ADOLFO (ELIU) BARELA JUNE 27, 2013 87, resident of Santa Fe, passed away June 27, 2013. He was born in Questa, NM to Celina and Vivian Barela who have preceded him in death. Also preceding him is his loving wife of 58 years, Ida; brothers: Harry, Virgil, Leo and Pete. Adolfo is survived by his brother, Alfonso; sister Mary (Louie) Garcia; son, Ron Barela; son, Jack (Sylvia) Barela; daughter, Carla Buckman; grandchildren: Lisa (Bradley) Harrison, Ronnie (Sonya) Barela, Jeena (Chris) Garcia, Mark (Bre) Barela, Kenny (Rebekah) Barela, Kelli (Amado) Abeyta, and Amanda Buckman; eleven great grandchildren; and two great - great grandchildren. Adolfo served in the U.S. Navy during WWII, was employed by Sandia, Livermore and Los Alamos National Labs as a Draftsman and retired in 1985. He loved spending time with family and friends and was an avid fly fisherman. He loved to bowl and was a member of the F.O.E. His later years were spent caring for his wife until her death; and he was an active member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church serving as an usher for many years. Our families and friends will dearly miss him. Our family would like to thank PMS Hospice for all their help and kindness. In Lieu of flowers, please make donations to any Veterans, Alzheimer's, Hospice organization or your preferred charity. Serving as Pallbearers will be: Bobby Lee Trujillo, Lisa Harrison, Ronnie Barela, Jeena Garcia, Amanda Buckman, Mark Barela, Kenny Barela and Kelli Abeyta. Honorary Pallbearers will be his great grandchildren and great- great grandchildren. A Rosary will be recited at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 9 a.m. with a Mass to follow at 10 a.m. Interment with full military honors will be at the Santa Fe National Cemetery at 3 p.m. 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