Swan-Law Funeral Directors

501 North Cascade Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO


Soledad "Alma" Lagarto Doherty

March 7, 1944August 5, 2019

Soledad “Alma” Lagarto Doherty passed away peacefully at her home, Monday Aug. 5, 2019 with family by her side. Known best as Alma by family, friends, and coworkers. Alma is survived by her loving husband, Paul Doherty; her 4 children, Jocelyn Pace, Marilyn Segura, Alma Leamy, and Leo Doherty; as well as her 5 grandchildren Jonathan and Kevin Pace, and Khalia, Nalani, and Aiden Leamy.

Alma was born in Tanauan Leyte, Philippines to Felix and Semiona Lagarto on March 7, 1944. She left behind a legacy of love and loyalty for family. No person who entered her house ever left hungry. She welcomed family and friends with open arms, even throughout her battle with Alzheimer’s and dementia. She took great pride in her work as a cashier at the Shoppette on PAFB, where she was regularly awarded for her excellence in customer service. Between Germany and Colorado, Alma worked for AAFES for over 20 years.

When Alma wasn’t working or taking care of family, she enjoyed spending time in her garden. She was so gifted that she could bring seemingly dead twigs back to life. Alma also had a wild side and enjoyed taking weekly trips to Cripple Creek, to try her luck at the nickel slots. She always shared her winnings with the family, often buying steak for our regular Sunday dinners.

Alma may have been seen as a small, quiet, delicate woman; but in reality, she was a natural beauty who was fierce and brave. She will be greatly missed by everyone who was better for knowing her. Being loved by Alma is one of the greatest gifts God has given this world. Rest in peace, Nanay, we know that God has welcomed you with open arms, just as you welcomed us into this world. Mahal ka namin, Nanay.


  • Felix Lagarto, Father
  • Semiona Lagarto, Mother
  • Paul Doherty, Husband
  • Jocelyn Pace, Daughter
  • Marilyn Segura, Daughter
  • Alma Leamy, Daughter
  • Leo Doherty, Son
  • Jonathan Pace, Grandchild
  • Kevin Pace, Grandchild
  • Khalia Leamy, Grandchild
  • Nalani Leamy, Grandchild
  • Aiden Leamy, Grandchild


  • Visitation Tuesday, August 13, 2019
  • Rosary Tuesday, August 13, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, August 14, 2019
  • Committal Service Wednesday, August 14, 2019


Soledad "Alma" Lagarto Doherty

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Ronald Pace

August 7, 2019

One of the funniest memories of my mother-in-law was having her call us on the phone at 2 in the morning to look for her children and drive down from Denver which was always a common occurrence because she cared about her children. The second best one is her giving me the nickname"the punk".