Hillcrest Funeral Home - West

5054 Doniphan Drive, El Paso, TX


Maria Elena Alderete

May 12, 1940June 16, 2020

Maria Elena Alderete, age 80, of Canutillo, Texas passed away on Tuesday June 16, 2020. Maria was born May 12, 1940 to Albina Alderete and Roberto Moreno.

Maria Elena is survived by daughters; Rachel Ramirez (Lucio) and Kimberly Colbert-Guerra; sister Grace Guerra (Javier), brothers; Jesus Alderete (Celia) and Roberto Alderete (Socorro), Brother in law; Federico Sapien.

Maria Elena was preceded in death by her parents Albina Alderete and Roberto Moreno and sister; Hermelinda Sapien (Titi).

Maria Elena also leaves behind her two grandsons; Adan and Luis Ramirez to cherish her memory as well as many nieces and nephews. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Funeral Mass will be held this Friday June 26, 2020 at St Patrick's Catholic Church in Canutillo at 11:00 AM; 7065 2nd Street, Canutillo, Texas.

Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic we would like to remind all attendees to please wear a face mask and practice social distancing.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.hillcrestfhwest.com for the Alderete family.


  • Rachel Ramirez (Lucio Ramirez), Daughter
  • Kimberly Colbert-Guerra, Daughter
  • Grace Guerra (Javier Guerra), Sister
  • Jesus Alderete (Celia Alderete), Brother
  • Roberto Alderete (Socorro Alderete), Brother
  • Albina Alderete, Mother (deceased)
  • Roberto Moreno, Father (deceased)
  • Adan Ramirez, Grandson
  • Luis Ramirez, Grandson
  • Hermelinda Sapien (Titi) † (Federico Sapien), Sister


  • Funeral Mass

    Friday, June 26, 2020


Maria Elena Alderete

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Olga Lopez

June 28, 2020

Maria, how I remember and loved your laugh. We could all hear it and think fondly that you were with us and that the fun would now began. You brought so much joy to wherever you were. No matter what happened in life you would take it and move on with such grace. you will be missed by all, even the ones who have move on from our home town. Now that town is sadder because you have departed. How I remember how much you and my Dad and Mom laughed when you were together. Those of us who believe, know that we will see you sooner than later. My condolences to the family and my love to you. God is with you always.

Toney Moreno

June 24, 2020

Beautiful smile, loving hugs and a spirit that could light up the entire room!! Maria Elena, I admired many things about you- your endless & wonderful energy, your courage and your ability to live life and not just go through it!!! You were on top of the world a few times in your lifetime , not too many people can say that!
You will be missed! Especially by me. Tus tios Salvador “NENO” and Anita Moreno thought the world of you. 🙏❤️
Cousin, I send prayers for your journey home and candles to light your way.
Love ❤️ you with all my heart, Thank you for holding me up when I needed you the most .
Eternal rest grant unto her O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her

Laura Alderete

June 22, 2020

My Taurus soul mate! How I've missed your wit and men advice! You and Titi hated my ex with a passion and always made me feel good by telling me I was too pretty and good for him lol! You didn't have a smooth ride on this rollercoaster called life but you surely enjoyed the ride. Andrew, Amanda and I love you and will miss you dearly (again)! Sending big, loving hugs to Rachel, Kimberly, Adan, Luis and all Alderete's. Rest in eternal peace and may the perpetual light shine upon you!

Carmela Lopez

June 22, 2020

Mena could light up a room with her personality. May she forever rest in peace. Herman and Carmela.

Carmen Reyes Cortez

June 20, 2020

Cousin you will be missed ❤ I will forever remember your smile and laughter, your amazing dance moves and just your love for the family. RIP Maria Elena.

Patricia Mendoza

June 20, 2020

Mena was a strong smart lady who loved her family deeply. She was a happy person who enjoyed dancing the night away. We love and will miss you Mena, Rest In Peace