With great sadness, we announce the passing of Margaret Aguilar Cortez, 66, who was born and raised in Roswell, New Mexico. On Wednesday, January 12, 2022, she passed away in her hometown.
SERVICES: There will be a viewing on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM, followed by a Rosary at 6:00 PM. A Funeral Service for Margaret will be held at LaGrone Funeral Chapel on Wednesday, January 19, 2022, at 10:00 AM. Interment will follow at South Park Cemetery.
On June 11, 1955, Margaret was born to Ejinio P. Aguilar and Encarnacion “Concha” Almanza Aguilar in Roswell, New Mexico, where she graduated from Roswell High School. She was the loving wife of Antonio B. Cortez, whom she married on July 9, 1976. They had four children, who blessed them with beautiful grandchildren. Margaret was a homemaker that loved spending time with her children, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, they were her life’s greatest treasure. She was very friendly with an engaging personality and always went out of her way for her friends and family. Margaret was a caring person who had compassion for all the people suffering from their loss, always giving her support. She either knew someone, or they were related to her. Margaret knew them all; there were no strangers to her and always said, “Hi” to everyone. She enjoyed playing bingo and going to Allsup’s to buy lottery tickets. Margaret will hold a special place in all our hearts, and we will miss her dearly.
Those left to eternally cherish and treasure Margaret’s loving memory are her children: Sonia Cortez-Cordero and husband Benjamin G. Cordero, Suelane Cortez-Rubio and husband Manuel R Rubio III; Antonio “Tony” Cortez Jr. and wife Sandy Cortez; grandchildren: (Sonia’s children) Colleen Cordero, Samantha Cordero, and Benjamin Cordero Jr, (Suelane’s children) Manuel R. Rubio IV, Maya I. Rubio, Lorenzo F. Rubio, (Tony’s children) Lydia Sanchez, Annalicia M. Cortez, Antonio “Tony” Cortez III, Marcos Cortez mothered by Andrea Cortez, (Francisco’s son) Francisco S. De la Rosa-Cortez; six great-grandchildren; and three sisters: Trini Renteria; Maria De la Cruz and Consuelo Aguilar; several nieces and nephews; a special close friend, Leticia Perez; and so many friends and family who she dearly loved.
Margaret was preceded in death by her beloved son, Francisco S. Cortez; parents: Ejinio P. Aguilar & Encarnacion "Concha"Almanza Aguilar; brothers: Vincent Aguilar, Jessie Aguilar, Edward Aguilar, Gene Aguilar, Francisco Aguilar; and her sisters: Amelia Fabila, Concha Larez, and Luisa Martinez.
Margaret’s tribute was beautifully written in her honor with much love by a close family friend, Leticia Perez.
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