Antonito resident Eleucaria C. Vialpando, 99, passed away September 28, 2013, at the Conejos County Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Eleucaria was born on October 30, 1913, in San Antonio, Colorado the daughter of Tobias Martinez and Pacifica Jaramillo Martinez. Eleucaria was a wonderful mother and grandmother who enjoyed crocheting, gardening, cooking and spending time with her grandson Zackari.
Survivors include her grandson Zakari Mohammed of Antonito, CO; daughter Rosalie (Julian) Espinoza of Cheyenne, WY; and her granddaughter Andronma Espinoza of Cheyenne, WY. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Eleucaria was preceded in death by her parents Tobias and Pacifica Martinez, one granddaughter Cordelia Marez and two brothers Carlos Martinez and Aurelio Martinez.
A Vigil Service with Recitation of the Rosary will be held on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at 7:00 PM at the Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Conejos. A Mass of the Resurrection will be held on Wednesday, October 2, 2013 10:00 AM also at the Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Interment will follow at the Los Cerritos Cemetery in Manassa. Arrangements are in care of Romero Funeral Home of Antonito.