Cover photo for Touré Jerome Tsosie's Obituary

Touré Jerome Tsosie

d. December 9, 2023


Touré Jerome Tsosie

August 2, 2005 ~ December 9, 2023

Touré Jerome Tsosie, 18, of Espanola, NM, passed away unexpectedly on December 9, 2023, in an automobile accident.

He is preceded in death by his great grandparents Delphino and Febye Garcia of Velarde and grand-father Paul Tsosie of Santa Clara; uncles Isaac Hernandez and Gary Orozco; auntie/Godmother Febye Rose Sena and cousin Reshawn Hernandez all of Espanola.

Touré was a son, brother, cousin, uncle, grandson, nephew, friend and much more.

Touré was a graduate from Espanola Valley High School Class of 2023.  He attended Northern New Mexico College and received his intermediate Welding Certificate this fall.  He was a busser at the Bull Ring Restaurant in Santa Fe.  He participated in the internship program and worked with the Santa Fe National Forest doing forestry during his senior year. 

He loved the New Mexico mountains where he spent a lot of time doing snowboarding, camping, swimming, fishing, just being there to look at the views, going for wood, four wheeling in his Jeep and to see the change of leaves for every season.  He enjoyed skateboarding from time to time, doing welding projects at home with his friends.  He liked working out late night at the gym or with his friends.  He always had a smile and full of laughter. He participated in many sports throughout his youth like football, flag football, wrestling, baseball and much more.

Touré became owner of his trademark for his clothing line “Xclusive Clothing” Est 2022.  He enjoyed eating at fancy restaurants, steak & lobster were his favorite.  He loved to visit BIG cities, travel and go on family vacations.  His dream was to someday become a millionaire, travel the world and live life to the fullest.  He would always talk about stocks, numbers, business, new designs for his clothing line and being his own boss.  He would sit in his room till all hours of the night writing in his journal.

He had a heart for all the youth and his friends in our valley.  His desire was to someday build and run his very own youth center for the valley.  He enjoyed walking the Plaza in Santa Fe during the summer, fall and holidays.  He would take pictures of all the areas around the plaza.  He loved to celebrate his birthday, Christmas and the 4th of July. He loved his grandma Loretta’s Tamales and Cherry Pie.

Touré was a BIG part of his momma’s heart.  If you knew them both, you knew the bond and love they both had for each other, it was like no other.  He was a momma’s boy, her protector, her pride and joy.  He was his mom’s consetido.  She lived for her Touré. He was her everything.

He was an inspiration to many.  He was like a big brother to a lot of his friends.  He wanted nothing but the best for his friends.  Touré is loved by so many and will be missed dearly.

Touré is survived by his mother Victoria Garcia Rivera (husband Jerome Rivera Sr.) of Espanola and father Jerome Tsosie of Santa Clara; sisters Aaliyah Tsosie and Kimberly Ann Rivera of Espanola;  brother Jerome Rivera Jr of Santa Fe; his niece Emillia Rivera; grandmothers Loretta Garcia of Espanola and Dorothy Tsosie of Santa Clara; grandfather Joe Hernandez of Santa Fe; grandparents John and Melinda Sena of Albuquerque; great-grandparents Ross and Stella Rivera of Santa Fe;  his aunties Priscilla Hernandez (Alex), Alexandra Hernandez, Dominique Hernandez of Albuquerque, Reyna Orozco (Jose), Ernestine Garcia, Jacque Chavez (Tana) of Espanola, Stefani Martinez-Leyba (James) of Alcalde, Jennifer and Jeanette Tsosie of Santa Clara; uncles Leonard Garcia of Velarde, Wayne Rivera of Santa Fe and James Rivera of Albuquerque; uncle/Nino Ernesto Sena of Espanola, and many more aunts, uncles, cousins and family.

Services will be held on Saturday, December 23, 2023, at 11:00 am at the Rock Christian Fellowship Church in Espanola, NM.

Serving as Pallbearers are Landan Atencio, Nemo Sena, Jayden Medina, Dominick and Derrick Chavez, Jordan Garcia, Josh Esquibel, Aaron Ortiz, Antonio Garcia, Zeke Sena, Peter Velarde Jr, Marques Martinez, Martin Martinez, Jonathan Rodriguez, Jeremiah Trujillo and Marvin Medina.

Honorary Pallbearers are Carlos & Delilah Romero, Mariyah & Jasmyn Hernandez, Misha & Bella Gomez, Kalobe Lopez, Jullian Pacheco, Jullianna Garcia, Estrella, Celestial, Uriah and MeKayla Sena, Romeo & Alejandro Hernandez, Kayla Chavez, Lawrence Gutierrez, Ladarin Gutierrez, Joslyn, Jeremiah Garcia, Jade, Justine, Brennin Tsosie, Taden Sisneros, and Loranna Miera, Kristian, James and Isaiah Rivera, Vanessa, Olivia Diego, Corona and Julian Garcia, Touré’s Godson baby Antonio Garcia and Godbrother Jeramiah Romero.

The family of Touré Jerome Tsosie would like to “Thank You” for all the support throughout our community during this time.  Thank you all for your calls, donations, visits, prayers, love and support.  We appreciate you all.

In memory of Touré, you can bring a photo of yourself with Touré to put in his memorial album.

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal. 

Love leaves a memory no one can steal.

The family of Touré Tsosie has entrusted the care of their loved one to DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the beautiful Espanola Valley.   505-747-7477


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