Philip “Felipe” San Miguel

Philip “Felipe” San Miguel passed away April 17, 2024, at the age of 89, in Amarillo, Texas.  His battle with serious medical issues in recent years showed his courage in facing life’s challenges with a smile.  Despite the pain, he proved to be a hero and stayed strong until the end.

Felipe had an enormous heart and a wonderful sense of humor.  He was clever and always had a joke or riddle to share with anyone who would listen.  He was generous, loyal, and brave. He could always beat you in a hand of poker but would let you win anyway.

He was a fun-spirited soul who took on many passions; one of which included painting.                 

He had incredible artistic talent.  One of Felipe’s favorite places in the world was the Sandia Mountains.  He would invite you to look out of the window in his New Mexico home and say, “Did you see my mountain today?”

He made an impact on many lives and will be forever missed. Until we meet again.

His memory will be cherished by his son, Gilbert San Miguel; granddaughters, Sarena Carpenter and husband Heath, and Nina Moreno; his grandson Gilbert San Miguel, Jr., all of Amarillo.  He is also survived by five wonderful great-grandchildren, Amariyah Moreno, Mikey Moreno, Vaughan Hinojos, Ella Moreno and Zane Carpenter; his brother Bobby San Miguel; stepbrother, Tony Elliott, and stepsister, Lulu Elliott, all of New Mexico.

A Funeral Service honoring Felipe’s life will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, April 22, 2024, at Lighthouse Funeral Home, 3707 Wolflin Ave., Amarillo, Texas.


  1. The Family of Gilbert Valverde

    Uncle Phillip you are so loved by so many! The Family of Gilbert Valverde can share AWESOME memories of “Felipe”! From him coming from NM to us going to NM to visit. I can still hear my dad say Felipe and Uncle Phillip always had a smile and pinons! When we were little his stories were always so fun to hear from the reason he had a little hole on the side of his nose (people who read this know the story) to the La Llorona! Not to mention learning how to make tortillas, letting us do our cheerleading in the living room and going roller skating and to the flea markets! Uncle Phillip you are the definition of FUNCLE…I know Lil Gil and his family will miss you so much cause if you were that awesome with us I can only imagine the memories they have! We love you and may God the Father have your awesome spirit with him!

  2. Lola Lopez

    Cousin Phillip, you will be missed, I remember the times at Alamo Park at one of the family reunions that you danced with everyone, oh how you loved music and dancing, you always had a sparkle in your eyes and a story to tell, when your health started to fail I saw you at church just about every Sunday, you still had that spark and I enjoyed seeing you there. You are no longer in any pain, I know you are telling jokes and dancing with the angels, until we see each other again. My condolences to Gil and the rest of the family. Lola and John Lopez

  3. Pam Bustamante

    Rest in peace Felipe, gone, but not forgotten.
    My condolences to all the family
    From a friend Pam Bustamante in Serafina New Mexico

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