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Leonard A. Padilla

January 1, 2021

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Leonard A. Padilla, 32, loving son, brother and father of two boys passed away on Friday, January 1, 2021.  He was preceded in death by his sister, Shanise Padilla. His brother, Brayden Cordova. Grandparents, Napoleon and Emma Garcia and Roman and Corrine Padilla.

He was survived by his two sons, Julius Padilla and Gabriel Padilla; his mother, Marie Garcia (Michael Cordova); his two brothers, Matthew Padilla and Bradley Cordova his longtime girlfriend, Jolene Lopez and step-children, Shanise, Fabian and Shariyah; his father, Alvin Padilla  as well as many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Leonard lived life to the fullest and dedicated his life to taking care of his son, Gabriel. Gabriel was his pride and joy. They enjoyed playing video games together and having nerf battles with his brothers, Matthew and Bradley. His mother’s rock.

Leonard will be remembered for being such a caring and loving individual. He made a huge impact in everyone’s life, always trying to help.  Leonard will be deeply missed. A rosary will be held on Friday, January 8, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. at La Iglesia de Santa Cruz de la Canada in Santa Cruz with a Mass to follow at 3:30 p.m. The family of Leonard A. Padilla has entrusted the care of their loved one to the DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Espanola Valley.

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