Wilma Faye Cunico, age 87, of Las Vegas, New Mexico, passed away Sunday, September 19, 2021. She was born August 28, 1934, in Trinidad, Colorado to Ed and Sue Wooten. Wilma is preceded in death by her parents, her husband of over 60 years, Dr. William H. Cunico: son, Ronald Cunico; brothers-in-law: Pete Johnson, Charles Hoy, and Dale Blann. Wilma is survived by her son, Dr. William E. Cunico (Kathy) of Raton, NM; daughter, Sandra Cunico Townsend (Terry) of Clovis, NM; son, Anthony Scott Cunico (Gale) of Las Vegas, NM, eight grandchildren: Chrissy (Scott) Hatzenbeler; Lisa (Shawn) Porter; Casey Townsend; Melissa (Laurence) Romero, Ronald (Lanie) Cunico; Cheyanne Cunico; Krysta Cunico; Lexie Cunico and ten great grandchildren: Dillon, Sydney, Tristan, Taylor, Chloe, Cash, Mariah, Brooke, Payton, and Mason. She is also survived by her brothers and sisters: Roy (Patricia) Wooten of Westminister, CO; Keith (Jinnie) Wooten of Stevensville, MI; Don (Patty) Wooten of Battle Creek, MI; Joline Johnson of Raleigh, NC; Janet Hoy of Maxwell, NM; Glenna Blann of Raleigh, NC; and her many beloved nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Wilma worked alongside her husband, helping him get through Chiropractic school, and was a loving wife and mother. She enjoyed card playing, square dancing, water skiing, snow skiing, archery, golf, adding to her Swarovski crystal collection, reading, and watching her soap operas. She was also a long-time member of the local P.E.O. chapter and local coffee club with whom she would meet friends each week at Spic and Span after many years of taking turns hosting the coffee club at each member’s home. Wilma started each day reading her Bible devotionals and the Albuquerque Journal and LV Optic newspapers. She especially enjoyed traveling the USA and many countries throughout the world. Wilma always enjoyed cooking for family and friends and her meals were delicious (until she closed her kitchen)! She was faithful about sending all family and friends a birthday card every year. Her bedtime routine always included a prayer for her family and those she added daily as she felt the need. She will be remembered as a kind, generous, loving, beautiful, humble woman.