Josefina C. Arciniega

August 25, 1926April 22, 2021

Josefina C. Arciniega, age 94, of El Paso, Texas passed away on Thursday, April 22, 2021. Josefina was born August 25, 1926 in El Paso, Texas to Aurora Cordova and Antonio Cordova Sr..

Josefina C. Arciniega, age 94, of El Paso passed away peacefully on April 22, 2021. She was born on August 25, 1926 and was the first born child of the late Aurora and Antonio Cordova. After attending Bowie high school, Josefina started working with The White House department store in 1947. In 1957, she was promoted to Manager of the receiving room where she supervised all incoming inventory and exceled with her knack for math and exceptional memorization skills. She married Mr. Rufus Arciniega in 1960 and they were happily married for 35 years. Josefina was a devout Catholic and faithful to Our Lady of the Sacred Heart. She was an avid gardener and enjoyed traveling with friends and family. Josefina was preceded in death by her husband, Rufus Arciniega, parents Aurora and Antonio Cordova Sr., sister Evangelina Marin (née Cordova), and brothers Manuel and Hector Cordova. She is survived by brothers Antonio Jr., Ruben, Armando, and Arturo Cordova. Josefina leaves behind many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews who cherish her memory and caring spirit.


  • Rufino Arciniega, Husband (deceased)
  • Evangelina Marin, Sister (deceased)
  • Antonio Cordova Jr., Brother
  • Manuel Cordova, Brother (deceased)
  • Ruben Cordova, Brother
  • Hector Cordova, Brother (deceased)
  • Armando Cordova, Brother
  • Arturo Cordova, Brother
  • Antonio Cordova Sr., Father (deceased)
  • Aurora Cordova, Mother (deceased)
  • Josefina also leaves behind many nieces and nephews to cherish her memory.


  • Visitation

    Monday, May 3, 2021

  • Vigil

    Monday, May 3, 2021


  • Funeral Mass

    Tuesday, May 4, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Tuesday, May 4, 2021


Josefina C. Arciniega

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ChaCha DeAnda

April 26, 2021

I met Josie at a prayer meeting at Santo Nino church. When we had meetings at her house, she would cook her delicious chile colorado or spaghetti and meat balls. She would always make "green jello" for my husband. She gave us some of her beloved banana's plants. S h e was so pround of her plants. She was so loveable. We kept in touch by phone calls. I will sure miss those calls Rest in peace beautiful lady. ChaCha