Natalia was passionate about life, including animals. She swam with dolphins, nursed ailing cats, dogs and birds. She asked God to bless all the animals of the world in her daily prayers. She made her husband always carry pet food in the car in case they encountered a homeless animal. She once bought out the supply of hot dogs at a convenience store in the Navajo Nation to feed a group of hungry dogs. She adopted many rescue dogs and cats over the course of her life, including her beloved Annie and Travis. She would be proud to support a student in the Mt. SAC Veterinarian Technician program.