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Orlando Tenorio

January 12, 1930 — April 18, 2016

Orlando Tenorio, 86 of Pintada, New Mexico passed away Monday, April 18, 2016 at Summerlin Hospital in Las Vagas, Nevada, He is now resting in paradise. Death is the last chapter in time, but the first chapter in eternity. Orlando (Lando) was born on January 12, 1930, to the home of Santiago and Antonia Padilla Tenorio in Pintada, New Mexico . He attended school in Pintada and worked on the family ranch. He married Dolores Ortega in 1949 in Clovis, New Mexico where he resided until the early 1950’s. Soon after, the family moved to San Fernando, California, so he can pursue a job as a foreman for local 300 construction company. With determination and persistence this opportunity opened up the door for other family members to join him in California. This was the starting point for this construction career. True to his craft he began to make a name for himself all over California and New Mexico. In 1967 he decided to move back to Pintada, New Mexico and help run the family ranch, and continued working in construction taking on projects near and far. Lando was a true rancher, and loved the history of the land. Tending his cows, fixing fences was more of a hobby, then a chore. During his spare time he loved looking for arrowheads, tending his garden, or working on a word search puzzles. He had a contagious smile that would bring out the best in people. Lando was a simple man, but his heart was full of gold. His family and friends loved him dearly. He is preceded in death by his father and mother; Three brothers, Santiago Tenorio Jr, Abran Tenorio, and Porfirio Tenorio; Daughter, Josie Tenorio; Ex -wife, Dolores Ortega and a brother-in-law, Lawrence Reynosa. Survivors include five daughters, Marie Lucero of Las Vegas, NV; Beverly Tenorio of Pintada, NM; Joan Real of Las Vegas, NV; Frances Madrid of Las Vegas, NV; Priscilla Chavez of Santa Rosa, NM; one Son-in-law, Ruben Lucero of Las Vegas, NV;Five grandsons, David Tapia and wife Eva of Laguna Hills, CA; Anthony Tenorio of Las Vegas, NV; Dion Real of Santa Clarita, CA; Jack McKevitt of Las Vegas, NV; Patrick Ortega of Las Vegas, NV; Seven granddaughters, Annette Hoyt of Las Vegas, NV; Lorraine Madrid of Las Vegas, NV; Darlene Real of Santa Clarita, CA; Yvette Madrid of Las Vegas, NV; Emilia Mateo of Milwaukee WI;Amber Chavez and Ashley Bailey of Santa Rosa. Fivr great grandsons, Matthew Jimenez of Las Vegas, NV; Deven Real of Santa Clarita, CA; Nathan Gomez of Santa Clarita, CA; Jack McKevitt of Las Vegas, NV; Gabriel Rivera of Santa Rosa and one on the way. Thirteen great granddaughters, Alexa, Cassandra, Natalie, Savannah Tapia of Laguna Hills, CA; Liah, Ashley, Hope, Faith Hoyt of Las Vegas, NV; Tiffany Real of Santa Clarita, CA; Amya Gomez of Santa Clarita, CA; Rowan McKevitt of Las Vegas, NV; Vanessa, Sophia Ortega of Las Vegas, NV; Three 2nd great grandsons, Jonathan Tapia of Laguna Hills, CA; Edward Real of Santa Clarita, CA; Ronald Barns 3rd of Las Vegas, NV; One 2nd granddaughter, Caroline Real of Santa Clarita, CA; Two brothers, Louie Tenorio, of Clovis, NM; brother-in-law Louie Hernandez of Pintada, NM; two sisters, Odelia Hernandez and Magdelena Reynosa of Pintada, NM. Pallbearers: David Tapia, grandson; Anthony Tenorio, grandson; Dion Real, grandson; Jack McKevitt, grandson; Matthew Jimenez, great grandson; ; Nathan Gomez, great grandson; Joe Robert, and Brian Chavez. A rosary will be recited at 6:00pm Thursday April 28, 2016 at Holy Family Church in Pintada, New Mexico, Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:00am Friday April 29, 2016 from the church with Father Sotero Sena officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. All arrangements are under the direction of Chavez Funeral Home, 923 S. Third Street, Santa Rosa, New Mexico. (575) 472-3369.
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Thursday, April 28, 2016

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Friday, April 29, 2016

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Friday, April 29, 2016

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