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Modesta Estrada

June 15, 1928 ~ January 21, 2022 (age 93)

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Modesta Estrada was welcomed into the arms of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on January 21, 2022, in Oxnard, CA. She was a lifetime resident of Las Vegas, NM. On June 15, 1928, she was born in Tucumcari, NM, to Manuel and Rosa Aragon. She married Moises A. Estrada, Sr., in 1950 and had ten children.

Modesta was preceded in death by her parents, Manuel and Rosa Aragon, her husband, Moises A. Estrada, Sr., three sons: Robert, Moises, Jr., and Dennis, son-in-law, James P. Garcia, a granddaughter, Roberta Pino, a sister, Helen Pacheco, father-in-law, Elias Estrada, brother-in-laws Reynaldo, and Henry Estrada, sister-in-laws Seferina Estrada and Aurora Rael and numerous nieces and nephews.

Her children survive her: Rita Garcia, Belinda (Bel), Sandoval (Leonard), Eddie Estrada (Veronica), Kathryn (Kathy) Estrada, Elizabeth (Lisa) Griego (Floyd), Denise Estrada-Gibson, Adam Estrada (Debbie), as well as 18 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Modesta was the oldest of 5 siblings and is survived by her brothers Wilfred Aragon and Lee Aragon and sister Edwina Garcia, Sisters-in-law - Rose Estrada and Elicia Lucero (Oraldo), and numerous nieces and nephews.

Modesta was a loving and kind daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, aunt, sister, and friend. Modesta loved God with all her heart and had a strong faith in him. She was very involved in her church as a Catholic Daughter and catechism teacher.

From the youngest to the oldest, her family will always remember that she took the time to call each and everyone on their birthdays. She called and checked up on everyone and made everyone feel special and loved. If there were troubles, surgeries, or special events, she would pray and light her blessed candles. She had a gigantic heart of gold when it came to family and friends. She taught all of her family to trust in God, to be strong, and make the world a better place.

She was a Foster Grandparent, and many a time, while shopping, you could hear young children and adults call out to her by the name Grandma. She loved working with the special education children, and they held a special place in her heart even after she left the program. She also worked at the parachute factory during the Korean War. Until it closed, she was instrumental in keeping the office running efficiently for Wester-N-Produce, the family business.

She loved to travel and was ready to go on new adventures and see different places at a moment's notice. She had many friends in the community and was loved and respected by all. She embraced modern technology, especially when she could video chat with her children and grandchildren.

Pall Bearers are: Floyd Griego, Leonard, Sandoval, Alan Griego, Antonio Salazar, Lawrence Garcia, Robert Estrada, Mario Alcaraz, and Adam Estrada. Honorary pallbearers are all of her remaining grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchild, and nieces and nephews.

Services are entrusted to the capable hands of Roger's Mortuary. Rosary will be held on Friday, February 11, 2022, at 7:00 pm at Immaculate Conception Church, 811 6th Street, Las Vegas, NM. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, February 12, 2022, at noon at Immaculate Conception Church in Las Vegas, NM. Burial will be held at a later date. Services will be live-streamed at

In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Immaculate Conception Church 811 6th Street Las Vegas, NM.

For service information, contact: Rogers Mortuary 600 Reynolds Ave. Las Vegas New Mexico 87701  (505) 425.3511

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Mass of Christian Burial
February 12, 2022

12:00 PM
Immaculate Conception Church (Las Vegas)

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