A rosary will be recited for Ismael Vasquez, Jr., 34, of Roswell, at 7 p.m., Thursday, June 28, 2012, at St. Peter Catholic Church. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Friday, June 29, 2012, at St. Peter Catholic Church, with The Rev. Charlie Martinez officiating. Burial will follow in South Park Cemetery. Ismael passed away Saturday, June 23, 2012, at Mesilla Valley Hospice in Las Cruces. Visitation will be held Thursday, June 28, 2012, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory.
Ismael was born in Carlsbad, Nov. 10, 1977, to Ismael Vasquez Sr. and Rosemary Carrasco Vasquez. Ismael was a 1995 graduate of Roswell High School. Ismael played football for the Coyotes and wore the number 75. He also was on the RHS wrestling team. He was an avid sports fan throughout his life. He loved the Dallas Cowboys, the Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Ismael loved his family very much, especially his little cousins. He was also loved by his friends’ children. He was a beloved son and brother, a loyal and devoted friend, who will be missed by all who knew him.
Ismael is survived by his father Ismael Vasquez Sr., of Albuquerque; his mother Rosemary Vasquez, of Roswell; and his sister Angie Marie Vasquez, of Las Cruces. He is also survived by his aunts and uncles, Sally and Ray Hemminger, of Salt Lake City, Elsie Williams and Walter Wilson, of Las Cruces, Olga and Raul Galvan, Joe and Flo Carrasco, of Carlsbad, Gloria Carrasco, of Austin Texas, Brenda Carrasco, of Austin, Jimmy and Monica Carrasco, of Detroit, Lucia Trujillo, of Santa Fe, Beatrice and Felix Chavez, of Artesia, and Isabel and Nick Brito, of Dallas.
He is also survived by numerous cousins and friends.
Ismael was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents Sophia and Augustine Carrasco, and his paternal grandparents Juan and Lucinda Vasquez.
He was also preceded in death by two uncles, Frank Carrasco and Johnny Vasquez, and one aunt, Sandra Duarte.
Pallbearers are Maurice Williams, Lalo Castrillo, Jerry Flores, Eric Bueno, Marcello Williams, Ray Smith, Tywan Washington, Eli Liest, Keelan Childress and Michael Ponce. Honorary pallbearers are Ben Lueras, Matthew Storms, Gabriel Estrada, Ernie Estrada, Robbie Flores, Jacob Flores, James Williams, Gilbert Galbadeon, Diego Lopez, John Ponce and Joseph Ponce.
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Services are under the direction of Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory.