Christine E. Mondragon, Age 55, died unexpectedly on May 6, 2019 in a tragic car accident. Her radiant soul will be truly missed by many friends and family. Displaying her love, faith and trust in God, she lived up to the definition of her name Christine: True believer in Christ.
She was born in Albuquerque, NM on March 11, 1964, She attended both Albuquerque High and Rio Grande high schools and graduated from Rio Grande with the class of 1982. She then attended college in Las Cruces, NM at NMSU and was led to focus on nursing because of her love for people. She didn't become a nurse but met the love of her life, Robert Mondragon of Taos, NM whom she later married. Christine has worked at many restaurants, Wal-Mart, the U.S. Forest Service, and for the U.S. Postal Service where she was an exemplary employee for 31 years. Throughout her life, Christine loved cooking, baking, fellowshipping with people, taking pictures, and napping with her husband at the movies.
Christine is preceded in death by her sister Suzanne; brother Gary; sister-in-law Renee; nephew Sean; brother-in-law Andy; and mother-in-law Stella. She is survived by her husband of 27 years, Robert; her children, Robert Joseph (wife Melissa), Eric (fiancé Julia), Kristin and Lauren; her grandchildren; Vicente, Alessandra, Eliza and Benjamin; her parents, Joseph and Angela Jacquez; siblings, Joey, Sharon (Gary) and Carol (Travis); father-in-law Lino E. Mondragon; sisters-in-law, Cecilia, LoriAnn (Hilario) and Teresa; brother-in-law; Joseph; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and countless friends who absolutely adored her.
Viewing will be Thursday, May 16, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at St. Anne's Catholic Church, 1400 Arenal Rd, SW, Albuquerque 87105, where a shared Rosary with her younger brother Gary, will be recited at 7:00 p.m. A Celebratory Service will be conducted Friday, May 17, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Calvary Chapel of Albuquerque, 4001 Osuna Rd., NE. Interment will follow at Sandia Memory Gardens, 9500 San Pedro NE, Albuquerque 87113. Casket Bearers will be Alfred Padilla, Hilario D. Serrano, Ryan Good, Thomas Garcia, Brian M. Duran, Chon Owens, and Travis Sutherland. Honorary Bearers will be Joey Jacquez, Andrea Jacquez, Cheryl Jacquez, Angelique Martinez, Joshua Jacquez,Amanda Tafoya, Kat Duran, Paul Serrano, Jeremy Serrano, Zachary Serrano, Kevin Coca, Daniel Sanchez, Miquela Black.
Christine's care is entrusted to:
Daniels Family Funeral Services
9420 Fourth St. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87114