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Steve E Padilla

January 9, 1941 - November 30, 2012

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Padilla, Steve E.
71, passed away peacefully on Friday, November 30, 2012 surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Los Padillas, NM on January 9, 1941 to Frank and Isabel (Enriquez) Padilla. He was preceded in death by his parents, his daughter, Lydia Ann Padilla, and his beloved bothers and sisters. Steve was a lifelong resident of Socorro. He was a very friendly man and never met a stranger. He enjoyed his cup of coffee every morning and watching Western movies, boxing, and cartoons with his great grandchildren. Steve loved deer hunting and he often took long walks. He was a very particular man when it came to his yard, he kept it always looking perfect. You could often find him raking the yard, chopping and stacking the wood, or shining his boots just right. Steve was a miner in his early years. He worked as a heavy equipment operator for the City of Socorro and also devoted many years of service to New Mexico Tech. He also often helped many families in need with laying their loved ones to rest and would dig graves. Above all Steve was a very devoted husband, father, and grandfather, he cherished and loved all of his family dearly. Steve is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Rosie (Ramon) Padilla; his devoted daughter, Nadine Fernandez and husband, Jesus; his loving grandchildren, Dana Lynn Chavez-Baca; Richard Steven Chavez Jr.; Beatrice Corrine Fernandez; and Raquela Elena Fernandez; seven great grandchildren and one on the way; his brother, George Padilla; his siter, Mariana Salas; and many other loving family members. A Visitation will be held at the Daniels Family Funeral Services, Socorro Chapel on Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 11:00 am followed by a Funeral Service at 12:00 pm with Pastor Annie Rincon officiating. Interment will take place in the Socorro Cemetery following the services. Pallbearers will be Consuelo Padilla, Filemon Padilla, Jim Albert Willis, Juan Padilla, Richard Chavez Jr., and Roy Padilla. Honorary Pallbearers are Albert Padilla, Anthony S. Baca, Billy Gorret, Colton Card, Daniel Jaramillo, Jesus Fernandez, Joe Gutierrez, Joe Raymond Turrietta, John Marshall, Larry Padilla, Louis Chavez, Lupe Avalos Jr., Manuel Anaya Sr., and Ruben Padilla. To view information or leave a condolence, please visit www.danielsfuneral.com Steve's care has been entrusted to:
Daniels Family Funeral Services
309 Garfield St
Socorro, NM 87801