OBITUARY

Juan Meno Duenas

July 4, 1935August 25, 2020
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Juan Meno Duenas, better known as “Johnny”, of Malojloj-Inarajan, Guam, and resident of North Las Vegas, Nevada, was welcomed into the gates of heaven on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at the age of 85. Juan was born on July 4, 1935 in Inarajan, Guam. He found his soul mate and partner for life, Jane Rivera Taitague, of Talofofo, Guam and they married on June 06, 1959. They shared 61 years in marriage.

He proudly served for 20 years in the United States Navy. He retired from the Naval Air Station Chase Field in Beeville, Texas in 1975. He worked for various NASA Communication Stations on Guam, Ascension Island, and Fort Irwin, California. Juan continued to serve and worked in the Government of Guam, the Guam Legislature, and the Department of Labor; where he held prestigious positions, both Deputy and Director for Agency of Human Resources Development and Board Chairman of the Guam Power Authority.

After his retirements, he enjoyed volunteering his service in the local community; by participating as a member of the Knights of Columbus and was also an active member in church at the San Isidro Parish in Malojloj.

Throughout his life, he had always been generous in sharing his personal attributes, helping those he knew and loved, and bringing the best in everyone. He was resourceful, kind, and tenderhearted and easy to get along with.

Juan was always a man of few words with a big heart for family.

In his new life, he will be greeted at the gates of heaven by his: Parents: Juan Torres & Ana Paulino Meno Duenas Son: John Earl Taitague Duenas Great-Grandchild: Cohen Ramon Justin Apiag Negrito Brothers/Sisters & Spouses: Rosalina D. & Vicente Aguon; Fredes D. & Jose Santos, Dominica D. & Francisco Nauta; Rosario D. & Roman Duenas; Esteban M. & Maria R. Duenas; Vicente Duenas; Adelina D. & Jesus M. Aguon Parents-in-Law: Francisco Delgado & Maria Raquel Rivera Taitague Reared Parents-in-Law: Pedro & Constancia Rivera Brothers/Sisters-In-Law & Spouses: Arthur Taitague, Peter Taitague, Teresa J. Taitague, Jovita T. & Prudencio Candaso, Roy Taitague, Fred R. Taitague, and Jesse Reyes

His love and memories will forever be remembered in the hearts of his: Wife: Jane Rivera Taitague Duenas Daughters/Son & Spouses (Grandchildren–Great-Grandchildren): Norma D. & Edward K. Manglona (Janelle & Sophan Chhun – Mulan, Maelani, and Knox; Tina Manglona and Kelekolio Samita - Hivah) Karen D. Blas (Joyleen & Joaquin Meno – Jaeda, Koah, Kylie; August & Barbara Blas – Donovan, August, Silas, and Scottie; Alecia Blas and Joshua Millon – Keenan, Zaryah, and Eliana). Phyllis D. & Roy Reyes (Justin Apiag; Nathan & Jessyca Apiag – Monique and Matthew; Valerie & Jerry Negrito - Lei'Ahni, + Cohen, Tristan, Liana, and Brennan; Jeremy & Ione Apiag – Ahnaies, Ahryin, and Ahzyden; Sheena Apiag and Felix Carriaga). Darlene D. & Bertha Cruz. Doreen R. Duenas (Frank Perez; Katherina Perez & Paul Guerrero; Juan Perez; Paul Perez); (Special Friend) Annette Anzono. Sherry D. Perez (Daniel Perez; James Perez; Christina & Jose Ichihara – Aliyah). + John D. & Geraline R. Duenas (Tano Duenas & Dominique Lopez – Nai’, Animu, Taloani; Natibu Duenas, Sumahi Duenas, Michael & Natasha Reyes). His faithful canine companion : Max whom he called “Neni” Sister: Estella D. Duenas. Brothers/Sisters-In-Law & Spouses: Julia T. Mantanona, Elvira T. Reyes, Roland & Mary Ann Taitague, Frankie and Elizabeth Taitague, Joseph & Mary Taitague, Priscilla T. Taitague, Annie Taitague.

Last respects for Juan Meno Duenas will be held on September 16, 2020 from 12:00pm to 2:00pm at the Palm Eastern Mortuary, 7600 S Eastern Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89123. Mass for Christian Burial will follow at 2:00 pm. Reception will be held in conjunction with the Last Respects at the Palm Eastern Mortuary. Interment Services and full Military Honors will be on September 17, 2020 at 12:00pm at the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 1900 Veterans Memorial Dr. Boulder City, NV 89005. Due to the current restrictions, Internment Services will be for immediate family members only. The family greatly appreciates your understanding.

