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Vickie N. Huerta

Vickie N. Huerta

Services are scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 22, at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church for Vickie Navarrette Huerta of Artesia.

Huerta, 80, passed away Friday, Dec. 18, 2015, at her home.

Fr. Martin Cornejo will officiate at the services, with interment to follow at Woodbine Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jaycob Huerta, Matthew Huerta, Lloyd Plum, Ricky Esquibel, Mike Panzer, Robert Duncan and Roy Salsberry.

Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Monday at Terpening & Son Mortuary. A rosary will be recited at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Our Lady of Grace.

Vickie was born Aug. 22, 1935, in Ojinaga, Mexico, the daughter of Santos Navarrette and Erlinda (Zepeda) Navarrette. She was a longtime Artesia resident.

On Oct. 13, 1954, she married Guadalupe S. Huerta in Artesia.

She was a housewife and a member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church.

Survivors include sons Ernie Huerta and wife Olga of Pearland, Texas, and Tony Huerta and Tommy Raglin, both of Artesia; daughters Ernestina Navarrette and husband Simon, and Minerva Forister and husband Steve, both of Artesia; son-in-law Bernie Romero of Artesia; brother David Navarrette of Ojinaga; sisters Margarita Morales and Linda Leyba of Artesia and Eva Navarrette and Irene Pando of Ojinaga; grandchildren Matthew Huerta, Sabrina Lara, Ashley Forest, Ysela Plum and husband Lloyd, Ysenia Navarrette, Lillie Krystal Forister, and Shanelle Forister; and great-grandchildren Jaycob Huerta, Emileigh Lara, Trinity Forest, Noah Forest and Malia Forest.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Guadalupe Huerta, on Sept. 14, 2012; her parents; a daughter, Mary Huerta Romero; a son, Lupe Huerta Jr.; two brothers; and two sisters.

Arrangements are under the direction of Terpening & Son Mortuary. Condolences may be expressed online at www.artesiafunerals.com.