On Saturday, Johnny Holguin passed away at his home in the small town of Jarales, New Mexico (Valencia County). For a long time his health had not been great, but his death came as a shock to the family. Out of all his twelve brothers and sisters, most of who grew up laboring on the Simpson farm in Las Cruces, he was the only one who continued to live close to the land, raising animals in rural New Mexico. His home, which he shared with his wife, Cyndi Marquez Holguin, was always a favorite for family reunions. It was great for the kids who could explore along the ditches or "play" with the animals. Johnny is preceded in death by his parents, Cirlo and Maria Holguin; son, David Anthony; sister, Christina Claghorn; and brother Ignacio Holguin. He is survived by his loving wife of 23 years, Cyndi Holguin; daughter, Pam (Shawn); son, Kris (Nichole); step-daughters, Joyce and Norma;9 brothers and sisters, Jesus Holguin, Mel Holguin (Las Cruces, NM), Nettie Finney (Marketplace, AL), Manuela Bunch (TX), Tita Feltner (TX), Lupe Holguin (Thousand Oak, CA), Rose Dominguez (Albuquerque, NM), Ramona Neeley (Las Cruces, NM) and Andy Hoguin (Las Cruces, NM); and 9 wonderful grand children. Johnny is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Arrangements are being handled by the caring professionals at the Noblin Funeral Service Belen Chapel, 418 W. Reinken Ave., (505)864-4448, where an online guest register is available at www.noblin.com.
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