A rosary will be recited for Juan Borunda Sr., 65, of Roswell, at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012, at St. John‘s Catholic Church. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, at St. John’s Catholic Church with Rev. Juan Antonio Gutierrez, O.F.M. officiating. Interment will follow in South Park Cemetery. Juan passed away Saturday, July 28, 2012, at his residence surrounded by his loving family.
Juan was born July 23, 1947, in Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico to Maria De Los Angeles Aguirre and Jose Borunda Balderama. He married Rebecca Anchondo Borunda on Jan. 10, 1976. Juan was a resident of Roswell for 47 years and a longtime member of St. John’s Catholic Church. He was a volunteer at the church, served as a greeter, did the readings, and was a Eucharistic minister. He worked as a foreman/cement finisher for Metcalf Construction and retired in July of 2011 after 35 years of service.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 36 years, Rebecca Borunda of Roswell; daughter Elizabeth A. Borunda of Ogden, Utah; four sons, Juan Jose Borunda Jr. of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; Gilberto Borunda Sr. of Roswell, Martin Borunda of Ogden, Utah, and Jesus Borunda and Leanna Morales of Roswell; grandchildren, Annikah Kiedaish and Joshua Kiedaisch of Ogden Utah; Jasmine and Angel Borunda of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; Gilberto, Grace and Gabriel Borunda of Roswell and Jordan Borunda of Roswell; two sisters, Luz Maria Borunda and Martha Borunda of Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico; four brothers, Andres, Armando, Miguel Angel Borunda all of Chihuahua, Chihuahua Mexico and Jose Paz Borunda of Denver.
Preceding him in death are his parents, Maria De Los Angeles Aguirre Borunda and Jose Rafael Borunda Balderama.
Serving as pallbearers are Juan J. Borunda Jr., Gilberto Borunda, Martin S. Borunda, Jesus M. Borunda, Joshua C. Kiedaisch, Juan Angel Borunda, Leonardo An-chondo and Alfredo Saenz.
Honorary pallbearers will be Javier Saenz, Jose De La Paz Borunda, Elizabeth A. Borunda, Annikah Kie-daich, Jasmine Borunda, Gilbert Borunda Jr., Fernando Camerena, Jaime Dominquez, Ramon An-chondo Sr., and Fabian Vale.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations for the reception to S’Lena Chacon via email or text (505) 504-2296 and firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Services are under the direction of Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory.