A rosary is scheduled for 5 p.m., Wednesday, March 30, 2011, at Ballard Chapel for Victorio M. Fuentez, 79, who passed away Sunday, March 27, 2011, at Roswell Regional Hospital. Victorio will be cremated according to his wishes.
Victorio was born Dec. [auth] 23, 1931, in Balmorhea, Texas, to Bernadino Fuentez and Luisa Mendoza. Victorio was the eldest of 21 children, of which 15 still survive him. His father preceded him in death. He is also preceded in death by his three daughters: Elva, Luzmila and Betty Escobar; he is survived by his mother, Luisa Mendoza of Artesia; his significant other, Maria Elena Duarte, of Roswell; his three sons: Ben and James Fuentez, both of Houston, and Victor Fuentez of Oklahoma; his six daughters: Delia, Amy, Luisa Ramirez, Dina Niles of Florida, Angelica Fuentez of Roswell and Lupita Fuentez of Dexter.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory. An online registry can be accessed at www.ballardfuneralhome.c om.