Jose P. Moreno III

May 22, 2011 • Obituaries


ARTESIA — Services are scheduled at 10 a.m., Tuesday, May 24, 2011, at the First Presbyterian Church, for Jose P. Moreno III, 29, of Artesia, who died Monday, May 16, 2011, in Artesia.

Daniel Phelps will officiate at the services with burial in Woodbine Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jose Coronado, Santos Moreno, Dustin Coddington, Michael Chavez, John Villarreal, Isaac Molina, Jesus Roony Garza and Dustin Campbell. Honorary pallbearers will be Ruben Coronado, Alex Sertuche, Martin Molina and Chencho Molina.

Visitation will be at Terpening [auth] & Son Mortuary, Monday, beginning at 10 a.m. Jose was born Feb. 6, 1982, in Roswell, the son of Jose P. Moreno Jr. and Maria G. (Coronado) Moreno. He came to Artesia in 2009 from Alamogordo. On Feb. 14, 2011, he was married to Jessica Coddington, in Artesia. Jose was a carpenter and did construction.

He was an avid musician, including playing the drums and composing. He also was a loving husband and great DADDY. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, an uncle and some cousins. Survivors include his wife Jessica Moreno, of the family home; daughter August Rhein Moreno, who was born Feb. 9, 2011; parents Jose P. Jr. and Maria Moreno, of Roswell; in-laws Kevin and Sandra Coddington, of Artesia; sisters, Lisa Levario and husband Abel, of San Antonio, Texas, and Rachael Moreno and Alex Sertuche, of Roswell; brothers, Joe Coronado and wife Joanna, of Roswell, Jerry Moreno and wife Bianca, of Selena, Calif., Steven Moreno of Selena, Alexander Rue Moreno, of Aledo, Texas, and Santos Moreno and Mayra Calderon, of Roswell; brothers and sisters- in-law, James, Dustin and Jennifer Coddington, and Kacee Halberg; grandparents- in-law Ruby and Mike Mahon; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews, including Jordan, Dalton and Madison Coddington, Rori Moore, Zoe Halberg, Ruben, Angelica, and Destiny Coronado, Cynthia, Abel Jr., and Sadie Levario, Xavier and Ezekiel Moreno and Stevie Moreno Jr.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Terpening & Son Mortuary. Please express condolences at

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