Riverside Funeral Home Albuquerque Los Lunas Santa Fe New Mexico


Helen Padilla
October 17, 1933 -- June 11, 2018

Helen Padilla, 84 went to be with our Lord on June 11, 2018. 
 She is proceeded in death by her parents Eugenio and Eufelia Vigil and several siblings.
She is survived by her husband of 58 years Alfonso Padilla; their children Judy Ortiz (Ernest), Trish Martinez (Loren), Alfonso Padilla Jr. (Sally), Joe Padilla; grandchildren Thomasinia (Antonio), Ernest Jon, Lee, Julian (Vandora), Estevan, Alenna, Arianna, Raquel, Andrea (Rico), Dawn; great-grandchildren Isaiah, Noah, Samuel, Vivianna, Alique;  several godchildren, sisters Virginia Trujillo and Angelina Romero, sister- in-law Helen Maestas, brother-in-laws Roger Padilla(Cecilia) Gilbert Padilla (Connie) and numerous loving relatives.
A Rosary will be recited at 6:00pm Wednesday June 13th at Santa Maria de la Paz.   The Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday June 14th at 10:00 am also at Santa Maria de la Paz with interment to follow at the Santa Fe National Cemetery at 2:15 pm.

Arrangements entrusted to:

Riverside Funeral Home of Santa Fe

3232 Cerrillos Road

(505) 395-9150

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Chris Trujillo June 13, 2018

Riverside Funeral Home of Santa Fe

We are deeply sorry for the loss of your beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin, Godmother, and friend. It is our desire to offer and provide guidance and assurance to you during this difficult time. We want to send you, our heartfelt condolences, and wish you and your family everlasting memories and peaceful reflection. May God comfort you and provide you strength. Please accept our gratitude for placing your trust in us to care for Helen, it is our privilege and honor to serve your family. Our warmest regards, Chris Trujillo and the entire staff of Riverside Funeral Home of Santa Fe

Yvonne Olguin-Padilla June 13, 2018

Friend New Bern , North Carolina

My deepest condolences to the family of Helen Padilla. May god give you the strength during this trying time.

Ariana Ulibarri June 13, 2018

Friend Grants , New Mexico

Sorry for your loss. Condolences to all.

Cindy Grimes June 13, 2018

Friend Goode , Virginia

We are sending our warmest condolences and expressions of sorrow for the loss of your dear Helen. May the word of God and the good memories you shared bring comfort, peace and a hope for the future. Kind regards,

Bill F June 13, 2018

, Nevada

My sincere condolences to the family and friends, so sorry for your loss. Please find comfort in knowing that Jehovah God will soon resurrect our dear loved ones (John 5:28-29). Oh how we long for the day when pain, suffering and death will be no more, these former things will have passed away (Revelation 21:3-5).

Robert D. Ortiz June 24, 2018

Friends MOTHER Santa Fe , New Mexico

Our Sincere Sympathy Goes Out To The VIGIL AND PADILLA Families. HELEN Was A STRONG LADY And WILL BE MISSED BY ALL WHO KNEW HER. [REST IN PEACE], The ORTIZ Family, Mary,Sylvia,Robert And Jerry.