Phillip A. Lara

October 8, 2013 • Obituaries


Lara_PServices are scheduled at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Artesia, N.M., for Phillip Alvarado Lara, of Roswell, New Mexico.

Mr. Lara, 46, died Thursday, October 3, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Fr. Paul Murtagh, SS.CC. [auth] will officiate at the services with burial at Woodbine Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Manuel Lara, Mark Brizeno, John Brizeno, Joe Gonzales, Eddie Artiaga and Ronnie Artiaga.

A rosary is also scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Grace Church. Visitation will be at Our Lady of Grace, beginning at 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Phillip was born July 3, 1967, in Artesia, New Mexico; the son of Tony Lara Jr. and Socorro (Alvarado) Jr. He was a longtime area resident.

He was a handyman and a member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church.

He was preceded in death by his father; brother, Patrick Lara; and sisters: Debbie Lara and Carolina Lara.

Survivors include his mother, Socorro Lara, of Roswell; son Zachary Lara, of Artesia; brothers: Rodney Lara of Artesia, and Anthony Lara III, of Artesia; sisters: Annette Meeks, of Roswell, and Candace D. Lara, of Artesia.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Terpening & Son Mortuary. Please express condolences at

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