Albuquerque Journal - May 13, 1999
Flora L. Barreras, age 92, passed away at her home in La Bajada on May 9, 1999. She was born to Cipriano and Guadalupe Lucero in Cerrillos, NM on September 16, 1906. She is survived by son, Henry L. Barreras; brothers, Joe A., Abad E., and Arnold Lucero; sister, Aurora Griego; grandchildren, Robert A. and Bruce G. Barreras, Evangeline Tinajero, Carol McMillan, Terri Molina, Richard D. and Arthur D. Barbosa; great-grandchildren, Darrin N. Muenzberg, Julie and Rob Barreras, Christine and Michael McMillan, Bradley and Victoria Barreras, Charles Aragon, Mariesa and Vanessa Barbosa and many beloved nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Enrique (Henry) L. Barreras; her daughter, Consuelo Barbosa; her brothers, Cipriano L. and Osmundo Lucero; and her sister, Lucia Lucero. During the years Mrs. Barreras lived in California, she was an active member of The Sons and Daughters of New Mexico, The Women's Democratic Club, and the Gardena Valley Artists Association. Mrs. Barreras gave art classes in her home and at various community centers for many years. She attended Cerrillos High School and the Frank Wiggins Art School in Los Angeles, CA. She married Enrique (Henry) L. Barreras in November, 1925 in Cerrillos, NM. Mrs. Barreras was instrumental in the restoration of the San Miguel Church in the Village of La Bajada by donating her time, resources and artwork to see that the church was saved from neglect and near ruin. She was a beloved mother, grandmother and sister. Visitation for Mrs. Barreras will be Thursday, May 13 at 6:00 with Rosary being recited at 7:00 PM at the San Miguel Church at La Bajada Village. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, May 14 at 10:00 AM at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Pena Blanca with The Reverend Joe Redinbo, celebrant. Interment will immediately follow at Our Lady of Guadalupe Cemetery in Pena Blanca. Pallbearers are Robert A. and Bruce G. Barreras, Richard D. and Arthur D. Barbosa, Darrin N. Muenzberg and Kenneth J. Pino. For floral assistance please call 891-9192. Memorial contributions may be made to San Miguel Church Fund c/o Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish (PO Box 1270, Pena Blanca, NM 87041). Please contact Rio Rancho Funeral Home for details. Arrangements under the care of Rio Rancho Funeral Home, 2400 Southern Blvd. 891-9192.