Jose Varela Jr.

Jose "Chugie" M. Varela Jr., 17, a resident of Tucson, Ariz., entered eternal rest Friday, August 30, 2013 at Gila Regional Medical Center. He was born August 30, 1996 in Silver City to Jose M. Varela Sr. and Maria Villa Hernandez. He is survived by his father, Jose M. Varela Sr.; his mother, Maria Villa Hernandez and husband Ruben of Tucson, Ariz.; paternal grandfather, Archie Varela Sr. of Lordsburg; two sisters, Bianca Varela of Silver City; Sonia "Monique" Varela of Tucson, Ariz.; special aunt, Cynthia Orosco; numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Teresa Vega Varela; maternal grandparents, Ramon and Frances Villa; one brother, Ernest Villa. Visitation will be Wednesday, September 11 from 11 a.m. to noon at Terrazas Funeral Chapels. The prayer vigil and holy rosary will be held at noon with Deacon Bill Holguin reciting. Concluding service interment will follow at Gila Catholic cemetery. Pallbearers will be Shane Villa, Stephen Aguilera, David Vega, Chris Chacon, Zack Vega Blackburn, Gabriel Pena, Keith Medina, Venia Lopez, Isaiah Villa and Samuel Escobar. Honorary pallbearers will be Samuel Escobar, Reynaldo Misquez, Phillip Ray, Juanito Woods and Sammy Medina. Arrangements are with Terrazas Funeral Chapels "Trusted care for the ones you love" ~ 575-537-0777. To send condolences, visit

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(505) 537-0777

Published in Las Cruces Sun-News on Sept. 10, 2013