|Birth: ||Jun. 7, 1922|
|Death: ||May 6, 2008|
Susie Elijia Candelaria
Susie E. Candelaria passed away Tuesday, May 6, 2008. She passed peacefully in her home surrounded with love, prayer and the support of her family and friends. Susie was born June 7, 1922, in Trujillo, Colo., to Serafin and Elecia Gallegos. She was an 85-year resident of Archuleta County.
Survivors include six children and their spouses: daughters, Loraine Young, and her husband, Richard, of Cerritos, Calif.; Melody Mohirka, of Erie, Colo., Villa Abeyta and her husband, Bill, of Tucson, Ariz. Her sons, Leonard Candelaria and his wife, Annette, also from Tucson, Ariz.; Gilbert Candelaria and his wife, Missy, who reside on the Candelaria ranch at Fossett Gulch, Colo.; and Patrick Candelaria and his wife, Debbie, of Pagosa Springs, Colo. Her grandchildren: Yvonne Brunson and David Lucero Jr., Allen and Lisa Young, Melissa Barajas, Mario and Angela Mohirka, Jessica and Jenice Abeyta, Patrick and Erica Candelaria, Derek, Keisha, Kelcie and Susan Candelaria, Trish, Kraig and Keith Candelaria, and 13 great-grandchildren.
Her first husband, Fred Quintana, who bravely gave his life during World War II for his country and our freedom, preceded Susie in death. Her husband of 55 years, Sy Candelaria, an infant son, Vincent Leroy, and their adult son, Vincent Daniel Candelaria, also preceded Susie in death.
A rosary will be held Friday, May 9, 2008, at 6 p.m. at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 10, 2008, also at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church at 451 Lewis St., with a Christian burial at Hill Top Cemetery in Pagosa Springs, Colo.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions please be made to the Guadalupe Society, c/o Jenny Bell, P.O. Box 116, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147.
Created by: Catalina Read Liles
Record added: May 26, 2010
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