Obituary: Josefina Lavenant

Josefina Lavenant, 92, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, in Newton.

Josefina was born on Dec. 28, 1924, in El Paso, Texas, to Donacinco and Isabel Flores.

Josefina was married to Eugenio Lavenant. He preceded her in death on April 8, 1981.

She enjoyed cooking, sewing, reading and time with friends. She also especially enjoyed her Mexican music. She was a member of the American G.I. Forum, Altar Society of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church.

A Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Newton. The Mass of the Resurrection will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church.

A visitation is scheduled from 2 to 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 10, at Petersen Funeral Home in Newton. The family will be present to greet friends and family at the visitation. A graveside committal will follow the Mass at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Newton.

She is survived by her children, Josie and Bill Jenn, Eugenio and Geniece Lavenant Jr., Tina Gonzales, and Robert and Lynne Lavenant; eight grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Donacinco and Isabelle Flores; husband, Eugenio Lavenant Sr., Jacinto and sisters Rose Carrillo and Lupe Phillips.

A memorial has been set up for Our Lady of Guadalupe Legacy of Faith Building Fund.

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