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Juan Miguel Dominguez

January 29, 1988 — August 26, 2023

Espanola

Juan “Sunshine” Dominguez, 35, a resident of El Guache, NM went peacefully to his home in heaven surrounded by family on Saturday, August 26, 2023. Juan was an amazing person with a heart of gold and a shining personality. Among being an avid fisherman, Juan was amazing when it came to gardening and lit up any room with his contagious smile. Juan had a love like no other for his dear mom, sisters, nephews, nieces, God children, and last but certainly not least the ONE and ONLY Dallas Cowboys.

He was preceded in death by his father Juan Dominguez. Maternal Grandparents: Miguel and Eloisa Valdez, Mable and Jose Jesus Garcia. Paternal Grandparents: Santiago Dominguez. Padrino Lenny Maestas, Aunt Geraldine Dominguez, Uncle Maclovio Maestas and Cousin Virgil “Ramsey” Vigil. 

Juan is survived by his loving mother Mercy Dominguez & Stepdad, Benjamin R. Robles. Sisters: Valerie (Samantha), Marisol & brother-in-law Mario. Step Siblings: Susana, Catalina (Tanya) & Miguel (Erica) Rivera, Niece Jocelyn. Nephews; Emilio and Clyde & his amazing Padrinos Mike (Linda). Special Relatives: Otilio (Chenky), Barbara (Virgil), Kay, Chastity (Stephen), Grandpa Clyde, Grandma Sarah, Grandma Lorraine, Jacque, Michelle, Carmella (Randy), Minnie Martinez, Jennifer Montano, Josh Maestas, Emmanuel Dominguez, Tim Martinez. Aunts and Uncles: Johnny (Mannie), Earl (Kathy), Louanna (Toby), Alvin (Norma), Rudy (Pam), Linda, Loyola, Wilfred, Bobby, Lena (Pepe), Victor, Rosa, Maricella (Luis), Felipe, Santiago (MaryAnn). Along with numerous other relatives that loved him deeply. 

Public visitation will begin on Thursday, September 7, 2023, at 5:00 pm at the San Jose Catholic Church in Hernandez, a Wake service will follow at 6:00 pm. Recitation of the Rosary will be on Friday, September 8, 2023, at 11:00 am at the San Jose Catholic Church in Hernandez. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 12:00 pm. Burial will be at the San Jose Catholic Cemetery in Hernandez.

1st set of Pallbearers are as follows: Ricky & Ben Baros, Alex & Anthony Maestas, Derek Aragon, Earl & Adrian Valdez, Chenky Garcia, & Cindy Valdez. We are beyond grateful for all your efforts in trying to save our beloved Juanito!!

2nd set of Pallbearers are as follows: Miguel, Manuel, & David Espiricueta, Mario Romero, Ben Maynes, Nick Maestas, Vicente Garcia, Logan Vigil, Mario & Lucas Valdez. He loved you all like brothers!

Honorary Pallbearers are as follows: “EMILIO” Romero, Jocelyn Lujan, Clyde Vigil, Dominic Moya, Laz & Bella Garcia, Sarah & Gianna Maynes, Luke & Evan Vigil, Francisco & Veronica Dominguez, Julissa Espiricueta, Dianely, Angelo & Milyana Rivera, Jose Baros, Arthur Pacheco, Jude Oka, Savannah Garcia, & Lynette Maestas. 

The Dominguez Family is beyond grateful for the outpouring of love, donations, & sympathy we have received and continue to receive. 

In honor of Juanito’s love for The Dallas Cowboys, we ask that for the funeral services you wear your favorite Football jersey to help send him home. 

The family of Juan Dominguez has entrusted the care of their loved one to DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the beautiful Espanola Valley.   www.devargasfuneral.com   505-747-7477

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Public Visitation

Thursday, September 7, 2023

5:45 - 6:45 pm (Mountain time)

San Jose Catholic Cemetery Hernandez

, Hernandez, NM 87537

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Wake Service

Thursday, September 7, 2023

6:00 - 7:00 pm (Mountain time)

San Jose Catholic Cemetery Hernandez

, Hernandez, NM 87537

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Rosary

Friday, September 8, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Mountain time)

San Jose Catholic Cemetery Hernandez

, Hernandez, NM 87537

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Mass

Friday, September 8, 2023

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Mountain time)

San Jose Catholic Cemetery Hernandez

, Hernandez, NM 87537

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Burial

Friday, September 8, 2023

1:30 - 2:30 pm (Mountain time)

San Jose Catholic Cemetery Hernandez

, Hernandez, NM 87537

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