Felipe T. Otero


Felipe T. Otero

Felipe T. Otero, age 76, passed away on July 28, 2022, peacefully in his home.

Felipe was born to Simon and Angelica Otero on Nov. 23, 1945. He was a lifelong resident of El Cerro Loop. After graduating from Los Lunas High School, he immediately entered the U.S. Army. Upon his return from serving in the Army, he met and married Ramona Garcia in 1968.

After 53 years of marriage, four children, 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, Ramona was by his side until the end.

Felipe was passionate about truck driving and making adobes. He worked very hard for as long as he possibly could. Felipe adored his grandchildren and enjoyed anything involving them.

Felipe was preceded in death by his brothers, Leroy, Sotero and Manuel; sister, Betty Martinez; his parents, Simon and Angelica; and brother-in-law, Arturo Lovato.

He is survived by his loving wife, Ramona; his four children, Gabriel Otero (DeAnna Otero), Philip Otero (Veronica Otero), Joanna Chavez (Max Chavez) and William Otero; 13 grandchildren, Raquel, Jaclynn, Adam, Jalen, Cera, Derek, Devin, Katelynn, Emma, Witten, Ashley, Cynthia and Brandi; four great-grandchildren, Adalynn, Gabriella, Adam Jr. and Noel; and sisters, Albita Mireles, Mary Lou Luna (Richard Luna), Phyllis Gallegos (Pete Gallegos) and Florence Lovato.

A special thank you to doctors and staff at the VA Hospital, Ambercare Hospice, Father Emmanuel UC Izuka, Deacon Michael Otero, the staff at Our of Lady Guadalupe Church and the staff at Romero Funeral Home.

All services will take place at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church on Saturday, Sept. 3. A visitation will be at 10 a.m., and a Rosary will be recited at 10:30 a.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m., and interment will follow at the Our Lady of Guadalupe Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Felipe’s grandsons, Jalen, Adam, Derek, Devin and Witten. Cremation has taken place at Romero Funeral Home.

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