Josefina G. Nieto, 72, of Fort Sumner, NM died Wednesday, January 24, 2001 at St. Vincent Hospital in Santa Fe following a short illness. Josefina was born April 8, 1928 in Puerto De Luna to the home of Ezequiel Garcia and the former Victoriana Angel. She was reared and attended school at Puerto De Luna. Josefina married Flavio Nieto on February 5, 1945 in Puerto De Luna. They made their home in Fort Sumner where Flavio worked for the Santa Fe Railroad. Josefina was a devoted mother to her ten children. She enjoyed crocheting, quilting, spending time in her vegetable garden. She maintained a beautiful flower garden. Josefina was a member of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Fort Sumner. She was a member of Our Lady of Sorrows Society. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Flavio on September 20, 1985, two infant children, Estellita and Anthony, a son, Victor Nieto in 1983, and Eva Nieto Salazar on July 5, 1985. Survivors include two sons, Ernest Nieto and wife, Lourdes of Rio Rancho, Orlando Nieto and wife, Jenny of Placitas, NM; six daughters, Gloria Gebman and husband, Allen, of Albuquerque, Helen Sena and husband, Anthony of Espanola, NM, Jane Nieto Sena of Portales, NM, Frances Nieto of Clovis, NM, Martha Casaus and husband, Johnny Ray of Hobbs, NM, Eugenia Casaus and husband, George of Albuquerque; two sisters, Isabel Anaya of Albuquerque, Tircia Garcia of Puerto De Luna; six brothers, Nestor Garcia of Puerto De Luna, Luis Garcia of Willard, NM, Arsenio Garcia, Ezequiel Garcia, Isidro Garcia, and Mike Garcia all of Albuquerque. Also surviving are 15 grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; along with a host of nieces, nephews other relative and many friends. Rosary Services will be held at 7:00 p.m. Friday, January 26, 2001 from St. Anthony Catholic Church in Fort Sumner. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, January 27, 2001 from the church with burial to follow at St. Anthony Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Chavez. Funeral Home in Fort Sumner. (505) 355-2311.
Published on: Fri January 26, 2001