Monday, September 25, 2023

Elisabeth Ann Bernal, 75


Elisabeth Ann Bernal, age 75, a resident of Punta de Agua, NM passed away, to be with our Lord, on July 5, 2023.

Betty graduated from Belen High School in 1966 and after, she worked for the Horizon Corporation in Rio Communities as a secretary. Later she gained employment with the New Mexico Department of Labor as a secretary and a language interpreter.

Retiring with 25 years of service. Betty completed a two-week course driving a semi-truck at a Truck Driving School in Fresno, California, her classmates named her CB handle “The Little One.”

Betty exuded inner and outer beauty; she was absolutely beautiful. Betty was kind, resilient, generous, and without hesitation was always giving to strangers. She treated everyone with dignity and respect and never judged anyone; she was a woman of integrity.

Betty was a wonderful daughter and she loved and cared for both her parents and brother. She was always there for her family.

Betty was compassionate about her pets, she loved them dearly and devoted her time to them. She loved music and sang her father’s songs that he composed, and she liked to dance. She enjoyed shopping, and in her earlier years, one of her hobbies was painting still life, especially floral arrangements. She also did modeling of her hair and clothing. Betty had many friends that loved her. Our family will deeply miss Betty, she will be “Forever in our hearts.”

Betty was preceded in passing by her parents, Frank and Terecita Bernal; sister, Erma Patterson; brother’s, Guillermo “Willie” and Eddie; brother-in law, Charlie Patterson; niece, Carol Gutierrez; and great nephew Kevin Revak.

Betty is survived by her sister, Eloisa; brother-in-law, Victor Pineda; nephews, Steve Pineda, nephew Victor Pineda Jr. and his wife, Lisa Pineda; great niece, Faith Pineda, and her children Caleb Travirca, Alexandria Victoria Travirca; great nephew, Samuel Pineda and his wife Jessica Pineda; their children, Khrysgiana and Jeremiah; great nephew, Michael Pineda, and his sons, Dylan and Wyatt; niece, Theresa Gonzales, and husband Michael Gonzales; great nephew. Michael Gonzales Jr. and his wife Alena; their children Nolia and Zeke; great nephew Steven Gonzales; niece, Norma Pineda; great nephew, Nick Romero, and his wife Francesca; their children, Lincoln and Saleen; great nephew Noah Plog, niece Corine Revak, Floyd Jaramillo, children, Robert Jaramillo. nephew, Ronald Gutierrez; great niece, Marie Gutierrez-Diaz, and her children Anna Christina Gutierrez, Alejandro and Angelica Diaz, great niece, Jennifer Azbill, and her husband Adrian, and their children Jessie and Cean. And lastly, her niece Shirley Patterson.

Services for Betty were held at Noblin Funeral Service Belen Chapel, on July 20, 2023, at 10:30 a.m., beginning with a Visitation. A Memorial Service will follow at 11 a.m.

Following the services, a reception wias held at the Dr. Saul Community Center, 109 N Roosevelt Ave., Mountainair. Arrangements were being handled by the caring professionals at the Noblin Funeral Service Belen Chapel, 418 W. Reinken Ave., 505-864-4448, where an online guest register is available at