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Robert C. Noblin, Jr. is 44 years old and originally from Fredericksburg, Virginia. He has been serving the needs of others in funeral service since high school. He purchased Riverside Funeral Home in June of 2005, and immediately found a niche with his musical talent in Belen. Robert began playing piano at age 4, and his talent is used largely in church. He has played and will continue to play for many local churches. Robert is a member of the First United Methodist Church in Belen. He is graduate of Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service in Atlanta, GA. Robert enjoys playing the piano, karaoke, and being involved in the Valencia County community. He has also served on the Development Board of the University of New Mexico Valencia Campus as well as both the Belen Chamber of Commerce board and the Los Lunas Chamber of Commerce board. He earned his Certified Funeral Service Practitioner designation in 2017 and was also elected as President of the New Mexico Funeral Service Association in 2019. Robert also serves a City Councilman for the City of Belen.

He has a strong belief in providing honest service at a price comfortable to all and in 2011 made the decision to expand Noblin Funeral Service to include a convenient Los Lunas location. In 2021, he purchased Terrace Grove Cemetery, adding many new options to the Valencia County area for cremation and burial services, as well as pet cremation.

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Robert C. Noblin Jr., CFSP

Owner/Licensed Funeral Director

Samuel C. Moya

Samuel C. Moya

General Manager/Funeral Service Intern Director and Embalmer

Samuel C. Moya is a life-long resident of Belen, NM. He is the son of Genaro & Sandra Moya. He is a graduate of Belen High School, class of 2006. After graduation he joined the Naval Reserves and attended boot camp and Corps School in Great Lakes, IL. He holds his intern licenses in Preparation and Embalming and in Arranging and Directing. Samuel has a natural knack for understanding a family’s need at a most difficult time. “I feel proud that when a family entrusts their loved one to us, that I will be there for them”.

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Edward Saiz

Edward Saiz

Funeral Service Intern Embalmer

Edward has many years of experience creating a final memory picture through the care of their loved ones. He has three children, Erin, Joshua and Victoria, as well as a grandson Marcos.

"I will always take care of your loved one with respect and dignity."


Kristin Torres-Gurule

Kristin Torres-Gurule

Licensed Funeral Service /Embalming Intern (FSI 2353 and FSI 2352)

Kristin was born in Albuquerque and has been a lifetime resident. 

She received her Associates degree in Studio Arts from CNM and her Bachelors degree in Studio Arts from UNM. Kristin will graduate in May, 2020 from Amarillo College with her Associates degree in Mortuary Science.

Kristin has desired to be a part of Funeral Service since childhood.

She joined Director's Choice in 2018 after entering the mortuary science program and is also currently serving her internship to become a fully licensed New Mexico Funeral Service Practictioner upon graduation and completion of all other licensing requirements. 

Kristin is accompanied by her fiancé, Brian Rocco.

Away from Director's Choice, her interests are arts, crafts, her pets, her Etsy business and school.

Telephone: 1-505-275-6524


Richard Martinez

Richard Martinez

Community Awareness Ambassador and Funeral Service Associate

Richard was born in Albuquerque and has been a lifelong resident. His family has lived and worked in the Albuquerque area for 3 generations.

He attended Valley High School and CNM.

Richard began working in funeral service in 2003 and has served several local funeral homes throughout his career. He joined Director's Choice in 2008. Richard is a highly-valued member of our team working to inform the Community of how Director's Choice can help in the time of need.  He is proficient at assisting the funeral director and families at all times.

For enjoyment, Richard is a talented jewelry maker. 



Pat Jones

Pat Jones

Transportation Specialist



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