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Damien Velasquez

Damien Eugene Velasquez

March 3rd, 1978 - July 8th, 2019
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Damien E. Velasquez, age 41. A resident of Peralta, New Mexico passed away on July 8, 2019 in Denver, Colorado at the University of Colorado Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. Damien was the most sociable man you could ever have met. He loved telling stories about his hunting and fishing trips. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He graduated from Los Lunas High School in 1996, where he was a star basketball player. Which took him to Belgium to play on the all-star team. He attended the University of New Mexico Valencia Campus and then transferred to San Jacinto in Houston, Texas. Damien was a corrections officer for over 20 years. He was preparing to retire. His favorite basketball team was the North Carolina Tar Heels. His favorite football team was the Minnesota Vikings. Damien was preceded in death by his grandpa, Ernest Rodriguez; grandma, Angelina Velasquez; brother, Derrick Velasquez; four uncles and two aunts. Damien is survived by the loving mother to his children, Kristi Velasquez; his children, Seth and Khloe; father, Eugene; mother, Diana; brother Shawn (Michelle); sister, Kendra (Tim); nieces, Bryce, Sidney, Ally and Katie, nephews; Skyler, Trace, Derrick Jr, and Adam and his grandmother, Millie Rodriguez. He is also survived by many loving aunts, uncles, and cousins from the San Luis Valley. All services will be held at the Noblin Funeral Service Belen Chapel, Saturday July 27, beginning with a visitation at 10:30 a.m., followed by a memorial service at 11:00 a.m. A reception will follow at the funeral home’s reception room. In lieu of flowers you may make donations to the San Rafael Presbyterian Church (maintenance), c/o Margie Garcia, 33688 Hwy. 17, Antonito, Colorado 81120.
Arrangements are being handled by the caring professionals at the Noblin Funeral Service Los Lunas Chapel, 2211-D Main St., (505) 866-9992
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Ken Garcia

Posted at 04:55pm
I am deeply saddened to learn of Damien's passing. I had the pleasure of working with Damien at CNMCF. He was an excellent and professional Correctional Officer.
An outstanding and respectful young man that will definitely be missed...
God Speed Brother Damien...
Your friend and colleague...
Ken Garcia
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Raymond De La Cruz

Posted at 10:44am
Worked with Damien til I retired, was a great man to know, will miss him, memories remain. Prayers go out to his family and friends, continually. R. I. P.

Michelle Duran

Posted at 04:32pm
I first met Damien when we were in collage at UNM-VC. We became super close and spent a lot of time together way back when. I ran into him a couple of years ago and we have been in contact ever since. He was a beautiful soul. I am so deeply saddened by his passing and will never forget all the memories we share. My deepest condolences and love are sent to his children and his family. May God Bless You All❤️
KM

Kevin, Stephanie & Marlina Montoya

Posted at 02:18pm
Kevin, Stephanie & Marlina Montoya.

We have been blessed with the honor of knowing Damien since he was about 6 years of age. The Velasquez family have been our neighbors for 32 years and we've had the pleasure of knowing all of their children. All wonderful, beautiful and a close knit family.
Damien was always the person we called to help us move big things around or house. We had good times with Damien hearing about all of the hunting excursions, etc.
He will be greatly missed by all of us who knew and loved him.
We ask that the Lord give the Velasquez family strength during this time of need.
AM

Alfredo Martienz

Posted at 01:29pm
I feel honored to have known Damien for more than 30 years. He was a great man, friend and neighbor. I am deeply saddened by the news of his parting. I pray that God will grant his family the strength to get through this most tragic time. My most sincere condolences.
-Alfredo Martinez
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