Obituary: Ellen “Ellie” Atencio


Obituary: Ellen “Ellie” Atencio

Ellen “Ellie” Atencio, was welcomed home by our Lord and Savior on Monday, September 7, 2015. Ellie was a loving, caring, spiritual woman who was loved by all. She was preceded in death by her parents, Neil and Jean Shay, two brothers, Brenden and Kevin Shay, three stepsons, Valdy, Wilfred and Patrick Atencio, and her beloved husband, Margarito Atencio.

Ellie is survived by her loving children, James Shay and Sharon and Jacob Atencio. Her sisters, Mary Bickley (Bill), Nora Boulware (Mark), Cathy Blume (Walter) and Cecilia Tensky (Bobby). She is also survived by her stepchildren, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and many other loving relatives and friends. Services are pending at this time and will be posted as soon as they become available.

Everyone is invited to join the family for a meal at 11:00 at the Agua Sana Fire Department on Friday, September 11, 2015.


The family of Ellen “Ellie” Atencio has entrusted the care of their loved one to the DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Espanola Valley. 505-747-7477 –