Ray â€œDoughboyâ€ Vasquez, 43, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, at UNM Hospital in Albuquerque, surrounded my numerous family members and friends.
Born June 26, 1967, in Roswell, to Antonia â€œToniâ€ Vasquez and Reyes â€œPelonâ€ Rodriguez, he graduated from Roswell High School in 1985. On June 27, 2000, he married Frances Veliz in Tucson, Ariz.
He is survived by his son and daughter – in-law Rene and Jasmine Vasquez, of Bakersfield, Calif.; son Anthony Vasquez, of Bakersfield; and daughters, Breana and Bianca Vasquez, of Tucson; Brothers and sisters include Thomas (TJ) Vasquez and wife Debbie, of Tucson, Rose Mary Vasquez, of Roswell, David Vasquez and wife Cris, of Albuquerque, Beatrice Silva, of Roswell, Michael Vasquez and wife Gwen, of Roswell, Patricia Chacara and husband Carlos, of Tucson, Anthony Vasquez, of Roswell, Daniel Vasquez, of Lansing, Mich.
He is survived also by numerous nieces and nephews, childhood friends, Michael Gonzales and Bobby De La Rosa, of Albuquerque, and countless other friends and family who were blessed to know him.
Ray was preceded in death by his father Reyes â€œPelonâ€ Rodriquez. He loved watching and playing sports, going to the casino, making people laugh, being with his family and having fun with friends. Ray touched the lives of many people with his smile and generosity, and maintained his trademark sense of humor all the way to the end. Services are pending.
A Psalm of David The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his nameâ€™s sake. Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.