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“Although I never met Lila, she helped me termendously in my research through her endless indexing of birth, baptism, marriage, and death records here...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Eric Armijo - Santa Fe, NM - None

“Mrs. Pfeufer was one of my favorite teachers. She was my fourth grade teacher at Eubank Elementary. That year my mother was diagnosed with lung...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Melissa Neel McQueen - NC

“So sorry to hear about your Mother. She was a very good friend and helpful neighbor for many years. We will always miss your sweet family. Andy and...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Andy and Mary Stanphill - NM

“I was back in Albuquerque in Dec and tried to contact your mother as a neighbor said she wasn't doing well and hoped I might catch you in town. I am...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Carol Stanphill Gruber - VA

“To a devoted mom; I'll miss you. ”
5 of 11 | Posted by: Jeanette Bonnell

“Wish to offer my condolences to both of you girls and your family, Aunt Lila was a amazing woman , a jewel, always class and grace and just brillant,...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Anthony M Fernandez ( Tony) - NM

“Lila was a dedicated volunteer for the New Mexico Genealogical Society and spent many hours helping to transcribe early church records. She was (and...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Patricia Esterly

“I am so sorry to hear of Ms. Pfuefer's passing. I was blessed to have her as a 4th grade teacher. what a wonderful teacher. caring and made learning...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: Robin Doll-Tellez

“I served as a volunteer with Lila at the Museum of Albuquerque Photoarchive in the 1990s. Her knowledge of the people of the city was vast and...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Richard Avery - Albuquerque, NM

“Dear Jeanette and Lila Ann, It was so sad to hear about your Mom passing away. I spent some time with her a couple of years ago talking about her...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Micaela Seidel (Mary Rose Miera) - NM

“On behalf of the French Family of Companies, we express our deepest condolences. ”
11 of 11 | Posted by: French Family of Companies - NM


PFEUFER - We lost our mother and grandmother on Sunday, January 10, 2010. Lila Armijo Pfeufer was born Nov 25, 1911, and raised in Albuquerque, living a life full of character, adventure, guidance and nurturing. A comment often made was “she’s a very gracious and dignified woman”. Her sense of life was extended to her children and grandchild, teaching us love, loyalty and self-respect. Lila attended UNM for two years, but graduated from Northwestern University in 1938 and began her life’s journey working in Washington, DC for the Brazilian Aero Commission at the Brazilian Embassy during WWII, traveling throughout Central and South America; living in the Panama Canal Zone where her son Roderick was born. She retired from teaching school (4th grade at Eubank Elementary School) in 1973 and once again began her world travels, ending in 1998. The only place she said she wished she had visited was India. When she wasn’t traveling she spent countless hours volunteering for the NM Genealogical Society copying genealogical records and was honored in 2000 for her contributions; and at the Albuquerque Museum Fountain going over photos and identifying them where Lila was honored in 1995 as Volunteer of the Year. She enjoyed making silver jewelry and painting. Lila was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred; son, Roderick; three brothers; and two sisters. She leaves behind two daughters, Lila Ann Vernon (Chattanooga, TN) and Jeanette Bonnell (Salt Lake City, UT); one granddaughter, Catherine Mayo Byars (Brian) (Tucson, AZ); and great-granddaughter, Brooke, whom she loved seeing. Per her request, she will be cremated. A private service will be announced at a later date. Those wishing may donate to the charity of their choice in her name. The family would like to extend heartfelt thanks to the Zander family (Emily, Louise and Jackie) and Ann and Paul Mossman for their friendship to our mom, the staff at St Catherine’s Rehab Center and nurses of Hospice Compassus.

"And now, the end is near,
And so I face the final curtain.
My friends, I'll say it clear;
I'll state my case of which I'm certain.
I've lived a life that's full -
I've traveled each and every highway.
And more, much more than this,
I did it my way."

Lyrics from "My Way" by Frank Sinatra