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Frances Mary Arellano

September 4, 1928 — June 22, 2022

Frances Mary Arellano passed away June 22, 2022 in Bosque Farms, NM at the age of 93. Frances was born to Amadeo Martinez and Margarita Herrera on September 4, 1928, in Chamisal, New Mexico.


She is preceded in death by her parents; Amadeo Martinez, Margarita Herrera; sister(s), Soleme Cordova, Julia Leyba, Flora Gonzalez, Mariquita Ortega; brother, Victoranio Martinez; spouse, Ernestino Arellano; son(s), Marvin Arellano, Daniel Arellano; Daughter, Liana Arellano; granddaughter, Cheryl Vigil.

Frances is survived by her daughters, Eva Trujillo, Tina Millner (Robert), Perla Clifton, Della Harris (Mark), Margaret Richey (Ray); Son, Benito Arellano; grandchildren, Michelle Trujillo, Matthew Clifton (Sheila) , Michael Clifton (Belinda), John Harris (Dana), Tyrell Millner, Stephen Trujillo, Josh Harris (Krystal) , Chris Clifton (Victoria) , Krystal Vigil-Gonzales (Jacob) ; great grandchildren, Daylin Clifton, Heaven Gonzales, Violet Harris, Lilianna Gonzales, Rachel Harris, Mylee Gonzales, Joaquin Harris Zaragoza, Xiomara Harris Zaragoza; Pets, Jewel’s her beloved cat.


Those who knew Frances knew she had the biggest heart of gold, had the kindest soul, was the most caring and nurturing: and was everyone’s grandmother. In her younger years she was a housekeeper and as we recall “the best housekeeper of all” she always took pride in her work and was the most hard-working woman our family knows. Frances spent a lot of her life taking joy in attending to her garden where she grew the most delicious vegetables, fruits, and most beautiful flowers. Frances would welcome anyone in her home and always had a hot home cooked meal waiting; She always made sure you left with a full stomach. Above everything else Frances spent her entire life caring for those she loved, whether it was lending an ear to, offering advice, or loving you unconditionally she always seemed to know exactly what to say or do. You could hear the passion and sincerity in her voice when she spoke and gave advise. Her generosity was beyond compare and she was the most selfless human being. Frances was the matriarch of the family and the most admirable woman who persevered throughout her life. She had a love, passion devotion and dedication to her family like no other. She will be greatly missed and is loved beyond measure. Frances will forever live on in every moment in our memories that we were blessed to share with her, and will live on forever within our hearts. 


Please join the family for Frances’s memorial services on Saturday, July 9, 2022, at 10:00am at Daniels Family Funeral Services – Southern Chapel, 2400 Southern Blvd SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124. Interment to follow, Chamisal Cemetery located 1 mile west on Vallecitos road off of NM State Road 76


“In my dreams, I’ll always see you soar above the sky. In my heart, there’ll always be a place for you for all my life. I’ll keep a part of you with me and everywhere I go, there you’ll be. You are the most beautiful memory I keep locked inside my heart.”

“Gone from our sight, but never from our hearts”.

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