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Antonio C Arzola

July 4, 1933 ~ May 8, 2018 (age 84)


Antonio C. Arzola, 84, of Bayard passed away on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family.

Visitation will take place on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 from five to six o’clock in the evening at Baca’s Funeral Chapels in Silver City.  The Prayer Vigil and Rosary will follow at six o’clock recited by Deacon Art Gutierrez.  The Funeral Liturgy will be Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at nine-thirty in the morning at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard.  Concluding services and burial will follow at eleven o’clock in the morning at Fort Bayard National Cemetery.  Officiating will be Father Abraham Solis.  Serving as pallbearers are Ray Silva, Randy Silva, Ronald Carbajal, Andrew Carbajal, Tony Arzola III, Michael Arzola, Gabriel Arzola, Paul Arzola, Carlos Lucero Jr., Manuel Lucero and Patrick Lucero.  Honorary pallbearers will be all his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

“Paco” as he was affectionately known, was born on July 4, 1933 to Estanislado Arzola and Emilia Carrillo in Santa Rita. He was drafted into the Army on July 21, 1953 and served his country honorably until his discharge on June 2, 1955.  He then worked for Kennecott Copper Corporation for 24 years and retired in 1976.  His passion was coaching at the senior league level for the Copper Little League that he did for 18 years.  “Paco” was a lifetime fan of the New York Yankees. He dedicated his prayers to the Santo Nino and was a devout Catholic and Crusillista.  “Paco” was a wonderful husband, and a great example as a father and grandfather who was adored by all his grandchildren and will greatly be missed.  We would like to send a special “Thank You” to Amber Care, Wanda and staff for all they did for our father.

“Paco” is survived by his loving wife, Lydia R. Arzola; sons, Antonio “Paco” Arzola Jr. (Irene), Michael E. Arzola “Eddie” and Antonio S. Arzola III; daughters, Diane A. Silva, Dolores A. Lucero (Carlos), Barbara A. Carbajal (David) and Maria Arzola; brother, Ramon Arzola (Nora); sisters-in-law, Josie Gallardo, Bertha Muniz (Felix) and Carmen Rodriguez (Jesus); 15, grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; numerous nephews and nieces.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Estanislado and Emilia Arzola; in-laws, Manuel and Maria Gutierrez; grandson, Carlos Lucero; sisters,  Sarah Martinez and Manuela Alvarado; brother, Ruben Arzola; nephews, Paul Rodriguez and Ernie Arzola.



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