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Santos Rafael E. "Ralph" Araiza
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Birth: Mar. 8, 1946
Death: Dec. 27, 2003

ARAIZA: Santos Rafael E. "Ralph" Araiza, 57, of Santa Clara entered eternal rest Saturday, Dec. 27, in Las Cruces Mountain View Hospital. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. today at Bright Funeral Home. The prayer vigil will follow at 7. The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Infant Jesus Catholic Church in Hurley, with Father Dan Porter officiating. Mr. Araiza will be laid to rest in Hurley Cemetery next to his mother and father, and all the loved ones who died before him. He was born March 8, 1946, in Hurley. He was the son of Don and Elena (Estorga) Araiza. He is survived by five daughters, Michelle Araiza of Silver City, Connie Jimenez and her companion, Angel Chacon, of Santa Clara, Cathy Araiza of Deming, Crystal Araiza Silva and her husband, Joe, of Santa Clara, and Cynthia Araiza of Santa Clara; one son, Santos Araiza Jr. of Bayard; three grandchildren, Valarie N. Silva of Santa Clara, and Juan and Adam Chavez of Deming; and his companion, Mary Lou Maynes. He was preceded in death by his parents; and two sisters, Amelia Walz of Lordsburg and Anita Araiza of Hurley. Mr. Araiza was a resident of Hurley for 55 years prior to moving to Santa Clara. Pallbearers for Mr. Araiza will be Billy Flores, Joe "Chito" Flores, Paul Araiza, Joe Silva, Joe A. Aguirre, Juan Aguirre and John Paul Olivaerez. Honorary bearers will be Paul James Araiza, Roman Flores, Angel Chacon, Johnny Woods, Luca Flores, Louie Galvadon, Michael Ochoa, Philip Juarez, Albert Medina, Ruben Amador, Eddie Cuhen, Jesus Garcia, and all of his family and friends. Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 
 
Burial:
Hurley Cemetery
Hurley
Grant County
New Mexico, USA
 
Created by: Kenneth D. Bogard
Record added: Jan 02, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8233184
Santos Rafael E. Ralph Araiza
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