Magdalena Morales


(Nov. 20, 2006)

Funeral services for Magdalena Maria Del Carmen Rodriguez Morales, 82, Byron, will be conducted Saturday, Nov. 25 at 10 a.m. at St. Laurence O’Toole Catholic Church in Laramie.

She died Monday, Nov. 20 at Laramie Care Center.

She was born Aug. 16, 1924, in Ricon De Tamayo, Guanajuato, Mexico. She married David Morales, Sr. on May 5, 1954, in Celaya, Guanajuato, Mexico, and they immigrated to the United States that year.

While residing in Powell and Byron, they worked for farm families in the Willwood area. Carmen was a homemaker, raising seven children while also enjoying tending to her flowers, crocheting, knitting and embroidering. She cherished visits from her many grandchildren.

She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Lovell.

Survivors include her husband, David; four daughters, Socorra Morales (Dr. Ken Dammond) of Maryville, Md., and grandson Steve Lopp of Denver, Colo.; Clem Gallegos (Manuel) and grandchildren Marcus, Dean and Angel Marie of Laramie; Lilly Plasencio (Benny) and grandson Christopher of Laramie; Mary Nottage (Joe) and granddaughters Carmen, Heather, and Kendra of Laramie; three sons, Angel Morales (Jonelle) and grandchildren Ethan and Carol of Rochester, Minn.; David Morales, Jr. and granddaughters Kelsey and Kayla of Denver; and Rick Morales (Dr. Terry Berwick) of Denver; and four great-grandchildren. She is also survived by two brothers, Ricardo and Jesus Rodriguez; five sisters, Gregoria Kilo, Maria Martines, Raquel Lopes, Estela Sotelo and Guadalupe Pineda, all of Guanajuato, Mexico.

A prayer vigil will be held Friday, Nov. 24 at 7 p.m. at St. Laurence O’Toole Church. Father Frederico Callauti will officiate at services. Burial will follow in Laramie’s Green Hill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to Laramie Care Center, 503 S. 18th Street, Laramie, WY 82070 or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.

Stryker Funeral Home, Laramie, is handling arrangements.