Ledes from the Land of Enchantment

LEOPOLDO MOYA Obituary (2022) – Santa Fe, NM

Our loving Lord Jesus called our beloved brother, uncle, and friend home on Sunday, February 20, 2022.
As the sun set, Leopoldo Felix Moya “Leo” took his final soft breath after 92 years of giving love and inspiration to his family.
Leo is preceded in death by his parents, Jose Concepcion Moya and Andrea Griego Moya; Brothers, Carlos B. Moya, Larry A. Moya, Frank Moya, and Sister Angelina Moya.
Leo is survived by his loving sister Helen Moya Garcia; nieces and nephews Natalie Reyes (Jose), Ernestine Jones, JoAnn Ortega (Bob), Shirley Garcia, Marcos Garcia (Annette), Carlos Moya (Frances), Karla Moya Crites (Loren), Christina Vigil (Henry), MaryLou Trujillo (Anthony ), Albert Moya, Frank Moya Jr, and Sisters-in-law, Cecilia Moya and Angie Barreras.
Leo was a lifelong member of the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis. He proudly served in the US Army during the Korean War. In his younger years he worked for Douglas Aircraft in Santa Monica, California. He was a skilled carpenter and painter by trade. An avid bowler, he traveled the US and Canada with his bowling team. He loved the horse races and was a sports aficionado. Leo lived his life to the fullest!
Special thanks to the Veterans Affairs Team: Dr. Good, Hilary Emory, Tiffany Shadle, Stella Trujillo, Edward Rosette and Angel Avila; the dedicated Ambercare providers, Azucena Sotelo, and caregivers and nurses and staff at Casa Real. In his final days, we are grateful to the doctors, nurses, and chaplains of Christ St Vincent Hospital.
A Rosary will be recited on Tuesday, March 29, 2022 at 10:30 AM at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis, where mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:00 AM. Interment with full Military Honors will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery.
Pallbearers include Marcos Garcia, Jose Reyes, Bob Ortega, Gabriel Vargas, Dominic Reyes, and Christopher Jones. Honorary pallbearers include Carlos Moya, Richard Martinez, Joe Maestas, Albert Wheeler, and Roberto Moya.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in his name, Leo Moya, to the Carmelite Monastery, 49 Mount Carmel Road, Santa Fe, NM 87505.
Rivera Family Funerals
and Cremations
417 East Rodeo Rd.
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Phone: (505) 989-7032

Published by Santa Fe New Mexican from Mar. 18 to Mar. 20, 2022.

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