Funeral mass is scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Thursday, August 24, at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church for Steve Casares of Artesia, New Mexico.
Mr. Casares, 52, died Saturday, August 20, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family.
Fr. Jorge Vargas will officiate at the services with burial to follow at Woodbine Cemetery. A rosary will be recited at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Grace. Pallbearers will be Bobby Alcocer, Michael Casares, Jeremiah Casares, Paul Casares, Eric Casares, Brandon Hinds, Anthony Ponce, and Danny Losoya.
Visitation will be at Terpening & Son Mortuary Wednesday beginning at 10:00 a.m.
Steve was born September 29, 1964 in Alamogordo, N.M. to Steven Singleterry Casares and Consuelo (Lira) Casares. He was a long time Artesia resident after moving here in 1980 from Mayhill, N.M.
On June 25, 1983 he was married to Camille Granados in Artesia.
Steve was an owner/operator of his own sand blasting company for the oil fields. He was a member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, the Artesia Moose Lodge, and the NRA. Steve was an avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and was an avid reader of Louis L'Amour Books. His love was getting to spend time with and enjoy his family.
Steve was preceded in death by his father; son Steven Joe Casares, Jr.; brother Bennie Casares; and a niece Cassandra Chavarria.
Survivors include his wife Camille of the family home; mother Consuelo Casares of Artesia; sons Michael Casares and wife Tina, Jeremiah Casares, and Bobby Alcocer and wife Alejandra all of Artesia; sisters Connie Hernandez of Artesia, Peggie Baggerly and husband Phillip of Oklahoma, Tammy Ponce and husband Abel of Artesia, Mary Williams and husband Jamie of Las Cruces, N.M., Lola Casares of Artesia, Barbara Casares of Artesia, and Julie Hinds and husband Roy of Roswell, N.M.; brothers Rodrigo Lira and wife Chuy of Artesia, Paul Casares of Carlsbad, N.M., and Eric Casares of Roswell; grandchildren Steven Ace Casares and Michael Casares.
Happy Birthday Steve. Hope your first birthday in heaven is special. Please let my sister know you're having a good time up there today. Love and miss you Cato.
Rebecca GranadosArtesia, NM
To all the casares/granados family im so very sorry for your loss of a wonderful husband son brother brother in law steve will forever be loved and in the hearts of many
Tammy douglasLakewood, NM
My Sincere Condolences to the Casares Famiky. Steve you are loved by so many. We have many memories. RIP Steve..GOD BLESS THE FAMILY LOVE SUZIE
Susan DuranAndrews, TX
My baby I miss you so much. I don't know what I'm going to do without you. My life is empty. But I know you are at rest and in Peace. May GOD keep you in his hands as I keep you in my heart. I love you my sweetheart until I see you again
Camie CasaresArtesia, NM
My one and only brother in law, you will be greatly missed. It was a pleasure having you in our lives for 34 years. You will always be in my heart. May you RIP Steve.
My condolences to the family. He was an awesome person. I loved him so. Prayers to all
Patricia Heredia LosoyaArtesia, NM
My condolences to all the family wish I could be their with you all but I will be their in spirit. Till we meet again Steve dance with the Angels.
Lorenza ChavarriaSanta Clara, NM
As hard as this may be, I now know that you are in a better place.
Goodbyes are not forever, nor the end, it simply means, you'll be missed, until we me meet again.
R.I.P Uncle Steve
Baylee ChavarriaRoswell, NM
Choops HuertaArtesia, NM
You will be missed my friend. I'll cherish the memories and great coversations we had!!
Connie CanalesAlbuquerque, NM
Prayers for the family during this difficult time. Steve may you RIP, you were a great guy always had a smile on your face and will truly be missed by anyone who knew you.
My sincerest sympathies To this very close-knit family.
TOMMY R. CHAVARRIA, NM
My deepest condolences to all the family. Steve you were a true friend, you will be greatly missed, fly with the angels brother. See you on the other side.
Rogelio SalazarArtesia, NM