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Posted: Wednesday, Feb 2nd, 2011

Augustine Peña, 72

DEL NORTE — Augustine Peña, 72, of Del Norte, died Jan. 31, 2011.

He was born May 26, 1938 in Las Tablas, N.M. to Alfredo and Regina Espinoza Peña, and was united in marriage to Evelyn Benavidez on Nov. 30, 1957 in La Madera, N.M.

Augustine was a member of the Holy Name of Mary Parish and enjoyed drawing, bingo, writing music, playing his guitar, singing and spending time with his loving family.

His parents; two sisters, Adeliada Montoya and Genaria Peña; and three brothers, Ben Martinez, Phil Peña and Daniel Martinez preceded him in death. Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Peña of Del Norte; four daughters, Marcella (Richard) Samora of Monte Vista, Elizabeth (Jose Luis) Aguilar of Del Norte, Augustina (Miguel) Beltran of Evans, Colo and Bernadette Peña (Hector Prieto) of Del Norte; one son, Ross Peña (Debra Gonzalez) of Alamosa; 10 grandchildren, and 21 great-grandchildren; one sister, Anna Gallegos of Ogden, Utah; sister-in-law, Donaciana Benavidez of Del Norte; one brother Phil Peña of Minturn, Colo.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The first Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2, at Holy Name of Mary Church in Del Norte. A Vigil Service with Recitation of the Rosary will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3, at the same church. Mass of the Resurrection will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 4, at the church in Del Norte, with burial following in the Del Norte Cemetery.

Arrangements are in the care of Romero Funeral Home of Monte Vista.

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