Rafael Quiroga, 76, was born December 02, 1942 in Pena Durango, Mexico to Eulalio Quiroga and Reynalda Cano. Rafael passed away Monday, April 29, 2019 in Lovington, New Mexico surrounded by his loving family. The loving father, husband, brother and grandfather was known as a jokester, who loved his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents and son Servando Quiroga. Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Rafaela Quiroga Sanchez; sons: Enrique Quiroga, German Quiroga, Marco Antonio Quiroga and Joe Pena; daughters: Alma, Sara and Maria Quiroga; brothers: Alfonso, Raul and Antonio Quiroga; sisters: Irene, Griselda and Abigail Quiroga; and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Pallbearers to serve will be: Enrique Quiroga, Cruz Herrera, German Quiroga, Jesse Quiroga, Omar Quiroga, Martin Mora and Martin Mora, Jr. Honorary Pallbearers: Aiden Jimenez and Jose Luis Simental.
Visitation will be held from 1:00 - 8:00 PM, with a Vigil/Rosary to begin at 6:00 PM, Thursday, May 2, 2019 at Stevens Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be at 1:00 PM, Friday, May 3, 2019 at St. Thomas Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Lovington Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.