Daniel “Danny” Rodriguez, 83, a longtime resident of T. or C., went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 in Carlsbad, NM, after a brief illness. Danny was born on October 8, 1938 in El Paso, TX to Moises and Perla (Garibay) Rodriguez. He and his family lived in El Paso for many years, where Daniel was a credit manager at Thomason General Hospital until his retirement in 1962. They then moved to T. or C., becoming an integral part of the community, through his hard work and faith. Danny planted the seed for New Creation Church in Arrey, NM, where he has been a faithful member ever since. Danny was a talented musician, often heard playing his guitar and singing. He loved going camping with his friends and family, and telling 2 of his grandchildren, Little David and Devry, the true stories of his teen years. Mr. Rodriguez is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Sidia Rodriguez; his children: Dennis, Deborah, Dean, Donna (Nowef), Denise (David), Michele (Saul), and Yvette (Angel); daughter-in-law, Lorraine; siblings: Janie Torres, Lisa Amburn (Ken), Evelyn Torres, and Frank Torres; as well as numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his mother, Perla; father, Moises; sisters: Gloria Young (Larry) and Eva Lopez (Eddie); sons: Danny and Donny; brothers: David (Rosie), Michael and Arturo; and grandson, Angel Baquera, Jr.. A Memorial Service celebrating the life of Daniel Rodriguez will be held Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at 1:00 P.M. at the New Creation Church (4 Cosper Rd., Arrey, NM 87930) with Pastor Angel Baquera officiating. Arrangements are by Kirikos Family Funeral Home, Inc. and Sierra Crematory, LLC., 303 N. Cedar St., T. or C., NM 87901, 575/894-2574. For online memorial messages, please visit

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My beloved brother Daniel had a beautiful voice. I'll always remember him singing oldies and playing his guitar while family members listened. During family gatherings you could hear my mother playing the piano and singing and Danny playing the guitar around a bonfire with my other brothers Arturo, David, Michael, and Frankie. Yes he was a talented musician and singer. It would go visit him and watch him carve out little toothpick figures with such precision that it would amaze me me. He was so talented and creative, always inventing new things and creating new ideas. My mother would always talk to us about God and his love for us. Danny would always express his love for God by singing and telling stories filled with humor. Always joking around. I will miss my brother but I know he's with our Lord Jesus playing his guitar with Mom and Dad!!!

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