Albuquerque Journal

Leyba, Lucy D.


On 9/5/17, Lucy D. Leyba, 99, went to dance with angels, as she was called upon to go to Heaven. Lucy meant so much to so many, and was such an amazing woman, with a heart of gold.

Lucy was preceded in death by her parents, Andres Duran and Elsie Sprunk-Duran; her loving husband, Max Leyba; daughter, Evangeline Leyba; siblings, Richard Duran, Jennie Castillo, "Dolly" Sanchez, "Vangie" Hernandez, Carrie Luna, Ruth Carillo as well as other loving family members. She is survived by her daughter Maxine Lipira; siblings, Ray Duran, Carl Duran, Rudy Duran and Marie Romero; grandchild­ren, Max Martinez, Alex Leyba, Rachel Lopez & greatgrand­children Chloe & Lincoln as well as other family members.

Lucy’s Life Celebratio­n will be Wed., 9/ 20/2017 at 5:00pm at Salazar Mortuary, followed by rosary at 6:30pm. Mass will be Thur., 9/21/17 at 10:00am at Saint Therese Catholic Church. She will be laid to rest alongside her husband, at 12:45pm at Santa Fe Nat’l Cemetery.

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