Obituary: Arturo S. Candelaria


April 19, 1936-May 27, 2021

Husband, Papi, Suegro, Tata, Great Grandpa, Nino, Uncle, Amigo, & Cuñado

-Mentor, Teacher, Healer-

Arturo was born to Virginia and Prajeres Candelaria in San Mateo, N.M., where he and his wife, Mary Lou, raised their four children and spent time with grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. He spent his life mining uranium, raising cattle and racehorses, farming the land, and working as Cibola County Commissioner. He loved going up the mesa to have a picnic and would never turn down an opportunity to drink a beer with a friend.

Arturo was loved by many. He was truly our rock and definitely one in a million.

“Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure.

You are loved beyond words and missed without measure.”