A Funeral Mass for longtime Granada resident, Ray Estrada was held at 10 a.m., Fri., Nov. 29, 2013 at St. Frances of Rome Catholic Church in Holly with Reverend Charlie Sena officiating. |
A Rosary service was held prior to the Mass at 9:30 a.m. also at the church.
A Rite of Committal and Military Honors under the auspices of the Lamar VFW Post #3621 were held atHillside Cemetery in Granada following the Mass.
Visitation for Ray was held on Wed., Nov. 27, 2013 from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Peacock Funeral Home.
Ray or "Chief" as he was affectionately called by his family and friends was born on Nov. 20, 1920 at Tucson, Ariz. to Bartolo and Rita (Escalante) Estrada and passed away on Nov. 25, 2013 at his home in Granada at the age of 93.
Mr. Estrada is preceded in death by his parents, sisters; Adela, Jenni, Rita, Connie and Rafaela, his brothers; Angel, Mike, Nick, Bart and Joe as well as his grandson Aaron Estrada.
Chief is survived by his wife Eloise Estrada of the family home in Granada. His children; Ray Jr.(Leticia) Estrada of Santana, Kan., Gloria (Earl) Martinez of Lamar, Mark Estrada of Garden City, Kan., Paul (Barbara) Estrada of Pueblo and Terri (Jeff) Best of Thornton. He is also survived by 13 grandchildren, 18 Great grandchildren, two sisters; Carmen Borunda and Mary Butler of Brawley, Calif. as well as numerous other family and many friends.
Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Frances of Rome Catholic Church direct or in care of the funeral home office. Arrangements are under the direction of the Peacock Family.
Published in The Lamar Ledger on Dec. 4, 2013