John E. Olguin

June 19, 1952 ~ November 14, 2020 (age 68)


John E. Olguin, 68, of Carlsbad, New Mexico passed away on Saturday, November 14, 2020. 

John was born on June 19, 1952 to Louisa Lovato and Enrique Olguin in Roswell, NM. He was raised in Hagerman, NM and graduated class of 1972 at Lake Arthur High. He met Connie Chavarria while attending Eastern New Mexico University at Roswell and made her his wife in September of the same year. John faced many health battles throughout his life but always proved to be a warrior and prevailed each time. He had three sons and one daughter despite being told he would never be a father. In his youth he enjoys coaching his children’s sports, camping and fishing with his family and dancing with his wife as often as he could. As he aged and his family grew, he loved chasing around his 9 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. He could always be found sitting at the table visiting with family, scratching tickets, and doing crossword puzzles. He took pride in his family, himself, and everything he did and never left a job unfinished. He will be greatly missed by his entire family.

He is preceded in death by his parents Enrique and Louisa, son John Olguin, daughter Melissa Olguin Lane, great granddaughter Alyanna Gonzalez, sisters Victoriana Olguin and Molly Olguin Nunez, brothers Henry Olguin, Raymond Olguin, and Jerry Olguin, grandparents Sostena and David Lovato, and beloved in-laws Ramon and Cruz Chavarria.

His memory lives on through his wife Connie Olguin, sons Lee Herera and Joe Olguin, sisters Clarinda Nunez, Velia Olguin and Angie Olguin, grandchildren Anissa Gonzalez, Jarrod Olguin, Kambri Roland, Jordan Chavez, Seth Olguin, Jonah Mathews, Julius “Juju” Mathews, John D. Olguin, and Julian Olguin, and great grandchildren Karrah, Karlee, Jaylene, Jace, Janelle, Aurora and Kannon.

Due to current COVID conditions, viewing will be private. A memorial service will be held when conditions are more favorable.

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