Alfredo ""Freddy"" Castañeda, 50, of Las Cruces entered eternal life Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013 at Memorial Medical Center surrounded by his loving family. ""Freddy,"" as he was fondly know to family and friends, was born Jan. 31, 1962 to Jesus B. and Maximina Salas Castañeda. He was a member of the Roman Catholic Church. Those left to mourn his passing include his loving companion who loved him very much, Mary Lou Ramirez of the family home; his father Jesus B. Castañeda; two brothers, Jesus S. Castañeda and wife Emma and Samuel Castañeda and wife Mary; two sisters, Bertha Castañeda and Gloria Morales and husband Bobby, all of Las Cruces; his stepchildren, Carlos and Roseanne Ramirez. Other survivors include six step-grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his mother Maximina S. Castañeda in 1963; a sister, Yolanda Villa in 2009 and a nephew, Gavino Castañeda in 1984. Visitation for Freddy will begin at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, 2013 in Baca's Chapel of Prayer, 300 E. Boutz Road, where the prayer vigil is scheduled for 7 p.m. Family and friends will join together to celebrate the funeral mass at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013 at St. Genevieve's Catholic Church, 100 S. Espina. The rite of committal and interment will follow in St. Joseph's Cemetery where he will be laid to rest. Serving as casket bearers will be Samuel Castañeda, Carlos Ramirez, Roman Ortega, Bobby Morales, Sammy Castañeda, Jr. and Gabriel Sanchez. Honorary bearers will be Michael Paul Rojas, Saul Castañeda, Orlando Castañeda and Manny Lopez, Jr. Service arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels of Las Cruces. 527-2222. For online condolences, log on to www.bacasfuneralchapelslascruces.com.
Published in Las Cruces Sun-News on Feb. 3, 2013