JUAN ORDOÑEZ, 87, resident of Deming passed away Monday June 22, 2020 at Mimbres Memorial Nursing Home.
Public visitation was set for Thursday June 25, 2020 from 3 to 7 at Baca’s Funeral Chapel with Covid 19 restrictions in place. The immediate family will gather later for a private Rosary service. Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday June 26th at 11 o’clock in the morning at Holy Family Catholic Church with Fr. Alex Ureña officiating. Concluding services and interment will follow at Mt. View Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be his grandsons Juan Enrique Ordoñez Jr., Juan Antonio Reyes Jr., Johnathan Ordoñez, Marco Chavira, granddaughter, Cynthea Molina and great-grandson, Jaime Molina. Honorary bearers are his grandchildren: Daniel Jose Ordoñez, Julian Ordoñez, Elizabeth Ordoñez, Brian Avila, Mathew Avila, Diana Barragan, Sara A. Reyes and Michael Ordoñez.
Juan was born March 22, 1933 in the Colonia Fernandez Leal, Chihuahua, Mexico to Refugio Juarez and Juan B. Ordoñez. In 1956, as a young man, he moved to work in agriculture in California and Arizona and returned and married Martha Parra on November 17, 1956. Juan worked at the U-Bar and Uvas Valley in agriculture until 1972 when he began his own construction company and worked in El Paso. He moved his family from Deming to El Paso in 1976 where he continued with his business as a contractor. Upon his retirement in 1995, he moved back to Deming where he kept himself busy with rental properties. Juan was a devout member of the Catholic Church.
Survived by his wife of 63 years, Martha of the home; children, Juan Enrique Ordoñez (Laura), Teresa Molina (Ricardo), Martha Reyes (Juan), Fernando Ordoñez (Sylvia) and God-daughter, Guillermina Ailor (Bradley); 13 grandchildren; 15 Great-Grandchildren and a sister: Socorro Mercado (Raul).
Preceded in death by his parents Juan and Refugio Ordoñez, two brothers; Miguel and Guillermo Ordoñez and sisters Francisca Alvarez and Clara Ozata.
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