Our rock and our beloved mother, daughter, sister, auntie, niece, cousin and friend Janelle “Nelly” Marie Terrazas, 36, of Albuquerque, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 25.
Janelle was born Oct. 14, 1978, in Farmington, N.M., to Albert Terrazas and Viola Velasquez. She attended CNM in Albuquerque and graduated with degrees in liberal arts and integrated studies. She worked at CNM as an academic technical assistant.
Janelle is survived by her four daughters, Janessa Ortega, Angelina Terrazas, JoieMarie Medina and Selena Medina; her longtime partner, Joey Medina; her mother, Viola Velasquez-Estrada and husband David Estrada; her father, Albert Terrazas and wife JoAnn Terrazas; sisters Amarita and Armando Herrera, Lisa and Greg Jewell, Tiffany and Adam Samora and Corina Gallegos; grandmother Nyola Velasquez; nieces and nephews Sharae, Armando, Sammy, Tianna, Antonio, Adrianna, Daniel, Anna and Gabriel; and many loving uncles, aunts, cousins and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alex Ortega; grandparents Albert L. and Elsie Terrazas, Oriola and Jose Garcia and Octaviano Velasquez.
A rosary service was held on Sunday, Aug. 30, at FRENCH-Wyoming in Albuquerque. Mass of Christian burial was celebrated on Monday, Aug. 31, at 10 a.m., at Risen Savior Catholic Community, with inurnment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery.
She carried our family and her friends throughout her life and now our Heavenly Father is carrying her. Please visit our online guestbook for Janelle at www.FrenchFunerals.com.