Mary Padilla

Mary Josephine Padilla

Wednesday, July 11th, 1928 - Saturday, April 20th, 2019
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Monte Vista – Longtime Monte Vista resident Mary Josephine Padilla, 90, passed away surrounded by her loving family on April 20, 2019.

Mary was born on July 11, 1928 in Dixon, New Mexico to Antonio and Benedisa Lovato. In 1944 she married Gilbert Padilla in Taos, New Mexico. Mary was a wonderful cook who’s fried chicken was second to none. When she wasn’t in the kitchen cooking, Mary was sewing and creating things with her hands. Mary loved to dance and plan parties for her family and friends. But, above all spending time with her family and especially her dearly loved grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren was most important. She will be remembered as a very charitable and loving person and will be forever sadly missed by all who knew her.

She is survived by her children; Elizabeth (Dave) Padilla of Colorado Springs, Fran (Tom) Herrera of Monte Vista, Gilbert (Elva) Padilla of Delta, Colorado, Yvonne (Manuel) Martinez of Monte Vista and Joe (Randi) Martinez of Monte Vista, 12 grandchildren, 40 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren as well as numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Gilbert, her children, Sig Padilla, Roberta Padilla, Robert Anthony Padilla and twins Ida and Marie Padilla, her grandson Sig Padilla Jr., her great grandson Mario Najera, sister Pauline Santiesteven, brother-in-law Dale Santiesteven, nephew Rudy Santiesteven, and her brother & sister-in-law Bernie & Betty Padilla.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday April 30th, 2019 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Monte Vista. A recitation of the Rosary at St. Joseph Catholic Church at 7:00 p.m. on Monday April 29, 2019. Burial will follow services in the San Luis Valley Cemetery.

Services are in the care of Rogers Family Mortuary of Monte Vista.
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Service Details

  • Rosary Service

    Monday, April 29th, 2019 | 7:00pm
    Monday, April 29th, 2019 7:00pm
    St Josephs Catholic Church, Monte Vista, Colorado
    425 Batterson Street
    Monte Vista, Colorado 81144
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  • Service

    Tuesday, April 30th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Tuesday, April 30th, 2019 10:00am
    St Josephs Catholic Church, Monte Vista, Colorado
    425 Batterson Street
    Monte Vista, Colorado 81144
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  • Interment

    Tuesday, April 30th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Tuesday, April 30th, 2019 11:00am
    San Luis Valley Cemetery
    Address Not Available
    Monte Vista, Colorado 81144
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Jessica Clem, Isiac Padilla

Posted at 03:08pm
With blessings, love and prayers.
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Madeleine Medina-Thompson

Posted at 08:00am
I am very sad to hear of Mary's passing. My heart goes out to you all during this very difficult time in your lives. Mary was a wonderful person that I had the honor to know growing up. I remember when Mary and Gilbert and my parents use to visit each other and the mini trips we would go on to New Mexico and they would take Yvonne and I along. Those were wonderful times. I saw Mary at the store a few years back. She was so happy to see me and I was very happy to see her as well. It had been years since I had seen her but it felt like yesterday because she had never changed. She was still the very kind beautiful woman I knew.
May our Dear Lord guide you and give you the Strength, Love and Faith to help you through this difficult time!

God Bless You All!
With Love, Madeleine Medina-Thompson

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