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Rebecca Gauna

March 15, 1925 — April 18, 2014

Rebecca Gauna, age 89, passed away on April 18, 2014 at the Princeton Place in Albuquerque following an illness. Rebecca was born on March 15, 1925 in Yeso, NM to the home of Procopio and Macedonia (Trujillo) Gauna. She was reared in Yeso and Vaughn where she graduated High School. During her High School years, Rebecca began working at the Weisinger Store in Vaughn. In 1945 she became the Postal Clerk in Vaughn, a position she held for 35 years before retiring in 1980. Rebecca was also a long time News Reporter for the Santa Rosa News reporting about all of Vaughn’s Activities. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Vaughn where she sang in the choir. She did Tax Preparations for many years; she loved to take pictures and was affectionately known as the family photographer and was also  the familiy's breadwinner.  Rebecca enjoyed gardening, carpentry and was unafraid to tackle anything that needed doing.   Rebecca is preceded in death by her parents, her siblings, Annie Tapia, Willie Gauna, Adolph Gauna, Amelia Romo, her brother's in law and sister's in law as well as various nieces and nephews. Survivors include her sister Esther Chavez of Albuquerque and a special nephew Louis Gauna and wife Virginia of Albuquerque as well as numerous nieces, nephews and a host of relatives and friends. Rosary services will he held on Wednesday, April 23, at 10:30 AM from St. Mary’s Church in Vaughn with Funeral Mass to be celebrated after the Rosary with Father Antonio Mondragon officiating. Burial will follow at the Evergreen Cemetery in Vaughn. Serving as Pallbearers will be Patrick Chavez, Robert Ortiz, Amelia Tapia, Louie Gauna, Daniel Espinosa and Feliz Gauna. Serving as Honorary Pallbearers will be Michael Romo, Salvador Arvizo, Steve Armijo and Pat Maes. All services for Rebecca have been entrusted to the Chavez Funeral Home of Santa Rosa. To place an online condolence please visit our website at www.chavezfuneralhome.com  
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