With deep sadness we announce the passing of Joe B. Rel. Beloved husband of Maxine V. Rel; father of Larry (Linda) Rel and Dina (David) Homberger; grandfather of Eric (Maxine) Rel, Amy Gamboa, Andrea (Thomas) Hanson, Ashley Garrison, April Homberger, Andrew Rel, Luke Rel, David Rel; great-grandfather of Brianna, Jacob, Jeremiah, Victoria, Noah, Ezra, Ellorah, Sophia; great-great-grandfather of Nolan. Also left to mourn him are his brothers and sisters, children of Merced and Maria Rel. Graveside services will be at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens on Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 at 10 a.m. His family would like to express their gratitude to every dear friend who came to share their love and respect with our dad and grandfather as he journeyed home.
Published in Las Cruces Sun-News on Feb. 21, 2013