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Floyd Orlando Prando

Floyd Orlando Prando passed away peacefully surrounded by his loved ones in the evening hours of Tuesday, May 7, 2019 in Albuquerque NM. Floyd was born and raised in Valdez, NM. Early in his life Floyd worked in agriculture, surveying and road construction. He then served as Probate Judge in Taos County. Floyd then worked at the New Mexico State Land Office starting in 1959 and served under ten Land Commissioners. He had a 35-year career and upon retirement was serving as the Director of the Oil, Gas and Minerals Division.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Pablo Prando and Rebecca Lucero Prando; and his sister, Maria Refugio Prando Sanchez and her husband, Rudolfo Sanchez; parents-in-law, Jose M. Salazar and Teodora M. Salazar; brother-in-law, Salomon Salazar; sister-in-law, Cleo Lopez and her husband, Margarito Lopez; sister-in-law, Angelina Garcia and her husband, Manuel Garcia, sister-in-law, Virginia Gonzales and her husband, Celestino Gonzales. He is survived by his wife, Laura S. Prando; son, Pablo Prando; his daughter, Carla Prando Domenici and her husband, Pete V. Domenici, Jr.; grand-daughters, Audrey L. Domenici and Liliana B. Domenici; sister-in-law, Flora Salazar, sister-in-law Sadie Salazar and her husband, Pat Salazar, sister-in-law, Elizabeth Vigil and her husband, John Vigil, sister-in-law, Emily Maestas and her husband, Pete Maestas; and his close friend and cousin, Jose Martinez of Questa; as well as many cousins; nieces; and nephews.

Honorary pallbearers are Commissioner Jim Baca, Commissioner Bill Humphries, Commissioner Ray Powell, Commissioner Patrick Lyons, Commissioner Aubrey Dunn, Claire Domenici, Richard Lavadie, Jose Martinez, Miguel Salazar and Jacobo Salazar. The family wishes to thank all of those who cared for Floyd during his last days especially Kelli, Melissa, Roland and Adam. We also want to thank Nancy Domenici and Darlene Armijo for the love and support they gave our father Floyd.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the St. Baldrick's Foundation at 1333 South Mayflower Avenue, Suite 400, Monrovia, CA 91016 in his name. Please visit our online guestbook for Floyd at


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Published in Albuquerque Journal on May 12, 2019.
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May 15, 2019
Thinking of you Laura at this most difficult time.
Cathie McQueeney
May 15, 2019
Carla, Please accept my condolences to you and your family in the recent death of your father. Remember the good times.
Mick McMahan
May 14, 2019
Laura,- a friend called me to tell me about Floyd and so I am so sorry and will keep your family in my prayers. He was a wonderful caring man. La Holladay
May 14, 2019
Gloria Holladay
May 14, 2019
Deepest sympathies for a terrible loss.
Julia Lapis
May 13, 2019

Laura,Carla and Pablo,
We are sorry for your loss and may you find the strength to get through this difficult time. Our Tio Floyd was a good person to us and we have good memories of him. May the blessings of our Lord bring you peace as Tio Floyd has been called to his side to serve him. Peace and solace in your time of loss as you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Ricky & Cleo Rodriguez
May 13, 2019
I remember growing up in Taos and going to Valdez on weekends and staying at my uncle Pablo's house and spending time with Floyd, sometimes my mother Odilia would let me spend a whole week! After growing up we went our separate ways, but I never forgot Floyd.
Tony Prando
May 13, 2019
I remember growing up in Taos and going to Valdez on weekends and staying at my Uncle Pablo's house and spending time with Floyd. Sometimes my mother Odilia would let me spend a whole week! After growing up we went our separate ways, but I never forgot Floyd!
Tony Prando
May 13, 2019
I am sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
May 13, 2019
Pablo & Carla,
I am so very sorry for your loss and express my deepest and sincerest condolences to you in this difficult time. May God Bless You and give you the strength to lay your dad to rest and keep the memories in your heart. I know your pain and what you're feeling and send you my hugs and prayers. Take care of your beautiful mom. Love you all!
Mary Alice Herrera
May 12, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss. - Mickey Pitschke
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