ernestina cook rsErnestina Placencio Cook, 72, a resident of Deming, NM formerly of Gila, NM entered eternal rest Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at Mt. View Regional Medical Center in Las Cruces, NM.

She was born February 21, 1946 in Gila to Eduardo and Mariana Ogas Placencio.

Our Mother Ernestina Cook enjoyed simple pleasures in life. Relaxing and watching Bonanza, Gunsmoke and Judge Judy while enjoying her chicken noodle soup and her veggies is how we will remember her most. She enjoyed visiting and telling stories, which with her ability to mimic people would make all of us laugh. She loved us all unconditionally and never faltered in her capacity as our mother, grandmother, aunt and wife. She will be missed but the memory of our mother will live on in each of us and bring a smile to our faces as we honor her memory. We love and miss you "little mother".

She is survived by three sons, James Polanco and wife Sandi of Lovelock, NV; Anthony Polanco of Deming; Brian Polanco of Hurley; four grandchildren, James Michael, Isaiah Edward, Allysa Renae, and Isabella "Bella" Marie; the father of her children, Prajedas "Sonny" Polanco; three brothers, Merejildo "Mere" Placencio and wife Lupe of Silver City; Eduardo "Loyta" Placencio and wife Cesaria of Silver City; Francisco "Franky" Placencio and wife Consuelo "Connie" of Tucson, AZ; one sister, Manuela "Nellie" Peru and husband Eulalio of Silver City; also numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her loving husband, Joe Cook ('08), two brothers, Carlos and Santiago "Jimmy" Placencio, one sister, Josepha "Josie" Placencio.

Rosary will be Thursday, June 14 at 2:30 p.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Deacon Bill Holguin reciting. Memorial mass will follow at 3 p.m. with Father Oliver Obele officiating. Cremation will take place at Terrazas Crematory.

Arrangements are with Terrazas Funeral Chapels and Crematory "Trusted care for the ones you love" ~ 575-537-0777.

To send condolences, visit www.terrazasfuneralchapel.com.

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