Alex Espinoza

ROMEO — Alex Espinoza, 74, passed away on January 19, 2021, after a long battle with Covid-19.  He was born on September 3, 1946, to Adonais and Guadalupe Espinoza in Romeo, Colorado.  In 1976, he met his future wife Joyce and they wed in 1979.  They had one daughter together, Courtney Anne Espinoza.  Alex was a musician having his own band in the ’70s and ’80s, named the Sonics.  He played a variety of music on the guitar, but his passion was Spanish music.  He loved corridos and rancheras.  During his retirement, he enjoyed activities such as chopping wood, cooking, and spending his days with his beloved Chihuahua, Bella.

He was a devoted Catholic and heavily practiced his faith.

Alex is survived by his wife Joyce Espinoza, his daughters, Courtney Espinoza, Barbara Ulibarri and Karen Gomez, son Christopher Gomez, his siblings, Gilberto Espinoza, Benny Espinoza, Laurinda Quirova, Gloria Duran, Eneda Runge, Yvette Benavidas, June Salazar, Sharon Lucero and Lisa Pohl as well as numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

Alex was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Charles Espinoza, his sister Dorothy Duran and his oldest son Lawrence Espinoza.

Due to Covid, a private family service will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Alamosa and burial will follow in the San Luis Valley Cemetery in Monte Vista.  Contributions are suggested to La Puente and may be made in care of the funeral home office.  To express condolences, please visit


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