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Daniel Reyes Gomez

Daniel Reyes Gomez Age 42, succumbed to a short illness on November 17, 2012 at St. Vincent's hospital, Santa Fe NM, surrounded by his family and friends. He was born June 8, 1970 and was a lifelong resident of El Rancho, NM. He was the middle child of Bennie Gomez and Veronica (Sandoval) Gomez. Danny was a wonderful and devoted husband; father, brother, nephew, cousin and friend to all. Daniel, a Pojoaque High School graduate, will probably be remembered most for his work with kids coaching soccer, T-ball and baseball; he was devoted to promoting sports to the valley youth. He loved the LA Dodgers and even named his little league teams after them. He was an employee of Los Alamos National Laboratory. Danny was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Manuel and Rosina Gomez; maternal grandparents: Vicente and Rose Sandoval; his uncle, Jerry Garcia; cousin, Anhel Garcia; and father-in-law, Steve Lujan. Danny is survived by his loving wife and high school sweetheart, Carmelita; his two children: Isabella and Antonio; his niece who they raised as a daughter, Alyssa Lujan; parents: Bennie and Veronica Gomez; brother, Benito Gomez; sister, Monica Alejo and husband Pedro, mother-in-law, Nona Lujan; sister-in-law, Dolores Lujan-Ortega and husband Ed; brother-in-law, Marty Lujan and wife Britni and daughter Averie; Goddaughters Gabriella Sandoval and Hope Lujan; and numerous uncles, aunts, cousins and other relatives and friends. Public visitation will be held on Sunday, November 18, 2012 from 4:00p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe del Valle de Pojoaque Catholic Church with a rosary to be recited at 6:00 p.m. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated on Monday, November 19, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at Nuestra Senora De Guadalupe del Valle de Pojoaque Catholic Church. Burial will follow at the El Rancho Cemetery with the following serving as pallbearers: Salvador Sandoval, Mark Lujan, Bobby Quintana, Henry Gallegos, James Alarid and Russell Baum. Serving as honorary pallbearers are: Reyna Sandoval, Maya Sandoval, Josh Baum, Shawn Ewy, Ed Ortega, Daniel Torres, Marty Lujan and all the children he coached over the years. The family has requested that everyone in attendance wear LA Dodger paraphernalia or Dodger blue. In lieu of flowers a fund has been created to assist Danny's family with medical and burial costs at the Los Alamos National Bank. Deposits can be made to account number 0147834601. Electronic wires can be made to the account at LANB's routing number 107001012. Please include the account number. Address is 1200 Trinity Drive, Los Alamos, NM 87544. Phone number - Toll free (800) 684-5262. Any assistance is greatly appreciated. The family of Daniel Reyes Gomez has entrusted the care of their loved one to DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Española Valley. 505-747-7477 or www.devargasfuneral.com


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