JOE CASADOS

JOE CASADOS Joe Casados ("Boyce, Boy"), a loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle, and friend passed away peacefully Tuesday, December 4, 2012, surrounded by his family in Arizona after a long battle with pulmonary insufficiency. Joe was born in Santa Fe, New Mexico to Tony Casados Sr. and Ciprianita Ortiz Casados on August 4, 1934; he was raised in Santa Fe. He met the love of his life Denise Casados at a high school dance - recently celebrating their 58th Wedding Anniversary. A Korean War veteran, he served in the U.S. Navy on the USS Wiltsie. He returned to Santa Fe, attended business school, and was a partner of Professional Book Keeping Service. He later worked with his son Ron in their insurance and home contracting businesses. Ever a tireless volunteer, he was involved in numerous organizations including the Caballeros DeVargas, Elks Club, La Union Protectiva, Colonial Espanola de Santa Fe, VFW, and DAV. Joe was an avid lover of the outdoors, hunting, fishing, wood working, and cooking. His family and the special bond he shared with his sister were the corner stone of his life, as were the Dallas Cowboys, New York Yankees, and the Norte Dame Fighting Irish. He is preceded in death by his son, David; survived by his wife, Denise; his loving sister, Rosina Casados Schutz; children: Ronald J. Casados and wife Elsie; Yolanda T. Casados; Lawrence Casados; Christa Casados Luna; grandchildren Isaac D. Casados, Cheyenne DeHerrera and husband David; Lea Casados; Alyssa Luna; Jovan Luna, Aaron Casados; Landon and Lucas DeHerrera; aunts Socorro Pacheco; Martha Williams, and Marie Lopas and husband Bob; and countless nieces, nephews, and god-children. Rosary to be held on Monday, December 10, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, 131 Cathedral Place, Santa Fe, NM; 505-982-5619; A celebration of his life will be held Tuesday, December 11, 2012, at 9:30 a.m. at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, 131 Cathedral Place, Santa Fe, NM; military burial at the Santa Fe National Cemetery; 501 North Guadalupe Street; reception to follow at the Elk's Lodge, 1615 Old Pecos Trail. The family would like to thank Americare Hospice and Palliative care of Arizona and his nurses Sarah, Vickie and Maria who took very good care of him during his last days. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Carmelite Monastery in his name.