Fred B. Laureta, 75 years old, passed away on Saturday, January 12, 2019. Fred was born May 9, 1943 in the Philippines to father, Estanislow and mother, Aurora Laureta
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The Laureta family moved to the U.S. when Fred was a child. Fred served in the United States Aire Force for 6 years. He has a master’s degree from UNM. Fred has an eighth-degree black belt in Karate. He had a 30-year career as an educator, as a coach, teacher, and a principal serving Los Lunas, Tucumcari, and Socorro. After Fred had retired, he was teaching senior citizens in fitness and dance. He also loved to compete in the Senior Olympics and would bring lots of medals home. Fred enjoyed gardening, listening to music, spending time with family, travelling and going on adventures. Fred had a joyful and inviting smile. He honored his mother and father, nurtured his siblings, was a loving and devoted husband, and was a loving and active father to his sons, Dion and Ryan. He took pride and joy in his grandchildren, Iesha and Amori. Fred would always tell amazing stories about his childhood, his life, and about how important it is to be healthy. Fred and Phyllis were married for 49 amazing years. Those were the best years of their lives. Fred lived life to the fullest. He was passionate about always being a good person and accomplishing his goals in life, with a smile on his face.
Fred is preceded in death by his son, Dion Laureta; dad, Estanislow; and mother, Aurora.
He is survived by his wife, Phillis Laureta; son, Ryan Laureta; granddaughter, Iesha Laureta; grandson, Amori Sanchez; 3 brothers, Roy, George and Sam; 3 sisters, Alice, Esther and Lori; numerous nieces and nephews; and foster daughter, Patsy Gomez and family.
Services will be held at San Celemente Catholic Church on Saturday, January 19, 2019 beginning with a rosary at 12:30 p.m. followed by the funeral Mass at 1:00 p.m. Interment will follow at San Clemente Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by the caring professionals at the Noblin Funeral Service Los Lunas Chapel, 2211-D Main St., (505) 866-9992, where an online guest register is available at www.noblin.com.