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Eileen M. "Honey" Tafoya
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“Mama,Well it is almost 5 years since God took you to work in his beautiful garden. Times are definitely hard right now and I am sure you are working...Read More »
1 of 42 | Posted by: Monica Tafoya - Alameda, NM

“Mama,Can you believe how things have turned out? A little crazy in my life but I am doing my best. I Pray that you are proud of me and what I have...Read More »
2 of 42 | Posted by: Monica Tafoya - Alameda, NM

“Mama, Well 18 months ago Jesus took you up to Heaven because he needed you more than we did. We talk about you all the time.I was going to see you...Read More »
3 of 42 | Posted by: Monica - Alameda, NM - Daughter

“Mama, I am sitting here in class and was thinking of you, Nothing new!!! I love and miss you sooo much. Oh man did we have fun playing mudd in your...Read More »
4 of 42 | Posted by: Monica Tafoya - Alameda, NM

“Hello Mama, Just wanted to write to you and tell you that I LOVE YOU SOOOOOO much and I miss you more than word can describe. So this weekend as you...Read More »
5 of 42 | Posted by: Monica Tafoya - Alameda, NM

“juast found out today, i saw this face at the time but didnt see digital anywhere, i forgot i had seen her about 4 years ago and she told me she is...Read More »
6 of 42 | Posted by: maryellen martinez - albuq, NM

“hi sister well it has been 7 months now,since you left,to be with god i know he wanted you to be with him,he didnt want you to be sick anymore,but it...Read More »
7 of 42 | Posted by: rachel gutierrez - los lunas, NM

“hi sister,i miss you so much,it is so hard living without you,i know that god wanted you with him,but i want you with me,i just want to talk with you...Read More »
8 of 42 | Posted by: rachel gutierrez - los lunas, NM

“hi sister,i am so sorry that i have not wrote you for awhile ,on your memory book,but i do send you roses to your profile,i miss you so much,i feel...Read More »
9 of 42 | Posted by: rachel gutierrez - los lunas, NM

“Hello Mama,It has been a little over six months since God and all his Angels and Saints decided that they needed you more than I do. There is not a...Read More »
10 of 42 | Posted by: Monica - Alameda, NM - Daughter

“Hello mama, well today is finally the day that I start my program for my masters. :/ Kind of worried because you were my support system. But I...Read More »
11 of 42 | Posted by: Monica - Alameda, NM - Daughter

“Hi mom, Yesterday was 5 months since you left us to be with God. I wanna let you know that I miss you so much and not a day goes by where I don't...Read More »
12 of 42 | Posted by: Michelle - Alameda, NM - Daughter

“Hi Mama, I was just writing to tell you that I miss you sooo sooo sooo much. Words can not decribe how much I miss you. not a single minute or day...Read More »
13 of 42 | Posted by: Monica - Alameda, NM - Daughter

“hi sister,it has been 3 months since you been gone,i miss you so much i think about you alot,i love you so much,i will be going to see you next week...Read More »
14 of 42 | Posted by: rachel gutierrez - los lunas

“hi sister,i cried when you passed away,i still cry today,a golden heart stopped beating,hard working hands at rest,god broke my heart to prove to me...Read More »
15 of 42 | Posted by: rachel gutierrez - los lunas

“Hi Mom! I miss you so much! I think about you alot, I'm so glad that I saw and talked to you the day before you passed away. I keep replaying the...Read More »
16 of 42 | Posted by: Michelle Tafoya - Alameda, NM

“Hello mama. I miss you very much and the last couple of weeks have been rough for me. I am still keeping my commitment and going to school to get my...Read More »
17 of 42 | Posted by: Monica Tafoya - Alameda, NM

“hi sister well it has been a little over 2 months since you went home with god,i miss you so much i think about you everyday.people tell me that it...Read More »
18 of 42 | Posted by: rachel gutierrez - los lunas

“hi sister eileen,i went to spend the day with your daughters ,on saturday we made chicken tacos,i had a good time with them but it was hard on me...Read More »
19 of 42 | Posted by: rachel gutierrez - los lunas

“happy birthday sister today you turned 53 year old.happy birthday to you .i miss you so much you will not be forgotten.me and steve and dad visted...Read More »
20 of 42 | Posted by: rachel gutierrez - los lunas

“HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAMA!!!!!!! I Love you soooo much and I will be in Santa Fe to spend the day with you! See u soon xoxoxoxoxo ”
21 of 42 | Posted by: Monica Tafoya - Alameda, NM

“hi sister its me your sister rachel i have been missing you so much.i talk with monica and i chat with her.it makes me close to you but i miss...Read More »
22 of 42 | Posted by: rachel gutierrez - los lunas

“Sister Eileen, Just glad to know that you are going to a place where there will be no pain, no more fear and no more tears. Say Hi to Joseph and all...Read More »
23 of 42 | Posted by: Ramona Chavez - Albuquerque, NM

“hi sister i have beening thinking about you today and evey day since you left it is so hard on me because i miss you so much.i love you sister and...Read More »
24 of 42 | Posted by: rachel gutierrez - los lunas

“Hell Miss Mom, I love you very much and think about you every single day. Me dad and Michelle talk about you all the time and we say your mad at us...Read More »
25 of 42 | Posted by: Monica Tafoya - Alameda, NM

“to my dear sister eillen.i miss you so much.i have been thinking of you today god took you home .it is been a month today since you left me to go...Read More »
26 of 42 | Posted by: rachel gutierrez - los lunas

