Nature 19

Margarita Velarde

November 10, 2021

Obituary Image


Margarita Maria Velarde a life long resident of Ojo Sarco and most recently of Santa Fe was born on February 28, 1927 to Daniel and Felicita Leyba Velarde. She died peacefully on Wednesday, November 10th at the age of 94.

Love Lives On

The Aunt we love remains with us

For love itself lives on

And cherished memories never fade

Because a loved one’s gone.

Those we love can never be more than a thought apart,

Far as long as there is memory,

She’ll live on in our hearts.

She dedicated most of her life to taking care of her brother and spending endless hours doing what she loved best, her faith in God, the outdoors, mountains and cattle.  She was an advocate in dealing with issues regarding land and water rights. A fighter until the end.

She is most recently preceded in death by her brother and best friend Elias Estevan. She was also preceded in death by her parents and siblings; Arsenio, Enriquez (Eufelia), Efren(Cipriana) Elizardo (Alicia), Esther (Abenicio), Antonio (Roberta), Medardo, Nick (Sadie) Fidencio (Rose) and Epifanio, Delfinia (Manuel).

She is survived by three sisters-in-law. Dora Velarde, Terecina Velarde and Ginger Acevedo, as well as many loving nieces and nephews. 

Services are pending at this time.

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

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Margarita Velarde, please visit our floral store.


You can still show your support by sending flowers directly to the family, or by planting a memorial tree in the memory of Margarita Velarde
© 2021 DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc.. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy