Dr. Juan Jesus Tellez

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Dr. Juan Jesus Tellez, 83, of Santa Fe, beloved husband of Marilyn for 45 years and devoted father of Anita Xochitl and Daniel Carlos, died Oct. 4, 2013.

Loving son of the late Mateo Tellez-Perez and Adolfa Tellez-Rodriguez. He is preceded in death by his wife, Marilyn; his brothers, Joaquin Tellez, Jose Tellez, Daniel Tellez and Maximilliano Tellez; and his sisters, Maria Tellez and Adela Tellez.

Born October 1929, he was a graduate of the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico Medical School. He served as chief resident for three New York City hospitals where he met his wife, Marilyn Lou Frantz, of Scranton, Pa. Formerly of Bismarck, N.D., Las Vegas, and Silver City, during much of his career he worked as a staff physician at the State Hospital and Fort Bayard Medical Center. He had a passion for southwest cultural traditions, and after relocating to Santa Fe he enjoyed volunteering and participating in festivities at El Rancho de Las Golondrinas. He also enjoyed taking swimming and astronomy classes at the Santa Fe Community College, and painting with oils at home, including a beautiful portrait of his beloved late wife.

He looked forward every year to attending the annual Whitehawk Antique Ethnographic Art show and dining out at favorite Santa Fe restaurants. We already miss his sense of humor, zest for life and great companionship.

Heartfelt appreciation to Dr. Thron and Ambercare Hospice and Home Instead.

A funeral mass in celebration of his life was to be held at noon today (Friday) at St. Francis Cathedral with burial at Rosario Cemetery Mausoleum following.

Arrangements under the direction of Berardinelli Family Funeral Service, 1399 Luisa Street Santa Fe, 87505, 505-984-8600.

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Berardinelli Family Funeral Service
1399 Luisa Street Santa Fe, NM 87505
(505) 984-8600
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Published in Las Vegas Optic on Oct. 11, 2013
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