Floyd Orlando Prando

Floyd Orlando Prando

Floyd Orlando Prando

Floyd passed away peacefully surrounded by his loved ones in the evening hours of Tuesday, May 7, 2019 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  Floyd was born and raised in Valdez, New Mexico.  Early in his life Floyd worked in agriculture, surveying and road construction.  He then served as Probate Judge in Taos County.  Floyd then worked at the New Mexico State Land Office starting in 1959 and served under ten Land Commissioners.  He had a 35-year career and upon retirement was serving as the Director of the Oil, Gas and Minerals Division.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Pablo Prando and Rebecca Lucero Prando; and his sister, Maria Refugio Prando Sanchez and her husband, Rudolfo Sanchez; parents-in-law, Jose M. Salazar and Teodora M. Salazar; brother-in-law, Salomon Salazar; sister-in-law, Cleo Lopez and her husband, Margarito Lopez; sister-in-law Angelina Garcia and her husband Manuel Garcia, sister-in-law Virginia Gonzales and her husband, Celestino Gonzales.  He is survived by his wife, Laura S. Prando; son, Pablo Prando; his daughter, Carla Prando Domenici and her husband Pete V. Domenici, Jr., grand-daughters, Audrey L. Domenici and Liliana B. Domenici, sister-in-law, Flora Salazar, sister-in-law Sadie Salazar and her husband, Pat Salazar, sister-in-law, Elizabeth Vigil and her husband, John Vigil, sister-in-law Emily Maestas and her husband, Pete Maestas; and his close friend and cousin Jose Martinez of Questa as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Honorary pallbearers are Commissioner Jim Baca, Commissioner Bill Humphries, Commissioner Ray Powell, Commissioner Patrick Lyons, Commissioner Aubrey Dunn, Claire Domenici, Richard Lavadie, Jose Martinez, Miguel Salazar and Jacobo Salazar.

The family wishes to thank all of those who cared for Floyd during his last days especially Kelli, Melissa, Roland and Adam.  We also want to thank Nancy Domenici and Darlene Armijo for the love and support they gave our father Floyd.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation at 1333 South Mayflower Avenue, Suite 400, Monrovia, CA 91016 in his name. Please visit our online guestbook for Floyd at www.FrenchFunerals.com for further information on funeral arrangements.

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