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Celestina "Tina" C. Galindo

Celestina “Tina” C. Galindo, 78, of S. 5 th Street Loving, New Mexico passed away on Thursday,

January 21, 2021, at Providence Hospital in El Paso, Texas. Services were held at Our Lady of

Grace Catholic Church, Loving.

Tina was born on April 6, 1942, in San Juan, Chihuahua, Mexico to Ismael and Maria Cueto.

Growing up in Mexico, Tina married Rodolfo at a young age. In 1958 they made their home in

Loving, NM and began a family of their own, having six wonderful children. Tina loved being

surrounded by her family, and had a special love for her grandchildren. She meant more to them

than just a grandmother, she was their “mommy”. Over the years, her home was the hub for her

siblings to gather and stay connected. She helped to create unity and peace, and passed down to

her children the significance of family being together. Tina was a faithful and active member at

Our Lady of Grace Parish; she endlessly gave of herself. She was a member of the Choir, a

Eucharist Minister, Lecter, member of Altar Society, and always volunteered her time any way

she could. Tina also enjoyed bingo, dancing, and cooking, especially known for her delicious

homemade tamales and empanadas. One of her ways of showing love was through her meals,

which she fed her family and many others throughout her lifetime. Tina was very fond of her pet

birds. Throughout her life she always had various birds in her house, whether it was parrots,

cockatiels, parakeets, finches or canaries. Through the richness of her life, Tina will be deeply

missed and never forgotten. 

Tina was preceded in death by her father, Ismael Cueto; mother, Maria Cueto; husband, Rodolfo

“Fito” S. Galindo; two grandsons: Ronnie Lujan and Joshua Castro; great-granddaughter,

Cadence Marie Lopez; two brothers: Manuel Cueto and Eliacer Cueto; and son-in-law, Serapio

Parraz. And her pet chihuahua “Cositas”. 

Tina is survived by her daughter, Alicia Parraz of Loving, NM; son, Oscar Galindo and wife,

Marivel of Carlsbad, NM; son, Danny Galindo and Angelica Loya of Lovington, NM; daughter,

Guadalupe Laney and husband, Tracy of Capitan, NM; daughter, Maribel Lopez and Mario

Carrasco of Carlsbad, NM; daughter, Oralia Romero and husband, Leroy of Carlsbad, NM;

sixteen grandchildren; twenty-five great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; three

sisters: Socorro Garcia of Eunice, NM, Maria Vallejo and Feliciano of Modesto, CA, and

Yolanda Armendariz of Presidio, TX; five brothers, Elias Cueto and Elsie of Modesto, CA,

Encarnacion Cueto of, Loving, NM, Julio Cueto of Seminole, TX, Elpidio Cueto and Pilar of

Lovington, NM, and Roberto Cueto and Adela of Eunice, NM; and numerous nieces, nephews,

and Godchildren.

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