A rosary is scheduled for 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at St. John’s Catholic Church, for Angelez Lucero Marquez, 84, who passed away on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, in Lubbock, Texas. A Mass is scheduled for 10 a.m., Wednesday, March 6, 2013, at St. John’s Catholic Church, with the Rev. Gonzalo Moreno officiating. Roswell Veteran Honor Guard will conduct graveside services.
Angelez was born Aug. 2, 1928, in Roswell, to Pedro G. Marquez and Juanita Lucero. Angelez married Maria Antonieta Lopez in Laredo, Texas, on May 8, 1955. They were married 56 years.
He is survived by his wife, of the family home in Roswell; his daughters, Oralia Aguilar, of Roswell, and Juanita Vigil and husband John, of Roswell; and his grandchildren, Dominic Vigil, Tomas Salazar y Weiler, Kimberly Aguilar, Daniel Aguilar, Hillary Vigil and Rafael Angelez Vigil.
He was preceded in death by his parents; by his sister Lydia Ghorley; and son-in-law Jaime Aguilar.
Angelez served his country in the Army during the Korean War. He received the Korean Service Medal with 2 Service Stars, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal and Merit Unit Citation.
He worked in maintenance at St. Mary’s Hospital. Angelez was active in the church eucharistic as a minister and teacher of Catholic education. He received Teacher of the Year award for CCD in 1977. Angelez loved to tinker with his tools and work on his 1953 Chevy truck. He truly adored his grandchildren and was very friendly with all his neighbors and all people. Angelez enjoyed visiting with all his friends at the Farmers and Growers Market.
Serving as pallbearers are his grandchildren Dominic Vigil, Tomas Salazar y Weiler, Kimberly Aguilar, Daniel Aguilar, Hillary Vigil and Rafael Angelez Vigil.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory. An online registry can be accessed at ballardfuneralhome.com.
When the believer dies, the body goes into the grave; the soul and spirit go immediately to be with the Lord Jesus awaiting the body’s resurrection, when they’re joined together to be forever with the Lord in eternal bliss.