Mass of Christian Burial for Efren B. "Shorty" Parras, 75, of Gamble Quail Court, will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 30, at San Jose Catholic Church with Father Valentine Jankowski, OFM Conv., officiating. Interment will follow in the new section of Carlsbad Cemetery. Visitation will be 1-5 p.m. today (Aug. 29) at West Funeral Home. Vigil will be at 7 p.m. today at San Jose Catholic Church. Condolences may be expressed at westfuneralhomellc.com.
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Efren Begarano Parras passed away Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, at his home.
He leaves behind his wife of 46 years, Mary (Martinez) Parras of the family home; daughter, Grace Amalla and husband, Frankie of Carlsbad; sons: John-Robert Parras of Phoenix, Ariz., and George Martinez of Carlsbad; daughter, Dora Palmer of Oregon City, Ore.; four grandchildren: Frankie-Lee, Jeremy, Sharity and Angelo Amalla; great-grandchild, Heavenly Grace Valenzuela; brothers: Frank and Pete Parraz; and sisters: Arcelia Parraz and Elvira Parraz Hernandez; as well as many friends.
Efren was born in Loving, N.M., on Nov. 2, 1937, to Serapio and Maria (Begarano) Parras. He was raised in Loving and was a lifelong resident of Carlsbad.
Efren worked for the City of Carlsbad, Duval mine and retired from Western-Ag mine after 25 years of service. In retirement, he enjoyed going to the local McDonalds to have coffee and breakfast and reminisce with old friends. He enjoyed football games and old western movies. Efren loved to laugh and always had a joke, but nothing brought a bigger smile to his face than spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandbaby. He will be missed very much.
Pallbearers will be Frankie, Jeremy and Angelo Amalla, George Martinez and Cosme Martinez Jr.
Published in Carlsbad Current-Argus from Aug. 28 to Aug. 29, 2013
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