Obituary for SANTILLANES

Published in the Albuquerque Journal on Wednesday October 17, 2012

SANTILLANES, STEFANIE LIZA 1978-2012 age 34 a resident of Los Lunas, NM passed away on Friday, October 12, 2012. She was a very special and loving person who was always willing to help and give to anyone, especially to her family. Stefanie loved her dogs, Gizmo, Daisy, Chloe, Odie, Tyson and her cat, Skittles. She also loved to cook and she loved her family so very much. She was preceded in death by maternal grandparents, Martin E. and Andrea Torres; paternal grandparents, Adolfo and Francesca Santillanes; uncles, Martin P. Torres, Genardo Torres, George Torres and cousin, Vanessa Gutierrez. Stefanie is survived by her parents, Helen Santillanes and Joe Santillanes; step-mom, Barbara; sisters, Andrea Santillanes and husband, Isachar Benitez, Monica Pena and husband, Lalo and Michelle Santillanes; special nephews and nieces, Martin, Joe, Julian, Angel, Angelica, Gabriella, Robert and Elena; great-nephew and great- nieces, Jordan, Natalie and Anabella. She is also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins. A special thank you to family and friends, the doctors and nurses who took care of her at Presbyterian Hospital on the Cardiac Critical Care unit, Chaplain Dan and the Palliative Care Givers, Leslie and Lynn. Contact Romero Funeral Home at 864-8501 for further information. Sign Stefanie's online register book at www.romerofuneralhomenm.com Romero Funeral Home 609 N. Main St. Belen, NM.