Domingo R. Cadena

Cadena Domingo

Domingo R. Cadena, age 81 of Cashion, AZ died December 31, 2018, in Phoenix, AZ.  He was born February 28, 1937, in Presidio, TX to Manuel Cadena and Consuelo Ramirez.  His family moved to Artesia, NM where Domingo grew up working in agriculture until he began working as an auto repairman, a job that he held until his retirement.  Artesia was a small town, and Domingo fit right in with his horses, cowboy hat and boots.  Nevertheless, he loved racing cars, a passion that was later satisfied when he worked for Bobby Unser.

While working one day Domingo noticed a beautiful girl walking down the street.  He knew that she would be attending a dance later that week and he made sure to dance with her so that they could meet.    Once Domingo danced with Salome he knew that he wanted to get to know her better.  Their friendship grew and Domingo asked Salome’s father for permission to court her.  Though they lived in a small town, Salome didn’t know that her brother and Domingo were good friends, or that Domingo’s mother and her father had known each other in Texas.   The couple’s love grew steadily, and Domingo began to plan for marriage.  Worried about supporting a wife, he joined the United States Army National Guard and upon his return from training declared to Salome that he had enough money to be able to marry her.  They were married on March 15, 1958, and were blessed with 60 wonderful years together.

There were three things that could be counted on in Domingo’s day:  a good cup of coffee in his hand, a song to bring joy to his heart and rhythm to his walk,  and a joke to bring laughter and a smile.   He enjoyed fishing, target shooting, horseshoes, but especially playing dominos.    Even the grandchildren learned to play with him. Fun loving and lighthearted, he would tell a good story or give a life lesson while playing a game of dominos.  He could often be found whistling a tune or singing a song.  Whether it was a country song or an old Spanish love song, his melodies lifted the spirits of those around him

Domingo was a hard worker, a good provider for his family, a loving husband, and an exceptional father. Though he was easy going, he ensured that good manners and values were instilled in his children and grandchildren.  He maintained those same values in his neighborhood and never hesitated to insist that the youth in his community live up to his standards.  He was the father of 6 girls and 4 boys, affectionately known as his “10 talents,” but there were many more that he adopted into his family.  His wisdom and good heart blessed everyone he knew.

Domingo R. Cadena, age 81 of Cashion, AZ died December 31, 2018 in Phoenix, AZ.  He was born February 28, 1937 in Precidio, TX to Manuel Cadena and Consuelo Ramirez.  His family moved to Artesia, NM where Domingo grew up working in agriculture until he began working as an auto repairman, a job that he held until his retirement.  Artesia was a small town, and Domingo fit right in with his horses, cowboy hat and boots.  Nevertheless, he loved racing cars, a passion that was later satisfied when he worked for Bobby Unser.

While working one day Domingo noticed a beautiful girl walking down the street.  He knew that she would be attending a dance later that week and he made sure to dance with her so that they could meet.    Once Domingo danced with Salome he knew that he wanted to get to know her better.  Their friendship grew and Domingo asked Salome’s father for permission to court her.  Though they lived in a small town, Salome didn’t know that her brother and Domingo were good friends, or that Domingo’s mother and her father had known each other in Texas.   The couple’s love grew steadily, and Domingo began to plan for marriage.  Worried about supporting a wife, he joined the United States Army National Guard and upon his return from training declared to Salome  that he had enough money to be able to marry her.  They were married on March 15, 1958 and were blessed with 60 wonderful years together.

There were three things that could be counted on in Domingo’s day:  a good cup of coffee in his hand, a song to bring joy to his heart and rhythm to his walk,  and a joke to bring laughter and a smile.   He enjoyed fishing, target shooting, horseshoes, but especially playing dominos.    Even the grandchildren learned to play with him. Fun loving and lighthearted, he would tell a good story or give a life lesson while playing a game of dominos.  He could often be found whistling  a tune or singing a song.  Whether it was a country song or an old Spanish love song, his melodies lifted the spirits of those around him

Domingo was a hard worker, a good provider for his family, a loving husband, and an exceptional father. Though he was easy going, he ensured that good manners and values were instilled in his children and grandchildren.  He maintained those same values in his neighborhood and never hesitated to insist that the youth in his community live up to his standards.  He was the father of 6 girls and 4 boys, affectionately known as his “10 talents,” but there were many more that he adopted into his family.  His wisdom and good heart blessed everyone he knew.

Domingo was a faithful servant of God.  He was a member of St William’s Catholic Church where he served in many capacities in his lifetime.  Whether it was cleaning, painting the church building or ushering a service, he always helped in whatever way that he could.  He lived by the standards that he taught his children:   1. start every day with a prayer, 2. live by the principles of Jesus Christ, 3. give, 4. do not to hate, 5. turn a cheek, 6. forgive, 7. share your talents with others, and 8. continue loving.

Domingo is survived by his beloved wife, Salome Cadena; his “ten talents,”: Olga Romero, Thomas, Priscilla, Louis, Irma Perez, Patricia Cano, Daniel, Domingo, Jr., Annabel, Rosario Som,  and his many grandchildren and great grandchildren.  The Cadena family would like to thank the families and friends and all who knew him for their love and support. God Bless you . Donations may be made to PayPal Account: rscadena@msn.com or St. Williams Catholic Church 11001 West 3rd. St., Cashion, AZ 85329. Condolences for the family may be left at www.ThompsonFuneralChapel.com

Domingo was a faithful servant of God.  He was a member of St William’s Catholic Church where he served in many capacities in his lifetime.  Whether it was cleaning, painting the church building or ushering a service, he always helped in whatever way that he could.  He lived by the standards that he taught his children:   1. start every day with a prayer, 2. live by the principles of Jesus Christ, 3. give, 4. do not to hate, 5. turn a cheek, 6. forgive, 7. share your talents with others, and 8. continue loving.

Domingo is survived by his beloved wife, Salome Cadena; his “ten talents,”: Olga Romero, Thomas, Priscilla, Louis, Irma Perez, Patricia Cano, Daniel, Domingo, Jr., Annabel, Rosario Som,  and his many grandchildren and great grandchildren.  The Cadena family would like to thank the families and friends and all who knew him for their love and support. God Bless you . Donations may be made to PayPal Account: rscadena@msn.com or St. Williams Catholic Church 11001 West 3rd. St., Cashion, AZ 85329.

One Comment on “Domingo R. Cadena

  1. First, my condolences to your family. I want to say good things about your dad, my neighbor. He was a great man with a positive attitude and spirit that carried on to whomever he encountered. I remember he gave me eggs from his chickens in his backyard. They were brown in color, and some were green. He gave me chili from his chili plants in his front yard. He always saved a little baggie for me when I’d come over. They were hot, level 10. He made me tortillas and gave me icele pops in the summer. Lol. He would be cooking green Chile and his home would smell so good. I visited him often on the 8 years I knew him. He always talked about his body shop job and cars and how he’d put them together. He told me he used to be a body shop repair man and loved it. I’m going to miss the stories he told me and his funny humor. He was my friend, my across the street neighbor. I called him Mr C. He will be missed.
    From David S Aragon Thanks for being you and lifting up my spirits.

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