Oscar C Najar, our loving husband/Father/Tu Wello (as the kids called him) gained his wings on Tuesday, October 6, 2020. He was blessed to be in his home in Alamogordo with his beautiful wife of 68 years, Margarita M. Najar by his side, along with his children, daughter-in-law, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
Oscar was born on May 12, 1933 in Pecos, TX but grew up in Ojinaga, Chihuahua MX. At the young age of 17, he meet and befriended his loving wife Margarita. Although they met in 1950, they remained friends until 1952 when they began dating. They later married in 1957, and eventually they moved to Alamogordo, NM on January 2, 1965.
Oscar began working at the Saw Mill until 1969. Afterwards, he began working for The City of Alamogordo. As his children fondly recall (with a smile on their face), believing they owned the fig trees and pecan trees across the street because their Dad worked for the City of Alamogordo and they lived on Pecan Dr. As they laugh, they remember having to get up at 4 AM to shake the trees and fill the bags with pecans. For them, there was no such thing as sleeping in on the weekend or during Summer Break. You were up at 4 AM, no matter what. Funny enough, Oscar made sure to share this experience and tradition with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Oscar eventually retired from the City of Alamogordo after 26 years in 1995. However, being the hard working man he was, he continued to work for the Pecan Farm in Tularosa after retirement for several years. He eventually stopped working all together. However, neighbors and friends would always see him walking to the store or around town.
Oscar always loved his roosters. He had a passion for gliding across the dance floor with his wife Margarita and was skilled at playing pool. As a long time member of The Knights of Columbus, he won many trophies with his best friend Rufino Torres. The family is certain these two will be shooting pool together in the heavens above.
Those that were blessed to have known him will always remember his persistence, his hard work ethics, his love for horse races, and rooster fighting. He enjoyed telling stories or jokes that made you laugh. He had a huge sweet tooth, enjoyed sea food, and loved banana splits.
Oscar is preceded in death by his parents Refugió and Felicita Najar, son Ramón M. Najar, and grandson Ricky Ray Najar.
He is survived by his amazing wife Margarita M. Najar, his loving children Lazaro "Joe" Najar (Tina) of Tularosa, NM, Hector M. Najar of Colorado Springs, CO, Oscar "Chuck" Najar (Jennifer) of Colorado Springs, CO, Maria (Mary) Najar of Green Valley, AZ, and Carlos "Pokey" Najar (Teresa) of Tularosa, NM.
Coming from a small family, Oscar was very blessed to have many surviving grandchildren - Joe Najar, David Najar, Annamaria Colorado (Benito), Mario Lugo, Chrisanto "Chris" Najar Lugo, Carlos Anthony Davis, Daniel Davis (Blythe), Marissa Calderon (Lupe), Marcos Aragon, Pepper Jean Najar, Esperanza "Hope" Najar, Joseph Najar, Angelica Najar, Andrew Jackson (Stephanie), Alicia Najar, James Petty, Jessica Sandoval, Margaret Najar, Toni Joe Perea, Raymond Najar, Blanca Najar, Victor Najar, Cathy Del Villar, and Diana Del Villar.
Although he loved his children and grandchildren very much, he was especially close to and loved his great grandchildren Ector, Mireya and Adrian Colorado, Ariyana Hernandez, Little Joseph Najar, Izabella Valdez, Israel and Xavier Patch, Matthew Rivera, Isaiah and Azriah Najar. Other great grandchildren include Angel, Sofie, Darla, Rose, Ariel Calderon, Tenley and Daxton Davis, Olivia Jackson, and several other great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Thru the years, he was often visited by his surviving siblings Bertha Alvarez (Pablo) and family of Alamogordo, NM, Arturo Najar (Armida) and family of Odessa, TX and Eva Mena and family of Odessa, TX.
Viewing for Oscar will begin at 9:00 am with Rosary to be recited at 9:30 am on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at St. Francis De Paula Church, 303 Encino in Tularosa. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 am with Father Marcel Okonkwo, Celebrant.
Procession will immediately follow to Sacred Heart Cemetery. A Celebration of Life will continue at the Parish Hall of St. Francis De Paula Church.
Pallbearers are: Joe Najar, Annamaria Colorado, David Najar, Mario Lugo, and Chris Lugo. Honorary Pallbearers are great grandchildren attending.
The Najar family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Alamogordo Funeral Home to direct the funeral services.
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