Obituary of Eddie Joe Dominguez Jr.
Eddie Joe Dominguez, Jr. entered the Gates of Heaven on November 21, 2022 at the age of 63.
Eddie was born in Roswell, New Mexico on May 9, 1959 where his father was stationed at Walker Air Force Base. Eddie grew up in Las Cruces and after graduating from Las Cruces High School in 1977, like his father, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. He was stationed at RAF Woodbridge in Ipswich, Suffolk, England where he trained as a firefighter. After serving his country for four years, Eddie returned to Las Cruces where he worked as a painter for several years. In the early 1990s, Eddie moved to Los Lunas and then Albuquerque, and resumed his career as a firefighter working at the Kirtland Air Force Base Fire Department for many years.
Eddie loved the outdoors, especially camping, hunting and fishing. He enjoyed staying in shape by running and doing push-ups in the park. He also enjoyed cooking and would show his love by making Las Cruces style Mexican food for his friends and family. Eddie had a strong faith in God and would always try to make a yearly pilgrimage up Tome Hill or A-Mountain during Easter. We will miss discussing the news with him over a cup of coffee, eating his home cooking, and the way he laughed, even at dumb jokes.
Eddie was preceded in death by his parents, Eddie Joe Dominguez Sr. and Alice Parra Dominguez, and his son-in-law Jonanthony Maldonado. He is survived by five children, twenty-two grandchildren and one great grandchild: Jesse Dominguez (Denise) Romeo, Lilly, Lisa, Damara, Jesse Isaiah; Jenna Bednarski (Brandon) Madison, Hadley, Autumn; Daniel Dominguez (Rozee) Julian, Jacob, Jael; Katrina Maldonado (Christopher) Josiah, Malachi, Michael, Zoie, Payton, Bailey; Isabel Valenzuela (Alex) Pedro, Janessa, Mariah, Esme, Victor, great grandson Santiago. Eddie is also survived by his three sisters Teresa Lara, Lucinda Lindsey, and Carol Shay, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Eddie Dominguez Jr., please visit Tribute Store