Graveside services for Raquel "Rachel" Blea, 92, of Albuquerque, New Mexico will be held on Wednesday-February 27, 2008-11:00 AM at the Grants Memorial Park. Pastor Steve Ulibarri will officiate.\n\nVisitation will be held on Wednesday-February 27, 2008-9:00 AM-10:45 AM at Compassion Mortuary.\n\nMrs. Blea was born on January 8, 1915 in San Rafeal, New Mexico and passed away on February 23, 2008 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She graduated from Grants High School was active in Sports, won awards in Home Economics. She and her husband owned many business, she even drove a gas truck when they owned a gas station. Radiator Shop, Motel, and a Taxi Cab Business and drove the Taxi. Raised 8 children while working with her husband. Her nick name was Mrs. Blue. She was very active in the Community. \n\nShe is survived by her children: Julian H. Blea of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Arthur Blea and wife Lena of Grants, New Mexico, Virginia Uguarte and husband Rudy of San Antonio, Texas, Nancy Chavez and husband Edward of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Priscilla Serrano and husband Gilbert of Espanola, New Mexico, Mela Borrego and husband Alfonso of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Christine Fragua and husband Clifford of Antonito, Colorado, and Norman DaSalla and husband Jerry of Albuquerque, New Mexico; 27 Grandchildren, 43 Great Grandchildren and 3 Great Great Grandchildren.\n\nShe is preceded in death by her husband: Julian L. Blea; Parents: Pablo Gallegos and Maria Arellanes Gallegos; Brothers: Merced Gallegos, Rafael Gallegos and Arenello Gallegos; Sisters: Lola Chavez, Rita Chavez and Elvidia Chavez.\n\nPallbearers will be: Ronnie Borrego, Antonio Chavez, Orlando Chavez, Samuel Blea, Sampson Blea and Jonathan Blea.\n\nHonorary Pallbearers will be: Joseph Chavez and Charles Burrola.