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Fred Laureta

Fred B Laureta

May 9th, 1943 - January 12th, 2019
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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
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
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  • Funeral Mass

    January 19th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    January 19th, 2019 1:00pm
    San Clemente Catholic Church
    244 Luna Ave NE
    Los Lunas, NM 87031
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  • Interment

    January 19th, 2019 | 1:30pm
    January 19th, 2019 1:30pm
    San Clemente Cemetery
    137 Chavez Ln
    Los Lunas, NM 87031
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Posted at 01:43am
Mr Laureta was my middle school teacher and also my coach. May you rest in peace. My condolences to his family.

Theresa Trujillo

Posted at 01:35pm
So sorry for the loss of Fred. It was fun taking exercise classes with him as instructor. Rest in peace Fred.

Lorraine Montoya Archuleta

Posted at 11:51pm
Phyllis and Ryan: We remember Fred fondly and always enjoyed visiting with him in Socorro. Our prayers going your way for peace and healing during this difficult time.

George Hobbes

Posted at 09:54am
We are thinking of you during this difficult time. All at Rotary are thinking of you.
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Nancy Pell

Posted at 06:52pm
I am so thankful for Fred's Dessert Garden Wisdom which he happily shared with me. I will think of him often as I attempt to make the dessert a greener place to live. Bless you Phillis for all the love and support you provided Fred. You two were amazing neighbors.
Nancy Pell January 18 ,2019
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