Henrique (Henry) Barela was born in Artesia, NM, on April 6, 1952. He is preceded in death by his mother, Lutisia G. Barela; father, Tomas Barela; brothers: Ernesto (Ernie) Barela and Roberto (Bobby) Barela and sister, Amelia Barela.
Living family consists of children: Beatrice Lopez and family; Melodee Rodriguez and family; Amber Chaidez and family; Brandon Barela and family; Destiny Noriega and family; Siblings: Tom Barela Jr., Godfrey Barela, Nora Gamboa, Linel Barela; and many aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces, and cousins.
Henry had a passion for music and was very talented on the guitar. He loved being outdoors and had a knack for growing vegetables. Henry made friends everywhere he went.
Henry passed away Saturday, February 9, 2019.
From the family: Thank you to everybody who has given of themselves in attempt to help Henry. Whether money, rides, food, shelter, words of encouragement and prayer, your expression of love is greatly appreciated. Viewing will be held at Anderson Bethany on Friday, February 15, 2019, from 8am to 5pm. Funeral Services will be held at Anderson Bethany on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 10am. Reception will follow at Trinity House of Praise.