Funeral services for Leugarda Emiteria Olivas, 85 of Portales, will be at 1:00 PM, Fri., Mar. 31, 2017 at El Divino Salvador on the Bethel Highway west of Portales with William Ortega officiating. Burial will follow in the Portlaes Cemetery with Joe Martinez, Edgar Ortega, Hector M. Ortega, Alberto Sanchez, Elias Calderon and Alfonso Sanchez serving as pallbearers.
Leugarda Emiteria Olivas was born born June 16, 1932 in Barrancos de Guadalupe, Mexico to the home of Angelita and Graciano Olivas and died at her home in Portales on Mar. 29, 2017. For several years she went back and forth across the border, sometimes living in the US and sometimes in Mexico. In 1977, she came to Portales to make her home.She attended the Baptist church with her daughter. She enjoyed sewing and cooking as well as singing and listening to music.
She is survived by three sons, Santos Sanchez of Ojinaga, Mexico, Ernesto Sanchez of Portales and Manuel Roger Olivas of Portales; five daughters, Ramona Martinez of Lovington, Anita Sanchez of Portales, Orpha Ortega of Raleigh, NC, Maria Ortega of Portales and Gloria Calderon of Portales; thirty grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren; two brothers, Natividad Olivas and Espolita Espinoza both of Portales; and a sister, Vaudelia Sanchez of Presidio, TX. She was preceded in death by her parents and a son, Faustino Sanchez.