Manuel ‘Manny’ Lara

February 24, 2011 • Obituaries


A rosary will be recited for Manuel “Manny” Lara, 54, of Roswell, Thursday, Feb. 24, 2010, at 7 p.m. at St. Peter Catholic Church. A funeral Mass will be celebrated 2:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 25, 2011, at St. Peter Catholic Church.

Burial will follow in South Park Cemetery [auth] with military honors provided by Roswell Veterans and National Guard Honor Guard. He passed away Monday, Feb. 21, 2011, in Roswell. Manuel was born in Roswell, Nov. 23, 1956, to Ramon R. Lara and Tellez T. Torrez. He had been a resident of Chaves County his entire life. He enjoyed baseball, softball, horseback riding, and spending time with friends and family. He will be deeply missed.

Those left behind to cherish his memory are his father Ramon R. Lara; sons, Christopher R. Lara and wife Sabrina, and Raymond N. Lara and daughter Holly; sisters, Cyndi Rae Lara, of Chicago, Julie Lara Weimer and companion Jeremy Ramirez, Angie Alvarez, of Wilmington, Calif., and Lulu Cobos, of Wilmington; brothers, Tooter Lara, of Albuquerque, and wife Natasha and Gabriel Lara; mother of his sons Rita Lara; grandchildren, Jaycob, Nathan and Emileigh Lara; nieces and nephews, DeAnna T. Soto, Renee Rodriguez, Meagan Rae Weimer, Gabriel Lara, Dwayne Garcia, Andrew Garcia, Brevin Lara, Andrew Lara, Steven Ricky Lara and Desiray Lara; and numerous other relatives and close friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Atilano Lara, Nick Torrez and Benny Torrez; mother Telles Lara; brother Raymond Lara Jr.; son Manuel R. Lara Jr.; and niece Chloe Rae Lara. Pallbearers will be Jeremy Ramirez, J. Boy Torrez, Alex Chavez, Santiago Jimmy Valencia, Domingo Ponce, David Garcia, Jake Chavez and Vernon Molinar.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jaycob Huerta, Nathan Lara, Emileigh Lara, George Molinar, Mark Ernest, Sam Sigala, Rumaldo Caps Sigala, Donna Reyes, Art Rodriguez, Jonnie Chaves, Tammy Ortiz, Bonnie Torrez, Angelina and Robert, Gene “Guero” Garcia, SueAnn Sigala, Vinne Torrez, Leona Torrez and Helen Torrez. Flowers are welcomed, if chosen.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Christopher or Raymond Lara. Family and friends will be received at 1210 S. Michigan Ave., after burial. A special thanks to the ICU nurses at ENMMC Jesse, Pauline, Alicia, Janice and all the other nurses and staff for taking such good care of our beloved Manny. Please take a moment to share your thoughts and memories with the family in the online register book at Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory.

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