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Frances Sedillo

October 21, 1939 — November 16, 2016

Mrs. Frances Sedillo transcended from this world and into the arms of her Lord on Wednesday November 16, 2016 in Roswell NM. She was 77 years young. She was born to Valentin Gallegos and Rufugia "Cuca" Lucero on October 31, 1939 in San Patricio NM. Her parents have preceded her in death.

Frances was born and raised in the small New Mexico village of San Patricio, nestled deep in the Hondo Valley; it was an idealistic place to grow up in. At the age of fifteen her family left their mountain home and headed east to settle in Roswell NM. Mrs. Sedillo spent the rest of her life in Roswell raising and rearing children and becoming an intricate resident of the community.

Mrs. Sedillo was a woman who appreciated nature and the bounty of colors that it could produce. She tended to her flower garden with diligence and attentive discernment of detail. Flowers of all shapes and sizes, colors and hues, made her heart fill with pride. Her repertoire of mums where among her favorites and she delighted in the success of her green plants too. She had a keen eye for color and floral beauty. France loved to cook and top amongst her ingredients was the New Mexico staple green chile. Regardless of what she was preparing she could always find a way to work in the chile, infusing every dish with notes of its distinct flavor, and instantly transforming a meal into an exhilarating culinary experience. She welcomed everyone to her table and she made sure that everybody was fed. No one left her house hungry.

In her free time she took up quilting and began a tradition giving quilts to new born babies as their first gift. She spent her weekend's garage selling, not looking for anything in particular, but stopping at the homes with the fewest people outside. Her goal was to help people so the garage sells that had only a smattering of customers were her target. She would from them for no other reason than to help. She had a passion for the Spanish language, with its wide range of emotion and fortitude, the romance of the language was sheer pleasure to the ear. She would spend hours reading and writing in it and indulging in her favorite musical style; Mariachi music. She took enjoyment of watching the sunrise, getting up early each day, and greeting the day as it rose above the horizon. A routine date she faithfully kept her whole life.

Mrs. Sedillo had a true and pure heart for people. She spent years working with those who had terminal illnesses or debilitating disease. She would provide them comfort by engaging them in conversation and being a solid foundation as the end of their own lives approached. She worked and helped military families, she sent money to charity organizations for children who had nothing, and she did all of these things as quietly and unassumingly as possible. Her reward was never praise from men but to act in obedience to her Father in Heaven. Her family was a dear treasure to her and she made sure that they received a mother's love in all things she did. Her legacy of love will endure in the hearts of those who she loved and held tenderly in her life.

Mrs. Frances Sedillo is survived by her son's Matias G. Sedillo of Roswell NM, Roger G. Sedillo and wife Debie of Roswell NM; daughter Clara G. Sedillo of Albuquerque NM; grandchildren Austin and Breanna Sedillo of Roswell NM, Amando and Amanda Carillo of Albuquerque NM, Luke White of Roswell NM, and Gabriel Ray Sosa of Roswell NM. She is preceded in death by her parents Valentin Gallegos and Rufugia "Cuca" Lucero.

A celebration of life gathering will be held Monday November 21, 2016 at 1pm at the family home.


Celebration of Life

Family Home
Roswell, NM
Monday, November 21, 2016
1:00 PM
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