James “Papa” Vallejo

James “Papa” Vallejo, 37, of Portales, died Saturday, Oct. 8, 2005, in Portales.

He was born Aug. 29, 1968, in Fostoria, Ohio, to Evangelina and Eugene Vallejo.

He grew up and attended school in Portales. He worked as a bricklayer with his brother-in-law for the past two years. Family members said he enjoyed watching old movies and traveling.

He was preceded in death by his father, Eugene Vallejo Sr.; a brother, Eugene Vallejo Jr.; and a sister, Diane Vallejo.

He is survived by two sons, Jaime Vallejo of Clovis and Angel Vallejo of Portales; two daughters, Angela Vallejo of Clovis and Iesha Vallejo of Portales; mother, Evangelina Vallejo of Portales; three brothers, Marcos Vallejo of Hobbs, Benny and Chris Vallejo of Portales; and a sister, Norma Vallejo of Portales.

Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.