Jay "JAYBIRD" by all and "Jaydawg" by uncle Sam Jacquez, 50, of Abiquiu, NM, Originally from La Gallina NM, passed away on September 3rd, 2022. He was preceeded in death by: Bernabe Jacquez(dad), Dorothy Jacquez(mom),Leroy Jacquez(brother), Leonard Jacquez(brother), Harold Barela(brother), Eddie Jacquez( brother), Bernie Jacquez(uncle/brother), Ricardo and Carmelita Jacquez(tio/tia), Buddy Lewin(nino), Salomon Martinez(uncle), Gilbert and Nifa Gonzales(tio/tia), George and Atocha Gonzales(tio/tia), Toby and Luz Gonzales(tio,tia),Donna Quintana(love of his life), Maria Martinez(daughter), and Bobby Trujillo and Pablito Salazar(best friends). Jay was born September 21, 1971, in Gallina, NM. Jay was a beloved father, son, brother, grandpa "pampo", nino, uncle and close friend to many and adored his grandchildren immensely. They were his world. He was always the grandfather they could count on. Always there with his "Jaks"(Jaclynne) fixing her car, or having her n little Jacob drive him through the back roads since the age of 11 just to see the scenery in gallina where he was proud to be from. Not to mention the recent years he enjoyed happily spending time with uncle sam and aunt helen from las cruces back to abiquiu, that was his happy times.He also worked so hard over the years as a father to his three children Martina, Marvin and Maria. He was a jack of all trade from an awesome carpenter, mechanic, cook(as long as you stayed out of the kitchen when he was cooking), to a roofer(in his younger days). Jay was always happy and always willing to help anyone.
He is survived by his children; daughter,Martina Mollohan(husband Eddie Mollohan), step-daughters: Angelique Martinez, Justina Gallegos, Adrianna Martinez, Julie-Ann Martinez and Marvin Pacheco, Parents; Antonia Jacquez, Nazario Barela , Larry and Marcella Martinez, brother Donny Martinez, his favorite (aunt/2nd mom) MaryAnn Garcia(Husband Eddie Garcia), special niece Tracy Salazar(husband Carlos Salazar) and Aisia Barela, grandkids; Jacob Martinez lll, his "Jaks" Jaclynne Martinez, Maria Pacheco, Eric Salazar, Brianna Mollohan, Alexis and Hailey Devargas, Savannah, Fabian, Serenity, Izaiah Pacheco, Emilio Rascon, and Alexandria Martinez "Alley", many aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews, nieces, family members, and close friends. Jay will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Now he rests in the loving arms of the Lord.
A Rosary will be held on Tuesday September 13, 2022 at 10:00 AM at Santo Nino Church in Gallina, NM, with a Mass of Christian burial at 11:00 AM. Burial will take place to follow in Gallina, NM.
All are invited to celebrate his The family of Jay Jacquez has entrusted her funerary care to the DeVargas Funeral Home and Crematory of Espanola, NM.
Serving as pallbearers are: Jacob Martinez lll, Alvin Jacquez, Beto Escobedo , Carlos Salazar, Marty Valdez and Leonel Pacheco.
Honorary pallbearers are: Uncle Sam and Helen Gray, Floyd Gonzales, Donny Martinez, Faustine Martinez, Joseph Fresquez, Stephanie Herrera, Archie Maestas, Kenny Jacquez, Belinda Armijo, and Robert Garcia.
The family of Jay has entrusted the gentle care of their loved one to DeVargas Funeral Home in Espanola. (505)747-7477 www.devargasfuneral.com