Corina Molina Morales, (70), of Carlsbad, NM, peacefully passed at home surrounded by loved ones on June 28, 2021. Funeral Services are scheduled for Tuesday, July 6, 2021, at 9:30 AM for the vigil rosary followed by Mass of Christian Burial at San Jose Catholic Church with Father Juan Carlos Ramirez officiating. Interment will follow in Santa Catarina Cemetery, Carlsbad, New Mexico. Denton-Wood Funeral Home will oversee arrangements.
Corina (Molina) Morales was born February 20, 1951 in Carlsbad to Felipe S. Molina Sr. and Lazara (Gonzalez) Molina. She was raised on a farm and was the oldest of 9 siblings. She was educated in Carlsbad and was a 1970 graduate of Carlsbad High School. While overcoming many health challenges and personal obstacles, her faith and love of life were strong as she displayed mental and physical toughness throughout her life. As a longtime member of San Jose Catholic Church, her faith provided her the gift of being a devoted mother her entire life, a proud grandmother, caring daughter, beloved sister and loyal friend. She was a very proud aunt of all her Molina nieces and nephews and loved them like her own children. Her warm heart touched many lives during her lifetime, especially for those who cared for her. That infectious smile and energetic personality will be missed, as well as her love for Norte Dame football (Go Irish). She believed strongly in this quote, “It is not the end, it is part of the journey,” she will be dearly missed by all. Corina was preceded in death by her Parents: Felipe S. Molina Sr. and Lazara (Gonzalez) Molina; Brother: Rojelio Molina; and Grandparents: Manuel Gonzalez Sr. and Benita (Carrasco) Gonzalez. Survivors include her children: Scotty Morales, wife Stacey and Grandsons Hunter and Harrison (Harry) all of Birmingham, Alabama; Suzette (Suzy) Morales and partner Martha of Carlsbad, Joseph Morales and wife Jaclyn of Phoenix, Arizona; Brothers: Raul Molina, Felipe Molina Jr., Samuel Molina, Ismael Molina, Ben Molina all of Carlsbad and Abel Molina of Dallas, Texas; Sister: Carol Molina of Carlsbad; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, sisters in-law and special aunts Oliva Shaner, Elfida Martinez and Rita Jones.
Pallbearers include all her brothers as well as honorary pallbearer nephew Jay Molina.
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