David C. QuintanaJanuary 24, 1969 ~ June 19, 2016 (age 47)
Quintana, David Christopher David Christopher Quintana, 47, died June 19, 2016, with his family and friends at his side in Albuquerque, New Mexico. David was born January 24th, 1969 in Las Vegas, New Mexico to Laudente T. and Rebecca Quintana. His dad was the Postmaster and is now the Mayor of Wagon Mound. His mother is a homemaker. David graduated Valedictorian from Wagon Mound High School in 1987. After graduation he got an Associate Degree from Luna Vocational School. After working a few years as lab tech, he went to the University of New Mexico and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology on December 19th, 1998. He continued on at UNM and received a Doctor of Medicine on May 12th, 2007. David led an active life. His interests included family get-togethers, helping others, hunting, making jewelry, playing his guitar, cooking, target shooting, playing chess, watching the Simpson's, going to concerts, riding the quad-runner, fishing, photography, and countless other activities. David was active in politics and was planning a big party in Wagon Mound for Bean Day. Even with all of these interests, he devoted much of his time to be with his pride and joy, his daughter Mariska. David is survived by his daughter Mariska Fey; his mom and dad; brothers, Laudente "Shunie" and wife Barbara, John "Bamm Bamm" and Kathleen Bessman, Manuel "Beit" and Keyna; and his sisters Minerva, Geralyn and husband Michael Doe, Mary "Chaca" and Chris Martinez, Teresa "Tese", Quenna "Pebbles" and husband Erik Sparks; his best friend Michelle Quintana and his friend Cindy Hillsey. He is also survived by his aunts Viola Gonzales and Helen Trujillo; his special cousins, including Santiago, Jose, Rebecca and Crystal LeDoux; his special nieces and nephews, Erik, Jourdan, Aubree, Aden, Alba, Katrina, and Kayleen. Also, acknowledgment to David's extended family and dear friends who helped us through this tragedy. He was preceded in death by his nephew J.C. Quintana-Trujillo. A memorial service will he held for David at the Wagon Mound High School gymnasium in Wagon Mound, New Mexico at 1 p.m. Saturday afternoon, June 25th, 2016.