Juan F. Tapia Sr., Age :77

Jul 10,1941---Feb 24,2019

Juan F. Tapia Sr., (77) a resident of Santa Fe, New Mexico peacefully passed away on February 24, 2019 surrounded by his family and loved ones.  Juan was born July 10, 1941 in Las Vegas, N.M. to George Tapia and Eufracia Tapia.  Juan proudly served 2 years in the United States Army as a Tank Driver.  In 1964, he attended Barber School in Pueblo, CO where he received his license and became the proud owner of a Barber Shop on Galisteo St. until 1971.  In 1972 he opened his construction business:  Juan F. Tapia General Contractor.  He ran the business together with his son Juan F. Tapia Jr. until 2008.  He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police, American Legion, and was the Governor of the Moose Lodge in the 60s.  He was a very active member of the APA pool league.  

Juan was preceded in death by his parents, George Tapia and Eufracia Tapia.  He is survived by wife, Judy Tapia; children:  Juan F. Tapia Jr. (Velma), Rachael Tapia, Christy Morgan and Anthony Tapia (fiancée Monique Garcia);  grandchildren:  Erica Romero (Mario), Juan F. Tapia III (Erminia), Phillip Morgan and Stephanie Valdez; siblings: Ernest Tapia (Patty) of Pueblo, CO and Irene Esquibel of Las Vegas, N.M; six great grandchildren:  Angelo, Markos, Izayah, Mariah,  Juan IV,  Anthony and many brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives, and many friends.

A rosary will be recited at 10:15 am on Friday, March 8, 2019 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church with funeral mass to follow at 11:00 am.  The interment will follow at the Santa Fe National Cemetery at 12:45 pm.  Reception followed at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church Lamy Hall.

Arrangements entrusted to the caring professionals of

Riverside Funeral Home of Santa Fe

3232 Cerrillos Road

(505) 395-9150


Maria A Mar 01 ,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.

Rose Lee Tatum Mar 01 ,2019

Cousin ,Belen ,New Mexico

Judy, my condolences to you and your family. Prayers and hugs.

Alfonso & Vioma Trujillo Mar 04 ,2019

Judy, and familia it was with great sadness we read about Juan entering his place in the arms of God. We pray that you will find comfort in knowing how well loved he was and how wonderful his gift of laughter shared with us meant . Peace be in your hearts and blessings. Juan shower your family with your love from heaven and help them heal reminding them with memories. Rest in Peace good friend. Love Alfonso, Vioma and Sons

Isabel Garcia Mar 04 ,2019

Friend ,Santa Cruz ,New Mexico

Judy and family my prayers, God takes care all.

Margie Esquibel Mar 11 ,2019

Niece ,Lakewood ,Colorado

Judy, Anthony, John Frank, Rachel and all the family, I want to express my sadness over the loss of my Uncle Johhny. I didn't here about his passing until yesterday. Please know I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Sending love and hugs.