Annabelle Grubb, 1944-2017


Annabelle was born on January 24, 1944 in Arroyo Hondo, NM. She was preceded in death by her parents, Inocencio and Virginia Rael, sisters Lila Avila, Teodora Padilla, and Erlinda Fallon, and baby brother Eloy. Annabelle worked for UNM Hospitals and Tricore Reference Laboratories for 36 years as a medical transcriptionist and retired in 2014. She was a devout Catholic and was a member of the Catholic Daughters, Sacred Heart Society and a Guadalupana. She also loved volunteering for Catholic Charities. She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Carl; her daughters Michelle Lopez (Jerry), Karen Trujillo (Joseph), and Laura Grubb (Jason); grandsons Mathew McPheeters, Joshua, Julian, and Jacob Lopez; brothers Leandro Rael (Joan), Robert Rael (Geraldine), and sister Genara Sanchez, as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Annabelle wished to express her gratitude, along with her family, to the doctors, nurses, and staff at UNM Hospitals and UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center for the wonderful care she received.

A rosary service will be held Saturday, October 21 at 6:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in Arroyo Hondo, NM. A rosary service will also be held on Monday, October 23 at Queen of Heaven Catholic Church at 7:00 p.m. in Albuquerque, NM. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. at Queen of Heaven Catholic Church in Albuquerque, NM, with interment following at Rael Cemetery in Arroyo Hondo, NM. Pallbearers are her grandsons Mathew, Joshua, Julian, and Jacob; and nephews Robert and Daniel Rael.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of French's Funeral Home on University in Albuquerque, NM. To view information or leave condolences please visit


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