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Funeraria del Angel Central

3839 Montana Ave, El Paso, TX

OBITUARY

John Raymond Armendariz

July 6, 1941November 3, 2019
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John Armendariz left this world to be with the Lord on November 3, 2019. He was preceded in death by his parents, Juan and Delfina (Daguerre) Armendariz and his beloved Aunt Nana (Guadalupe Daguerre). Survived by his wife of 56 years, Elaine Daughtry Elizondo, and his children, John, William, Suzanne Devitto (John), Laurie Leenhouts (Mike) and James (Deborah); five grandchildren, Dusty, Shelby, Amber, Dana and Natalie and great grandchild, Christopher . He has also left behind his brother, Richard and nephews Ricky, Davey, and Danny Armendariz .John graduated from St. Joseph’s Catholic School, Cathedral High School, Texas Western College and the University of Texas at El Paso earning degrees in Political Science, Math, and a Master’s in Operations Research as part of the Electrical Engineering Department. His first job was teaching in elementary school and continued teaching as a part time math instructor at the EP Community College for his love of teaching. His main career, spanning 40 plus years was that of Operations Research Analyst at Ft. Bliss whereby he eventually attained the position of Chief of the Warfighting Center of the Directorate of Combat Developments of the U.S. Army Air Defense Artillery School and was honored for his leadership and for the many contributions to the Air Defense Artillery. He also served as the Career Program Manager for Non-Construction Engineers and Scientists helping to advance many careers. John was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and uncle. He deeply loved all his family and friends. As an active Catholic, he was an ACTS member, a Council 638 Knight of Columbus , a volunteer for St. Joseph Church and a faithful supporter of his beloved Cathedral High School where he served on the Alumni Board. He donated to many institutions and was a supporter of many other causes. He was a man of profound faith and great integrity who will be missed by many. His family expresses sincere gratitude and appreciation to Dr. P. Valilis, Dr. A. Gupta, the staff at El Paso Oncology and to all his hospice caregivers. In lieu of flowers, donations honoring him may be given to the Cathedral High School scholarship fund, UTEP, or The El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank. Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 7, 2019 from 6pm-9pm at St. Joseph Catholic Church with a 7pm Vigil. Funeral Mass will be held Friday, November 8, 2019 at 1:00pm at St. Joseph Catholic Church, burial to follow at Mt. Carmel Cemetery.

  • FAMILY

  • Elaine Armendariz, Wife
  • John Armendariz, Son
  • William Armendariz, Son
  • Suzanne Devitto (John), Daughter
  • Laurie Leenhouts (Mike), Daughter
  • James Armendariz (Deborah), Son
  • John Raymond Armendariz also leaves behind five grandchildren, Dusty, Shelby, Amber, Dana and Natalie and great grandchild, Christopher. Brother, Richard and nephews Ricky, Davey, and Danny Armendariz who will cherish his memory.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • John Henry Armendariz, Active Pallbearer
  • Billy Armendariz, Active Pallbearer
  • Jimmy Armendariz, Active Pallbearer
  • Richard Armendariz Jr, Active Pallbearer
  • Davy Armendariz, Active Pallbearer
  • Danny Armendariz, Active Pallbearer
  • Dustin Leenhouts, Active Pallbearer
  • John Devitto, Active Pallbearer
  • Joe Lujan, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Michael Leenhouts, Honorary Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, November 7, 2019
  • Vigil Thursday, November 7, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Friday, November 8, 2019
  • Graveside Service Friday, November 8, 2019

Memories

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Mardie Brosset

November 6, 2019

John was a wonderful man and a good friend for many years. I remember learning to square dance with him in the St Joseph gym when we were in grade school. We had so much fun! My thoughts and prayers are with all of you, his family.
Mardie Brosset

Sal Najera

November 5, 2019

John was a very good man and will be missed by his wonderful family and friends, may he now Rest In Peace after a life well lived. Enjoyed being in the same email group which shared much political commentary and humor and life stuff in general. John and I shared a relative, his aunt Lupe was also my godmother.

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Biography

John Armendariz left this world to be with the Lord on November 3, 2019. He was preceded in death by his parents, Juan and Delfina (Daguerre) Armendariz and his beloved Aunt Nana (Guadalupe Daguerre). Survived by his wife of 56 years, Elaine Daughtry Elizondo, and his children, John, William, Suzanne Devitto (John), Laurie Leenhouts (Mike) and James (Deborah); five grandchildren, Dusty, Shelby, Amber, Dana and Natalie and great grandchild, Christopher . He has also left behind his brother, Richard and nephews Ricky, Davey, and Danny Armendariz .John graduated from St. Joseph’s Catholic School, Cathedral High School, Texas Western College and the University of Texas at El Paso earning degrees in Political Science, Math, and a Master’s in Operations Research as part of the Electrical Engineering Department. His first job was teaching in elementary school and continued teaching as a part time math instructor at the EP Community College for his love of teaching. His main career, spanning 40 plus years was that of Operations Research Analyst at Ft. Bliss whereby he eventually attained the position of Chief of the Warfighting Center of the Directorate of Combat Developments of the U.S. Army Air Defense Artillery School and was honored for his leadership and for the many contributions to the Air Defense Artillery. He also served as the Career Program Manager for Non-Construction Engineers and Scientists helping to advance many careers. John was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and uncle. He deeply loved all his family and friends. As an active Catholic, he was an ACTS member, a Council 638 Knight of Columbus , a volunteer for St. Joseph Church and a faithful supporter of his beloved Cathedral High School where he served on the Alumni Board. He donated to many institutions and was a supporter of many other causes. He was a man of profound faith and great integrity who will be missed by many.