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PFC Diego I. Barela
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Birth: Apr. 14, 1942
Santa Fe
Santa Fe County
New Mexico, USA
Death: Jul. 22, 2011
New Mexico, USA

Diego, a life long resident of Santa Fe, was predeceased by his parents Lorenzo Barela and Josefa Silva; six siblings, and one great-grandson.

Diego was survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Carmen Barela; children: Patsy Chavez, Christine Hodges (husband Bobby), and Daniel Barela (wife Lara); grandchildren: Michelle Maes, Laria Chavez, Javier Chavez, Amanda Hodges, Katelyn Hodges, Danielle Barela, Adriana Barela, Diego Barela, Antoinette Barela, Andrea Barela and Delani Barela; seven great-grandchildren; three sisters; three brothers; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Diego joined the United States Marine Corps from 1959 to 1963. He married Carmen in 1965 and together they raised three children, including several grandchildren. Diego worked in construction for many years then went on to work and retire from the Military Affairs as the Maintenance Supervisor for the Armory's throughout New Mexico. He enjoyed carpentry, playing pool, spending time with his family and going for Sunday cruises. Diego knew no stranger as he made a friend every where he went. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, and will be greatly missed by his family and all who knew him.

At Diego's request, private Funeral Services took place at Santa Fe National Cemetery with full military honors.
US Marine Corps; Vietnam; Loving Husband & Father
Santa Fe National Cemetery
Santa Fe
Santa Fe County
New Mexico, USA
Plot: 24-215
Created by: truchasnm
Record added: Sep 29, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 77290619
PFC Diego I. Barela
Added by: truchasnm
PFC Diego I. Barela
Added by: truchasnm
PFC Diego I. Barela
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Thank you for your service Diego
- truchasnm
 Added: Oct. 31, 2011

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