Remigio ‘Frank’ Velez, 1923- 2008
Remigio “Frank” Gomez Velez, 85, passed away on Wednesday.
Remigio was born March 23, 1923, to Secundino Vera Velez and Librada Gomez Hernandez in San Fernando Tamaulipas en la Colonia Paso Real, Mexico. Remigio married Maria Elva Rodriguez on Aug. 24, 1946, in Eagle.
Always a hard worker, Remigio mastered the trades of carpentry, mechanics, ranching, mining, farming, lumberjack, husband and dad.
Remigio is preceded in death by his parents; his wife; sons Daniel and Migel; daughters Margarita and Maria Elena; brothers Jose Maria, Juan Thomas, Margarito and Secundino; and sisters Cimona, Felicitas, Francisca and Isabel.
Remigio is survived by son Ernesto and Nelda Velez, and their children, Sheila (Eric), Sabrina, Savanna, Leisha (Martin), Kylie, Keane, and Nikki; son Eleno and Vicki (Foral) Velez, and their children, Ezra (Megan), Bessie (Ian), Christopher; daughter Maria Elena Velez, and her child, DeLori; daughter Susana and Bill Weldon and their children, Tina, SueAnn and Elijah; daughter Adelmira and Frank Martinez, and their children, Jesus, Ernesto and Rachel; daughter MaryJane Velez, and her child, Enrique; daughter Librada Velez, and her children, Bianca and Dean; daughter Lucila and Willie Favors, and their children, Wade and T’Errance; son Frank and Marcie Velez, and their children, Eli and Chelsea; daughter Mana Elva Velez and her children, Marcy, Maria, Lorelia, Mercedez, Maryrose (Noe), Jane, Noe, Noelia and Kietra; son Remigio Jr. and Carmen Velez, and their children, Remigio, Sophia, Bianca, Joey and Joel; daughter Maria Christinia and Marty Cooper, and their children, Aleisha, Alexis and Rodney; son Raul Velez and his children, David, Vanessa and Jessica; daughter Rose Marie Velez, and her children, Gabriel, Yolanda, Daniel, Monique, Magdalena, Miguel and Daniel; son Salvador and Reyna Vasquez, and their children, Salvador and Luis Carlos.
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Visitation is Monday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. followed with a memorial service at 6 p.m. A full mass will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at St Mary’s Catholic Church in Eagle, followed with a burial at Sunset View Cemetery.