Mary A. Roebuck


Mary A. Roebuck

Mary A. Roebuck, age 89, a resident of Las Nutrias, passed away on May 4, 2023, surrounded by her children and grandchildren.

A visitation will take place at Romero Funeral Home at 5 p.m., Thursday, May 11, followed by a Rosary at 6 p.m.

A final visitation will take place at 10 a.m., Friday, May 12, at La Iglesia de San Isidro in Las Nutrias, with a Funeral Mass to be celebrated at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Las Nutrias Catholic Cemetery.

There will be a reception after services at the senior center in Las Nutrias. As a travel reminder, the railroad crossing on N.M. 109 is closed; please use an alternative route.

She is survived by her children, Charles Birner Jr., Charlein Megherby and Angela Wilkinson.

Mary is preceded in death by her husband, Vincent Roebuck; parents, Miguel and Rebecca Ulibarri Baca; and son, Nestor L. Birner.

She was born in Las Nutrias on May 25, 1933. Mary grew up in a large and loving family of seven boys and five girls, Johnny, Fin, Eddie, Efrain, Lena Cordova, Esmael, Willie, Mary, Reyes Jaramillo, Angie Lovato, Elsie Smith and Michael.

She was a cheerleader and student body president of La Joya High School and graduated with honors. Mary then received a degree from Sacred Heart University and began her career as an executive administrator and spent most of her career working for the federal government.

She raised four children while working and living in Belen and Albuquerque. Eventually, Mary remarried and moved to St. Croix in the USVI, where she visited the Caribbean Islands and developed a taste for travel. She then moved to Florida and then back home to Las Nutrias. She visited Antarctica, China, Europe, Iceland, India, Ireland and Yemen to name a few of her travels.

Mary enjoyed spending time with her daughters in Connecticut and Florida, and visiting her sister in Puerto Vallarta several times a year. In her later years, she was blessed to have Viviana Almeida as her friend, caregiver and companion.

Mary enjoyed deep sea fishing, flowers, gardening, decorating and playing cards with her sisters and girlfriends, and her family of course. Mary was a wonderful daughter, sister, wife, mother, aunt and friend. The history and relationships of a lifetime were why she chose to make Las Nutrias her home. She will be missed.

Please sign Mary’s online tribute at Romero Funeral Home, 609 N. Main St., Belen.

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