Ricky J. Espalin

September 20, 2018

Ricky J. Espalin, age 63, lifelong resident of Albuquerque, passed away Thursday, September 20, 2018. Mr. Espalin is survived by his beloved wife, Jeanne Espalin; children, Steven Espalin, Rick Espalin and significant other, Joy and Zeke Espalin and significant other, Victoria Padilla; grandchildren, Desiree Gonzalez and husband, Christopher, Richard Espalin, Brandon Espalin, Dean Raquel, Zeke Espalin and Nadia Espalin; great-grandchildren, Ezekiah Espalin and Malikai Espalin; as well as many nieces and nephews, brothers and sisters-in-law.  Ricky loved his dogs and his sports, especially live games and the outdoors, fishing camping and attending concerts.  He loved his family and friends very much.  A visitation will be held Tuesday, September 25, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. at Gabaldon Mortuary, 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW, with a Rosary to be recited at 6:30 p.m.; a final visitation will be held Wednesday, September 26, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. until 9:00 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church,  562 Atrisco Dr. with Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 9:00 a.m.  Interment will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers will be Desiree, Richard, Brandon, Dean, Raquel, Zeke Jr., Nadia, Ezekiah and Malika.


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