Albert Ray DeLara, of TX. passed away on November 16, 2021 at the age of 59. He was born August 27, 1962 to parents Raymond DeLara and Geraldine Kline.
Albert is survived by his sisters; Loretta Rosete and husband of Buda, TX, Debbie Cordova and husband of Rio Rancho, NM, Veronica Sanchez and husband of Albuquerque, NM, Mary Salcido and husband of Albuquerque, NM, brothers; Edward DeLara and wife of Phoenix, AZ, Steve DeLara of Globe, AZ, and Joseph DeLara of Globe, AZ. And many nieces and nephews.
Albert was preceded in death by his father Raymond DeLara, mother Geraldine Flores, brother Richard DeLara and step mother Alice DeLara.
Albert is survived by his wife of 40 years, Arlene DeLara and children; Julian DeLara and wife Alexia, granddaughter Emma DeLara all of NM. He is also survived by his daughter, Mariah DeLara-Garcia and husband Robert, grandchildren Rose, Noah, Alaziah, and Haley Garcia all of TX. He attended school in Gallup and Albuquerque.
His lifelong career was cooking. He worked as a cook at Jewel’s Restaurant and Baker’s Hearth in Gallup, NM. He was a Supervisor at Love’s Truckstop and Ranch Kitchen Restaurant in Gallup, NM. He delivered for DHL and drove for Regensberg Transport. He owned Yadalaah Cafe in Window Rock, AZ and Northside Secondhand in Gallup, NM where he donated many items to the homeless.
Albert enjoyed family time, most of all spending time with his loving wife, Arlene and his children and grandchildren. His infectious laugh brought so much joy to everyone around. He had such a kind and giving heart. He always thought of others before thinking of himself. His home was always open to family and friends. He always had hot food prepared for all. He spent a lot of time giving to different organizations donating food and clothing. And when he was able to, his time. The legacy he leaves behind with family is to love, give, and do for others. We will miss our sweet, dear Albert Ray but he is no longer suffering.
Rest In Peace; son, husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle. We love you so much you will forever be in our hearts.
Funeral Services will be on Friday, November 26, 2021, at Sacred Heart Cathedral, at 10:00 am a final viewing will be held. at 10:30 am a Rosary will be recited, then at 11:00 am a Funeral Mass will be celebrated by Father Mitchell Brown. Interment will follow at Rehoboth Cemetery, Rehoboth, NM.
Pallbearers: Robert Garcia Jr., Marcus Upshaw, Terence Willie, Arnoldo (Nolo) Espino, Brent Willie and Erik Cordova. Alternate Pallbearers: Anthony Gutierrez, Joe DeLara
Honorary Pallbearers: Ernest Upshaw Jr. Nicholas Thompson, Matthew Willie, Julian Upshaw, Chris Upshaw, Brian Upshaw, and all nieces and nephews whom Albert loved so dearly.
Please wear masks. Covid protocol requested.
Funeral Homes: Beck Funeral Homes, Austin, TX and Cope Memorial Chapel, Gallup, NM.
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