Riverside Funeral Home Albuquerque Los Lunas Santa Fe New Mexico


Clyde Joseph Apodaca

Clyde Joseph Apodaca, Age 83, a lifelong resident of New Mexico, Passed away Saturday July 7th 2018.  He was born June 3rd 1935 in Trementina, New Mexico.  Raised in Las Vegas, NM, attended Robertson High School where he played football.  He also attended Highlands University. Clyde was a proud U.S. Marine and served during the Korean War of which he was very proud.  He retired from the State of New Mexico Department of Motor Vehicles.  He was a long time member of the Post 13 in Albuquerque.


He was preceded in death by parents Celedon and Dominga Lovato-Apodaca. Sister Elvira Terwilliger, Brother Jimmy Apodaca, Brother Billy (Bimbo) Cook.  He is survived by his wife Joni Apodaca, Sister Frances Apodaca-Gandara and husband Tony. Daughter Denise Apodaca, daughter Carla Muniz and husband Albert. Daughter Karen Pahuma and husband Greg.  Step daughter Suzi Sanchez, stepsons Robert and Carlos Sanchez. Grandchildren Adrianne Apodaca, Angel Apodaca, Sonya Apodaca, Nicole Pahuma, Britney Sanchez, Santana Sanchez, Jolissa Landeros, Zachary Allen, Hailey Allen and 13 great grandchildren; This includes several Nieces and Nephews.  Clyde’s family would like to send a heartfelt thank you to the Wellesley Care Home for the exceptional personal care they provided our father, husband, and grandfather.

Arrangements entrusted to:

Riverside Funeral Home of Los Lunas

820 Main Street NE

(505) 565-1700


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Julio Apodaca July 12, 2018

Ex son-in-law albuquerque , New Mexico

Condolences to the family of Clyde Apodaca, Clyde was a good man, thoughtful, considerate and caring...he will greatly be missed. A special Angel will greet him in the gates of heaven.

Pat Parker Miler July 12, 2018

friend Albuquerque , North Dakota

Dear Joni and family,, Just know that you and all the family are in our thoughts and prayers. Love from, Pat Parker Miler

anthony eliud coull (esquibel) July 12, 2018

cousin rio rancho , New Mexico

So sorry to hear of my cousin's passing. Shame on me for having lost touch with my family.

Richard and Patricia Garcia July 13, 2018

friend Los Lunas , New Mexico

We would like to send our sincere condolences to Clyde's family and Joni. We will miss seeing him at Arthur's Matanzas.

Art (Mannie) Trujillo July 13, 2018

Friend Las Vegas , New Mexico

I remember Clyde fondly. His family lived only a block away from our house. ALWAYS, Clyde was generous, as the only one of my friends who owned a basketball and had a goal in his back yard. I appreciate Clyde's kindness and especially his willingness to help us younger kids pick up techniques of football, basketball and baseball. I have always admired Clyde and his family: Elvira, Jimmy and Frances. As a pre-teen, I would enjoy attending Las Vegas High School games to watch him play.

Regina Neil July 16, 2018

Acquaintance Pleasantville , New Jersey

To the family, sorry to read that you lost your loved one my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time ! Isa35:3,4) 2cor1:3,4)

Ronald Otero July 29, 2018

Friend los lunas , New Mexico

I am so sorry to here of the passing of clyde I worked with him also at the Motor Vehicle Division just heard I am so so sorry my Prayers go out to you Joni and your Family