BRYAN CARL VARELA 53, resident of Santa Fe, passed away Monday morning, June 17 2013 following an extended illness. Bryan is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Louis and Lucy Encinias; paternal grandparents, Frank and Maria Varela; aunt, Fabbie Encinias; brother, Bert Varela; and brother-in-law, Andrew Hill. He is survived by his wife, Gretchen Varela; his son, Bryan Kyle Varela, both of Santa Fe; his two daughters, Candice Varela-Flores (James) of Belen and Samantha Padilla (Andres) of Albuquerque; parents, Albert and Connie Varela of Santa Fe; sister, Laura Schwebach (Doug) of Albuquerque; brother, Dale Varela (Joyce) of Santa Fe; grandsons: Tanner, Gavin, and Caden Flores of Belen; mother-in-law, Edith Hill of Santa Fe; sisters-in-law: Karen Copeland (Robert), Kathleen Cass (Lee), all of Santa Fe, Kimberly Hill Vose (John) of Seattle, and Karolyn Selleck of Belen. He is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews and numerous friends. Bryan was born July 27, 1959 in Pecos, the son of Albert and Connie Varela. He graduated from Grants High School in 1977. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, and coaching basketball, and will be remembered for being friendly and outgoing. Bryan worked as a surveyor for the State of New Mexico. He and Gretchen were married in Santa Fe in January of 1996. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Friday, June 21, 2013 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Pecos, where a Rosary will be recited at 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11 a.m. at St. Anthony's Parish Church in Pecos. Interment will follow at Pecos Cemetery. Pallbearers will include: Bryan Kyle Varela, Dale H. Varela, Alec Urioste, Anthony Garcia, Patrick Ortiz, Maury Varela, and Frankie Varela. Serving as Honorary Pallbearers will be: Doug Schwebach, Laura Schwebach, Justin Jacoby, Candice Varela-Flores, Joyce Varela, Samantha Padilla, Karen Copeland, Danielle Varela, Reiannah Varela and Kathleen Cass. Rivera Family Funerals and Cremations 417 East Rodeo Rd. Santa Fe, NM 87505 Phone: (505) 989-7032 Fax: (505) 820-0435 santafefuneraloption.com
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Published in Santa Fe New Mexican on Jan. 1, 1900