Cooney was born December 8, 1942, in Roswell, NM to Ervin Carrillo and Rosa Leyba Carrillo. His family consisted of six brothers, four sisters, three step-sisters and one step-brother.
At a very early age he followed in his father’s footsteps and worked as a plumber fifty-four years of his life. He went on to own his plumbing business for seven years and was a Job Corps Plumbing Instructor for three years.
In his past time he enjoyed seeing golf, boxing and western movies on TV. He was an avid hunter and also was inducted to the New Mexico Boxing Hall of Fame. He loved boxing all his life.
Cooney fought a great battle of lung cancer and brain cancer. Jesus gave us the strength to face the challenges and the trials at his time of need. Cooney loved to be with his family and had a great part in his grandchildren lives.
Cooney is survived by his wife of fifty years, Priscilla Losolla Carrillo. He and Priscilla had so many good times that are so memorable and unforgettable. They enjoyed being with their friends and family. He was the hardest worker; nothing was too big for him, he was never judgmental of anybody. They had two sons Floyd, his sons Andrew Carrillo and Dominic Atkinson and wife April, Joe Ray and his wife Peggy Salas Carrillo, their three children Armondo, Amanda and Meighan; seven great grandchildren Jay, Nala, Audrie, Lil Dominic, Genesis, Savanah and Isiah; one brother Orlando Carrillo and wife Gloria, her two sons Ernic and Eric, one deceased daughter Lucy; his sisters Gloria Analla, her daughter Andriana, her son Melvin, Virgie Miranda, her two daughters Valerie and husband Richard Cobos, their son Ritchie and Anna Alicia Miranda, Cathy Madrid and husband Ronnie their three sons Renee, Lil Ronnie and Adam; step-sister Diana Gamboa, her three children Debbie, Michael and Louis, Christina Borego and husband Johnny, her daughter Melissa and son Frankie Fuentes; stepbrother Andrew Gamboa and wife Tracy, their daughter Mika, son Caleb; sister-in-law Shirley Carrillo and her daughter Jenifer and her husband Tommy Pena, their children Jonathan, Alicia, Julian, Tomas and Julie. He is also survived by his Uncle Chris Carrillo and wife Emma and Uncle Manuel “Nele” Carrillo and his brother-in-law Orlando Losolla and his very special friends, Raymond Otero, The Davises from U-Haul, Robert Farmer and Joey De La Cruz.
Cooney was preceded in death by his parents Ervin and Rosa Leyba Carrillo; stepmother Maxine Carrillo; grandparents Urbano and Rosa Montano Carrillo and Adela Leyba; sister Shirley Archuleta and Martha Najar; brothers Renee Carrillo, Armando Carrillo, Melvin Carrillo, Floyd Carrillo and Gilbert Carrillo and brother-in-law Richard Miranda.
A special thanks to Dr. Badine, Dr. Vaillant, nurse Lori, Dr. Scally, all the nurses from Kymera Cancer Center and Ashley and Jennifer from Kymera. Very special thanks to his brother Orlando and wife Gloria, Virgie Miranda, Valerie Cobos, Meighan Salas and Armando Carrillo.
Funeral services are scheduled for 10 am, Friday, March 28, 2014 at Ballard Funeral Home with Pastor Savino Sanchez of Church on the Move officiating. Visitation will be held Thursday, March 27, 2014 at Ballard Funeral Home from 12 to 7 pm.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory. An online registry can be accessed at www.ballardfuneralhome.com
“My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak, but God remains the strength of my heart; he is mine forever.” Psalms 73:26
It Takes the Bitter and the Sweet to Make a Life Full and Complete
Life is a mixture of sunshine and rain,
Laughter and teardrops,
Pleasure and pain
Low tides and high tides
Mountains and plains,
Triumphs, defeats and losses and gains
But ALWAYS in ALL WAYS
God’s guiding and leading
And He alone knows the things
We’re most needing
And when He sends sorrow or
some dreaded affliction,
Be assured that it comes
With God’s kind benediction
And if we accept it
As a GIFT OF HIS LOVE,
We’ll be showered with blessings
From OUR FATHER ABOVE