Jimmy M. Olguin
October 22, 1947 to October 21, 2022
Olguin, 74, passed away one day before his birthday from heart failure. Funeral services will be held at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Artesia, NM on October 28, 2022. Rosary service will be held at 9:30 am with funeral service at 10:00 am and burial at Woodbine Cemetery immediately following.
Olguin was born October 22, 1947, to Jose Angel Olguin and Fidela Molina Olguin in Cottonwood, NM. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Delia Olguin of Artesia; daughter DeeDee Alvarado and Todd Madrid of Albuquerque, NM; daughter Debra Clark and son-in-law B.G. Clark of Dallas, TX; and son Jimmy Joe Olguin of Roosevelt, UT; granddaughter Kayla Trujillo and partner Val Trujillo of Rio Rancho, NM; grandsons Marcus Alvarado of Albuquerque, NM, Brannon Clark and Bryce Clark both of Dallas, TX; great-grandsons Andrew Sanchez and Aiden Sanchez, both of Rio Rancho, NM; and granddaughter Tazmyne June Olguin of Roosevelt, UT. He is also survived by siblings, Alice Gonzalez, Sylvia Smith, Adam Olguin, Jerry Marquez, Conrad Olguin and Bobby Olguin all of Artesia, NM, and LeRoy Olguin of Tucson, AZ. Olguin had numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his mother, father, and in-laws Luis Marquez and Cruz Marquez, all of Artesia.
Olguin, a lifetime resident of Artesia, was a highly respected businessman, family member, and friend. He never met a stranger and could always find something in common with whoever he met. Olguin grew up farming under the guidance of his father, learning to operate equipment at the early age of 5 years old. Olguin was trusted by farmers throughout southeastern New Mexico and was a foreman by the age of 17. He was respected by those he worked for and those that worked under him.
Olguin left the farm for the oilfield in 1979, joining his mentor, Johnny Gray at Gray Pumping Service. It wasn't long before he rose to foreman and eventually acquired Gray Pumping which he operated until entering semi-retirement in 2014. He continued to stay involved, providing his problem-solving skills and relationships when needed.
Family was everything to Olguin. Having lost his father when he was 16, he assumed the role of family leader helping raise his brothers and sisters. He dedicated his life to his family and extended family, and never missed an important event. It was not unusual for he and Delia to load up and drive all night just to see a grandchild's program or a relative for just a few hours.
He loved horses and team roping, converting to a spectator after he was unable to participate. He will be remembered for his stories, nicknames, and ability to make people laugh. In the last years, Olguin would make his route every morning to check his neighbors just as he did oil wells for nearly 40 years.
Olguin will be laid to rest at Woodbine Cemetery. Pallbearers will be David Torres, Brannon Clark, Bryce Clark, Andrew Sanchez, Aiden Sanchez, and Justin Olguin.