OBITUARY

Manuel Lara Jr.

February 17, 1926November 28, 2013
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Manuel Lara Jr., 87 passed away on November 28, 2013. He was a lifelong resident of El Paso, Texas and a member of the Catholic Church. He is preceded in death by his wife Josefina B. Lara and sons: Louie, David and Nick Lara; his parents: Manuel and Isidra Lara, sisters: Amelia Ramirez, Maria Borrego and brother: Richard Lara. Manuel is survived by his daughters: Ann Hernandez (Pete), Christine Bueno (Mundo), daughter-in-law: Lupita Lara; sons: Tom B. Lara (Ruth), Peter Lara (Patti), 20 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, sisters: Lori Viescas, Nermey Aguilar, Romie Arvizu and Nonie Gomez. Mr. Lara was a WWII veteran and was awarded many medals: Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, World War II medal, Set Victory European-African-Middle Eastern American Campaign Medal and Combat Infantry Badge, Honorary Service Lapel Badge. Grandchildren will serve as Pallbearers and Brothers in law will serve as Honorary Pallbearers. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 9:00 pm Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at Hillcrest Funeral Home-Carolina with a Vigil Service at 7:00 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:45 am Thursday, December 5, 2013 at St. Peter & Paul Catholic Church. Interment will follow at 1:30 pm at Fort Bliss National Cemetery. Services under the direction of HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME 1060 Carolina 598-3332

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, December 4, 2013
  • Vigil Service Wednesday, December 4, 2013
  • Funeral Mass Thursday, December 5, 2013
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Manuel Lara Jr.

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Judith Aguilar

December 4, 2013

May he rest in peace with all of our family that has gone before. Prayers for those that are left behind with a peace of their heart missing. God Bless.

Mike Casey

December 4, 2013

Mr. Lara,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country when you served with the U.S. Army in Europe fighting the Germans during WW II as a a Combat Infantryman. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

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