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Arthur Leyba

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Arthur Leyba Obituary
Leyba, Arthur

Arthur C. Leyba (AKA WalMart Art), age 66, passed away Saturday, January 30, 2016. He was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico on June 2, 1949, to Arthur and Stella Leyba.

He was preceded in death by his life long partner, Cynthia C. Martinez; parents, Arthur and Stella Leyba; sister Becky Leyba.

He was an avid Nascar fan, always had nice cars and enjoyed going to the casino. Art was also a family man and enjoyed every minute that he could be with family.

He will be greatly missed by his loving family and is survived by his daughter Tanya Velarde and husband Jason; son Art Leyba and wife Sara; grandchildren, Leah, Zoe Velarde and Jonathan Leyba; sister, Jeanne Leyba, Julie Leyba and husband Ron Aguilar, Sharla Oney; nieces, Juliana Maldonado, Angel Martinez; nephews, Chris Leyba, Joel Martinez Jr., Tony Martinez, Santiago Aguilar.

The pallbearers will be: Tony Martinez, Joel Martinez Jr., James Peralta, Albert Alvarez, Ray Ruiz and Joe Pleska. Service will be held on Wednesday, February 3rd 5:30pm, at Albuquerque Central 7th Day Adventist Church Church, 2201 Estancia NW, Albuquerque. Interment will take place at Mt. Calvary Cemetery on Thursday. To view information or leave a condolence please visit


Garcia Mortuary

717 Stover Ave. SW

Albuquerque, NM 87102

Published in Albuquerque Journal on Feb. 2, 2016
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