Center resident Rita Fay Vialpando, 71 passed away April 27, 2018 at the Rio Grande Hospital with her loving family by her side. Rita was welcomed into the world on January 1, 1947 in Monte Vista, Colorado; the daughter of Ernest Velasquez and Estella Torrez Velasquez. She was united in marriage to Joseph Vialpando on May 18, 1968 in Center, Colorado. Rita was a devoted and loving wife, mother, sister, aunt, cousin and friend who enjoyed doing crafts, gardening, reading scriptures, cooking, sewing, knitting, crocheting and spending time with her family and friends.
Survivors include her husband Joseph Vialpando of Center, CO; daughter Melissa Torrez of Ft. Collins, CO; son Jordan Vialpando of Center, CO; one grandchild Ursula Torrez, sisters Gloria (Nathan) Davis of Firestone, CO; Pauline (Jose) Martinez of Centennial, CO; Gail Archuleta of Colorado Springs, CO; brother Roy Velasquez of Florissant, CO. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Rita was preceded in death by her parents Ernest Velasquez and Estella Torrez, brothers Ernest Velasquez Jr., and Charles Velasquez .
Cremation was chosen and services will be held at a later date. The care of arrangements have been entrusted to Romero Funeral Home of Monte Vista. To leave online condolences please visit romerofuneralhomes.com