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VARELA, Librada 'Libby' With great sadness Libby passed away peacefully March 14, 2011, she went home to be with the Lord. Born July 11, 1928, in Row, N.M., the only child of George and LaLa Archuleta. Libby and her husband Eloy moved from Oro-granda, Calif., to Lancaster in 1968. She worked for Community Hospital as a housekeeper for 27 years until her retirement. Libby first and foremost loved the Lord and was very deeply religious. She also enjoyed playing Bingo and playing cards with her family. She was the proud parent of 9 children. She is survived by her husband of 62 years Eloy Varela, children Gloria (Robert) Cruz, Maryann (Sal) Parea, Jerry (Joyce) Varela, Robert (Cindy) Varela, David (Brenda) Varela, Frank (Leah) Varela, Cathy (Ron) Shurley, 22 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her 1st born son Eloy Varela Jr., and three grandchildren. Viewing will be held from 4 to 8 p.m., with a Rosary at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 22, 2011, at Joshua Memorial Park & Mortuary. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, March 23, 2011, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, burial will follow Mass at Good Shepherd Cemetery.

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