Theodoro Saavedra Otero Sr.
Theodoro Saavedra Otero Sr., age 71, cherished, brother, husband, father and grandfather entered into his Heavenly inheritance with God the Father on Tuesday, March 28, 2023.
Ted grew up in Los Lunas, where his charm, good looks and vivacious personality made him a popular figure in Valencia County. He was very athletic during his high school years at Los Lunas High School, excelling in such sports as basketball, baseball, football and track.
After graduating, he enlisted in the United States Air Force, working under the command of Gen. Thomas Morgan. He had the distinct honor of receiving the United States Commendation Medal, among many other awards and citations.
In 1977, Ted began a 43-year distinguished career with the University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque in various capacities throughout the organization. Ted’s outstanding work ethic earned him many awards and recognitions. He was highly regarded by all who worked with him for his warmth and caring for his coworkers and the patients he served.
Ted is survived by his wife of 33 years, Ramona; son Ted Otero Jr.; daughter-in-law, Tiffany; and grandchildren, Adelyn, Cruz and Harmony Otero; son, Tony and daughter-in-law, Gina; and grandchildren, Marcus and Sophia; sisters, Dolly; and brother-in-law, Steve Raley, Judy and brother-in-law, Kerry, Debbie Nail, Darlene and brother-in-law, Ed Roche; as well as many other nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Ted was preceded in death by his parents, Antonio and Manuela Otero; brother, Anthony Otero; son, Adam Otero; nieces, Tiffany and Rosanna Bransford; and nephew, Gabriel Roche.
Services are currently pending.
In lieu of flowers, please have memorial Masses said in his name. Please visit our online guestbook for Theodoro at FrenchFunerals.com, FRENCH – Wyoming, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE, 505-823-9400.
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