Rafael Nanez, 72, longtime Hereford / Deaf Smith County resident went home to his Lord on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at Hereford Regional Medical Center.
A Rosary is scheduled for 6:30 pm, Friday, January 30, 2015 at Hereford Heritage Funeral Home, 411 E 6th Street.
A Mass of Christian Burial Service is scheduled for 11:00 am, Saturday, January 31, 2015 at San Jose Catholic Church with Rev. Anthony Neusch, Parish Priest of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church officiating as Celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Anthony’s Catholic Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Hereford Heritage Funeral Home.
Rafael was born on December 20, 1942 in Mexico to Jesus and Teresa (Regalado) Nanez. He married Reyna (Perez) Nanez on May 1, 1967 in Mexico. They moved to Hereford in May 1983 from San Pedro, CA. Rafael was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and brother. He loved his Lord. Rafael was a family man. He liked to spend time with his family. Have family gatherings and BBQ’s, dancing, traveling, watching Western movies and “John Wayne”, working with animals and he loved all animals in general. Rafael worked for Hereford Vet Clinic for 20 plus years feeding and caring for the animals. He was loved by many and will be missed by all.
Rafael was preceded in death by his parents; 1 brother, Raymond Nanez and 1 granddaughter, Soraya Rodriguez.
Survivors include his wife, Reyna of the home; 1 son, Rafael Nanez (Consuelo) of Abilene; 3 daughters, Lucia Najera (Elidoro), Marisa Rodriguez (Ernesto) all of Hereford, Ramona Tinoco (Jaime) of Garden Grove, CA; 6 brothers, 4 sisters, 13 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials to the American Diabetes Association, address of your choice.