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Obituary for Tenorio


Published in the Albuquerque Journal on Saturday September 16, 2000

Frank Tenorio, resident of Rio Rancho, went with our Lord on September 13, 2000 after a short illness. He was born in Mora, New Mexico on March 14, 1934. Law enforcement was his life. He was a retired State Police officer, private investigator, and owner of a private security company. Frank is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Jo Tenorio. Also surviving are his three sons, Ronald Tenorio and wife, Charlotte, Joseph Tenorio and wife, Margie, and F. James Tenorio. He was also blessed with six grandchildren, Andre, Savannah, Caleb, Meredith and Ricardo Tenorio and Bobby Nunez. In addition, Frank is survived by his mother, Eloisa Tenorio; and sisters, Rosie Salas and husband, Pete, Regina Manzanares and husband, Tito, Norida Simmons and husband, Les, Dorothy Valdez and husband, Al; and a brother, Jerry Tenorio and wife, Sandra. Also surviving Frank is a Goddaughter, Jennifer Rocha. Frank also had many in-laws, nieces, and nephews that will miss him dearly. Pallbearers will be John Rocha, Bobby Nunez, Matthew Salas, Tito Manzanares, Larry Valdez and F. James Tenorio. Rosary services will be held on September 17, 7:00 p.m., at the Alameda Mortuary Chapel. Funeral Mass will take place at St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Rio Rancho at 12:00 p.m. on September 18. Burial will take place at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Services are entrusted to Alameda Mortuary, Gary F. Santillanes C.F.S.P.