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Juan Arzola Padilla


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JUAN ARZOLA PADILLA, 82, passed away on Friday, April 23, 2021, in Roswell, New Mexico. Please take a moment and share a kind thought or memory with Juan’s family at www.andersonbethany.com.

SERVICES: A Viewing for Juan will be at Anderson Bethany Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 28, 2021, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM, followed by a Rosary at 6:00 PM. Funeral Services will be held at Anderson Bethany Funeral Home on Thursday, April 29, 2021, at 10:00 AM. Interment will follow at South Park Cemetery.

On April 4, 1939, Juan was born to Lucas Arzola and Rosa Padilla in Durango, Mexico. He was the beloved husband of Manuela “Nellie” Contreras Padilla, whom he shared 43 years prior to her passing in 2017. Juan was a dedicated, hard worker that made it his priority to provide for his wife and children. His appearance was essential to him, and he was always seen dressed up with his black cowboy hat and boots. Juan’s greatest joy in life was spending time and making memories with his family and friends.

Juan worked in agriculture (farming) all his life. He always kept himself busy and loved working on cars. He looked forward to planting his garden with cantaloupes, chili, tomato, and so on, but most of all, his watermelons; people loved them. One of Juan’s favorite things to do was to go shoot his prized gun. He never met a stranger, everyone always had a good time being around him. Juan will be remembered for his incredible charisma, uniqueness, kindred spirit, and the way he could captivate people and their hearts. Everyone who had the pleasure of meeting Juan knew he was a great person, he will truly be missed.

SURVIVORS: Those left to cherish Juan’s memory are his daughters: Margaret Solis and husband Isaias Solis and Margarita Arzola Reyes and husband Carlos Ojeda; grandchildren: Dariana Acosta and husband Jared,  Marco A. Solis, Isaias M. Solis (Chito) that he helped raise them; his Uvita Estefania Solis, Sonia Arzola, Eunisse Arzola, Cesar and Eva Arzola, Armando Arzola, Luis and Natalia Arzola, Rodolfo and Magaly Herrera, Marissa Peralta Antoinette Peralta, Sonny Ray Contreras Jr, Loretta Grado and husband Julian, Magaly Arzola Bidana and Daniel Bidana, Cesar and Eva Arzola; great-grandchildren: Juliana Manuela Acosta, Ellah and Lian Grado, Noah Jay Peralta, Angelina Contreras, Andy Arzola, Alizon Arzola, Karime Arzola, Brenda Arzola, Jenni Arzola, Leslie Arzola, Cynthia Arzola, Adilene Herrera, Ailany Herrera, Abisai Herrera, Ailyn Herrera, Yelena Arzola, Cesar Arzola Jr, Gael Arzola, Ferney Arzola, and Kendra Arzola; as well as his brother, Emilio Hernandez Padilla.

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PRECEDED: Preceding Juan in death are his loving wife, Manuel “Nellie” Contreras Padilla; sons: Marcos Armando Arzola Reyes, Johnny J. Contreras, Sonny R. Contreras, and Joe A. Contreras; mother, Rosa Padilla; siblings: Manuela Hernandez, Padilla, Imelda Hernandez Padilla Salcido, and Guadalupe Hernandez Padilla; special cousin, Santos Padilla Moto; and numerous nieces and nephews.

HONORARY PALLBEARERS: Those blessed to serve as Honorary Pallbearers are Juliana Manuela Acosta and Isaias Margarito Solis (Chito).

PALLBEARERS: Those honored to serve as Pallbearers are Isaias P. Solis, Jared Acosta, Marcos Solis, Isaias M. Solis, Tommy Contreras, Juan Gandarilla, and Tristan Juarez.

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