Lazaro "Larry" Vela passed away
peacefully on March 29, 2004 at his home in Fresno, Texas.
He was born to Guillermo and Lucy Vela on March 20, 1941 in
Houston. He was baptized as one of Jehovah's Witnesses on
June 15, 1952. He married Gloria Jean Muth and they have
enjoyed 40 years of marriage together. He is preceded in
death by both his parents and older brother, Willie Vela,
Jr. He is survived by his wife and four children, Tammy
Greenwood, Tina Villagomez, Anna Buller, and Tony Vela; his
ten grandchildren, Sky, Forest, Hunter, River, Adam,
Vanessa, Aidan, Noah, Ian, and Alexa; his sisters, Rosie
Ramirez, Janie Garcia, and Teresa Salais.
A member of the Local Carpenters Union
#551, he was at his best wearing a tool belt and building
something. Musically inclined, he enjoyed playing the guitar
and singing with his family. His grandchildren will remember
listening and dancing while he played the harmonica.
Memorial Services will be held on April
10, 2004 at 3:00 p.m. at The Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's
Witnesses, 114 Staffordshire Road, Stafford, TX. (281)