Joe Valenta Manzanares, age 78, of Myton, passed away July 17, 2022, at his home.
He was born April 30, 1944, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, to Salomon and Lupita Aragon Manzanares. He married Isabel Rocha on June 16, 1962. She died January 31, 2022.
Joe was the owner and operator of Manzanares Trucking, a trucking service for scrap-metal recycling. He was an honest man who liked to joke with family and friends, and he had a big heart. He enjoyed fishing, and spending time with his cattle on his farm. He loved his family, especially his grandchildren, who were his pride and joy!
He was a long-time member of St. Helen’s Catholic Church.
Joe is survived by his children, Pam Brunson, Janet (Roy) Garza, Valenta Joe (Anissa) Manzanares, Tracy (Sheri) Manzanares, 14 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, 12 great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Rosa Moore, Chella (Larry) Hogan, and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Isabel; a granddaughter, Elizabeth Manzanares; and 3 brothers & 1 sister.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 22, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Helen’s Catholic Church with a viewing prior to the services at the church from 10-10:45 a.m.
Burial will be in the Roosevelt Memorial Park.