Private funeral services will be held for Prudencio Briseno of Artesia, New Mexico.
Mr. Briseno, 100, died April 20, 2020 at his home in Artesia.
Fr. V J will officiate at the services with burial to follow at Woodbine Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Freddy Perches, Steve Vargas, Gabe Briseno, Mario Barragan, Estevan Vargas, and John Groh.
Prudencio was born April 28, 1919 in Dayton N.M., the son of Jesus Briseno and Estanislada (Navarrette) Briseno.
He served his country in the United States Army during World War II.
On November 8, 1941 he was married to Jila Hernandez in Artesia. She preceded him in death on January 11, 2013. He was also preceded in death by his parents Jesus and Estanislada Briseno, Son Florencio Briseno. Grandchildren Paul Anthony Almanza, Ricky Briseno, Marisa Barragan, DeAnna Fe Briseno. Nine brothers and three sisters, Prudencio was the last living sibling.
Our dad was tenacious and determined, he was a hard worker and never shyed away from a task that needed doing. He lived through the depression, World War II, and life’s ups and downs, but never gave up. instead he chose perseverance, love and joy. One of his greatest joys were his family and friends. Our “social butterfly” loved people. Those of you who knew and loved him, know the kind of person he was, thank you for enriching his life by simply being his friend. He was a great example of how to live life to the fullest. We will miss him terribly, but we hold on to the hope of one day seeing him again. Hold on to your dance cards ladies, the “Dancing King” will be waiting for you!
We want to thank Encompass Hospice for the wonderful comfort care they provided. Our most heartfelt gratitude to his Care Giver Pina Saiz who was so diligent and caring in his care, we also thank his loving friend Rita who kept a close eye on him by calling him daily and dropping by to check on him, and the Senior Center for looking after “Prudi.” Thank you Terpening & Son for your care and comfort.
Prudencio is survived by seven children: Angie Vargas and husband Frank, Albert Briseno and wife Linda, Florencio’s wife Erlinda Briseno, Lupe Campos, Salomon Briseno, Dolores Barragan and husband Omar, Ruben Briseno and wife Delia, Richard Briseno and wife Carmen. Thirty grandchildren, and forty-eight great-grandchildren.