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Robert Herrera Cueto

November 15, 1983 — April 23, 2024

Eunice, New Mexico

Robert H. Cueto (1983-2024):  Robert always found the time to be with friends and family.  He never met a stranger and would acknowledge anyone around.  With Robert present, there was laughter, stories and even singing - never a dull moment!  His laughter was definitely an unforgettable and contagious one!  Robert took over Rocky Peak, Inc. when his father retired, but his priority was always his girls, Makenzie (23), Addysen (12) and Adalyn (10).  He always celebrated and got involved in their birthdays, proms, sporting events, school activities or anything that interested his girls.  Robert was a proud girl dad.  He was a parishioner of St. Matthews Catholic Church in El Paso, Texas, where he also helped coach his daughters basketball team at St. Matthew’s Catholic School.   

In his 40 years of life, Robert left a tremendous impact on the life of all those who knew him.  He gave and truly gave all he could.  Even after his passing on the 23rd of April, his choice to give the gift of life was fulfilled.  His life was a living testament to the commandment found in Mark 12:31:  “Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.”  Robert understood that love transcends boundaries, and he embraced this divine principle with unwavering compassion. His legacy is etched in the hearts of those who had the privilege of knowing him.  

Robert’s kindness and generosity knew no bounds. Whether it was lending a helping hand to a struggling neighbor, sharing a warm smile with a stranger, or offering a listening ear to someone in need, he consistently embodied the essence of love. His actions spoke louder than words, and his love rippled through our community, leaving an indelible mark.  Robert also had a beautiful way of showing and giving love through his cooking.  He could keep it simple in the kitchen or turn it up a notch outside on the disco or the smoker.  His asado, ribeyes, smoked briskets and chicken were consistently cooked to perfection.  

Robert was born in Hobbs, New Mexico on the 15th of November, 1983.  He grew up in Eunice, New Mexico and attended Eunice schools.  While in junior high and high school he was very active in playing sports for the Eunice Cardinals, especially football, basketball, track and baseball.  He graduated high school in 2002 and then moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico to attend Apollo College.  He graduated and worked in Albuquerque as a pharmacy technician until he abruptly moved back to Eunice after the passing of one his best friends in 2004.  Since then, he worked in the oil & gas industry primarily in Eddy & Lea Counties as a heavy equipment operator and more recently as owner of Rocky Peak, Inc.  

In his spare time, Robert enjoyed watching his horses race at Ruidoso Downs, Sunland Park and Zia Park.  He enjoyed spending time with his daughters, cousins, friends and cooking out for everyone.   Robert truly enjoyed passing time with all the fur babies that surrounded him, especially Winston, Chapo and Cinta.  He cherished his time with his mom, whom he called his best friend, as their bond was unique and special.  When time permitted, he also liked to travel, play golf and be on the water with his boat or jet skis.  

Robert is survived by his grieving family; mother, Adela, father, Roberto.  His siblings, Maria (& Christopher DeBusk) and Jesse (& Savannah Cueto).  He leaves behind three daughters, Makenzie (& Manuel Luján), Addysen and Adalyn.  Robert loved his nieces and nephew as his very own:  Joseph Orozco, Justis Cueto, Angelina Cueto, and Aniston Cueto.  Also a special little cousin that he called his daughter, Crystal Larrea.  He leaves behind numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, relatives and close friends.  He is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Maria & Ismael Cueto; maternal grandparents, Roberta & Arcadio Herrera as well as his uncles and aunt, Carlos Herrera, Elias Cueto, Eliacer Cueto, Encarnacion Cueto, Manuel Cueto, Celestina Galindo and Julio Cueto.  

Pallbearers will be Steve Berumen, Tony Berumen, Bert Galindo, Miguel Angel Galindo, Danny Cueto, Carlos Herrera, Jr., Sergio Contreras, Jr., Jesse Contreras with honorary pallbearers being Gary Ray, Bubba Locke, Robert’s cousins and employees of Rocky Peak, Inc.  

When you think of Robert and want to honor him, his family would like to suggest that you “Love thy Neighbor”, in your own way, … love.

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Visitation

Wednesday, May 1, 2024

1:00 - 4:00 pm (Mountain time)

Chapel of Hope Funerals & Cremations

3321 N Dal Paso St, Hobbs, NM 88240

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Prayer Service

Wednesday, May 1, 2024

4:00 - 5:00 pm (Mountain time)

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3321 N Dal Paso St, Hobbs, NM 88240

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Mass

Thursday, May 2, 2024

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

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Interment

Thursday, May 2, 2024

3:00 - 4:00 pm (Mountain time)

Brunson Eunice Cemetery

, Eunice, NM 88231

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