Steve D. Encinias “Big Steve, Age :55

Dec 25,1963---Feb 23,2019

Steve D. Encinias “Big Steve” peacefully passed away February 23, 2019 in Albuquerque, NM surrounded by his loved ones.  He was born December 25, 1963 in Las Vegas NM. He is preceded in death by his father Toribio Encinias Jr. He is survived by his mother Angie Ludi, Daughters Malorie Encinias, Jessica Vanover and dog daughter Sweetie. Sisters Gerri Jimenez, Lorene Swan, and husband Brian Swan, brothers Alex Encinias, wife Angela Encinias and Nathan Miles. Grandchildren Angelina and Joseph Griego and Gabriella and Melanie Garcia. Nieces Olivia and Sophia Jimenez, Donna Miller, Genevieve and Dorothy Encinias, and nephew Adam Swan, Special friends: Shana Giesler, Sarah Moya and too many other wonderful friends to mention.

A memorial Service will be held Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 11:00am at Praise Chapel Albuquerque 417 Palomas Dr SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108. 


Arrangements entrusted to:

Riverside Funeral Home of Albuquerque

225 San Mateo NE



Carlos and Holly Griego Feb 28 ,2019

Malorie’s step sister ,Albuquerque ,New Mexico

My prayers and thoughts go out to the family!! Steve will be missed greatly.

Tina Feb 28 ,2019

Friend ,Edgewood ,New Mexico

I am so sorry for your loss! Jessica Vanover my thoughts and prayer for you and your family.

alexander seay Feb 28 ,2019

Sorry to have read about the death of your loved one. Death is such a terrible enemy of mankind. I know that at this very painful moment there is very little I can say in order to comfort you. However, when you have a moment, please reflect on this promise from Isaiah 25: 8,9. In part it says," He will actually swallow up death forever". At the creators's appointed time he will see to it that death among the human family will be a thing of the past. For more encouraging information please visit

Felicia Sandoval Mar 01 ,2019

Malorie and Sarah's friend ,Albuquerque ,New Mexico

Sorry for your loss 🙏 for you and your family! Love you!

Shana Mar 01 ,2019

Friend ,Albuquerque ,New Mexico

My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family. Steve will be missed.

Maria A Mar 01 ,2019

So very sorry for the tragic loss of your dear loved one. Life seems so unfair to lose someone so dear to you. The Bible provides true comfort for grieving families. Revelation 21:4; tells us: “And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore.” May you find comfort in these words and your loving memories.

Lora Mar 02 ,2019

Friend ,Alb ,New Mexico

My heart goes out to your family with their loss. I pray God’s love and comfort surround you and carry you through this difficult and painful time. Peace and love to you and yours.

Amaris Mar 03 ,2019

Friend ,Santa Clara ,New Mexico

Steve was a good friend who showed up when it really counted. Dream sweet in heaven Big Steve. My family will always be grateful for you. My sincerest condolences to all who love you ❤ Till next time....

Doug Mar 05 ,2019

Friend of Angie ,Albuquerque ,New Mexico

Angie and family, Please know that you are loved and cared for during this time of grief and mourning. I'm saddened for your loved ones passing and hope you find comfort in the Lord. I join you in your sorrow and am praying for you all. God's grace and peace be with you in Christ Jesus

Angela Mar 09 ,2019

Family friend ,Albuquerque ,New Mexico

I am so sorry for your loss. I wish I had words that would take away your pain. Please know that you are loved and that Steve is resting calmly and peacefully and that he will always with you. God bless you all.

Charles Wiley Mar 09 ,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 You can view and download it free at Just select Search on the top search bar and enter “Help for Those Who Grieve” Sincere condolence.