Albuquerque woman honored for being a foster grandparent for 20 years

Rupertita Tafoya
Rupertita Tafoya

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – An Albuquerque woman who has spent more than two decades as a foster grandparent was honored Friday.

Rupertita Tafoya began volunteering in 1994. That’s on top of having 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren of her own.

The mayor presented her with a plaque Friday naming her the city of Albuquerque’s volunteer of the month. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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