Arthur Barela

Arthur L. Barela 66, a Santa Clara resident passed away Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, at University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque. Visitation will be at 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, at Baca's Funeral Chapels. The holy rosary will be recited at 6 p.m. by Deacon Bill Holguin. The Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, at Santa Clara Catholic Church, with the Rev. Robert Becerra officiating. Concluding services and interment will follow at Memory Lane Cemetery.

Arthur was born June 14, 1948, in Santa Rita to Ysabel and Tommie (Lopez) Barela. He was retired from the Cobre Schools. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, son and a friend and loved spending time with his family and grandchildren.

He is survived by his loving wife Barbara Barela; his son, Arthur Scott Barela; daughter, Samantha Marie Barela; mother, Tommie Barela; brother, Robert Barela (Joyce); grandkids, Aisan, Rhylynn, Sylis, Jaslyne and Kyran; sister-in-law, Vivian Valerio, brothers-in-law, Michael Nunez (Mary) and Simon P. Nunez (Nancy); nephews and nieces, Devonne Pugh, Greg and Randy Sanchez, Debbie Barragan, Victoria, Sandra, Shawn, Gavin Jesary and Davin Barela, Anthony and Andrew Nunez, Patrick Gutierrez, Jennifer Ramirez, Lawrence Nunez and Kristen Brown. He is preceded in death by his father, Ysabel Barela; brother, Freddy Barela and sister, Judy Sanchez.

Serving as pallbearers will be Robert (Robbie) and Davin Barela, Greg Sanchez, Anthony and Andrew Nunez and Patrick Gutierrez. Honorary pallbearers will be Cecil Sanchez, Frank Jimenez, David Medrano, Ambrosio Ambriz, Pat Torres, Angel Arzola and Michael Nunez. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels. Exclusive provider for "Veterans and Family Memorial Care." To sign the online guest book or to send a card, please visit our website at Hwy 180 East on Delk Dr., Silver City, NM 88062 – 575-388-2334.

Funeral Home

Baca's Funeral Chapels
300 East Boutz Las Cruces, NM 88005
(575) 527-2222

Published in Las Cruces Sun-News on Aug. 6, 2014