OBITUARY

Eduardo Apodaca

September 3, 1939March 20, 2012

Eduardo I. Apodaca passed away suddenly from a ruptured brain aneurysm on Tuesday, March 20, 2012. He was born in Santa Fe, New Mexico, on September 3, 1939. He was a gifted athlete, participating in baseball, basketball, and football.

He served in the Army after graduating from high school. After marrying his high school sweetheart, Tina, they enjoyed living in Northern California for 10 years where he worked at Ryerson Steel. They returned to his beloved southwest in 1977. He enjoyed working with families for 25 years to renovate their homes as a Rehabilitation Specialist for Colorado Springs Redevelopment Department.

He enjoyed traveling to various locations in his motor home during his retirement. His greatest joy was his home and family activities including helping his granddaughter at the racetrack. He loved coaching, teaching and supporting others. He treasured his Hispanic culture and heritage.

Eddie was a generous, helpful, loyal, and honorable man. He always put others needs before his own. He has left an empty void in the lives he touched.

He is survived by his wife, Tina, his sons Carlos (Yvonne) and Steve (Denise) and his grandchildren, Dario and Alexis. He is also survived by his mother, Magdalena, and late father, Ireneo Apodaca. Also surviving are brothers Isaac (Esparanza), Alfonso and family from Las Vegas, New Mexico, Patrick Apodaca and family from Espanola, New Mexico, his sisters and their families, Vangie (Phil) Bustamante, Christine (Nick) Montoya, and Edwina (Artie) Zacchia of Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Viewing is scheduled for Friday, March 23, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Rosary services will be held at 5:00 p.m. at Memorial Gardens Chapel, 3825 Airport Rd., Colorado Springs.

The mass of Christian burial will be held on Saturday, March 24, at 10:00 a.m. at St Joseph's Catholic Church, 1830 S Corona, Colorado Springs. Entombment will be held at Memorial Gardens.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, March 23, 2012
  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 24, 2012
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Alexis Apodaca

August 25, 2012

My grandfather was a great man. I will miss him dearly but will take pride knowing he is safe with God.

Bob Irwin

March 24, 2012

What a tremendous person to all of us growing up with you, Steve. Our thoughts are with you and your entire family. The Irwins

Carla Hartsell

March 24, 2012

I am so sorry to hear about Eddie. I truly enjoyed my work with him while I was with the Community Services Department. What a joyous spirit he had.

Tracy Talkington

March 23, 2012

Tina, Carlos and other family, I am very sorry for your loss. I will miss Eddie down at the YMCA. He was always smiling and would always great me with a "good morning young lady", I will miss him very much. May all your good memories of Eddie keep a smile on your faces as you go through this tough time.

Jack Spann

March 23, 2012

We are saddened to hear about your loss. Eddie and I worked together for over 20 years at the City of Colorado Springs. We shared many laughs throughout the years about our families, hobbies and motor home adventures. In fact, he inspired us to purchase our first motor home.
One of our favorite memories of him was during one of the company picnics at Bear Creek, where he played horsey with our youngest daughter Hannah. Another memory is when he had to give up his favorite daily breakfast of eggs and bacon, he made us laugh with tales of suffering. He is loved and will be missed.
Jack, Loris, La Wanna, Juliana, Jaculine, Hannah, Nathan, Jeanette and Elizabeth Spann

Betsy (Rasmussen) Kirkley

March 22, 2012

Dear Tina and Family, I am so sorry to hear about Eddie. I will treasure my memories of working with him at the City's Rehab Office for all those years. One of my favorites will be Eddie driving Tina's red Corvette to work with a big smile on his face. I am glad he was able to retire when he did so he could enjoy it because it was well deserved.

He was a great man and my heart goes out to the family.

Diane Summers

March 22, 2012

Dear Tina and Family, I am so sorry to hear of Eddie's passing. I am thinking of you and praying for you at this difficult time.

FROM THE FAMILY