Great Grandma Teresa\n\nOur beloved mother, grandmother, and friend returned back to her Heavenly Father on 3/1/2007. She was born on 12/3/1908 in Taos, New Mexico to Alejandro Jose Martinez and Cristina Maria Garcia Martinez.\n\nShe married Adolfo Jose Lavadie on 11/2/1935 in Taos, New Mexico. She had 5 children: Jenny Lavadie Ware, Charles A. Lavadie, Robert R. Lavadie, Tony S. Lavadie and Dolores Lavadie Ailstock.\n\nTeresa had a good long life, not much ever kept her down. She would always bounce back stronger than ever. She cooked on a wood burning stove until she came to live with her son about 13 years ago. She loved to crochet. She taught her sister, Lupe, how.\n\nShe had a strong belief in Heavenly Father. When you met her, she would always kiss your hands and forehead and say “keep God with you.” Also, to keep her in your prayers.\n\nShe loved babies and children. Wherever she went, if a child was in her reach, she would pat them on the head or hug them.\n\nIt was always a treat to go to her house in Taos. Her grandchildren would play in the river that ran in front of the house and the stream that ran to the back of the house. They would ride horses up and down the road that led to her home.\n\nShe was the oldest child in her family, she had ten brothers and sisters. She was fluent in Spanish and English. One of her favorite sayings was that Albuquerque was the biggest city in the United States. She was told this by one of her teachers. She was a true farmer’s wife. She raised sheep, chickens, and horses.\n\nHer legacy will live on in her children. She has 12 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandchild.\n\nShe was preceded in death by her husband, Adolfo Lavadie; and sons, Robert and Charles Lavadie.\n\nFuneral Mass will be held Thursday, 3/8/2007 at 10:00 a.m at the St. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, 3560 W. 3650 So., West Valley City, UT. A viewing will be Wednesday from 6-7 p.m. at Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary, 4760 So. State St., where the rosary will begin at 7 p.m. Interment: Murray City Cemetery.