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


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P styleMARGIN: 0in 0in 10pt classMsoNormalnbspnbspnbspnbspnbspnbspnbspnbspnbsp 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.P
P styleMARGIN: 0in 0in 10pt classMsoNormalnbspnbspnbspnbspnbspnbspnbspnbspnbsp 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.P
P styleMARGIN: 0in 0in 10pt classMsoNormalnbspnbspnbspnbspnbspnbspnbspnbspnbsp Louis married Frances Martinez in Dexter, NM in 1946. She survives him at the family home.P
P styleMARGIN: 0in 0in 10pt classMsoNormalnbspnbspnbspnbspnbspnbspnbspnbspnbsp 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 Robertnbspof Lewistown, Mont. and Laurie Matta of Albuquerque, NM. nbspHe also had 28 grandchildren and 46 great grandchildren. P
P styleMARGIN: 0in 0in 10pt classMsoNormalnbspnbspnbspnbspnbspnbspnbspnbspnbsp 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. P
P styleMARGIN: 0in 0in 10pt classMsoNormalPallbearers will be Rafael Gutierrez, Mike Guerin, Joseph Sanchez, Louis Matta III, David Matta Jr.,nbsp Anthony Matta, Eric Matta, and Joshua Matta. Honorary pallbearers will be his sons: Steve Matta, Rudy Matta, David Matta, and George Matta.P
P styleTEXTALIGN: center MARGIN: 0in 0in 10pt classMsoNormal aligncenterGrandpaP
P styleTEXTALIGN: center MARGIN: 0in 0in 10pt classMsoNormal aligncenterYour eyes were so peaceful, even when you said nothing at all, P
P styleTEXTALIGN: center MARGIN: 0in 0in 10pt classMsoNormal aligncenteryour eyes would say it for you.P
P styleTEXTALIGN: center MARGIN: 0in 0in 10pt classMsoNormal aligncenterYour smile was incredible. It gave us the impression of pride.P
P styleTEXTALIGN: center MARGIN: 0in 0in 10pt classMsoNormal aligncenterYour hands were a place of security,P
P styleTEXTALIGN: center MARGIN: 0in 0in 10pt classMsoNormal aligncenterthey made us feel safe and loved.P
P styleTEXTALIGN: center MARGIN: 0in 0in 10pt classMsoNormal aligncenterYour spirit was admirable. P
P styleTEXTALIGN: center MARGIN: 0in 0in 10pt classMsoNormal aligncenterYou believed in the Lord our God and through him youP
P styleTEXTALIGN: center MARGIN: 0in 0in 10pt classMsoNormal aligncentertaught our family to be righteous.P
P styleTEXTALIGN: center MARGIN: 0in 0in 10pt classMsoNormal aligncenterYou were an amazing man.P
P styleTEXTALIGN: center MARGIN: 0in 0in 10pt classMsoNormal aligncenterYou are a blessing, a hero, a loving husband, a wonderful father,P
P styleTEXTALIGN: center MARGIN: 0in 0in 10pt classMsoNormal aligncenterAn amazing grandfather and a beautiful memory as a greatgrandfather.P
P styleTEXTALIGN: center MARGIN: 0in 0in 10pt classMsoNormal aligncenterWe will all be forever grateful for the wonderful memoriesP
P styleTEXTALIGN: center MARGIN: 0in 0in 10pt classMsoNormal aligncenterAnd the blessed times that we shared together.P
P styleTEXTALIGN: center MARGIN: 0in 0in 10pt classMsoNormal aligncenterMay you be at peace as you standP
P styleTEXTALIGN: center MARGIN: 0in 0in 10pt classMsoNormal aligncenterWith the Lord in Paradise.P
P styleTEXTALIGN: center MARGIN: 0in 0in 10pt classMsoNormal aligncenterI love you Grandpa,P
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