Dorothy Espinoza(1931 - 2013)

Dorothy Espinoza, 82, a resident of El Carmen in Mora County, passed away at Christus St. Vincent Hospital in Santa Fe on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013.

Dorothy was born in Cheyenne, Wyo., on Feb. 6, 1931, to the late Mike Salcedo and Susana Ramirez Salcedo. She was a retired nurse with the New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute in Las Vegas and a lifetime member of the VFW.

She is survived by her husband, Tom Espinoza; her children, Felix and Monica Espinoza and children Mario and Eugene; Angelina Padilla and children Lena, Steve and Gary; Vincent and Maureen Espinoza and children Michael, Tony, Garon, and Carrie. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Dorothy are as follows: Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m., today (Wednesday) at St. Gertrude Catholic Church in Mora. Funeral Mass will be celebrated by Father Paul Grala, S.O.L.T., at 9 a.m. Thursday, also at St. Gertrude Catholic Church. Interment will follow at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Santa Fe National Cemetery.

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Funeral arrangements for Mrs. Espinoza have been entrusted to Nelson Funeral Home; 801 Douglas Avenue, Las Vegas, NM; 505-425-6551.

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Nelson Funeral Home
801 Douglas Avenue Las Vegas , NM 87701
Published in Las Vegas Optic on Nov. 4, 2013