Alfonso Henry Pacheco, age 83, passed away Wednesday, May 31, 2023 in Albuquerque, NM. He was born August 21, 1939 to his parents, Flora (Garcia) and Henry Pacheco in Wagon Mound, NM.
He married his wife Maggie Gonzalez, August 24, 1957 in Cheyenne, WY.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and brother, Tito Pacheco.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Maggie Pacheco of Albuquerque, NM; daughters, Dina and husband Phil Collins of Los Lunas, NM, and Deb (Wren) and husband Mark Hayden of Cantonment, FL; son, Hank and wife Brenda Pacheco of Albuquerque, NM; brothers, Dave and wife Betty Pacheco, and Sabino and wife Pat Pacheco both of Albuquerque, NM; grandchildren: Emilio Montoya, Ashleen and husband Shelby Solomon; great grandchild, John Solomon; and numerous cousins, nephews, and nieces.
He was a member of Queen of Heaven Catholic Church.
His interests included cars and watching old black and white western TV shows and movies.
A Memorial Service will be held 11:00 AM, Wednesday, June 14, 2023 at Daniels Family Funeral Services, 3113 Carlisle Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers that a memorial be sent to St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
“You cannot die of grief, though it feels as if you can. A heart does not actually break, though sometimes your chest aches as if it is breaking. Grief dims with time. It is the way of things. There comes a day when you smile again, and you feel like a traitor. How dare I feel happy. How dare I be glad in a world where my father is no more. And then you cry fresh tears, because you do not grieve as you once did, and giving up your grief is another kind of death.”
Daniels Family Funeral Services
3113 Carlisle Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110