With a heavy heart, we announce the passing of our husband/father/grandfather/brother/uncle Cipriano Rougemont on May 28, 2022. Cipriano was born December 10, 1938 to Cleofes and Anita Rougemont.
Cipriano is preceded in death by his parents Cleofes and Anita; Great Granddaughter Leila Rosa Harvey; In-laws Remijio & Eduvigen Quintana; sisters & brothers-in-law Nancy and Sammy Chavez, Geraldine & Charlie Porter, Inez Talmich; brother Cleofes Rougemont Jr.; brothers-in-law: Ray Quintana, Amador Quintana, Fred Mora, Rodney Gish, Henry Bermudez, Virgil Varela, John Segura, Gregorio Valencia; Sister-in-law Flora Quintana, Special Uncle Joe Rougemont & Special nephews Kenny & Kenny Lee Rougemont.
Cipriano is survived by his loving wife Erlinda of 62 years. Daughters and sons: Angela (Reynold), Cipriano Andrew (Sandra), Ed (Antoinette), Marietta (Ben), Danny (Liz), Melissa (Chuck), Sherry, Marcella (Abey), Jennifer (Gabe). His sisters: Nila, Rose, Irene, Jessie, Carmen, Lillian (Cleo). Sisters-in-law: Julia, Flora, Lydia (Gary), Susan (Danny) Brother-in-law Charlie and many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Cipriano joined the Air Force in 1956 thru 1959 where he served most of his duty in Okinawa, Japan. In 1959, he returned home and married the love of his life Erlinda Quintana on December 26, 1959 and together they raised 9 children.
Cipriano loved his family and friends and enjoyed visiting with them every chance he got. He was a kind, caring, loving, generous, and compassionate man who brought calmness, comfort, and happiness to those people he met throughout his life. His personality and charisma led to many friendships throughout New Mexico and beyond. He had a dynamic presence about him that attracted people to him everywhere he went. He certainly left his mark on this earth and will be missed more than words can ever say.
Cipriano loved to hunt, fish, camp, and most of all he cared for the outdoors like it was his backyard. He taught his children the value of all these things, but most importantly the value of hard work, and the results that come with that lifelong commitment to be successful and plan for the future.
Cipriano was a man of many talents. He was an Airman, miner, banker, butcher, guitarist, and the hardest working man you would ever come across. After many years of service to the State Records and Archives Division, he decided to retire because he had too many projects at home to work on, and he wanted to travel and visit his children, grandchildren, and family who lived out of state.
The family would like to thank Cipriano’s long time and special friend Orlando Vigil who always came by to visit him and keep him company. Thanks to a special compadre Larry Rougemont who was always kept in contact and visited Cipriano throughout their lives.
The family wishes to thank Giving Home Health Care, LLC and all the nurses and caregivers who helped care for him during his last few years. Special thanks to the Case Manager Jeanne who was very supportive during these times. A special thanks to Luciana Rougemont-Martinez for the beautiful flowers she personally made for her Uncle Cippy.
Pallbearers are: Jeremy, Phillip, Jason, Anthony, Crestino, Karl, Mario and Devin.
Honorary Pallbearers; All Granddaughters and Great Grandchildren.
A Catholic Celebration of Life will be held on June 7, 2022 at the St. Anthony's Catholic Church, in Pecos, NM. Visitation will begin at 10:00am, rosary will begin at 11:00 a.m., mass at 12:00 to be followed by burial at the Pecos cemetery. Due to the Pandemic, the family will not be having a reception.
Cipriano’s formidable presence will be greatly missed.