Joe Manuel Padilla

June 20, 2013 • Obituaries

A rosary and communion service will be held for Joe Manuel “Joe Day” Padilla, 60, of Roswell, at 11 a.m. Friday, June 21, 2013, at Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home Chapel with Deacon Ernesto Martinez officiating. A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 22, 2013, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Capitan with Father Mike Williams officiating. Interment to follow in Capitan Cemetery.

Joe Manuel Padilla was born Jan. 1, 1953, in Capitan to Eulalio and Josephine Padilla.

He enjoyed listening to music, visiting with his friends and taking [auth] daily walks. He was very kind and friendly to everyone, loved his family and enjoyed the company of his pets. He was a wonderful, brother, uncle and friend. He worked for years at Glover’s Packing Company.

Joe is survived by his brothers Jesus (Connie), Johnny (Josie), Albert (Lucy), Fernando and Bobby, of Roswell and Peter Padilla, of Carrizozo; his sisters Virginia Padilla and Mabel (Nick) Fuentes, of Roswell; numerous nieces and nephews; special friends Retha Navarette and Albert Vallejos.

He was preceded in death by his parents Eulalio and Josephine Padilla and sisters Nellie Gallegos and Beatrice Barreras.

We love you brother and miss you already. Until we meet again.

Please take a moment to share your thoughts and memories with the family in the online register book at

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


Miss Me -But Let Me Go

When I come to the end of the road

and the sun has set for me,

I want no rites in a gloom filled room

Why cry for a soul set free?

Miss me a little – but not too long

and not with your head bowed low,

Remember the love that we once shared

Miss me – But let me go.

For this journey that we all must take

and each must go alone,

It’s all a part of the Master’s plan

a step on the road to home.

When you are lonely and sick of heart

go to the friends we know,

and bury your sorrows in doing good deeds.

Miss me – But Let Me Go…

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