Obituary for GABALDON

Published in the Albuquerque Journal on Saturday October 31, 2009

Josephine Gabaldon, age 85, a life-long resident of Los Chavez and recently of Los Lunas, NM passed away on Friday, October 30, 2009. She was a member of the San Clemente Catholic Church and Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church, where she served as a Eucharistic Minister, Catholic Daughter for 36 years and Sacred Heart. After raising six children, she became a school bus driver for the Belen Schools, which included being a school bus driver instructor. She enjoyed gardening, playing bingo, watching Wheel of Fortune, weekly Bible Study, and daily visits from grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ramon and Martita Gabaldon; her loving husband of 47 years, Abelino Gabaldon; son-in-law, Denny Gallegos and grandson, Denny M. Gallegos. Josephine is survived by her six children, Gene Gabaldon and wife, Mary Stella, Martha Giron, Adela Baldonado and husband, Mike, Katy Gallegos, Dolores Gabaldon and Sam Espinosa, Roberta Griego and husband, Michael; 12 grandchildren, Abelino and Roberto Gabaldon, Eloy Gerard, Charles and Vincent Giron, Barbara Michael, Michelle "Dina" and Mario Baldonado, Steven and Kristopher Rayner, Candice Griego-Siebenthal and Justine Griego; 23 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Lucy Cordova and Helen Salas and two sisters-in-law, Ninfa and Annie Gabaldon. All services will be held at San Clemente Catholic Church in Los Lunas, beginning with a viewing on Sunday, November 1, 2009 at 1:30 p.m. with a rosary to be recited at 2:30 p.m. A final visitation will be held on Monday, November 2, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. with a Funeral Mass to be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Our Lady of Belen Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Abelino and Roberto Gabaldon, Eloy Gerard, Charles and Vincent Giron, Mario Baldonado and Kristopher Rayner. Honorary Pallbearer will be Steven Rayner. Sign Josephine's online register book at www.romerofuneralhomenm.com. Romero Funeral Home, 609 N. Main St., Belen, NM. Romero Funeral Home 609 N. Main St., Belen, NM. (505) 864-8501