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Guadalupe "Lupe" Rodriguez

October 10, 1935 — November 11, 2023

Carlsbad

Guadalupe "Lupe" Rodriguez

Guadalupe “Lupe” Rodriguez, 88, of Carlsbad, NM passed away on Saturday, November 11, 2023, at Lakeview Christian Home.

Visitation is scheduled from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Wednesday, November 15, 2023, at Denton-Wood Funeral Home. A rosary is scheduled for 10:30 AM Thursday, November 16, 2023, at San Jose Catholic Church followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM with Fr. Juan Carlos Ramirez officiating. Interment will take place at Carlsbad Cemetery in Carlsbad, NM.

Guadalupe was born October 10, 1935 in Los Indios, Texas to Maria De La Luz (Martinez) and Macedonio Rodriquez and raised with the help of her grandparents, Miguel and Josefa Martinez. whom she loved dearly.

Guadalupe met the love of her life, Jose Moises Rodriguez in 1955 and they married in 1956.

Together they settled in New Mexico where they lived and managed the restaurant at the Guadalupe Mountains National Park which is now the Museum at Frijole Ranch, until they moved to Carlsbad where he worked at the Potash Mines and she dedicated her time to become a mother and housewife.

Both of their passion for cooking did not cease and together they opened a restaurant in Carlsbad named Lupita's Cafe, which was located where Sutherland's is now. They sold that business license to Armando Larez who later opened Larez Cafe and became proprietors of the Mint Bar and Lounge where the Movie "The Honkers" was filmed in 1971. They met Slim Pickens and the entire crew while the movie was being filmed.

After a sudden illness which left her husband disabled, Lupe stayed home to take care of him and were rarely inseparable. They continued to cook for family and friends and no one could visit their home and leave without eating.

Education was very important to them and they encouraged their children to pursue a higher education.  Lupe also enjoyed gardening, swimming and sewing. Providing for her family brought her the most joy.

Lupe was preceded in death by her parents, her grandparents, her twin brother Luis, older brother Alfredo and her sister Maria.  She was also preceded in death by her husband, an infant daughter Zulema, her son Bernardino Rodriguez whom was Honored for his Engineering accomplishments by having a street named after him at the WIPP Site "Bernardino Blvd"; her granddaughter, Valerie Faith Munoz; grandson Theodore, and great-grandson Andres.

Survivors left to cherish her memory include her daughters: Margarita (George) Mendoza and Olga Rodriguez; grandchildren: Benjamin, Amanda, Nicole, Sonya, Leticia (Carlos), Nanette (Raul), Angelita (Kevin), Priscilla (Quinton), George Jr., Iris, Steven, Matthew (Josepha), and Alyssa; 19 great grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren.

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Past Services

Visitation

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Mountain time)

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Rosary

Thursday, November 16, 2023

10:30 - 11:00 am (Mountain time)

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Funeral Service

Thursday, November 16, 2023

11:00 - 11:45 am (Mountain time)

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Burial

Thursday, November 16, 2023

Starts at 12:00 pm (Mountain time)

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