Narcissa "Chicha" Armendarez

January 4, 1922 — August 14, 2021

Narcissa "Chicha" Armendarez

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Narcissa “Chicha” Armendarez, 99, of Loving, New Mexico peacefully passed away on Saturday afternoon, August 14, 2021, surrounded by her family. Narcissa was born on January 4, 1922, in Barstow, Texas to Julio and Maria Armendarez.

Visitation is scheduled from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM Tuesday, August 17, 2021, at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, followed by a vigil at 6:00 PM. Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled at 10:00 AM Wednesday, August 18, 2021, at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church. Interment will take place at the Loving Cemetery. Denton-Wood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Narcissa was the oldest of eighteen children, and grew up on a farm in Loving, NM. This made her a strong, caring, and an independent person. She especially enjoyed dancing to live music as a young woman. She was a hard worker, and could boast that she was the best cotton picker on the farm. She then went on to become a house keeper for the Pardue, Caviness, and Kimbleys households. She loved her family, and did everything she could for them. Narcissa baked the best pies, sweet bread, and cookies. She always had a snack when you came by to visit. Over her long and fruitful life, Narcissa was able to have a unique perspective from living through the Dustbowl Days, WWII, and the Civil Rights Act of 1964. She kept up to date with current events, and always made sure to vote. Narcissa was always ready to play bingo, watch John Cena wrestle, walked everywhere in town, and pet her grandcat Keely. She will be dearly missed and never forgotten in the hearts of many.

Narcissa was preceded in death by her father, Julio Armendarez; mother, Maria Armendarez; fourteen siblings; and son-in-law, Jose “Jody” Martinez.

Narcissa is survived by her daughter, Rose Ann Martinez of Loving, NM; four grandsons; nineteen great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; brother, Carmel Armendarez and wife, Rosa of Hobbs, NM; sister, Estella Onsurez and husband, Victor, Jr. of Loving, NM; sister, Ester DiGiovanna of California; niece, Valerie Onsurez Gauna and husband, Anthony of Hobbs, NM; nephew, Vance Onsurez of Hobbs, NM; nephew, Tom Armendarez and wife, Virginia of Carlsbad, NM; nephew, Sam Cruz of Largo, FL; and numerous more nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Condolences may be expressed online at dentonwood.com

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Past Services

Visitation

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

5:00 - 6:00pm (Mountain time)

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Vigil

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

10:00 - 10:45am (Mountain time)

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Burial

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Starts at 11:00am (Mountain time)

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