Obituary for PEREZ

Published in the Albuquerque Journal on Thursday September 02, 2010

Cipriano Antonio Perez, age 84, passed away on August 31, 2010 at his residence in Encino following an illness. Cipriano was born on November 5, 1925 in Encino, NM to the home of Victor Sr. and Angelita Tenorio Perez. He was reared and attended schools in Encino. He served in the United States Navy for two years where he served in the Asiatic Pacific Area, he received the WW II Victory medal. Cipriano was a longtime cattle and sheep rancher in the Encino area. He was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Encino, a former member of the New Mexico Wool Growers Association, New Mexico Cattle Growers Association and the American Legion. Cipriano traveled extensively throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and Spain He loved any kind of sports and would never miss any of his grandkids games. Cipriano is preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Victor Perez, Jr., Andy Perez, Augustine Perez; sons, Victor L. Perez and Larry C. Perez; great- grandson, Matthew Horner. Survivors include his wife Corine Perez of the family home in Encino; his daughter, Lydia Perez-Romo and husband Sam of Albuquerque; his brother and sisters, Ernest E. Perez and wife Jewel of Encino, Mercedes Perez Cravens; sister- in- law, Bobbie Perez of Santa Fe; daughter- in- law, Lizzie Perez of Las Vegas, NM. Also surviving are his seven grandchildren, Lisa Sandoval, Ana Horner, Marla Trujillo, Isaac Perez, Abran Perez, Marissa Leeds and Larry C. Perez; 14 great- grandchildren, Joshua Sandoval, Jeremy Sandoval, Shaina Sandoval, Collin Horner, Carson Horner, Adrianna Gatt, Michael Trujillo, Maya Perez, Giana Perez, and Arianna Perez, along with numerous nieces, nephews and a host of relatives and friends. Rosary services will be held on Thursday, September 2, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. from Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Encino. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, September 3, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. also from Our Lady of Guadalupe Church with Father Steve Sanchez officiating. Burial will follow at the Encino Cemetery. Serving as Pallbearers will be; Jeffery Perez, Christopher Perez, Melvin Perez, Anthony Alarid, Michael Alarid, Henry Baca, Gabriel Michel and Stanley Tafoya. Serving as Honorary Pallbearers will be all his grandchildren and his nieces and nephews. All services for Mr. Perez have been entrusted to the Chavez Funeral Home of Santa Rosa, 923 South 3rd St. Santa Rosa. NM 575 472-3369. To place an online condolence please visit our website at www.chavezfuneralhome.com

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