Lupe Beatrice Rico Moreno Carrasco
Our beloved and cherished mother, Lupe Beatrice Rico Moreno Carrasco, joined our beloved father, Eliseo Gomez Carrasco, in heaven in the early morning of January 20th, 2022.
She was born on April 4, 1952 to Braulio Moreno and Anita Rico Moreno Marrufo, in the family home in Greenfield, NM.
She is survived by a son, Eliseo Adrian Carrasco; daughter, Natalie Jeanette Carrasco; her grandchildren Michael Uriah Apodaca and Apollonia Apple Lucille Jauregui; her brother, Tomas Marrufo (Terri); her sisters, Linda Moreno Villa; Betty Urbina (JJ); Virginia Moreno Pena († Ray); Sally Creeger (Scott) (Ben Florez); Francis Rico Moreno; Mary Urquides (Rick); Anita Rivera († Francisco); and various nieces, nephews, cousins, uncles, aunts and many wonderful friends and acquittances.
Her two children and two grandchildren were her whole world. She was very involved with her children and grandchildren throughout their lives, volunteering in every aspect of their life and education. Lupe volunteered in the classroom as a room mom that assisted the teacher. She cared about all the children, helping the other kids as well. She was also a Sunday school teacher and a preschool teacher at Central Christian School and she was a tutor. She was the adored Hug-A-Bear at Del Norte Elementary for several years.
Her involvement was also in her son’s sports. She was the team mom for her son’s sports teams for many years, always taking time to arrange food, snacks, and drinks for the team. She organized an AAU travelling basketball team. She did everything from organizing the fundraisers, to finding tournaments in NM, TX, and CO, obtaining jerseys, and she even coached at times. Lupe travelled out of town for her son’s games, and only missed 1 game from the time he was a child through his senior year of high school. Her involvement continued with her grandkids. She tutored and taught her grandkids on a regular basis. She absolutely loved to play with them! She loved dancing in the kitchen with them while she cooked.
Lupe enjoyed arts and crafts. She enjoyed doing them herself and also with her children and grandchildren. Lupe could tell you about different artists and their artwork. She enjoyed Christian music and listened to it all the time. Lupe wrote her own songs and poetry as well. She enjoyed singing and dancing while listening to music. She loved going to small stores and garage sales looking for antiques and other things that caught her interest. She loved to cook, and she was a good one! Most of all, Lupe loved God. Lupe taught her kids, grandkids, and others about the love of Jesus, and she always prayed with her kids and grandkids. She was sentimental and kind, but also incredibly strong emotionally and mentally. She had a never-quit attitude and was full of hope no matter the circumstances.
Although she was the middle child, she helped raise her younger sisters and she had a special relationship with them. It was always in Lupe to care for people. If there was one thing about Lupe, she knew how to love.
She always wanted the best for her children. She spoke to them about their futures and always encouraged them with their education and interests. She was actively involved in their learning and academics. She wanted her children to be well rounded.
She worked at Central Christian School, Roswell Christian School, and the Assurance Home for many years. She then went on to work for the State of New Mexico. Lupe was a volunteer church bus driver who would pick up kids for church, which included her grandkids. She was an amazing mother, full of wisdom, guidance, generosity, hope, and love. She was a combination of gentleness and sensitivity but would stand up for others when she felt something was wrong. She is loved, cherished, and adored. She will be deeply missed, until we see her again in heaven. She is in the arms of Jesus.
A memorial service for Lupe will be on Saturday, February 5, 2022 at 1:30pm, at Christ’s Church located on 2200 N Sycamore Ave, Roswell, NM 88201.