A rosary will be recited for Armando Saenz, 46, of Roswell, at 7 p.m., Monday Nov. 29, 2010, at St. John the Baptist Catholic [auth] Church. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010, at 10 a.m., with the Rev. Juan Antonio Gutierrez, O.F.M., officiating. Burial will follow in South Park Cemetery. Armando passed away Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010, in Albuquerque. Armando was born June 20, 1964, to Fadrique Saenz and Severa Saenz Fuentes, in Roswell. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. He was employed for 15 years at Great Southwest Aviation. He loved to dance and was an avid marathon runner and participated in many triathlons. He is survived by seven sisters and two brothers, Carol Machuca, of San Angelo, Texas, Cathy Martinez, and husband, Ronnie, of Roswell, Alice Bachicha, and husband, Steve, of Roswell, Raul Saenz, and wife, Natie, of Carlsbad, Elisama Garcia, and husband, Robert, of Roswell, Elia McKinley, and husband, Jack, of Roswell, Socorro Barton, and husband, Frank of Aurora, Colo., Olivia Najar, and husband, Richard, of Las Cruces, and Oscar Saenz, of Roswell; nieces and nephews, Laura Rivera, Louie Saenz, Sarah Barton, Junior Barton, Samantha Barton, Liz McKinley, John McKinley, Gary McKinley, Eddie Saenz, Crystal Ceballos, Tracy Meza, Larry Saenz, Steven Machuca, Irene Cangas, Corina Martinez, Cecilia Martinez, Archie Saenz, Rachel Ledbetter, Ricky Saenz, Michael Bachicha, Felipe Bachicha, Brenda Acevedo, T.J. Serna and Cassandra Garcia; two aunts, Rosa Ramirez and Maria Chaves; four uncles, Rosindo Fuentes, of Carlsbad, Pedro Fuentes, of Odessa, Texas, Santiago Fuentes, of Pecos, Texas, and Abundio Fuentes of Pecos; and numerous other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Eloy Saenz, Fadrique Saenz and Efrain Saenz; his parents; his grandfather, Pedro Fuentez; and one nephew, Eloy Saenz. Pallbearers will be Robert J. Garcia, Jack McKinley, John McKinley, Ricky Saenz, Michael Gonzales and Paul Anthony Meza.
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