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, September 16, 2020

  • Reception

    Wednesday, September 16, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Memories

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Jessica Skinner

September 17, 2020

I love you so much Uncle Johnny! Thank you for loving us and showing us the importance of family 💗 You have raised a beautiful and loving family. Your love has been felt by many generations including me, your great niece, and you will be forever missed! I will especially miss catching up with you at our family reunions or during trips to Vegas. Our family is so big, but you made a point to remember all of us and that meant so much to me. I pray for you and all our family resting in paradise 🙏❤️

Ryan Taitague

September 16, 2020

Uncle Johnny was always a great pleasure to be around. He was was very warm and genuine. Always in a good mood, always happy to see you. Every memory of Uncle Johnny puts a smile on my face.
He was a man of few words, but his presence was always known & felt.

My Dear Aunty Jane, Norma, Karen, Darleen, Doreen, Phyliss, Sherry, and the rest of our Duenas familia: My sincerest condolences to you all. I send my Love and Strength to each and every one of you.

Hu Sen Guaiya Todu Hamyu ginen gi halom gi kurason-hu.

Uncle Johnny, Rest In Peace - I know JohnJohn has it from here.

Carissa Marquez

September 16, 2020

Uncle Johnny, your warm smile and loving sweet nature will forever remain in my memories. I pray that you rest in peace. To all of the Duenas family, I send my love and prayers with hopes that time will heal the pain in your hearts from the loss of such an amazing man.

Candaso Roy & Leonora

September 13, 2020

For our family who is mourning, we reach out our arms and comfort you during this most difficult time. To auntie Jane, we continue to pray for you and that your heart will ease with each passing day.
Uncle Johnny was a kind soul and always opened up his house to all of us. He always made us feel so welcomed. We will miss his little kind gestures and will miss seeing him look out at us during the family gatherings. He will be missed dearly. May he rest in peace. Love, Roy, Leonora, Candice and Kaden Candaso

Janelle Chhun

September 11, 2020

The world’s greatest grandpa! You are truly missed by all but the Lord saw you suffering alone and wanted to take you so soon. Rest easy papa and spread your angel wings to paradise. My heart is sad but I know you are in a much better place and not alone anymore. You are finally reunited with uncle John. I am beyond blessed to have so many memories with you and the most beautiful memory is the time you walked me down the isle to give me away to my husband. Papa you will always be remembered and kept close in our hearts. When Chambodian boy grows up I’ll be sure to share with him how amazing of a grandpa you were and that family was everything to you. We love and miss you papa ❤️I know you are watching over us and we will continue to carry out your legacy and make you proud. Until we meet again papa 🙏

Aj, Barbara, Donovan, AuggieB, Silas & Scottie Blas

September 11, 2020

I wish we could of been there by your side to see you one last time. Till we meet again Grandpa you’ll always be in our hearts. No more pain or suffering you can now rest.


We love and miss you

Aj, Barbs and the Blas boys

Daniel D. Perez

September 9, 2020

Papa, tears still stream down my face since the last time I saw you. Hu guiya hao! Papa I will continue to take care of Grandma. You just rest now with Uncle John. Now you are in a better place and not suffering anymore. My love will follow you wherever you go. It is so painful that you left us so sudden. My heart is empty.  I cherish all the memories and lessons you have taught me throughout the years down in Malojloj and here in Vegas.  We always had a project  every weekend, from doing the yard, planting, mixing cement, painting and waterblasting the house, preparing for family gatherings, the many fiestas and going to church. I'm very blessed to have learned alot from you. There's two things that you always told me.  Number one is to RESPECT my elders and everyone, no matter what the situation is. Number two is "That you rather be rich with family, then to have all the money in the world and be lonely at the top."  Indeed we have a beautiful family which is a blessing.  Papa, you raised me up to be the man I am today. I will honor you always and continue your teaching of family values.  Your love and bright smile, a man with few words has been embraced  for all our Familia and friends.  My heart will always be with you. I miss you so much Papa, it's been so hard since you left us. I can't stop thinking about you, I cant sleep, and I'm trying so much to be STRONG. Because we are  "DUENAS STRONG!" Papa, Hu guiya hao yan gof mahålang yu' nu hågu. Until we meet again someday Papa.

Always your boy,
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