Obituary: Samuel Christobal Griego Of Velarde


Obituary: Samuel Christobal Griego Of Velarde

Samuel Christobal “Sam Goodies” Griego, 89, a resident of Velarde, Passed away peacefully at home in his sleep on Thursday, August 27, 2015, one day shy of his 90th Birthday. He was born on August 28, 1925.

Samuel was preceded in death by his daughter, Geraldine Griego; parents, Bernabe and Elena Griego; brothers and sisters, Juan Andres Griego and wife Cipricia, Manuel Griego and wife Elenor, Celestino Griego and wife Margret, Ernesto Griego and Alice Griego and husband Eliseo Griego, as well as numerous other loving relatives.

Samuel was always very cheerful and loved joking. He always had a piece of candy or sweets for everyone, hence his nick name Sam Goodies. He will be dearly missed by those who knew and loved him.

Samuel is survived by the mother of his children, Lorraine Griego-Hernandez of Velarde; children, Frances Griego of Espanola, Rudy, Ronnie, and Hector Griego all of Velarde; sister, Lorraine Minnie Chavez of Albuquerque; sister-in-law, Lugarda Griego of Dixon, and numerous loving grandchildren, relatives and friends.

Public visitation will begin on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. at the Apostalic Praise Temple in Dixon, with a Devotional Service to follow at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at the Apostalic Praise Temple, with a burial to follow at the Apostalic Praise Temple Cemetery in Dixon.

Serving the family as pallbearers Rudy Griego, Ronnie Griego, Hector Griego, Sammy Griego, Jonathan Lucier and Isaac Quintana, honorary pallbearers, Yvette Rivera, Veronica Quintana, Angel Quintana, Alexis Knight, Brianna Knight, Ryan Rivera, Vivian and Jasmine Hernandez.


The family of Samuel Christobal Sam Goodies Griego has entrusted the care of their loved one to the DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Española Valley.