Ramona L. Francisco, age 85, of Santa Fe, N.M., passed away on Dec. 6, 2012. She was born on Feb. 4, 1927, in Pena Blanca, N.M. to Gregorita and Abel Leyba.
Ramona married Joe R. Francisco on April 30, 1951.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband; son-in-law, Chris F. Sanchez; grandchildren, Chris Francisco Sanchez, Tanya Montoya and Kerry Ann; daughter-in-law, Pauline Francisco; and great-grandson, Emilio Duran.
Ramona is survived by her children, Eleanor S. Montoya (Gerald) of Santa Fe, Steve Francisco (Karen) of Dolores, Marilyn Rael (Paul) of Odessa, Texas, Carolyn Francisco (Roger) of Santa Fe, Abe Francisco (Nedetta) of Dolores, and Ron Francisco (Valerie) of Rio Rancho, N.M.; brother, Oliver Leyba; 19 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and by nephews, nieces, cousins and many friends.
Ramona was a dedicated and loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was a lifelong devoted Catholic. The family sends a special thanks to Dr. William Leeson and the PMS Home Care staff.
Visitation was held at Rivera Family Chapel in Santa Fe on Dec. 9, with a Rosary recited at Santa Maria de la Paz the same date, and a Mass celebrated on Dec. 10. Burial was held at Summit Ridge Cemetery in Dolores on Dec. 11, 2012.