Richard Miranda

February 5, 2014 • Obituaries

MirandaA memorial service has been scheduled for Richard Miranda, 63, of Roswell, NM on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Adam Soliz officiat[auth] ing. The family will be accepting visitation Friday, February 7, from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm and Saturday, February 8, from 8:00 am to service time. Richard passed away on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014 in Lubbock, TX, surrounded by his family. He will be cremated per his wishes. He will always be missed and loved by all who knew him.

Richard was born to Candido and Beatrice Miranda on July 25, 1950 in Roswell, NM. He enlisted in the United States Army in 1969, and married Virgie Carrillo on October of 1971. He was a truck driver for Southwest Distributing and also worked for T.M.C. and Nova Bus.

Richard is survived by his wife, Virgie Miranda, of 42 years of the family home. He loved his daughters, Valerie Cobos and husband, Richard, of Roswell, NM; Ana Alicia Miranda of Las Cruces; he also loved his grandson, Richie Cobos of Roswell; he is also survived by his mother, Beatrice Miranda of Roswell; his sisters, Bernice Martinez and husband, Sam of Roswell; Lorraine Roybal and husband, Fred of Albuquerque and Agnes Torrez and husband Albert of Roswell; his brother, Candido Miranda and wife, Dena of Socorro; his brother-in-laws, Cooney Carrillo and wife, Priscilla; Orlando Carrillo and wife, Gloria; his sister-in-law, Gloria Anaya all of Roswell; several nieces, nephews and many friends.

Richard was preceded in death by his father, Candido Miranda; step-father, Jose Razo; maternal grandparents, Luisa and Pedro Aragon; Julio and Pablita Miranda; his father –in-law, Urbano Carrillo; his brother-in-laws, Rennie, Melvin, Gilbert, Floyd and Armando Carrillo and sister-in-law, Martha Najar.

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

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

Safely Home

I am home in Heaven, dear ones;

Oh, so happy and so bright!

There is perfect joy and beauty

In this everlasting light.

All the pain and grief is over,

Every restless tossing passed;

I am now at peace forever,

You shall rest in God’s own land.

There is work still waiting for you,

So you must not idly stand;

Do it now, while life remaineth-

You shall rest in God’s own land.

When that work is all completed,

He will gently call you Home;

Oh, the rapture of that meeting,

Oh, the joy to see you come!

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