Eufelia C. LaBadie

May 16,1919---Mar 27,2021

On Saturday, March 27, 2021, Eufelia C. LaBadie, the matriarch of the LaBadie family left this world and began her eternal life in heaven.    Born in May of 1919, Eufelia began her happy, long and accomplished life alongside her parents, brothers and sisters on their family farm.  The small community of La Villita would ultimately be where she would reside the majority of her 101 years of life.   There she and her beloved husband Frank would raise their children and enjoy their multitude of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

Family members who preceded Eufelia in death and welcomed her to heaven with loving arms include her parents, Ramoncita and Lucas Martinez, her beloved husband Frank of 60 years, her sons, Gilbert, Frank Jr., and Charles; sister Deluvina Cordova and son-in-law’s, Octavio Romero and Michael Sanchez, Sr.   Eufelia is survived by her children Rita Romero, Olivia Trujillo (Fidencio), Ruben (Mary), Irene Sanchez and Charlene LaBadie and their extensive families. 

During her lifetime, she saw and witnessed so much and experienced a lot of change.  Eufelia was a strong woman who lived through tough times like the Great Depression, Prohibition, the Atomic Bomb, the assignation of JFK.  Eufelia was born at the height of the Spanish flu, also known as the deadly influenza pandemic, caused by the H1N1 influenza A virus.  Recently, she talked at length about how today’s Coronavirus, COVID 19 compared in many ways to what she experienced in her early years of life.  She shared with her family stories of how quarantine in her early years prepared her for what we are experiencing today.  As God’s grace would have it, neither of those world-wide health pandemics she witnessed in her lifetime would come to harm her. Instead, Eufelia experienced stellar health until her sudden and yet peaceful passing.  The tough times she witnessed, were nothing like what we complain about today.  It was those experiences and the grace in which she handled life’s many challenges that made her the resilient woman she was.  Her stern yet understanding qualities made her the remarkable woman, wife, mother, grandmother and friend to many. She was an example of endurance, generosity and self-determination.  A hard worker, she instilled in her children a strong work ethic that they would each carry on in their own lives. 

Eufelia was a faithful and devote member of the Catholic Church.  She understood the power of prayer and importance of having faith in God.  One would often find her in her room, listening to the rosary on the radio or praying in solitude when she wasn’t enjoying her gardens and visitors. Eufelia loved her family; she was a treasure here on earth that will not be forgotten. 

A rosary will be held on April 8, 2021 at 10:30 a.m.at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Ohkay Owingeh, NM.  A mass of Christian burial will follow at 11:00 a.m. with burial to follow at the La Villita Catholic Cemetery.  Carrying Eufelia to her final resting place are Carlos, Aaron, and Slade LaBadie, Eric and Matthew Martinez, and Michael Sanchez, Jr.



Condolences

Daniel Montoya Apr 01 ,2021

Family ,San Diego ,California

My condolences to the LaBadie family. May you cherish the great memories of tia Eufelia and all the joy she gave to you all. She had a life that was well lived and now she is with the Lord. Sending my thoughts and prayers to you all.

Edward & Michelle Apr 02 ,2021

Friend of family ,Santa Fe ,New Mexico

Irene and family Our deepest sympathies, stay strong

Lucas Martinez Apr 04 ,2021

Great nephew ,Alcalde ,New Mexico

We are so sorry for the loss of your Mother. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless you all. Luas, Stephanie,Alicia and Lucas Martinez and Reyes Martinez

Leoma & Frank Coughenour Apr 04 ,2021

Cousin ,Placerville

So sorry to hear of Tias passing. She was such a kind & happy soul. God is surely welcoming her with open arms. Love to all family.

Loretta E. Lavadie Apr 06 ,2021

Neice ,Albuquerque ,New Mexico

Sending my deepest condolences to the LaBadie family. Tia Eufelia was such a sweet, loving Aunt. May she rest peacefully. Daily thoughts and prayers continue.

Maida Martinez Apr 07 ,2021

Charla and Family; extended LaBadie Family: my heartfelt condolences on the passing of your beloved Mother. May Our Dear Lord’s loving presence be your comfort and strength during these difficult days. Vaya con Dios y descanse en Paz, Mrs. LaBadie.

Michael Martinez Apr 07 ,2021

friend ,Alcalde ,New Mexico

Labadie family: Sincerest condolences on the passing of Mrs. Labadie. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Michael and Judy Martinez

MARGARET Chavez Apr 08 ,2021

Friend ,albuquerque ,New Mexico

Rosina Martinez Apr 08 ,2021

friend of Olivia, Rita, and Cora ,Santa Cruz ,New Mexico

Olivia, Rita, and the rest of the Family: My condolences in the death of your beloved mother, and to Cora Montoya for your tia. May she rest in peace. What a blessing to have lived those many years.