Obituary: Christina L. Griego Of La Madera


Obituary: Christina L. Griego Of La Madera

CHRISTINA L. GRIEGO, 86, a lifelong resident of La Madera, died peacefully in her home on Monday, Sept. 28, 2015. Christina was preceded in death by her husband, Antonio S. Griego; children, Stanley A. Griego, Leo Griego and Loretta Griego; grandson, Mark M. Martinez; parents, Juan Bautista and Elena Lovato and several siblings. Christina along with her husband owned and operated La Pasada Store in La Madera for 45 years. She loved gardening, quilting and embroidery. She was a devoted, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend.

Christina is survived by her children, Mary Agnes Martinez and husband Manuel of Española, Janet Malcom and husband Jack of La Mesilla, Debra Griego and partner Steve Carlisle of Santa Fe, and Sandra Griego of Las Cruces; daughter-in-law, Augusta Griego of La Madera; grandchildren, Thomas, Donald and David Griego, James Malcom, Patricia Carr, Matthew Martinez and Lorrie Griego; brother and sisters, Levi Lovato of Las Tablas, Dora Sanchez and husband Nestor of Farmington, Alice Martinez and husband Carlos of Solano, NM and Glenn Lovato and wife Helen of Ojo Caliente; 16 great-grandchildren; care givers, Mayra Castro-Oliva and her children Norlan and Eric, Socorro Perez and Fedelina Castillo, and numerous other relatives and friends.

A Wake was recited on Thursday, October 1, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Peace of DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory. Mass of Christian burial was celebrated Friday, October 2, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at the Family Plot in La Madera, with burial following. Serving as honorary pallbearers are all her grandchildren.


The family of Christina L. Griego has entrusted the care of their loved one to the DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Espanola Valley. 505-747-7477 –