Services set for N.M. Sen. John Pinto

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New Mexico Sen. John Pinto

(Santa Fe) New Mexico State Senator John Pinto, who passed away at his home in Gallup on May 24, will be honored for his service to the state, country, and the Navajo Nation this week.

On Wednesday, May 29, Senator Pinto will be brought from Gallup to Santa Fe, escorted by Navajo Nation and New Mexico State Police along with Navajo and Hopi Honor Riders.

The procession will depart from Rollie Mortuary in Gallup, first going to Shiprock (US-491), then through Farmington to Bloomfield (US-64), Bloomfield to Cuba to Bernalillo (US-550), and Bernalillo to Santa Fe.

Approximate timing for the procession is as follows:

  • 7 a.m.: Procession departs Rollie Mortuary in Gallup for Shiprock Chapter House
  • 9 a.m.: Procession arrives at Shiprock Chapter House
  • 9:30 a.m.: Procession departs Shiprock Chapter House for Santa Fe
  • 2 p.m.: Arrival at New Mexico State Capitol

At 3 p.m. there will be a service in the Rotunda of the State Capitol.

Rosary and Funeral Services will be held Thursday, May 30, beginning at 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Cathedral, 415 E. Green Ave. in Gallup.

Reception to follow at Red Rock State Park, 5757 Red Rock Park Drive, Gallup.

Condolences may be sent to:

509 W. Morgan Ave.
Gallup, NM 87301


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