Edmundo "Eddie" Ulibarri, 80, passed away on Monday, Aug. 12, 2013, in Las Vegas.
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He was born in Las Vegas on June 2, 1933, to the late Pete Ulibarri and Eugenia Jimenez-Ulibarri.
He was united in marriage on June 30, 1956, to the late Guadalupe Tita Romero-Ulibarri.
Eddie was a Korean War veteran; he served in the United States Army as a private from July 1953 to May 1955.
He worked at Gambles as a tire specialist for many years. He also worked at Tru-Parts for 20 years as a small engine mechanic.
He was married to Guadalupe for 54 years. He loved to hunt, fish, camp, ride his 4-wheeler and especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. Eddie enjoyed his little farm with all his animals. He retired from Tru-Parts and continued working on small engines from home as a hobby.
A lifetime Catholic, he was a member of Our Lady of Sorrows Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Pete and Eugenia Ulibarri; and wife, Guadalupe Tita Ulibarri.
He is survived by his son, Edmundo Jr., and wife, Alejandra; granddaughter: Andrea; grandson, Edmundo III, all of Las Vegas; brothers, Georgie Ulibarri of Denver, Colo., Tony Martinez and wife, Viola, of Albuquerque, Carlos Martinez of Las Vegas, Herman Martinez of Albuquerque; sister, Arleen Gomez and husband, Albert, of Denver, Colo.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Virginia Martinez of Santa Clara, Calif., Luis Romero of Oakland, Calif., Dora Maestas and husband Ralph of Albuquerque, Carla Romero of Rawlins, Wyo.; close friends, Joseph Leger and wife, Jennifer, of Las Vegas; numerous nieces, nephews, God-children, other relatives and many friends.
Rosary services will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Las Vegas with funeral services to be held at 9 a.m. Friday with Father Douglas Mitchell as celebrant. Interment will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. Serving as casket bearers: Edmundo Ulibarri III, Dino Martinez, Joe Leger, Ron Rivera, Pat Alirez and Leroy Sandoval. Serving as honorary bearers: Timo Valerio, Ed Davis, George Ulibarri Jr., Kelly Brow and Leroy Gonzales.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to: Our Lady of Sorrows Building Fund 403 Valencia St. Las Vegas, NM, 87701
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Arrangements under the direction of Rogers Mortuary, 600 Reynolds Ave., Las Vegas, 87701, 1-800-479-3511 or 425-3511.
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Published in Las Vegas Optic on Aug. 14, 2013