ANTONITO — Antonito resident Eloy Ramon Atencio, 74, passed away December 8, 2012 at the St. Mary Corwin Center in Pueblo surrounded by his loving family.
Eloy was born on February 26, 1938 in Ortiz, Colorado the son of Rafael Atencio and Celina Ortiz Atencio.
He was a member of AARP, the Antonito Super Senior Citizens Pool Club and the Antonito Town Board. Eloy was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother who enjoyed playing pool, riding horses, fishing, going to the casino and above all, the time he spent with his family and friends.
Survivors include his wife Carmen Atencio of Antonito, Colo.; sons Kenny Atencio of Pueblo, Colo.; Ronnie (Lana) Atencio of Monte Vista, Colo.; Jimmy (Lorri) Atencio of Sterling, Colo.; daughter-in-law Terrie Atencio of Alamosa, Colo.; grandchildren Rachel Domingo of Thornton, Colo.; Eric Atencio, Laurisa Atencio both of Alamosa, Colo.; Tawny Atencio and Breezy Bauder both of Sterling, Colo.; great-grandchildren Andres Sandoval and Gavin Domingo both of Thornton, Colo.; sisters Margaret Cummins of Woonsocket, SD; Priscilla (Larry) Beaudin of Littleton, Colo.; Laura (David) Laux of Golden, Colo.; brothers Rafael (Jean) Atencio of Florence, AB; David (Cindy) Atencio of San Antonio, Colo. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Eloy was preceded in death by his parents, first wife Theresa Atencio, brothers Eddie Atencio, Alonzo Atencio, sister Pauline Atencio, brother-in-law Gene Cummins and one nephew Little Al Atencio.
A Vigil Service with Recitation of the Rosary will be held on Friday, December 14, 2012 at 7 p.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. A Mass of the Resurrection will be held on Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 11 a.m. also at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Cremation will follow and interment will be held at a later date. Friends may call on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012 from 1-5 p.m. at the Romero Funeral Home in Antonito who is in care of the arrangements.
In Memory of Eloy Atencio, donations may be made for Christmas for Children. Checks can be made to Carmen Atencio, P.O. Box 51, Antonito, Colo. 81120.