Our staff is comprised of dedicated and licensed professionals with the experience to answer all your questions regarding our services. Please feel free to contact any of our staff members at any time.
Owner/Licensed Funeral Director
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.
Future Funeral Director
Our youngest staff member holds a green belt in Karate. Even though she's young, Karlie has already expressed a strong desire to be a funeral director. She wants to grow up to be like Dad. Karlie also enjoys anime and volleyball.
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”.
Business Financial Coordinator
Kukutla was born and raised in Maseru, Lesotho, which is located in the southern part of Africa. Son to Retselisitsoe and Mamokete Motlojoa. He has one brother Nyathi. KK graduated from Southern Virginia University with a Bachelors in Business Management with a Finance Concentration. In his spare time, Kukutla enjoys playing and teaching tennis.
"I am happy to be given the opportunity to assist a great funeral team in a financial aspect. So in return we can support and care for our communities families with dignity and respect."
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."
Funeral Service Intern Director
Joseph Anthony Laurenzano, Jr. was born in Brooklyn, NY and moved to Belen with his family at age 12. After graduating from the New Mexico Military Institute, he worked for several years with Valley Ambulance of Valencia. He later joined the United States Air Force as a firefighter, which allowed him to travel to many parts of the United States and Europe before retiring in 1994. Upon retiring, Joe began a career in investments, insurance and real estate until he felt called to funeral service. Joe is dedicated to walking a family through a difficult process to ease their minds. Joe resides in Los Lunas with his wife, Jenny Garcia Laurenzano. They have two children, Christa Keller and Joshua Laurenzano; two grandchildren; and a fur baby, Lilly.
"Helping families in their time of need gives me a good sense of direction in life."
Funeral Service Intern Director/Embalmer
Funeral Service Intern Director
Matraesa is a Socorro/San Antonio native. She and her husband, Zach have two children together, Tannin and Tinleigh. As a family, they enjoy spending time together outdoors.
"I strive to provide our families with a familiar face; bringing comfort and education to the funeral planning and service process and thereafter."
Family Service Counselor
Jake Kettenacker, a native of Minnesota, proudly served in the United States Navy and moved to New Mexico in 1990. He is a lifelong insurance professional, owning and operating agencies prior to entering the funeral industry. Prior to joining Noblin Funeral Service, Jake was a manager at one of the large funeral firms in Albuquerque. Joining Noblin in 2012, Jake specializes in funeral pre-planning and arrangements. Jake lives in Rio Communities with his wife, Nancy and their three poodles. Jake is an active member of Valley Lutheran Church and the La Merced Moose Lodge. In his spare time, he is an avid golfer and competitive shooter with the Single Action Shooters Society.
"I like sharing my knowledge of the benefits of Pre-Arranging a funeral with our community."
Family Service Counselor
Dora is a California native with 25 years of experience helping families in the funeral industry. For Dora, it has been a honor and privilege to be of service to the many families she has assisted throughout the years. She and her husband Mark have two sons and one daughter.
"I love working and providing peace of mind to a family when they pre-plan. I also like building lasting relationships."
Noblin Funeral Service is pleased to employ Rosario Torres of Belen. Rosario is responsible for the cleanliness of the buildings and vehicles. Her dedication to Noblin Funeral Service is greatly appreciated and we are constantly complimented on the appearance of our facilities, flowers and cleanliness of our funeral home.
Crematory Operator/ Transfer Personnel
Ronnie enjoys traveling and being outdoors.
"I enjoy serving my community in their time of need."
Pet Services/Transfer Personnel
Paul Baca is originally from San Bernardino, California. His family moved to New Mexico when he was 13 years old. Paul is a 1984 graduate from Los Lunas High School. He worked for the Belen Consolidated Schools for over 20 years. Paul and his wife, Sandy have made Belen their home. They have four children and six grandchildren. Paul enjoys hiking, running and biking. Paul joined Noblin Funeral Service in 2015.