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Marcos Arguello

September 11, 1921 — October 6, 2014

Marcos Arguello, age 93, passed away on October 6, 2014 at the Guadalupe County Hospital following an illness. Marcos was born on September 11, 1921 in Puerto De Luna, NM to the home of Anastacio and Margarita (Montoya) Arguello. He was reared and attended schools in Puerto de Luna and Vaughn. Marcos married Luz Gallegos on April 8, 1948 in Vaughn, NM. Marcos served in the United States Army during World War II. He served in China, Burma and India as a Sergeant. He was a cook and he was proud that he cooked for High Ranking Officers. Marcos was the last living World War II Veteran living in Vaughn. While serving in the Army he received the American Theater, Asisatic Pacific Theater, Good Conduct and Distinguished Unit Badge Victory Medals. As a young man he worked as a sheep herder, He worked for the Civilian Conservation Corps, the U.S. Army Corp of Engineer During WWII, he was a salesman and delivered propane for Williams Synergy Corp. for 15 years before retiring in 1983. He was a Parishioner at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, a member of the Vaughn Knights of Columbus where he served as Grand Knight and as Financial Secretary for 20 years, A member of the American Legion where he served as a Past Commander, he was involved in the Cursillo Movement and he and his wife served as Mayordomos for St. Mary’s Church. Marcos is preceded in death by his parents, his wife Luz Arguello, his son Herman Arguello, grandson Andres Arguello, his sister Vivian Ulibarri, brothers Manuel Arguello and Alfonso Arguello. Survivors include his children, Rose Ann Maes and husband Pat of Vaughn, Marcos N. Arguello, Jr. and wife Mary Ann of Santa Fe, Patrick R. Arguello of Vaughn, Jose M. Arguello and wife Josephine of Las Cruces. Also surviving is his brother Peter Alfonso Arguello of Santa Fe, his sisters Carmen Garcia and husband Andy of San Diego, CA, and Rita Perea and husband Robert of Santa Fe. Mr. Arguello is also survived by 6 grandchildren; Elida and husband Nathan Soto, Anna Arguello, Marcos (JR) Arguello and wife Emma, Manuel Arguello, Carlos Arguello, and Julie Ann Maes, as well as 4 great grandchildren; Jayden and Nathan Soto, and Nathaniel and Marcos N. Arguello III, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and a host of relatives and friends. Rosary services will be held on Thursday, October 9, at 7:00 from St. Mary’s Church in Vaughn. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, October 10, at 10:00 AM also from St. Mary’s Church with Father Daniel Gutierrez officiating. Burial will follow at the Evergreen Cemetery in Vaughn. Serving as Pallbearers will be Richard Gallegos, Marty O’Shea, Randy Turner, Paul Madrid, Jr., Luis Madrid and Leroy Maes. Serving as Honorary Pallbearers will be all his grandchildren and great grandchildren and his adopted Grandchildren which include Rudy Blea, Father Daniel Gutierrez, Shay Lara and Joe Sweeney. All services for Mr. Arguello have been entrusted to the Chavez Funeral Home of Santa Rosa. To place an online condolence please visit our website at www.chavezfuneralhome.com
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