David Anthony Anaya Sr., 71, passed away Thurday, January 17, 2019, in Albuquerque, N.M. at his daughter, Tanya's home, surrounded by his loving family.
He was born in Socorro, N.M., on January 24, 1947, to Antonio, Jr and Maria (Marquez) Anaya. David grew up in Socorro and graduated from Socorro High School. He attended Western New Mexico University in Silver City and received his B.A. in Counseling. David was a member of the Army National Guard and retired from the Bureau of Reclamation after 42 years. He loved the outdoors, gardening, and especially his family. David was the founder of Sobre Mente, known today as Socorro Mental Health. He was an amazing father, grandfather and great grandfather. He was also an amazing pitcher.
He is preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Julian and Andy Anaya; his sister, Jenny Ramirez; and his grandson, Jerod Stapleton.
David is survived by children, Jose "Andy" Anaya and Arianna Gonzales, Tanya Anaya and Javan Baca, Nadine Chavez and husband, Paul, Irene Anaya and Rene Valverde, David Anaya Jr. and wife, Garylene, Jasmine White and John Russell (Jones) and stepdaughter, Jessica Hobbs and husband, Zee; grandchildren, Adrian Anaya, Desiree and Angel Anaya, Dylan and Ayana Edwards, Randall Chavez, Destanee Lopez, David III, Dacia, Brianna, Ashly, Marissa and Carlos Anaya, Jorden and Jaxon Griffith, and Abby and Brandon Hobbs; great grandchildren, Aubri and Izabella Acosta and Jerrick (Gordo) Stapleton; his sister, Ilene Martinez; and Tia Ninfa.
Rosary will be recited at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019, at San Miguel Catholic Church, 403 El Camino Real , Socorro, with the Mass of Resurrection to follow at 11 a.m. Celebrant will be Father Stephen Hickman. Burial will take place at San Miguel Catholic Cemetery following service.
Pallbearers will be David Anaya Jr., Jose "Andy" Anaya, Carlos Anaya, Dylan Edwards, Javan Baca and Rene Valverde. Honorary pallbearers are Michael Gonzales, Benny Anaya, Randall Chavez, John Russell (Jones), Adrian Anaya, Brandon Hobbs, Zee Hobbs, and Jerrick " Gordo" Stapleton.
To view information or leave a condolence, please visit www.danielsfuneralhome.com. David's care has been entrusted to Daniels Family Funeral Services, 309, Garfield Street, Socorro, N.M.