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Francisco Duran

May 3, 1952 ~ January 24, 2022 (age 69)


Francisco "Cruz" Duran, who was born on the 3rd of May 1952 in Alamogordo, New Mexico to Josefina Enciso Moncada and Victor Duran, has sadly departed his earthly home after a short and tragic battle with cancer.
Frank leaves behind his wife and the "Apple of his eye", Stella Duran.  After joining the USMC in 1971 and doing a tour in Vietnam, he returned home to Alamogordo where he met the love of his life.  Falling in love, he lived to make Stella happy and serve her with the love he felt she deserved.  Without question, he stepped up and raised her two sons, loving Frank Diaz Jr. and Jose Diaz as they were his own and proudly named himself their father.  As Frank and Stella continued their loving life together, they eventually expanded the family with two more children, Rosa Wilson and Elfego Duran.  With a persistent work ethic and immense love for all his children, he never faltered as a man, father, or husband.  Cruz worked faithfully and persistently to ensure his family was taken care of, providing a humble but loving life.

Frank was endlessly loved and honored by his family and friends.  He never ceased to bring a smile or a laugh to those who encountered him.  With his silly and sarcastic sense of humor he was quick with a comeback, or just injecting silliness into any conversation no matter who he was speaking with.  He would almost always be seen with a fresh, hot cup of coffee or cigarette in hand, waving to those he knew as they passed by outside of his place of business.  He will be extremely and dearly missed by many.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Stella Duran; his children, Frank Diaz Jr, Jose Diaz, Rosa Wilson, Elfego Duran and James Brusuelas; his sisters, Martha, Barbara, Eloisa and Josie; his brothers, Tony, Bart, Lawrence and Jimmy.  He also leaves behind many nieces, nephews and grandchildren and even great grandchildren who he especially adored.  Frank is now reunited with his parents and siblings, Elfego, Victor and sister, Terry Duran, who preceded him in death.

Services will be held at Mountain View Assembly of God on 12th and Cuba Avenue on the 12th of February at 2:00 PM.  Please join us for the reception after the service at the same location.

The Duran family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Scenic Chapel to direct the funeral services.

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