Luisita Varela, age 90, a resident of Ojo Caliente, passed away on Tuesday, October 18, 2022. She was born on December 21, 1931, in Canon de Vallecitos, NM to Jose Natividad and Maria Lauriana Varela. She was preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Adonela, Elizaida, Natividad, Eugenio and Lorenzo Varela. Luisita is survived by her children, Josephine Garcia (Archie) of Ojo Caliente, Annette Varela (David) of Santa Cruz, Kenneth Varela (Eric Jackson) of Ojo Caliente; grandchildren, Archie Garcia (Louella), Dwayne Garcia (Marylou), God-son, Miguel Garcia (Miranda)and God-daughter, Desiree Chavez (Tim); great-grandchildren, Estrella Tena, Archie Garcia Jr., Cruz Garcia, Malia Garcia and Abigail Herrera; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other loving relatives and friends.
Public visitation will begin on Tuesday, October 25, 2022 at 9:00a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Ojo Caliente, with a rosary to follow at 9:30a.m. and Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10:00a.m. Burial will follow at the Ojo Caliente Catholic Cemetery.