Miguel Soto Estrada, 69, of Las Cruces entered enteral life on Monday, June 2, 2014, at MountainView Regional Medical Center surrounded by his loving family. He was born Aug. 25, 1944, in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico, to Francisco and Adela Soto Estrada. Miguel was a devoted husband and father who loved his family. He worked very hard to provide for his loved ones, was very generous and always willing to give a helping hand. Miguel was a great man and will truly be missed by his family and anyone who knew him. Those left to mourn his passing include his loving wife of 49 years, Patricia Puentes Estrada of the family home; four sons, Francisco Estrada and companion, Tanya Moore, Ricardo Estrada, and Gerardo Estrada and wife, Mary, all of Phoenix, and Miguel Estrada of Las Cruces; three daughters, Velia Estrada of Las Cruces, Silvia Estrada, of Phoenix, and Elizabeth "Betty" Estrada and companion, Marc Gonzalez, of Rio Rancho; two brothers, Benjamin Soto and wife, Dolores, of Ciudad Juarez, and Antonio Soto and wife, Carmen, of Albuquerque; two sisters, Hortencia Soto and Manuela S. Guerrero and husband, Juan, all also of Ciudad Juarez. Other survivors include six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents. Visitation for Mr. Estrada will begin at 10 a.m. Monday, June 9, 2014 in Baca's Chapel of Prayer, 300 E. Boutz Road, where the funeral service is scheduled for 11 a.m. with the Rev. Hector Vega officiating. Concluding service and interment will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens Cemetery, 5140 W. Picacho Ave., where he will be laid to rest. Serving as casket bearers will be Francisco, Miguel, Gerardo, Olivia, Evan and Miguel Estrada, Julian Gonzalez and Melvin Greene. "Gracias a Dios por ser mi compañero de toda la vida". ~ Patricia Estarda ~ The Estrada Family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels of Las Cruces 527-2222. Your exclusive providers for "Veterans and Family Memorial Care". For online condolences log on to www.bacasfuneralchapelslascruces.com.
Baca's Funeral Chapels
300 East Boutz Las Cruces, NM 88004
Published in Las Cruces Sun-News on June 6, 2014