It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Carlos "Cali" Tellez. Cali would be the first to proudly say he was born and raised in La Mesa, New Mexico, born on November 2, 1947, Cali passed onto eternal life into the kingdom and Glory of our Lord Jesus Christ on January 20, 2016. Cali loved life, and there was not a person he met that he did not call h...

It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Carlos "Cali" Tellez. Cali would be the first to proudly say he was born and raised in La Mesa, New Mexico, born on November 2, 1947, Cali passed onto eternal life into the kingdom and Glory of our Lord Jesus Christ on January 20, 2016. Cali loved life, and there was not a person he met that he did not call his friend, his bright smile and laughter filled the hearts of all who loved him. His career in Law Enforcement as a Deputy and Sergeant with the Dona Ana County Sheriff's Office served to enhance his compassion, love and faith in people. He was a man of great faith and integrity. In his retirement, he continued his work in Law Enforcement along with his beloved farm work. Cali loved driving tractors and riding his motorcycle. Cali was a proud member of the La Mesa Lions Club since he was inducted in 1995. During his time as a Lion, he served in various capacities both within the La Mesa Lions Club and also in District 40S. He served as New Mexico D40S District Governor during 2012-13. Cali was a very proud recipient of the Melvin Jones Fellow Award, which is the highest award Lions can receive for service and dedication. Tio Cali or Uncle Cali as he was known will be missed by his many nieces and nephews whom he loved as only a true father could. All of his "kids" which includes his Goddaughter held a very dear and special place in his heart. Those left to mourn him are his wife Norma, sister Magdalena Singh and family, his mother in law Alicia Bustamante, along with all of his in laws who were truly his brothers and sisters in heart, his beloved dogs Maiya and Zoe, La Mesa Lions and all District 40S members, His Coffee Club, his Law Enforcement Family and all of his Motorcycle riding friends. Cali Tellez made this world a better place to live in, and we have lost a great person, through God's will, Heaven has gained an Angel who will forever watch over us. A viewing will be held from 5pm to 7pm followed by a Rosary at Getz Funeral Home in Las Cruces on Monday, January 25, 2016. The Funeral Mass will be held at the San Jose Catholic Church in La Mesa at 1pm on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 followed by interment at Hillcrest Cemetery. It was Cali's specific wish to invite his motorcycle riding friends to escort him on his last ride. Arrangements by Getz Funeral Home, corner of Solano and Bowman Ave. To sign our local online guestbook, please log onto www.GetzCares.com PDF Printable Version

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