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Gilferd "Poochie" J. Pacheco

September 5, 1939 ~ November 7, 2018 (age 79)

Gilferd (Poochie) Pacheco

Gilferd J. Pacheco, 79, surrounded by his loving family, entered the gates of Heaven on Wednesday, November 7, 2018.  He was born September 5, 1939 to Juan B. Pacheco and Adela B. Pacheco in Albuquerque, NM.

On June 23, 1962 he was united in marriage to Lucy Sanchez. Shortly after, in 1963, he enlisted in the Army and was deployed to Germany. There, they had their first son and were stationed for a little over a year before returning home to Albuquerque to raise their family. Post-military, Gilferd worked for General Electric for 28 years before retiring in 1997. After retiring, he was able to focus on caring for his rental houses, which he greatly enjoyed and has always kept a great rapport with his tenants.

Aside from their busy lives at home, Gilferd and Lucy frequented their lake house at Conchas, NM. Anyone who knew him could tell you how much pride he had in this house that he put countless hours of love and labor into. This was his sanctuary, his home away from home.

Gil was generous, loving, and kind to anyone he met. He deeply loved his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren and had nicknames and funny quotes for all of them.

He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years Lucy Pacheco, Children: Carl Pacheco (Jeannie), Joann Pacheco, Chris Pacheco (Erica) and Randy Pacheco (Denean), Grandchildren:  Jordan  Pacheco (Elysha), Christianne and Giselle Santistevan, Paul and Dean Pacheco and Isabella Pacheco, Great Grandchildren:  Isaiah and Ayame Pacheco, Brothers and Sisters:  Margie Tapia, Rosie Andrade, Gloria Lucero (Gene),  George Pacheco (Pam), Lawrence Pacheco (Seda), Abel Pacheco (Anna), Dellie Ipiotis (Todd) and Anthony Pacheco and many nieces and nephews.  He is preceded in death by his parents and sister Georgia Robles (Orlando), Brothers: Albert, Johnny and Benny Pacheco, and brother-in-laws Frank Tapia and Eddie Andrade.

Services are as follows:  The following will be held at Strong-Thorne Mortuary 1100 Coal Ave SE Albuquerque, NM  87106:  Visitation will be held Tuesday, November 13, 2018 from 3pm – 5pm.  The Rosary will be held Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 6:30pm. 

The Mass will be held at 10am on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at Holy Ghost Church (833 Arizona St. SE Albuquerque, NM  87108).  Interment will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery and a Reception will be held at 2pm at The American Legion Post 99 (540 Louisiana Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87108).

In lieu of flowers the family has suggested donations be made to The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation.

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