Riverside Funeral Home Albuquerque Los Lunas Santa Fe New Mexico


Maricela Leyva
December 12, 1986 -- December 27, 2018

On Thursday, December 27,  2018, Maricela Leyva, better known as Mari, loving mother, sister, daughter, aunt, and friend too many, passed away at age 32.

Maricela was born on December 12, 1986 in Albuquerque, NM to Jose and Maria Leyva. She received her degree in Computer Science in 2012 and was part of the University of New Mexico PFS IT department as a System Analyst.

Mari had a passion for life. She loved to love and made sure everyone around her felt her love. She loved music and laughter, friend gatherings and family time but most of all loved being a mom. She was known for her beautiful smile, her free spirit and her compassion and kindness for others.

Mari is survived by her daughter Arianna, parents Jose and Maria, boyfriend David, Sisters Guadalupe, Luna and Vanessa, nieces Karina, Idaly and Ximena and nephews Christian, David, Daniel and Eric.

 A funeral service will be held on Thursday, January 3, 2019 at 9:00am at St. Anne's Catholic Church located at 1400 Arenal Rd. SW 87105.


Arrangements entrusted to:

Riverside Funeral Home of Albuquerque

225 San Mateo Blvd NE

(505) 764-9663



Susana Sykes January 08, 2019

ex co-worker RIO RANCHO , New Mexico

I am truly sorry for your loss, Maricela was the most beautiful person and human I have met, she was always so sweet and funny, full of love, strong before being a mother and even stronger after her baby girl came into her world. I just saw of her passing today and I am complete shock. My prayers and thoughts are with the family and her little Angel.

Adela Suarez January 12, 2019

Santa Fe , New Mexico

Mis condolencias a la familia... se el dolor que produce la muerte y por eso comparto con la familia la esperanza que da la Biblia en el libro de Juan 5:28,29 alli Dios nos asegura que habra una resureccion. Podemos estar seguros de que podremos abrasar de nuevo a nuestros seres queridos que se han dormido en la muerte. Para saber mas puede escribirme o visitar JW.org