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OBITUARY: Tillie Duran

Tillie Duran d. May 22, 2023

Tillie Duran, 94, passed away May 22, 2023 surrounded by her loving family.


She was preceded in death by her parents Hipolito and Margarita Herrera; her husband Telesfor (Tito) Duran; daughter Mary Ida Maestas and infant son Eddie Duran; brothers Paz, Rudy and Adelmo Herrera; sister Angie Arellano and granddaughter Tanya Folkmire.


Tillie is survived by her children Sixto Duran (Sylvia), Dorothy Williams (Jeff), Jesse Duran (Loretta), Yolanda Montoya (Chris), Tito Duran (Cruz); 17 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, 10 great-great grandchildren; sister Pauline Mascarenas, as well as several nieces and nephews.


Tillie was very dedicated to her family. She was a loving wife, caring mother and grandmother who loved cooking big meals for all of them. She generously provided gifts to her grandchildren for special occasions. Tillie always made her visitors feel welcome and never let them leave without sharing a meal with them first. She was very faithful to her Catholic Religion and set the example for her family.


She will be greatly missed, but her family knows she is in the presence of her Holy Father in heaven.
Rosary was recited on Monday, May 29, 2023 at 6:00pm at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Questa. Mass of Christian Burial was held on Tuesday, May 30, 2023 at 10:00am at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, burial followed at the Lama Cemetery.


The family of Tillie Duran has entrusted the care of their loved one to DeVargas Funeral Home of Taos.

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