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Christina Padilla Gabaldon

March 18, 1962 ~ July 18, 2020 (age 58)

Obituary

Christina Padilla-Gabaldon 58, of Carrollton, TX, passed away on July 18, 2020 in Plano, TX. Christina was born in Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico to the late Jose Padilla and Hortencia-Larez Padilla on March 18, 1962. She grew up in Odessa, TX where she graduated from Ector High School as valedictorian of her class. She married her childhood sweetheart Eliseo Gabaldon on November 23, 1989 in Chihuahua, Chihuahua. Christina is preceded in death by her father, Jose Padilla, maternal grandparents, Candelario and Pilar Larez, and paternal grandmother Josefina Jimenez. Christina is survived by her husband, Eliseo Gabaldon of Carrollton; her children, Erik Gabaldon (Jennifer Silva), Eli Gabaldon, Alexis Ventura (Sergio) all of Carrollton; her siblings Jaime Padilla (Norma) and Jose “Junie” Padilla of Odessa, and Sylvia Padilla of Carrollton; her mother, Hortencia Padilla and stepfather Samuel Payen, of Odessa; her nieces, Amber and Brenda Padilla of Odessa, Samantha and Daniella Padilla of Midland, and Taylor Usey of Carrollton. Christina endured 12 years of surgeries, chemo, radiation, and countless doctors’ visits but had the courage of a warrior and fought relentlessly to beat her cancer. Christina’s career included various sales positions throughout her life; however, her time helping families realize their dreams of home ownership was something she was very proud of. Christina lived her life to the fullest and was always up for an adventure. Her motto was “I’ll sleep when I die.” Her lust for life was evident in all that she did. Christina had the ability to make people feel welcome in her presence. She had a way of connecting with people from all walks of life with an uncanny ability to reach people on a deep and personal level, making everyone feel special. She loved her immediate family dearly and kept them at the forefront of everything she did. The family would like to extend our sincerest thanks to Dr. Christopher Stokoe, his nurse practitioner Cindy, and the staff at Medial City of Plano for their years of compassionate caring for Christina. Memorial service is to take place at Martinez Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, March 18, 2021 from 4pm to 9pm.

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Services

Memorial Service
Thursday
March 18, 2021

4:00 PM
Martinez Funeral Home Chapel
1040 S. Dixie Blvd
Odessa, TX 79761

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