ALAMOSA — Pueblo former Alamosa resident Shirley Charlotte Quintana-Espino, 68, went home to be with the Lord on December 30, 2020, at her home under Hospice care surrounded by her loving family. Shirley made her big debut into the world on February 13, 1952, in Alamosa, Colorado, the beloved daughter of George Quintana and Mary Velarde. Anyone who knew Shirley knew she devoted her life to caring for her husband, children, grandchildren and in all actuality anyone in need. She would give the shirt off her back if anyone needed it. Her home was always open to everyone. She was the definition of a caregiver and an example of what it meant to be selfless and show the meaning of true unconditional love. Shirley was also devoted to her faith and her love for God. She was a DORCA and had served the apostolic church for over 20 years. She was a prayer warrior and believed there was not one thing that the power of prayer couldn’t fix. She was her family’s rock and she will be dearly missed by all who knew her.
Shirley will live on through her husband Pastor Juan Espino of Pueblo, CO; daughters Trina “Tina” Gallegos (Troy Salazar) of Las Vegas, NV; Lilliana Espino (Lupe Velasco) of Pueblo, CO; son Daniel (Loren) Gallegos of Pueblo, CO;
18 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, sisters June Duran of Denver, CO; Linda Chavez of Alamosa, CO; brothers Bernie (Peggy) Quintana of Denver, CO; Joey (Kathy) Chavez, Johnny Chavez both of Alamosa, CO. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Shirley was preceded in death by her parents George and Mary Quintana, grandson Daniel Vince Aragon, and great-granddaughter Dolci Gallegos brother Michael Quintana.
A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, January 6, 2020, at 11:00 AM at the First Christian Church in Alamosa. Interment will follow at the Alamosa Cemetery. To leave online condolences please visit romerofuneralhomes.com. The arrangements have been entrusted to Romero Funeral Home of Alamosa.