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Manuela Santos
Thursday, April 09, 2015
Funeral services for Manuela “Nelly” Santos, 72, of Muleshoe were held on Monday, April 6, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church of Muleshoe with Father Leo Pahamtang officiating.

Visitation was held on Saturday, April 4 and 5, at Ellis Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed Monday’s services in Muleshoe Memorial Park.

Nelly died on April 2, 2015, in Muleshoe. She was born on Oct. 28, 1942, in Chihuahua, Mexico, and married Trinidad Santos in Clovis, N.M., on Jan. 23, 1979.

After he passed away in 1982, she married Raul Cruz in Muleshoe in 1988.

Nelly moved to Muleshoe in 1974 from Roswell, N.M. She was a homemaker and a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church of Muleshoe.

She was preceded in death by her husband — Trino; her son — Alfredo “Freddy” Santos in 2014; her parents; two brothers — Armando Najera and Jose Ortega; and three sisters — Sara Najera, Naty Najera and Martha Najera.

Survivors include her husband — Raul; her daughter-in-law — Sarah Santos of Muleshoe; two sisters — Lourdes Najera and Juanita Najera, both of Chihuahua, Mexico; a brother — Miguel Najera of Dexter, N.M.; and a grandson, Andrew Santos of Canyon.

Memorials can be sent to Bailey County Meals on Wheels, 300 S. First Street, Muleshoe, Texas 79347.

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