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Tracy Louise Vialpando

10 septembre 196425 janvier 2018

Tracy Louise Vialpando, born September 10, 1964 in Denver, Colorado died January 25, 2018 at her home in Lafayette, Colorado.

Tracy grew up in Denver, Colorado, the third of four children born to Gloria and Manuel Vialpando. She graduated from John F. Kennedy High School. She is survived by her daughter Stephanie Vialpando; her mother Gloria Villanueva; her brother Victor Vialpando; three grandchildren, Gabriel, Israel and Nariah; her niece Desirae Vialpando, nephews to whom she was Nana: Joseph and Manuel Vialpando; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. She was preceded in death by her father, her brothers Steve and Manuel, her maternal grandmother Seferina Romero, her paternal grandmother Sarah Vialpando, her maternal grandfather Steve LaCrue and her paternal grandfather Felipe Vialpando. For the past 15 years, Tracy worked at the cafeteria at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, where she used her culinary skills to add new items to the menu. She made many friends and was well loved by her customers. Tracy always wanted to do her best for “my customers.” The neighborhood children knew her as “Auntie Tracy” who always gave them treats, but sent them home if they started fighting or misbehaving.

Tracy hid a heart of Gold under a crusty exterior, however, when she flashed her mischievous, happy smile everyone knew that she cared for them in her own special ay. Tracy will be missed by everyone who knew and loved her. Please do a random act of kindness in her name today.

Visitation will be Thursday, February 1, 2018 from 5-7:00pm, Rosary will begin at 7:00pm at Olinger Crown Hill Mortuary, Chapel of Peace.

Memorial Service will be Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 10:00am at Olinger Crown Hill, Chapel of Peace.

Services

services précédents:

  • Visitation

    jeudi, 1 février , 2018

  • Rosary

    jeudi, 1 février , 2018

  • Memorial Service

    samedi, 3 février , 2018

AUTRES SERVICES:

  • Final Resting Place

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Tracy Louise Vialpando

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Dorothy Bustamante

10 février , 2018

Sending my thoughts and prayers to Tracy's family. I will always remember Tracy smile and words of encouragement. You will be missed..

Christina Book

10 février , 2018

Tracy was love, embodied, and I am grateful that I knew her. Far too short a time, but still, it is a beautiful gift to be touched by such a soul. The world is a darker place without her. I like to think she's lighting up another part of the universe, there, in all our lives, but we just can't see her. I miss you, Tracy.

gloria scott

3 février , 2018

Tracy I will never forget you , you were something else like no other! ,The 3 Amiga's in Heaven now , Aunt Sandy, Veronica ,Tracy I love you guys.keep an eye on them Manual! rest in peace .

Erika Marcum

2 février , 2018

Tracy was such an amazing person. During both just normal times and some very difficult times in my life, she was present and thoughtful. She was one of the hardest working people I've ever met. She's was truly a vibrant and beautiful friend. I'm so sad for all of you. Sending you all tons of love and prayers.

Angela

2 février , 2018

Peace out homegirl...

Marlene

2 février , 2018

There is nothing I can say about my sista Tracy that all of you did not already know. Tracy was hardworking, funny, generous, spunky as heck and genuine. With Tracy it truly was what you see is what you get. She was never pretentious and always wore her emotions on her sleeve. When she was happy she would flash that mischievous smile with a twinkle in her eye. When she was mad, sad or hurt you best make no sudden moves and back away slowly. Although I saw that side of her projected onto other people, she was never like that me. Like Louie and my kids I knew she loved me and would always be there to protect me.

One of my favorite memories of her is very much indicative of the person she was. It was several years before our other cousin Manuel had passed away and we were all at our favorite dive bar celebrating birthdays. When I got up from the table to go to the bathroom our other prankster cousin Ruben called Tracy from my phone pretending to me. He told her that I was out front and there was somebody trying to fight me. I came out of the bathroom just in time to see Tracy run past me out the door to come rescue me from whomever was trying to fight me. But that was just Tracy.

Every day I go to work and see her car because we always park in the same area of the parking lot. I go to my office, get my water bottle and head to the cafeteria to get water. Inevitably Tracy is the first person I see and am often greeted with a songma sista, sista. She loved her customers and often said that they were the reason she was still there. I would jokingly tell her that if she ever left, they would close the place down and I was right.

When we experienced difficult times at work or at home, she would come find me in my office or I would come see her in the café. She would share with me the fun weekends she had with the kids or we would talk about plans for the next family function. We often vented our frustrations to each other and shared some of the best and worst times of our lives together. There was an unspoken sense of security knowing she was always there. I'm just heartbroken that I was not able to be there for her in her final moments.

To my dearest Stephanie, I want you to know that your mom would tell me how proud she was of you. She was proud of the young woman and hard working mom you had grown up to be. I hope you never forget that.

Tracy was my family, my cousin, my co-worker and one of my best friends and I miss her terribly.

1 février , 2018

From 'day one' of Tracey's employment at NCAR, I could sense that she was a special person. Over the years, I often heard her talk about her family and assorted family activities. Her ability to remember names and faces was truly unique. It added a freindly touch to everyone's day. She will be missed by ALL!

Dennis Shea (Boulder)

Lisa Packard

1 février , 2018

Ahh Tracy... she was an awesome co-worker, friend and a beautiful woman who treasured the love of her family and friends. She would give you the shirt off her back if you needed it and practiced tough love with everyone! We are so sad and devastated and I can't imagine how her family feels at this moment. Please know that we hold her memory close to our hearts and if anything is needed, please call. She will be missed every day from here on.

1 février , 2018

From 'day one' of Tracey's employment at NCAR, I could sense that she was a special person. Over the years, I often heard her talk about her family and assorted family activities. Her ability to remember names and faces was truly unique. It added a freindly touch to everyone's day. She will be missed by ALL!

Dennis Shea (Boulder)

1 février , 2018

I looked forward to seeing Tracy every day at lunch in the NCAR cafeteria, even though it was usually just a quick 'hello" exchange. She was very forgiving of me for not always having my badge, but she knew everybody by name and was happy to "ring us up" by memory. I will miss Tracy's smile, forgiving nature, and awesome breakfast omelettes. My deepest condolences go to the Vialpando family.

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