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Jose Estrada


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Jose Estrada passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 3, 2017, in Roswell, NM. Viewing will be Wednesday, June 7, 2017, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursday, June 8, 2017, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., at Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home. A rosary will follow the viewing at 7 p.m. A funeral service will be held at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church on Friday, June 9, 2017, at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at South Park Cemetery. A tribute of Jose’s life may be found at andersonbethany.com where you may leave memories and expressions of sympathy for his family.
On November 28, 1931, Jose was born to Pilar Estrada and Julia Chavirra De Estrada in Gran Morelos, Chihuahua, Mexico. Sixty-five years ago, on September 16, 1952, Jose married the love of his life, Modesta, in Gran Morelos, Chihuahua, Mexico. In 1963, Jose and his wife moved to Roswell, NM, and made it their home. In his early years, Jose loved farming and was a jack of all trades. He was a hard worker and passed that along to his children. Watching horse races, rooster fights and boxing were some of the things he enjoyed doing. Jose was known as the Safe Haven to many family members and friends. With elaborate stories of the past, Jose would make people laugh and brighten up their day. He was the life of the party and will be missed dearly.
Those left to cherish Jose’s memory are his son, Joe Estrada (Stephanie) of Roswell, NM; daughters: Gloria Diodado (Martin) of Pampa, TX, Christina Aguirre (Jesus Martin) of Roswell, NM, Carolina Moreno (Arturo) of Hagerman, NM, Agueda Silva (Noe) of Pampa TX; grandchildren: Danny Guerra (Amy), Aaron Guerra (Norma), Michelle Guerra Ramos (Raul), Tiaese Estrada (Mario), Ernie Estrada (Melanie), Gabriel Estrada (Stacey), Enrique Estrada (Kyristin), Jerry Aguirre (Aida), Jessica Aguirre (Cammie), Cynthia Sandoval (Jason), Angela Estrada (Orlando), Joseph Estrada (Shonnetta), Debbie Martinez Rodriquez (Ismael), Denise Martinez Becerra (Chris), Jaime Silva, Christina Silva, Jesse Silva; 38 great-grandchildren; siblings: Julio Estrada, Guadalupe Estrada; and best friend and protector, “Chuco.”
He was preceded in death by his wife, Modesta Estrada; sons: Enrique Estrada, Ernesto Estrada, Humberto Estrada, Juan Vargas; daughter, Isabel Cristina Estrada; brothers: Isidro Estrada, Reyes Estrada, Pilar Estrada; sisters: Ramona Estrada De Vasquez, Concepcion Estrada.
Honorary pallbearers are: Danny Guerra, Aaron Guerra, Ray Estrada, Ernie Estrada, Gabriel Estrada, Enrique Estrada, Jerry Aguirre, Joseph Estrada, Jaime Silva and Jesse Silva.
Pallbearers are: Cynthia Sandoval, Angela Estrada, Denise Martinez, Debbie Martinez, Jessica Aguirre, Michelle Guerra Ramos, Tiaese Estrada and Christina Silva.
The family would like to extend a Special Thank You to his nieces and nephew, Martin, Mireya Vasquez, Cheli Vasquez and Jr. Serrano.
This tribute was written in honor of Jose by his family.