Ruben Otero, age 90, beloved and devoted father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and brother, was embraced by our Lord Jesus Thursday, March 8, 2018 and taken to his heavenly home. He was born and raised in Tajique, NM and was a resident of Albuquerque. He built a successful career with the Lincoln Mercury dealership. Ruben enjoyed working on his home and yard. Ruben will be fondly remembered as a simple, humble spirited person whom gifted his family with the legacy of his wisdom.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Eduardo and Rufina Otero; his wife of 60 years, Barbara Otero; daughter, Loretta Garcia; grandsons, Michael Garcia and Joshua Otero; brothers, Manuel, Albino, Onofre, David, and Eddie Otero; sisters, Eulalia Barela, Aurora Chavez, and Lugie Mary Chavez.
Ruben is survived by his loving children, Ruby Re (Dan Garcia), Raymond Otero, Viola Chavez and husband Mike, Katy Carabajal and husband Bobby, Sharon Lucero and husband Robert; son-in-law, David Garcia; his grandchildren, Nicole, Gabriello, Martin, Monica, Evangalene, Lukas, Jacob, Arlene, Roberto, Jason, and Domonique; and ten great-grandchildren. Also surviving are his sisters, Eslinda Sanchez and Bessie Aragon. Ruben will be greatly missed by his loving family and by those whose lives he touched.
A Rosary will be recited Friday, March 16, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, 9520 Fourth St., NW, Albuquerque, where the Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:00 a.m. Inurnment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park. Urn Bearers will be Dan Garcia, Mike Chavez, Bobby Carabajal, Robert Lucero, and David Garcia.
Ruben's care is entrusted to Daniels Family Funeral Services - Alameda Mortuary, 9420 Fourth Street NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114 - (505) 898-3160.