Ordering through the funeral home helps ensure your order will be placed through a local flower shop with whom the funeral home has a personal and trusting relationship with. Through this service, you will be able to leave a longer message of support to the family via a card with the picture of your selection that will be included with your thoughtful gesture. As well as a photo of your arrangement and message will remain in perpetuity within this memorial website. This service also includes “Smart Select” whereby the store notifies you if your floral selection has already been selected by another sender, allowing you the opportunity to choose a different arrangement if you wish.
The price of these selections also include the funeral home caring for the flowers after the funeral and delivering them to the family, or various care facilities where they can be rearranged and enjoyed by others for a longer period.
The solitude and quiet peace of a flickering candle has long been a symbol of remembrance. Each candle lit will remain lit within this memorial website for the period you select. Your thoughtful gesture will be captured both in the candle as well as listed in perpetuity within the tributes section.
In today’s changing world with climate change and environment concerns, “Honoring a Life” allows for family and friends to plant a memorial tree in honor of their loved one and friend. The purchase of a tree creates a beautiful permanent record on the Honoring a Life website, www.honoringalife.org. Each tree is planted through the efforts of Forestry Services throughout North America who determine where the greatest needs for reforestation are. Once planted, the geographical location where the tree is planted will be added to the record. A beautiful card is also sent to the family signifying your thoughtful gesture.
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We are proud to provide this service allowing friends and family to donate to any registered charity throughout North America. You will receive an official tax receipt immediately via email and your thoughtful gesture will remain on this memorial website in perpetuity.
The time surrounding a death can often bring unexpected final expenses for the family far beyond the funeral itself. We are pleased to offer the ability for friends and relatives to financially support the family during their time of loss as an alternative to flowers and other sympathy gestures.
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Anna Marie Padilla, 80, a resident of Las Vegas, NM passed away on Tuesday, May 19, 1009 at her daughter’s home in Belen, NM following an extended illness. She was born on January 26, 1929 to Carlos Griego and Anita Marquez Griego in Watrous, NM. She was baptized and raised by her uncle and aunt, Antonio Griego and Elauteria Leyba Griego, after her mother passed away due to childbirth complications. She married Adolfo Padilla on September 5, 1946 here in Las Vegas, NM and they had 53 wonderful years together before his passing on September 21, 1999. She spent her entire life in Las Vegas and graduated from Immaculate Conception School. . She worked at the Baca Store, B.& W. Shoe Store, Jayval Parachute Factory, JC Penney, TG&Y, and Revco. She enjoyed playing bingo, dancing and going to the casinos. She was a member of the Coro Santa Nino Choir. She was a lifelong catholic and was a member of Our Lady of Sorrows Church. and also a member of the VFW Post 1547 Women’s Auxiliary. She was preceded in death by her birth and adopted parents, her husband, her daughter Martha Valdez, her brothers Isidro, Eloy, and Charlie Griego, and sisters Roselia Segura and Emma Marrujo. She is survived by her sons: Larry Padilla and wife Sally, Michael Padilla and wife Rosemary, Charlie Padilla, and Patrick Padilla and wife Denise all of Albuquerque, NM, Jimmy Padilla and wife Bernadette of Los Lunas, NM, and Andrew Padilla and wife Shalee of Hillsbore, Ore., and son-in-law Edmundo Valdez of Albuquerque; daughters: Gloria Martinez and husband Gerald of La Mesilla, NM, Lisa Romero and husband Max of Las Vegas, NM, Judy Padilla and fiancé David Reese and Audrey Olguin and husband Rodney all of Belen, NM; sisters, Toni Abeyta and Virginia Valdez of Colorado; in-laws: Raymond and Helen Padilla of Los Lunas, NM, Leroy and Elsie Padilla of Colorado, Francis Median of Las Vegas, NM, Ely and Rose Borrego of Colorado; numerous nieces and nephews, special cousins Alex and Tessie Marquez of Las Vegas, NM; 23 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, and countless friends. All services will be held from Our Lady of Sorrows Church with a rosary this evening at 7:00 p.m and the Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. on Friday morning. The interment will follow in Saturday morning at 9:00 a.m. from the Santa Fe National Cemetery. The family has requested that memorials be made to the Heating and Air Conditioning Fund at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 403 Valencia Street, Las Vegas, NM 87701.
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