Brandon Rey Cuevas, age 36 and a resident of Bayard, New Mexico, entered into rest Friday morning, June 2, 2023.
Brandon was born September 8, 1986, in Silver City, to Paul and Virginia Cuevas. He attended and graduated from Cobre High School in 2005 and went on to Western New Mexico University and received an honorary certificate in Welding. Brandon was a very talented person who could learn and master just about anything, from welding, auto mechanics, masseur, to cutting hair like his dad. He enjoyed listening to his music and spending time with his family and friends, working on his vehicles and following his favorite football team, the Pittsburgh Steelers. Anyone who came around Brandon became a friend, as he loved being around people. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Brandon is survived by: his mother, Virginia Cuevas; sons, Xavier Cuevas, Zaydin and Zander; brother, Erik Cuevas; sisters, Victoria Millikan (Dan), Valerie Escobar, and Crystal Cuevas. Nieces and Nephews, Larissa, Isabella, Danathan, Lexi, Jaslyne, Maddox, Zayden, Kyran and Alyk. Also surviving Brandon is aunts, Linda Strauss (Don), Olga Neff, Cecilia Acosta (George); uncles, Manuel Torres, Silverio Torres, Fred Cuevas and Eddie Cuevas (Annette). Brandon was preceded in death by his father, Paul Cuevas; brother Javier Cuevas; maternal grandmother, Josephine Torres; paternal grandparents, Pilar and Alfredo Cuevas; God-parents, Alfonso and Jean Torres; uncles Victor Torres Jr., Roy Ybarra, Manny Arzaga, Daniel Lopez, Michael Cuevas, David Cuevas and Alfonso Cuevas; aunt Patricia Cuevas;
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday morning, June 13, 2023, at 10:00 a.m., at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Committal will follow in the Pinos Altos Catholic Cemetery where Brandon will be laid to rest next to his father, Paul.
A Rosary and prayers will be offered Monday evening, June 12, 2023, at 6:00 p.m., at the Western New Mexico University Fine Arts Center Theatre.