Felix E. Barela, was surrounded by his family at home when he went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 19, 2021. He was born in Colorado on June 11, 1931 to Jose and Rita Barela. He is survived by his wife, Inez. They were married for almost seventy years. His daughters, Kathleen Elwell and son in-law, David Elwell, and Evaleen Griego; grandchildren, David Elwell, Desiree Pengally and husband, Israel, Joleen Griego; three great-grandchildren, Madison and Ryder Elwell and Zayvian Pengally; brother, Max Barela and wife, Lupe; sister, Florence Barela; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He retired from the City of Albuquerque over thirty years ago. He loved praying the Rosary and watching the daily Mass on T.V. He was a devout Catholic. He was a loving, caring, husband, dad, grandfather, great-grandfather and will be missed by all his family and friends. A special thank you to Karen his Caregiver and the Compassus Hospice nurse, Melissa and hospice aid, Blanca for their loving care. The services for Mr. Barela will be held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church 1860 Griegos Rd. NW. Dates and times for services are pending.
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