Alonzo (Pop) Padilla, age 85, born in Pajarito, New Mexico to Epifiano and Lazarita and resident of Albuquerque, passed away peacefully in his home on August 5, 2019. Alonzo is survived by his wife, Geneva; their three sons, Jerome and wife, Theresa, Mark and wife, Polly, Pat and wife, Estelle. He is also survived by his brother, Epifiano Jr. and wife, Annette; brothers-in-law, Emiliano, Fred and Leo Montoya; sister-in law, Clara Pizarro. Alonzo served in the Army and National Guard and retired from General Electric. Alonzo loved spending time with his eight grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren. Alonzo will be greatly missed, and his spirit continues to live on within us.
A funeral service will be held on Monday, August 19 at 8:30 a.m. at San Jose Catholic Church, 2401 Broadway, Blvd SE with a reception to follow at VFW 401 at 2011 Girard Blvd SE. Interment will follow the reception at 2:15 p.m. at the Santa Fe National Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Josh Padilla, Marcos Padilla, Carlos Padilla, Elijah Valdivia, Damian Padilla, Elias Padilla. Granddaughters Nicole Valdivia, Celina Franco, Schlarae Mikelson and Katalina Garcia. Honorary Pallbearers will be Ruben Franco, Mike Valdivia, Zach Mikelson, Michael Zamora and Victor Garcia.