Obituary for Gilberto “Gil” Ulibarri

GILBERTO GIL ULIBARRI Gilberto “Gil” Ulibarri, 80, passed peacefully at home with his family by his side on Sunday, May 27, 2018. He was born on College Street in Santa Fe to Carmelita Jacquez Ulibarri and Eulogio F. Ulibarri. He is predeceased by his parents, his brothers: Toby, Leo, Jake, Carlos; sister: Jean Lopez; his first wife, Angie Mares Ulibarri and infant twin granddaughters: Jacinta and Andrea. He is survived by his wife Charlene Maes and step-daughter Jessica Johnson; sons: Toke Ulibarri and wife Diane; Jeff Ulibarri and wife Angela; daughters: Lucretia Ulibarri-Romero and husband Robert; and Cindee Ulibarri. Beloved grandchildren: Lucia, Leandra, Linnea, Kassidi, Devyn, Tanner, Angeleah, Brody, Daisy and great-grandchildren: Emilio and Xariah. He is also survived by his sister: Emma Roybal, sister-in-law Connie Ulibarri and in-laws: Rachel and Carlos Maes, Lawrence, George and Anita Maes. He was loved by many nieces and nephews. “Uga” graduated from St. Michael’s High School in 1956. He volunteered for military service by joining the U.S. Army in 1961 and was assigned to Honor Guard Duty at Arlington, VA. He was honorably discharged in 1964. He successfully owned and operated City and Country Plumbing & Heating for over 25 years in Santa Fe. He worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory and was a proud member of UA Local 412 Plumbers and Pipefitters Union. He volunteered at Guadalupe Parish in the Soup Kitchen. Gil enjoyed spending time at his ranch in Gallina, New Mexico (God’s Country) where he took great pleasure in watching the eagles soar above him. He loved his family greatly and will be deeply missed but never forgotten. He left a lasting impression on anyone who had the good fortune of meeting him. Services are scheduled for Tues., June 5 at 7pm where a Rosary will be recited by Deacon Martin Gallegos at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church on Osage Avenue. The Funeral Mass will be held Wed., June 6 at 11am at St. Anne’s Catholic Church on Hickox Street with Fr. Larry Brito presiding. Burial will follow at the National Cemetery at 12:45pm. A reception will immediately follow in the St. Anne’s Parish Hall. Rivera Family Funeral Home 417 East Rodeo Road Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505 Phone: (505)989-7032 Fax: (505)820-0435

Funeral Home

Rivera Family Funeral Home & Crematory
305 Calle Salazar Espanola, NM 87532
(505) 753-2288

Published in Santa Fe New Mexican from June 3 to June 5, 2018
Posted in Archives, Obituaries, Past Deceased Members.