El Cemeterio de los Ricos, Valencia County, New Mexico

This old, forgotten, one acre cemetery, SW of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Tome, had been neglected for 100 years, but is now restored. It’s name was indicative of the people interred there at the end of the 19th century. There were also many infants buried here, at that time. Many of the markers were made of wood and therefore destroyed by fire.

The following is a list of 12 burials occurring in El Cemeterio de los Ricos in Valencia County, New Mexico.

Cemetery: El Cemeterio de los Ricos
GPS: N 34.73875 W 106.73251
County: Valencia
Directions: From I-25 Exit 203, E on NM 6 in Los Lunas, then E across river to NM 263; S and E on NM 263 to NM 47; S on NM 47 approx 4.3 mi to Church Loop Rd, W on Church Loop to SW corner of loop, then S on Tome Lane 0.1 mi on W side.

El Cemeterio de los Ricos, Valencia County, New Mexico

SurnameGivenBirthDeathAgeNotes
Baca Alicia 1902 Apr 6
Baca Clara S 1999 Dec 3
Baca Miguel E 1938 Apr 1
Lucero ? 1882 Mar 15 1915 May 31 33
Padilla Antonia 1922 Feb 14 1922 Feb 14 0 Daughter of Luis and Eloisa Padilla
Padilla Gabriel 1931 Jan 1931 Aug 28 0 Son of Luis and Eloisa Padilla
Padilla Luis 1855 1916 61 Adopted by Padre Ralliere
Sanchez Beatriz S 1874 Feb 15 1923 Mar 3 49
Sanchez Jesus C 1867 1932 69
Sanchez Maximo 1910 1934 24
Sanchez Precila
Sanchez Rosela 1898 1918 20 Beloved mother