Sunset Memorial Park

We believe all lives are worthy of honor and respect. We are the most highly endowed, perpetual care cemetery in the state of New Mexico.

Sunset Memorial Park is a not-for-profit cemetery that has been serving families of central New Mexico since 1929. Sunset is able to assist families who have an immediate need as well as helping others who are planning for their future wishes.

Our Staff

BRIAN TANGE

BRENDA RODARTE

CHRIS KELLER

DAVID ZUREK

DEANNA BACK

DEBRA CHRISTENSEN

ISAI MORALES

JOE ATENCIO

JULIE KELLER

KENNY THOMPSON

LINDA BASTON

LUKE ROGERS

OSBALDO CANALES

VALENTIN RESENDIZ

PAUL MARTINEZ

MANUEL GARCIA-VENEGAS

CRISTAL LUCIO-MARTINEZ

OMAR GOMEZ ORTEGA

PAUL GOMEZ

BILLY CREWS

DIANA RODRIGUEZ

JACOB GUEVARA

Our Board

LAREE ESTES PEREZ

Laree is a native New Mexican and grew up on the family ranch near Yeso, New Mexico. She enjoys horseback riding, trekking and many other sports.

She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Martin Marietta Materials, Inc., Raleigh, North Carolina, (Chair of Audit Committee) and Sunset Memorial Cemetery, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

MICHELLE COONS

Michelle Coons is the Regional President of WaFd Bank New Mexico. She has served as past ACI, UNM Foundation and Accion board chairs and is the current Board Chair of Economic Forum. She is also an active board member of Spaceport America and is the DreamSpring Treasurer.

Michelle and her husband, Bill, have 3 children and four grandchildren.

ROBERT “BOB” H. STEWART

Bob H. Stewart joined French Funerals & Cremations with the opportunity of working alongside of his grandfather, Chester T. French. Bob now has over 50 years experience in funeral and cemetery.

In addition to serving on the Sunset Board, Bob is active in the Kiwanis Club of Albuquerque, Hoffmantown Church, and Gideons International. He also served on the board of Presbyterian Hospital Foundation, and is Past President of the New Mexico Cemetery Association

ROBERT L. BOVINETTE

Bob spent his career serving in the non-profit sector, retiring in 2003 as the President & CEO of the Commonfund Group, a non-profit company assisting with education.

Bob has served or is currently serving on the boards for Sunset Memorial Park, the University of New Mexico Foundation, the Albuquerque Community Foundation, the United Way, the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra, the Bosque School and the Northern Illinois University Foundation.

JAMES T. ROACH

James T. Roach is an Albuquerque attorney in private practice and is a graduate of the University of New Mexico.

Jim is Past President of the New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association and Manzano Day School Board of Trustees. He has served on the board for Noon Day Ministries and is currently on the Board of Directors of the Albuquerque Rescue Mission and is Chairman of New Mexico Christian Legal Aid.

CHESTER “CHET” FRENCH STEWART

Chester French Stewart, “Chet” joined French Funerals & Cremations at the request of his grandfather, Chester T. French and purchased the business after his grandfather’s death in 1966. He served as President & CEO of the company for 41 years and now serves as Chairman Emeritus.

Chet’s servant leadership within the community has been extensive. A few of the many service opportunities include N.M. Funeral Service Association-President; T-VI (now CNM) Governing Board – Chairman; Better Business Bureau – Chairman; Alexis de Tocqueville (United Way)-Co-Chairman; Del Norte Rotary Club & Foundation; Albuquerque Holocaust Museum; UNM Anderson School Foundation; Noon Day Ministries; Albuquerque Community Foundation.

TOM E. ANTRAM

Tom is a native New Mexican and graduated with a BA from the University of New Mexico. He also holds an Applied Sciences Degree in Funeral Service. Tom is the President and CEO of the French Family of Companies which include French Funerals & Cremations, Best Friends Pet Cremation, and the Cremation Society of NM.

He currently sits on the Board of Albuquerque Economic Development, the Rotary Club of ABQ-charitable foundation and New Mexico Mutual. Tom also serves as a trustee of the Albuquerque Community Foundation. He has also served on the board and is Past Chair of the Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce, board member and Past Campaign Chair for United Way of Central NM, Past President of Rotary Club of Albuquerque, Past President of Ronald McDonald House Charities of NM, and a former Honorary Commander for the Safety Center at Kirtland Air Force Base.

Contact Our Staff

Please call 505-345-3536. If you call during non-business hours you may leave a message, and one of our team members will return your call the next business day.

Hours of Operation

The park is open 365 days a year from 7AM until 6 PM.

The CTF Mausoleum is open M-F from 8 AM – 5 PM, and Saturdays from 8 AM – 4 PM.

The Administrative Office is open M-F from 8 AM – 5 PM and Saturday from 8 AM – 4 PM.

We are closed on Sundays and the following holidays:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Easter
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

924 Menaul Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87107