Eliseo Saavedra, age 88, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, passed away peacefully, Tuesday, January 21, 2020. He was born in Veguita, NM and was a resident of Albuquerque, NM. Eliseo served our country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He was well known for gardening and selling his chile and making ristras. He also enjoyed going to the casino and most of all spending time with his family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Estanislado and Avenicia Saavedra; his son, Gerald Saavedra; grandchildren, Samantha Saavedra and Greyson Jones; his siblings, Frank Saavedra, Stella Giron, Clorinda Montoya and Leo Saavedra.
Eliseo is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Jennie Saavedra; his children Barbara Montoya and husband Ernie, Stan Saavedra and wife Donna, Sandra Saavedra and husband Odalis; six grandchildren, Charmyne and husband Wayne Jones, Sara Frye, Amanda and husband Raul Torres, Estanislado Saavedra, Emilia Saavedra and partner Chris Wong, Olivia Guzman-Saavedra; and six great grandchildren, Madison, Natalee, Aviana, Amarae, and Mila. Eliseo will be greatly missed by his loving family and by those whose lives he touched.
Visitation will be Tuesday, January 28, 2020 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at St. Therese Catholic Church , 3424 Fourth St., NW, Albuquerque, where a Rosary will be recited at 6:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. also at St. Therese Catholic Church. Interment will follow at the Veguita Cemetery, in Veguita, NM. Honored to serve as Casket Bearers will be Maurice Sanchez, Speedy Sanchez, Jonathan Sanchez, Ernie Montoya, Odalis Guzman, Anthony Crowell, Wayne Jones. Honorary Bearers will be Madison, Natalee, Aviana, Amarae, Desiree and Mila.
Eliseo's care is entrusted to:
Daniels Family Funeral Services
9420 Fourth St. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87114