Fernando Casaus

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Fernando E. Casaus



Fernanado (Fernie) E. Casaus, 77, passed away on October 10, 2017 surrounded by loved ones, following a brief illness. He was born in 1940 in Vallecito, New Mexico, grew up in Cuba, New Mexico living there until 1957, when he moved to Albuquerque where he spent the remainder of his life. He loved the outdoors, fishing and hunting. He enjoyed and was proud of his many fruit trees, as well as his garden and yard with not a weed to be seen.

He is survived by his wife, Gloria (Olsen) and cherished the 27 years they had together. Fernando loved their annual trips to Wyoming, California and Nevada as well as occasional journeys to the Caribbean, Mexico, and especially Las Vegas. Visiting and taking cruises to places he thought he would never see, as well as spending time with family and friends meant the world to him! Fernando had a long and successful career, working mostly as the Manager, in the produce department at a number of Albuquerque grocery stores.

Fernando is also survived by his sister Esther and husband James Garcia of Tucson, Arizona, a daughter Judy, his sister in law Susie Casaus, and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Josefita and Fabian Casaus, his son Randy and his brother Leonides (Lonnie) Casaus.

Fernando will be remembered for his kindness, gentle, loving spirit, twinkling eyes and his smile that could light up a room. Playing cards with friends and hanging out with the Happy Hour gang were things he enjoyed tremendously. He was famous for his homemade Red Chile and his love of hot chile and jalapenos. He will be greatly missed by family and friends. Our loss is heaven's gain.

A memorial service and celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Published in Albuquerque Journal on Oct. 15, 2017