Severo Tapia

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Severo Tapia, also known as "Shorty" to his family, passed away peacefully on May 26, 2018 at age 93.
Severo is survived by his wife of 74 years, Angie; their children, Anabelle Gallegos, Charles Tapia, Emily Freebee, Lydia Tapia, Johnnie Tapia, Maria Ricard, Pamela Gutierrez and J.R. Tapia.
He is preceded in death by his oldest daughter, Julie Tapia, and son Leroy Tapia; his 22 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren and 15 great-great grandchildren; by his sister Anisetta; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Born in Eaton, Colo., Severo was a resident of Edgewood, N.M., for the past 10 years, but lived in Portales, New Mexico, most of his life. Severo's work career included the Union Pacific Railroad in Wyoming and Borden Peanuts in Portales.
A proud and elegant man with a great humor and love for life and family, he spent hours playing his guitar and singing the Spanish music he loved.
A celebration of Severo's life will be held on Friday, June 1, 2018, at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church of Las Vegas, with a viewing at 8 a.m., rosary at 9 a.m., mass at 10 a.m. and interment at 11 a.m. at the San Jose Cemetery in Las Vegas.
Pallbearers will be Anthony Gallegos, Able Mirabal, Eric Tapia, Victor Gallegos, Robert Tapia and Derald Vandawalker. Arrangements were entrusted to Harris Hanlon Mortuary in Moriarty, N.M.
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Harris-Hanlon Mortuary - Moriarty
807 Central Avenue P.O. Box 366
Moriarty, NM 87035
(505) 832-6130
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Published in Las Vegas Optic on June 2, 2018