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Johnny T. Mata


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JOHNNY T. MATA, 68, passed away on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, in Roswell, New Mexico. Please take a moment to share a kind thought or memory with Johnny’s family at www.andersonbethany.com.

SERVICES: A Graveside Service will be held at South Park Cemetery on Monday, August 3, 2020, at 2:00 PM.

On September 27, 1951, Johnny was born to Johnny M. Mata and Teresita Torres in Roswell, New Mexico. Upon graduating from high school, he attended college. Johnny moved to Long Beach, California, in 1970, where he met and married his wife, Hermelinda Mata, on December 2, 1974, in Las Vegas, Nevada, and raised their children in El Centro of California. His favorite pastimes were cruising and spending time with his grandkids, whom he loved dearly. He was a hard-working flooring contractor, consistently providing an honest living for his family. Johnny enjoyed four-wheeling, camping, welding, shooting, and riding his motorcycle. His favorite football team was the San Diego Chargers. Johnny will be greatly missed, and the memories he shared with his family and friends will forever remain in their hearts.

SURVIVORS: Those left to cherish memories of Johnny are his loving wife of 46 year, Hermelinda Mata; children: Lynda Mata (Lorenzo Gandara), Johnny Mata (Regina De Leon), Amanda Carrera (David Carrera), Carlos Mata (Cortnie Mata); grandchildren: Alonzo Rivas, Leilani Rivas, Yulianna Rivas, Nathyn Gandara, Jazlyn Mata, Jacob Mata, Yandel Carrera, Giovanni Carrera, Genessa Carrera, Madalyn Mata, and Ryan Mata; sisters: Mary Ann Mata, Eva Torres Carrasco, and Norma Mata W.; aunts: Nellie Reyes and Billie Torres; as well as his uncle, Tony Torres.

PRECEDED: Johnny is preceded in death by his parents, Johnny M. Mata and Teresita Torres; and siblings: Theresa T. Mata and Cosme Mata.

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The family would like to “Thank” Nurse Roberta and Pastor Tim for everything.