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It is with deep sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of 18 year old Javier F. Pong on September 27, 2022. He was born May 23, 2004 in Las Cruces NM to Angela Menchaca and Javier F. Pong Sr.

Javier, known to many as Javi, lived his whole life in the Las Cruces area. He graduated from Mayfield High School in May 2022 and continued to follow his dream of becoming a Marine.

Javier was a devoted brother and son. He enjoyed camping and hiking, he loved to find new places to see especially those his dad took him to. He also enjoyed spending time with his family any chance he got. Javier was a selfless person who looked out for all the people he cared for and went above and beyond to see them happy. He loved to listen to music and spent some of his time working out to achieve his goal to be a fit Marine. Javier was a faithful Christian who attended church every Sunday and Wednesday and was involved in church activities. He loved playing with his dogs Mac and Diesel who he cared for very deeply. He loved to eat spicy foods especially Valentina, he added chili to anything. He loved to go off-roading with his dad. Javier enjoyed watching movies and getting snacks with his sister. He will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and all who knew him.

Those left to mourn his passing include father Javier F. Pong Sr. (Elizabeth), mother Angela Menchaca, brother Jesus A. Pong, sister Angie L. Aguilera (Armando), step-sister Alexis L. Gonzalez, grandparents Teresa Ruelas and Francisco J. Pong, uncle Israel Pong, aunt Tania Pong and numerous cousins.

Funeral services will be Friday, Oct. 14, 2022, at Baca’s Funeral Chapel, 300 E. Boutz Road. Visitations will begin at 09:30 A.M. until 11:30 A.M. Interment and Rite of Committal will follow at Masonic Cemetery 760 S. Compress Road.

Service arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels of Las Cruces and Sunset Crematory, 527-2222. Your exclusive provider for “Veterans and Family Memorial Care.” For online condolences logon to www.bacasfuneralchapelslascruces.com

Javier F Pong