Cecilia Padilla, affectionately known as “Ciso”, age 76, was born Wednesday, February 17, 1943 and passed away Saturday, March 9, 2019. Cecilia, a lifelong resident of Albuquerque, grew up in El Cerro. She worked as a chef, seamstress, first aid responder, nurturer, guidance counselor, life coach, storyteller, a giver of hugs and endless love, her title was Homemaker.
Cecilia was preceded in death by the love of her life, Rogerio Padilla; parents, Juan and Rosa Chavez; sister, Mary Ann (Mita); brothers, Moises and Arturo Chavez; son-in-law, Anthony Lopez; and daughter-in-law, Patricia Padilla. Cecila is survived by sons, Roger Padilla Jr., Johnny Padilla and wife, Sandra, Ronald Padilla and wife, Susan, Donald Padilla, Johnny Chavez, Robert Padilla, and Gary Padilla; daughters, Feliz Baca and husband, Isaac, Berna Chavez and husband, Freddie, Marlene Hernandez and husband, Richard, Sharon Lopez, Jeanette Lopez, Renee Chavez, Antoinette Padilla and husband, Roel; 32 grandchildren; and 35 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be son, Gary Padilla; grandsons, Juan Diego Chavez, Jared Padilla, Pablo Lopez, Ryley Padilla, Roel Pavia Jr., Javier Pavia, and Diego Pavia.
A Funeral Service will be held Friday, March 15, 2019, 11:30 a.m., at Mountainside Church of Christ, 12300 Indian School Rd. NE. Interment will immediately follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery.