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Manuel S. Ulibarri

August 9, 1926 — February 4, 2015

A rosary for Manuel Ulibarri, 88 of Santa Rosa will be held at 9am Saturday, February 7, 2015 followed by the Mass of Christian Burial with Father Sotero A. Sena officiating. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery. Manuel Secundino Ulibarri was born August 9, 1926 in Colonias, NM to the home of Manuel Ulibarri Sr. and the former Beneranda Romo. He passed away at his home Wednesday, February 4, 2015. Manuel attended school in Colonias and Santa Rosa where he graduated from High School. He married Viola Martinez in Santa Rosa. Manuel worked in law enforcement with the Santa Rosa City Police Department and the Guadalupe County Sheriff's Department where he served as Sheriff. He later worked as a custodian for the Santa Rosa Public Schools and following his retirement he worked at McDonalds. He volunteered as a Foster Grandparent at the Santa Rosa Elementary School for seven years. He spent his time reading his bible, and meeting with his friends and family for coffee. Manuel is preceded in death by his parents, his wife Viola Ulibarri in 2002, three sons Anthony Martinez, Timmy Ulibarri, and Jerry Ulibarri, a grandson Leroy Ulibarri Jr., three sisters Carlota Elliott, Lucille Padilla, and an infant sister. He is survived by nine daughters and four sons, Corrine Chavez and husband Erminio of Santa Rosa, Sylvia Gutierrez and husband Jerry of Albuquerque, Yolanda Acosta and husband Diego of Amarillo, TX, Margaret Rodriguez and husband Alfonso of Clovis, Angela Martinez and husband Ted of Santa Rosa who are his daughters from his first marriage, Shirley Sena and husband Faustin of Edgewood, Violet Abeyta and husband Herman of Santa Rosa, Joanne Gutierrez and husband Gene of San Diego, CA, Eileen Porras and husband Arturo of El Paso, TX, sons Thomas Ulibarri and wife Frances of Santa Rosa, Leroy Ulibarri and wife Yolanda of Albuquerque, Peter Ulibarri and wife Eileen of Rio Rancho, and Matthew Ulibarri and wife Emily of Santa Rosa. Also surviving are four siblings, a sister Josephine Quintana and husband Albert of Roswell, three brothers Orlando Ulibarri of Clovis, Alex Ulibarri and wife Josie of Santa Rosa, George Ulibarri and wife Josie of Colonias, his wife's brothers Thomas Martinez and wife Candie of Colorado Springs, CO, Horacio Martinez and wife Diana of Santa Fe, Pat Martinez and wife Renida of Albuqueque, along with a host of grand, great-grand, and great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. All arrangements are under the direction of Chavez Funeral Home, 923 S. Third Street, Santa Rosa, NM. (575) 472-3369. www.chavezfuneralhome.com
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