Elipio D. Duran

November 24, 1931February 6, 2013
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Maj. (Ret.). Elipio D. Duran, 81, passed away February 6, 2013.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years: Tanny Duran; brother: Jesse Duran; children: Judith Duran (aka Duran-Wing), Patrick Duran (Diana), Tammera Duran, and Rebecca Duran; grandchildren: Robert Duran, Barret Duran, Hadley Duran, Caleigh Duran (Fiancé Grant Brown), Tara Duran, and TannyAnn Duran; great-grandson: Anthony Barson and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Mr. Duran was born on November 24, 1931 in Fountain, Colorado. He was a graduate of Fountain High School.

Shortly after graduating High School he enlisted in the United States Army where he served for 23 years. During his service he was in the Korea War and the Vietnam War. Throughout his military career he was the recipient of numerous metals and honors including a Purple Heart. He also obtained his Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. After retiring from the U.S. Army at the rank of Major, he began a career in the United States Postal Service. During his 22 years with the USPS he was the Station Manager at the Ivy Wild, Rockrimmon, and Templeton Gap Stations.

After retiring from the USPS, he spent most of his time attending his grandchildren’s sporting events, fishing, hunting, and at his summer home in Texas Creek, Colorado. Elipio was an avid fan of all of the Colorado Sports teams, especially the Denver Broncos.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Joseph and Terreseta Duran; and 4 siblings: Estella Duran, Cypriano Duran, Arthur Duran, and Mary Duran.

A Viewing will be held at 5:00pm to 7:00pm on Wednesday, February 13th at Swan Law Funeral Home, 501 N. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs, Colorado. A Rosary will immediately follow at 7:00pm. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00am on Thursday, February 14th at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1830 S. Corona Ave., Colorado Springs, Colorado. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery.

Contributions may be made in his name to the American Diabetes Association.


  • Visitation Wednesday, February 13, 2013
  • Rosary Wednesday, February 13, 2013
  • Funeral Service Thursday, February 14, 2013

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Felipe Duran

March 4, 2013

I am sorry to learn my cousin has passed.
My condolences to his family.

Steven Lujan

February 14, 2013

Dear Family, Sorry for your loss. Uncle Elipio was one of my favorite Uncles, and also my confirmation godfather. Sorry I wasn't so far away from home, I will miss him. I send my prayers to your family, God bless, Stevie and Linette

John and Liliana Reyna

February 12, 2013

Every time I ever had the pleasure of talking with Elipio, he always had a smile on his face and I always left with a smile on my face. We all have been so blessed to have him in our lives. God Bless You Elipio. Our thoughts and prayers are with Tanny and all of the Family.

Rosalinda Sanchez

February 12, 2013

We are so sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace.

Monica Jackson-Fritzius

February 11, 2013

Dear Family, we are so sorry for your loss, you are all in our thoughts and prayers, we love you. Monica Jackson Fritzius Zak, Kylee, Cassandra, Matthew and Lalita

melissa jackson

February 10, 2013

It's times like this that I wish we didn't live so far away.. my Duran family is in my prayers..the next time we see you will be Missy and Zeke..and Aunt Marcy

February 9, 2013

Our hearts are with you in this difficult time... We are so sorry. He will be missed by many people. Tina (Duran) & Chuck Davis and Family

Kathy Duran

February 8, 2013

Dear family,
Please accept our sincere condolences in the passing of our loved one, who impacted our lives in many different ways. May the peace that passes all understanding fill your hearts today, and everyday until we who are in christ are reunited for all eternity.