Daniel "Danny" Rodriguez, age 34, of Las Cruces entered eternal life Thursday, January 23, 2014 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Las Cruces October 25, 1979 to Alberto and Guadalupe Chaparro Rodriguez. Danny graduated from Mayfield High School and loved Mayfield Trojan Football. He was a member of the New Mexico Special Olympics
. Left to mourn his passing are his parents and two brothers, David Rodriguez and wife, Kerri and Carlos Rodriguez and wife, Adriana; three nieces, Taylor, Camryn and Natalie, and three nephews, Carlos Jr, Anthony and Brayden, all of Las Cruces. Calling hours will be held from 12 Noon to 1 PM Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at Our Lady of Health Catholic Church, 1178 N. Mesquite Street, with a Prayer Vigil scheduled to begin at 1 PM and Funeral Mass to follow immediately thereafter with the Fathers of the Order of Augustinian Recollects officiating. The Rite of Committal and Interment will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens Cemetery, 5140 W. Picacho Avenue where he will be laid to rest. Serving as casket bears will be David Rodriguez, Carlos Rodriguez, Rodrigo Rodriguez, Chris Lopez, Hector Diaz and Arturo Jimenez. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made in his name to Mesilla Valley Hospice, 299 E. Montana Avenue, Las Cruces NM 88005. Service arrangements have been entrusted to the care or Baca's Funeral Chapels of Las Cruces, 300 E. Boutz Road. 527-2222 Your exclusive providers for "Veterans and Family Memorial Care." For online condolences logon to www.bacasfuneralchapelslascruces.com.