Anselmo (Chemo, as known by family and friends) Aragon, age 78, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 24, 2020 at Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad, NM.
Our dad loved to fish, visit with family and friends and garden. His love and talent (green thumb) for gardening allowed him to share many foods with his loved ones. One of his favorite things was spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. They were his pride and joy.
Our dad was a very giving man. He was always willing to help anyone in need; whether it was with food, financially or even a roof over their head. He always put others before himself.
Our dad was a very hard worker. He worked hard his whole life to make sure not only his wife and children were taken care of but also his extended family.
Everyone that knew our dad knew his personality was a unique one. He kept his family and friends entertained with his dry sense of humor.
What we would hope people have learned from knowing our dad is to always be caring, giving, loving and forgiving.
Chemo was born April 21, 1942 in Guadalupe, Chihuahua Meoqui Mexico, the son of Jesus Aragon Jaquez and Maria Lechuga Contreras. He is survived by his wife Clorinda. Step – daughter Maria Valencia of Reno, NV. Daughter Rachel Herrera and husband Benjamin of Artesia, NM. Daughter Mona Williams and husband Antwone of Artesia, NM. Grandchildren; Chastity, Damian, Hazelle, Theresa, Martika, Nemesia, Sean, and Great – grandchildren Brian and Mercedez. He is also survived by siblings Luz Arredondo Aragon and husband Antonio, Fernando Aragon and wife Lupe, Daniel Aragon and wife Maria. He had a very large extended family and many friends that loved spending time with him.
Chemo was preceded in death by his father Jesus, his mother Maria, brothers Ramon, Raphael, Jesus, Juan and Julian. He was also preceded in death by grandchildren Damian and Nemesia.
Visitation and viewing will be at Terpening & Son Mortuary Tuesday, September 29th, 2020 from 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.
Funeral Services will be held on Friday October 2nd, 2020 at 2pm at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 1111 North Roselawn Avenue, Artesia, NM. Fr. V J will officiate at the services. Cremation will take place under the direction of Terpening & Son Mortuary. Burial of the cremated remains will follow the services at Woodbine Cemetery.
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