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Serapio Parraz


Serapio Parraz, 64, of W. Ash Street, Loving, NM, passed away January 5, 2021 at

University Medical Center, Lubbock, Texas.

Serapio was born August 25, 1956 in Loving, NM. He graduated from Redwood High

School in Visalia, CA in 1974 where he played football, wrestling and track and field. 

Serapio was a member of the undefeated Valley Football Championship Team of 1973.  He

also won the Ranger of the Year award that same year.  Serapio graduated with an

Associate’s Degree from the College of the Sequoias where he was on the track and field

team. He worked as a contractor for several years before returning to Loving in 1994. 

Serapio has worked for the Loving Municipal School District over 20 years.  He was the

assistant Track and Field Coach at Loving for many years, which was his true passion. 

Serapio was a member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, serving on the parish council

and also served as Village of Loving Councilman. He was adored by his grandchildren and

will be deeply missed by them.  He was preceded in death by his parents: Serapio Parraz,

Sr. and Lidia Martinez; step-father, Eulogio Fernandez; sisters: Tina Mendoza, Eustolia

Hernandez; brother, Frank Parraz; nephew: Gene Fernandez, Jr.; sons: Ronnie Lujan and

Joshua Castro; and his dog, Vanilla “Neller”, who he loved very much and took great care

of.

Survivors are his wife, Alicia Parraz; children: Justin W. Parraz and wife, Cristal, Joel W.

Parraz, Kiki Lujan and wife, Anna, Alexandria Lobato and husband, Julio and Anthony

Lujan; grandchildren: Justin V. Parraz, Joseph M. Parraz, Kysiah Lujan, Kalob Lujan,

Amaya Lujan, Julio Lobato, Jr., Elijah Lobato and Aryana Lobato; siblings: Anna Saldana,

Maria Lopez, Willie Vasquez, Harvey Fernandez, Gene Fernandez, Victoria Fernandez and

numerous nieces and nephews.

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