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Sobeida Varos
August 31, 1919 -- December 28, 2018

Sobeida Varos

Sobeida Varos, age 99, went to her eternal rest on December 28th, 2018.  She was a lifelong resident of Valdez, NM.  She was born in Taos, NM on August 31st, 1919.  She was our matriarch, and nothing mattered more to her than family.   She recently became a great great great grandmother marking the rare event of six living generations.  She opened her heart and her home to everyone she met.  She always had a home cooked meal, with vegetables and spices that she grew in her own garden.  She made everyone feel like the closest and most special person to her. She knew no stranger.   She was a lifelong member of Holy Trinity Parish, attending mass her entire life at San Antonio in Valdez.  She was our angel on earth, and we find comfort in the fact that she has taken her rightful place in heaven.  

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jose Leon Garcia and Adelia Padilla, brother Felipe Gonzales, infant children Gloria, Reina, and Maria Erlinda, sons Benito Varos and Orlando Varos, son in laws Rolando Martinez and Joseph Montoya, and grandson Christopher Vigil.

She is survived by her children, Augustina Martinez (Rolando), Elizario Varos (Priscilla), Adelaida Vigil (John), Celso Varos (Priscilla), Fidencio Varos, Annabelle Montoya (Joseph), Patsy Varos, Cathy Muniz (Deciderio), over 100 grandchildren, countless extended family members, and many friends and neighbors.

A viewing will be held on Friday, January 4th at 6pm at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Arroyo Seco, followed by Rosary at 7:00 pm. 

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, January 5th at 10:30 am at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with internment to follow at San Antonio Cemetery in Valdez, NM.  The family invites friends and community to join us for a meal at Holy Trinity Parish hall following the internment.

Please visit the online guest register for Sobeida at www.riversidefunerals.com.

Arrangements entrusted to the caring professionals of:

Riverside Funeral Home of Santa Fe

3232 Cerrillos Road

(505) 395-9150


Maria A January 08, 2019

Dallas , Texas

What a wonderful long life your loved one had, Psalm 90:10 says that the days of our years are 70 years, And if because of special mightiness they are 80 years. Special mightiness indeed. May the memories of the wonderful times you shared together bring a smile and joy in your heart.

Lorretta Gonzales January 10, 2019

friend Arroyo hondo , New Mexico

Dear Patsy, Cathy, and Family: Our heart goes out to you during this sad time of your mom's passing. Just know you were all blessed to have had her for many, many years. That is a true blessing. Thank God you all were able to have her at home to take care of her. May God bless you and our prayers are with you. Siberia was a true beauty with a big heart and beautiful smile. REST IN PEACE SOBEIDA AND FLY WITH THE ANGELS! MITCH N LORRETTA GONZALES ARROYO HONDO NM