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Christine Ann Armijo

October 22, 1956 — July 10, 2023

Christina was born in Albuquerque, NM to Cecilia J Armijo and Eutimio M Armijo, formerly of Truth or Consequences, NM. She is predeceased by her Father Eutimio and Brother, Arthur A Armijo, her grandparents and many aunts and uncles.

She attended School in the South Valley Area of Albuquerque, where she graduated for Rio Grande High School. She attended one year of schooling at the University of New Mexico. Several years later she enrolled and graduated from Catholic College of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe, where she attained a Bachelor ofArts degree in Public Administration.

Christina was employed at various places, including the Atomic Energy Comssion, Los Alamos National Laboratory, which wasmanaged by the University of California, and later by Bechtel for UCLA. She retired from LANL where she was employed in administrative management positions. 

She was married for a brief period to Doug Sankey, which only lasted for a few years.

Before employment at LANL, she worked for the Federal Government in Washington DC. She was selected secretary of the press when President Reagan was elected, but chose not to accept a permanent position there and so returned to New Mexico. She applied and was accepted for a position at the Los Alamos National Laboratory

Shortely before her retirement, she had a house built in Albuquerque, where she moved to from Santa Fe to care for her younger sister who suddenly became disabled. She gave all her time to her sisters care until she passed; Her greatest commitment. 

In her younger years, Christina traveled abroad to Germany, France, Italy and Mexico. She especially enjoyed her visit to The Vatican.

Christina is survived by her mother, Cecilia J Armijo; brother Diego Armijo and his wife Christi Chaffee (of Escondido, CA), younger brother Victor D Armijo, and his twin Victoria AArmijo (both of Albuquerque), Also surviving are her nephews:Diego J Armijo (of La Mesa, CA), Joseph E Armijo(San Diego, Ca), Julian J Armijo (of Vancouver, Wa.) V. Samuel Armijo and his wife Noelle (of Alb. NM), and ex sister in-law Debbie Armijo (of San Diego, Ca). In addition many cousins and friends. We will miss her!

The family wishes no flowers, please. Cards may be sent to the Family home at 2408 Wilbur Ave SW, Albuquerque, NM 87105. Other condolences may be left on the Gabaldon Website.

A Visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 9, 2023 at 4:30pm with a Vigil Service to follow at 5:00pm all to be held in The Gabaldon Memorial chapel located at 1000 Old Coors Drive SW 87121.

Family has arranged to join them virtually for the service. Click on link below to join in:

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