Angelina Anaya, 73, peacefully passed away in her home Aug. 28. She was born Sept. 17, 1941, to the late Francisco and Rumalda (Otero) Orona in Red Hill. Angelina married Andres Anaya Jr. on April 18, 1959, in Quemado. She was a devout Catholic and will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Angelina is survived by her husband, Andres Anaya Jr.; sons, Pete Anaya and Andres Anaya III; daughters, Frances Anaya, Thelma Davis, Brenda Kinsey and Rita Wing, and 20 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. No services are scheduled at this time per the family. Arrangements were entrusted to Harris-Hanlon Mortuary.
Leota started working for The Independent in 2006, working her way up through the ranks. An employee buyout in 2010 led to her ownership of the newspaper. Leota has served on the board of the N.M. Press Association, and is currently its First Vice President. She is passionate about health and wellness, especially mental health, and loves making art. She can be reached at [email protected]