Carmen Valenzuela Roney, 93 of Las Cruces, NM passed away Sunday, November 27, 2022, peacefully at home with family present. Carmen was born on September 22, 1929, in Montoya, Texas to Leonardo and Aurora Valenzuela. She was second oldest of sixteen (16) siblings. She was a manager of Aaronson Brothers apparel store on Main Street in the 1960's and she was able to turn her hobby as...

Carmen Valenzuela Roney, 93 of Las Cruces, NM passed away Sunday, November 27, 2022, peacefully at home with family present. Carmen was born on September 22, 1929, in Montoya, Texas to Leonardo and Aurora Valenzuela. She was second oldest of sixteen (16) siblings. She was a manager of Aaronson Brothers apparel store on Main Street in the 1960's and she was able to turn her hobby as an upholster into her career. She was the proud owner of Carmen's Upholstery for many years. She was a wonderful mother to three daughters, Paula Guillory (Harry) of Abita Springs, LA, Lucia Watkins (Danny) of Lakeland, FL and Olga Secrest (John) of Alamogordo, NM. She also raised her granddaughter Harriet Barbosa (Marques) of Florence, AZ. Also surviving Carmen are four sisters, Dora Sanchez, Lucy Hinojosa, Praxedis Sanchez, and Clara Moreno (Elias) all of Las Cruces, NM. She also has two surviving brothers Kito Valenzuela and companion Gloria of T or C, NM, and Leo Valenzuela (Irene) of Las Cruces, NM. She has four grandchildren, Clayton Guillory of Abita Springs, LA, Victoria Guillory of Abita Springs, LA, John Secrest III (Autumn) of Alamogordo, NM and Claire Secrest of Alamogordo, NM. She has many great, great grandchildren that loved and adored her. She was preceded in death by her two sisters, Feliciana "Chana" Cooper, and Gogi Angel. Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, January 9, 2023, at Getz Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at the family plot at San Albino Cemetery, Mesilla, NM. Please visit www.getzcares.com to sign the local online guest book.

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