Like the bloom of the morning glory, bright, cheerful and full of life, Raul was that bloom, always ready to face a new day and whatever it might bring. Born in Sonora, Mexico on January 14, 1938, to late Juan Amaya and Sara Lopez. He left his earthly home to live for all eternity with his Lord in the early morning of July 18, 2014. He was raised and educated in Sonora, Mexico, and then moved to Midland, Texas later on in his adult life. Raul was a Catholic and had a deep dedication for Our Lady of Guadalupe. After moving to Midland he worked as a cook for sometime, but his love was for animals and working out doors. After sharing a relationship together, Raul married Encarnacion Duran Jr. He loved gardening and produced the spiciest chili peppers and the largest onions and tomatoes. His dogs and cats were like children and were always concerned about them. His work with horses brought him much joy. He worked at numerous ranches in the area with horses and as a handyman until his health no longer allowed him to work. Raul loved to grill outdoors and sometimes would invite his brother-in-law Peewee to cook short ribs for him. Raul came from a big family, he had two daughters, Anelia Olivas and Delia Olivas both from Chihuahua, Mexico; also had three brothers, Juan De Dios from Sonora, Mexico, Jorge Amaya from Phoenix, Arizona, and Francisco Amaya from Guadalajara, Mexico; he had five sisters, Mercedes Amaya from Madera, Chihuahua Mexico, Norberta Amaya, Aurora Amaya, Feinandena Amaya, and Irmaelda Amaya, all from Sonora Mexico; he had two grandchildren, thirty-one nephews, and twenty nieces. Raul was very close to his siblings and their families. Even through his illness he made a special trip to visit them in Arizona and Mexico like no other Raul was always willing to help everyone in anyway possible. Raul never had an enemy, he didn't have much but what he had he shared with everyone. All that we have left are the memories like his favorite saying "Ayi Dios Mio" (oh my God) you will always remain in our hearts but know you are in a better place with our Lord, Jesus Christ, where there is no more pain and suffering. Until we see you again someday, this isn't goodbye but, see you later your family and friends. A rosary will be held tonight at 7:00 p.m. at Lewallen-Garcia Pipkin Funeral Home. Funeral mass is set for Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Swamy Lakkineni officiating. Interment will follow at Serenity Memorial Gardens. Funeral services are under the direction of Lewallen-Garcia-Pipkin Funeral Home. Family messages and condolences may be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Lewallen-Garcia-Pipkin Funeral Home - Midland
2508 N Big Spring St Midland, TX 79705
Published in Midland Reporter-Telegram on July 22, 2014