Pedro Villanueva, 48
Mr. Pedro Olando (Pete) Villanueva, 48, of Portales, died Thursday evening, June 10, 2004, at Laurel Plains Healthcare Center in Clovis.
He was born on Nov. 22, 1955, in Villanueva to Mella and Alfonso Villanueva.
The Villanueva family moved to Portales in 1959. Pete attended the Portales schools and graduated from Portales High School in 1976. He loved sports, and went to all the football, basketball and volleyball games, where enjoyed watching his nieces and nephews play. He also loved to attend St. Helen Catholic Church and First Spanish Baptist Church. Mr. Villanueva was a very outgoing and friendly person who loved to visit and to have company.
He was preceded in death by his father on Sept. 30, 1991, and by two sisters, Jane and Dora Villanueva and a brother, Johnny Villanueva.
He is survived by his mother, Mella Villanueva of Portales; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Arthur and Valene Villanueva of West Jordan, Utah, and Steve and Sandra Villanueva of Portales; seven sisters and brothers-in-law, Josie and Tony Jaramillo Edgewood, Stella and David Lucero, Vickie and Danny Gonzales, Rosalie and Adam Pacheco, Corine and Pat Gonzales, Becky and Fabian Lopez and Annette and Tony Salguero, all of Portales.
The Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 1 p.m., Monday at St. Helen Catholic Church in Portales.
A prayer service was held 7 p.m., Saturday at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel in Portales. The Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at St. Helen Catholic Church.
Friar Tobin Hitt will be celebrant.
Burial will be at Portales Cemetery.
Tony Jaramillo, Jr., David Lucero, Jr., Danny Gonzales, Jr., Adam Pacheco, Jr., A. J. Villanueva, Joshua Gonzales, Eric Padilla, Fabian Lopez, Jr., Tray Salguero and Jonathan Smith will serve as pallbearers.
All of his brothers-in-law will serve as honorary pallbearers.
Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary in Portales.
Harry Gunn — 11 a.m. at the Christian Campus House at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales.
Helen Hale — 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Portales.
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