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November 24th, 2020

maria arandaELKHART – Maria Aranda, 84, died Monday, Nov. 16, 2020 at Northwest Texas Hospital in Amarillo, Texas. 

She was born Oct. 22, 1936 to Asunción Martinez and Macedonia Morales in San Pedro, Chihuahua, Mexico. 

She married Trinidad Aranda Dec. 15, 1951 in San Pedro, Mexico. He survives.

She loved horse races, going to dances, doing yard work and cooking. 

She was a member of the St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in Elkhart and had strong faith in God. 

She was known and loved by her family and the entire community as “Mama.”

Survivors also include children: Jesse Aranda and wife, Nena, Elkhart, Fred Aranda and wife, Raina, Ulysses, Trinidad Aranda Jr. and wife, Anna, Turpin, Okla., Domingo Aranda, Rolla, Armida Villa, Amarillo, Texas, Norma Najera and husband, Mario, Satanta, and Raymond Aranda, Elkhart; sister, Martina Aranda, Elkhart; 26 grandchildren; and 49 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; nine brothers; three sisters; daughter-in-law, Chris; infant daughter, Oralia; and infant sons, Manuel and Oscarito.

• A private funeral mass will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020 at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in Elkhart, with Reverend Francis Khoi Nguyen presiding. Funeral mass can be viewed on Garnand Funeral Home’s Facebook page via Facebook Live. 

Burial will follow at the Elkhart Cemetery in Elkhart. 

Memorials are suggested to the Maria Aranda Memorial Fund in care of Garnand Funeral Home, PO Box 854, Elkhart, KS  67950. 

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