Francisco ‘Frank’ Orlando Gomez Jr.


Francisco Orlando Gomez Jr., “Frank,” passed away on March 6, 2024, at the age of 65. He was born on April 17, 1958, in Santa Fe, N.M. Frank is survived by his daughters Mallory and Fiona; grandchildren Cameron, Naima and Asher; mother Cora V. Gomez; siblings Donna Gomez, Frances Garibay (Pablo), Sylvester Gomez (Rosie), Patrick Gomez, Augustine Gomez, Orlin Gomez, Yolandra Gomez (Anthony Pino) and Michelle Gomez (Napoleon Garcia); numerous other relatives including nieces, nephews, cousins; and many friends and neighbors. He was preceded in death by his father, Francisco O. Gomez Sr., and brother, Andrew Gomez Sr.

Frank graduated from Escalante High School and New Mexico State University with a degree in agricultural economics. He worked for the Jicarilla Apache Nation and was also involved in the family’s cattle ranch business.

A rosary will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 14, 2024, followed by Mass at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 15, 2024, both at the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Lumberton, N.M. Burial will take place following Mass at the Gomez Cemetery in Dulce, N.M.

In lieu of flowers, please donate in his name to St. Francis of Assisi School in Lumberton, N.M.

Frank will be dearly missed by all who knew him. May he rest in peace.