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In Memory of

Fernie Najera

August 30, 1931 - May 11, 2017

Obituary


Fernando (Fernie) Najera

Horseman, and successful businessman Fernie Najera passed from this life into the arms of his Heavenly Father on May 10, 2017. A lifelong El Pasoen, Fernie graduated from Austin High School and went on to form three successful electrical contracting businesses, Lone Star Electric, Thunderbird Electric and Najera Electric. He retired from UTEP as a construction inspector. Fernie was an avid horseman of nearly 80 years and was a member of the El Paso Sherriff's Posse for over 27 years. His passion for horses was unmistakable as he rode in countless...

Fernando (Fernie) Najera

Horseman, and successful businessman Fernie Najera passed from this life into the arms of his Heavenly Father on May 10, 2017. A lifelong El Pasoen, Fernie graduated from Austin High School and went on to form three successful electrical contracting businesses, Lone Star Electric, Thunderbird Electric and Najera Electric. He retired from UTEP as a construction inspector. Fernie was an avid horseman of nearly 80 years and was a member of the El Paso Sherriff's Posse for over 27 years. His passion for horses was unmistakable as he rode in countless parades and rodeos; even riding as one of the conquistadors in the first Thanksgiving reenactment of Juan de Onate. Breeding and selling champion quarter horses was truly his life. Many blue ribbons were won at horseshows all over the southwest. As a horseman, he was the best.
He is preceded in death, by his parents, Santos and Juanita Najera and son, Frank Najera. He leaves behind his beloved wife of 39 years, Melanie (Hutchinson) Najera, he loved and was so proud of all his children: Richard Najera of Menlo Park, CA. Susan Lowrance of El Paso, Mark Najera of El Paso, Shawn Collard (wife Cici) of San Antonio, Kristina Henderson (husband Michael) of Hendersonville, NC, and was a loving grandfather of 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Fernie was one of a kind and will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him for his infectious smile, tireless work-ethic and being the very best husband, father and grandfather.
The visitation will be held on Thursday the 18th at Martin Funeral Home West from 5pm to 7pm, followed by the Rosary. Funeral services will be held the next day at 10:30am at St. Mathew's Catholic Church on Sunset. Interment at Memory Gardens of the Valley on McNutt Rd.