Dona Y. Tafoya, age 69, a resident of Santa Clara passed away on January 24, 2022, due to a short illness.
Dona is proceeded in death by her Father, Avelino Tafoya; Sister, Ethel Vigil and Nephew, Matthew Jr. Sister- in Laws Earlene Tafoya, Marcia Tracy
Dona Y Tafoya retired from the State of New Mexico after 16 years of service and also was previously employed by Santa Fe Indian School. She had a passion for beading as well as going to the casino and reading.
Dona is survived by her Mother, Mida Tafoya; Daughter, Valerie Ochoa; Son in law, Daryl Ciferri as well as 5 step Grandchildren; Sisters, Phyllis Tafoya, Sherry Tafoya and Kathleen Stangel; Brothers, Michael Tafoya and Robert Tafoya; 3 God Children, Janaye, Fabian and Juliette; Niece & Nephew who she raised as her own, April Lesley Tafoya and Robert Moe Tafoya and many nieces and nephews.
The Family of Dona Y Tafoya has entrusted the care of their loved one to DeVargas Funeral Home and Crematory of the Espanola Valley. 505-747-7477 www.devargasfuneral.com