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Henry U. CastañedaApril 13, 1942 ~ November 25, 2017 (age 75)
Henry U. Castañeda Sr. left to meet our dear Lord in heaven on Saturday, November 25, 2017. He was born on April 13, 1942 to Pedro and Augustina Castañeda in Carlsbad, New Mexico. Henry met the love of his life, Cecilia Trevino and they eloped on November 12, 1960, but they soon married in December. Together they had five children.
Henry was preceded in death by his parents; brothers: Hector and Tony Castañeda. He is survived by his wife, Cecilia Castañeda; children: Cathy Safford, Debby Castañeda, Henry Castañeda, Jr. and wife, Kathy, Freddie Castañeda and fiancé Camille, Greg Castañeda and wife, Vanessa, and Christopher Castañeda and wife, Alice; his grandchildren: Melinda Pacheco and husband, Tony, Rory Castañeda and wife, Jacqueline, Katie Jo Castañeda and Jimmie Stewart, Ashley Ramirez and husband, John, Henry Jacob, Frederick, Santino, Geonni, Taylor, Ty, Trey, Breonna, Elijah, Damon, Christopher and Nathanial Castañeda; great-grandchildren: Zeke, Alana, Damara, Solara, Roenin, Brody, Trace and Isabelle; siblings: Ernesto Castañeda, Albert Castañeda, Ralph Castañeda, Connie Hurles, Pete Castañeda, Jr., Richard Castañeda and Laura Burke and numerous nieces and nephews.
Henry worked for the City of Carlsbad as a welder and retired as supervisor after 26 years of service. He served in numerous leadership roles through the years. Henry was a man of pride, strong values, and hard working ethics. He had a great, addicting personality. Henry loved the Lord and cherished his family. His friends and family loved to visit with him and always enjoyed his great sense of humor. Henry’s family certainly appreciates all the prayers through this difficult time.
Pallbearers will be Henry Jacob Castañeda, Rory Castañeda, Frederick Castañeda, Ty Castañeda, Trey Castañeda, Elijah Castañeda, Damon Castañeda and Christopher Castañeda.
Visitation will be 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM, Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at Denton-Wood Funeral Home.
A vigil is scheduled for 7:00 PM, Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at San Jose Catholic Church. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 AM, Thursday, November 30, 2017 at San Jose Catholic Church with Fr. Martin Cordero officiating. Interment will follow in Carlsbad Cemetery, Carlsbad, New Mexico. Denton-Wood Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
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