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Abel B. Armijo


1933 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Abel B. Armijo Obituary

Abel B. Armijo, 82, resident of Las Cruces, N.M., for the past five years, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016. He was born to Louis and Josepha Armijo on June 18, 1933, in Las Palomas, N.M.

Abel was a devoted and active member of the Catholic Church and his faith. He was a lifelong member of: Boles Acres Lions Club, Moose Legion, Elks Club and the Sierra County Sheriff's Posse where he served as a board member. He was also a member of: Fraternal Order of Eagles, and a National Delegate member of L.U.L.A.C.
Abel proudly served in the United States Air Force for four years, and then continued to serve his country in the Army National Guard for 35 years. He worked for the Civil Service on Holloman Air Force Base, from which he retired in 1988. After which, he moved back to "his" God's country (T. or C., N.M.)
Besides his family, Abel enjoyed horses, ranching, cowboying, hunting and in his younger days, team roping.

Abel is survived by his beloved children – Veronica A. Wingenroth (Kent) of Las Cruces, N.M., Leticia N. Ruiz (Jose) of Alamogordo, N.M., Abel A. (Ellen Seagel) of Anchorage, Alaska, Barbara Jo Black (Odie) of Las Cruces, N.M., and Matthew Armijo Orosco (Chantal) of Caballo, N.M. Abel was also blessed with fifteen grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother Louis Rudolpho "Rudy" B. Armijo (Magdalena "Nena") of T. or C., N.M. He also has three surviving nieces and one nephew.

He was preceded into Heaven by his father, Louis P. Armijo; mother, Josepha Baca Armijo; brother, Silas B. Armijo; and his dearest sister-in-law, Neomi T. Armijo.

Visitation for family and friends will be held on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016, from 2 to 4 p.m., at the Kirikos Family Funeral Home Chapel. A Prayer Vigil will follow at 7 p.m., at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church led by Deacon Adam Sanchez. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, Feb. 19, 2016, at 10 a.m., celebrated by Rev. Don Hyatt, CSB. Rite of Committal will follow in Hot Springs Cemetery.

Arrangements are by Kirikos Family Funeral Home, Inc., 303 N. Cedar St., T. or C., NM 87901, 575/894-2574.
For online condolences please visit www.kirikosfamilyfuneralhome.com.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Feb. 17 to Mar. 16, 2016
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