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Edmundo Vela

November 19, 1931 — June 4, 2023

Hobbs

Our beloved father Edmundo Vela (Eddie) passed away peacefully surrounded by family in his home on June 4th, 2023. He was born in Yorktown. TX on November 19, 1931, and was one of nineteen children to Romualdo and Emelia Vela.

He leaves behind his loving wife, Elena of 44 years and five children, Cindi Stephenson, Charlie Ortega and wife Bernadette, Corina Reza and her husband Mike Reza, Lydia Castillo, and her husband Librado, and Terry Vela and wife Alicia: eleven grandchildren and twenty great grandchildren. He is survived by his sister Angie Cabrerra and several nieces and nephews.

A long-time resident of Hobbs, New Mexico, he retired from the City of Hobbs where he received several recognitions of hard work.

Eddie loved reading about historical facts and trivia. He enjoyed speaking about it with people, with anyone who would listen. He loved carpentry and always had a hammer in hand fixing things or improving his home.

After retirement, Eddie became an avid gardener who loved his fruit trees and manicuring his lawn. Eddie was most happy when surrounded by family, telling jokes, laughing, and reminiscing of days gone by.

The family would like to express our thanks for the wonderful hope and care given by Hospice.

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

Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Monday, June 12, 2023

2:00 - 4:00 pm (Central time)

Chapel of Hope Funeral Home

3321 N Dal Paso St, Hobbs, NM 88240

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Rosary

Monday, June 12, 2023

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

Chapel of Hope Funeral Home

3321 N Dal Paso St, Hobbs, NM 88240

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Funeral Mass

Tuesday, June 13, 2023

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

St. Helena Catholic Church

100 E Bender Blvd, Hobbs, NM 88240

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Interment following funeral service

Tuesday, June 13, 2023

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