Rudy Patrick Zamora Jr., 42, passed away on May 10 in Estancia. He was born Sept. 29, 1975 in Albuquerque. He was a son, brother, husband, uncle, cousin, and beloved friend. Rudy Jr. was a strong man who always helped others even when he was the one who sometimes needed help first. Rudy Jr. was a man who, since a very young age was constantly on the job to help support his family. Although he was big and buff he was a teddy bear at heart, he took away others pain even though he had his own. Many say that anytime they ran into him at the dollar store or just anywhere that he would always crack some jokes, he was a funny man, who wanted everyone to be happy. Rudy Jr.’s talent of bartering, selling and teaching brought him many friends. He was always open to showing you that he can get any job done and he always gave amazing advice. Jr. was a car junkie he could name any car if you would let him have a glance or even just let him listen to it. Many looked up to Rudy Jr. and they will continue to as he was and is a powerful role model never to give up. He will live through the lives he has touched forever. He will always be looking over all of us on the top of the highest mountain, forever remembered and loved. He is survived by his parents, Rudy and Marlene Zamora Sr. of Manzano; beloved wife, D’Aun Zamora of Estancia; brother, Lorenzo Zamora and wife Brandi of Chilili; sister, Renee Zamora and wife Mary of Edgewood; nieces, Angela, Libby, Judy, Anna, Emma and Monique and great nephew, Isaiah Patrick. Funeral Services will be held at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Estancia, on May 18, 2018. The viewing will be at 1p.m. The Rosary will be recited at 2p.m. and the Celebration of Mass will follow at 3p.m. Interment will be at the Manzano Cemetery in Manzano. Pallbearers will be Lorenzo Zamora, Esequiel Sedillo, Chris Lopez, Solis Herrera, Chris Baca and PJ Zamora. Honorary Pallbearers will be Chris McCants, Alfredo Cuevas and Johnny Garcia. Arrangements were entrusted to Harris Hanlon Mortuary in Moriarty.
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