Published 1/17/2013 in ObituariesPIERCEVILLE — Bernardina Guadalupe "Lupe" Porras, 67, of Pierceville, died Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at Hospice of the Valley in Phoenix.
She was born May 20, 1945, in San Savas, Texas, to Eleno and Eufemia Zamarripa Lopez.
In March 1976, she married Antonio Porras in Garden City.
A former Garden City resident, Mrs. Porras worked as a bilingual teacher aide for Victor Ornelas Elementary School in Garden City before retiring due to chronic illness.
In addition to her husband, survivors include five sons, Joe Fermin Navarro of Dodge City, Joey A. Navarro of Wichita, Preston Porras of Ingalls, and Antonio Porras Jr. and Steven Porras, both of Garden City; four daughters, Maria Nora Gonzalez of Midland, Texas, Angie Mendez of Santa Fe, N.M., JoAnn Rivero of Garden City, and Elizabeth Navarro of Phoenix; two brothers, Robert Ortega of Ellsworth, and Jose Ortega of Greeley, Colo.; seven sisters, Dominga Nava of Salina, Juanita Venturi of Rochester, Minn., Gloria Rosas, Yolanda Corral, Dora Carrillo and Diana Betancourt, all of Garden City, and Carmen Tarin of Demming, N.M.; 36 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Pedro Porras; and a sister, Manuela Andrada.
Rosary will begin at 7:30 tonight at St. Mary Catholic Church, Garden City. Funeral Mass will begin at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the church. Burial will follow at Pierceville Cemetery.
Visitation hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at Garnand Funeral Home, Garden City. Condolences may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Memorials to the Lupe Porras Memorial Fund may be sent in care of the funeral home, 412 N. Seventh St., Garden City, KS 67846.
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Our condolences to all the family. I pray for peace & comfort and most of all love amoung all the family members.She will be missed dearly. God Bless you all.
Posted by: Susan Gallardo-Romo on 1/27/2013
Nora, Angie, & Joanne, I am so sorry to read about your mom's death. She sure was a funny lady when we worked in the fields together during those hot summers.
May the Lord comfort you and your family during this time.
Posted by: Rosie C Arista on 1/24/2013
I had the pleasure of working with Lupe at Victor Ornelas...she was not only a co-worker, but a wonderful friend and a beautiful woman and human being. She will be greatly missed.
Posted by: Yolanda Chavez on 1/19/2013
I am sorry I could not make it to your funeral..:-(
I still can't belive it..
It's like I still can remember when you and my uncle came to visit my grandmas n dumas..I'm glad I got to meet you and become a part of our family..:-)
Ill never forget you.. Rest in peace Tia lupe!!:-)
I love you !!:-)
Posted by: Daniela Valles on 1/19/2013
Doña Lupe fue una mujer muy especial. Nos conocimos mientras trabajavamos en el campo hace como 34 años. Su gentil sonrisa y su amabilidad siempre me hacia sentir mejor. Me dio mucho gusto cuando empezo a atender GCCC, ella siempre llegava a mi oficina y me decia "oye mija, tienes unos lapizes que me des?" ella muy orgullosa de atender al colegio y tener buenos grados. She didn't care how old she was, she would come in and proudly talk about her grades. I has been a pleasure getting to know her. Lo siento mucho y que Dios vendiga a su familia.
Posted by: Mela on 1/18/2013
I had the pleasure to work with Lupe at Monfort...a long time ago. She was such a nice lady. My condolences to Nora and Angie and the rest of the family. Descanse en Paz.
Posted by: Paula Flores on 1/18/2013
Thank You everyone ...thank you very much.
Posted by: Elizabeth Navarro on 1/17/2013
you will be forever in our hearts and missed by all who ever had the luck of knowing you!!til we meet again lil lady love you!!
Posted by: preston porras on 1/17/2013
you were more than a mom and a grandma the void in our lives can never be replaced you will live forever in our hearts love and miss you lil lady!!
Posted by: preston porras on 1/17/2013