Carolina T. Griego – November 14, 2013

Griego Obit PicCarolina T. Griego, 84, of Amarillo, died Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013.
Rosary will be said at 5 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel, 2800 Paramount Blvd. Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m., Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, in Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Monsignor Rex Nicholl as celebrant. Burial will be in Llano Cemetery East. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Mrs. Griego was born June 22, 1929, in Pastura, N.M., to Antonio and Elosia Tapia. She worked for Amarillo Independent School District as a headstart instructor until 1982.
Mrs. Griego was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. She was a mother, sister, grandmother and great-grandmother and will be missed greatly.
She married David M. Griego, Sr. on April 14, 1945, in Santa Rosa, N.M.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two children, Victoria Griego and Tony J. Griego; two grandsons, David “JoJo” Griego, III and Rigo Mendoza; and four brothers.
Survivors include four sons, James Griego, David Griego and wife Lola, Larry Griego and wife Chris and Andrew Griego; five daughters, Gloria Mendoza and husband Willie, Kathy Griego, Josie Griego-Smith and husband Ben, Maxine Preciado and husband Pat, Carol Vasquez and husband David; a daughter-in-law, Toni Griego; two brothers, Vicente Tapia and wife Cornelia of Tucumcari, N.M., and Onesimo Tapia of Albuquerque, N.M.; a sister, Trini Sisneros and husband Orlin of Clovis, N.M.; 17 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and her very special best friends, Faye McMillen and Gloria Perez.
The family would like to say a special thank you to the staff of Interim Home Care and Hospice.
The family will be at 1304 E. Fifth Ave.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, Building Fund, 1210 S.E. 11th Ave., Amarillo, TX 79102.

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