Sylvia Lantz


Sylvia Lantz

It is with great sadness that the family of Sylvia Lantz announce her peaceful passing on Feb. 5, 2023, at the age of 87 years.

Sylvia was a 50-year resident of Bosque Farms. At the time of her passing, she resided with her daughter and son-in-law in Kingwood, Texas.

She is survived by her daughters, Deborah (Clemente) Artiaga, of Bosque Farms, and Dixie (Michael) Thompson, of Houston, Texas; grandchildren, David (Heather) Patterson, Kirt (Brandi) Patterson, Clemente Artiaga III, Terecina (Chris) Marquez, Summer (Troy) Biesel and Dakota Thompson; several great and great-great grandchildren; brother, Jerry (Nolene) Villareal; and several nieces and nephews.

Sylvia was preceded in death by her loving husband, Robert “Bob” Lantz; son, Darr Lantz; daughters, Doreen Lantz and Darla Lantz-Casados; parents, Amarante and Terecina Villareal; in-laws, Virgil and Edna Lantz; infant brother, Roy Villareal; brothers- and sisters-in-law, Delfido (Tex) and Tillie Villareal, Frank and Delmiria Villareal, Juan and Katie Villareal, Patricio and Gavina Villareal; and sisters, Gaby Salazar, Marie Aiken and Nora Jaramillo.

In her 87 years, Sylvia was quite an accomplished woman. She was a wife, mother, grandmother, great and great-great grandmother. She would do anything for her family and, in fact, did. She was a caregiver to many when illnesses arose; she was by their side for as long as needed, sometimes months even years.

In the mid 1970s into the early 1980s, Sylvia was a member of the Women’s Professional Bowlers Association, participating in several U.S. Opens and tournaments across the United States, paving a path for future professional female athletes.

When Sylvia turned 40, she devoted her life entirely to the Lord. For many years, she taught Sunday School, Royal Rangers, was active in Bus Ministry, Prison Ministry and hosted Intercessory Prayer in her home for 12 years. She was a true Prayer Warrior, never tiring of spreading God’s glorious word.

Services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 25, at Christian Family Church of God, 318 S. Sixth St., Belen. Pastor Richard Garcia officiating.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Christian Family Church of God, 318 S. Sixth St., Belen, N.M., 87002.

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