BALDERRAMA, ANDRES R. - photo
CARLSBAD - A funeral Mass for Andres R. Balderrama, 83, of West Irvin Street, is scheduled
for 10 a.m. Thursday at San Jose Catholic Church with Father Valentine Jankowski officiating.
Interment will follow in Carlsbad Cemetery.
A prayer vigil is scheduled for 7 p.m. today at San Jose Church
with Deacon Mel Balderrama officiating.
Friends may call 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at West Funeral Home and
6-9 p.m. today at San Jose Church. Mr. Balderrama died Wednesday,
March 23, 2005, at home.
Arrangements are by West Funeral Home.
Andres Ramirez Balderrama was born Nov. 10, 1921, in Terlingua,
Texas, to Dulces Nombres and Manuela Ramirez Balderrama. He was a
long time resident of Carlsbad and a member of San Jose Catholic
Church and belonged to the Council 2719 of the Knights of
He married Luz Ramirez on July 26, 1946.
He was preceded in death by his wife and son, Pete Balderrama.
Three brothers and two sisters also preceded Andres in death.
His is survived by his children, Andres Balderrama Jr. of Lubbock,
Texas; Joe Balderrama and wife, Kathy, of Colorado Springs, Colo.;
Sylvia Balderrama Morley and husband, John, of Poughkeepsie, N.Y.;
Irma Gaudreau and husband, Jim, of Loveland, Colo.; Armando
Balderrama and wife, Mary, of Amarillo, Texas; and Fernando
Balderrama and wife, Donna, of Huntsville, Ala.
He is also survived by his sister, Eudelia Franco of Carlsbad and
his brothers, Juaquin Balderrama of Carlsbad and Julian Balderrama
of Saragosa, Texas; and 24 grandchildren and five great-
Pallbearers will be his grandchildren.