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.
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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.
Please visit www.nelsonfuneralhomelv.com/ for online condolences.
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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Published in Las Vegas Optic on Nov. 4, 2013