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Obituary for Randy F. Navarrette

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Randy F. Navarrette

Randy F. Navarrette, 44, of Carlsbad, NM passed away Saturday, November 27, 2021, in Fort Worth, TX. Randy was born July 28, 1977, in Carlsbad, NM to Raul and Rosalia Navarrette.

Visitation is scheduled from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM Thursday, December 9, 2021, at Denton-Wood Funeral Home, followed by a vigil starting at 6:00 PM. Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled for 10:00 AM Friday, December 10, 2021, at San Jose Catholic Church with Fr. Juan Carlos Ramirez officiating. Interment will take place in Loving Cemetery in Loving, NM. Denton-Wood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Randy went to school in Loving, and graduated from Loving High School in 1995. While there, he loved playing on the football and track and field teams. He started working in the potash mines, and after sixteen years moved to the oilfield. He finally worked for Lucid Energy, where he felt at home. Randy married the love of his life, Celina on December 31, 2013. That day he not only married his best friend, but he also gained a family of two beautiful children. He loved spoiling his children and grandchildren, as well as his nieces and nephews. Randy was an outgoing and social person, and had so many close friends. He enjoyed camping, football, going on ATV joyrides, cooking, having get togethers, playing with his beloved dog Jasper, and being a die-hard Raiders fan. Randy will be dearly missed and never forgotten.

Randy was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Juana C. Navarrette; and maternal grandparents, Manuel and Felicitas Franco.

Randy is survived by his wife, Celina Navarrette of Carlsbad, NM; two bonus children: Breanna Gutierrez and husband, Julian of Carlsbad, NM; and Kristopher Valdez and Jayden Whitzel of Carlsbad, NM; two grandchildren: Rowen Gutierrez and Jeremiah Gutierrez both of Carlsbad, NM; parents, Raul and Rosalia Navarrette of Loving, NM; three siblings: Rosanne Porras and husband, Samuel Jr. of Carlsbad, NM; Raul F. Navarrette, Jr. of Loving, NM; and Rebecca Bocanegra and husband, Humberto of Longmeadow, MA; eleven nieces and nephews: Kimberly, Timothy, Kevin, Joshua, Justin, Isaac, Rjay, Ayden, Allana, Luca, and Nico; one great niece and one great nephew; parents-in-law: Alex and Annabelle Lucero; brother-in-law, Felipe Lucero; niece-in-law, Athalia Prado; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Pallbearers will be: Raul Navarrette, Jr., Timothy Porras, Kevin Porras, Manuel Leyva, Cesar Franco, Jaime Franco, Alex Parraz, and Chris Florez. Honorary pallbearers will be: Robert Mendez, Jerry Cunningham, Martin Gonzales, and Joe Florez.

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