Elroy Johnathan Largo, age 46 of Bloomfield, NM
Elroy was born for Naakaii Dine'e (Mexican Clan) ni 'atee', Ta'chii'nii (Red running into the Water) eiya'shishchiin n'tee', Nihooba'anii (Gray streak Ends Clan) da bischeii n'tee', Tse' Nahabilnii (Sleep Rock) da binali n'tee'.
Elroy is survived by his mother, Dinah Largo and siblings Jason and Audi, DeeVonda Batres and Royce and Dorsell Largo; Paternal grandfather Jimmy Largo; Maternal grandmother Ann B Martinez. Nieces and Nephews Amelia and Ryan Largo, Diego and Khloe Batres, Josiah and Lana Largo. He was preceded in death by his father, Roy Largo and Paternal Grandmother, Lula Largo and Maternal Grandfather, John Martinez.
His world of friends and family lost an honest and a genuinely caring person.
Elroy was our son, brother, uncle, and best friend. If you had the pleasure of knowing him, sharing a meal with him, and talking with him you realized very quickly he was more than a special person; he was uniquely kind, generous, caring, funny, and accepting. Elroy took on life’s challenges with courageous honor. Educationally he had two master’s degrees: one from the University of Washington and another from Redlands University. Through all his experience, Elroy’s heart always stayed true to the University of Oklahoma. It was as an undergraduate at OU where he grew from a boy into a man as a spokesman for Native American and Hispanic cultures, founding member of the Omega Delta Phi Fraternity, American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) member and mentor, OU football equipment manager, and President’s Volunteer Service Award recipient. He developed skills in his undergraduate experience that would later pave the way of his life’s adventures.
Elroy traveled the world and embraced all people and cultures. El’s passion for life was daring, brave, spontaneous, and methodical. Most of all, Elroy loved his family, friends, and his dog Boomer. He cherished spending time with his nieces and nephews, siblings, talking about and watching sports, educational/personal goals, movies, Star Wars, Marvel, going to Comic Con events, fishing, listening to all genres of music, camping, hiking, playing video games, long distant bicycling, and golfing. El went out of his way to make sure every interaction with each person, family, or friend, was genuine and effortless. El knew time with family and friends was valuable and listened whole heartedly with no judgements. We all quickly recall personal interactions with him that we hold near and dear to our hearts. His laughter was contagious. El’s witty personality was shared with love and a handshake. Once you talked with El, you gained a best friend in life, you strove to be a better person, and suddenly you too were rooting for the Oklahoma Sooners. Boomer Sooner!
A celebration of Elroy’s life will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, July 1, 2022, at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 505 North Oliver Avenue, Aztec, NM 87410
Arrangements by Cope Funeral Home.
Burial services to follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery, 6917 E. Main Street, Farmington, NM 87402 at 1:00 p.m.
Reception to follow at reception hall at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 505 North Oliver Avenue, Aztec, NM 87410