Funeral services for Mariana Gonzalez, 69, of Lovington, NM will be held on Friday, September 11, 2020 at 2:00 pm at First Church of the Nazarene with David Reed officiating. Burial will follow at Lovington Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Kirby-Ratliff Funeral Home. Ms. Gonzalez was born on January 22, 1951 in Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico to Valentin and Maria Gutierrez and passed away on September 6, 2020 in Lovington. She came to Lovington forty eight years ago. She was a very independent lady, strong and tough when need arose. She was the epitome of a great homemaker, cook, loving mom and grandmother. She loved having the grandkids over and she spend a lot of time with them. Gardening made her happy and she liked music of all types and loved to dance and really enjoyed shopping and being outdoors. Mariana had a strong faith and she absolutely loved to "talk", if you visited with her you were there for a long time.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one granddaughter: Ariel Michelle Payen.
Surviving her is one son: Jesus and wife Vanessa Gonzalez of Lovington; four daughters: Maryann Gonzalez , Julia Gonzalez and husband Arturo Payen Sr, Leticia and husband Angel Hermosillo and Elizabeth and husband Rene Hermosillo all of Lovington; five brothers: Oscar and Joe Gutierrez, both of Lovington; Guadalupe Gutierrez of Juarez, Mexico; Adam and Valentin Gutierrez Jr. of Lovington; three sisters: Gregoria and husband Dario Corrajevo of Portales, NM; Dominga and husband Daniel Villegas of Lovington and Vickie and husband Isidro Duran of Portales, NM; also fifteen grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 10th from 5:00 pm -7:00 pm at First Church of the Nazarene. Condolences may be sent to www.kirbysmithrogers.com.
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