Obituary: Nelson Q. Atencio Aug. 20, 2017

NELSON Q. ATENCIO Aug. 20, 2017

Nelson Quirino Atencio, age 88, beloved father and brother, passed away peacefully, Sunday, August 20, 2017. He was born in Dixon, NM and was a resident of Albuquerque.

Nelson was a proud Veteran who served our country in the United States Army during the Korean conflict. Nelson was a respected Church Elder and usher for many years at The United Church of Los Alamos. He enjoyed ice fishing, fly fishing, hunting, and horses.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Quirino and Corina Atencio; his wife, Vita; his son, Orlando; siblings, Hector, Dennis, John Atencio and Ernestina Gonzales.

Nelson is survived by his loving daughters, Anna Atencio and Micha Rinaldi; his brother, Fred Atencio; and his sister, Florence Atencio; sister-in-law, Frances Martinez (Leo); and many loving nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Nelson will be greatly missed by his loving family and by those whose lives he touched.

Family and friends will gather Wednesday, August 30, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the Chapel of Daniels – Alameda, 9420 Fourth St. NW, where the Celebration of Nelson’s Life will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Inurnment will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery at 1:30 p.m.

The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to caregivers, Grace Hernandez, Barbara Hemstreet, Emma Vicuna, Nikki and Juan Hermosillo, and Louise Rodriguez; to Presbyterian Hospice group, Dr. Vining, Julia, Brenda, Janet, and Tanya, for the wonderful care given to Nelson.

In lieu of flowers Memorial contributions in Nelson’s honor may be made to the NM Parkinson’s Disease Foundation or to Presbyterian Hospice.

Those who wish to sign Nelson’s online guest book may visit

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