enrique Villa, her loving husband, Jesus E. Monje, one daughter, Susan Monje, two brothers, Danny and Ricky Villa, one sister, Lydia Martinez, her God-daughter, Angelina Gaytan.

The holy rosary will be recited by Deacon Art Gutierrez on Tuesday, May 17 at 10am at Infant Jesus Shrine. The Memorial mass will follow at 11am with Father Casmir Anozie officiating. Concluding service and inurnment will take place at Hanover cemetery where both Esther and her husband will be laid to rest.

Cremation has taken place at Terrazas Crematory.  Arrangements are with Terrazas Funeral Chapels and Crematory “Trusted care for the ones you love” ~ 575-537-0777. To send condolences, visit www.terrazasfuneralchapel.cojm.

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