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Saul Prieto Aranda

June 5, 1965 ~ October 9, 2020 (age 55)


On Friday, October 9th, 2020, Saul P. Aranda a.k.a. The Rock Man, loving son, brother, uncle, adored 

husband, father, and grandpa, who always made you feel loved. At the age of 55, Saul went to be a 

warrior for Jesus. He was a beloved friend to all who knew him. Saul, of Hobbs, was born to Senobio 

Ortiz Aranda and Graciela Prieto Aranda on June 5, 1965.

Saul’s passion in life was his family and friends. Being a great provider and telling the best stories, he 

knew how to be the life of the party. He was known for his kind heart and ability to always put a smile 

on your face. He loved deer hunting and adored being a grandpa.

Saul was proceeded in death by his grandparents, Valente and Micaela Aranda, Lorenzo and Magdalena 

Prieto, brother Senobio Jr., and grandbaby Ellie. Survived by his parents: Senobio and Grace Aranda; 3 

siblings and spouses: Cristy and Mario Gonzales, Veronica and Brian Lavoie, and Lilly and Gere Montoya; 

Loving Wife Elia Aranda, his children Melissa and Jonathan Ramirez, Elizabeth, Valerie, and best friend 

Carl Christensen. He also leaves behind grandchildren Jonathan Jr., Sarai Veronica; and many nieces, 

nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and close friends.

A Funeral Service in his honor will be held Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at the Bethel Church in Hobbs 

at 10:00 AM, with burial to follow services. Family and friends are welcome to pay their respects on 

Tuesday, October 13 from 12-5 PM at Griffin Funeral Home.

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October 13, 2020

12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Griffin Funeral Home
401 N. Dalmont
Hobbs, NM 88240

Funeral Service
October 14, 2020

10:00 AM
Bethel Church
2714 N Dal Paso St
Hobbs, NM 88240

Interment following funeral service
October 14, 2020

Prairie Haven Memorial Park
1900 E. Stanolind Rd.
Hobbs, NM 88240

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