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Adon Briseno Sosa

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Our beloved father, Adon Briseno Sosa, 90, passed away peacefully on August 9, 2018, in Roswell, NM. He was born in Haciendita, TX, to Eusebio Gomez Sosa and Felipa Briseno Sosa. Adon resided in Artesia, NM, and served in the Army Post World War II in 1947. He was married to Elvira (Vera) Wilson Sosa from Carlsbad, NM, in 1951 for thirty-six years and had four children, Juanita A. Mendoza (Antonio), Daniel A. Sosa, Sylvia I. Sosa, and Sandra D. (Edward Chavez) of Albuquerque, NM. Adon and Elvira resided in Artesia, Roswell, and Dexter, NM.

Adon’s career was a building contractor and masonry, both of which he loved and enjoyed immensely. There are many examples of his creative work throughout the city of Roswell and Chaves County. He loved horseback riding, enjoying friends and family, listening to his Spanish music and being outdoors. Adon was very loving and playful to everyone he met. In his later years, he developed a love for creating beautiful crosses with natural rock and would give them away to anyone who visited him.

Preceding Adon in death were his parents; son, David Biscano (Pauline); five brothers: Joe, Marcelino, Jesse, Issac and Samuel Sosa.

Surviving to cherish Adon’s memory are his remaining siblings: Margarita Villalva and Ramona Analla of Arizona, Eusebio Sosa Jr. of Colorado, Phillip Sosa (Dolores) and Hope Torrez of Roswell, Mary Reyes (Johnny) of Artesia; daughters, son, thirteen grandchildren, thirty-six great-grandchildren, and fifteen great-great-grandchildren whom, he loved very much and took great pride in talking about.

Memorial arrangements were under the care of Anderson Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory. Celebrate Adon’s life by visiting www.andersonbethany.com to offer a memory or expression of sympathy for his family.

Adon’s tribute was beautifully written in his honor by his family.