Age 86, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and sister, passed away peacefully, Saturday, August 11, 2018, while surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Ranchos de Taos, NM on July 27, 1932, and was a resident of Albuquerque, NM.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Juan de Dios and Ernestina Valerio; and sister, Carol V. Caravalho. Aurora is survived by her husband, John Mondragon; her children, Eileen M. Atencio and husband Leonard, Minerva M. Murphy and husband Ron, Joseph J. Mondragon and wife Gloria; her grandchildren, John I. Atencio and wife LeAnn, Jessica M. Atencio and fiancé Johnny Ray Sedillo, Vlerie M. Martinez and husband Marcos, Amber M. Murphy, Steve J. Atencio and fiancée Melissa Sotelo, Tyler J. Murphy, Nicholas J. Mondragon, and Adrian C. Mondragon; great-grandchildren, Jacdyn M. Martinez, Madison R. Atencio, Johnny Ray Sedillo Jr., Leonard J. Atencio, Jaxon J. Martinez, Jason R. Sedillo, Joseph I Atencio, and Brooklynn V Martinez; step-great-grandchildren, Makkayla and Matthew Baca. Also surviving are her siblings, Porfiria V. Gonzales, Sibilina V, Aragon, Felipe Valerio, and Corina V. Martinez. Aurora will be greatly missed by her loving family and by those whose lives she touched.
Visitation will be Wednesday, August 15, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Daniels Family Funeral Services ~ Alameda Mortuary, 9420 Fourth St. NW, Albuquerque, where a Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 9:00 a.m. at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Pallbearers will be John I. Atencio, Steven J. Atencio, Tyler J. Murphy, David L. Aragon, Anthony V. Gonzales, and Robert P. Martinez.
Aurora's care has been entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services ~ Alameda Mortuary, 9420 Fourth St. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114, (505) 898-3160.
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