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About Us

We're honored to serve our community


Our History

Welcome to the DeVargas Funeral Home and Crematory web site; we are proud servants of our community. Many of our staff were born and raised in Española and attended the same schools as our clients, graduated together, and lived in the same community. We also extend our service throughout all surrounding communities and beyond if requested as well. Johnny C. DeVargas, founder, began his career in his early teens.  Johnny has a passion for the work he does and recognized at a tender age that he wanted to devote his life in service to families during the most vulnerable time in a person’s life.  At the age of 13, he began his apprenticeship and mentoring at the skilled guidance of a local funeral home owner.

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Johnny was soon identified as having the desire, empathy, people skills, and artistic talents necessary to succeed in this very specialized field. Johnny’s career experience spans over 40 years, primarily in the Española Valley and in Santa Fe. In humble beginnings, he founded DeVargas Funeral Home in March of 1999 in a very small structure, formerly the Forestry Service Building on the Los Alamos Highway in Española.  Not long after, Johnny was blessed with realizing his dream of today’s more modern, larger and state-of-the-art facility. We are conveniently located in the heart of the Espanola Valley, we have 3 beautiful chapels to accommodate multiple services at the same time, an entire fleet of stately new vehicles, ample parking, and beautiful serene surroundings. DeVargas Funeral Home is proud to offer the Española Valley's newest crematory facility designed for comfort when witnessing is requested. 

Place your trust in the DeVargas Funeral Home. Our staff that intimately knows the customs and traditions that are so familiar and important to us all. When you trust your loved ones to the care of DeVargas Funeral Home, you rest assured that we take that trust most seriously. We are proud members of the National Funeral Directors Association and the New Mexico Funeral Service Association, but more than that, we are proud native members of this community.  We offer competitive and affordable prices, and no one is ever turned away.  Most importantly, we make the promise to never sacrifice quality when accommodating your needs. 

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