Date of Birth: June 02, 1970
Date of Death: March 15, 2023
With heavy hearts, our family announces the passing of Aida Zaldo on March 15, 2023, at the age of 52. Aida was a bright light to everyone who knew her. She was born on June 2, 1970, in El Paso, Texas, raised in Las Cruces, NM, and resided in the Phoenix, AZ area since 2011. Aida graduated from Las Cruces High School in 1989 and went on to earn three degrees from New Mexico State University. She worked as a nurse for fifteen years and was adored by many of her patients and their families for her compassionate, dedicated care. Last year, Aida fell in love and looked forward to building a life with her fiancé. Aida was funny, bubbly, and forever caring. She will be remembered for her vibrant personality, contagious laugh, and incredible strength. Aida loved family holidays and counted down the number of days until Christmas every year, when she and her daughters would spend the day making Christmas cookies from family recipes and listening to Christmas music. Her daughters will think of her when it rains, which she loved to enjoy from her patio. Most of all, she loved spending time with her family and loved ones. Her three daughters were her world. Aida is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Sommer Delgado and Brendon Jaramillo of Atlanta, GA; daughters, Sofia Pena and Isabella Pena; father and stepmother, Bruno and Minerva Zaldo of Las Cruces, NM; mother and stepfather, Rebecca Zaldo Tellez and Matt Munoz of Las Cruces, NM; sister, Monica Zaldo of Las Cruces, NM; brothers, Santiago Sosa of Albuquerque, NM and Stephen Zaldo of Aurora, IL; fiancé, Larry Slusser of Goodyear, AZ; and many extended family and friends. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Victor Zaldo and Beatriz Velarde Harvey; and Efrain Tellez and Bertha Miramontes Tellez.
Services will be held on Sunday, March 26th, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM, at Best Funeral Services West Valley Chapel, 9380 W Peoria Ave, in Peoria, AZ 85345; and on April 1, 2023, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, at the NMSU Spiritual Center, 1720 E University Ave, in Las Cruces, NM 88003.