Capulin resident Eloisa N. Marquez, 90, passed away December 26, 2013 in Alamosa, Colorado surrounded by her loving family. Eloisa was born on January 2, 1923 in San Pablo, Colorado, the daughter of Ramon Atencio and Sarita Valdez Atencio.
She was joined in marriage to Jose Ramon Marquez and upon his death in 1957, she dedicated her life to raising her five children. Eloisa was a wonderful mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and aunt. She enjoyed family outings, camping, four-wheeling, cooking, and doing puzzles, but above all she cherished the time she spent with her family and friends. Eloisa loved all farm animals and enjoyed being outdoors caring for all of her pets.
Survivors include her daughters Cordy (Lee) Garcia of Alamosa, CO and Norma (Manuel) Chacon of Capulin, CO; sons Alonzo (Sharon) Marquez of Arvada, CO; Hubert (Robbie) Marquez of Littleton, CO; and Armando Marquez of Capulin, CO; her sisters Sevilla Muniz of Capulin, CO and Vicky Ortiz of Capulin, CO; and brother Isidoro Atencio of Pueblo, CO. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren, 8 great- grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Eloisa was preceded in death by her parents, husband Jose Ramon Marquez, and one brother, Louis Atencio.
A Vigil Service with Recitation of the Rosary will be held on Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at 7:00 PM at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Capulin, CO. A Mass of the Resurrection will be held on Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 10:00 AM also at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Capulin. Interment will be held at the Capulin Cemetery in Capulin, CO.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Romero Funeral Home of Alamosa.