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Jesus N. Carrasco, 89, of Carlsbad, NM, passed away on Thursday, July 7, 2022, at home surrounded by his family. Jesus was born on July 9, 1932, in Balmorhea, TX to Miguel and Miquela Carrasco.
Visitation is scheduled from 4 to 6pm, Thursday, July 14, 2022, at Denton-Wood Funeral Home, followed by a Rosary and Vigil at 6:00pm at Denton-Wood Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled at 10:00am, Friday, July 15, 2022, at San Jose Catholic Church with Fr. Juan Carlos Ramirez officiating. Burial will follow at the Loving Cemetery in Loving, NM. Denton-Wood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Jesus was raised in Carlsbad NM, when their family moved from Balmorhea, Texas in 1942. At a young age, his parents invested in a large farm, where they became a family of farmers. His parents were young, hard-working, and determined to make a good life for themselves. This greatly influenced Jesus, and it contributed to his hard work ethic and his love of the land. In 1954, Jesus enlisted in the U.S. Army, where he faithfully and honorably served for two years, till 1956. Jesus was honorably discharged in 1962. Thereafter, he worked as a farm laborer, welder and at the Loving Cotton Gin, until he was able to buy his very own farm in 1968, where he worked hard, endless days and nights while he raised his family. He branched out and also did Custom farming for other farmers.
Jesus retired in 1994, after a lifetime of farming, where he grew alfalfa, wheat, grass, cotton and raised his own cattle. He made sure his cattle had water and were fed and cared for before he, himself had breakfast and in the evening before the day ended. He enjoyed playing pool while having a cold beer, as well as when he would go camping, fishing and an occasional bonfire with family and friends. Relaxing and taking a cruise and listening to music, he liked the oldies but goodies, country western and Mexican music. He loved spending time with family during the holidays, birthdays, and special occasions, where he got to socialize with everyone. Also, eating and having a margarita with family at different restaurants. His other joys in life were playing dominos, and watching his favorite TV shows: Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune and The Price is Right. He cared and loved his chihuahua dog, Ziggy, he called him "Gigi"
Jesus was preceded in death by his father, Miguel O. Carrasco, Sr.; mother, Miquela (Navarrette) Carrasco; daughter, Holy Gloria Carrasco; granddaughter, Honesty "Shae" Carrasco Valdez; three siblings, Edward "Lalo" Carrasco, Alberto Carrasco, and Miquela Villa; and five siblings-in-law, Rita Carrasco, Evelyn Carrasco, Jose "Cuate" Villa, Trine Sapien, and Olivia Carrasco.
Jesus is survived by his five children, Joe S. Carrasco and wife, Gayleen of Carlsbad, NM; Jimmy S. Carrasco and Bertha Lozano of Carlsbad, NM; Mike G. Carrasco and wife, Elena of Carlsbad, NM; Angela Carrasco Rodriguez and husband, Rodolfo "Chunkie" of Carlsbad, NM; and Paul Carrasco of Carlsbad, NM; twenty three grandchildren, Robert Clay Campbell (Kim), William Joseph Campbell "BJ", Santiago Carrasco (Vernice), Jessica Trish Carrasco Morales (Rodney), Pablo Molina, Ivan Sandoval (Kathy), Sam Sandoval (Felicia), Saul Lozano, Manuel Sandoval, Eric Sandoval, Jose Sandoval (Lizeth), Fabien Sandoval (Tiffany), Jennifer Dee Carrasco Hernandez (Junior), Jesus Michael Carrasco, Kimberly JoLee Carrasco (Richard), Dustin Joey Carrasco, Leroy Navarrette, Joshua Navarrette, Angelica Rodriguez, Chris Rodriguez, Danny Rodriguez and Nicholas Carrasco; thirty-eight great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; seven siblings: Ysabelle C. Tobar and husband, Macario of Carlsbad, NM; Jose N. Carrasco of Carlsbad, NM; Maria C. Luna of Tucson, AZ; Juanita C. Sapien of Carlsbad, NM; Lucy C. Trujillo, of Carlsbad, NM; Mike N. Carrasco Jr. of Moriarty, NM; and Frank N. Carrasco of Carlsbad, NM; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins and extended family.
Pallbearers; BJ Campbell, Santiago Carrasco, Jessica Morales, Jennifer Hernandez, Michael Carrasco, Kimberly Carrasco, Dusty Carrasco, Leroy Navarrette and Angelica Rodriguez, his Grandchildren. Jesus leaves behind a legacy for all his children and grandchildren, whom will always have him in their hearts
Condolences may be expressed online at dentonwood.com or please contact family members, Thank you, Carrasco family.