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Eremita Fresquez

d. January 14, 2022

Eremita “Erma” Fresquez – Age 88, a resident of San Pedro passed away early Friday morning, January 14, 2022, surrounded by her loving family.  Erma was born on December 29, 1933, in El Rancho, NM and went on to meet the love of her life Ben at the age of 18.  From that day forward they were inseparable, and she became the most loyal and loving wife of 67 years.  Her legacy includes 8 children, 18 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren.  Life will never be the same without this incredibly strong, beautiful, intelligent, charismatic, hilarious, selfless and strong-swilled woman who we all loved dearly.  Erma will be greatly missed by all but will forever reside in heaven dancing with Ben and watching over their family and friends.

Erma is preceded in death by her husband Ben F. Fresquez, her daughter Yvette M. Archuleta (surviving son Christopher), her granddaughter Andrea Fresquez-Baros, her parents: Fabian and Ninfa Roybal and her brothers: Fernando and Augustine Roybal.

Erma Fresquez is survived by her brother Orlando (Sylvia) Roybal of El Rancho and sister Susie Roybal of San Diego, CA, Children: Marian (Fabian) Martinez of Taos, Bennie “Jet” Fresquez (Cathy) of San Pedro, Rocky Fresquez (Pamela) of San Pedro, Madeline Lovato (Rudy) of San Pedro, Gene Fresquez (Judy) of San Pedro, Edwina Holmes (Oliver) of Albuquerque, and Marshall Fresquez of San Pedro, 17 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren.

Assisting the family as pallbearers are Ben Fresquez, Jr., Sean Archuleta, Mario Martinez, Edgerrin Garcia, Joshua Fresquez, Dominic Fresquez, Estrella Fresquez.  Honorary pallbearers are Nigel Trujillo, Jessie Fresquez, and Zachary Urioste.

Funeral services are scheduled as follows:

Friday, January 28, 2022

Rosary to be recited at 10:00 A.M. at Holy Cross Church followed by a Christian Mass at 11:00 A.M. also at Holy Cross Church at Santa Cruz, N.M.

Private burial to take place for immediate family at a future date.

The family would like to extend sincere gratitude for the compassionate care the Ambercare Hospice Team provided, in particular, Mariah Pizzano.

The family of Erma Fresquez has entrusted the care of their loved one to the DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Espanola Valley, 505-747-7477,

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