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Ramon Gurulé

August 21, 1925 — January 8, 2023


Ramon "Raymond" Gurulé, 97, of Bloomfield (Angostura), NM, passed away January 8, 2023, in Farmington, NM. The oldest of 6, Raymond was born August 21, 1925, to Delfido Gurulé & Apolinia Gurulé (Maestas) in La Jara, NM, where he grew up. His main contribution to the family was herding sheep. He attended Cuba High School and then was drafted into the United States Army in 1943. He was sent to Germany as a Heavy Machine Gunner of the 424th Infantry 106th division. He fought in the Battle of the Bulge, where he got frostbite on his feet so, his time in World War II ended. He was honorably discharged in 1946. On August 21, 191948,48 he married Tiofila "Phylllis" Gurule (Montano). They raised 7 children and some grandchildren too. He received a Bachelor's degree in education from the University of Albuquerque in 1951 and retired as a teacher from Bloomfield, NM schools in 1981. He went on to work for the New Mexico Highway Department. After retirement he enjoyed gardening, camping, fishing, and watching the Denver Broncos. In recent years, Raymond spent his time praying, especially the rosary, watching EWTN, and listening to music. He enjoyed the chatter and laughter of family gatherings, and after he could no longer attend Mass, he looked forward to his weekly visit from Deacon Pat who would administer Communion. He and Phyllis were married for 66 years, until her passing on June 18, 2015. They were faithful parishioners at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, and Raymond was also a member of the Knights of Columbus. Raymond is preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis Gurulé, his sons, Fred Gurulé and Anthony Gurulé, his daughter, Theresa Gurulé - Fails, his sisters, Virginia Pruitt and Gloria Catnach. He is survived by his sons, Herman Gurulé and Robert Gurulé, his daughters, Stella Harris (Ron), LouElla Graffis (Paul - deceased), his brothers Pat Gurulé (Barbara) and Edumenio Gurulé, his sister Beatrice Rodela (Phil), 15 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. Services for Raymond will be as follows: Friday, January 13, 2023 - Rosary, 10:30am, and funeral Mass, 11:00am, at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Blanco, NM, officiated by Father Jeff King and Deacon Pat Valdez. Reception to immediately follow.

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Friday, January 13, 2023

10:30 - 11:00 am (Mountain time)

St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church

Blanco, NM 87412

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