Born on July 17th, 1951 in Roswell, NM and went home to the Lord on Tuesday, June 27th, 2017 in Albuquerque, NM.
His parents were Ralph and Oliva (Montoya) Miranda. He attended school and graduated from Hondo High School. He married Ima Jean Burgess with the Justice of Peace in February 1974, and then later in the Catholic Church in Capitan on June 21, 1974. Fernando worked for the Village of Ruidoso Water Department as a heavy equipment operator for many years. He later worked for Ruidoso Downs Race Track as Head of Maintenance.
He enjoyed hunting, trail riding, the outdoors, spending time with family and friends, making salsa, white sands, green chili, and frybread.
Fernando is survived by his three daughters, Michelle Miranda and significant other Paulpete Hale, Kansas Miranda and significant other Donald Mendez, Olivia Paiz and husband Jerry; eight grandchildren, Chon Miranda, Lauren Munoz and husband Ryan, Amanda Padilla, Kaitlyn Paiz, Benjamin Paiz, Savannah Mendez, Lilly Mendez, and Angelo Mendez; one great granddaughter, Carmen Rose Munoz; one godson, Ismael Miranda; four brothers, Felipe Miranda, Israel Miranda, Albert Chavez, Ralph Miranda, and one sister, Vestina Scott. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
Fernando was preceded in death by his wife, parents, and 3 brothers.
Visitation will be Sunday, July 2, at LaGrone Funeral Chapel from 2:00 P.M. until 4:00 P.M. The prayer service will be Monday, July 3, at St. Eleanor Catholic Church at 9:30 A.M. with the funeral service at 10:00 A.M. Burial will follow at San Ysidro Cemetery near Ruidoso Downs.
Tio..I'm so very sorry i couldn't be there with you on you're last days.But I will always cherish and carry with me our times together.I'll miss you greatly tio. Rest in peace. :(
Ryan MirandaSan Patricio, NM
Uncle Fernando you were/are one of the best men I have ever met, you will be missed but never forgotten! You left so many memories that we will all cherish! Garrett said thanks for the HOT green chili!
Love you uncle Fernando
So sorry for your family. Knowing he is with Ima, hopefully it will give you some peace. They are both @ peace & no more suffering. Together again.
Judy BurkettRuidoso, NM
Rest in peace my friend..
Danny & Lillian Garcia..Ruidoso, NM
Uncle Fernando you will be missed dearly by many. I love you and you will always have a special place in my heart. Sending lots of love to the family and my cousins, from all of us in Oklahoma. 😥❤ until we meet again.
Tina lefloreHartshorne, OK
Prayers for all. We are sorry for your loss.
Jessica and Dolan HoffmanLubock, TX
Irene KellyBaird, TX
My condolences on the passing of Fernando Miranda, I remember him as being very kind and helpful. I will remember him in the Intentions at my Masses this weekend.....
Fr. David BergsPuerto Vallarta, MX, NM