John was born Sept. 12, 1938, in Alamosa, Colo., to Filadelfio and Florence (Valdez) Madrid. He married Margaret Talamante on Jan. 19, 1963, in Pagosa Springs. John worked as the sporting goods department manager at Walmart. He enjoyed hunting, dancing, listening to music and golfing.
Survivors include: his wife, Margaret Madrid, of the home; two daughters, Cynthia (Efrain) Quezada, of Pagosa Springs, and Jennifer Lopez, of Clovis, N.M.; a son, John Joseph (Tracy) Madrid, of Durham, N.C.; two brothers, Phil (Daisy) Madrid, of Prescott, Ariz., and Jeronimo (Lucile) Madrid, of Chandler, Ariz.; a sister, Bonnie (Anthony) Sandoval, of Farmington, N.M.; and an ex-son-in-law, Felix Lopez, of Albuquerque, N.M.; 10 grandchildren: Andrea (Andres) Echavarria, Chico (Brittany) Quezada, Vicki Quezada, Magi Quezada, Fabian Lopez, Faustin Lopez, Nicholas Lopez, Elizabeth Madrid, Eric Madrid and Luz Escarzega; and eight great-grandchildren: Andy Echavarria, Ramiro Echavarria, Alejandra Echavarria, Alyzia Quezada, Tony Quezada, Alexis Quezada, Alyssa Pacheco and Ariani Pacheco. He was preceded in death by his parents, Filadelfio and Florence Madrid; brother Carlos Madrid; and first cousin Edward “Butch” Madrid.