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Valentin "Tiny" Anaya, Sr
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Birth: Aug. 3, 1940
Socorro County
New Mexico, USA
Death: May 14, 2004
Bernalillo County
New Mexico, USA

Valentin "Tiny" Anaya, age 63, passed away at UNM Hospital in Albuquerque, NM on Friday, May 14, 2004 following an automobile accident. Tiny was born on August 3, 1940 to Felipe and Maria Eslinda (Gonzales) Anaya in Socorro, NM. Tiny is survived by his wife of 40 years, Yvonne (Gallegos) Anaya of their home in Socorro, children, Valentin Jr. and his wife, Gloria and their daughter, Elena, Sefie and his fiancee, Talitha, Manuel and his wife, Magdalene and their three children, Julia, Manuel and Isaiah and his only daughter, Eslinda, six brothers and three sisters and their families also survive him. Tiny dedicated his life in service to his Church and community. A devout Catholic, he served as an usher for the Old San Miguel Mission much of his adult life. A career public servant, he served as City Clerk for the City of Socorro under Mayor Tony Jaramilllo for many terms. Tiny was the Civil Defense Officer for Socorro County and most recently, he was serving his second term as Socorro County Assessor. Tiny will be remembered most for his advocacy for the people of Socorro County, whether it be on a one-to-one basis, helping City or County employees with job concerns or lobbying in Santa Fe for any issue that would better the community. Tiny was well known and well respected in Santa Fe, especially with his long-time friend, Governor Bill Richardson. Tiny touched many lives, as witnessed by the literally thousands of well wishers that have visited the family. Tiny passsed away just as he lived, on duty and in service to the people of Socorro County. A Rosary was recited on Monday, May 17, 2004 at 7:00 p.m. at the Old San Miguel Mission, 403 El Camino Real, Socorro, NM. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated on Tuesday, May 18, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. at San Miguel with Father John C. Daniel as Celebrant. Burial will be in the San Miguel Cemetery. Pallbearers will be his brothers, Paul Anaya, Louis Anaya, Phillip Anaya, Narciso Anaya, Gilbert Anaya and Leroy Anaya. 
Family links: 
  Felipe Anaya (1915 - 1991)
  Maria Eslinda Gonzales Anaya (1918 - 1977)
  Paul D Anaya (1936 - 2014)*
  Valentin Anaya (1940 - 2004)
  Luis Anaya (1944 - 2014)*
  Phillip Anaya (1950 - 2014)*
*Calculated relationship
San Miguel Cemetery
Socorro County
New Mexico, USA
Created by: P Barela
Record added: Dec 31, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 82779209
Valentin Tiny Anaya, Sr
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