Services:Have been held.
Mr. Jose J. Olivas, 63, of Portales, died Monday, May 17, 2004, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales.
He was born on Sept. 26, 1940, in Chihuahua, Mexico, to Elfonsa and Jesus Olivas.
He came to the United States when he was 16. He lived in a number of different states where he worked as a farm laborer. Most of his life was spent in Hobbs, and then in Portales. For several years he was employed locally by Calvin Alexander and for the past 12 years he worked for Dr. Lonnie Alexander on his ranch. He worshiped at Evangelica Iglesia de Dios in Portales.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Elvira Olivas of Portales; two step-sons, Israel Ornelas and Fausto Rocha, both of Portales; two step-daughters, Ramona Rocha-Villegas (and husband, Filimon) and Rachel Ramos (Manuel), all of Portales; four grandchildren; a brother, Lazaro Olivas of Oginaga, Chihuahua, Mexico; and a sister, Elvira Solis of Falomir, Chihuahua, Mexico.
The Rev. Raul Ornelas will officiate the services.
Burial will be at Portales Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Israel Ornelas, Fausto Rocha, Felimon Villegas, Maunel Ramos, Manuel Solis and Matilde Pando.
Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.