Luis Manuel Perez

May 30, 1952August 2, 2018
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Luis “Louie” Manuel Perez, 66, passed away, Thursday, August 2, 2018 at his home.

Louie was born May 30, 1952 in Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico to Aurora Perez Enriquez and raised by his mother, Aurora, and father, Porfirio Perez. He attended Jesuit High School in El Paso, Texas on a basketball scholarship and received a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Master of Business Administration from St. Edwards University in Austin, Texas. Louie served as President of the student body and was awarded Athlete of the Year after participating in several Intermural sports throughout his tenure at St. Edwards University. On August 5, 1978 he married his college sweetheart and love of his life, Connie Perez, in Juarez, Mexico. This year marked their 47th year of love and 40th year of marriage, a love in which Louie described as “meant to be”. Following his college graduation, Louie began working for his father in the produce business in Juarez, Mexico and later expanded his business to El Paso, Texas where he established Perezident Peppers. Louie was a hardworking, well-respected businessman, serving in the produce business for 41 years. He admired and cherished his employees, many of whom worked alongside him for over 30 years. Louie enjoyed playing and watching all sports, and shared his love of sports with his wife and children by taking them to sporting events including the US Open, French Open, Wimbledon, boxing matches, World Series and the NBA finals. He had a passion for cars, always having a sports car parked in his driveway. He loved to travel, and noted his time in Italy as his favorite vacation. Louie was the founder of a movie and music club that enabled him to share his passion for movies and music with friends. He had an extensive and impressive collection of sports memorabilia, vinyl records and sunglasses. Louie was kind to everyone around him - friends, family and strangers alike; generous, always taking care of his family and friends; charitable, never passing up the opportunity to help a person in need; Humble, asking his daughter, “is that a lot?” when she recounted his 70+ visitors during his stay in the hospital. He was loved. Louie is survived by his wife, Connie Perez, his daughters, Aurora (Rorie) Perez and Laura (Lorie) Yuksek. Son-in-law, Sati Yuksek; Granddaughter, Zara Yuksek; Mother, Aurora Perez Enriquez and brother, Ricardo Perez. He was preceded in death by his father, Porfirio Perez, Sister, Lupe Membrila, brother-in-law, Celso Membrila, and sister-in-law, Theresa Perez.

The family sends a special thank you to the staff of Las Palmas Medical Center, along with Bertha Martinez and Mary Quintana for their loving care and support.


  • Connie Perez, Wife
  • Aurora Perez, Daughter
  • Laura Yuksek, Daughter


  • Visitation Monday, August 6, 2018
  • Rosary Service Monday, August 6, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Luis Manuel Perez

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Yazmin Anaya

August 7, 2018

Perez Family,
Im so sorry for your Loss,
Mr. Perez was a down the earth, humble, hard working and smart person always striving to do the right thing. I had the pleasure to getting to know him and he always referred to his Family as his biggest accomplishment.
Sending healing prayers to all of you.

Gina Pecoraro

August 6, 2018

You father sounded like a lovely man anyone would want to meet. Please know you and your family are in my thoughts and I wish an abundance of love and light to surround and comfort you in this difficult time.


Tammy Moore

August 6, 2018

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your father. Ken and I have you, Sati and the rest of your family in our thoughts and prayers. If there is anything you need from me personally or from SCI, please do not hesitate to let me know.

Mary Quintana

August 4, 2018

I didn't know Mr. Perez for a long period of time in the short time I care for him he made me see what faith is about it don't matter what you have in your lifetime what's important in this Life is your faith and your love ones and he adored his family, Very nice gentleman god bless his Family. Mary Q.

Jim Baron

August 3, 2018

Hi Laura,

So sorry for your loss. Just know I'll keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Jim Baron

Ariel Rodri

August 2, 2018

Estoy seguro de que la señora perez era una muy buena persona. Mire lo que Jehová Dios nos dice en este pensamiento biblico. “Todos los que están en las tumbas conmemorativas [...] saldrán.” (Juan 5:28, 29)