Obituary for PADILLA

Published in the Albuquerque Journal on Wednesday January 07, 2009

Carlos L. Padilla, 66, a resident of Espanola, passed away on Monday, January 5, 2009 following a lengthy illness. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ezequiel and Adela Padilla; sisters, Delcida Montoya and Epimenia Romero and other loving niece and nephews. Carlos retired after many years of service as a heavy equipment operator for KSL in Los Alamos. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Mr. Padilla is survived by his wife of 46 years, Mary Padilla of Espanola; daughters, Doreen Romero and husband Anthony of Seboyeta, Denise Padilla and Maria Padilla both of Espanola; grandchildren, Carlos Baca and wife Felisia of Albuquerque, Anthony Romero Jr. and Zacary Romero and companion Amanda Aragon, all of Seboyeta; brothers and sisters, Leandro Padilla and wife Rebecca, Rose Lucero all of Cuba, Nancy Herrera and husband Adan, Ezequiel Padilla Jr. and wife Agnes and Lena Lucero all of Albuquerque; great-grandson, Carlos Max Baca II of Albuquerque and numerous nephews, nieces and other relatives and friends. Cremation is being planned. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, January 9, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. at Kingdom Hall in Arroyo Seco. His grandchildren named as honorary pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Cancer Society. The Padilla family has entrusted their loved one to DeVargas Funeral Home of the Espanola Valley. 505-747-7477 or www.devargasfuneral.com

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