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1933 Maria 2022

Maria Del Consuelo Garibay

January 27, 1933 — March 24, 2022

Maria del Consuelo Torresdey Garibay
January 27, 1933- March 24, 2022

Maria del Consuelo Torresdey Garibay, age 89, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Thursday evening, March 24, 2022. She was born on January 27, 1933, in Parral, Chihuahua, Mexico, and lived there until she married Raul R. Garibay at the age of 18. She was the fifth child of Saturnino Torresdey and Maria de la Luz Manriquez.

She is greatly loved and will be extremely missed by her loved ones, who rejoice in knowing that she is now in heaven, face to face with the Lord. We also believe she is now whole, healthy, and happy and we have the hope that we will see her again.
Chelo is survived by her 8 children, Raul and Joella Garibay, Jose and Lorie Garibay, Connie Garibay and Ben Romero, Sandra Garcia, Paul and Alice Garibay, Sylvia Garibay Gonzales, Saul and Joyce Garibay, Dan and Clara Garibay, 10 brothers, 1 sister, many nieces, nephews and 5 generations of grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her son-in-law, David Gonzales in 2021, brother, Francisco Torresdey in 2021, husband, Raul R. Garibay in 2019, a sister Luz Torresdey in 2010, grandsons, Carlos Sanchez in 2007 and Johnny Ray Garibay in 2016. Her parents, Saturnino Torresdey in 1982 and Maria de la Luz in 1994.
Chelo’s Celebration of Life Service: Strong Thorne Mortuary, 1100 Coal Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM,
Viewing at 10:00am and Service beginning at 10:30am. Pastor Dave Evans of Colorado Springs, CO, will officiate the service.

Chelo will be buried at Pajarito Cemetery in Albuquerque, NM with a graveside service at 12:30pm on April 9, 2022. Daniel Garibay will officiate the service. Pallbearers: Paul Garibay, Dan Garibay, Saul Garibay, Daniel Garibay, Bruce Garibay, Joseph Garibay, Tony Garcia, Armenio Gonzales, Mike Hillyer, Paul Rojas, Amarante Tafoya, Jesus Torresdey, and Daniel Torresdey.
Mom was a loving, caring, and supportive Wife, Mother, Sister, Aunt and Grandmother.
Mom and Dad were married for 68 years. She was the glue that held our family together. She was also the strong pillar in our family. Mom always had a great sense of humor. Always funny and an independent and strong woman. She truly was a beautiful Mother.
Most of all she was a giver with a generosity that was striking. No one ever left her house without eating her meals as she always prepared meals in large pots. We are so thankful to have been blessed with such an amazing mother. Mom lit up our lives. She was loving, loved God, was fearless, and fun to be around.
During mom's life, we found her to be brave and inspiring. She who never sat still was forced to confront stillness, and it was hard for her, but she never complained and always said that she felt fine, even though she wasn’t fine.
On her last day on earth, we all gathered around her bed and the love that surrounded her was felt throughout the hospital room. God Almighty gave Mom the strength to stay awake during the time that we said our good-byes to her. We all took turns praying and sharing memories of mom. We also listened to Samantha sing with her beautiful voice. Mom being so strong fought right up until her last breath. After Mom left us, we knew that Mom had met Jesus face to face, for she looked so peaceful, and so pain free. Father God Thank you, for receiving our loving Mother into Your loving arms. Hallelujah!
To view information or leave a condolence please visit
Garcia Mortuary
717 Stover Ave. SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102

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Service Schedule

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Saturday, April 9, 2022

10:30 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

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Saturday, April 9, 2022

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

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5811 Coors Blvd SW

, Albuquerque, NM 87121

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