Helen R. Cata, 40, of Ohkay Owingeh was called to be with Our Lord on July 19, 2020. She was born on September 18, 1979. She was preceded in death by her longtime companion Archie Fresquez and their baby girl Faith; maternal grandmother Simonita V. Brown; paternal grandparents Joe D. & Rebecca C. Cata; aunts Priscilla Gurule and Mary Frances Martinez; uncles Johnnie E. Cata and Jose R. Martinez; and cousin Albert R. Cata. Helen is survived by her children Constance and Phillip Fresquez, her parents Peter C. and Rita E. Cata, sisters Amy N. Aquino, Rosina E. Cata (Rocky V. Martinez), Madalyn C. Cata, and Sarah F. Cata; nieces Adele, Abigail, and Amaris Aquino; nephews Dominic Cata and Agapito Martinez; great-nephew Nyjah Aquino; paternal aunts and uncles, Beatrice D. Romero (Raymond), Jenny M. Manzanares (Fermin), Joe E. Brown (Reina) and John A. Brown (Debbie); as well as many other beloved and cherished family members and friends. Helen was a beautiful daughter, sister, and friend who valued her time with every person who came into her life. She was a varing and wonderful mother who adored her children greatly. She was a strong, yet compassionate woman who was alwasy willing to lend a hand, listen, or give advice when needed. Helen had an amazing sense of humor, a contagious laugh, and a sharp sassiness to her that everyone was fond of. She never judged a soul and protected the people she cared for. She was always a person who could light up a room. Helen enjoyed going for drives with her family and taking in the stunning landscape of Northern New Mexico. She liked listening to a variety of music and watching her favorite reality shows. Her daughter, son, nieces, and nephews admired her and respected her immensely. They will forever hold the joyful memories of their mother and aunt close to their hearts. Helen’s passing leaves a huge void in many people’s lives and she will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. Helen was taken to her final resting place at Ohkay Owingeh Cemetery on July 22, 2020 by Pallbearers Rocky V. Martinez, Mark Martinez, Sevie Sandoval, Angelo Sandoval, Jay Abeyta, and Johnny Abeyta. The family would like to offer their heartfelt gratitude to all who were present and to those who were not able to attend services. The family would also like to express their appreciation to their family, friends, and the community for the donations, food, and support which has been shown to them in their time of sorrow. God Bless Everyone.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, all services were privately held.