Filandro Anaya 1927 – 2017

 

Filandro Anaya, 90, passed away on May 6 at his home in Moriarty. He was born on March 27, 1927, the second child of Lauriano and Eufracia (Martinez) Anaya. Filandro was a lifelong member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church and attended Moriarty High School. Filandro joined the U.S. Army, serving during WWII, and was stationed in Fort Knoxville KN. Filandro was Married to Stella for 61 years and together they raised nine children: Carmen and husband Bill Ehlers; Freddie Anaya and partner Susan Danke; Lloyd and wife Lucile Milton; Joann and husband Socorro Hernandez; Diane and husband Steve Gutierrez; Filandro R. (Phil) and wife Odette Anaya; Danny and wife Janet Anaya; Louie Anaya; and Kristen and husband Jesus Segovia. In addition to his parents, Filandro was preceded in death by his sister, Manuelita “Cookie” Konz and her husband, Owen Konz; brothers, Antonio Anaya and Ralph Anaya; daughter Celestina Anaya; nieces, Angie Davis Bynum, Marilyn Kelly, Kristie Pena and Shirley Kay Anaya; nephews, Baby Robert Anaya Nick and Max Pena; brother-in-law John Davis, and sister-in-law Elnora Anaya. Filandro is survived by brothers and sisters-in-law Mike and Mary Anaya, and Carlos and Shari Anaya, all of Moriarty; brothers Tomey Anaya of Albuquerque, Gabriel Anaya of Las Cruces, and former Governor Toney Anaya and his wife Elaine of Santa Fe; sisters Rita Davis of Moriarty, and Mary Louise Jaramillo and her husband Pat of Odessa, Texas; 22 nieces and nephews, and numerous great and great-great-nieces and nephews and grandchildren. Filandro was among five generations which consisted of daughter Carman and her daughter Ceann, her daughter Britney and her son Riley. A viewing is scheduled on May 10 from 3 to 5:30 p.m. at Harris-Hanlon Mortuary in Moriarty. A Rosary will be held May 10 at 7 p.m. and funeral services will be held at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church in Moriarty on May 11. Celebration of Mass is at 10 a.m., followed by Internment at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Cemetery in Moriarty. Pallbearers will be Richard Anaya, James Anaya, Adam Milton, Jesus Segovia, James Hern, Jason Montano, Kyle Smith, J.R. Montano. Arrangements were entrusted to Harris-Hanlon Mortuary. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations to be made to the Moriarty Lions Club, P.O. Box 381 Moriarty, NM 87035.