• Juan "Johnny" C. Rael
    Juan "Johnny" C. Rael

Juan "Johnny" C. Rael

Funeral services for Juan "Johnny" C. Rael 83 owner of Rael’s General Construction Milan, New Mexico will be held on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 10 a.m. at the Way the Truth and the Light Church 700 Sakelares Boulevard. Pastor Danny Rael will officiate. Burial with military honors will follow at the Grants Memorial Park.

A Prayer Service will be held on Friday, January 17, 2020 6 p.m. at the Way the Truth and the Light Church.

Juan was born on December 10, 1936 in Truchas, N.M. and he passed away on January 13, 2020 in Grants, N.M. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army, had worked in the uranium mines and was owner of Rael's Cabinets and General Construction.

He is survived by his Loving Wife: Mary Jane "Gurule" Rael of Milan, N.M.; daughters: Diane Naranjo and husband Pancho of Milan, N.M., Ruby Rael of Rio Rancho, N.M.; sons: Danny Rael and wife Geraldine of Grants, N.M., Johnny Michael Rael of Milan, N.M. and James Rael of Rio Rancho, N.M.; Sisters: Ercilia Montoya of Santa Fe, N.M., Elizabeth "Beth" Rael of Milan, N.M. and Helen Lehmen of Los Alamos, N.M.; 19 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his son: Tommy Rael; granddaughter: Tieyerra Rael; parents: Nestor Rael and Urgencia "Matinez" Rael; brothers: Jake Rael, Nestor Rael, Jr., Clorindo Rael and Lupe Rael; Sister: Adonelia Martinez.

Pallbearers will be Johnny Michael Rael, Moses Marquez, James Rael, Jose Villar, Johnny Mathew Delara, Jesus Villar.

Compassion Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Cibola Citizen

200 W Santa Fe Ave.

Grants, NM 87020

(505) 287-3840

Mailing Address

PO Box 789

Grants, NM 87020