Tomas Velasco

January 2, 2013 • Obituaries


A rosary will be recited for Tomas Velasco, 51, of Roswell, at 7 p.m., Sunday, [auth] Jan. 6, 2013, at St. John’s Catholic Church. A Mass will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, at St. John’s Catholic Church with Deacon Ernesto Martinez officiating. Burial will follow in South Park Cemetery. He passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, in Lubbock, Texas. Visitation will be Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, from 12 to 8 p.m., and Sunday, Jan. 6 1013, from 12 to 5 p.m., at the funeral home.

Tomas is survived by his two children, Tomas Velasco Jr., of Hawaii, and Rhiannon Velasco, of Roswell; two stepchildren, John and Daniel Aguilar, of Roswell; his mother Socorro Velasco, of Roswell; three grandchildren; six siblings, Robert Velasco, of Las Cruces, Israel Velasco and his wife Paula, of Roswell, Ramon Velasco, of Roswell, Diana Velasco, of Washington, Enrique Velasco, of Roswell, and Elena Velasco, of Taos; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father Ramon Velasco; his brother David Velasco; and the mother of his children Christine Aguilar.

Pallbearers will be his brothers, nephews and close friends.

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Services are under the direction of Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory.

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