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Antonio Aragon


Antonio Aragon Antonio C. "Tony" Aragon died Monday, Nov. 17, 2003. He was born in Tucumcari, NM on July 22, 1942. Mr. Aragon was dearly loved by his family and friends and will be missed. Survivors include daughters, Tricia Aragon and husband, Bruce Bell; Jolynne Herbert and husband, Jeremy Herbert; grandchildren, Laurel, Hayley and Justin; special friend, Emily Wenzelburger; mother of his daughters, Erlinda Diaz; sisters, Cornelia Tapia and Frances Gonzales; brother, Fred Aragon; numerous nieces, nephews and countless friends. Mr. Aragon was preceded in death by his parents, Sirilio and Lucianita Aragon; infant son, Mark Anthony and his brother, Manuel Aragon. He loved all sports and was a competitive athlete for the Tucumcari Rattlers. Tony attended Western New Mexico University on an athletic scholarship and graduated with a degree in accounting. He was employed by the U.S. Forest Service and worked in the Fiscal Department for 36 years. Once retired in January of 2000, Mr. Aragon enjoyed playing golf, attending LOBO games and spending time with family and friends. He was a loving and devoted father and grandfather who gave from his heart. Mr. Aragon was a friendly and fun-loving person who always had a smile on his face. He touched so many lives and will be missed by all, family members said. Honorary Pallbearers were Jim Acree, Tommy Bachicha, Mike Bernal, Joe Dominguez, Fred Duran, Bill Phillips, Joey Martinez, Ralph Martinez and Billy Zamora. A rosary and celebration of life were Friday at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel. Mass was celebrated this morning at Prince of Peace Catholic Community, in Albuquerque. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Tony Aragon Athletic Scholarship Fund at Western New Mexico University. Please contact Don Tressler at (505) 538-6310 for more information. Arrangements by French Mortuary, of Albuquerque.
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