Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Community, College Activist Peralta Dies.

Byline: Tara King Journal Staff Writer

A community activist and candidate for the University of New Mexico-Valencia Campus Advisory Board died at her Rio Communities home Monday.

Sue Ellen Peralta, a 50-year-old mother of three, was found by her mother, Ruth Campbell, at Peralta's home, said Steven Campbell, Peralta's grown son.

Another son, Matthew, is 18 and her daughter Kara is 17.

"It was totally unexpected," Steven Campbell said. "We are all in shock."

An autopsy has been conducted but Campbell said it would be several weeks before the family would know the cause of death. Foul play is not suspected, he said.

Peralta, a former UNM-Valencia Campus student government president, was to start her new job as legislative aide for newly elected state Rep. …

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