Riverside Funeral Home Albuquerque Los Lunas Santa Fe New Mexico


Hilario N. Leyba
March 03, 1932 -- January 02, 2019

Hilario N. Leyba, born March 3, 1932, passed away on January 2, 2019 surrounded by Tillie, his loving wife of 66 years and family.

Hilario honorably served in the United States Army. In his lifelong career as a lath and plasterer, he founded his own business, Leyba Lath and Plaster, which is still family owned and operated. He also worked for the U.S. National Park Service preserving historical sites. He loved music and was a talented musician and proud member of Los Rancheros Allegres. He enjoyed being around his horses, coaching basketball, and his most cherished moments were spent with his family.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Natividad and Tomasita Leyba, sister Predicanda, brother-in-laws, Demetrio and Joe Leyba, son-in-law Jessie Encinias and grandsons Jude Encinias and Christopher Varela.

He is survived by his wife Tillie, children Leroy (Charlotte), Gilbert (Bernadette), Leo (Abbie), Martha, Geno (Roselyn), Debra (Andrew), Nikki (Mark), 12 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great-grandchildren, sisters Rose and Lucy, brother Ralph Leyba, mother-in-law Rosalia Tapia and many other relatives and friends.

Services will take place at St. Anthony’s Parish in Pecos, NM. Viewing will begin at 6:00 pm on January 6, 2019 followed by the Rosary. Funeral Mass will be held on January 7, 2019 at 10:00 am, Burial will immediately follow at the Rowe Cemetery with full military honors as afforded by the US Army.  To view the full obituary and to sign the on-line guest register for Hilario, please go to 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.