VICTOR JOSEPH VILLALPANDO Victor Joseph Villalpando, 16, a resident of El Rito, passed away on Sunday, June 8, 2014. He was preceded in death by his birth mother, Donna Villalpando; adoptive gran-parents, Myron and Cecil Shure and Charles and Jane Shoemaker; maternal great-grandfather, Louis Martinez. Victor was a talented dancer and gymnast who touched the hearts of many in the valley through his teaching with Moving Arts Espa¤ola. He was an inspired and inspiring artist. He poured his soul into whatever he was working on. He was a loving son, grandson and brother. He always had a smile and wanted to be everyone's friend. Victor had been accepted to the New Mexico School for the Arts in Dance for Fall 2014. Victor is survived by his parents, Mary Shoemaker and Patty Shure of El Rito; maternal grandparents, Ben and Viola Villalpando; siblings, Jonah Shure, Christopher Shoemaker, Corrina Shoemaker Shure, Patrick Hagen Denne , Olivia Cervantes, Andrew and Ashley Villalpando, Victoria Montoya, Jasmine (Marie), Ruby (Renee) and Louis; special cousin, Ben Villalpando; special family members, John Denne and Lael Hagen, Luis and Beata Tsosie-Pe¤a and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Services are pending at this time, please contact DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory for further information. The family of Victor Joseph Villalpando has entrusted their loved one to DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Espa¤ola Valley. 505-747-7477 - www.devargasfuneral.com
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Published in Santa Fe New Mexican on June 11, 2014