Eva Emma Lovato age 72, born in Willard, New Mexico and a resident of Albuquerque, New Mexico, passed away on July 18, 2022. Eva is survived by her husband of twenty-two years, Paul Lovato; mother, Magdalena Chavez; son, Vicente MS Baca and wife, Jennifer, daughter Consuelo Camden and husband, Paul, daughter, Genevieve Lovato, and husband, Ricardo Sarmiento, daughter Paula Ramirez and husband, Fernando; grandchildren, Zoey Baca, Matthew Camden, Gabriel Ramos, Joshua Camden, Ricky Sarmiento, Destiney Ramirez, Mireya Ramirez, Bianca Ramirez, Brianna Ramirez; siblings, Josefita Aragon, Elena Rednour, Ginny Cloutre and husband, Clay, Molly Gifford, Jesse Delgado and wife Sandra, Luisa Sellars and husband, Kent, and, Timothy Delgado; many nieces, nephews and extended family and friends. Eva was preceded in death by her father, Nasario Delgado, brother Nasario Delgado Jr., sister, Viola Delgado, first husband, Paul Baca, brother in-laws, Bill Gifford, and Joe Aragon.
A Visitation will take place Thursday, August 4, 2022 at 9:00am with a Funeral Service to follow at 10:00am all to be held at Legacy church, 4701 Wyoming Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109. Pallbearers will be Josefita Aragon, Elena Rednour, Ginny Cloutre, Molly Gifford, Luisa Sellars, Zoey Baca, and Gabriel Ramos.
Mamma was a lot of things to a lot of people. She wasn’t just a mom, she was a great mom. She wasn’t just a friend, she was a great friend. Not just a daughter, a great daughter; grandmother, counselor, teacher, cook, driver, caregiver, servant, Christian. She had a quiet patience about her, she wasn’t easily angered. She had an effortless elegance from her big beautiful white smile and flawless ageless skin to her envious runners’ legs; she was beautiful inside and out. Her penmanship, her humor, everything about her was to be adored. She was a hard worker from her days as a “printess”, to her days at the zoo, and countless volunteer opportunities, mamma was faithful.
Mamma moved around a lot with her family in her youth until settling in Albuquerque. She made a lot of friends here. She met her first husband here and was married for 16 years before his passing. She remarried 10 years later and was married almost 22 years. She was a wonderful wife with loads of experience and wisdom to share
Mamma was widowed at the age of 40 and was a single mom for 10 years and met every challenge that comes with that. She taught her kids right from wrong and consequences for their actions. She raised them to be independent and hard workers. She was very involved with their education, was a common visitor at the school, volunteered with school efforts, and knew most of the school staff by name. She was always proud of her babies, and later, her grandchildren. She was so patient with those little ones. She was the type of mother all mothers aspire to be.
Everything about mamma was seasoned with grace. She treated people fairly and never looked down on anyone. She loved people and loved to see them grow and succeed. Her counsel was Godly and on point. She was so down-to-Earth and relatable. She learned so much from life and wanted to share all her wisdom to help anyone who wanted her help. A piece of our heart is missing and it is the piece of mamma that she gave to each of us.
We may never know why she was stricken with cancer and taken from us, but may we rest knowing that she loved us all, friends and family alike, sincerely and unapologetically.