Linda Barela Apodaca, Age :76

Oct 23,1944---Mar 15,2021

Linda Barela Apodaca

1944 – 2021

Linda, 76, was a resident of Los Lunas from 2004 until March 15, 2021 and was a member of San Clemente Catholic Church.

Linda was a native of Clovis, NM from 1944-1981. She presided in Roswell from 1981-2004.

Linda is preceded in death by her parents, her dad Juan Barela and mom Ruben Barela (Griego).

She is survived by her husband Antonio Apodaca; they were joined in matrimony for 56 years.

She is survived by her children, AnnaMarie Apodaca, Lisa Apodaca (Frederick Archuleta), Antonio Apodaca Jr. (Kelly Griffin), Julie Salcido (Frankie), 7 grandchildren, 4 great- grandchildren and many loving nieces and nephews.

Linda enjoyed going to the casinos and playing her penny machines. She traveled occasionally to Laughlin, NV to give her luck a chance. Linda loved her family as well as her friends, she was active with the Senior Center and was always willing to lend a hand.

Linda was a foster grandparent with the Belen schools for many years assisting and working with children. Linda was a beautiful soul, her love for children kept her busy in her retirement years.

She was the matriarch of the family and always kept her family in check while taking care of her beloved husband Antonio.

Linda was a devout Catholic, her faith was her foundation that provided her strength for all that knew her. She loved praying the Rosary and attending mass on Sundays and if she could, she would walk the Tome Hill. Her love for the Lord made her transition from earth to heaven peacefully, she was welcomed by all her family that preceded her in death.

Due to Covid Restrictions, services will be held at a later date to be announced then.

Please sign Linda’s online tribute at of Los Lunas, NM. 820 Main Street NE, Los Lunas, NM. 87031.


Arrangements Entrusted to:

Riverside Funeral Home - Los Lunas

820 Main Street NE, Los Lunas, NM 87031



Jerry & Linda Martinez Mar 18 ,2021

My son & daughter’s mother ,Albuquerque ,New Mexico

With heart felt sorrow we extend our condolences to Tony Apodaca and his immediate family. Linda will certainly be missed by all those, she touched, and those who touched her. We will miss this wonderful and beautiful lady. We will miss her laughter, her friendship and most of all her kindness. ‘Linda, my wife Linda and I want to thank you for all the wonderful memories we all shared together as a family’. We will cry for you, but we will cry tears of happiness not sadness because today you will spend your time for ever with Jesus Christ AND past relatives and friends. You are now 1 with the 1. We will miss you!!!

Jungers Family Mar 18 ,2021

Friend ,Glorieta ,New Mexico

We would like to send are condolences and love to all the family and to our friend Lisa and her son Andrew who we love we send comfort, love, strength in Jesus name ❤️

Roselia Vicuna Garcia Mar 18 ,2021

Cousin ,Clovis ,New Mexico

So sorry to hear of your loss, my prayers are with you Tony and your son and daughters. Lots of love for all of you.

Frankie Salcido Mar 18 ,2021

Son in law ,Albuquerque

Mother n law, is what I called you. I loved you from the very first time. Yo in allowed me to become part of the family and always treated me as a son. You will be missed and never forgotten. Our family will keep you close to our heart. We know that you no longer suffer and some day well be together again. Missing you!

Grandma Liz Mar 19 ,2021

Foster Grandma ,Los Lunas ,New Mexico

So Sry For Your Loss ..Condolences.. Grandma Liz @ The Foster Grand Parent In Los Lunas..🙏🏼

Scott & Mary Hicks & Family Mar 21 ,2021

Friends of the Family ,Roswell ,New Mexico

We offer our heartfelt condolences to the Apodaca family for the loss of a beautiful soul. We send our love and prayers that Christ may comfort and console and heal your hearts.

Duane Chavez Mar 22 ,2021

Friend ,Bernalillo ,New Mexico

My condolences to the family! God bless you all during this difficult time. Hold on to those cherished memories you all shared. May God give you all comfort and peace. Love to the family! Duane L. Chavez

Kathy Mar 22 ,2021

Cousin ,Albuquerque ,New Mexico

Our Deepest Condolences to the family! Prayers for comfort and peace God Bless Kathy, Conrad, Phillip, Albert, Andrew Dulcie Padilla And Family