|Birth: ||Aug. 22, 1924|
|Death: ||Oct. 20, 2009|
Antonito, Colo. resident Celedon Gilbert Jiron, 85, passed away Oct. 20, 2009, at the Conejos County Hospital in La Jara surrounded by his loving family. Celedon was born Aug. 22, 1924 in Lobatos, Colo. the son of Jose A. Jiron and Frances Mondragon Jiron.
Celedon was a World War II veteran of the United States Navy and a member of the Knights of Columbus in Antonito. He was employed with the Haborlite Perlite Corporation for 38 years in Antonito-Noagua, N.M., where he worked as a heavy equipment operator. Celedon had many hobbies, some of which included working on his farm with his equipment and spending time with his loving family.
Survivors include his wife Dora A. Jiron of Antonito; one son Frank Jiron of Antonito; two grandchildren Alejandro and Analicia Lopez both of Alamosa; one sister Josie Trujillo of Phoenix, Ariz., as well as by several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Celedon was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter Cindy Myra Lopez, eight sisters Bertina, Lala, Cleofes, Manuelita, Alice, Lala, Sevie, and Valentina.
A vigil service will be held on Thur., Oct. 22, 2009 at Romero Funeral Home in Antonito at 7 pm and Fri., Oct. 23, 2009 at 7 pm at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Conejos. A Mass of the Resurrection will be held on Sat., Oct. 24, 2009 at 10 am at the church. Interment will follow at the Los Cerritos Cemetery in Manassa with full military honors. Viewing and visitation will be held Thursday and Friday from 1-5 pm at Romero Chapel in Antonito who are in charge of arrangements.
Los Cerritos Cemetery
Created by: Ms. Clyde
Record added: Oct 22, 2009
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