Iracia “Erica” ​​T. Jiron – Valencia County Newsletter


Iracia “Erica” ​​T. Jiron


Iracia “Erica” ​​T. Jiron

Iracia “Erica” ​​T. Jiron, an Albuquerque resident, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 7, 2022.

She was born on August 26, 1941 to Alfredo Tafoya and Adela Gauna, in Los Lunas. She was the youngest of eight children.

She was predeceased by her parents and siblings Alfredo, Abel, Mary and Angelina. She was also predeceased by her husband of 50 years, Richard P. Jiron, in October 2020.

She is survived by her sisters, Rosela Archuleta and Liz Maestas; and his brother, Ray Tafoya. She is also survived by three stepchildren and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Erica attended Los Lunas High School and enjoyed being a homemaker and traveling with her husband. She was an avid cook and always a gracious hostess. Most family celebrations were held at her house.

Erica and her husband had been members of Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Community in Albuquerque since the early 1980s. She became involved with Catholic Daughters and gave of her time and ability to various parish activities. She developed close friendships in the parish, as well as from her previous life in Los Lunas.

Erica has lived her last 20 years with Parkinson’s disease and although it has slowed her down, she has been able to continue to lead a very active life with her family and with many of her friends at local senior centers, thanks to his daughter-in-law, Loretta, son-in-law, Richard, and his wife, Irene.

A funeral service will be held at Mount Calvary Cemetery at a later date, where she will be placed to rest next to her husband.

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