A rosary for Manuel M. Bautista, 96, of Roswell, NM will be recited at 10 a.m., Thursday, July 31, 2014, at St. John’s Catholic Church. A Mass to follow at 11 a.m. at St. John’s with Fr. Charlie Martinez officiating. Burial will be at South Park Cemetery following the Mass. Manuel passed away Sunday, July 27, 2014.
Manuel was born October 31, 1917, to Mónico Bautista and Rosa Monarrez in Escalón, Chihuahua México. Manuel’s trade was working as a mechanic and he enjoyed repairing cars, travel, walking and boxing. He was a very happy person, never had a frown, had a strong faith in his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He was very full of life. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Manuel married Elizabeth Souza and had 5 children, José Luis, Magdalena Schaffer and her husband John of Roswell, NM; María Mercedes Pearce and her husband Robert of Las Cruces, NM; Rosa Elizabeth Holguín and her husband, Frank of Las Cruces, NM; Lucy Alejandrina Cadena and her husband, Leo of Austin, Texas; a sister, Araceli Nunn; 13 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren.
Manuel was preceded in death by his parents; and a son, José Luis Bautista and his wife Guadalupe.
Honorary pallbearers will be John Schaffer, Robert Pearce, Frank Holguín, Leo Cadena, David Hopper, and Omar Holguín.
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Services are under the direction of Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory.