Don Daniel Atencio of Albuquerque, NM, born on February 18, 1974, and departed from this world on September 12, 2023. He was a beloved husband, father, son, brother, and a passionate seeker of knowledge.
Don was married to his wife, Kit Atencio, for 25 years, a testament to their love and commitment. Together, they raised two wonderful sons, Reese and Aidan, who were a source of pride and joy throughout his life.
Don's journey was illuminated by his unwavering curiosity and love for technology. He found solace and purpose in working on computers, always eager to explore the boundless possibilities of the digital realm. Music was a constant companion in his life, providing solace and inspiration during both joyful and challenging moments. Don's love for video games connected him with countless friends and adventures, enriching his life in ways that only virtual worlds can provide.
Don was not content with the surface of things; he was a deep thinker who questioned the world around him. He held strong beliefs in justice and tirelessly sought to address the injustices he saw. His quest for truth led him to explore topics that challenged conventional wisdom, and he was never afraid to ask questions that others might shy away from.
Don leaves behind a legacy of curiosity, compassion, and the belief that knowledge is a powerful tool for change. He will be profoundly missed by his loving family, including his sister Michelle Atencio, his parents, Donald and Shirley Atencio, and many other relatives.
Don's passing reminds us to cherish the moments we have, to question the world around us, and to strive for justice in all its forms. His memory will forever inspire those who had the privilege to know him.
A memorial service to celebrate Don's life will be held on Saturday, October 7, 2023 at Faith Lutheran Church located at 10,000 Spain Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM at 1p.m.
May Don Daniel Atencio rest in peace, his spirit forever alive in our hearts and minds.