March 18, 2005
Services: have been held.
Mr. Daniel G. Villanueva, 88, of Portales, died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2005, at the home of his daughter.
He was born on April 17, 1916, in LaQuesta, near Villanueva, to Margarita and Florian Villanueva. He married Antonia Lucero on Dec. 28, 1936, in Santa Fe.
He was a hard-working man who had done various types of work. He worked for the City of Portales. He had also worked on farms and for local peanut companies. Family members said he enjoyed raising cows and horses and other farm animals and doing word search puzzles. He was a member of the St. Helen Catholic Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Antonio Villanueva; a sister, Anecita Lucero; a son, Facundo Villanueva; and by his wife.
Survivors include three sons, Florian Villanueva (and wife, Mary) of Deming, and Ernest Villanueva (Adelina) and Jerry Villanueva, all of Portales; seven daughters, Margaret Villanueva, Amelia Trujillo (Agapito), Elijia Villanueva, Lucy Segovia, Cecilia Montoya (David), Rita Ortega (Nino), and Dora Apodaca (Henry), all of Portales; 31 grandchildren; 71 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
A rosary is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday at St. Helen Catholic Church in Portales.
Father Tobin Hitt will officiate the services.
Burial will be at Portales Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Jennifer and Isidro Ortega, Raymond Mirabal, Eric and Britney Villanueva, and Kim Tarango.
Honorary pallbearers are all his other grandchildren.
Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.