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Edward Ornelas

December 5, 1964 ~ December 13, 2019 (age 55)


Memorial mass is scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Friday, December 20, at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church for Edward R. Ornelas of Artesia, New Mexico.

Mr. Ornelas, 55, passed December 12, 2019.

Fr. Fraces Lazer will officiate at the services. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Terpening & Son Mortuary.

A Rosary will be recited Thursday, December 19 at Our Lady of Grace at 6:30 p.m.

Edward was born December 5, 1964 in Artesia N.M., the son of Joe Ornelas and Ida (Samora) Ornelas. He was a longtime Artesia resident.

Edward was a devoted son, father and grandfather. He was the backbone who held his family together. He enjoyed singing and performing alongside his band members of the Evoluzion band. Having an audience brought him joy. He was known for his talented work ethic as a contractor. Edward was always full of life and left an impact on everyone he came across. He was known for his sense of humor and positive outlook on life. He was a big hearted human being who was always helping others, and had a smile for everyone who came his way. Our beloved son, father and grandfather will forever be missed and remembered by many.

Edward proceeded in death by son Jordan Ornelas.

Edward is lovingly remembered by his father and mother Joe and Ida Ornelas. Brothers Jj and Berry Ornelas of Albquerque, Kerry and Jerrod Ornelas of Artesia.Children Aaron Ornelas of Albquerque. Jada and Stevie Ornelas Jakob, Stefanie and Janesha Lopez all of Artesia. Grandkids Christina Ornelas, Dray Pacheco, Jace, Ava and Elena Lopez. Expecting granddaughter Maylani Garcia.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Tepening & Son Mortuary.  Please remember Mr. Ornelas at www.artesiafunerals.com.

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December 19, 2019

6:30 PM
Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church
1111 N. Roselawn Ave.
Artesia, NM 88210

Memorial Mass
December 20, 2019

10:00 AM
Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church
1111 N. Roselawn Ave.
Artesia, NM 88210

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