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Posted: Friday, January 4, 2013 12:00 am


Rosary and Funeral Mass for Rebecca Consuelo Blea, 81, of Grants, N.M., will be held on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at 9:30 a.m., at St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church, 500 E. High St., Grants.

Burial will follow at the Grants Memorial Park, Roosevelt Avenue.

Rebecca was born on May 8, 1931, to Juan Manuel Gallegos and Teodocita Maria Gallegos in Mogote, Colo.

She passed away on Dec. 30, 2012, in Grants.

Becky moved from Colorado to Grants during the mining industry boom in 1960 with her husband Claudio Blea, Sr. and family.

She worked at Wackers, TG and Y, as a cook with the schools and at Riley’s Drug Store. Rebecca was everyone’s favorite "Tia Becky.”

She loved to crochet, dance, listen to 89.1 Spanish Music, and being with her family. All who knew Rebecca loved her and she will be missed.

She was a loving wife, mother, grandma and great-grandma.

Rebecca is survived by her loving husband: Claudio E. Blea of Grants; children: Claudio Blea, Jr., of Grants; Michael Blea, of Farmington, N.M.; Roberta Marquez and husband, Melvin, of Ragland Village, N.M.; Alice Garcia and companion, Gerald Martinez, of Grants; and Annette Blea of Grants; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents: Juan Manuel Gallegos and Teodocita Maria Gallegos; brothers: Candido Gallegos, Mosies Gallegos, Albert Gallegos, Robert Gallegos and Fele Gallegos; sisters: Tila Roybal, Ruth Galvez, Celeste Gallegos and Pauline Lucero.

Pallbearers will be her sons: Claudio Blea, Jr., and Michael Blea.

Honorary Pallbearers will be: Vanessa Kline, Mario Garcia, Andria Radosevich, Melvin Marquez, II, Desirae Knighton, Marissa Torrez, Mystika Garcia, Cameryn Radosevich, Rylen Radosevich, Adynn Knighton, Toryn James Knighton, Zeus Maes Marquez and Isabella Kline.

Compassion Mortuary, Grants, is in charge of arrangements.

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