Rafael Gerardo Aguilera passed away recently at the age of 52. He will forever be
remembered for his life, which touched too many people to count. He began life in Carlsbad, New Mexico. where he made numerous friends throughout his childhood. Many remember him from his Caveman band years where he played multiple instruments. It was at Carlsbad High where he met his future wife, Belinda Garcia.
He soon began a job at Albertson's there in Carlsbad. He later moved to Cedar Hill, Texas, and then to DeSoto, Texas. He continued to work for Albertson's for over 20 years. He later went to work for Whole Foods Market. This would be his last stop in an illustrious meat cutting career that allowed him to achieve many professional milestones, which included him running his own market at one time.
When he wasn't at work, he was busy raising four rapidly growing boys. He did
everything he could for them and more. He was a baseball coach, a fishing instructor, a
basketball guru, and occasionally showed off his dance moves. As you remember his life try not to bury in sorrow but rejoice that you had the chance to ever know him. He was, and forever will be, Rafael Gerardo Aguilera, a champion amongst men.
Survivors are his wife, Belinda Garcia Aguilera of DeSoto, Texas; sons: Gerardo Aguilera, Gabriel Aguilera, Geoffrey Aguilera and Dominic Aguilera; grandchildren: Antonio, Javier, Alyssa, Mercedes, Maliya and Selena; mother, Consuelo Aguilera; brothers: Rodrigo Aguilera, Oscar Aguilera, Pablo Aguilera and sisters: Linda Payanes, Monica Aguilera and Marta Aguilera.
Pallbearers will be Fred Garica, Alan Garcia, Frank Garcia, Rodrigo Aguilera, Oscar
Aguilera and Pablo Aguilera.
Visitation will be 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at Denton-Wood Funeral Home.A Vigil will be held 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at San Jose Catholic Church.Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, May 29, 2014, at San
Jose Catholic Church with Father Valentine Jankowski, OFM, Conv. officiating. Interment will follow in Carlsbad Cemetery, Carlsbad, New Mexico. Denton-Wood Funeral Home is in charge of the local arrangements. Condolences may be expressed at dentonwood.com.
Denton-Wood Funeral Home
1001 North Canal Street Carlsbad, NM 88220
Published in Carlsbad Current-Argus on May 28, 2014