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Belen Terrones

February 10, 2015

Our mother, Belen Terrones, passed away peacefully on February 10, 2015. Mom was born February 28, 1920 in Newton, KS.   Mom and her life partner, our father Alfred, were married on Wednesday, February 4, 1948. Mom was a lifelong member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church and an active member of the Altar Society where she chaired various committees. Mother found joy in cooking for her family and perfected her cinnamon roll recipe.  She was an avid reader of newspapers and especially enjoyed the Reader’s Digest Condensed Novels.  During World War II, Mom supported the war effort and was employed at an aircraft factory in Wichita, KS.  Mom will be remembered for her joy in sewing, especially making Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls and various stuffed animals. For a short period of time, Mom volunteered at the Newton Public Library. Mom’s greatest joy in life was simply spending time with our Dad and her family. Mother was preceded in death by our father, two brothers Carlos, Robert and sisters Edelmira, Petra, Jobita, Felicia, Sally, and Teresa. Survivors include children Sara Terrones, Albert (Ruth) Terrones, Emma (Dwight) Gribble, Alicia (Scott) Tighe, and granddaughter Claire Gribble.  In addition, two brothers Russell Hernandez of Newton, KS, Rudolph Hernandez of St. Augustine, FL. and numerous nieces and nephews. The rosary will be held at 12:30 pm on Saturday February 28, 2015 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church followed by the Funeral Mass at 1:00 pm.  Burial will immediately follow in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in Mother’s name to either Harry Hynes Hospice or Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.  Contributions may be sent to Petersen Family Funeral Home at 215 North Main, Newton, KS  67114.

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37 thoughts on “Belen Terrones

  1. I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with the Terrones family. The obituary on your mother is a lovely tribute to a life well lived.

  2. Dear Alicia and family,
    Our deepest condolences for the loss of your beautiful Mom. May her Angels bring her to your Dad and the rest of your family… and may they rest in peace in God’s Love.
    Always your friends,
    Terry and Tom

  3. What a beautiful woman! She must of brought such joy to all with that smile. Be at peace knowing she is sharing that smile again.

  4. I’m so sorry for your loss.
    I know you all got to spend a lot of time with her toward the end. I hope that helps in the grieving.

  5. I have fond memories of cousins Alfred and Belen. My dad being Alfred’s first cousin, I was fortunate to visit them in Newton as they lived across the street from my grandma Antonia. Rest in peace, Belen. My condolences to cousins Sara, Albert, Alicia, Emma and family.

  6. Alicia,
    I’m so sorry for the loss of your Mom. You got to spend time with her and that was a blessing. May the Lord’s presence comfort you and the entire family at this time.

  7. This is a beautiful description of Belen’s life. It almost makes me want to cry, and I never do that. I will miss her very much,
    but know that she’s with Alfred now. Think how happy your dad is.

  8. Sorry for your loss and may you feel comfort to know she’s with God and in Heaven. I hope you all are doing well. Love you cousins. Patty

  9. Alicia, i am so sorry for your loss. I hope you remember all the good times and have a wonderful celebration of your mom’s life. You and your family will be in my prayers during this sorrow filled time.

  10. Alicia, so sorry to hear about your Mother, but we all know she is resting in peace with her beloved husband.

  11. May it be of comfort to know that special thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. Both your parents were special people and it was a pleasure to learn to know them and your family. Blessings to each of you
    as you celebrate her life.

  12. So blessed to have spent time with your mom….she was a kind and beautiful lady. Sending love to your family during this sad time. She will be missed by so many. -Julie Freund

  13. Sara, Albert, Emma and Alicia,

    You have my deepest sympathies. Your father would have been proud how his children took care of their mother. The memories you hold will bring you joy and sorrow. I will keep you in prayer during this sorrowful time.

  14. Alicia and Family, I am so very sorry for your loss. What a beautiful inspiration your mother was. Am praying for God’s peace be with you all at this difficult time.

  15. I didn’t have the pleasure of knowing Belen Terrones. Knowing her daughter Alicia, I’m sure she was a very loving and caring mother.

  16. Sara,Albert,Emma, Alicia, Scott, Dwight, Clare
    My Aunt Belen was a great woman. I will treasure my memories with her. We have the same birthday. I always got a card. I will miss her but I believe she is in a better place. My deepest sympathies.

  17. I visited my Aunt Belen in the nursing home often. I will miss her a lot and I bet her and Uncle Alfred are up there Mexican Dancing and having a big party. I’ll miss you Tia, Rest in peace.

  18. I am so sorry for your family’s loss. Words won’t heal the pain, but I hope some comfort may be found in the many thoughts and prayers sent your way.

  19. Alicia I am very sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.

  20. Aunt Belen, May you rest in peace. You were a wonderful woman and a great Aunt. You shined inside and out. I will miss your kindness. Say hello to my Daddy.

  21. What a beautiful life well-lived. Alicia and the Terrones family, you are in our prayers and thoughts. Your mom is at peace & healthy and forever will be with you in spirit.

  22. Belen was sweet, kind, strong, loving & always with a smile on her face & a smile in her heart. An amazing women & mother. I am the fortunate one to have known & loved her & to have been part of her family. I will miss her.

  23. Mom,
    I miss you and hope you are finally at peace and with Dad and Grandma Maria. I’m sure she had a room for you.

  24. Alicia, Scott and the Terrones family, may you find comfort and peace in memories of happier times. Your Mom will always be with you in your heart. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  25. Your mother and father were a very special couple. They will always be remembered in every tommorow. Our thoughts and prayers go to all of the family members left behind.

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