Pantaleon “Pete” Enriquez, 90, of Hobbs passed away Monday, January 22, 2018. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 AM, Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at St. Helena Catholic Church with Reverend James Duplissey as Celebrant. Interment will follow in Prairie Haven Memorial Park. Visitation will be Tuesday from 12:00 pm-8:00 pm with a rosary to be recited at 6:00 PM at Griffin Funeral Home.
Pantaleon was born on October 27, 1927 in Rotan, Texas to Pedro and Margarita Enriquez. He married Amelia Garza on October 27, 1946 in Piedras Negras, Mexico and they celebrated over 71wonderful years of marriage. At the time of his retirement he was employed by Watson Truck & Supply. He enjoyed woodworking and loved making pinatas for all of the grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, 2 sisters, 3 granddaughters and one grandson.
Survivors include his wife, Amelia Enriquez of the home; daughters, Carmen Frederick of Hobbs, Norma Kennedy (Karl) of Waxahachie, TX, Rosa Trevino of Hobbs, Margie Betancur of San Antonio, TX and Nora Martinez of Hobbs; sons, Louis Enriquez (RaeAnn) of Waxahachie, TX and Rudy Enriquez of Hobbs; sisters, Margarita Robinson of Uvalde, TX and Maria Alma Valdez of Hutto, TX; brothers, Juan Enriquez of San Jose, CA, Pedro and Alejandro Enriquez of Hobbs and Marcos and Rudolpho Enriquez of Uvalde, TX and 84 grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.
To The Family: Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. May you find a measure of comfort knowing that very soon God promises to end suffering and also "death will be no more". (Revelation 21:3,4) www.jw.org
K. BurdNewark, DE
Nothing can be said, that will make the loss of a father easier but we can pray that time and the wonderful memories you have of him, will ease the pain you feel today and over time, bring you comfort. May God bless you and your family.
Maria ThomasFloresville, TX
Margie - My condolences to you and your family on the passing of your beloved father. He will be forever in your hearts.
Cheryl CatalaniSan Antonio, TX
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Pete. I shared two summers with Pete at Watson Truck while I was in high school. He had a tremendous influence on my life. He shared and taught me his incredible work ethic. I will always remember the learning experiences he he shared with me. Truly a great man who will be missed. God bless you Pete and your family.
Finn SmithHobbs, NM
Please accept my condolences on the passing of Mr. Enriquez. I did not have the pleasure of knowing him personally, but I am a good friend of his granddaughter, Felicia Betancur, and I know she loved her grandfather very much. What an honor to be so loved and to leave a wonderful legacy of 84 grandchildren and great grandchildren. The Lord has certainly blessed Mr. Enriquez. May his memory always bless you.
Mike MartinAustin, TX