Age 92, went with her Lord on Monday, September 11, 2017 surrounded by her loving family and friends. She was born in La Joya, New Mexico on June 25, 1925, to Mariano and Soledad (Chavez) Tafoya. She was raised in Socorro, NM and remained a lifelong resident. She was employed with Ben's Finer Foods for several years. A loving and caring wife, mother and grandmother, Sheila enjoyed traveling, visiting with her family and helping raise her grandchildren was her greatest joy. She was a devout Catholic and very strong in her faith. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her. She was preceded in death by her parents; her beloved husband, Rudy Porath; son in law, Herman Montoya; brother, Luis T. Chavez and wife Mary Jane; sisters, Mildred Bridgeman, Odelia C. Tafoya and Frances T. Lucero and husband Antonio; and nephews, Louie Chavez and Antonio Lucero Jr.
Sheila is survived by her loving and devoted daughter, Cecilia Montoya; grandchildren, Michael and wife Marlene of Las Cruces, NM, Steven and wife Lindsey of Los Alamos, NM and Paul and partner Brad Hamilton of Phoenix, AZ; great grandchildren, Monique and Levi of Las Cruces, NM and Emma and Grace of Los Alamos, NM; and grandmother figure to extended family members Synthea and Christopher Carrillo and Brandon Garcia.
The Holy Rosary will be recited on Thursday, September 14, 2017, at 7:00 pm at San Miguel Catholic Church, 403 El Camino Real , Socorro, NM. The Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated on Friday, September 15, 2017, at 9:00 am at San Miguel Catholic Church. Celebrant will be Father John Anasiudu. Burial will take place at Santa Fe National Cemetery at a later date.
Pallbearers will be Marty Chavez, Jimmy Chavez, Deryck Otero, James Chavez Jr., Mike Montoya and Steven Montoya.
To view information or leave a condolence, please visit www.danielsfuneral.com. Sheila's care has been entrusted to
Daniels Family Funeral Services
309 Garfield St
Socorro, NM 87801