Christopher Medina , Age :75

Nov 17,1943---Jan 25,2019

On Friday, January 25, 2019, Christopher Medina passed away at age 75.

Chris was born on November 17, 1943 in Santa Rosa, NM to Alfonso and Clara Medina.  Christopher joined the United States Air Force once out of school and worked his way up to A3C (E-2) under Strategic Air Command (SAC).  On April 30, 1965 he married Carroll and they raised two sons and a daughter.  After leaving the Air Force he studied computers and became a computer programmer for the City of Albuquerque where he retired.  He worked other jobs until his final retirement several years ago. Chris had a passion for all things outdoors.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and grilling/smoking foods. 

Chris is survived by his wife Carroll, daughter Christine, son Robert and his wife Pema, sisters Thelma, Viola and Josie, and many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends who will miss him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Alfonso and Clara Medina, his son Jerry Medina, his sister, Lita Laranagua and numerous other family members.

A viewing will be held at Riverside Funeral Home for a viewing on Saturday, February 2, 2019 from 6-8pm.

A Rosary will be held at the Shrine of St. Bernadette Catholic Church on Monday, February 4, 2019 at 8:15am followed by a mass at 9:00am.  A procession will then go to Gates of Heaven Cemetery where the burial will take place.  A meal will be offered back at the Shrine of St. Bernadette Hall after the burial services.


Arrangements entrusted to:
Riverside Funeral Home of Albuquerque

225 San Mateo Blvd NE

(505) 764-9663

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Anna Mae Garcia Feb 01 ,2019

my husband Jesse is first cousin ,Albuquerque ,New Mexico

Jesse and I wish to extend our deepest sympathy. We were so surprised to hear of his illness, and Jesse kept saying we need to go visit, but sorry we did not go. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Helen Rivera Feb 01 ,2019

Cousin ,Mesa ,Arizona

Our deepest condolences to Carroll And family. Chris was a very loving and kind person. Always ready to pitch in and help. Have many wonderful memories of him. Wish I could be there did lend support and say goodbye.

joyce henkes Feb 01 ,2019

cousin to carroll ,pflugerville ,Texas

my prayers go out for you and your family that you find some measure of peace through the sorrow at the loss of Chris.

Veronica Redmond Feb 01 ,2019

Cousin ,Apache Junction ,Arizona

So sorry for the passing of Chris. I have some memory of him. And I often thought of him as the brave uncle as a child. My prayer is that our MERCIFUL LORD will fill you all with the comfort of HIS presence.

Francis Page Feb 01 ,2019

Nephew of Viola Medina ,Albuquerque ,New Mexico

Condolences and prayers to the Medina Family for their loss.

Art (Archie) & Joyce Garcia Feb 01 ,2019

Cousin ,Albuquerque ,New Mexico

To Chris’s grieving family I would like to express our heartfelt condolences. As much as we loved and respected Chris, his family has suffered an even greater loss, We will learn to continue without his ever valuable contribution, but I pray that God will give his family the strength to endure in the coming days and to thrive, as he would want them to, in the coming months and years. May “Gods-speed” be with you all.

Amanda Chavez Feb 02 ,2019

Owner of El Camino Dining Room Staff ,Albuquerque ,New Mexico

Our deepest condolences to Mrs. Medina and Family. He was a kind and friendly person. Every Sunday at El Camino my family and staff had the pleasure knowing the Medina family. May God be with you. Amanda Chavez

Deb Doty Feb 02 ,2019

Rob, I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family. Sincere condolences.

Geri (Sanchez)Sandoval Feb 02 ,2019

Cousin ,Amarillo ,Texas

It was with great sadness that we learned of Christophers illness and passing. I’m sorry we are unable to be there. Please accept our heartfelt condolences. Your whole family will be in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May God’s peace be with all of you.

Gussie Feb 02 ,2019

Co worker ,Albuquerque ,New Mexico

I knew Chris from working with him at the City of Albuquerque. We would have luncheon I would always tell Chris to have his wonderful wife make red chili. It was the best. He was such a nice man always had time for me and my questions. Wonderful man.

Russell Long Feb 05 ,2019

neighbor ,Albuquerque ,New Mexico

I want to offer our sincere condolences. Our thoughts are with you at this time of your loss. The Bible provides information found nowhere else, which can bring immeasurable comfort to those who grieve. You might find the Bible to be the best help as you grieve the loss of your loved one. The God of all Comfort can use his great power to comfort us, and he is also sad when someone dies. It was never his purpose that we should have to experience death and all the pain it causes for loved ones. He will do something to remove all this pain, suffering, and death as well. Revelation 21:3-5 promises that, this from the God who cannot lie. John 5:28,29 Psalm 94:18,19 I found the article "Comfort for those who grieve" published in “Awake” to be very helpful. If any of the family would like a copy please reply and let me know where to send it. I will be happy to do so. Or you can view and download it at Sincere condolence.