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Stephen Aguilar, 65, passed away on Friday, May 26, 2017, in Roswell, NM. Viewing will be Monday, June 5, 2017, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home. A rosary will be recited following the viewing at 7 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, June 6, 2017, at 10 a.m., at Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at South Park Cemetery. A tribute of Stephen’s life may be found at andersonbethany.com where you may leave memories and expressions of sympathy for his family.
On May 5, 1952, Stephen was born to Eddie Aguilar and Isabel Salcido Aguirre in Roswell, New Mexico. He had a passion for cars and was a gifted Transmission Auto Mechanic with an ability to fix any issue. Although Stephen was retired for the last few years, he continued to work part-time doing what he loved. To Stephen no one was a stranger, he was a friendly and outgoing person. Stephen especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren; he loved them more than anything else.
Those left to cherish Stephen’s memory are his loving mother, Isabel Salcido; children: Ralph Melendez, Stephanie Salazar, Joshua Salazar, Stephen Aguilar, Cristal Aguilar; grandchildren: Angel Lopez, Santiago Juarez, April Melendez, Emmanuel Melendez, Cheyonne Anaya, Katrina Lopez, Marissa Lujan, Elisha Ortega, Jericho Ortega, Diego Estrada, Brielle Aguilar, Daniel Aguilar, Israel Cavazos, Destiny Cavazos, Isela Cavazos, Elsa Cavazos, Timothy Cavazos; six great-grandchildren; sisters: Eva Aguilar, Stella Dutchover, Dorthy Olivarez, Cindy Gonzales; aunts: Trinity Renteria, Jessie Aguilar, Mary Aguilar, Connie Aguilar, Louisa Aguilar, Margie Aguilar; special nephews: Eddie Aguilar, Anthony Aguilar; numerous nephews and nieces; Godson, John Aguilar; friends: Bob Jenkins, Faustino Ortiz, Frank Gabaldon, Wolfie and John Otero.
Preceding Stephen in death were his father, Eddie (Shorty) Aguilar; grandparents: Ralph Salcido, Catrina Baca Salcido, Eugenio Aguilar, Concha Aguilar; brothers: Eddie Aguilar, Danny Aguilar and Sammy Aguilar.
Those chosen as honorary pallbearers are: Ralph Melendez, Stephen Aguilar Jr, Eddie Aguilar, Anthony Aguilar, Faustino Ortiz, Steve Gonzales, Joseph Olivarez and Wolfie.
Pallbearers will be: Frank Gabaldon, Albert Peyton, John Otero, Manuel Ortiz, Joshua Salazar and Johnny Ortiz.
There will be a gathering after the services at the Unity Center, 108 E. Bland St.,, Roswell, NM. Food donations are welcome, or contact Stephanie Salazar at 575-840-6965.

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