Gabriel Najar

August 10, 1979 ~ January 13, 2022 (age 42)


Gabriel Jacob Najar AKA Big Happy age 42 passed peacefully on Thursday January 13th 2022 with his family by his side.

Gabriel was born in Alpine Texas on August 10th 1979 he was blessed by a large loving family. He married his best friend, soulmate, Karena Marie Najar on February 8th 2010 in Odessa, Texas. Gabriel helped raise his four children and three grandchildren with patients discipline and love. Gabriel loved to travel, he often took them on road trips to lakes and family vacations.
Gabriel had a beautiful smile with an outgoing personality and a heart of gold. He had a passion for riding his motorcycle that he named Black beauty. Gabriel loved going to motorcycle rallies and long rides with friends every chance he could. Gabriel loved meeting people and making new friends everywhere he went. He was given the nickname Big Happy because of his personality that shined bright with a smile showing just how happy he really was. He believed in living the best life that he possibly could live...with family and friends.
    Life is too short...Live it up~ Big Happy

Gabriel is survived by his loving wife Karena Marie Najar, Parents, mother Gracie machuca stepfather Sammy machuca, 6 children, Ashley Marquez, son-in-law Adrian Marquez, Angelina Loefer, Shane Drapeaux Jr, Stacy Drapeaux, Angel Najar, Christian Najar. 4 grandchildren Aaliyah Marquez, Isaiah Marquez, Isabella Marquez, and De Angelo Najar. Brother Christopher Najar. Brothers, Carlos Alvarado, Malo Saiz, Gilbert Torres, Carlos Leyba, and Benny Gonzales. Our Angel Gabriel A person wonderfully handsome inside and out. He is the kind of person that makes you feel happy and thankful to be alive. He encourages with his genuine love and support, and he makes you believe in yourself even when no else does. Long Live Gabriel Najar aka Big Happy

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Memorial Service
March 12, 2022

10:00 AM
Daniels Family Funeral Services - Wyoming Blvd. Chapel
7601 Wyoming Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109

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