Guillermo Poblano

April 22, 1937July 12, 2014
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Guillermo “Memo” Poblano, of El Paso, Texas – beloved husband and true best friend of Velia (Rosales) Poblano, passed away at Providence Memorial Hospital on July 12th from mesothelioma cancer at the age of 77. He left us courageously, and peacefully surrounded by the ones he laughed with, lived for, and loved on. Many people that loved him admired his commitment, passion, dedication and strong convictions which were apparent through his beautiful marriage of 59 years, his lovely family, his hard work ethic, and his continuous sacrifice and support he gave for others. He was ALWAYS there. Memo was born in 1937 and grew up in the proud and unified area known as Buena Vista, raised by his mother Josefa Soto Poblano+. He went on to work at ASARCO and retired as a powerhouse operator after 36 years. He also worked at Orkin and as a security officer for 15 years respectfully until early 2014. Besides his wife Velia, Guillermo is survived by his children; Jose Alfredo, Ramon (Ida), Richard, Karen (Eddie) and Gilbert (Toni); his 13 grandchildren 9 great grandchildren and a great, great granddaughter. He is also survived by his brother Eusebio Poblano+, his sisters Asencion P. Soto and Margarita Poblano and his mother-in-law Aurora S. Rosales. An incredibly loving man with a big heart, he believed and lived for his family and could always be seen cheering on his children and grandchildren at their extracurricular activities in one of his signature baseball caps and camera or video camera in hand. Memo was an avid sports fan that loved the Dallas Cowboys, New York Yankees, and San Antonio Spurs. During his life, Memo enjoyed gardening, listening to music, coin-collecting, and playing golf (P.A.G.A.). He also liked to travel and made it a tradition to take his family camping to Ruidoso every summer as well as road trips across Texas to visit historical landmarks and theme parks. His favorite times were always shared with his family and friends at his home/backyard celebrating holidays, birthdays, and Sunday cook-outs. Guillermo was a devoted Catholic and was a parishioner of San Antonio De Padua Catholic Church. Memo loved people and took the idiom, “don’t be a stranger” to heart, talking to everyone he could meet and making them his friend once he flashed them his smile. Pallbearers: Joey Poblano, Michael Poblano, Stevie Poblano, Jacob Madrid, David Poblano and Eduard Ryan Verdin; Honorary Pallbearers: Tyler Smith and Gibby Poblano. Visitation will be on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Hillcrest Funeral Home-Carolina with Vigil Service at 7:00 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be on Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 10:00 am at San Antonio De Padua Catholic Church. Rite of Committal will follow at Mount Carmel Cemetery. Services under the direction of HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME 1060 Carolina Drive 598-3332


  • Visitation Wednesday, July 16, 2014
  • Vigil Wednesday, July 16, 2014
  • Funeral Mass Thursday, July 17, 2014

Guillermo Poblano

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Armando Jimenez

July 13, 2015

Dear Velia & family . We will always remember the great man Memo was . He will never be forgotten. His spirit lives on with us .

Karen Verdin

August 18, 2014

Everyday...everyday Daddy! I miss you so much!

Angie Garcia and Nellie Morales

July 23, 2014

In Memory of Mr. Poblano to his Family:
I said,"God, I hurt" And God said "I know"
I said, "God, I cry a lot" And God said,"That is why I gave you tears"
I said, "God, I am so depressed"
And God said, "That is why I gave you loved ones"
I said, "God, my loved one died".
And God said, "So did mine".
I said, "God, it is such a loss"
And God said, I saw mine nailed to a cross"
I said, "God, but your loved one lives".
And God said, "So does yours"
I said, "God, where are they now"
And God said, "Mine is on my right and yours is in the light".
I said, "God, it hurts"
And God said, "I know".

Your loved one will live in your hearts forever; just treasure the memories he left behind.
Love and Prayers

David and Lourdes Salazar

July 19, 2014

Our deepest condolences to Mrs. Poblano and family. May God continue to give you the strength to carry on during this difficult time.

Jessica Briones

July 17, 2014

Waylon said it best when he? sang to Willy; 'If you see me gettin' smaller, I'm leavin' don't be grievin', just gotta get away from here. If you see me gettin' smaller, don't worry, I'm in no hurry I've got the right to disappear.
I love you Grandpa Memo

Raul & Toli Castro

July 16, 2014

Dear Velia and family, Our heartfelt condolences for your loss. Memo was unique and a very special friend to us. We have valued the whole family's friendship for so many years. You all are very especial to us. Will miss Memo very much. May God bless and comfort you. LOVE AND PRAYERS, Raul, Toli Castro and Family

Armendariz Family

July 16, 2014

Our deepest condolences to Velia and the family. May God bless you in your grief.

Cindy Armendariz

July 16, 2014

My deepest condolences to Velia and the family. I will always remember how Memo made me laugh every time I ran into him. May God bless him in all his Glory and may you all be at peace with his passing. God bless you all.

Norma Garcia

July 15, 2014

To our Primos, our deepest condolences and our prayer are with you in time of your loss.
May the Lord comfort you in the days to come. Know that he is now resting in the house of the LORD.
Ruben and Martha Garcia and Family.

Norma Garcia

July 15, 2014

To Our Primos, Our deepest condolences and are prayer with the family in this trying time. Know that he is now resting in the house of the Lord.May the Lord comfort you all in the coming days.
Ruben,Martha Garcia and family