Shannon Lee Blea, Age :45

Nov 22,1974---Sep 02,2020

Shannon Lee Blea, 45, passed away suddenly at her home in Santa Fe, New Mexico on September 2, 2020.


Shannon was born in Santa Fe, New Mexico on November 22, 1974 to Mr. Sammy Blea and Ms. Mary Collins.  She graduated from Santa Fe High School and went on to achieve an associate degree in art from the Santa Fe Community College.


Shannon loved her father Sammy more than anything else in this world. They had a unique and a very special bond with one another. Shannon was a rare diamond.  She loved people unconditionally with great ease.  Her heart was as big as the sky.  She was a selfless human being.  Always putting others before herself.  Shannon loved God and strived to be His faithful servant by serving others.  She was giving and willing to help out her family or one of her many, many friends at a moment’s notice.  Shannon had a passion for all animals and treated her own animals as if they were her children.


She is preceded in death by her grandmother, Abelina Rivera, and her beloved Uncle Larry Cordova. She is survived by her father, Sammy Blea, mother, Mary Collins (Anton), siblings Libby Bennett and Brad Byron (Kate) as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews.


Shannon will be missed greatly by all who had the privilege of knowing her.


Services will held at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church on Thursday, September 24, 2020

1301 Osage Ave., Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505


The arrangements are as follows:


Rosary – 10:00 AM

Funeral Mass – 11:00 AM

Interment – Rosario Cemetery, 499 N. Guadalupe St., Santa Fe, NM 87501


*Limit of people inside the church will be 100

*Graveside limit will be 10 people. Others may go but must follow the public health order

*Masks must be worn with nose and mouth covered at all times inside the church and at the cemetery

*Immediate family members may sit together

*Families that live together may sit together/Social distancing mandate must be adhered to



Arrangements entrusted to the caring professionals of:

Riverside Funeral Home of Santa Fe

3232 Cerrillos Road


(505) 395-9150


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Lloyd and Grace Rivera Sep 12 ,2020

Cousins ,Ranchos de Taos ,New Mexico

We shall miss our dear cousin whom has always been sweet and wonderful. Rest in Peace in the arms of Our Lord.

Marcella Sep 12 ,2020

Friend ,Santa Fe ,New Mexico

So sad to have lost such dear friend and co worker rest in peace my friend. Prayers go out to your famil

Bill & Jodie Wheeler Sep 12 ,2020

Friend ,Santa Fe ,New Mexico

Our heartfelt condolences go out to Shannon's family and friends. There are some who bring a light so great to the world that even after they have gone the light remains, that is Shannon. May your loving memories of her carry you through this extremely sad time.

Jeanette Sep 12 ,2020

Friend ,Santa Fe ,New Mexico

Shannon was a good friend. She will be greatly missed. My condolences to her dad and family. May she rest in paradise with our Lord.

LeRoy & Bella Blea Sep 12 ,2020

Uncle & Aunt ,Mora ,New Mexico

LeRoy & Bella Blea Sep 12 ,2020

Uncle & Aunt ,Mora ,New Mexico

Shannon you were one of the kindest sweetest, person we knew. I don't think you ever met up with a person you didn't like or they you. We will miss you very much. Until we meet again someday our beautiful Angel. Vaya con Dios. We love you always and forever. ❤️🙏🏻💔🌹🙏🏻😥💔❤️

Teressa K. Medina Sep 12 ,2020

Friend ,Santa Fe ,New Mexico

Sending my condolences and love to Shannon's father Sammy. Shannon was a very genuine pure soul and our lives are dimmer without her shine. Im sure her Grandma and her Uncle Larry were waiting for her and that she will watch over us from Heaven.

Sandra Sep 12 ,2020

Sammy, Blea family and extended family members. We are sorry to hear of the passing of Shannon. Every time we saw her she was very nice and respectful. She always had a beautiful smile on her face. May Shannon rest in peace and may God give you peace and strength during this most difficult time. Mike, Berna, Sandra and family

Brenda Hurtado Sep 13 ,2020

Friend ,SANTA FE= ,New Mexico

Mr.. Blea my deepest condolences Shannon was such a sweet lady May she rest in peace and may God Comfort u at this moment.

Phyllis Turner Sep 13 ,2020

forner co-worker ,Santa Fe ,New Mexico

I knew Shannon when she worked for Child Protective Services. we worked in different units and didn't have daily interaction, but when I met her in the hallways or break room, she was always sweet and friendly.

Glenda Ortega Sep 13 ,2020

Glenda Ortega Sep 13 ,2020

Friend and coworker ,Santa Fe ,New Mexico

My deepest sympathies to all of you. Shannon was a beautiful person inside and out. She will be missed.

Alfred Gene Romero Sep 14 ,2020

friend of the family ,Santa Fe ,New Mexico

Hello Mr. Blea. I was very sad to hear of the passing of Shannon. She truly was a kind soul with a big heart. She will be missed greatly and we send our deepest and sincerest condolences. I will always think of her hearty laugh and how much she cherished her friends and you. Many blessings to you during this difficult moment. Sincerely, Gene Romero, Anita Navrot, Tessa Ryan, and friends.

Sheila Lujan Alvarez Sep 14 ,2020

I am sorry for your loss Shannon was one of the most wonderful and caring people. I am so thankful to have enjoyed so many memories with her. May she Rest In Peace.

Loretta Sep 14 ,2020

Friend ,Santa Fe ,New Mexico

An earth angel here on earth. A heavenly angel in heaven now.

