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Padilla, Louise Soto

Louise Soto Padilla, age 70, a dedicated teacher, mother, and friend passed away Tuesday, July 11, 2017. Louise was known for her deep dedication to her family and friends. Louise had a passion for teaching. Her love of teaching extended beyond the classrooms within Albuquerque Public Schools where she taught for 27 years. She enjoyed opening the minds of children as a catechist at Annunciation Catholic Church. She was a loyal associate and enjoyed the lasting friendships she made at the Felician House in Rio Rancho. Louise was also a Mom and member of the Wells Fargo Hot Air Balloon Team.

She is survived by her husband, Robert A. Padilla; her children, Trish and Jason Follingstad, Dominic Padilla, Anthony and Shannon Padilla, Sandy Padilla, and Paul Detrana; her grandchildren, Alisan, Mack, Emily and Adrian Follingstad, Ashley and Timothy Padilla, Sophia Sollien, Skyler Detrana; and her German granddaughter, Laura Batterman; her great-granddaughters, Aurora and Bella Napier. She is also survived by her brothers, Paul and Oliver Soto. She is preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Mabel Soto; and her brothers, Ric and Roland Soto. She also leaves behind many cherished nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A Visitation will be held on Monday, July 17, 2017, at 6 p.m. with a Rosary to follow at Nativity Catholic Church 9502 4th St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114. A Catholic Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at 9 a.m. at Nativity Catholic Church. Interment will follow the Mass at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE, in Albuquerque. Please visit our online guest book for Louise at

Published in Albuquerque Journal on July 16, 2017
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