Joe L. Barela, 78, passed away October 30, 2010. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Nellie Barela; children Charlene (Steve) Storie, Christine (Jim) Williams, Anthony (Dawn) Barela, Tim (Christine) Barela; brothers, Joe M. and Charlie Barela; sister, Marie Manzanares; sixteen grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Joe served in the US Air Force and was a member of Holy Family Church. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home. Memorial Mass, Friday, November 5, 2010, 10:00 am, Holy Family Church.