|Birth: ||Apr. 28, 1945|
|Death: ||Jan. 16, 2011|
Leroy A. Barela, 65, a resident of Las Vegas, passed away on Sunday following a brief illness. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ramon and Estella Romero Barela; his wife Mary Helen Barela; four brothers: Reyes Barela and wife Corine, Gilbert, Raymond, and Danny Barela; a sister-in-law, Patsy; a nephew, Robert Barela; an in-law, Joe Gallegos; his mother-in-law, Katie Roybal; and two sisters-in-law, Theresa Montaņo and Vickie Roybal.
He is survived by two daughters: Judy Lozano and companion Dennis of North Hollywood, Calif. and Theresa (Reyna) Barela and companion Shane Graston of Las Vegas; five sons: Ronnie Barela and companion Kristin of Las Vegas, Leroy Barela Jr. And wife Julieann of Villanueva, N.M., Arturo, Paul and wife Angela, and David Barela and companion Karlene Padilla all of Las Vegas; a daughter-in-law, Juanita Gonzales of Santa Fe, N.M.; five brothers: Joe Barela and wife Feide, Eddie, Larry, David, and Freddy Barela and wife Dawn all of Santa Fe, N.M.; three sisters: Marcella Barela and companion Leo, Terry Barela, and Debbie Rosella and husband Ron all of Santa Fe; a sister-in-law, Christine Barela of Santa Fe; 10 grandchildren: Dominic and Brandon Graston, Breeanna Grasgton, Shawntae, Felisha, Maria, Julisa, Adrianna, Paul Matthew, Noah, and Isabella Barela; and one great-granddaughter, Mariah A. Otero.
He was born in Santa Fe on April 28, 1945, and was preceded in death by his wife Mary Helen Barela on April 18, 2006. He was an active member of the Santa Teresita Choir at Our Lady of Sorrows Church and made all kinds of santeros. He enjoyed playing his guitar and messing with his grandchildren.
Services will be held on Friday at 9 a.m. at Our Lady of Sorrows Church with a rosary followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Father C. John Brasher will celebrate the Mass. Serving as casket bearers will be Ronnie, Leroy, Arturo, Paul, and David Barela, Shane Graston, Manuel Villanueva, and Ernest Vigil.
Cremation will follow and the interment will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. The family has requested memorials be made to the Heating and Air Conditioning Fund at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 403 Valencia Street, Las Vegas, N.M. 87701.
Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.gonzalesfunerals.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Billy G. Rogers at Gonzales Funerals and Cremations, 2315 Hot Springs Blvd., 425-9319.
Mount Calvary Cemetery
San Miguel County
New Mexico, USA
Created by: Kenneth D. Bogard
Record added: Jan 24, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 64608503