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Florence Urquidez Obituary
Urquidez, Florence



"Do Not be Afraid, I am with you, I have called you each by name, come and follow me. I will bring you home… I love you and you are mine."

(Song; You Are Mine -

David Hass)



On behalf of my loving wife and my beautiful mom,

Florence Urquidez



Thank you to so many for your companionship on this journey, as she was making her way home to our Lord, in Heaven.

Lovelace Emergency Department, Carlos-RN, and other Nurses, Dr. Granthem, Dr. Mazer.

7th Floor ICU Department, Jeremy-RN, Eric-RN & Eric-RN, Luana-RN, Julia-RN, Charge Nurse, Melissa and Dr. Nazon, the Cardiology Physicians and all the Respiratory Therapists.

The Hospice Care Team: Dana-RN, Leslie-RN, Susan-RN, Lu-Tech. The dying process for my beautiful mom, was a difficult journey. You assured us that she was comfortable, and the difficulty was upon the family to witness along the bedside. Thank you for your tenderness.

Thank you to Fr. Bi Joy Frances, for administering the Holy Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick, at bedside. Presbyterian Hospice Volunteers, for providing the true light of hospice companionship. Mrs. Toni Fine, (Presbyterian Hospice Volunteer) for the beautiful spiritual life reconciling prayer shawl you handmade, for my mom's journey home. Presbyterian Hospice Staff, for your charism. We entrusted Gabaldon's Funeral Home, with the loving respectful care you provide. The dignity you provided for my mom, and the gentle care you allowed to our family. We appreciate all of you; David, Dominic, Rick & Dorothy. To Mount Calvary Cemetery, Bobby and Augustine, for your professional and kind navigation. Thank you to the Norbertine Community for gifting my mom with a beautiful Christmas tree.

St. Edwin Catholic Church for such a beautiful Catholic Community service. Sincere appreciation to Mr. Jim and Ceil Muntz, (Presbyterian Hospice Volunteers) for providing such a beautiful Funeral Mass Program. To the community of Belen, Deacon Robert and Genevia Sanchez, for celebrating the beautiful Holy Rosary - Glorious Mysteries, the traditional teachings of our Catholic Faith. As my beautiful mom was a life-long Legion of Mary Member. To Johnny & Lillian Griego, from Our Lady of Belen Spanish Choir. For the beautiful gift of music, your life- long commitment to ministry. I am immeasurable indebted to you all. To Honorable Rudy Jaramillo and his Staff at Rutillos, for catering the funeral reception, with "homemade" New Mexican Food and great service. Lorie Rivera for you homemade Belen Biscochittos, the best! My Mom used to say; "I love Lorie's cookies, they remind me of my grandma's." All those who gifted us with food, including the Belen Sheriff's Posse. Peoples Flowers on Eubank, too close for comfort, as you provided the beautiful flowers for our beloved Jared's funeral, just a year ago. The flowers for my mom were absolutely, elegantly beautiful. The Staff at this location is the best, thank you for your "Charism," during our sorrowful time. The gift of traditional Mariachi Music for the Funeral Mass was my mom's favorite. Thank you to Mariachi Tenampa.

With tenderhearted appreciation to my mom's caregivers, Julia & Frankie, who became dear friends. To include La Vida Felicidad for your professional, great home care services. Thank you, Susan Ortega. With sincere gratitude to my mom's neighbor, dear friend, Gloria. Who provided meticulous house cleaning services, for many years. My mom truly appreciated your services.

Above all, to the friends and family far and near, your presence at the bedside was much needed. Your faithful prayers provided strength for our journey. Thank you, with sincere gratitude, to The Urquidez Family, The Vallejos Family, The Vigil Family, The Quintana Family.

Mi esposa belleza, mi madre quierrida, te amo,

Art Urquidez & Judith (Jude) Vigil Quintana
Published in Albuquerque Journal on Jan. 31, 2016
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