Riverside Funeral Home Albuquerque Los Lunas Santa Fe New Mexico


John Phillip Matthew Barajas
John Phillip Matthew Barajas, 38, resident of Albuquerque New Mexico, passed away peacefully on Friday November 10, 2017. He was preceded in death by his Grandparents: Ysidro and Dolores Barajas, Fred and Vivian Ortega.  Uncle Fabian Ortega, Uncle James Perea and  God Father Ysidro Barajas Jr.
 John is survived by his Father and Mother; Pete and Gloria Barajas.  Brother Richard Whiting; wife Margaret Whiting and brother David Barajas; wife Christina Barajas.  Nephews & Nieces: Ashley Garcia, Aaron Garcia, Zandria Myers, Isaac Barajas, Damian Barajas,  Tyler and Jayden Barajas, Michael Naranjo, Victoria Pena. God Mother Jackie Barajas.  And many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Special thanks to Aunt Maria Archuleta for all the preparation. 
John Barajas was special in so many ways.  Born on January  31, 1979. He graduated from West Mesa High School in 1998.  He attended the Special Olympics.  He worked in assembly and enjoyed going to work every day.  He enjoyed country music and playing games on his computer.  He will be dearly missed by so many but will forever hold a huge place in our hearts.
Pallbearers:  Eric Barajas, Joseph Barajas, Julian Ortega, Fabian Ortega, Miguel Ortega, and Ashley Garcia. Honorary Pallbearers:  Isaac Barajas.
Services:  Public Viewing is on Wednesday November 15, at 6:00 at Riverside Funeral Home on 225 San Mateo Blvd.  Rosary to follow at 7:00
Mass is on Thursday November 16, at 11:00 at Holy Family on 562 Artrisco Dr SW.  Public Viewing 10:30 before mass.
Reception will follow mass at South Valley Multipurpose Center 2008 Larrazolo Sw, Albuquerque
Arrangements entrusted to:
Riverside Funeral Home of Albuquerque
225 San Mateo NE


Louie Espinosa November 15, 2017

First cousin Albuquerque , New Mexico

Pete and Gloria We are very sorry to hear of your son passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Vaya con dios my friend. Louie and Marcella Espinosa

Joseph Segura November 18, 2017

Albuquerque , New Mexico

I am so sorry for your loss. I am the outreach person for The Compassionate Friends. We are a local group of parents who have lost a child or children. We know the grief, we have walked the path. If the parent(s) and/or grandparent(s) of the deceased would like to attend our bi-Monthly meetings, join our Facebook pages or receive The Compassionate Friends monthly newsletter or receive contact phone numbers please contact me. Once again I am so sorry for your loss. We gather in December (300 attend) to light candles and remember our children. Please contact us for information. Joseph Segura Albqcompfrnds@gmail.com

M.W. December 16, 2017

Dear Barajas Family, I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. Times like this can be very difficult to deal with. At times, you may feel like there is no one to turn to. You may even feel like no one understands your pain. But there is one person we can turn to that can help us through all of our trials. Yes, God can help you during this difficult time. Pray to him constantly and he will help you. (2 Corinthians 1:3,4 Isa. 26:19)