Josephine Alirez

July 10, 1928February 15, 2014

Josephine Alirez, wife of Joe L. Alirez, was married for 67 years. She was a caring mother of 7 children; 1 daughter and 6 sons. She has 22 grandchildren, 46 greatgrandchildren and numerous relatives and friends.

She was born to Nicolasa Magallón and Efrén García on July 10, 1928 in Atchison, Kansas. Josephine cherished her childhood and school years in La Barca, Jalisco, México with her grandparents. She returned to Denver, Colorado and met her loving husband Joe where they married April 12, 1947. She spent the following years raising her children and loved them very much.

Later in life, she was fond of traveling to parts of the world she’d never been before. She had the opportunity to travel with the church and made many friends. She traveled to Spain, France, Portugal, and Morocco. She also loved traveling with her to Jamaica and other islands in the Caribbean, Puerto Rico, Hawaii and various trips to visit family in Florida and México.

Other activities she enjoyed include, listening to music, dancing, going to the movies and plays. She especially adored each and every Chihuahua dog she ever ownedat least 5 over the years.

She also served as a foster grandmother to a number of children. She liked playing games and doing crafts with them.

She will be greatly missed.

Josephine Alirez, 85, passed away on February 15, 2014 at her home in Greeley, CO. She is survived by her husband Joe L. Alirez, daughter Angelina Colunga, sons; Mike (Betty) Alirez, Anthony (Marie) Alirez, George (Jennette) Alirez, Frank (Sylvia) Alirez & Robert (Bernadette) Alirez. She was preceded in death by her parents Nicolasa Magallón and Efrén García, son Louie Alirez, aunt Petra Salamanca, sisters Sally Castro, Jenny Badial and sister-in-law Mary Gomez.


  • Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, February 25, 2014
  • Rosary Service Tuesday, February 25, 2014

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Louis Alirez

February 22, 2015

I was thinking of you grandma this morning, and I wake up and this email was in my in box from so maybe you were thinking of me too.Love and miss you Grandma


February 20, 2015


Auggie,Martha & Family Sanchez

February 24, 2014

Our prayers go out to our son-inlaw Robert Alirez, and the entire Alirez family for their loss. May the Lord give this family peace now at this time of sorrow.

Anthony Alirez

February 24, 2014

Funeral 945 our lady of Guadalupe 1209 w 36th ave denver.

Eddie, Jennifer Moreno

February 23, 2014

Our heart's go out to the entire Alirez Family, may God give you peace during your time of sorrow.

steve gomez

February 23, 2014

to alirez family so sorry for ya loss are prayers are with ya all steve tina eyannna shane

Annette Badial Guzman

February 23, 2014

My deepest thoughts and prayers go out to my uncle and the Alirez family. May God Bless You in this time of sadness. Know that your mom will always be a whisper away, and in our hearts always. Blessings from Steve Sr. as well

Stephen Badial Jr

February 22, 2014

Our Thoughts and Prayers go out to the Alirez family. Having just Lost my Mother. I remember what my family went through having that empty feeling that only time can Heal. I will always remember her as a Loving Aunt.
God Bless you All.

Sharon Howell (Gomez)

February 22, 2014

My prayers go out to my uncle Louie and his family. I know how you feel losing your mother and wife. Special blessings to each and everyone of you! God bless!

Sally Montoya-Dellinger

February 21, 2014

Our thoughts & prayers to the whole family. May God Bless you Angelina with the strength to adapt to life without your mother, well all of Josie's children and husband. Love Ya Steph from all of your family here in Rocky Ford
Sally Montoya-Dellinger and the Montoya Family