Obituary— Israel Melendez

Obituary— Israel Melendez

Israel Melendez, age 51, passed away on January 20, 2020. He was born on June 19, 1968 to Ernestina and Jesus Melendez in Artesia, New Mexico. Israel didn’t have children of his own, but he loved his nieces and nephews. He loved spending time with his family and friends; he loved to cook, sing and tell jokes. He enjoyed helping others and being there for the ones he loved. He will be remembered for his selflessness, as a giving, caring and loving person.

Israel is survived by his mother Ernestina Melendez, his three brothers: Rafael, Leonel and Joel Melendez, his two sisters: Priscilla Venegas and Christina Melendez and 16 nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his father Jesus B. Melendez.

Services for Israel will be held on February 8, 2020 at the Melendez Family Ranch, the place he called home.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Heritage Funeral Home of Van Horn, Texas.


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