A rosary is scheduled for 7 p.m., Thursday, May 12, 2011, at St. Johnâ€™s Catholic Church, for Nickie L. Tegeda, 57, of Dexter. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, May 13, 2011, at Midway Assembly of God with the Rev. Danny Sons officiating. Burial will follow in South Park Cemetery.
Nickie passed away Monday, May 9, 2011, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center. Visitation will be Wednesday, May 11, 2011, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., at Ballard Chapel and Thursday, May 12, 2011, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., also at Ballard Chapel. Nickie was born March 29, 1954, in Roswell, to Alberto and Ninfa Brady Tegeda. He married his wife of 32 years Rosemary Lueras Tegeda on Feb. 10, 1980. Nickie was a jack-ofall- trades, a farmer and a friend who had no enemies.
He loved to raise animals, fish, hunt and have cookouts for his family. To his children, there was nothing dad couldnâ€™t fix. Nickie was an active volunteer and member of Midway Assembly of God, mostly in the food bank. He enjoyed going to church every Sunday and especially looked forward to the praise and worship.
Nickie is survived by his wife Rosemary, of Dexter; two sons, Nick Tegeda Jr. and Frankie Tegeda, both of Dexter; two daughters, Susan Tegeda, of Dexter, and Nicolette Knowlton and her husband Culley, of Artesia; four brothers, Frankie Tegeda and his wife Linda, of Roswell, his twin brother Dickie Tegeda of Roswell, Bobby Tegeda and Eve Lopez, of Ruidoso, and Albert Tegeda Jr. and his wife Gloria, of Roswell; three sisters, Albertina Silva and her husband Emilio, of Roswell, Lena Tegeda, of Carlsbad, and Delfina Tovar and her husband Victor, of Albuquerque; three granddaughters, Alejandra Gonzales and Savannah and Danielle Knowlton; one sister -in-law Patricia Mendoza, of Roswell; his aunt Virginia Gonzales and her husband Frank, of Roswell; his nieces and nephews, Gabriel and Victoria Tovar, Felicia, Jamie and Steven Torres, Benny, Crystal and Lorenzo Lueras, Ammie and Lucas Lueras, April, Michael and Joe De Los Santos, Richard, Eric, Gary Jr. and Kevin Lueras, Michael and Mark Tegeda, Christina and Isaac Tegeda, April and Ashley Tegeda, Albert and Sergio Tegeda, Emilia and Francine Silva; and his three very special friends, Dexter Pritchett, Tommy Contreras and Steve Solis. He was preceded in death by his parents Alberto and Ninfa Tegeda; his grandparents Abel and Agustina Brady; his father and mother-in-law Lucille and Librado Lueras; his daughter, Lori Tegeda; and his nephew, Julian Tegeda. Pallbearers will be Dexter Pritchett, Tommy Contreras, Steve Solis, Mark Tegeda, Gabriel Tovar and Richard Guajaca. Honorary pallbearers will be Frankie, Dickie, Bobby and Albert Jr., Tegeda, Nick Jr. and Frankie Tegeda, Billy Brady, Gary Lueras, Victor Tovar, Emilio Silva, Michael, Albert III and Sergio Tegeda, Jamie and Steven Torres, and Benny Robert and Max Lueras.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory. An online registry can be accessed at ballardfuneralhome. com.