A TRIBUTE TO OUR MOTHER, MAY N. CORDOVA
Mom was born in Monero, NM to Georgia and Elifar Jaramillo, later moving to Durango, CO.
As the eldest child, Mom helped raise her siblings and was working as a waitress when she met the love of her life, Jay (Dad) Cordova. They met when they were 17 years old, and it was love at first sight. They married on December 7, 1951, and finally settled in Ogden, UT sharing a timeless love through life, and now eternity.
Mom was a devoted, loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Although money was tight, Mom, making everything from scratch, made her family feel like they had everything needed. There was nothing she could not accomplish.
She worked as a seamstress for many years and often worked two or three jobs. She later received her GED from Weber State, enabling her to work at the Hercules Aerospace Division, Freeport Center, Utah.
Mom and Dad loved going to dances and enjoyed their many friends. After Dad passed, Mom always longed to be reunited with the love of her life and is now dancing with Dad.
Survived by Tim Cordova , Randy (Sandra) Cordova, Debbie (Leo) Garcia, Joleen (David) Clifford, and Rory C. Cordova Sr. Also survived by Frank Nickerson, brother-in-law; Kathy Jaramillo, sister-in-law; Dorothy Jaramillo, Ann Jaramillo and Martha Stucci, half-sister; Virginia Armenta, half-sister; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by Jay Cordova, Jim Jaramillo, Elsie Nickerson, Susie and Gilbert Montoya, Max Jaramillo, Elifar Jaramillo, Georgia Jaramillo Samora, Nancy Samora, Amber K. Lopez, granddaughter; and Jay Jr Johnson, grandson.
May’s family would like to express their great appreciation to her primary physician, Dr. David Schmidt, and also the Brio Healthcare and Hospice, who gave May and her family so much love and support. Special appreciation goes to her nurse, Kathy Schmidt, her CNA Kellie, and Chaplain Trish; also Father Joseph from St. Joseph’s for blessing May in her time of need.
May loved flowers and they are welcome; however, in lieu of flowers donations may also be given to Alzheimer’s Association details at www.alz.org, so that others may be spared from the cruelty of this horrible disease.
Services will be held at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden, Utah, on Saturday, December 9, 2017, at 2:00pm, friends and family may visit from 1:00 – 1:45pm. A viewing will be held on Friday, December 8, 2017, from 6:00 – 8:00 pm with a Rosary starting at 7:00 pm.
Arrangements under the direction of Leavitt’s Mortuary.
Inurnment at Leavitt’s Aultorest Memorial Park.
Date: Saturday, December 9, 2017
Time: 2:00 pm -
Address:836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403
Services will be held at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden, Utah, on Saturday, December 9, 2017, at 2:00pm, with a viewing from 1:00 – 1:45pm. A viewing will also be held on Friday, December 8, 2017, from 6:00 – 8:00pm with a Rosary starting at 7:00pm