Gabriel J. Aldaz, 70
, a resident of Cañon Plaza, went to rest with the Lord on Wednesday, September 22, 2021, surrounded by his family. He was born on April 30, 1951, to Anita and Juan Aldaz. Gabriel was a man's man, he enjoyed helping his community of Cañon Plaza. Over the course of his life, he has touched and made an impact on many people, he was always willing to lend a helping hand and was a prime example of what a strong, loving, and courageous man is.
Gabriel’s life was full of adventure, he enjoyed going hunting, fishing, camping, off-roading, welding, and building. Researching his family history was one of his biggest interests, he would meet someone new and would ask them who their parents or grandparents were, then be able to tell them what family they came from, who they were related to, and find some way he was related to them down the family tree. Being a rancher was his passion, he put his all into his animals and ranch.
Gabriel loved nothing more than his family, he would go to every sporting event, every birthday party, and always loved visiting with them; his family was his pride and joy.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Anita and Juan Aldaz.
He is survived by his three children Brenda Jaramillo (Victor), Gabriel J. Aldaz Jr. (Mayra), and Doris Aldaz. Grandchildren, Jazimen Aldaz (Darren), Aubrey Aldaz, Gabriel Aldaz III, Josiah Jaramillo, and Samantha Aldaz. His beloved fiance, Josephine Gallegos and her children Natalie Segura (Will), Ashley Sena (Carlos), and Alex Gallegos. Her grandchildren, Gabriela and Guillermo Segura, and Olivia and Elias Sena. Mother of his children, Gloria Sandoval. Brothers and Sisters that he raised as his own, Marcelino Aldaz (Irene), Geneva Martinez (Mel), Victor Aldaz (Geri), Andrew Aldaz (Julie), Joe Aldaz (Angela), Gene Aldaz (Jeannette), Roberta Torrez (Leo), James Aldaz (Yoshabelle Dawn), and Annabel Trujillo (Robert). Three godchildren, Johnny Martinez, Victor Aldaz Jr., and Liane Hansana. Lastly, his numerous nieces and nephews, and many friends that he loved dearly. Serving as beloved pallbearers, Gabriel Aldaz III, Josiah Jaramillo, James Aldaz, Marcelino Aldaz, Victor Aldaz, Andrew Aldaz, Joe Aldaz, and Gene Aldaz. Honorary pallbearers, Jazimen Aldaz, Aubrey Aldaz, Samantha Aldaz, Donald Martinez, Peter Mascareñas, Juan Luis Martinez, and Alex Gallegos.
Public visitation will begin on Thursday, September 30, 2021, at 6:00 PM in the Sangre de Cristo Chapel of DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory with a rosary to be recited at 7:00 PM. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Friday, October 1, 2021, at 10:00 AM at the San Juan Nepomuceno Catholic Church in El Rito. Burial to follow at the Cañon Plaza Cemetery.
The family of Gabriel Aldaz kindly asks guests to wear masks and always follow COVID safe practices for Public Viewing and Rosary/Funeral Services. Thank you!
The family of Gabriel Aldaz has entrusted the care of their loved one to the DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Espanola Valley. 505-747-7477-www.devargasfunerla.com