Obituary for Charles Perea Jr.
Our beloved father,brother,grandfather,great grandfather and friend, Charles "Chuck" Perea age 87 resided in Las Cruces, NM passed away Saturday January 20,2018.He was born June 22, 1930 in Las Cruces, NM and attended Las Cruces High School and the University of Las Cruces. He proudly served in the US Army; honorably serving in the Korean War. He was an avid bowler and golfer. His career would include 39 years of dedicated service with the the Atchisen,Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company in Gallup NM. He was on the Board of Directors for the Chamber of Commerce, he was also the President of the Rotary Club in Gallup NM for 4 years, and a serving member for 25 years, and he was on the Board of Directors for Rehobeth Medical Center Hospital for 25 years in Gallup, NM. He was a member at the Basilica Of San Albino in Mesilla, NM and a member of the Sacred Heart of Cathedral in Gallup NM.
Charles was proceeded in death by his wife Micaela M. Perea, father Carlos A Perea, mother Josephine Chavez Perea, and brother Nati Rubio.
Those left to mourn his passing include his Sons, Charles A Perea III of Arizona, Mario A Perea of Las Cruces NM, Daughters Diane A Perea (Blanca Estela)of Anthony, Texas and Cynthia A Lozano (Francisco Lozano)of Gallup, NM. Brother Jake Perea (Barbara), and sister Vivian Perea.
Three grandchildren,Kristin Perea (Eric Pedro), Chelsie Aiona (Dylan Aiona),and Chaase Perea. Great grandchildren include Sierra Rose Aguilar, Eric Sean Pedro, and Mayson Aiona. Nephews and Nieces include John Carlos Perea (Jessica), Nadine Torres (Sean), Natalia Perea, Jake Perea(Jessica).
Friends and Family may attend his rosary and Mass on Monday, January 29 at the Basilica San Albino church, 2070 Calle De Santiago, Mesilla, NM 88046. The rosary start at 9:00 am with mass to follow, Military Honors will immediately follow the church service.