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Cristobal D Marquez

October 12, 1938 — May 1, 2023

Santa Fe, NM

Cristobal D Marquez

Cristobal D. Marquez, 84, passed away at his home in Santa Fe, NM on Monday, May 1, 2023.

Cristobal was born on October 12, 1938, in La Loma, NM to the home of David and Maria (Velasquez) Marquez. Cristobal was raised and attended school in La Loma. He married Maria Celia Griego on May 5, 1960, at San Jose Catholic Church in Anton Chico, NM. A lifelong Catholic, Cristobal was a member of San Jose Catholic Church in Anton Chico.

Cristobal retired from the State of New Mexico after over 30 years of dedicated service, served as Anton Chico Land Grant President from 1983–2017, was on the Hormigozo Ditch Commission in La Loma for over 30 years, and was a Guadalupe County Commissioner from 1993-1996. Cristobal dedicated his life to his family, community, and friends through his involvement with these organizations.

Cristobal farmed and ranched in La Loma, was very active in politics, enjoyed playing poker and most especially enjoyed the time he spent with his family.

Cristobal is preceded in death by his parents David and Maria Marquez, siblings Venero Marquez, Ralph Marquez, Christine Martinez, Gabe Marquez, and David T. “Lolo” Marquez.

Survivors include his loving wife of 62 years, Celia Marquez of the family home in Santa Fe, children: David Marquez (Phyllis) of Albuquerque, Brian Marquez (Virginia Sotelo) of Anton Chico and Loretta Marquez of Santa Fe, grandchildren: Christopher Gutierrez, CJ Marquez, Corey Flores, Kaitlyn Marquez, Lila Marquez and Alyssa Marquez, great-grandchildren: Christopher Ryan Gutierrez and Nathan Gutierrez, siblings: Bertha Gomez of Edgewood and Herman Marquez of Missouri. Other survivors include a host of nephews, nieces, family, and friends.

Recitation of the Most Holy Rosary, immediately followed by the Funeral Service will be Saturday, May 6, 2023, at 11am at San Jose Catholic Church in Anton Chico with Deacon Marvin Marquez officiating the services.

Burial will follow at San Jose Cemetery in Anton Chico with Christopher Gutierrez, CJ Marquez, Corey Flores, Albert Lee Marquez, Richard Martinez, Elauterio Martinez Jr., Christopher Correa, and Michael Griego serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Kaitlyn Marquez, Lila Marquez, Alyssa Marquez, Christopher Ryan Gutierrez, and Nathan Gutierrez.

Services are under the direction of Chavez Funeral Home, 923 S. Third St., Santa Rosa, NM 88435.  575-472-3369.  To place an online condolence or tribute, please visit www.chavezfuneralhome.com.

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