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Gilbert, “Veto” Morales

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Gilbert, “Veto” Morales, 68, of Hagerman, New Mexico, passed away on Thursday, March 7, 2019. Please take a moment and share a fond memory or kind expression of sympathy for Gilbert’s family at www.andersonbethany.com.

Services: Visitation will be held at 9:00 AM to -2:00 PM, on Sunday, March 10, 2019, at Anderson Bethany Funeral Home, 2609 S Main St, Roswell, NM. Burial will follow with immediate family at a later date after cremation.

Gilbert was born in Roswell, NM, on August 10, 1950, to Alvaro and Arcilia Morales. He enjoyed hunting, the peacefulness of his quiet home, and having a drink of his favorite liquor.

Survivors: Gilbert is survived by his brother, Mario Morales and wife Luzelda of Hagerman, NM; son, Veto Gonzales and wife Jennifer of Amarillo, TX; companion, Yolanda Sanchez of Hagerman, NM; four grandchildren; and thirteen great-grandchildren.

Preceded: Preceding Gilbert in death are his parents, Alvaro and Arcilia Morales; sister, Jane Morales; and brother, Mike Morales, all of Hagerman, NM.

Veto

“He was a quiet man with a gentle smile.

A hunter with passion who would walk for miles.

Until he caught his prey with delight.

And enjoyed a sip of liquor that night.

He adored the life of his small town.

And the silence that helped his soul calm down.

Time could pass and still a bond so strong.

For Veto was a man, that most could get along.

His jokes and laughter would make you grin.

We will miss you now, but will see you again.”

Gilbert’s tribute was written in his honor by his family.