Merlinda Sena, age 92, passed away Sunday, April 21, 2019. She was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico to Elfego Lopez and Gavina Montoya Lopez. Merlinda loved beautiful and colorful flowers and trees. She would spend all her spare time gardening and working in her yard. She not only maintained the prettiest yard in her neighborhood, she was also known as the Queen of yard sales. She held very successful yard sales at least once every year. She had returning customers who would approach her throughout the year asking when she was going to have her next sale.
Merlinda was preceded in death by her loving husband, Roman O. Sena; son, Richard Sena and his wife Connie; daughter, Diana Palacios; and five siblings. She is survived by her daughter and son in law Sally and Robert Garcia; 5 Grandchildren and 8 Great-Grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Mark McCloskey, Robert Whitehead, Teddy Lopez, Ronnie Lopez, Don Montoya, Rey Montoya. Honorary Pallbearers are Donald Lopez and Larry Lopez. Rosary will be recited on Friday April 26, 2019 at 8:00 a.m., at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, 9502 4th Street NW, Albuquerque, NM. Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 9:00 a.m. Interment immediately following at Gate of Heaven Cemetery.