A rosary will be prayed at LaGrone Funeral Chapel, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011, at 7 p.m. and a Resurrection Mass will be at 10 a.m., Wednesday, at St. Johns Catholic Church for Pedro U. Aranda, age 89, of Roswell, who passed away Nov. 14, 2011, at a local nursing home. The Rev Father Juan Antonio Guiterrez, OFM will conduct the service, and burial will follow at South Park Cemetery.
Pedro was born Jan. 31, 1922, in Baranco Azul, Chihuahua, Mexico, to Marcos and Bernarda Aranda. They have preceded him in death.
Pedro was of the Catholic Faith, and was a member of St. John’s Parish. He had been employed by the Roswell Schools for 20 years as a custodian.
He is survived by one brother, Cristin Aranda of Carlsbad; 3 sisters: Hilaria Buendia of Carlsbad, Alejandra Garcia of Roswell, and Lupe Mendoza of Pecos, Texas.
Friends may pay respects online at lagronefuneralchapels.com
Arrangements are under the direction of LaGrone Funeral Chapel.