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Corine Gonzalez

November 24, 1953 — August 6, 2016

Corine, 62 of Roswell NM, went on to meet our Lord Jesus Christ on Saturday August 6, 2016.

Corine was born to Abraham Gamboa and Helen Gamboa on November 24, 1953. Corine was born and raised in Roswell NM. She received her GED. She went on to receive her Nurse's aide certificate and work at St Mary's Hospital and Casa Maria.

She was a member of St. John's Catholic Church. Corine was a spiritual person, always willing to pray for anyone and everyone. She always offered a shoulder to lean on and gave some of the best advice for those who asked. Corine was the type of person who would go out of their way to help you out, she always put other before herself. She loved shopping and going out to eat at her favorite restaurant Los Cerritos. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, especially with all her grand babies. She loved watching TV with her family especially during football season, she was a die-hard Cowboys fan win or lose. Corine was animal lover and would regularly take in animal's no one else wanted.

Those who Proceed her in death; Her Mother Helen Gamboa, Father Abraham Gamboa, her husband Marcos Franco Jr., brother Jesse Gamboa, nephew Francisco Herrera, niece Felicia Alarcon, and niece Jessica Gonzales.

Those left behind to cherish her memory are her partner in life Condrado Cruz; her daughter Margarita Franco and significant other Sarah; son Marcos Franco III and his wife Johanna; brothers Willie Nunez, Abraham Gamboa and his wife Irma; Rachel Herrera, Lela Gamboa, Alfonso Gamboa and his wife Nichole, Rosendo Gamboa and his wife Monica, and Benjamin Gamboa. Grandchildren Kyra Franco and significant other Alfonso, Patricia Franco and significant other Cristina, Stephanie Franco, Melissa Franco and significant other Gabriel. Angel Dillard and her husband Bryan, Nathan Franco, and Alexandra Franco. Great grandchildren Emmanuel Iglesias, Javier Franco, Annabelle Gonzalez, Annalee Molina, Ezequiel Iglesias, Ezraiel De La Cruz and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11 am, Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at Ballard Funeral Home Chapel.
Corine will be cremated following the services according to her wishes. Visitation will be held from 12 to 7 pm, Tuesday, August 9, 2016 also at Ballard Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be her grandchildren Kyra Franco, Patricia Molinar -Franco, Stephanie Franco, Melissa Franco, Nathan Franco and Alexandra Franco. Honorary pallbearers will be those she called "her clients" and her brothers and sisters that meant so much to her.

Safely Home
I am home in Heaven, dear ones;
Oh, so happy and so bright!

There is perfect joy and beauty
In this everlasting light.
All the pain and grief is over,
Every restless tossing passed;
I am now at peace forever,
Safely home in Heaven at last.
Did you wonder I so calmly
Trod the valley of the shade?
Oh! but Jesus' arm to lean on,
Could I have one doubt or dread?
Then you must not grieve so sorely,
For I love you dearly still;
Try to look beyond earth's shadows,
Pray to trust our Father's Will.
There is work still waiting for you,
So you must not idly stand;
Do it now, while life remaineth -
You shall rest in Jesus' land.
When that work is all completed,
He will gently call you Home;
Oh, the rapture of that meeting,
Oh, the joy to see you come!



Ballard Funeral Home
910 S. Main St.
Roswell, NM  88203
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
12:00 to 7:00 pm


Ballard Funeral Chapel
910 S. Main St.
Roswell, NM  88203
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
11:00 am


Ballard Crematory
910 S. Main Street
Roswell, NM  88203
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