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Eloy Tapia

May 1, 1934 — June 30, 2019

Eloy Tapia, age 85, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and brother, passed away peacefully, Sunday, June 30, 2019 while surround by his loving family. He was born in Tapia, NM and was a resident of Bernalillo, NM.  Eloy was a proud Veteran of the United States Navy, who served his country during the Korean Conflict.

Throughout his life he was a rancher, sailor, copper miner, milkman, police officer, MVD judge, and EEO officer.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Porfirio and Casimira Tapia; his eldest son, Ruben; siblings, William, Pete, Pilo, Lou West, Kenny Quintana, and Tilly.

Eloy  is survived by his wife of 63 years, Evangeline P. Tapia; his children, Diane, Lorella, Suzette Gonzales and husband Mario, Steve, Jeanette and Rory Wicks, Xavier and Bernadette Tapia; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Also surviving are his siblings, Stella Gonzales, Eliza Romero, Maida and Jo Sanchez, Joanne and George Robbins; and other numerous loving relatives and friends.  Eloy will be greatly missed by his loving family and by those whose lives he touched.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, July 12, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Anne's Parish, 511 Alicia Street, Santa Fe, NM 87501.  Interment will follow at 11:15 a.m. at Santa Fe National Cemetery.

Eloy's care is entrusted to:
Daniels Family Funeral Services
Alameda Mortuary
9420 Fourth St. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87114
(505) 898-3160

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Service Schedule

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Mass of Christian Burial

Friday, July 12, 2019

Starts at 9:30 am (Mountain time)

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Friday, July 12, 2019

Starts at 11:15 am (Mountain time)

Santa Fe National Cemetery

501 N Guadalupe St, Santa Fe, NM 87501

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