Services are scheduled for 10 am Tuesday, April 19, at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church for Jesus A. Leon of Artesia, New Mexico.
Mr. Leon, 62, died on April 11, 2022 in Rio Rancho, New Mexico.
Fr. Vijay will officiate at the services. Cremation will follow under the direction of Terpening & Son Mortuary. A rosary is also scheduled for 9:30 am Tuesday. Visitation will be at Terpening & Son Mortuary from 3 to 6 pm on Monday.
Jesus was born on November 30, 1959 in San Bernardo, Durango, Mexico; the son of Luis Leon and Lucia Rios Leon.
He loved watching western movies, eating at IHOP, chinese food, and most of all chile rellenos. He enjoyed taking his wife to the casinos. He loved spending time with his family, joking around and pulling pranks on them. He was blessed to be able to tell his family what he wanted and to encourage them to stay united after he was gone. His last words were to his wife, telling her she "was the love of his life!"
He was preceded in death by his mother.
Survivors include his wife Maria Del Carmen Leon; father Luis Leon; a son Luis Leon wife Faviola; daughters Esmerelda Leon and Lizeth Leon; brothers Francisco Leon and Fidel Leon; sisters Marta Ponce, Julia Barraza, Paola Bueno, and Rosa Leon; and by grandchildren Alejandro Lopez, Leslie Santacruz, Jose Santacruz, Arianna Leon, Emiliano Leon and Tania Becerra.