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1934 Joe 2022

Joe Najar

September 5, 1934 — January 4, 2022

Joe “Lencho” Najar

Our beloved father, grandfather, brother and uncle was called to his eternal resting place on Tuesday, January 4, 2022. He entered this world on September 5, 1934 in Roswell, NM, born to Juan and Francisca Najar.

Lencho was a strong believer in God, very smart, strong, energetic, and hardworking man who always tried to stay busy. He loved to sing and play the guitar, but most of all he loved family time. Lencho’s last wishes are for his children to carry his name and bloodline in a positive and strong way, for everyone to get along, love each other and not to hold a grudge, life is too short. Lencho will be missed deeply by all who knew him.

Those left to cherish the memories forever are his sons Jesse (Florinda) Najar, Lorenzo (Trish) Najar, Ralph Najar, Adam Najar, Jimmy (Michelle) Najar, and Richard Najar; daughters Erminda (Richard) Gonzalez, Mary Najar, Monica (Flaco) Cortez, Edna Najar and Dolores (Leonzio) Rodriguez; brother Phillip Najar and sister Nellie. Also surviving him are numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren.

Lencho is preceded in death by his parents Juan and Francisca Najar, the love of his life, his wife Eustacia “Red” Najar, sons Herman Najar and Earl Najar, daughters Connie Najar, and Veronica Najar; brothers Luis Najar, Jerry Najar, Jesus Chewy Najar, Chi Chi Najar, Tony Najar and Johnny Najar; sisters Benita Najar, Beatrice and Maria and two grandsons Christopher Najar and Carlos Coronado.

Honored to serve as pallbearers are Jesse Najar Jr., Daniel Najar, Herman Najar Jr., Ralph Najar Jr., Joe Najar and Phillip Najar. Honorary pallbearers are all his sons, daughters, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Monday, January 10, 2022 at Ballard Funeral Home Chapel with rosary to follow at 7:00 pm. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 am Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at Ballard Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at South Park Cemetery.

Don't be sad, don't keep crying, I lived a long, long life and had an amazing family and I did

all I could do here, and it was my time to go be with my beautiful wife and my kids who have

been waiting for me for so long. Don't be sad for me, I have waited for this day and I can't

stop smiling since I have seen my beautiful family. Keep on going and live the best life you can

and love each other and help each other every day until it's your time to come home with

our Father. I will be here waiting to see you and I will have my arms open wide to hug you and

hold you when you get here. Put God first every day because without him you will never have

anything. This is not goodbye, but I'll see y'all later and I don't like y’all, but I sure do love y'all.

Chili con carne!!

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Public Viewing

Monday, January 10, 2022

1:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Ballard Funeral Home Chapel

910 S Main St, Roswell, NM 88203

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Rosary

Monday, January 10, 2022

7:00 - 8:30 pm (Central time)

Ballard Funeral Home Chapel

910 S Main St, Roswell, NM 88203

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Ballard Funeral Home Chapel

910 S Main St, Roswell, NM 88203

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Interment following funeral service

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

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