Alfredo "Freddy" Castañeda, age 50, of Las Cruces, New Mexico, entered eternal life Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at Memorial Medical Center surrounded by his loving family. "Freddy", as he was fondly know to family and friends, was born January 31, 1962 to Jesus B. and Maximina Salas Castañeda. He was a member of the Roman Catholic Church.
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Those left to mourn his passing include his loving companion who loved him very much, Mary Lou Ramirez of the family home; his father, Jesus B. Castañeda; two brothers, Jesus S. Castañeda and wife Emma and Samuel Castañeda and wife Mary; two sisters, Bertha Castañeda and Gloria Morales and husband Bobby all of Las Cruces; his step-children, Carlos and Roseanne Ramirez. Other survivors include six step-grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his mother, Maximina S. Castañeda in 1963, a sister, Yolanda Villa in 2009 and a nephew, Gavino Castañeda in 1984.
Services have been held. The Rite of Committal and Interment followed in St. Joseph's Cemetery where he was laid to rest.
Serving as casket bearers will be Samuel Castañeda, Carlos Ramirez, Roman Ortega, Bobby Morales, Sammy Castañeda, Jr. and Gabriel Sanchez. Honorary bearers will be Michael Paul Rojas, Saul Castañeda, Orlando Castañeda and Manny Lopez, Jr.
Service arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels of Las Cruces 575-527-2222. For online condolences logon to www.bacasfuneralchapelslascruces.com
Published in The Las Cruces Bulletin from Feb. 6 to Feb. 14, 2013