Andrea Martinez Sep 15 ,2020

Friend ,Santa Fe ,New Mexico

My deepest sympathy in the loss of Shannon. She was an amazing person and friend. May she Rest In Peace. May God bless you all and give you strength. You are in my prayers.

Drucilla Sep 15 ,2020

friend/co-worker ,Santa Fe ,New Mexico

Rest in peace Shannon. You were such a kind person. Glad to have worked with and known you.

Bobbette Salazar-Martinez Sep 15 ,2020

friend ,Santa Fe ,New Mexico

My deepest condolences to the family, may god bless and comfort you all. Shannon was a co-worker and she was very sweet. She always looked at the bright side of things, thank you amiga for sharing your joy! May you rest in peace. Bobbette

Kelly Sep 15 ,2020

Friend ,Santa fe ,New Mexico

My heart is deeply saddened by this news. Shannon will forever be remembered🙌🏻as the most kind considerate and sweetest people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing! May your wings take you places you never got to go! As we all know you are one of Gods angels in heaven above! God bless you and your family! Love Kelly & Rob

Veronica Blea Sep 15 ,2020

Prima ,Denver ,Colorado

“She had a smile so bright, you know she could have been a candle.” This is how we will for forever remember our beautiful prima and niece Shannon. Oh how we loved stopping by to visit you and your dad “Little Sammy” on our road trips to Santa Fe. You had a special kindness and warmth and always made us laugh and feel so welcome. You will be greatly missed by all of us. Love, Auntie Dora & primos and primas from Denver, Colorado and beyond 🙏🏼🌹😢💔

Michelle Chavez & Eric Dowdy Sep 16 ,2020

Close friends ,Santa fe ,New Mexico

Dear Mr. Blea, Our deepest condolences!!! Shannon (shanney) was the most wonderful, beautiful, sweetest girl we've ever known. She knew how to brighten up a room when she walked in and smiled. And that laugh she had, boy will I miss that so much!!! Her beautiful, her beautiful personality. You were blessed to have her as your daughter! Eric and I were blessed as well to have had her as our very good friend. We will MISS and always continue to cherish our memories of our Shanney !!! Fly Shannon, fly.......

Nancy Kernes Sep 16 ,2020

friend, former co-worker ,Santa Fe ,New Mexico

Shannon was the kindest person I have ever met. We worked together at CYFD for seven years. We also walked the dog park together through the years. She was always so sweet and cared so much about her family, her friends and her four legged babies. Take care in Heaven Shannon. You will be missed.

Vince Roybal Sep 16 ,2020

Amiga ,Texas

My condolences Mr. Blea. I can say she will be missed! Good bye Shannon fly with the Angels. Until Heaven opens the gates again.

Tammy Barth Sep 17 ,2020

Friend ,Santa Fe ,New Mexico

Mr. Blea, My heart and prayers are with you. You raised an amazing woman and I was blessed to be in her life. She was an angel on earth, and I know she is with Jesus as we speak. I'm here for you now and in the future. Please do not hesitate to contact me, as I will keep in contact with you. Sending Love and Hugs, Tammy

Leo Rivera Sep 18 ,2020

Friends ,Espanola ,New Mexico

Sammy our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Shannon was always such a nice person with us. May she rest in peace.

Francisco and Tamarra Martinez and family Sep 23 ,2020

Family Friend ,SANTA FE ,New Mexico

Shannon will always remain dear in our hearts💕...she helped us with our nana and was part of our family. She did always have a smile and only had nice things to say...she was so kind hearted.....we were lucky to have known her. It's extremely disheartening to lose such a beautiful soul but its obvious that God had greater plans for her. She loved her father dearly and we send our deepest condolences to him and to my twinbrother TJ.

KELLY MILLER Sep 23 ,2020


Shannon, you were my very best friend and I cannot believe you are gone. I keep reaching for my phone to call you but then I remember. Jasmine, Layleanna and myself loved you dearly and have always thought of you as part of our family. Thank you for everything you have done for us. There will never be another Shannon Blea...ever. Mr. Blea, losing a child is every parents worst nightmare and I am so sorry for the loss of your precious Shannon. Please know I am here for you.

Leroy Blea, Jr. Sep 24 ,2020

Cousin ,Berkeley ,California

Dear Uncle Sammy, I was so sorry to hear Shannon had passed. Love to you, the family and her beautiful soul. ❤️ Leroy

Barbara Sandoval Sep 24 ,2020

Cousin ,Albuquerque ,New Mexico

We lost a beautiful, loving woman. I’m so sorry for your loss Sammy. Heaven gained an angel. I was always impressed with Shannon and her gentle, loving spirit. May all the wonderful memories that you shared with Shannon be a confort to you in the days to come.

Mary Anne Lucero Sep 25 ,2020

To Shannon family & surely so sad to hear her passing she was such a BEAUTIFUL young lady inside & out. You will SURELY be missed. It was AWESOME working w u at CVS. REST IN PEACE IN HEAVEN.

Maria, Donna, Edward, Joseph, Eduardo, Andrea, Ruby, Rowan, and Davin Chavez Oct 05 ,2020

Friends ,Santa Fe ,New Mexico

“When he shall die, Take him and cut him out in little stars, And he will make the face of heaven so fine That all the world will be in love with night And pay no worship to the garish sun.” ― William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet My Dearest Friend and Sister, I think of you and miss you every day. I think of you when I listen to Madonna. I think of you as I look at the night sky. My family will love you until the end of time, dearest one! We all look forward to being with one of the most beautiful angels of all of heaven when we our time comes, for it is you, the brightest of us all. 🌹