Jose Diaz, 89, of Roswell, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 16, 2012, at home. A rosary for Jose will be recited at 7 p.m., Wednesday, June 20, 2012, at St. John’s Catholic Church. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m, Thursday, June 21, 2012, at St. John’s Catholic Church.
Jose Anacleto Diaz was born on October 20, 1922, in Cusihuiriachic, Chihuahua, Mexico, to Filimon and Simona (Gonzales) Diaz. He worked hard and served the Lord at St. John’s Catholic Church. Jose worked at Glover’s Meat Packing Company and on many farms around the area until his retirement.
Jose is preceded in death by his wife Trinidad Diaz; sons, Robert J. Matta and Daniel J. Matta; and daughters, Emma Martinez, Irene Aguilar and Nico Rodriquez.
Jose’s memory will be cherished by Armando J. Matta, Manuel Matta, Ruben Matta, Joe A. Marquez, Sally Florez and Alicia Velasco; 30 grandchildren, and his family members in Mexico and the United States.
David Matta, Gabriel Matta, Melanie Matta, Renee Marquez, Peggy Rubio, Anthony Sosa, Ismael Velasco, Sam Velasco, Corine Velasco, Irma Velasco, Vanessa Sanchez, Angel Lucero, John Matta, Jared Marquez, Robert Rodriquez, Roy Rodriquez, and Benjamin Martinez will serve as pallbearers.
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