"My most important lesson has been to learn to get along with people, to work with people,
and to love children," said Guadalupe "Lupe" Sena. "Religion has also been very important. I
learned my catechism on my Dad's knee. My religion is what kept me going. I have gotten along
Lupe began her teaching career under the supervision of the Sisters of the Divine Providence. She
came to Los Alamos to teach kindergarten at Canyon School in 1956 and taught until her retirement
in 1974. On July 5, 1999, the New Mexico State House of Representatives honored Senora Guadalupe
L. Sena for her "dedication and commitment to educating the children of New Mexico."
After retiring, Lupe volunteered at the Los Alamos Medical Center Hospital Auxiliary Lobby Shop
for 27 years. She became very active in the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP),
serving as secretary and president, resulting in a significant increase in local membership and
joint activities with the Espanola chapter under her guidance.
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