Donald Alvarado Cata, Age :81

Oct 18,1937---Jan 28,2019

     Donald Alvarado Cata, born October 18th, 1937 in Shiprock, New Mexico passed away on Monday, January 28th, 2019. Don was the son of Mary Elizabeth Jones and Joseph Henry Cata. Donald was a New Mexican Native his entire life. He attended Monte Vista Elementary, Jefferson Middle School, and Highland High School. He also attended the University of New Mexico before joining the U.S. Marines for four years in which he served as a hydraulics mechanic and was honorably discharged. Donald was a general contractor who built various homes and buildings in Rio Rancho and Northern New Mexico. He also helped set up schools in Tuba City, Arizona and the surrounding area. Don was also a general manager of the Southwestern Polytechnic Institute.

     Donald is preceded in death by his daughter Cynthia Cata-Gentry. He is survived by his wife of 57 years; Rosie Lee Cata, sister Bette Jo Collins, daughter Lori Bourque with husband Kevin Bourque, daughter Stacy Bishop with husband Darren Bishop, six grandchildren; Sean Gentry Jr. with wife Hannah Gentry, Matthew Gentry with wife Alicia Potter, Amy Bourque with fiancé Kevin Elder,  Christian Bourque, Meghan Davis with fiancé Ryan Agosto-Hayes, Alex Bishop, one great grandson Thomas Gentry, and numerous nieces and nephews.

     Services will be held on Tuesday, February 5th at Sangre de Cristo Catholic Church; 8901 Candelaria N.E. Rosary will start at 10:30 AM with funeral mass to follow at 11:00 AM. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery; 7999 Wyoming Blvd N.E.  Reception will immediately follow the interment at Sangre de Cristo Community Hall next door to the church.


     Flowers can be delivered to Sangre De Cristo Catholic Church or in lieu of flowers a donation can be made to the American Lung Association at 5911 Jefferson St. N.E. , Albuquerque, NM, 87109. 



Arrangements entrusted to:

Riverside Funeral Home of Albuquerque

225 San Mateo Blvd. NE

(505) 764-9663



Tara Cruz Feb 01 ,2019

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Maria A Feb 04 ,2019

What a wonderful long life your loved one had, Psalm 90:10 says that the days of our years are 70 years, And if because of special mightiness they are 80 years. Special mightiness indeed. May the memories of the wonderful times you shared together bring a smile and joy in your heart.