Joe “RASCO” B. Aguilar, 89, from Capitan, NM, coming out of Chute #2, riding Twiste, passed away on Friday, December 28, 2018, from natural causes, at Mission Arch in Roswell, NM. Please take a moment and share a fond memory or kind expression of sympathy for Joe’s family at www.andersonbethany.com.
Services: Family and friends will gather for a Rosary and Celebration of Joe’s purpose driven life at Anderson Bethany Funeral Home on Friday, January 4, 2019, beginning at 1:30 PM.
On September 18, 1929, Joe was born to Cruz and Martina Aguilar in Capitan, Lincoln County, New Mexico. Prior to retirement, he worked at New Mexico Military Institute as a groundskeeper. Joe was a longtime member of Assumption Church, where he served as an usher. He loved going to the Joy Center to play pool. Joe liked playing his guitar and singing to his family and friends. He enjoyed going to the casinos and deer hunting.
Joe was deeply loved and will be profoundly missed, not only by his family and friends but by all those fortunate enough to have known him.
Survivors: Those left to treasure and cherish memories of Joe are his children: Vernon Aguilar of Roswell, NM, Joann Ortega and husband, Joe of Albuquerque, NM, Ervin Aguilar and wife Nancy of Roswell, NM, Joe Aguilar and wife Liz of Roswell, NM, Betty Grado of Roswell, NM, Barbara Aguilar of Roswell, NM, Becky Aguilar of Roswell, NM, grandchildren: Stephen Aguilar, Edie Daz, David and Stacy Ortega, Michelle Aguilar, Barbie Lucero, Melanie Juarez, Ashley Quintana, Ervin Jr., Anthony, Catherine Aguilar, Lillie Grado and Donna Gomez, Lil Joseph and Robert Aguilar, Anthony and Brian Mays, Jessica Ruiz, Samantha and Jonathan Flores; two special grandsons-in-law, Adrian Gomez and German Martinez; forty-seven great-grandchildren; ten great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Nick Aguilar of Roswell, NM, and Max Aguilar of California; sister, Cruzita Pina; and many nieces and nephews.
Preceded: Joe was preceded in death by his beloved wife of thirty-three years, Lillie H. Aguilar; granddaughter, April Ortega Santillan; siblings: Eddie Aguilar, Lionel Aguilar, Ernesto Aguilar, Dorthy Aguilar, and Jimmy Aguilar.
The family would like to give a very Special Thank You to the nurses and CNA staff at Mission Arch from the Sunshine Unit, for the excellent care that was given to Joe.
Joe’s tribute was lovingly written in his honor by his family.