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Armijo, David



David Armijo, a resident of Alamogordo, NM, passed away on Feb.12, 2016. David was born in Corrales, NM to Rita and Guadalupe Armijo.

He is survived by his wife Maria Louisa; his guide dog and companion Hank; his brother Ernest Armijo (Nora); and sisters Chonita Lucero (Ramon), Dora Gurule, Albinita Lucero, of San Antonio, TX and Lydia Santillanes.

He was preceded in death by his mother Rita Garcia, father Guadalupe Armijo and brothers Frank, Tony, Clyde, Jimmy, Cipi and Uvaldo.

David attended Corrales Elementary School. At 10 years of age he entered New Mexico school for the Blind. He then went on to Hunters College in NY, later transferring to the University of New Mexico where he received his bachelor of Arts degree followed by a masters degree in psychology from Arizona State University. David returned to Alamogordo, NM where he was employed by the State of New Mexico Commission for the Blind from which he retired for many years of service. Soon after he retired he continued his passion for teaching Braille, English and Music. David will be missed by all who knew him.

A Rosary will be at 8:00 am followed by a Mass at 9:00 am on Friday, February 26, 2016 at Nativity of the Blessed V. Mary Church. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery.
Published in Albuquerque Journal on Feb. 21, 2016
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