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Aurelio E. "Tata" Ronquillo

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Loving Father and Grandfather
He was born Sept. 15, 1928 in Valle de Allende, Chihuahua, Mexico to Jose and Raquel (Esparza) Ronquillo. He worked for many years for the Coca Cola Bottling Company and then worked for and retired from Alamogordo Public Schools.
He is survived by three sons, Aurelio Ronquillo, Jr. and wife Chris of Alamogordo, Oscar Ronquillo and wife Corina of Roswell and Albert Ronquillo of Las Vegas, Nev.; four daughters, Mary Parra of Alamogordo, Raquel Harris of San Diego, Lilia Smith and husband Rodney of Alamogordo and Elva Chavez and husband Norbert of Floresville, Texas; 16 grandchildren, Steven, Meghann, Michelle, Cruz Jose, Michael, Zach, Bea'Ann, Jose, Romen, Natalie, Marissa, April, Marco, Adriana, Erica and Norbert, Jr.; 12 great grandchildren, Serenity, Ayden, Mila, Elisa, Stephanie, Austin, Harmony, Amelia Rae, Antonio, Kennedy Ryne, Tori and Aundrea; brothers and sisters, Estella Soto of Alamogordo, Jovita Avalos of Chihuahua, Mexico, Ismael Ronquillo of Midland, Texas, Victoria Cortes, Martha Figueroa; Benjamin Ronquillo; Manuel Ronquillo, all of Chihuahua, Mexico.
He was preceded in death by his beautiful wife, Hermila "Nana" Natividad Ronquillo, his parents; a daughter, Maria de Jesus, Ronquillo; son-in-law, Jay Harris, sister, Tona Armendariz; a close cousin Rodolfo Parra; great grandchild, Justice.
Pallbearers will be Aurelio Ronquillo, Jr., Oscar Ronquillo, Albert Ronquillo, Norbert Chavez, Rodney Smith and Tio Ronquillo.
Honorary pallbearers will be his grandchildren.
The Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Monday, May 25, 2009, in the Alamogordo Funeral Home Chapel.
Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 26, 2009, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Father Tom Hoffman, S.J., Celebrant.
Interment will follow in Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery.
The family will greet friends on Monday from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Alamogordo Funeral Home.
The Ronquillo family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Alamogordo Funeral Home to direct the funeral services.

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Published in Alamogordo Daily News from May 23 to June 9, 2009
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