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Obituary for Lena C. Marquez

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Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00pm, Thursday, 12/30/21, at Terpening & Son Chapel for Lena C. Marquez of Artesia, New Mexico.

Ms. Marquez, 69, died December 28, 2021 at home in Artesia, NM.

Lena was born May 11, 1952 in Artesia, New Mexico to Juvencio (Luis) Campos and Dora Brito.

Lena was a lifelong resident of Artesia and served Artesia schools as a cook for 15 years. After retirement she was the best homemaker.

Lena was preceded in death by her father, Juvencio (Luis) Campos, and infant son.

She is survived by her life companion, Jesus Alvarado Jr., Daughter Gracie Marquez and wife Kelli Taylor, Son Manuel Marquez and wife Melissa, Daughter Chrissie Marquez, Mother Dora Campos, Sister Susie Perez and husband Julio, Brother Larry Campos and wife Flora. Grandchildren Shelby Allen and husband Dakota, Nicole Marquez, Makyra Bueno, and Zaylin Bueno. Great grandchild Adalynne Allen, and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Lena had the most enjoyment when her family was seated around her kitchen table. Sharing good food, great conversation, and most of all laughter. For Lena, the best start of any day was sharing a cup of coffee with her Tia Lupe Beltran.

She had an eye for decorating. She loved the mountains, anything blingy, bright colors, and used her decorating skills to turn anything into beauty.

She enjoyed listening to music, going to the casinos, and was a collector of many things, she especially loved Indian dolls, recipes, and dishes.

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