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Joe Mario Cordova

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Joe Mario Cordova Joe Mario Cordova, 69, a resident of Rio Rancho for seven years, died on Feb. 7, 2004. Joe Cordova retired from the United States Air Force in 1972 after 20 years of service. During his enlistment he served two years in Vietnam. After the military, Joe was employed by the Lockheed Corporation in Iran where he met his wife Eleen. Later, he was employed by the Boeing Company in Istanbul, Turkey. After leaving Turkey, he worked for 12 years in the U.S. Civil Service. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Rio Rancho. He is survived by his wife, Eleen V. Cordova of Rio Rancho; a son, Jason Cordova of Puerto Rico; two sisters, Beatrice Garcia of Longmont, Colo. and Rose Garcia (Toby) of Tucumcari. Services will take place Tuesday, Feb. 10 at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Rio Rancho with reverend Si Budagher officiating. Burial will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery at 2:30 with full military honors.
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