Center resident Alea Shanna Villagomez, 16, went to be with the Lord March 9, 2013. Alea was born on February 11, 1997 in Alamosa, Colorado the daughter of Jose and Theresa Villagomez. She was a 10th grader at Center High School. Alea was an amazing daughter, sister, cousin and friend who enjoyed reading, listening to music, working in the children’s ministry, watching movies and the time spent with her loving family and friends.
Survivors include her parents Jose and Theresa Villagomez of Center, CO; sisters Janet (Guillermo) Zapata of Ft. Collins, CO; Nadia (Kenneth) Thrower of Denver, CO; Alicia Jerome of Monte Vista, CO; brothers Gilbert (Lori) Chavez of Cheyenne, WY; Nehemiah Villagomez of Center, CO; Orlando Jerome of Monte Vista, CO; grandfather Jose Villagomez Sr., of Guanajuato, MX; paternal grandmother Marie Barela of Center, CO; special uncle Ritchie Barela. Alea is also survived by her biological parents, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Alea was preceded in death by her aunt Betty Ann Barela.
A Prayer Service will be held on Friday, March 15, 2013 at the Center Assembly of God Church at 7:00 PM. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 11:00 AM at the Center High School Gymnasium. Interment will follow at the La Garita Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Romero Funeral Home of Alamosa.