Riverside Funeral Home Albuquerque Los Lunas Santa Fe New Mexico


Sam Charles Griego


Sam Griego, 61, of Los Lunas, NM passed peacefully in his sleep and went to be with his Lord on Friday 28 September 2018. Sam was born in 1957 in Grants, NM, the fourth son of Elfego and Virginia Griego.

Sam had one passion in life, to preach and live the gospel of Jesus Christ. He gave his life to the Lord in 1980.

He honorably pastored in Moriarty, NM and Los Lunas, NM. He was also an Evangelist.
Sam was the loving husband of 40 years to Barbara and father of Tammy & Joshua and grandfather of Felix, Maximos, Bryce, and Jackson.

Celebration of Life Service will be held on Tuesday 9 October 2018 at 1030AM at The Potter’s House Christian Center.  Located on 8551 Bluewater Rd. NW Albuquerque, NM 87121. 


 Arrangements entrusted to:

Riverside Funeral Home of Los Lunas

820 Main Street NE. (505) 565-1700



Larry Melancon October 04, 2018

Co-worker on Kirtland AFB Albuquerque

I was a co-worker with Sam for about 9 years. He always had a smile and kind word for everyone. He was very good at his job and we haven't gotten along as well since he retired. He loved Jesus and told anyone who would listen when he was asked. He and I often talked about the Lord and even in his illness he was bright and optimistic. He knew heaven was within sight. I have missed him and know his family is grieving. But we will all meet again and celebrate being around God's throne. In Christian Love, Larry Melancon

Geoffrey Naffziger October 04, 2018

Friend/coworker at Kirtland AFB Albuquerque , New Mexico

My thoughts and prayers go to the Griego family at this difficult time. When I heard the news about Sam it hit me hard. We worked together at Kirtland AFB over the last 2 years. He was a very kind upbeat person and a great friend. I will miss him so much. Please feel free to contact me if I can help in any way. My cell is: (760) 808-5527.