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Mary Pacheco

November 16, 1927 — May 15, 2016

Mary Antonia Mosqueda Pacheco, 88, died Sunday (May 15, 2016) at the Newton Presbyterian Manor.

She was born on November 16, 1927 in Newton, Ks., the daughter of Julio Antonio and Emelia Rincon Mosqueda. Mary worked for Fred Harvey as a prep cook. During World War II, she worked at the A.T. & S.F. Railmill.

Mary was married to Miguel A. “Mike” Pacheco on April 21, 1956 in Newton. He died on March 29, 1990.

She worked at the Newton Presbyterian Manor for several years until retiring. Although she had no children, Mary was like a second mother to all of her siblings and numerous nieces and nephews, whom she dearly loved. She often addressed “the twins” Jason and James as “her boys”. Mary loved to dance, especially ballroom dancing. She enjoyed gardening and cooking as well as driving around Newton in her old Chevy Chevette at a slow speed.

Survivors include her sisters Susan Mosqueda and Olivia Goodall of Newton, Rosalinda Galle of Clearwater, Fla., Rebecca Garza of San Antonio, Tx., Isidra Boroughs of San Diego, Calif.; and her brothers Armando Pedro Mosqueda, Sr. of Newton, Pablo T. Mosqueda of Chula Vista, Calif.; along with her four companions, Carlota, Paloma, Capitan, and Mickey.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers Hector R. Mosqueda, Sr., Julio James Mosqueda, Jr., Mike Mosqueda, Sr.; and sisters Oralia Mosqueda and Helen Corona.

Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be said at 9:30 A.M., Saturday (May 21, 2016) followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00, both at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Private family inurnment will be held at a later date at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Newton.

The casket will be open at the funeral home on Friday between 1pm and 8pm, where the family will receive friends between 6pm and 7pm.

Arrangements are by Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, Newton.
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