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Melissa Lorien Paden

October 20, 1977 — July 3, 2023

Melissa Lorein Paden, a resident of Albuquerque, NM, passed away on Monday, July 3, 2023. She was born on October 20, 1977, in San Diego, CA to her loving parents Homer Paden and Dorothy Martin. Melissa is survived by her cherished children, devoted parents, beloved siblings, and a large extended family.

Throughout her life, Melissa faced numerous health challenges with immense strength and resilience. Despite these difficulties, she left an indelible impact on all those who had the privilege of knowing her.

To honor Melissa's memory, the family will be holding a private service. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in her name to Skulls for Hope at This worthy organization provides assistance to individuals grappling with mental health issues.

Melissa Lorein Paden will forever be remembered for her remarkable courage, unwavering spirit, and the enduring love she shared with her family and friends. May she rest in eternal peace.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the caring and compassionate professionals of Trujillo Family Funeral Home—a dedicated team supporting grieving families during their time of need.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Melissa Lorien Paden, please visit our flower store.


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