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Ricardo " Cardz" Nunez

July 7, 1958 — October 25, 2023


Ricardo “ Cardz” Nuñez

With great sadness, we announce the passing of Ricardo J. Nuñez. Ricardo was born on July 7, 1958, to Antonia and Raymond Nuñez in Roswell N.M. Ricardo was a special friend to many.

He was an awesome father, the best Papo ever and a great father figure to all his nieces and nephews. He was a jokester, always telling jokes and making everyone laugh. He truly cherished being a Papo and loved his grandkids with all his heart.

 He was our comedian to our sad days and awkward silence. He loved to go fishing and hunting with his son. He loved playing the drums and watching his Dallas Cowboys play, he especially loved his furry best friend “Tiny”. We will miss “Papos famous tea” and his goodie bags for his grandbabies.

He was an awesome artist who passed down his passion of drawing of painting to his granddaughters. He had a short temper sometimes but also had the biggest heart. He was an intelligent man. He knew how to fix anything that was broken. Anytime anyone needed anything fixed they would call uncle cardz.

He loved to spread his knowledge by teaching his son and grandsons how to fix things. His favorite place in the world would be fishing with his son and grandsons. He was always there for us and all who needed him. He was a great son, a loving father, the best Papo, uncle and brother and a good friend to many.

He will be dearly missed. Rest Easy Dad, Your Finally Home!

A special thanks to Dr. Anna Arnette
Coronado Family

Pallbearers are Rick Nuñez, Emily Brady, Martin Gamez Jr. Santoago Valencia, Martin Gamez, George Hernandez, Anthony Gamez, Danny Jaramillo.

Honorary Pallbearers Joe Nuñez, Sierra Gamez, Abrianna Gamez, Santianna Analla, Nevaeh Nuñez, Santiago Brady Olivas, Amia Nuñez, Rick Brady III.

Ricardo is survived by Mother Antonia Nuñez, Daughter Jennifer Gamez, Son in Law Martin Gamez, Son Ricardo Nuñez and daughter in Law Marissa Coronado, Granddaughters, Abrianna Gamez, Sierra Gamez, Nevaeh Nuñez, Amla Nuñez, Grandsons, Martin Gamez, Anthony Gamez, Sister Elizabeth Brady, Brother Joe Nuñez, (Yolanda) Nieces Emily Brady, Nephews, Thomas Nuñez, Michael Nuñez, Daniel Gamez, David Gamez, Great nieces Santianna Analla( Nick), Alyssa Brady, Karissa Brady, Great Nephews Santiago Brady Olivas, Rick Brady III, Issac Brady, Devan Nuñez, Joshua Nuñez, Brenden Nuñez, Great Great nieces, Summeriah Garcia and Lexi Lara.

Ricardo is preceded in death by Father Raymond Nuñez, Grandson Ricky Ray Nuñez, nephew Richard Brady, and Sister Veronica Nuñez.

A visitation will be held Wednesday November 8th, 2023, from 2-6 PM. With a Rosary to Fallow at 6PM at Ballard Funeral Home. Services will be held on Thursday November 9th 2023, at 10AM.

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Wednesday, November 8, 2023

6:00 - 7:00 pm (Mountain time)

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Thursday, November 9, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Mountain time)

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