Riverside Funeral Home Albuquerque Los Lunas Santa Fe New Mexico


Richard E. Aragon

    Richard E. Aragon, a resident of Rio Rancho, formerly of Belen, passed away on May 10, 2018 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was 86 years old. He is preceded in death by his parents Manuel and Maria Aragon, his son Emanuel, sister Nancy and brothers Phillip and Robert Aragon. He is survived by the love of his life, his wife Mary of 45 years; his 5 children Luana Harrell (Gary), Raymond Aragon, Emanuel Aragon (Marianna), Israel Aragon (Adrienne), and Reyna Aragon, and his 13 grandchildren Justin, Melana, Nathan, Shalene, Darrin, Arielle, Monique, Joshua, Joziah, DJ, Noah, Davis and Elora. Richard is also survived by his sisters Mary Lou Horcasitas, Bernice Salazar (Danny), Rosella Natzke, and sister-in-law Marcella Aragon, and a special niece Linda Lujan (David).


    Richard will be remembered for his love for his family, his humorous nature and his love for hunting, fishing and socializing at casinos. He never met a stranger.


    Richard graduated from Highlands University in 1955. He proudly served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War, and as Mayor of Belen. He was also a local business owner.


    Services will be held at Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church on Wednesday May 16, 2018 with the Visitation at 10:30, Rosary at 11:00 and Funeral Mass at 12:00. A reception will be held immediately following at Belen Eagle Park. Richard will be laid to rest at Santa Fe National Cemetery on Thursday May 17 at 9:45.


    The family wishes to thank Dr. and Mrs. Roland K. Sanchez, Dr. Adolfo Sanchez and Armada Hospice for their loving care of our husband, father and grandfather.


Arrangements entrusted to:

Riverside Funeral Home of Albuquerque

225 San Mateo Blvd NE

(505) 764-9663


Preme and Lorraine Padilla May 14, 2018

Belen , New Mexico

Richard will be miss he was a great man and Mayor in Belen

Adam & Ruby Salas May 15, 2018

Friends Bosque , New Mexico

Mary and Family, We'd like to extend our most sincere condolences on Your Loss Of Richard. He has left a beautiful legacy to his Children and Grandchildren. May Richard Rest In Peace. Sincerely, Adam & Ruby Salas & Family

Laura Baca May 16, 2018

Family friend Belen , New Mexico

I am sorry to hear about Richard. May he rest in Pwace. Sorry I couldn't be there in person, I couldn't get time off from work.zm

Linda Lujan May 18, 2018

Niece Rio Rancho , New Mexico

I love and miss you Uncle Richard. You were a very special uncle to me and I will never forget you. Rest In Peace!!!

Steve&MagdalenSanchez May 20, 2018

Friend Los lunas , New Mexico

Mary we so sorry to he about Richads passing our prayers go out to you and your family...steve and magdalen

L C May 21, 2018

Neighbors Albuquerque , New Mexico

I am sorry for your loss. I hope that the promise in John 6:40 can bring comfort and hope to the Family in these distressing times as well.

Geraldine Salas Aguirre May 24, 2018

Friend Kermit , Texas

Mary & Family: I was very saddened when I heard about Richard's passing. I will always remember Richard for giving me my first opportunity to work at the City. Richard was a wonderful man and will always be remembered for all the great things he did for the City. He was always willing to help anyone. God Bless You Mary and family.