Carl "Channa" E. Aldaz

December 31, 1960January 24, 2011

Carl “Channa” Eugene Aldaz, December 31, 1960 – January 24, 2011

A lifelong resident of the Westside of Colorado Springs, Carl Aldaz, 50, entered into eternal rest in the presence of his lord on January 24, 2011 with his family and friends at his side.

He was born in Monte Vista, CO to Alfred F. and Amelia C. Aldaz who survive. He grew up in Colorado Springs and graduated from Coronado High School. Carl grew up one of eight siblings and is preceded in death by his brother Dennis and sister Edith and is survived by Carla his twin, Nadine, Leonard, Frieda, and Jeanine. More than anything else, Carl loved the children in his life and will be missed by his three children Sabrina Grimaldo of Colorado Springs, Chris Martinez of Seattle, WA, and Alex Martinez of San Antonio, TX, four grandchildren, Mariah, Frankie, JoJo, Emma, and numerous nephews and nieces.

Carl was a strong, caring man of faith that enjoyed life to the fullest. He could always be counted on to brighten a darkened day, help those in need, and to crack a joke that would keep his friends laughing until they cried. Some of his favorite things were his ’68 Chevelle, the Denver broncos, the Colorado Buffs, supporting his nephews and nieces in sports, and living every moment that he was given.

Visitation will be on Friday, January 28, 2011 at Swan Law Funeral Home, 501 North Cascade Ave. from 2:00 pm-5:00pm. A rosary will be read Friday evening at 7:00 pm at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 2020 West Colorado Avenue. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11:00am Saturday, January 29, 2011 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment will immediately follow at Fairview Cemetery, 1000 South 26th Street, Colorado Springs. Swan Law Funeral Directors, 501 North Cascade Avenue is handling all arrangement.

Arrangements under the direction of Swan-Law Funeral Directors, Colorado Springs, Colorado.


  • Visitation Friday, January 28, 2011
  • Rosary Friday, January 28, 2011
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, January 29, 2011
  • Graveside Service Saturday, January 29, 2011

Carl "Channa" E. Aldaz

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mariah grimaldo

December 18, 2011

come back papo i need you really bad i love you so much. why did you haft to leave me at a bad time like this. i miss you so crying for you and promise me you would be waiting at the gates of heaven to greet me once we meet again. i love you very much. if i had one wish it would be i wish my papo was still were the nicest guy ive ever met

Maranda Garcia

October 8, 2011

You will be missed!

mariah grimaldo

June 9, 2011

I am crying for you now popo i really miss you

mariah grimaldo

March 29, 2011

i love you papo and i will never forget you at all frankie and joseph loves you very much too we all miss you and we all love you im starting a book on you that willbe amaing and hope you love it love you

February 5, 2011

My dearest sister, Alfred, and children. This message, I pray, will be accepted in lateness and possibly, not well written. I am sorry I was not there for you at the time of Carl's memorial services or afterwards to be with all of our loved ones. My hospitalization, etc.., not only kept me from coming to you but it also has kept me from grieving with each of you. In the last two days I have been crying like crazy - just thinking of the times we spent together last April. Carl was so gracious in getting my phone at the house after he had already taken me to the airport. He never complainted - he was just tickled that he could help me. What a guy. I can still hear him say, "No problem, Aunt. It is okay." I will come to you soon, God willing, so we can visit without interruptiions. God is in control - I have learned this more succinctly in the last month.

I love the following song. I cry every time we sing it at church. I think each of you will appreciate it because we are God's family.

"We're part of the family that's been born again. Part of the family whose love knows no end; For Jesus has saved us and made us His own. Now we're part of the family that's on it's way home.
When a brother meets sorrow we all feel his grief; when he's passed thru the valley
we all feel relief; Together in sunshine, together in the rain. together in victory thru His precious name.

And though wome go before us, we'll all meet again; Just in side the city as we enter in; There'll be no more parting with Jesus we'll be, Together forever, God's family.

Chorous: And sometimes we laugh together, sometimes we cry; sometimes we share together, heartaches and sighes; Sometimes we dream together of how it will be when we all get to Heaven - God's family."

Joe and I love you all very much; our hearts grieve for you. Carl is at rest and we will all pass through those gates too. Thank you for taking time out to pray for us during your great valley. I know that those prayers were part of God's answer to pull me through my little valley.

Love - Cenobia Abachiche and Joseph Hodgson
Lebanon, Oregon

February 2, 2011

I find myself wanting to call you and tell you the funny things Joseph comes up with..he will always be your crazy lil guy..Just like his Papo. We love you and miss you so much. Watch over us always. Your Daughter.

Roger and Judy Hammock

February 2, 2011

Dear Nadine,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We pray for you without ceasing.
God bless you.

mariah grimaldo

February 1, 2011

I love you popo and miss you very much rest in peace

Dee Salamon

February 1, 2011

Nadine & Family, So very sorry to hear of your loss. You will be in our prayers. Dee & David Salamon

Tammy Gilman

January 31, 2011

So sorry to hear about your father. My prayers are with you and your family.