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Nieves Escobedo

Feb. 13, 1945 - Nov. 07, 2013

Nieves Escobedo, age 68 passed from this life on Thursday, November 7, 2013 in Lubbock.

Funeral Mass will be held 10:00 A.M., Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church with Father Gerald Leatham officiating.  Burial will follow in Ropesville Cemetery.  Personal services have been entrusted to Mark A Jones Funeral Directors of Brownfield.

Neives was born on February 13, 1945 to Nieves and Petra Escobedo, Sr. in Choate, Texas.  He moved to Ropesville in 1962, where he met the love of his life, Jesusa Cruz.    They married on November 6, 1966. They just celebrated 47 wonderful years of marriage.

He will be remembered by his family and friends as a hardworking man who provided for his family in every way.  He loved to travel, go fishing, garden and watch football.  GO DALLAS COWBOYS and TEXAS TECH RED RAIDERS.  He also enjoyed spend time with the family.

Those left to cherish his memories are wife, Jesusa of the home, 3 Sons: Rene Escobedo and wife Melissa and Joe Louis Escobedo all of Ropesville and Joe John Escobedo and wife Leticia of Lubbock; 1 Daughter: Rebecca Gonzales and husband Robert of Ropesville; 2 Sisters: Angelita Amaya of Kennedy and Aurora Lozano of Lubbock.

He was also blessed with 11 Grandchildren and 2 Great-Grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents, 3 Brothers and 2 Sisters.