Cover photo for Severo Quiroga's Obituary
1952 Severo 2021

Severo Quiroga

April 23, 1952 — November 20, 2021

Please join us for a Celebration of Life in loving memory of Severo Quiroga, loving husband to Kathy, and Dad to Jerry and Francesca, son, son-in-law, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, cousin, nephew, and friend. Saturday, April 23, 2022 at 10 a.m. at Terpening & Son Mortuary, 611 W. Grand Ave., Artesia, New Mexico.

We will be sharing some of our favorite stories to laugh, to cry, and to remember such a good man who is greatly loved and missed.

** Out of respect for the family's wishes, please wear masks at the funeral home.

Mr. Quiroga, 69, died on November 20, 2021 at his home in Artesia.

Severo was born on April 23, 1952 in San Antonio, Texas; the son of Julian Quiroga and Carmen Bermea Quiroga.

On February 23, 1980 he was married to Kathryn Acitelli in San Antonio, Texas. He came to Artesia in 1992 to instruct Border Patrol agents at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center.

Severo entered the US Border Patrol on October 2, 1978. His duty stations were in Deming, New Mexico and Laredo, Texas. He also instructed Physical Techniques at the US Border Patrol Academy in Glynco, Georgia. He taught at the Artesia FLETC until he retired in 2010. He loved his career and his colleagues. He was highly respected and loved much.

Severo enjoyed spending time with his wife Kathy and his children Jerry and Francesca. He was a loving husband and dad. Severo was a fun loving guy who enjoyed working out, entering all sorts of competitions, showing antique and classic cars, working on clocks and other projects, and gardening. Most of all, he loved people, especially his family and friends and they loved him back. He will be missed by so many.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Jerry Quiroga and Ignacio Quiroga, great-nephew Jaxon Garner, sister-in-law Frances Maday, and inlaws Mr. Frank B. Acitelli and Mrs. Florence Acitelli.

Survivors include his wife Kathryn Quiroga; a son Jerry Quiroga; a daughter Francesca Quiroga; brothers Julian Quiroga Jr and wife Polly, Larry Quiroga, and Henry Quiroga and wife Elsa; sisters Mary Roberts and husband Mike, Carmen Gavia and husband Gerard, and Betty Lou Quiroga; sisters-in-law Sally Clamp and husband Ross, and Reyes Quiroga; brother-in-law Bernard Acitelli and wife Judith; also by numerous aunts, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Severo Quiroga, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

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Memorial Service

Saturday, April 23, 2022

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Terpening & Son Chapel


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