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Juan Agapito Casias

October 24, 1934 — March 5, 2024

Ojo Feliz, New Mexico

Juan Agapito Casias from Ojo Feliz, New Mexico passed away on Tuesday, March 5, 2024, peacefully in his Albuquerque home.  He was surrounded by his loving wife of 69 years and his family.  Juan was 89 years old, and he spent his life devoted to his family.  He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend to many people.  Juan was born in Rainsville, NM on October 24, 1934, and was raised in Ojo Feliz by his parents, Jose and Sineforosa Espinoza. 

Juan is survived by his wife, Karina Martha Casias. Two brothers, Charlie, and David Cruz, two daughters Angelica Breitenbach (Allan), Linda Lucero (Christopher).  His two son’s Louie Casias (Veronica) and Richard Casias (Cheri).  12 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.   He is preceded in death by his parents, his daughter Shirley, his sister Rosita, brothers Gino and Frank Casias. 

Juan worked in construction all his life operating heavy equipment.  There were times that his work took him out of town, but he made sure his family was always provided for.  He was a loving husband and father to his children.  Juan and Martha had many friends while living in Ojo Feliz and always had friends over to spend time with them. This continued even after they moved to Albuquerque.  They maintained their friendship and stayed in touch with all their friends throughout his life.  It was a very rare day if they did not have someone visiting with them at their home.  Their family always made sure to visit and were always there for special occasions, such as birthdays and wedding anniversaries.  Juan never let anyone leave hungry.  He always made sure that visitors were fed and pushed everyone to have seconds.  He loved cooking and baking with his wife.  They were well known for their biscochitos.  During the holidays they made hundreds of biscochitos for a local restaurant in Las Vegas, NM and they could not keep those cookies on the shelf because they were always sold out.  All their grandchildren and great grandchildren have fond memories of baking and cooking when they visited.

 A fun fact about Juan was that he also fed the animals like he fed the people in his life.  He felt that the animals, whether they be dogs or cats, cows or sheep, chickens or horses, should have three meals a day just like everyone else.  He would sneak over and feed his son and grandson’s horses and would tell his other son not to tell them he had been there to feed them.  You could never be hungry or skip a meal if Juan was around.  He would even send you off with snacks.  

 Juan enjoyed hunting and fishing in his younger days.  As he got older, he enjoyed traveling with his children and going to the Casino from time to time.  Juan always drove beautiful new cars and trucks.  You would never see any of his vehicles dirty, he made sure they were clean. The tires and wheels always had a shine on them.  He was never lacking in style.  He wore his jeans, button up shirt and boots every day.  It was a very rare occasion to see him in a t-shirt.  Juan will be missed by everyone, and his memories will carry on with his children and grandchildren. 

Juan was a lifelong catholic and his services will be held in Albuquerque, NM at St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church.  Arrangements will be announced once they have been confirmed. 

Arrangements have been entrusted to the compassionate professionals at

Trujillo Family Funeral Home

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