Vanessa Arteman, resident at Avamere at Rio Rancho memory care

Vanessa Arteman, a resident at Avamere at Rio Rancho, celebrated her 106th birthday amongst her friends at the 55+ community and her son, Robert.

Vanessa reached this incredible life milestone on February 21. They honored the wonderful occasion with a party in the memory care area at Avamere at Rio Rancho, where Vanessa lives.

Vanessa’s family

Born in 1914, Vanessa has three children, six grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and six great-great grandchildren.

Her husband Roy passed away in 1974. Her two daughters, Margie and Shirley, have also since passed away. Her oldest child, Robert, lives near her in Rio Rancho, New Mexico.

Vanessa believes a close-knit, loving family is one of the most precious gifts we can ever have on this earth.

Vanessa’s life

Vanessa was an avid collector of family photos and newspaper clippings featuring local events, filling many albums. As a youth, Vanessa enjoyed playing guitar and singing with her Kirby Family music group.

Today she enjoys painting and playing games.

Avamere at Rio Rancho

Vanessa moved to Avamere at Rio Rancho memory care in September 2016, prior to Avamere’s management. Her home then became Avamere at Rio Rancho in September 2018, where she still resides today.

Avamere at Rio Rancho is a 55+ community offering independent living, assisted living, and memory care. Schedule your personal tour online and keep up with Avamere at Rio Rancho happenings on Facebook.