Paul A. Mares (1960 - 2018)

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Paul A. Mares, 58, a lifelong resident of Las Vegas, N.M., passed away suddenly on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018.
Paul was born on Jan. 8, 1960 to Paul Mares and Rachael Roybal. He attended West Las Vegas Schools and Highlands University, where he studied geology. He was married to Michelle Aragon.
Paul was employed as a psych tech with the N.M. Behavioral Health Institute for the last 20 years. Paul liked to draw. He loved hunting and fishing and just being outdoors. He enjoyed going arrow head hunting with his son, but his biggest passion was watching his son participate in various sporting events.
Paul is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Perilio and Tomasita Mares; maternal grandparents, Victoriano and Victoria Roybal, uncles Juan Roybal and Florentino Lucero and great niece Isabella Mares. He is survived by his parents, Paul and Rachael Mares, (Las Vegas), His wife, Michelle Aragon; son Javier Mares and daughter Santana Aragon, all from Mora, N.M.; brothers Leon Mares (Kimberly) of San Antonio, Texas; Mario Mares of
Albuquerque, many nieces and nephews and his dog, Crystal.
Services for Paul will be on Friday, Feb. 9, as follows, a rosary will be recited at 8 a.m. with the funeral mass following at 9 a.m., with both at Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Las Vegas. A graveside service will be held after the mass in Ledoux, N.M.
Services for Mr. Mares have been entrusted to Nelson Funeral Home, Las Vegas, N.M., 505-425-6551. Visit www.nelsonfuneralhomelv.com for online condolences.
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Published in Las Vegas Optic on Feb. 9, 2018