CHAMA — Chama resident Orlando Rudy Atencio, 83, passed away at his home under Hospice Care surrounded by his living family. Rudy was born on March 15, 1929 in Eaton, Colorado the son of Amarante Atencio and Abrelia Valdez Atencio. He was a Veteran of the United States Army and a member of the Grace Chapel Church Activities Committee. Rudy was a wonderful father, grandfather and great-grandfather who enjoyed playing music and spending his time with his family and friends.
Survivors include his daughter Marlene Smith of Los Angeles, CA; sons Clyde Atencio of Victorville, CA; Orlando (Maria) Atencio of Rowland Heights, CA; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Rudy was preceded in death by his parents, one brother Steve Atencio, one great-granddaughter Alexis Atencio and one grandson Adam Atencio.
A Prayer Service will be held on Friday, October 12, 2012 at 7:00 PM at the Grace Chapel in San Luis. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 10:00 AM also at the Grace Chapel. Interment will follow at the Chama Cemetery with full military honors. Arrangements are in care of Romero Funeral Home of San Luis.