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Jesus David Garza “Roony”


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Jesus David Garza “Roony,” 37, passed away Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in Roswell, New Mexico. Please take a moment to share a word of encouragement and support for Roony’s family at www.andersonbethany.com.

SERVICES: A Memorial Service will be on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 1:30 PM, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 506 S Lincoln Ave, Roswell, NM, with his final resting place in South Park Cemetery. A reception will follow at the St John’s Center.

Roony was born on September 30, 1981, in Roswell, NM, to Rosalinda Tavarez. In the short 37 years Roony was with us, he left a legacy worth talking about. After graduating from Roswell High School in 1999, he enlisted in the US National Guard. Roony could always make a friend anywhere he went. The great stories people have about him would take a lifetime to tell. His hobbies included working in the film industry, glass blowing – in which he tremendously excelled, going to concerts, reading, bartending and attending as many festivals as he could.

The best day of his life was on March 17, 2010, when his only daughter, Ixchell Garza, was born. They were the true definition of “two peas in a pod!” She was his life and he was hers. There is not enough time or words to fully describe the outstanding person Roony was. His memory is etched into the hearts of every person he came across and he will be immensely missed.

SURVIVORS: Those left to cherish Roony’s memory are his parents, Andy and Rosalinda Tavarez, and Erminda Garza; daughter, Ixchell Garza; grandmother, Isabel Tavarez; siblings: Erica Castrillo (Lalo), Amanda Vargas (Mariano), and Selena Tavarez-Prudencio; special siblings: Roberta Garza, Javi Garza, and April Holmquist; extended family: Veronica Garcia, Monica Alonso, Hector R Alonso, Cristal Gomez, and Edward Alonso; nieces and nephews: Anthony, Matthew and Zoe Castrillo, Anika Tavarez-Vargas, Leigha Tavarez-Vargas, Marisa Vargas, Damaris Tavarez, and Aaron Prudencio; best cousins: Monique Moreno (Matthew), Maxine Rubio (Andres), Briana Rubio, Xavier, Sotero, Gwen, Layla and Ethan Garza, Trinity and Phillip Crane, Petra and Ramses Holmquist; cousins: Maxton and Miles Moreno, Cameron Vasquez, and Eric Sedillo; and godmother, Gloria Sandoval Rodriguez.

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PRECEDED: Roony was preceded in death by his father, Roberto Garza; grandfather, Daniel Tavarez; aunts: Maria Kirkindal (James), and Angie Ramirez; cousin, John Bugarin; and best friend, Joe Moreno.

HONORARY PALLBEARERS: Blessed to be chosen as Honorary Pallbearers are: Roberta Garza, Javi Garza, April Holmquist, Jason and Sarah Romero, Albert Cruz, and Nathaniel Tavarez.

PALLBEARERS: Honored to serve as Pallbearers are: Chon Rubio, James Lem, Rebecca Frazzini, Santana Sparks, Ramon Anchondo, Vince Anchondo, and Danielle Urquides.

In lieu of flowers, a trust account has been set up for Roony’s daughter, Ixchell, at Otero Federal Credit Union.