Celestina Tina C. Galindo, 78, of S. 5th Street Loving, New Mexico passed away on Thursday, January 21, 2021, at Providence Hospital in El Paso, Texas.
Visitation will be from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM Tuesday, January 26, 2021, at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Loving, NM. A private Rosary and Mass of Christian Burial will take place at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church with Fr. Pasala Hruday Kumar officiating. The Mass will be live-streamed and can be viewed at 12:00 PM, MST, Wednesday, January 27, 2021, by clicking here. Interment will follow at the Loving Cemetery. Denton-Wood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Tina was born on April 6, 1942, in San Juan, Chihuahua, Mexico to Ismael and Maria Cueto. Growing up in Mexico, Tina married Rodolfo at a young age. In 1958 they made their home in Loving, NM and began a family of their own, having six wonderful children. Tina loved being surrounded by her family, and had a special love for her grandchildren. She meant more to them than just a grandmother, she was their mommy. Over the years, her home was the hub for her siblings to gather and stay connected. She helped to create unity and peace, and passed down to her children the significance of family being together. Tina was a faithful and active member at Our Lady of Grace Parish; she endlessly gave of herself. She was a member of the Choir, a Eucharist Minister, Lecter, member of Altar Society, and always volunteered her time any way she could. Tina also enjoyed bingo, dancing, and cooking, especially known for her delicious homemade tamales and empanadas. One of her ways of showing love was through her meals, which she fed her family and many others throughout her lifetime. Tina was very fond of her pet birds. Throughout her life she always had various birds in her house, whether it was parrots, cockatiels, parakeets, finches or canaries. Through the richness of her life, Tina will be deeply missed and never forgotten.
Tina was preceded in death by her father, Ismael Cueto; mother, Maria Cueto; husband, Rodolfo Fito S. Galindo; two grandsons: Ronnie Lujan and Joshua Castro; great-granddaughter, Cadence Marie Lopez; two brothers: Manuel Cueto and Eliacer Cueto; and son-in-law, Serapio Parraz. And her pet chihuahua Cositas.
Tina is survived by her daughter, Alicia Parraz of Loving, NM; son, Oscar Galindo and wife, Marivel of Carlsbad, NM; son, Danny Galindo and Angelica Loya of Lovington, NM; daughter, Guadalupe Laney and husband, Tracy of Capitan, NM; daughter, Maribel Lopez and Mario Carrasco of Carlsbad, NM; daughter, Oralia Romero and husband, Leroy of Carlsbad, NM; sixteen grandchildren; twenty-five great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; three sisters: Socorro Garcia of Eunice, NM, Maria Vallejo and Feliciano of Modesto, CA, and Yolanda Armendariz of Presidio, TX; five brothers, Elias Cueto and Elsie of Modesto, CA, Encarnacion Cueto of, Loving, NM, Julio Cueto of Seminole, TX, Elpidio Cueto and Pilar of Lovington, NM, and Roberto Cueto and Adela of Eunice, NM; and numerous nieces, nephews, and godchildren.
Pallbearers will be Katrina Lopez, Shaniece Fuentes, Mark Lopez, Keith Lujan, Anthony Lujan and Derek Galindo.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church: PO Box 428, Loving, NM 88256. Condolences may be expressed online at dentonwood.com
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