Christopher Daniel Padilla, born April 12, 1978, went to be with the Lord on June 7. He was surrounded by family and went peacefully. He is survived by his parents Debby Padilla of Stanley and Frank Ron Padilla of Encino; brother Kevin Padilla and wife Ashley, sister April Rosen and husband Gabriel; daughter Jazzmine Shoop; maternal grandparents Ken and Cay Spicocchi of Eldorado; Joy Hart of Albuquerque; a nephew, nieces, cousins, aunts and uncles, and many other family and friends. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother Esther Overby, and aunt Eugenia “Jeannie” Padilla. He had a passion for music, and was an outstanding drummer. He will always be remembered for his selfless acts, kind heart, and his willingness to help others. Thank you everyone who was there for him throughout the difficult periods in his life. He greatly appreciated all of you. A memorial service was held June 13 at Harris-Hanlon Mortuary in Moriarty, with Pastor Michael Perea officiating.
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