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Modesto Armendáriz, 60, passed away peacefully in his home on the evening of January 20, 2018 surrounded by his friends and family. He was born on September 18, 1957 in Colonia Lazaro Càrdenas, Chihuahua, Mexico to Roberto and Celia  (Vivero) Armendàriz.  Papa Mo, as he was affectionately called, is survived by his wife of almost 40 years, Esperanza Armendáriz; his son and daughter-in-law, Alberto and Denae Armendáriz, son and daughter-in-law, Vicente and Ashley Armendáriz, and daughter and son-in-law, Ariadne and Cody Jensen. Modesto was blessed with 7 grandchildren - Isabella Valadez, Ashton and Landon Jensen, Abrien, Isaiah, Elijah, and Luke Armendáriz.

Modesto became a naturalized citizen of the United States in December 1993, one of his proudest achievements.  During his retirement he sharpened his craft as an artist and created beautiful works of leather.

Throughout his illness he maintained stoic dignity. When it was time to go, he did so on his own terms.  He will be forever missing from our hearts.

Visitation for family and friends will be held on Thursday, January 25, 2018  from 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. at the Kirikos Family Funeral Home Chapel.  A Graveside Service will follow at 1:00 P.M. at the Arrey Community Cemetery officiated by Mr. Larry Castañeda.  Serving as Casket Bearers will be Alberto Armendàriz, Vicente Armendàriz, Daniel Armendàriz, Jesus Armendàriz, Alex Carreon and Cody Jensen.  Honorary Casket Bearers will be Roberto Armendàriz, Joshua Bleiweiss, Justice Bleiweiss, Daniel Gutierrez and Joe Gutierrez.


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  • Monday, January 22, 2018
    The staff of Kirikos Family Funeral Home, Inc. will keep you and your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to assist you in your time of need.
    ~ Kirikos Family Funeral Home
  • Tuesday, January 23, 2018
    Espy & Family, So sorry for the loss of your beloved Mo. Thoughts & prayers are with you during this most difficult time. Nancy (Sally's sister)
    ~ Nancy Grice   Veguita, NM
  • Tuesday, January 23, 2018
    Espy, I am so saddened to hear of Mo's passing. He was such a fun & vibrant person & a joy to work with. He will be remembered fondly by so many people here @ Presbyterian. I will forever be reminded of him every time I look at the beautiful cabinet / vanity he custom made for my bathroom. It will never be removed by me because you can see the love it was made with & it will always remind me of 'MoMo'. God be with you & bless you & bring you comfort & peace.
    ~ Linda Vath   Albuquerque, NM
  • Tuesday, January 23, 2018
    Dear Armendariz Family, Please accept my deepest and heartfelt condolences. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
    ~ Deborah Ladmirault   Albuquerque, NM
  • Tuesday, January 23, 2018
    Esperanza and family I am so sorry for your loss. Mo was a good man. May he rest in peace. You are in my prayers.
    ~ Ernesto Gutierrez   San Jose, CA
  • Tuesday, January 23, 2018
    I am so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.
    ~ Amy Portillo   Truth or Consequences, NM
  • Tuesday, January 23, 2018
    I am so sorry for your loss.May the God (Psalms 83:18) of comfort (2 Corinthians 1:3) comfort all of you with His promises at John 5:28,29;Acts 24:15;Psalms 37:10,11,29 and Revelation 21:3,4. My deepest sympathy.
    ~ Dolores Johnson
  • Friday, January 26, 2018
    We deeply feel for what you and the family are going through. At times, there isn't much that can soothe the pain this grief brings, but you may find some comfort in the words of Psalms 9:9 which reads: "Jehovah will become a secure refuge for the oppressed, A secure refuge in times of distress." Yes, our Loving God can help if we allow him to (1John 5:14). He also has made the SURE promise of a resurrection right here on earth, when it is restored to a Paradise (Acts 24:15; Psalms 37:9-11,29). No, not just a dream, but for a certainty he will do it, for Isaiah 55:11 shows us that everything he says, he accomplishes without fail.
    ~ R&R Lopez
  • Friday, January 26, 2018
    Lo siento mucho que están pasendo momentos muy difíciles. Esperó que las palabras de Salmos 46:1 puede dar a ustedes fuerza que se necesita. Dice : "Dios es para nosotros refugio y fuerza, una ayuda que puede hallarse prontamente durante angustias." Que bondadoso esta nuestro Dios. También, el ha hecho la promesa que va a haber una resurección aquí en la tierra cuando sea transformado en un paraíso! (Salmos 37:9-11, 29; Hechos 24:15). Eso no es sólo un sueño, pero algo muy cierto, porque Isaias 55:11 nos asegura que todo lo que Dios dice, se cumple sin falta. Que gozo será de dar las bienvenida a nuestro ser querido que han durmiendo en la muerte (Juan 11:11) Ve en línea a JW.ORG/ES para encontrar más información sobre éste resurrección.
    ~ R&R Lopez