ERMANDO “MANDO” CARRILLO, 76, passed away on Thursday, March 19, 2020, at his home in Roswell, NM. Please take a moment and share a kind thought or memory with Mando’s family at www.andersonbethany.com.
SERVICES: There will be a Viewing for Mando at Anderson Bethany Funeral Home on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM. A Funeral Service will be held at Anderson Bethany Funeral Home on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, at 10 a.m. for family only. Interment will follow at South Park Cemetery. Bishop Gareth Hansen will be officiating.
On April 17, 1943, Mando was born to Leopoldo and Dolores “Lola” Carrillo in Roswell, NM, where he graduated from high school. He continued his education and received a Bachelor of Business Degree. Mando was the beloved husband of Rebecca Montoya, whom he married on February 4, 1978, in Roswell, New Mexico. Prior to retirement, he was a Youth Counselor and Mental Health Technician at the Roswell Correctional Center. Mando enjoyed providing support services to others and also loved being involved in the Boyscouts with the scouts, who also called him “Uncle Mando.” These gifts of compassion are more than learned behaviors, and they were characteristics of his nature; his heart was for service, and his life was dedicated to being the best man for his family.
Mando loved to dance and listen to oldies; he was known as the “Big Bopper” because he was such a good dancer. Mando was a great father to his children and grandfather to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He will be remembered for always whistling while he worked. “Mando” may be gone, but he will never be forgotten as he was deeply loved and respected by his loved ones and everyone who was blessed to have known him.
SURVIVORS: Left behind to eternally treasure their memories of Mando are his loving wife, Beckey Carrillo; children: Ricky Carrillo, Thomas Carrillo, Mary Acedo, Andy Carrillo; very special grandson/son, Manuel Christopher Carrillo; grandchildren: Vanessa Carrillo, Desiree Carrillo, Amber Cable, Brian Carrillo, Andrew Carrillo, Jocelyn Carrillo, Jessica Barker, Michael Acedo, Joseph Moreno, Angela Moreno, Manuel Moreno, Anthony Moreno, and Hailey Rose Carrillo; great-grandchildren: Andrea Carrillo, Joe Molina, Luciano Molina, Sarah Molina, Michael Molina, Josslyn Carrillo, Joseph Moreno, Emily Cable, Jorge Moreno, Daniel Moreno, Camille Moreno, Tyler Cable, Emma Alice Patnauda, Jayden Carrillo, Julianna Carrillo, Jayda Carrillo, brothers: Leo Carrillo, Alfredo Carrillo, Pete Carrillo, Eddie Carrillo; sister, Eva Telles; special nephew/son, Nik Rivera; special niece, Irene; close Friends: his compadre Pablo Martinez, Alfred Lujan, Art Otero, and many others, too many to mention; beloved pet, Mookie; as well as Oralia Carrillo, the mother of his children.
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PRECEDED: Preceding Mando in death: his great-grandchild, Jolissa Carrillo; parents, Leopoldo and Dolores “Lola” Carrillo; brothers: Leo Carrillo and Armando Carrillo; beloved nephew, Daniel Rivera; and great-niece, Marion Montoya.
HONORARY PALLBEARERS: Chosen to serve as Honorary Pallbearers are Art Otero, Albert Aragon, Alfred Carrillo, Pete Carrillo, and Eddie Carrillo.
PALLBEARERS: Honored to serve as Pallbearers are Ricky Carrillo Thomas Carrillo, James Acedo, Andy Carrillo, Manuel Christopher Carrillo, and Nikolas Rivera.