CHARLOTTE VALENCIA-LINDAHL Charlotte Valencia-Lindahl age 55, lifelong resident of Rio Rancho passed away suddenly and unexpectedly. Charlotte committed her life to God, her family, and others. She was married twenty five years to her life long husband Carl Lindahl. Her life accomplishments included a Bachelors of Science degree in Political Science and English. Charlotte single-handedly won the "James Madison Fellowship", and she earned her Master's degree in Constitutional Law. Charlotte was an educator for eighteen years as she had dedicated her life as a mentor and advocate to Hispanic and Native American women in which she touched many lives. Charlotte is survived by her loving husband Carl Lindahl, her stepson Caleb Lindahl from Richmond, Texas, and his wife Regan Lindahl. Her grandchildren: Sethy Lindahl, Samantha Martinez, and Gavin Lindahl. Charlotte was the youngest of six siblings who include: Mary Jo Valencia of Albuquerque, John Valencia of Rio Rancho, Anna Dorame of Tesuque Pueblo, Socorro Oropallo of Prospect, Oregon, and Patrick Valencia of Albuquerque, as well as her nieces and nephews: Gretchen Valencia, Nicole Zilveti, Tony Dorame, Sasha Valencia, Leslie Costa-Guerra, Michael Valencia, and Patrick Oropallo. She will be greatly missed. The family has asked that any monetary and flower donations be made in her name to The
. A rosary will be held at St Jude Thaddeus, 5712 Paradise Blvd NW Albuquerque, NM 87114 on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 6pm. Funeral and other arrangements will follow.
Published in Santa Fe New Mexican from June 25 to June 27, 2013