“To the Tafoya Family: Please accept our sincerest sympathy for your loss. To lose a loved one is one of the most profound griefs on this earth. Our...Read More »
27 of 42 | Posted by: The Mondragon Family - Bernalillo, NM

“To the Tafoyas, my heart goes out to you all. I know how much your mom meant to you and how she was the Rock of your family. I am very thankful for...Read More »
28 of 42 | Posted by: Leslie Torrez - Albuquerque, NM

“Hello Miss MAMA, I have been thinking about you and I miss you so very much. It has been rough but I am trying my best to get through this nasty...Read More »
29 of 42 | Posted by: Monica Tafoya - Alameda, NM

“to my sister eileen.i been missing you so much.i took u red roses.to your resting place.it was really hard on me because i miss you and i love you.i...Read More »
30 of 42 | Posted by: rachel gutierrez - los lunas, NM

“hi sister i miss you so much i been thinking about you alot today,i love you,i know that you are with god now.he took you home with him.but i miss...Read More »
31 of 42 | Posted by: rachel gutierrez - los lunas

“eileen i miss you i want you to know that i love you.and i will always.have you in my heart.and that will never die.your sister rachel gutierrez. ”
32 of 42 | Posted by: rachel gutierrez - los lunas

“I love you and miss you mom!! ”
33 of 42 | Posted by: Michelle Tafoya - alameda, NM

“sister i miss you so much god took u home.he was ready for you but i was not ready to let you go.,i will miss you so much.iLOVE you.god can you...Read More »
34 of 42 | Posted by: rachel gutierrez - los lunas

“To The Tafoya Family, you all are in my Prayers. Eileen you were a very Strong and Wonderful person. God took you way to soon but you are in a much...Read More »
35 of 42 | Posted by: RoxAnne Romero-Fuentes - NM

“Mama, Just wanted to let you know that I was thinking of you this morning and so I decided to light a candle for you.... I love you very much ...Read More »
36 of 42 | Posted by: Monica Tafoya - Alameda, NM

“Mama, The journey has indeed been a difficult one. I love you with all my heart and miss you very much. You really reached alot of people and you...Read More »
37 of 42 | Posted by: Monica Tafoya - Alameda, NM

“I first of all want to say that your family is in my thoughts and prayers in this most difficult time. Eileen had a kind heart and a strong spirit ....Read More »
38 of 42 | Posted by: Carlo DeVargas - albuquerque, NM

“To All The Tafoya Family, May our Lord God be with all of you at this time. I will miss my Sister Eileen and will see her in Heaveb when God...Read More »
39 of 42 | Posted by: Ramona Chavez - Albuquerque, NM

“May you rest in peace..I remember the days back when we worked at Digital. Sister Rita and family may you find peace and you are all in my prayers....Read More »
40 of 42 | Posted by: Dolores Strange - Albuquerque, NM

“May you rest in peace Eileen. We had some good times at work! Was a pleasure working with you, and knowing you. You had a good heart (loving &...Read More »
41 of 42 | Posted by: Joyce Gutierrez - Albuquerque, NM

“On behalf of the French Family of Companies we express our deepest condolences. ”
42 of 42 | Posted by: Richard Stewart and Team - NM


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TAFOYA, EILEEN M "HONEY"
Age 52, a resident of Alameda, NM, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, September 17, 2011. She is survived by her husband of 33 years, Ben Paul Tafoya; two special daughters, Michelle and Monica Tafoya; her precious grandchildren, ChristiAna and Caiden Tafoya; God-children Christopher Gutierrez, Jessica Cordova and Adrianna Tafoya. She is also survived by her parents, Tomas "Popo" and Elsie Gonzales; four sisters, Ramona Chavez, Angie Duran, Rita Cordova and Rachel Gutierrez and husband Steve; one brother, Tommy Gonzales Jr, mother-in-law, Julia Tafoya; sister-in-law, Esther and husband, Andy Barela; brother-in-law, Lawrence and wife, Diane Tafoya; also numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews; and many other family members. Eileen was preceded in death by her father-in-law, Bennie G. Tafoya; uncle, Matias Gonzales; nephew, Joseph Duran; cousin, Yolanda "Yoli" Salaiz; and great-niece, Carleas Duran. Mrs. Tafoya is an employee of the City of Albuquerque. She was a cancer survivor for 15 years, and also battled Lupus for 9 years. Eileen was a strong and loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, grandmother and friend who will be greatly missed. She put others before herself so much of the time. Eileen was a member of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Catholic Parish and charter member of the Catholic Daughters. She was a participant of the Relay for Life. A Rosary will be recited Thursday, September 22, 2011, 7:00 pm, and a Mass will be celebrated Friday, September 23, 2011, 9:00 am, at the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, 9502 Alameda NW, with interment to follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Tommy Gonzales Jr., Christopher Gutierrez, Carlitos Duran, Lorenzo Tafoya, Andy Barela, and Lawrence Tafoya. Honorary pallbearers will be Don Gonzales, Johnny Gonzales, Alfredo Gonzales, Bernie Salaiz Sr, Bernie Salaiz Jr, Steve Gutierrez Sr, Lee Sanchez, and Matthew Ortiz. The family would like to express a special thanks to her doctors Dr. Kumar, Dr. Pereira, Dr. Binder and Dr. Bernard for their excellent care and concern during this time.

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