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Joanne Rael

June 13, 1956 — February 24, 2015

Joanne Rael, 58 of Clovis, NM passed away Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at PRMC following a sudden illness. Joanne was born June 13, 1956 in Vaughn, NM to the home of Noah and Alice (Montoya) Rael. She started school at Vaughn, her family moved to Clovis in 1962 and she attended Gattis Middle School. Joanne worked as a detention officer at the Curry County Detention Center, she also worked for Border Games in Farwell, Town and Country Stores, Clovis Health Care, and at the Clovis Senior Center. She was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Joanne enjoyed watching Novelas, attending her grand children's concerts, visiting Border Games in Farwell, loved to dance, and was always there for her family. Joanne is preceded in death by her father Noah Rael in 2002, two sisters Mary Marquez, and Helen Raposa and a brother in law Ronald Raposa. She is survived by her husband Evaristo Corral of Clovis, her mother Alice Rael of Clovis, a sister Margaret Rael of Clovis, two daughters Diane Farden and husband David of Clovis, Yvonne Martinez of Albuquerque, a son Albert Martinez of Dallas, TX, three step sons Carlos Corral of Amarillo, Jose Corral of Clovis, and Victor Corral of California. Services will be held at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Vaughn, a rosary will be recited at 10am Monday, March 2, 2015 followed by the funeral Mass. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Vaughn. Pallbearers will include Albert Martinez, Jimmy Marquez, George Baca, Carlos Corral, David Sena, Steven Gonzales, Tamera Serna, and Melissa Marquez. Honorary bearers will be her daughter Diane Farden and grandchildren Gabriella Lopez, Monica Lopez, Angelica Lopez, Xitlali Marrufo, Sergio Marrufo, and Jullisa Martinez. Visitation will be Monday from 9am until the service time at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Arrangements are under the direction of Chavez Funeral Home, 830 N. Fifth Street, Fort Sumner, NM. (575) 355-2311. To place an online tribute or sign the guest book go to www.chavezfuneralhome.com
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