Eugene P. Gomez, 56, of Lumberton, passed away on Friday, July 11, 2014. He was born in Durango, Colo., to Lupita and Jose Eugenio Gomez.
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He is preceded in death by his father Jose Eugenio "Gene" Gomez; grandfather Juan Lino Gomez Sr.; grandmother Elena Gomez; grandfather Enrique Valdez; and grandmother Cornelia Valdez.
He is survived by his wife Bernadette Trujillo-Gomez, of Dulce; daughter Heather Gomez (Phillipe) of Albuquerque; son Mitchell Gomez of Dulce; step-son Diego Trujillo (Victoria) of Albuquerque; granddaughters, Nina Lily Trujillo and Honey Chavez; mother Lupita Gomez of Bloomfield; sisters, Elizabeth and Dorothy of Bloomfield and Darlene Gomez of Albuquerque; nephews, Chris, Alexander, Ayden Valverde and Jovanni Gomez.
Eugene was a true cowboy and loved his ranch. He had many friends and loved them dearly along with his family. His favorite hobby was looking for elk antlers and he loved to dance. He will be missed! This is how "THE COWBOY RIDES AWAY." Rest in peace Blue Jeans!
A rosary was recited on Tuesday, July 15, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Lumberton. A Mass of Christian burial took place on Wednesday, also at St. Francis Catholic Church. Burial was in the Gomez Family Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Glenn Patrick Godwin, Matthew Deyapp, Christopher Valverde, Joey Valdez, Larry Castleberry and Orlin Gomez.
Honorary pallbearers were Mitchell Gomez, Diego Trujillo, Phillipe Lucero, Ed Yardman, Desi Alcon, Dave Tafoya, Augustine Gomez, Richard Martinez and Michael Maestas.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Lumberton.
Arrangements by Rivera Family Funeral Home, 305 Calle Salazar, Espanola, 505-753-2288. To share a memory, please visit our website at www.riverafuneralhome.com.
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Published in Farmington Daily Times from July 23 to July 30, 2014