Rachel Arellanes

                    September 22, 2011


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Rachel J. Arellanes, 86, of Santa Fe, passed away on September 22, 2011. She was born on November 17, 1924 in Las Vegas, NM to Escolastica and Elfigo Tafoya and married Maguin Arellanes on September 25, 1945.

Rachel is preceded in death by her husband, Maguin Arellanes, sister, Melly Rodriguez, brother, Luciano Torres, brother, Leo Tafoya, sister, Mary Martinez, her infant son, and sister, Corinne Tafoya. She is survived by her son, Richard Arellanes and wife Carol, daughter, Susan Padilla and husband Eloy, daughter, Patricia Montoya, daughter, Sandra Ortiz and George, daughter, Kathy Arellanes, son Michael Arellanes and Irene, and son Paul (Nick) Arellanes and wife Esther, 3 sisters, Delma Tafoya, Grace Rosenburg, and Eva Samaniego and husband Al, grandchildren, Andrea Lucero, Vanessa Garcia, Antony Padilla, Christopher Montoya, Nicole Montoya, Philip Ortiz, Benjamin Ortiz, Rachel Arellanes, Michael Arellanes, Matthew, David, Daniel, Dominique Arellanes and many great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

A rosary was recited on September 30, 2011. Mass of Christian burial was celebrated on October 1, 2011. Both services were held at St. Anne’s Catholic Church. A reception followed at the St. Anne’s Parish Hall.



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Death: September 22, 2011


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