Published: Saturday, September 27th, 2003
Benevieve Griego Genevieve “Billie” Griego, 65, died Sept. 24, 2003 at the Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque. She was born Aug. 8, 1938 in Tucumcari to Antonio and Paublita Lopez. Mrs. Griego attended the Tucumcari public school system. She married Manuel Griego Sept. 27, 1958, which would have made today their 45 wedding anniversary. Mrs. Griego worked for the Tucumcari schools for over 21 years as a teachers aid. She is preceded in death by husband; who died June 14, 2003. Survivors include five daughters, Terri Maestas and husband and Bonnie Griego all of Tucumcari, Norie Medina and husband James and Tonia Calbert and husband Dennis all of Portales, Monica Chavez and husband Billy of Broken Arrow, Okla.; two sons, Joshua Griego of Tucumcari and Anthony Griego and wife Evette of Amarillo; sister Rosenda Griego of Tucumcari; two brothers, Frank Mata of Tucumcari and Mike Mata of Santa Rosa and 13 grandchildren. A prayer service was held Friday evening at Dunn Memorial Chapel. Funeral services are today at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Tucumcari. The Rev. Bill Chavez will officiate. Pallbearers are Max Crespin, Paul Zacharias, Bobby Martinez, Lloyd Maestas, James Medina Sr., Dennis Calbert. Honorary pallbearers are Mark Maestas, James Medina, Reyes Calbert, Andre Griego, Adrian Griego, Melisa and Melanie Medina, Jennifer Maestas, Denise and Andriana Calbert, Destiny and Arissa Griego and Danielle Chavez Burial will be at the Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements by Dunn Funeral Home of Tucumcari.
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