Felipe "Neri" Aranda, 82, was born on May 26, 1936 in El Pueblito, Chihuahua to Domingo Aranda and Andrea Pando who preceded him in death. He was also preceded by his beloved daughters Frances, Andrea and Penny, as well as his siblings Raul, Lucas and Maria (Chuy). He is survived by his siblings Domingo, Cheles, Lalo, Beto, Martha and Lupe. He is also survived by his wife, Senaida; children: Homer (Olivia) Vasquez, Kris (Tony) Padilla, Phil (Angela) Aranda, Martha (Danny) Sanchez and Nerica Aranda Ibarra; and a host of grandchildren, greatgrandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Felipe and Senaida raised their family in Portales then later moved to Lovington where they made their home for many years. He loved animals especially horses and spending time at their ranchito. He will be greatly missed and will be remembered forever for the great man he was and the lasting memories left by his funny, kind, and loving manner.
Visitation will be held from 2:00PM-8:00PM, with a Vigil/Rosary to begin at 6:00PM, Monday, May 13, 2019 at Stevens Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be at 10:00AM, Tuesday May 14, 2019 at St. Thomas Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Lovington Cemetery.