Victor "Kiko" Ulibarri, Age :43

Sep 26,1976---Jan 01,2020

Victor “Kiko” Ulibarri passed away at Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque, NM on January 1, 2020 at the age of 43.

Victor is predeceased by his mother, Bertha Ulibarri, Grandparents, Daniel & Bernadina Baca, Anselmo Ulibarri, Uncle Charlie Ulibarri, Uncle Eddie Baca, and Cousin Peter Baca.

Victor is survived by loving wife Olivia who he shared a union with for the past 25 years. They were married in Las Vegas, NM on February 2, 2002.

Victor is lovingly remembered by sons: Victor Ulibarri (Diandra Ortega) from Las Vegas, NM, Andres Ulibarri from the family home in Solano, NM and granddaughter Sophia Jae. He is also remembered by his father Victor Ulibarri from Las Vegas, NM, sister Vivian Ulibarri (Eric Roanhorse) and daughters Esperanza and Isabella Sena from Solano, NM. He is also remembered by his father-in-law and mother-in-law Andy and Julia Rivera from Ribera, NM and In-laws: Randy Rivera (Natalia) and their sons Chris Chavez, Ryan Rivera and daughter Gabriella Rivera from Las Vegas, NM, Augustine Rivera (Adrianne “Coco”) and daughters Briana Rivera, Jade Rivera and Preslie Gonzales, Amanda Rivera (Tim Knight), LeeAnn Trujillo(Lawrence) and Alexsandra Rivera all from Albuquerque, NM. He is also remembered by all family members of the Ulibarri, Baca, Rivera and Gonzales Families.

Victor was born in Las Vegas, NM on September 26, 1976. Victor graduated from West Las Vegas High School in 1994 and went on to earn a Bachelor’s in Education from New Mexico Highlands University. Victor worked as a middle school history teacher for the last 18 years at West Las Vegas Middle School where he was affectionately known by his students as “Mr. U”. He also coached high school and middle school boys’ basketball.

Victor enjoyed spending time with his sons fishing, camping, hiking, attending athletic events and routing for his favorite NFL team, the Chicago Bears. He spent time as a spectator at many horse racing events and loved horseback riding. Victor touched many lives throughout his time. He was a husband, father, grandfather, uncle, nephew, cousin and special friend to many.

Recitation of the Most Holy Rosary and Mass of Christian burial will be held at Our Lady Sorrows Church at 9:30 AM on January 11, 2020 at 403 Valencia Street, Las Vegas, NM. Interment to follow at Lagunita, NM. Serving as pallbearers: Matthew Roybal and Curtis Gonzales; Honorary pallbearers: Daniel Tapia, Freddie Martinez, Antoinette “Mona” Roybal, John Vigil, Deidra Martinez, Michael Trujillo, Rick Baca, Lawrence Trujillo, Jason Barela and Augustine Rivera.

Condolences for the family may be offered online at

Arrangements entrusted to the caring professionals of:

Riverside Funeral Home of Santa Fe

3232 Cerrillos Road

(505) 395-9150


Margaret Maese Jan 06 ,2020

Friend ,Los Lunas ,New Mexico

We are so saddened of your husband's loss. We were shocked to say the least. Sending prayers for you the boys a and the rest of the family. May he rest in eternal peace. 😢🙏❤

Eddie Atencio and Family Jan 06 ,2020

Friend ,Las Vegas ,New Mexico

Sending our deepest condolences to the Ulibarri family...... From Eddie Atencio and family...

Raymond & Lorrie Valerio Jan 06 ,2020

Friends ,Peralta ,New Mexico

Dearest Olivia & family: We are so sorry to hear of Kiko's passing. Please know that we are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

Shirley Gallegos Jan 06 ,2020

Friend ,Santa Fe ,New Mexico

Sorry for Your Loss Brutus and all the Family. My Prayers are with you all. God Bless...

Isabel Mascareñas Jan 06 ,2020

Former teacher ,Las Vegas ,New Mexico

Olivia, I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.

Rella Jan 07 ,2020

Olivia, Victor & Andres: Victor touched so many lives during his time with us. He is truly remembered for his love of family, humor and for his unique sense of sharing his terms of endearment. He always knew how to bring joy and laughter to all he encountered. We certainly enjoyed many family gatherings, camping trips and numerous other engagements with all of you. May Victor's joy continue to radiate in all you do. May students he's taught recall his teaching methods and the way he made learning history that much more enjoyable. I'm sure each and every one of us has a story of when Vic impacted our life. May Victor's legacy live on through the memories and stories we have of him. We love you all dearly, Rella, Curtis, Helenea, Mikayla and Laila Gonzales

WLV Dons Football Jan 07 ,2020

Students & colleagues ,Las Vegas ,New Mexico

There are no words that can ease the pain that you're feeling. Our deepest thoughts and condolences are with your family in their time of need. Our prayers are with you.

Thomas Gonzales Jan 10 ,2020

Friend ,Gonzales Ranch ,New Mexico

Very sorry for your lost to all the Ulibarri and the Rivera family.

Star gulley Jan 14 ,2020

Student ,Las Vegas nm ,New Mexico

So sorry