December 22, 1928 - January 11, 2013
Our much loved Mother passed away on January 11, 2013 surrounded by all of her children and some of her grandchildren. She was born on December 22, 1928 to Jake Onsore Lopez and Maria Cesaria Armenta in La Madera, New Mexico. She was married to Ernest Madrill in 1941. (Deceased 1959). She raised her large family with the help of her father for a few years, after her father passed away, she continued with that great task all on her own. She went to work as a house keeper at the Denman Motel and at the Little America Hotel. In 1973 she purchased her first and only home. In 1975 she became employed at National Semi Conductor, while working there with her 4th grade education she taught herself to read and write sufficiently to do her job, receiving awards and recognition for her accomplishments becoming Supervisor of the gold dust division. She retired in 1994. She spent her retirement years with all of her children (family) where she was the happiest, always surrounded with love, love, love. She loved to dance, she was known as the dancing queen. She was the first one on the floor and the last one off. She danced with legs in casts, crutches, arms in slings and in wheel chairs. She danced with the youngest baby to the oldest person in the room. She is survived by her surviving children: Marge Jensen, Connie Valdez, Emma Bain, Rose Marie Sanchez (Daniel), Pearl Madrill Ririe (Bob), Jerry Madrill, Diana O’Cana Lopez (Tito), Lloyd O’Cana (Talena) Margaret Baker and a special daughter-in-law Wilma Davidson (Don). Sister Alice Mathews, nieces and nephews. 100 grandchildren, great grandchildren, great- great grandchildren She was proceeded in death by her parents, husband, sister and 8 children. Mother you have been the foundation of our family (the rock) that has kept us together, our teacher of strength and courage, determination and dignity. We will miss you dearly. It was our greatest honor and privilege to care for you in your time of need. Graveside service will be held 12:00 Noon, Friday, January 18, 2013 at the Mount Calvary Cemetery, 275 North “U” Street (enter from “T” street and 4th avenue). Following the graveside service a celebration of life reception will be held at the Benvegnu Center, 1375 East Spring Lane, Just north of St Vincent De Paul Catholic Church on Kings Row. In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made in remembrance of Josie Madrill to a local charity.
Our much loved Mother passed away on January 11, 2013 surrounded by all of her children and some of her grandchildren. She was born on December 22, 1928 to Jake Onsore Lopez and Maria Cesaria Armenta in La Madera, New Mexico. She was married... View Obituary & Service Information
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