Daniel Gonzales Catano, 79, passed away on Monday, March 18, 2019. Please take a moment and share a fond memory or kind expression of sympathy for Daniel’s family at www.andersonbethany.com.
SERVICES: A Viewing will be held on Thursday, March 21, 2019, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, at Anderson Bethany Funeral Home. Danny’s Memorial Service will be on Friday, March 22, 2019, 11:00 AM, at Anderson Bethany Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will immediately follow at South Park Cemetery.
Daniel was born on September 5, 1939, to Albert Catano and Mary Gonzales Catano, in Artesia, NM. He married Febe Lopez on February 18, 1959. They were married for 60 years and were blessed to have two children.
Danny, as he was known, was a “Jack of all Trades.” He worked as a barber at NMMI, an auto mechanic, a welder, and a truck driver at UPS for 25 years. Danny enjoyed deer hunting, fishing, and traveling. He and his wife traveled to Mexico, Israel, Egypt, Portugal, Spain, Texas, Colorado, Utah, and Nevada. Riding his motorcycle was something he enjoyed, he would ride until he could no longer ride. He liked going to auctions and yard sales to get “good deals.” Talking to people also brought Danny great pleasure. He will be missed by everyone.
SURVIVING: Left to cherish the memory of Daniel are his wife of 60 years, Febe Catano; two children: Arthur Catano and wife Lisa of Rio Rancho, and Sally Catano Ortiz and husband Gil of Santa Fe; one grandchild, Margaux Alexis Ortiz of Santa Fe; brother, Maurice Catano and Cathy of Roswell; sister, Lupe Gomez and husband Charlie of Roswell; nephews: Charles Gomez and Daniel Gomez, both of Roswell; fluffy companion poodle, Precious; and numerous friends and relatives.
PRECEDING: Preceding Daniel in death were his parents, Albert and Mary Gonzales Catano; grandparents: Daniel and Dominga Catano, and Miguel and Esperanza Gonzales.