Louis O Matta
January 26, 1926  -  August 17, 2009

Louis O Matta

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Ballard Funeral Home
910 S. Main
Roswell, NM  88203
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
1:00 p.m.
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St. Johns Catholic Church
506 S. Lincoln
Roswell, NM  88203
Thursday, August 20, 2009
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St. Johns Catholic Church
506 S. Lincoln
Roswell, NM  88203
Friday, August 21, 2009
10:00 a.m.
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South Park Cemetery
3101 S. Main St.
Roswell, NM  88203
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Louis O. Matta

A rosary is scheduled for 7:00 p.m., Thursday, August 20, 2009 at St. Johns Catholic Church for Louis O. Matta, 83, who passed away August 17, 2009 at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center in Roswell. A funeral mass is scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Friday, August 21, 2009 at St. Johns Catholic Church. Fr. Juan Montoya O.F.M. of St. Johns Catholic Church will officiate. Burial will follow at South Park Cemetery.

Louis was born in Rule, Texas on January 26, 1926 to Francisco Matta and Josefina Ornelas Matta. His parents have preceded him in death as well as a son, Louis Matta Jr. and two daughters, Mary Sanchez and Margaret Matta.

Louis married Frances Martinez in Dexter, NM in 1946. She survives him at the family home.

Louis is also survived by his sons: Steve Matta and wife Gabi of Alamogordo, NM, David Matta of Roswell, Rudy Matta and his wife Julie of Roswell and George Matta and his wife Ana of Roswell; his daughters: Annie Gutierrez of Las Cruces, NM, Angie Stubbe of Alamogordo, NM, Sandra Padilla and her husband Robert of Lewistown, Mont. and Laurie Matta of Albuquerque, NM. He also had 28 grandchildren and 46 great grandchildren.

Louis was a self employed contractor. He was a member of the St. Johns Mens Club, an usher at church and also played on St. Johns softball team. He coached little league at east side and was a golden glove boxer. Louis was avid hunter, fisherman, horseman, and he loved camping and the outdoors.

Pallbearers will be Rafael Gutierrez, Mike Guerin, Joseph Sanchez, Louis Matta III, David Matta Jr., Anthony Matta, Eric Matta, and Joshua Matta. Honorary pallbearers will be his sons: Steve Matta, Rudy Matta, David Matta, and George Matta.


aligncenterYour eyes were so peaceful, even when you said nothing at all,

aligncenteryour eyes would say it for you.

aligncenterYour smile was incredible. It gave us the impression of pride.

aligncenterYour hands were a place of security,

aligncenterthey made us feel safe and loved.

aligncenterYour spirit was admirable.

aligncenterYou believed in the Lord our God and through him you

aligncentertaught our family to be righteous.

aligncenterYou were an amazing man.

aligncenterYou are a blessing, a hero, a loving husband, a wonderful father,

aligncenterAn amazing grandfather and a beautiful memory as a great-grandfather.

aligncenterWe will all be forever grateful for the wonderful memories

aligncenterAnd the blessed times that we shared together.

aligncenterMay you be at peace as you stand

aligncenterWith the Lord in Paradise.

aligncenterI love you Grandpa,
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  1. Kathy Melancon Sudduth
    Roswell, NM

    To the Matta family, May you find comfort in knowing that your loved one is with our Heavenly father. May each of you find comfort and peace in the memories you have of him
    and may those memories bring you peace and love now and in the days to come. My thoughts and prayers go with you and yours. God bless you today and always. Rest in peace Mr Matta.

  2. Serena
    Roswell, NM

    Iam soory to hear about what happend. I bet he was a good man i never got to know him but i know we are family. I will keep the family in my prayers.

    Serena Matta Escamilla.

  3. Linda Sue Macias
    roswell, NM

    I will miss my Tio very much, I will remember all the good times I spent on his ranch and when he let me ride the horses and the way he called me susana. I know he is now with the angels. Love you Tio. with all my heart. Susana

  4. Becky Archuleta Aguilar
    Roswell, NM

    My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time in need. I have such fond memories of Mr. Matta. God Bless each and every one of you...

  5. Rosie Rue
    Roswell, NM

    They forgot to add that he was a father to all who needed one. I will miss him forever. He was a great man and had room for anyone that needed to talk or just listen.

  6. Los Oroscos
    Colorado Springs, CO

    Lichi, You will be missed, may God bless you and the rest of the family.

  7. Rudie Matta
    Reynoldsburg, OH

    I wish i could have been thier with all of you. I loved grandpa with all my heart and soul. I will tell my son stories of him when he gets older. Love Rudie Renee Matta

  8. George Sharon Lee
    Roswell, NM

    Our sincerest condolences for your loss. It is always difficult whenever we see a lost loved one of one of our friends and acquaintances. Your family is in our prayers.

  9. George Sharon Lee
    Roswell, NM

    Our sincerest condolences for your loss. It is always difficult whenever we see a lost loved one of one of our friends and acquaintances. Your family is in our prayers.

  10. Lisa Davis Evjen
    Hobbs, NM

    My Dear Friends, I was sorry to hear of the passing of your father. It is a sad time in our lives when we lose someone so near and dear to us, but we can be assured that they are resting in the arms of our Lord Jesus and their troubles in this life are over they are at peace with God Though it has been many years since we have seen each other I kept up with you and your family through my Mom, Carmen and she let me know how you all were doing. Of course I visited with Angie when she lived here in Hobbs and met her wonderful sons. I am grateful for the memories we shared as kids growing up together and spending time with your family. May God be with you all to help give you confort through this difficult time. With Love and Sympathy, Lisa Evjen Elizabeth Davis

  11. Tony,Lucero Rodriguez y Familia
    Roswell, NM

    George y Ana
    Lamento mucho su perdida le pido a Dios.
    por su pronto consuelo.por su gran perdida
    recivan nuestro pesame Lucero y Familia

  12. Maurice Catano
    Roswell, NM

    Im so sorry for your loss. May God Bless all of you at this time, and every day that follows.

  13. Sofia Matta Melendez
    Grand Prairie, TX

    I love you. Rest in peace my cousin Lichi.

  14. Jessica Matta
    Roswell, NM

    I love you all May God Bless You each and may you be comforted by the words of our Lord.

    ISAIAH 41:10

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