The Mass of the Resurrection for Ramon C. Paiz, 83, of Portales, will be at 10:00 A.M., Sat., Mar. 15, 2014 at St. Helen Catholic Church with Fr. James McGowan, Celebrant. Burial will follow in the Portales Cemetery with Antonio Salazar, Victor Salazar, T. J. Garcia, Pete Paiz, Larry Paiz and J. D. Mobley serving as pallbearers. The staff of Roosevelt General Hospital and Heartland Continuing Care Center will be honorary pallbearers. The Rosary will be recited at 7:00 P.M., Fri., Mar. 14, 2014 at Wheeler Mortuary.
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Ramon Cayetano Paiz was born Feb. 28, 1931 in De Ramadero, NM to the home of Eugenia and Sixto M. Paiz and died Mar. 11, 2014 in Portales, NM. In 1946, when he was 15 years old, the family moved to Portales. Mr. Paiz worked with his father on several local ranches and farms, and also operating their own small farm. He continued to farm, raising peanuts, cotton and sweet potatoes at different times for many years. On Jan. 29, 1957 in Melrose, he was married to Terry Chavez. In the early 1970's Ramon went to work for the City of Portales in the Sanitation Dept., and eventually became the foreman. He retired from the city in the early 1990's. Since his retirement, he had been raising chilies and vegetables to sell in the local Farmer's Market. In addition he also raised a few head of cattle. He enjoyed gardening and taking care of the animals, but his greatest joy was in his family. He especially enjoyed taking care of his grandchildren. He is survived by Terry Paiz, his wife of more than 57years; a son, Ray Paiz of Portales; a daughter, Terri Paiz of Portales; three grandchildren, Antonio and Victor Salazar and T. J. Garcia; and two brothers, Johnny Paiz and Carlos Paiz both of Portales. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Arrangements are under the direction of Wheeler Mortuary of Portales. 575-356-4455,wheelermortuary.net
500 East 3rd Street Portales, NM 88130
Published in the Clovis News Journal and Portales News-Tribune on Mar. 14, 2014