Clara Ledesma…August 9, 1927 – November 25, 2011

Clara Ledesma
Valley Memorial-Lamar

    Funeral services for Lamar resident Clara Ledesma will be held at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday November 30, 2011 at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel in Lamar, CO. Rev. Ellis Morales will officiate. Burial will follow in the Riverside Cemetery in Lamar, CO..
    Visitation for Mrs. Ledesma will be held from 9:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. on Tuesday November 29, 2011 and from 12:00 noon to Service Time on Wednesday November 30, 2011 at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel in Lamar, CO.
    Clara was born August 9, 1927 at Aspermont, TX.. She departed this life on Friday November 25, 2011 at St. Mary Corwin Hospital in Pueblo, CO. at the age of 84.
    Mrs. Ledesma was preceded in death by her mother Maria Morales of TX.; by her father Pablo, Morales of Jayton, TX.; byher step-mother Margarita Morales of Jayton, TX.; by her first husband Don Cruz Salinas, Sr. of Lamar, CO. on July 26, 1981; by her second husband Martin Ledesma, Sr. of Lamar, CO. on March 30, 1997; by a brother Tony Morales of Junction, TX.; and  by three children Manuel Ledesma of Lamar, CO. on November 18, 1998, Lisa Villalva of Austin, TX., and Eddie Salinas of Littleton, CO. on May 7, 2009. Also preceding her in death was a granddaughter Michelle Ledesma of Lamar, CO. and two great granddaughters Melissa Salas and Grace Gallegos, both of Lamar, CO..
    Clara is survived by four children Connie Ortiz of Lamar, CO., Martin Ledesma, Jr. of Lamar, CO.,Cruz (Diane) Salinas of Lamar, CO., and Oscar (Linda)  Salinas of Lamar, CO.; by 32 grandchildren; and 30 great grandchildren. Also surviving are four brothers Rev. Ellis (Esther) Morales of Denver City, TX., Paul (Tonya) Morales of Brownwood, TX., Eddie (Hope) Morales of Jayton, TX., and Mike (Sonia) Morales of Houston, TX.; and by one sister Margaret Benebides of Jayton, TX. as well as by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other  relatives, and a host of friends.
    Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Clara Ledesma   memorial fund in care of Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel, P.O. Box 950, Lamar, CO. 81052.
    Services for Clara Ledesma are under the direction of Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel in Lamar, CO. providing families with sensitivity, compassion, and respect. For additional information and online condolences please visit our website at

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