OBITUARY: Jessie Cleofitas Borrego March 28, 1938–Nov. 16, 2013

JESSE CLEOFITAS BORREGO March 28, 1938–Nov. 16, 2013

Jessie Cleofitas Borrego, called “La Curlita” by many long time friends and family, went home to be with the angels on Saturday, November 16, 2013. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Jimmy Curle and one newborn son. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend who was strong in faith and in her convictions. Jessie led a meaningful and vibrant life, despite her illness and limitations, she had a smile and a kind word for all who were blessed to have known or met her. She will be tremendously missed. 

Jessie was born on March 28, 1938 to James and Margarita (DeVargas) Curle in Santa Fe, N.M. she attended school at the Loretto Academy in Santa Fe, was a long time member of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church and felt blessed to be a member of the Holy Family in White Rock. 

She married Tony Borrego on November 21, 1959, who survives her in their family home in White Rock. Together they raised four sons, Louie (Josette) Borrego of Española, N.M., Jim and Danny Borrego both of White Rock, and John Borrego of Littleton, Colorado. She also had a cousin whom she considered to be her daughter, Mona Garcia of Edgewood, N.M.; her two grandsons were her pride and joy, Isaac Borrego of Tuscon, AZ, and Jared Borrego of Los Alamos.

She is also survived by one brother, David Curle of Murrieta, C.A., two nieces and one nephew, and many cousins and countless friends. Jessie had a great love for animals of all kinds and considered all to be a part of her family and ensured they all were well fed and cared for. She was a advid supporter of many causes with the Humane Society being high on the list.  Jessie attended the Los Alamos Day Out Program for more than 20 years and also a member of the Quilters Club at Day Out. She had a great love for these programs and met and kept close to many of the participants, stating that the programs and her friends there were her “lifeline.”

She loved her garden, especially her flowers and always looked forward to the springtime when she could sow and nurture her plants to become a part of her lovely yard. Spending time with her family, brought her the most happiness, she never asked for much, just be “be kind and respectful of one another” was her greatest wish.

A rosary will be recited on Sunday, November 24, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at the St. Joseph’s Church in White Rock. Memorial mass will be celebrated on Monday, November 25, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Los Alamos.

A In lieu of flowers, Jessie requested donations be made to the Los Alamos Retired Senior organization and Care of Day out and Quilters organization whom she loved dearly at 1101 Bathtub Row Los Alamos, N.M 87544. The family of Jessie C. Borrego has entrusted their loved one to the DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Española Valley. 505.747.7477,

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