Cover photo for David Patricio Rodriguez's Obituary

David Patricio Rodriguez

d. June 27, 2024


David Patricio Rodriguez, 74, of La Puebla, New Mexico, passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his family on June 27, 2024. 

David was preceded in death by his parents Juan and Olympia Rodriguez, in-laws Ramon and Frances Padilla, brothers Juanito, Richard and Leonard Rodriguez, and Tommy Herrera who he raised as his son. 

David is survived by his wife Katie of 55 years and his children Juan Rodriguez (Michelle), Rebecca Martinez (Brian), Jesse and Jamie Rohrs who he considered as his sons, and his close nephew Joshua Duran (Erminda); his grandchildren Dominic (Katie), Micaela, and Damian. Marissa, Hannah (Nico), and Kaitlyn; his great-grandson Alexander; sisters Jonah, JoAnn (Emilio), Yvonne (Jesse), Elizabeth (Jerome), Sally, Judy (Larry), Darlene (Gilito) and June; brother Arthur (Barbara); his Aunts Mabel, Dorothy, Gabby, Roberta. Uncles, Orlando Vigil, and Remi Roybal. He was much-loved by the Padilla family Georgia, Ruby, Ella (John), Diana (Patrick), Kristy (Gabe). Brother-In-Laws, Tony (Anita), Michael, Joseph, Roy (Josie), and Frankie (Kathy). 

David retired after 34 years as a lineman with the Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM). He was an organizing member of the La Puebla Volunteer Fire Department where he held various positions, including Fire Chief, during his 23 years with the department. He was also instrumental in the establishment of the Arroyo Seco Fire sub-station. 

A Memorial Service for David will be held on Saturday, July 20, 2024, at 10:00 am at DeVargas Funeral Home in Espanola, New Mexico

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Alzheimer’s Association of New Mexico in his name at

The family of David Rodriguez has entrusted the care of their loved one to DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the beautiful Espanola Valley. 505-747-7477


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

Service Schedule

Upcoming Services

Memorial Service

Saturday, July 20, 2024

10:00am - 12:00 pm (Mountain time)

DeVargas Funeral Home and Crematory

623 North Railroad Ave, Espanola, NM 87532

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 2936

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree