February 8, 1951 – April 1, 2019
Genoveva Mercado, age 68, of Henderson, Nevada passed away on Monday April 1, 2019. Genoveva was born February 8, 1951 in Valparaiso, Zacatecas, Mexico to her parents Javier Mercado and Josefa Cabral. As a child her family migrated from Mexico, originally to El Paso, Texas and then to San Francisco, California.
Genoveva, completed a vocation school in California to obtain her certification as an EKG Technician. While working as an EKG Technician in San Mateo County General Hospital, she met the love of her life, Jerry Neves, whom was working as a medical assistant in the same hospital in 1989. The two would share a life and adventure that would span over many years. But on May 2, 1995, the couple would officially blend their lives and families at a small wedding chapel in Reno, Nevada. In 2009, the couple would then relocate to Southern Nevada, and would eventually retire.
Genoveva was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother; whom was devoted to her family; they were the center of her life. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, family and friends whenever she had the opportunity. In retirement, she loved to travel around the country - seeing the sites, and taking advantage of the opportunity to travel and visit with her family.
Genoveva was a very active and outgoing person. She loved to shop, and dine out in different restaurants. When she was not religiously watching her "Novella's", Genoveva liked to play "Black Jack", and "Three Card Poker" in her favorite casinos.
Genoveva was a special person with a heart of gold. She was always looking out for others, and lived life to the fullest; she will truly be missed.
Genoveva was preceded in death by her parents, Javier and Josefa; and five siblings: Ruben, Emma, Malaquias, Ester, and Hector. She is survived by her husband, Jerry; five children: Martha and her husband, Herbert; Carlos, Miroslava, Omar, and Alexandro; seven grandchildren: Myleya, Donovan, Jazell, Venessa, Rudolfo Jr., Ariana, Armando, and one of the way, Ezra; three brothers: Maurilio, Jose, and Alejo; one sister, Hortencia; and numerous extended family and friends.
A visitation for Genoveva will be held Sunday, April 14, 2019 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM. A funeral service will occur Monday, April 15, 2019 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM, both at Palm Boulder Highway Mortuary, 800 South Boulder Highway, Henderson, NV 89015. Genoveva will be laid to rest at Palm Henderson Cemetery.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.palmmortuary.com for the Mercado family.
- Visitation Sunday, April 14, 2019
- Funeral Service Monday, April 15, 2019
- Graveside Service Monday, April 15, 2019