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Lobato, Arthur F.

Arthur F. Lobato died peacefully in his home on Monday evening, April 4, 2016. He was 92 years old and we had hopes he would be with us to celebrate his 93rd birthday later in the month. However, our Lord and many of his loved ones who preceded him in death, wanted him to have the ultimate celebration with them in heaven. He had been visited by his children and his sister and knew he was very much loved.

He was born in the beautiful San Luis Valley of Colorado to Alberto and Estella Lobato. He lived there until he moved to California where he raised his family and became an accomplished cabinet maker. He then retired with his wife and moved to Albuquerque, where he lived until his passing.

He was widowed early in his life by the mothers of his children, Consuelo M. Lobato and Lorraine H. Lobato. He was then blessed in middle age when he met and married his soulmate Dorothy L. Lobato. They had many happy years together and he has missed her greatly since she passed away a few years ago. Also preceding him in death were four brothers and five sisters.

Arthur is survived by two of his sisters, Dolores Lucero of Alamosa, CO and Loretta Quinn of Las Vegas, NV. He is also survived by his children, Patricia Andrews-Martinez; Dolores Whitfield; Arthur F. Lobato Jr.; Sam Lobato; Larry Lobato; and Linda Brock Lobato. He was a loving grandfather to 14 grandchildren, and 23 great-grandchildren. He has also been called the "favorite uncle" to many nieces and nephews.

A rosary will be said on Friday, April 8th at 7:00pm and a Memorial Mass will be held Saturday, April 9th at 11:00 am. They will both be held at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, 4020 Lomas Blvd. NE. Arthur will be buried at a later date in his beloved birthplace of Colorado.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the in remembrance of Dorothy L. Lobato, would be greatly appreciated.
Published in Albuquerque Journal on Apr. 7, 2016
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