SALVADOR A. “SONNY” PARRA, 59, a lifelong resident of Deming passed away Monday February 8, 2021 at Providence Hospital in El Paso.
A rosary will be Friday morning, February 19, 2021 at 10:30 at Holy Family Catholic Church where a memorial mass will begin at 11 o'clock with Fr. Prakasham Babu, Pastor officiating. As was Sonny’s request, cremation will take place at Baca’s Mimbres Crematory. Masks and social distancing will be required.
Sonny was born October 8, 1961 in Deming to Abran and Marilyn (Gonzalez) Parra. Sonny was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, son, brother and friend. He was truly a great and selfless man, a hard worker, and provider. He had a huge heart whose impact will be forever felt by his family and friends who loved him dearly. He leaves behind a hole in many hearts that only he can fill. Sonny loved to rope and ride. He enjoyed attending the grandkids rodeos, and livestock shows, football, basketball and volleyball games. He enjoyed taking mini trips with his wife, Judith and just spending time with her. He always had some kind of project going. His most recent project was putting the final touches on his round pen so that he could work his new horse that he bought before he became ill. Sonny started at a young age with Columbus Electric and worked his way up the ranks currently being the Operations Manager for the company. He enjoyed teaching his crew and especially teaching children, friends and grandchildren how to rope and ride. Sonny never met a stranger and he will be missed by all who knew him.
He is survived by his wife Judith of Deming; daughter Sharla Hernandez (Pony) of Road Forks, NM, son Tripp Bennett of Albuquerque; brothers Abie Parra (Carol) and Tom Parra (Melba) of Mimbres, Anthony Parra (Jennifer) of La Mesa and numerous nieces and nephews. His grandchildren are Chilly, Michael, Brisaida, Jaycee, Destiny and Adilene Hernandez, and Keslee and Riley Bennett. His parents Abran and Marilyn preceded him in death.