Sadie Padilla, 95, a lifelong resident of El Llanito was born September 12, 1924 to the late Pablo Padilla and Juanita Crespin Padilla. Sadie was called home to the Lord on Friday, July 24, 2020 at her home surrounded by her special niece and nephew, Geralyn and Michael Montoya, whom she considered her own children, along with their children Laura (Julian), Jeannie (Igor), and Lorenzo.
She was dedicated to loving and serving God throughout her lifetime. Sadie’s life was centered on her strong faith and unwavering commitment to God and her family. She was devoted to being a caring and kind daughter, sister, auntie, and nana.
Sadie was a humble woman, a devout Catholic that loved to pray, read her bible and watch EWTN. Sadie loved to crochet, quilt, embroider and punch needle work. She made the most beautiful doilies, runners, table cloths and blankets. Sadie was a great cook and loved to feed everyone that came to visit her.
In her early years, Sadie was a teacher in Chaperito and El Llanito, NM. Sadie worked at Jayval Parachute Company where she supervised, trained and hand-made parachutes for soldiers fighting in World War II. She also worked at Levi Strauss Jean Factory and Yellow Front until they both closed.
Sadie was preceded in death by her parents; brothers: Ray, Fritz, Ben, and Charlie; sisters: Rita Padilla Romero, Ofelia Antonia Padilla; nephews and nieces: Tony Romero Jr., Gilbert Romero, Louie Tito Romero, Mary Louise Lujan, Louie Romero, Shannon Padilla, Charles Padilla, Bruce Padilla, Jeannie Padilla, Stevie Padilla, Johnny Padilla and Connie Mollo.
She is survived by her sisters: Lucy Carrillo (Ray) of Albuquerque, NM and Angie Jacobson of Sacramento, CA; special nephew Rai Carrillo (Lisa and daughter Sofia) and special nieces Bella Rodriguez (Alonzo and son Aric) and Juanita Joe Carrillo (Laurence Ostrow and son Max). Sadie was loved by numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews and was admirable known as “Tia” or “Nana”.
Our family would like to thank the many caretakers who have assisted Auntie Sadie throughout the years. A special thank you to Ana Rodriguez from Anvoi for her unwavering care and unconditional support for our elderly and their families as they are enduring their most difficult time.
Cremation has already taken place and a private rosary and Mass will be held at Our Lady of Sorrows Church on Friday, July 31, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. and the burial services will be held at El Cristo Rey Church Cemetery in El Llanito, NM. Honorary pallbearers will be John Martin Roybal, Polo Grine, Steve Silva,Jason Padilla, John Beare, Daniel Miller, and Rade Vranesh. In lieu of flowers the family is requesting memorials be made to the Building Fund at Our Lady of Sorrows Church.
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Building Fund at Our Lady of Sorrows Church
403 Valencia Street, Las Vegas NM 87701