Maclovia B. (Sanchez) de Zamora

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Maclovia B. Sanchez de Zamora

Maclovia B. Sanchez de Zamora passed into the Light of Eternal Mind on Friday, December 15, 2017. Her life and legacy will live on in our hearts and memories forever.

Maclovia, (age 86) is preceded in death by her father, Ernest Sanchez; mother, Anita Gonzalez de Sanchez; and stepmother, Juanita Sanchez y Rael. She is survived by her husband, Eloy L. Zamora; six children, Juanita Zamora, Kathy Garcia, Deborah Zamora-Soon and husband, Stewart, Richard and Gladys Zamora, Ernesto Zamora, and Ava and David Thomas; 16 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Maclovia was an entrepreneur by nature, who owned and conducted a successful catering business, was co-owner of B. Ruppe Drugstore and was a renowned natural healer who represented New Mexico culinary heritage and herbal healing traditions at the Smithsonian in Washington DC which resulted in a touring exhibit of her work. Maclovia was also a devout Catholic and master rosary maker. Her presence will be missed as she now watches over and cares for us from Heaven.

A Rosary will be recited Thursday, December 21, 2017, 7:00 p.m. at San Felipe de Neri Catholic Church, 2005 North Plaza NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Friday, December 22, 2017, 9:00 a.m. also at the church. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

Casket bearers will be Richard Zamora, Ernesto Zamora, David Thomas, Martin Rodriguez, Jason Carpenter, Arik Zamora, Miguel Rodriguez & Frank Zamora. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Barelas Community Coalition; Maclovia B. Zamora Memorial fund 1309 4th Street SW Albuquerque, NM 87102. Please visit our online guestbook for Maclovia at

Published in Albuquerque Journal from Dec. 19 to Dec. 20, 2017