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|Birth: ||Feb. 22, 1933|
|Death: ||Nov. 7, 2007|
Pedro Medina, born on Feb. 22, 1933 to the late Jose L. and Estefanita Gallegos Medina, joined our Lord on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2007, at the age of 74. He was a prominent rancher from Maes, N.M. He was a member of the New Mexico Mounted Patrol and a deputy for the San Miguel County Sheriff during the 1980s. He was employed by the United World College for the last 24 years.
He is survived by his children all of Las Vegas; two sons: Jose "Majic" Medina and Esteban Medina and wife Gloria; two daughters, Merlinda Trujillo and husband Jeremy and Stephanie Montaņo and companion Eric Herrera; three sisters: Delia Vigil and husband Raymond of Las Vegas, Aurora Mayberry and husband Neil of Rocky Ford, Colo., and Angie Sexton and husband Jerry of Santa Rosa, N.M.; two brothers: Samuel Medina of Maes, N.M. and Tobias Medina and companion Mary Griego of Las Vegas, N.M.; grandchildren: Amanda Medina, Juan Montaņo Jr., Floyd L. Romero, Jane Montaņo, Amber Medina, Stacee Aguilar, Celeste V. Trujillo, and Esteban J. Medina; one great-grandchild, Isaiah Medina; a son-in-law, Juan Montaņo Sr.; nieces and nephews: Alice Lovato and husband Patrick, Yvonne Medina, Ramona Pacheco and husband Gabriel, Tobias Medina Jr., Jeanette Salciedo and husband Art, and Brenda Anzures and husband Richard; a special great-niece, Kystle Lovato; two aunts: Margarita Maestas and Ida Medina and their families of Rocky Ford, Colo.; and by numerous other relatives and friends.
Pedro was loved by all who know him. He was a jack-of-all-trades and a character of heart. Pedro was most known for his hard work and determination to help anyone in need. His generosity and goodwill touched many and will never be forgotten, along with his cooler of cokes and boxes of quequitos. His passion in life was being out at the ranch tending to his cattle and horses. He enjoyed gardening, landscaping, horseback riding, watching wrestling and bull riding. Pedro will be greatly missed by all.
A rosary was recited by Lena Villegas on Friday evening at 7 from Our Lady of Sorrows Church. Danielle Smith delivered the eulogy. The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Saturday at 9 a.m. from Our Lady of Sorrows Church. Father C. John Brasher celebrated the Mass. The interment followed in the Medina Family Cemetery in Maes, N.M. with the following friends and relatives serving as casket bearers: Patrick Lovato, Juan Montaņo Jr., Floyd Romero, Harold Santillanes, David Bennett, and Leroy Garcia. Honorary bearers were the grandchildren, relatives, staff and students of the United World College along with his numerous friends. Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.gonzalesfunerals.com. Arrangements were under the direction of Billy G. Rogers at Gonzales Funerals & Cremations, 2315 Hot Springs Blvd, 425-9319.
San Miguel County
New Mexico, USA
Created by: Kenneth D. Bogard
Record added: Nov 13, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 22878788
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