Michael Barela , 59, a resident of La Petaca, was unexpectedly taken from this life on Monday, March 29, 2021. He was preceded in death by his father, Serafin Barela; mother, Lillian Barela; step-mother, whom raised him, Adelina Barela; brother, Yancy Barela and favorite uncle Larry Herrera.
Michael Barela enjoyed music, singing, fishing, and hunting, and spending time with his family and friends. Michael is survived by his three sons, Michael Barela Jr and wife, Loreen, Jonathan Barela (Amanda), Max Barela and wife, Kay; brothers, Ralphie Barela, Johnny Barela and wife, Gina; sisters, Myra Barela (Joel), Mae Gonzales and husband, Peter; nieces, Lillian Grant (Clint), Adrianna Barela; nephews, Charley and Ronny. Eleven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and many more extended family and friends. Public visitation will be held on Monday, April 12, 2021 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Sangre de Cristo Chapel of DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory. Private burial will be held at a later date. Serving as honorary pallbearers are Michael Barela JR. Michael Barela III, Jonathan Barela and Max Barela. The family of Michael Barela has entrusted the care of their loved one to the DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Espanola Valley.