juan lozano rsJuan Lozano, 87, longtime Deming resident passed away Wednesday January 10, 2018 at his home.

Visitation will be Friday afternoon, January 12, 2018, at 4 o'clock at Baca's Funeral Chapel where a prayer vigil begins at 6 o'clock led by Maria Lozano. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 o'clock Saturday morning at Saint Ann's Catholic Church. Concluding services and interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery with Father Manuel F. Ibarra, Pastor, officiating.

Juan was born March 30, 1930 to Francisca Rodriguez and Anacleto Lozano in Ejido Hidalgo, Chihuahua, Mexico. In his early years Juan helped his father work in their small farm in Mexico and learned many skills that he would use throughout his life. Juan first migrated to New Mexico as a bracero worker, moved to California to work in the farm fields, and finally settled in Deming in the late 1980's. He will be remembered for his ability to tell animated stories to his family, his willingness to help those around him, and his unconditional love for his family. Juan enjoyed to sing, dance, and loved his sweets. He was a man of his word and more importantly a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and a good friend to everyone he knew.

He is survived by his spouse, Juana Lozano of the home; 3 sons, Adan Lozano and wife Esperanza of Casas Grandes, Chihuahua, MX, Roberto Lozano and wife Carmen, Arnoldo Lozano and wife Maria both of Deming; 6 daughters, Eva Lozano of Deming; Maria Alonso and husband Armando of Glendale, AZ, Elisa Hernandez and husband Manuel of Deming; Dora Lozano of San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora, MX; Delia Armstrong and husband Charlie of Surprise, AZ, and Bertha Granillo and husband Martin of Deming; brother, Jesus Lozano of Ejido Hidalgo, Chihuahua, MX; 35 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and extended family members and friends.

Preceding him in death are his parents, Anacleto and Francisca Lozano; 3 sons, Valentin, Juan and Juanito Lozano; siblings, Roberto, Francisco, Amelia, Celia, Ezequiel and Evangelina Lozano.

Pallbearers will be Roberto Jr., Donato and Orlando Lozano, Armando Alonso Jr., Victor Silva and Martin Granillo Jr. Honorary pallbearers named are Martin Granillo III, Javier Trevizo and Jesus Lozano.

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