Robert M. Espinoza, 61, a resident of La Mesilla, born December 20, 1956, passed away on Wednesday, May 30, 2018. Robert was preceded in death by his father, Benjamin A. Espinoza; uncle Pedro Espinoza and aunt Frances Maez. He was born in Inglewood, CA & raised in Buena Park, CA to parents Benjamin & Idalia Espinoza. He later moved to La Mesilla, New Mexico in the late 90's where he took over residence of his parent’s family home. He worked for the Pojoaque Valley School District for 17 years & had a passion for gardening & cooking. Robert is survived by his son Douglas Fallon, mother Idalia Espinoza, sisters Isabelle Barron & Grace Petty, 3 nephews & 1 niece. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 11 a.m. in the Sangre de Cristo Chapel of DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory. The Robert M. Espinoza memorial reception will follow at 2:30pm at Pojoaque Valley Middle School, 1574 State Road, 502 W Santa Fe, NM 87506. Any donations can be made out to: Memo- Robert Espinoza: Pojoaque Valley Middle School District Foundation, 1574 State Road, 502 W Santa Fe, New Mexico 87506. The family of Robert Espinoza has entrusted the care of their loved one to the DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Espanola Valley.