GLORIA BOOTH ULIBARRI Born in Las Vegas, New Mexico May 3, 1926. Passed away peacefully in her sleep on Monday, July 1, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Jose M. "Mitzie" Ulibarri; her parents, Maria S. and Modesto Booth and mother and father-in-law Gregorita and Napoleon Ulibarri. She was also preceded in death by son-in-law, Harry Christiansen; and daughters-in-law: Helen Suina, Judy Lucas and Barbara Ulibarri. Gloria is survived by her children: Michael Ulibarri (Karen), Joseph Ulibarri (Michelle), Elizabeth Christiansen, Richard Ulibarri (Diana) and Theresa Ulibarri (Kevin). With many loving grandchildren: Mateo (Felicia), Reyna (Dylan), Sarah (Sue), Benjamin, Mario (Keri), Christina, Steven and Marcus and 4 energetic great grandchildren: Lia, Haize, Mateo and Jasper not to mention her therapy grand dog, Rosa Bella "Rosie". Our beloved Mother, Grandmother, Aunt and Friend graduated from New Mexico Highlands University High School and began her Nursing Education at Charity Hospital in Shreveport Louisiana in 1944. As a Registered Nurse she returned to Las Vegas, New Mexico and married Mitzie, began a family and established her nursing career. As a dedicated nurse her career spanned 45 years working as a psychiatric nurse at The State Hospital in Las Vegas, obstetric nurse at The Las Vegas Hospital and Los Alamos Medical Center, then head nurse on the Obstetric Ward at St. Vincent Hospital, and was Director of Nursing at Maternal and Child Health Center. Her final position was working in the Employee Health Office at St. Vincent Hospital in Santa Fe, retiring in 1992. Gloria was a strong advocate in her husband's professional photography career and she was recognized with the prestigious Professional Photographers Association of America's National Award for Meritorious Contributions to Professional Photography. Most importantly Gloria was the matriarch of a strong, loving family and extended family and she will be missed by all. We would like to thank her care givers and staff from PMS Hospice, especially Dr. David Gonzales, nurses P.J. and Lori and the Flower Angels. Your kindness and compassion in caring for our mother was greatly appreciated and will never be forgotten. A special thank you to our family friend, Sister Emelia Atencio who's kind words, and calming spirit provided our mother with much needed peace in her final days. Pallbearers include grandchildren: Mateo, Sarah, Benjamin, Mario, Steven, and Marcus. Gloria always helped others in need by her generous charitable donations. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Santa Maria de la Paz Catholic Community or PMS Hospice or the
in her name. Please join the family to celebrate her life. A Rosary will be recited on Monday, July 8th at 7 p.m. at Santa Maria de la Paz Catholic Community (SMDLP). A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, July 9th at 10 a.m. at SMDLP. Burial will take place at Santa Fe National Cemetery at 12:45 p.m. Reception at SMDLP Social Hall following burial. Berardinelli Family Funeral Service 1399 Luisa Street Santa Fe, NM 87505 (505) 984-8600 Please sign our guestbook for the family at: www.berardinellifuneralhome.com
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Published in Santa Fe New Mexican on Jan. 1, 1900
Berardinelli Family Funeral Service
1399 Luisa Street Santa Fe, NM 87505