Jennie (Nanny) Barela, our beloved mother, grandmother, sister and friend returned home to heaven with her baby girl Maria on Friday, February 7th surrounded by love and family. She was the sixth of seven children born to Mavel Joe Barela and Minnie Martinez. Jennie loved to spend time with her babies, coloring, watching movies, painting fingernails, and talking about good times. Nanny would always open her heart and home to anyone in need of love or just a place to rest.
Jennie was a special, one of a kind, woman who will be missed dearly and forever in our hearts. She is preceded in death by her daughter Maria Huerta, her mother Minnie, father Manuel Barela, and four siblings Herman (Rachel) Barela, Orlando (Ladean) Barela, Arthur (Judy) Barela, and her baby sister Janet (Danny) Archuleta.
She is survived by her son Michael (Destry) Dommer, her daughter Josephine (Daniel) Diaz, her grandchildren Brittany, Brandee and Breanna Dummer. Anthony, Daniel, and Allisa Diaz. And also eleven great grandchildren.
A rosary service will be held at St. Mary’s Church.