Paul C Quintana
1943 - 2020
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Paul C. Quintana, age 76, of Tucumcari, NM, passed away on April 18, 2020 in Tampa, FL.
Paul was born October 1, 1943, in Ledoux, New Mexico, to Ferdinando and Teresa Quintana and grew up in Las Vegas, NM. Paul and Pauline (Leyba) met in Las Vegas, while attending New Mexico Highlands University. They were married on February 19, 1966, in Penasco, NM.
Paul graduated from New Mexico Highlands University in 1968, with a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting and a Minor in Business. He worked in accounting in Denver, Colorado, before moving to Tucumcari in 1971 where he owned and operated a successful Farm and Ranch for 35 years. During this time, he took much pride in raising good quality cattle and horse hay. Paul was always looking for ways to improve productivity and efficiency in his agricultural operation.
Paul was a member of St. Anne's Catholic Church where he had been serving on the Finance Committee the past 40 years. Paul's strong faith, rooted in the Catholic tradition, guided him throughout his life. As a devout Catholic, he responded wholeheartedly to the call to love of God and neighbor.
He was a First Lieutenant in the NM National Guard for 6 years. He was a current member of B.P.O.E. Elks Lodge #1172, for the past 46 years, and obtained Life Member status.
Paul was passionate about helping people. He served his community in many ways, at the local, state and federal levels.
Paul was currently a member of the Farmer's Electric Co-op Board, where he served as a Trustee for 25 years, including a period serving as Vice President. He was currently Chairman of the Tucumcari Federal Savings and Loan Board, a position he held for the past 18 years, while serving on the board for the last 24 years. He was a current Trustee of the McMullen Foundation for 25 years.
Paul was a Trustee on the Dr. Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital for 24 years serving as the Finance Committee Chairman and Chairman of the Board. For 3 years, he was a Board Member of the Presbyterian Healthcare Services Board in Albuquerque.
Paul was an Advisory Board Member of the New Mexico Agricultural Science Center for 23 years where he served as Vice President for 16 years. For 12 years, he was a Director on the Arch Hurley Conservancy District Board, and the Secretary-Treasurer of the New Mexico Water Resources Association. He served several years as Treasurer of the New Mexico Water Trust Board. Paul served on the ASCS County Committee for several years. For 7 years, he was on the USDA-NM Farm Service Agency Board as a State Committee Member.
Paul loved life - sharing time and new experiences with family and friends, and enjoyed meeting people. His deep faith, optimism and drive defined him. He enjoyed learning, researching facts, making plans, and working to implement change to better our world. Paul loved a challenge, working hard, and seeing a job well done. He relished a deep discussion about ideas and a good laugh.
Paul cherished his wife, Pauline of Tucumcari, his sons, Stephen of Santa Fe, and Fred, his daughter-in-law Stella and his precious granddaughter Zoe of Palo Alto, CA.
Surviving Paul are his sisters, Isabel Quintana of Las Vegas, N.M., Mary Langlois of Santa Fe, N.M., Fabi (Joe) Rodriguez, of Sun City West, Arizona, his brother, Robert Quintana of Las Vegas, N.M., and a brother-in-law, Paul Buell of Las Cruces, New Mexico.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ferdinando and Teresa Quintana, and by a sister, Millie Buell.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers, for those who wish to make donations, do so to Saint Vincent de Paul, PO Box 832, Tucumcari, NM 88401.
Private graveside services will be held in the Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery with Rev. Johnpaul Afuecheta of St. Anne's Catholic Church as celebrant. Interment will follow in the Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of the Dunn Funeral Home of Tucumcari, NM.

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Published in Quay County Sun from May 7 to May 13, 2020.
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17 entries
May 18, 2020
We are so sorry for your loss. Mr. Quintana was such a wonderful person! Sending love and prayers!!!
Donnie & Tina Garcia & Family
May 15, 2020
Pauline and boys We are so sorry for your loss . Paul was a good friend and neighbor , always there to help . He was "One of the Good Old Boys " . He will be greatly not only by you but by all that knew him . the Tyers
Jim & Jacquie Tyer
May 15, 2020
jJim Jacquie Tyer
May 11, 2020
Our heart felt sympathy to the family. He will be missed dearly. He will say hi to Richard when he gets into the gates.
God bless you all.
janie bull
May 11, 2020
Our condolences to the Quintana Family. May God grant your family serenity and peace in this time of sorrow. God Bless you all.
Francisco/Liova Padilla
May 10, 2020
Pauline and Family: my sincere condolences in the loss of your husband and father. His family meant the world to him and I know you will miss him, but he will be watching over you. With warmest regards,
Carmen Holguin
Carmen Holguin
May 8, 2020
I can still see hear his voice as I think back to Grandma Quintana's living room talking about matters of the world and at the time I was very young and he was one of the tallest men I had ever seen. I remember thinking about how knowledgeable he was, kind and truly interested in knowing others. Prayers to his wife, family and children.
Ashley Martinez-Ulibarri
May 8, 2020
Condolences to Pauline and family. Paul always supported all my endeavors. His special smile on greeting , is remembered. May the Angels lead him to Paradise.
Arlene Frey
May 7, 2020
May the love of God surround Paul and his family at the time of sorrow and loss.
June Greenfield
May 7, 2020
My very deepest condolences to Pauline and family. Paul and Pauline two of the nicest people I've had the honor to know. His was a life well lived and the Lord just needed him Home. Rest In Peace Paul. Jo Beth Vannatta
Jo Vannatta
May 7, 2020
Our condolences to Pauline and Family may the Lord give you Peace and Comfort, love. helen and gilbert
May 7, 2020
My condolences to the family.
Faye Falvey
Faye Falvey
May 7, 2020
My sincerest condolences go out to you and your family, Pauline. He will be greatly missed. Praying for all of you.
Mary Ann Molinas
May 6, 2020
Pauline, so sorry for your loss. Had fond memories of you and Paul. God bless you and your family. Sandra Madrid. Take care.
May 6, 2020
Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the Quintana family in the great loss of our friend Paul which will missed by many. May Paul rest in peace and may those who survive Paul find peace in their hearts.
Sam and Clare Romero
May 6, 2020
Pauline and family,
Our sincere condolences are with in this very difficult time.
Dennis & Genevieve Marquez
May 5, 2020
My deepest condolences to all of you. Paul was a good man and I am very glad to have known him. I am and will continue to pray for all of you.
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