Dakota Nathaniel Moore, 22, of Loving, New Mexico, passed away on Saturday, December 19, 2020 in Lincoln County. Dakota Nathaniel Moore was born October 18, 1998 in Carlsbad, New Mexico to Serena Hernandez. Dakota attended school in Loving, NM where he made friends with anyone he met. He loved football and sports and was always pushing himself to achieve more even when it meant a broken bone or two. Dakota loved his big boy toys and pushed his dirt bike and any other machine he got on to their limits and still wanted more. He loved his pets, his childhood companion Harley his slobbery bulldog Beefy and all the other critters who were fortunate enough to have found themselves under his wing. He loved them all. Dakota fell in love with welding and attended welding school in Tulsa, OK, after graduating High school. He quickly climbed the ranks from a green helper to being a certified pipe line welder with his own rig and a helper he could teach. He loved fishing and camping and sunsets and bonfires. He loved more things than can be named and more things than we will ever know. His love of like was immense and true, exciting and vigorous, and always there. Dakota was a go getter if he got something in his sights he wouldnt stop until he had it. He was a wise man, wise beyond his years and always looked to learn from any situation. Dakota was an old soul in a young mans body ahead of his time in this world. He perserveced through lifes challenges, always making the best of his situation, never losing sight of his goals and aspirations. But of all these things that Dakota loved he would forsake each and everyone for the love of his family. Dakota loved his family more than life itself. He would do anything if took to protect, encourage, and just be with family. Above it all though he was a mommas boy, he loved his mother like no son has or probably ever will. A day without mom was torture to him, thought he would never admit that. He married his high school sweetheart, Berenice on December 14, 2017 and together they traveled, they laughed, they cried, and they lived their life as one. Dakota had a heart too big a love too strong, and a life too short. He will never be forgotten, he will always be missed, and he will eternally be loved in heaven and on earth and one day we will all get the chance to hug our beloved Dakota when he greats us at the gates of heaven to take is with him to the homestead he has prepared to bring us together once more. Above it all though he was a mommas boy, he loved his mother like no son has or probably ever will. A day without mom was torture to him, thought he would never admit that. God sent two angels to comfort his body when the time came to call him home, because he knew that Dakota would do the same, and he didnt want him to be alone. And Dakota looked down and saw the love of angels in disguise and knew the ones he left behind would know that he did rise. Survivors are his wife: Berenice Gonzalez Moore; mother: Serena Hernandez and stepfather Jimmy Hernandez and also stepfather Stephen Moore; sisters: Jaslyn Moore, Bella Hernandez and Brianna Hernandez; brothers: Lucas Hernandez, Jimmy Hernandez, Jesse Hernandez and Damien Hernandez; grandparents: Pat and Rhonda Yeager, Parham Turner and Edie Moore; great-grandmother: Jackie McDonald; Aunts: Sheree Turner, Charlotte Lyon, Elizabeth Campbell; uncle: Michael Turner and Jared Moore; mother-in-law: Veronica Terrazas; father-in-law: Paulino Gonzalez; sister-in-laws: Tonya Gonzalez and Camila Gonzalez. Rest in Peace Dakota, we Love You.
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