OBITUARY: Jesusita Lara Granado

Jesusita Lara Granado, a beloved homemaker and cherished member of the Fort Davis community, peacefully passed away on December 16, 2023, in Midland, Texas. Jesusita was born on December 26, 1938, in Fort Davis, Texas.

Though her formal education ended after the eighth grade, Jesusita possessed a wealth of life experience and wisdom that she shared with those around her. As a homemaker, she dedicated her days to creating a warm and loving environment for her family. She found joy in the simple pleasures of life, including buying materials to sew beautiful garments and cooking delicious meals that brought comfort to her loved ones.

Jesusita had a heart overflowing with love and was known for her friendly and compassionate nature. She would go above and beyond to help anyone in need, always extending a helping hand without hesitation. Her selfless acts of kindness touched the lives of many in the community.

In her leisure time, Jesusita delighted in spending quality moments with her children and grandchildren. Whether it was through sharing stories, playing games, or simply being present, she treasured these moments and cherished the laughter and love they brought into her life. Additionally, Jesusita had a special bond with her sister and best friend, Amanda, with whom she spent hours talking on the phone, sharing their joys and sorrows.

As a devoted fan, Jesusita never missed an episode of “The Price is Right” and enjoyed the excitement it brought into her daily routine. Her enthusiasm for the show was infectious, and it became a tradition for her to watch it with her loved ones, creating lasting memories and laughter-filled afternoons.

Jesusita Lara Granado will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. Her legacy of kindness, love, and selflessness will continue to live on in the hearts of her family and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents David and Elvira Lara; brothers Jimmy Lara and Frank Lara; and sister Josephina Maldonaldo.

She is survived by her daughter, Corinna Granado; sons Richard Granado Jr., Daniel Granado, Marcos Granado Sr. (wife Christina); sister Amanda Tarango; brothers Carlos Lara and Ruben Lara; grandchildren Marcos Granado Jr., Izabella Granado, Joseph Granado (wife Casie), Brittany Epley (husband Britt), Skylar Granado, Meranda Ornelas (husband Eddy), Rene Granado, Auxiana Gonzales, Natalia Granado, Nathaniel Granado, Nicholas Granado; eight great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

The funeral service to honor and celebrate her life was held on December 22, 2023. Jesusita was laid to rest at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Fort Davis.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations to be made to a charity of your choice in Jesusita’s memory.

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Services have been entrusted to Alpine Memorial Funeral Home in Alpine.