Luis G. Espinosa


Mr. Luis G. Espinosa, 81, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away on September 25, 1998. Mr. Espinosa is survived by his beloved wife of 47 years, Victoriana (Vicky) Espinosa; two daughters, Bertha Benavidez and Linda Sanchez and husband, Alfred; one son, Eusebio (Sam) Espinosa; three sisters, Lupe Mendez, Marcella Abeyta, and Estella Wheat; four grandchildren, Jeremy, Elliott, Jared and Kimberly; one great-grandson, Eliott; special caretakers, Ernie, Jesus, Nancy and Rachel; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Mr. Espinosa was a member of the Catholic Church, Veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during WWII, a life member of the D.A.V. Chapter #3, member of the National Organization of P.O.W.s and M.I.A.s, the Bataan Veterans Organization. Mr. Espinosa survived being a P.O.W. for three and a half years under Japanese capture and walked the Bataan Death March. The family will be receiving friends after 2:30 p.m., Sunday afternoon in the Gabaldon Memorial Chapel, 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW, with a Rosary to be recited at 3:00 p.m. Final visitation will be Monday morning in The Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 5415 Fortuna NW, from 8:30 a.m. until 9:00 a.m., with a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 9:00 a.m., Father Gene Greis, Celebrant. Committal service is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. on Monday in the Santa Fe National Cemetery with full Military Honors. Pallbearers will be Jeremy Sanchez, Jared Sanchez, Johnny Gutierrez, David Griego, Jerry Moya and Gilbert Thomas. Honorary pallbearers will be Freddie Thomas and Joseph Villegas. Gabaldon Mortuary in charge of arrangements.