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Eva Padilla

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Padilla, Eva (Mema)

Eva Padilla (Mema) went to be with our Lord Jesus on Saturday, September 17th , 2016 after a long bout of illness. Eva was 84 years old and is survived by her husband of 67 years, Leo Padilla and her five children; David Padilla, Tina Vergo, Leola Evans, Deborah Summons, Sascha Gilbert, and Vera Padilla.

Eva is preceded in death by her daughter Gloria who passed on September 27, 1985. Eva has six grandchildren: Tricia, Charles, Joey, David, Leeina, Eva Ann, and seven great-grandchildren: Bariah, Leyla, KJ, Tessa, Abigail, Bella, and Sophie.

Eva was born October 1, 1932 to Alfredo Armijo and Gregoria Sandoval in Socorro, New Mexico where she grew up and later married Leo Padilla on December 23, 1949. Eva was a devoted mother and caretaker to her large family and she was loved. She was a devout Christian who loved the Lord and wanted nothing more than to be with her family in heaven for eternity.

There will be a memorial service for Eva today Thursday, September 22nd at Cross Christian Fellowship Church, 6721 Edith Blvd. Suite C, at 4:00 pm with a reception immediately following at the Padilla residence. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to her granddaughter Leeina Zamir's Medical Fund at

Published in Albuquerque Journal on Sept. 22, 2016
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