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Guillermo "Memo" Poblano, of El Paso, Texas - beloved husband and true best friend of Velia (Rosales) Poblano, passed away at Providence Memorial Hospital on July 12th from mesothelioma cancer at the age of 77. He left us courageously, and peacefully surrounded by the ones he laughed with, lived for, and loved on. Many people that loved him admired his commitment, passion, dedication and strong convictions which were apparent through his beautiful marriage of 59 years, his lovely family, his hard work ethic, and his continuous sacrifice and support he gave for others. He was ALWAYS there. Memo was born in 1937 and grew up in the proud and unified area known as Buena Vista, raised by his mother Josefa Soto Poblano+. He went on to work at ASARCO and retired as a powerhouse operator after 36 years. He also worked at Orkin and as a security officer for 15 years respectfully until early 2014. Besides his wife Velia, Guillermo is survived by his children; Jose Alfredo, Ramon (Ida), Richard, Karen (Eddie) and Gilbert (Toni); his 13 grandchildren 9 great grandchildren and a great, great granddaughter. He is preceded in death by his brother Eusebio Poblano, and survived by his sisters Asencion P. Soto and Margarita Poblano and his mother-in-law Aurora S. Rosales. An incredibly loving man with a big heart, he believed and lived for his family and could always be seen cheering on his children and grandchildren at their extracurricular activities in one of his signature baseball caps and camera or video camera in hand. Memo was an avid sports fan that loved the Dallas Cowboys, New York Yankees, and San Antonio Spurs. During his life, Memo enjoyed gardening, listening to music, coin-collecting, and playing golf (P.A.G.A.). He also liked to travel and made it a tradition to take his family camping to Ruidoso every summer as well as road trips across Texas to visit historical landmarks and theme parks. His favorite times were always shared with his family and friends at his home/backyard celebrating holidays, birthdays, and Sunday cook-outs. Guillermo was a devoted Catholic and was a parishioner of San Antonio De Padua Catholic Church. Memo loved people and took the idiom, "don't be a stranger" to heart, talking to everyone he could meet and making them his friend once he flashed them his smile. Pallbearers: Joey Poblano, Michael Poblano, Stevie Poblano, Jacob Madrid, David Poblano and Edward Ryan Verdin; Honorary Pallbearers: Tyler Smith and Gibby Poblano. Visitation will be on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Hillcrest Funeral Home-Carolina with Vigil Service at 7:00 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be on Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at San Antonio De Padua Catholic Church. Rite of Committal will follow at Mount Carmel Cemetery. Services under the direction of HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME 1060 Carolina Drive 598-3332
Published in El Paso Times from July 13 to July 22, 2014
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