Elva Jean “Mitzi” Weese Gagliardi, 69, passed away on February 28, 2013, in Alamosa, Colorado.
She was born on December 14, 1943, in Clayton, New Mexico, to Donald and Esther Weese.
Mitzi enjoyed life to the fullest, especially with her 4 “B’s”: Baseball, Books, Bowling and her Boys (her husband of 46 years and sons.) Mitzi was an avid baseball fan, rarely missing taking in and watching games. She always had a book with her, and loved to read. Mitzi was also an accomplished bowler, from her several career titles, to traveling for her own and her son’s Jess’ tournaments. One major bowling accomplishment is being a part of the only three-generation family to hold titles in bowling — her mom Esther, she and son Jess all have career titles. Always with a smile, and always making friends in any place, Mitzi always made every effort to help others. As a politician’s wife, many joked with her, calling her the “First Lady” while Al served as a member in the House of Representatives. Mitzi also enjoyed dancing, visiting with people, country music, traveling and spending time with family.
Mitzi is preceded in death by her parents, Donald and Esther Weese, a son Angelo Gagliardi; two brothers, Darrel Weese and Marvin Weese; sister, Levonna (Trinket) Weese-DeHerrera, as well as several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews and siblings-in-law.
Mitzi is survived by her husband, Albert Gagliardi; two sons, Mario (Bethany) Gagliardi of Illinois, and Jess Gagliardi of Colorado; a grandson Isaiah Landon Gagliardi; as well as three brothers, Neil (Mary) Weese of Cheyenne, Wyoming, Jerry Weese (Mary) of California and Pat (Dot) Weese of California, as well as many nieces and nephews and several cousins.
Viewing and visitation will be on March 7 from 2-5 p.m. at Comi Funeral Home in Trinidad, Colorado, and a Rosary will be held on March 7 at 7 p.m. at the Holy Trinity Church in Trinidad, Colorado, and a funeral service will be held on March 8 at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church, and burial at the Catholic Cemetery in Trinidad, Colorado.
Arrangements are taken care of by Comi Funeral Home in Trinidad.