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A rosary for Jerry Marquez will be recited at 9:00 AM, Friday, January 5, 2018 with a Funeral Mass following at 10:00 AM at St. John’s Catholic Church. Burial will take place at General Douglas L. McBride Veterans Cemetery with Military Honors Rendered by the Roswell Veterans Honor Guard. The Family will be accepting visitation from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Thursday, January 4, 2018 at Ballard Funeral Home.
Jerry passed away Thursday, December 28, 2017 at the age of 66 in Roswell, NM. Jerry was born August 16, 1951 in Hanford, California to Florencio and Carmen Marquez. Jerry lived most of his life in Roswell. Jerry Joined the Marine Corps in 1971 and served till 1975 he was also a welder for TMC. Jerry was an environmentalist that often walked around town picking up trash and cans. He was also an active member of The Keep Roswell Beautiful Project.
Jerry had the kindest and sweetest heart around. He didn’t know a stranger. Therefore, he made many lifelong friends. His neighbors the Parkers were always there to lend him a helping hand. He loved God with all his heart and was always so very thankful to God for all his blessings. Being the religious man, he was he would pray with you any time you wanted. Jerry always greeted people with a big welcoming smile often talking to people about his favorite Polident toothpaste. WAG or GAW standing for Walgreens, Albertsons and Gibsons or Gibsons, Albertsons and Walgreens. He could go on for hours about how bright your smile would be if you just used the right Polident toothpaste. Jerry loved spending time with family and enjoyed going for walks, playing Solitary, Domino’s, Chess and word Searches.
Those left to cherish his memory are his sister Agneda M. Espinoza of Roswell; brothers Liborio Marquez and wife Patricia Marquez of Roswell, Thomas Marquez of El Paso, TX, Haroldo Marquez of Roswell, Jose and wife Olga Marquez of Las Cruces, NM, Ernesto Marquez of El Paso, TX, and Amado and wife Viola Marquez of Roswell. Jerry had numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. And also, his buddy Anthony Hernandez and his loving Tobosa Family. Jerry was with Tobosa since 1979 close to the beginning of their organization. He loved going there even when they were closed he wanted to go by just to make sure.
Jerry is preceded in death by both parent’s father Florencio Marquez, June 15, 1967 and mother Carmen Marquez December 15, 1989. Also preceding him in death are brothers Amadio Marquez, Alberto Marquez, Raymond Marquez and Raynaldo Marquez; nieces Leticia Marquez and Vanessa Espinoza; nephew Daniel Marquez; brother in-law Daniel Espinoza and two sister in-laws Kieu Marquez and Martha Marquez.
Pallbearers will be Jerry Marquez, Philip Marquez, Christopher Marquez, Matthew Marquez, Cameron Marquez, and Noah Marquez.
Honorary Pallbearers will be his brothers Liborio Marquez, Thomas Marquez, Haroldo Marquez, Ernesto Marquez, Amado Marquez, and Mariano Espinoza is a nephew.

John 14: 1-4

“Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going.”

Arrangements have been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory. An online registry can be accessed at www.ballardfuneralhome.com.