A rosary is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. with mass following at 10 a.m. Friday, February 16, at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church for Richard N. Granados of Artesia, New Mexico.
Mr. Granados died Thursday, February 8, 2018 at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock, TX.
Fr. V.J. will officiate at the services with burial to follow at Lake Arthur Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Daniel Losoya, Ramon Granados, Richard Granados, Ramiro Granados, Mikey Moreno, A.J. Moreno, Joey Granados and Michael Casares. Honorary pallbearer will be his great-grandchildren, Arturo Valles, Raunchy Chavarria and Jeremiah Casares. Visitation will be held on Thursday at Terpening & Son Mortuary from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Richard was born on April 9 in Banderas, Chihuahua, Mexico; the son of Antonio and Juanita (Nunez) Granados. On May 1, he married Elfida Chavarria in Artesia. He was a longtime resident of Artesia.
He was a sandblaster and roustabout for Stevenson-Roach and a member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church. He enjoyed fishing, football and spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, a granddaughter, a grandson and a son-in-law.
Survivors include his wife Elfida Granados of Artesia; daughters Camie Casares, Ronnie Granados, Rebecca Granados and Rikki Granados all of Artesia; brothers Antonio Granados of Odessa, TX, Daniel Granados of Artesia; Hector Granados of Oddessa, TX and Seferino Granados of San Elizario, TX; sisters Olga Urias of Pecos, TX, Jane Granados, Dora Gardea and Rosa Ornelas all of Odessa, TX; 9 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Dad, I have been missing you so much. It's the little things that you said and done that we will cherish forever. Your memories you left us with are never to be forgotten. You thought us well and we'll never forget that. You were an amazing man and you'll always be. You never let anything bother you or get to you. You were a very strong man to endure everything that you did and that's why we always looked up to you. I love and miss you so much Daddy.
Ronnie GranadosArtesia, NM
Happy Birthday Dad. Hope you're enjoying your first birthday in Heaven. I love you to the moon and back 😘💚💛💙
Rebecca GranadosArtesia, NM
Dad its been a little over a month that you left us and you wouldn't believe how hard it is without you. I don't think we'll ever get over this hurt. There is so many things I want to ask you Dad but I know I will never get an answer. I try to find comfort in knowing that you are no longer in pain and that you're happy cause you were ready to go home and rest, but not even that helps us. Dad I love you so much and I miss you terribly. I will never get over the fact that you're not here anymore. Please help me understand why you wanted to leave us. Just give me a sign that you're okay Dad 😢 I love you Daddy!!!
Rebecca GranadosArtesia, NM
It is with a heavy heart that I write this. I just found out about your daddy's passing. Please know that I am lifting your entire family up in prayer. A daddy's guidance is always needed. He will now guide you from up above. Big hugs.
Karla ChavezArtesia, NM
my dear childhood friends, and Effie. I am sorry to her about your daddy/ husband, I know how your hurting right now cuz my daddy passed awAy going on 8 months and all i want you girls to know that always remember the good times ..now we have both Richard's looking down on us and will be our angels I. heaven..I love you all..gid bless you and keep y'all strong..
Iyona RamirezLaredo, TX
Rest In Peace, Brother!
Dora GardeaOdessa,, TX
To the family, my heartfelt condolences for your loss of your loved one. As you cope with your loss, may you also find comfort in knowing that God promises to put an end to all the things that have plagued mankind for centuries including death (Revelation 21:3,4). May these promises from God's word, the Bible give you comfort now and real hope for the future. My deepest sympathy.
Mary Berg, NM
Daddy I love and miss you so much. I will miss that big smile of yours. Your laughter everytime I said something funny or when I would sneak me that second tortilla. I will miss seeing the hugs you and Jeremiah would share. But most of all I will miss your presence, but I know you are now finally home and at rest. And you are now my second beautiful angel. I know you and Steven are both looking after our family. You will be greatly missed but never forgotten. I love you Daddy.
Camie CasaresARTESIA, NM
I pray for your family.maybuiu rest in peace and see your parents and brothers.in so glad that I got to meet your daddy and husband to your wife.it was only for 1 day but I thought you and your whole family are wonderful.I was very good friends with your brother Ruben and please tell him hello from me and Vivian and that she is doing well.my love to y all.
Alan kirxnerOdessa, TX
Rest In Peace & God Bless.
Rachel GalvanOdessa, TX
oh my Tio, the memories you have left us all with. Most of my childhood was spent around you and i am so grateful for that. I remember the last time i saw you, which was 5 months ago maybe, and you were outside and that smile you had as i was walking up the drive way!! I'll never forget that and remember you just like that. to my tia and cousins, i am so sorry, my thoughts and prayers are with each and everyone of you all.
Yolanda CatanoHobbs, NM
Dad, I'm gonna miss you so much. You left us so sudden and the heartache is so unbearable. We struggle to understand why,but only God knows why. We will always cherish the memories you left us. The things you did for us and taught us will never be forgotten. You were definitely one of a kind. I love you so much and I'll miss you even more. But i know that you will always be looking down on us to see if we're ok. I love you daddy.
Ronnie GranadosArtesia, NM