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Carmelita Mares

June 22, 1953 — August 2, 2023

Carmelita Mares, 70, of Albuquerque, New Mexico went to heaven on Wednesday, August 2, 2023 after fighting a three year battle with cancer.

She was born on Monday, June 22, 1953 in Albuquerque, New Mexico and attended school in Alamogordo, New Mexico. Carmelita graduated from The New Mexico School for the Blind and Visually Impaired and received her High School Diploma.

Carmelita was a natural care taker who loved animals. Throughout her life she enjoyed looking after her cats, dogs and birds. She had a heart for animals who were sick and she would go the extra mile to look after God's creatures. She loved to travel to different places and enjoyed attending concerts of some of her favorite artists (especially Gary Lewis). In an effort to help save the original Siamese Thai breed, Carmelita partnered with breeders and brought joy to the hearts of various families with kittens. She shared a special connection to the original Siamese breed and wanted others to know the special love they gave.

For her career, Carmelita worked at Digital Equipment Company as an Electronics Assembler. She received an award for her dedication to excellence in her work performace. Other accomplishments included various awards from TICA for her Siamese cats that she took to cat shows.

Carmelita was the daughter of Andrea Mares and Stanley Mares. She is in heaven with her brother Stanley Mares and 13 siblings.

She was survived by her daughters, Amy Garcia and Melissa Gilpin; as well as her four grandchildren; Noah Garcia, Nathan Garcia, Nevaeh Garcia, and Charlotte Gilpin.

A Memorial Service will be held at 8:45 a.m., on Friday, August 11, 2023 at FRENCH- Westside. Interment will follow at 10:30 a.m. at Mount Calvary Cemetery, 1900 Edith Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM.

The family suggest that memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the charity of one's choice.

To send flowers to the family in memory of Carmelita Mares, please visit our flower store.

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