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Ricardo Monje Guerra


1931 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Ricardo Monje Guerra Obituary

Ricardo "Buddy" Monje Guerra , 85, passed away on August 7, 2016, in Alamogordo, N.M. He was born on Jan. 30, 1931, in Tularosa, N.M., to Ricardo and Julia Monje Guerra.

He was preceded in death by his father, Ricardo; mother, Julia; daughter, Lupe Gaston; grandson, Michael R. Gaston; brothers, Rudy and Reynaldo Guerra; sisters, Virginia Gonzales, Maxie Guerra, and Julia Montoya.

Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Helen Guerra; daughter, Carmelita Rhodes and husband Tim of Tularosa, N.M.; son, Edward Guerra and wife Luz of Tucson, Ariz.; son, David Guerra and Irene Hinojosa of Las Cruces, N.M.; son in law, Michael A. Gaston of Tularosa, N.M.; sister, Rufina Mendez and husband Albert of Tularosa, N.M.; sister, Stephanie Guerra of Tularosa, N.M.; eleven grandchildren; twenty two great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; uncle, Ysidro Monje; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Buddy was a Korean War Veteran and also a member of the V.F.W. He retired after forty two years at Land-Air Inc., at the White Sands Missile Range. Buddy was an active member of St. Francis de Paula Catholic Church, devoted Holy hour minister, Mayordomo, Danzante and one of the original church "Caballeros".

The Rosary for Ricardo Guerra will be recited at 1:30 p.m., Friday, August 12, 2016, at St. Francis de Paula Catholic Church. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 2:00 p.m., Friday, August 12, 2016, at St. Francis de Paula Catholic Church with Father Alex Urena, Celebrant.
Interment will follow at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Tularosa.

Pallbearers include all of Buddy's grandchildren. A reception will follow at St. Francis Parish Hall.

The Guerra family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Alamogordo Funeral Home to direct the funeral services.
To sign the online register book, please visit www.alamogordofuneralhome.org.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Aug. 11 to Sept. 10, 2016
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