Jimmy R. Velarde, age 71, passed away suddenly on May 19, 2020 in Santa Fe, NM. He had battled cancer successfully but recently it had returned. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jacobo and Ascension Velarde; his sister, Suzanna Velarde Roybal and his brothers, Manuel Velarde and Delano Velarde. He is survived by sister, Mary (husband, Eddie Gallegos); sister, Frances Duran; sister, Lucy Ortega, and several nieces and nephews. Jimmy had several cousins and friends, in particular, Clyde Romero, that were a part of his life. He was a descendant of the Velarde family that settled Velarde, “a Velarde from Velarde.” Jimmy may you reside in everlasting light.
Rosary will be Friday, May 29, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Velarde, NM outside the church (masks are required). Mass of Christian Burial will follow inside the church with limited individuals allowed (masks are required) due to COVID-19 restrictions. Burial will follow at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Cemetery in Velarde. The family of Jimmy R. Velarde has entrusted the care of their loved one to the DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Espanola Valley. 505-747-7477
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