Elvira Larrañaga passed away on June 10, 2019. She is survived by her sisters Elena Avila & Nancy Baca, and beloved sons Juan Fidel Larrañaga and José Melero. She was a loving and caring mother. She has many loving grandchildren and nieces and nephews who call her Tía Lila. She was close to Carol Larrañaga Tapia and raised her like her daughter. She loved her daughters in law, Anna Madrid and Sonya Otero. Honored grandchildren are JJ Melero, Jazmyn Melero, Jayden Melero, Joaquín Larrañaga, Liliana Larrañaga, Lorena Larrañaga, Marisa Larrañaga, & Mateo Larrañaga.
Vera was born on April 9, 1941. She was valedictorian at Encino High School and earned a Licensed Practical Nurse degree from Santa Fé College. She worked many years for New Mexico hospitals. She is preceded in heaven by Juan Abel and Josefita Larrañaga, Guadalupe, Fernández and Flavio Larrañaga, Toribio Avila, and Lucía Tapia. The family thanks all our friends and family, including Tia Tere and children and Tia Carmen and children, and Tío Manuel and children. Elvira was married and divorced Anastacio Melero.
Services will be on Friday, 6:30 evening at UNM Aquinas Newman Center with Rosary, Mass, and remembrance. To donate: Elvira Larrañaga Scholarship Fund #4503270 Nusenda Bank