Elvira Q Orquiz
August 10, 1941  -  February 14, 2019

Elvira Q Orquiz


Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory
910 S. Main St.
Roswell, NM  88203
Monday, February 18, 2019
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
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Rosary
St. Johns Catholic Church
506 S. Lincoln
Roswell, NM  88203
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
9:00 am
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Mass
St. Johns Catholic Church
506 S. Lincoln
Roswell, NM  88203
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
10:00 am
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South Park Cemetery
3101 S. Main St.
Roswell, NM  88203
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On Thursday, February 14, 2019, Elvira Orquiz, loving wife and mother, went to be with the Lord at age 77.
Elvira was born on August 10, 1941 to Vicente and Antonia Quinones in San Bernardo, Durango in Mexico. On January 26, 1963, she married Apolonio Orquiz and together they raised their son, Daniel. She cared for many children throughout her life and was known as a second mother to many.

She was the life of the party and love to dance. Her laughter was infectious, and she was known for making people laugh even at their own expense.

Family and friends were very important to Elvira and were always welcomed into her home.
Her home cooked meals were very delicious, and no one went ever went hungry.

Elvira enjoyed gardening and her yard was a sight to see come springtime.

She was preceded in death by her father, Vicente, her mother Antonia. Elvira is survived by her husband Apolonio, their son Daniel, her granddaughters Collette and Kristina, her sisters her sisters Ninfa, Anita, Rosa, and brother Guerillmo, and several cousins, nieces and nephews.


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  1. Martha A. Garcia
    Albuquerque, NM

    Elvira was a godsend to me by caring for my two boys who are now 40 and 36. They loved her like a mother and she treated them like her own. I will be eternally grateful to her and Polo for the love they showed us all. May she rest in peace - - she certainly deserves the rest! My deepest condolences to the family.

  2. Teresa Gray
    Roswell, NM

    The world is a little less bright without Elvira.
    Elvira was an answered prayer to my family when she helped us with the care and upbringing of our oldest daughter. She and Polo became instant family as they opened their home, gardens and especially their kitchen to my baby. Her love radiated in her smile and laughter. She touched our life and she will be dearly missed,

  3. AnnieB
    , DE

    My heart goes out to your family during this time. Please know that your friends are here for you during this difficult time. May your loving memories bring you a peace in the days ahead. Know also that Jehovah God cares for you for he promises at Isaiah 41:10 that he “will really hold on to you with my right hand of righteousness.”

  4. Marie L. Orquiz Lucy Daughter in-law
    Corpus Christi, TX

    Elvira Q Orquiz, beautiful Angel is now safe at home with Our Lord. She watches down on us and smiles as she guides us to all the Right Paths in Life.

  5. Marie L. Orquiz Lucy
    Corpus Christi, TX

    Elvira Orquiz beautiful wife, Mom, grandmother, sister, aunt, adopted Mom, Mom in law, and friend to so many. You have your Angel Wings now and are our Special Angel watching over all of us, I know you will help keep us on the Right Paths in Life and we will see you again someday. I am going to really miss you and will remember with smiles in my heart.

  6. Marie L. Orquiz Lucy
    Corpus Christi, TX

    Elvira Orquiz beautiful wife, Mom, grandmother, sister, aunt, adopted Mom, Mom in law, and friend to so many. You have your Angel Wings now and are our Special Angel watching over all of us, I know you will help keep us on the Right Paths in Life and we will see you again someday. I am going to really miss you and will remember with smiles in my heart.

  7. Marie L. Orquiz Lucy
    Corpus Christi, TX

    Elvira Orquiz beautiful wife, Mom, grandmother, sister, aunt, adopted Mom, Mom in law, and friend to so many. You have your Angel Wings now and are our Special Angel watching over all of us, I know you will help keep us on the Right Paths in Life and we will see you again someday. I am going to really miss you and will remember with smiles in my heart.

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