Antero M. Alaniz Jr.

December 7, 1950April 16, 2010

Antero Alaniz, Jr. was born December 7th, 1950 in Eagle Pass, Texas to Antero, Sr. and Beatriz (Martinez) Alaniz.

He married Catalina Lopez De Portio on March 21st, 1973 in Eagle Pass, Texas. They moved to Greeley in 1977. Antero worked at Aguilar Concrete Products for 15 years and A&W Water trucking for 4 years. He attended church for the last 9 years at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greeley.

Antero was a Vietnam veteran and served with the 116th Armored Calvary Division. He served 18 months in Vietnam, and once released from the Army joined the National Guard, being honorably discharged January 23rd, 1977.

Antero was a strong family man, forging deep family roots in his children and grandchildren. He was extremely proud yet very humble of his service to his country. He received various accommodations including a Presidential accommodation, and fought in the Tet Offensive. Antero was an avid Dallas Cowboy fan enjoying strong rivalries. He was a tough loving father, a loving and devoted husband, and the proudest grandfather you could have known. He was a man of great honor and integrity, holding God, family, and country above all.

Antero is survived by his father Antero Alaniz Sr. brothers: Eddie, Robert, Raul, and Oscar, as well as a sister Ernestina A. Medina. He also leaves behind a devoted, loving wife Catalina, his children: Yvette & Jorge Espinoza, parents of Yulisa, JJ, and Fabian, Enrique and Jamie Alaniz, parents of EJ and Tori, and Lucas and Heather Alaniz, parents of Alex. Heis preceded in death by his mother, Beatriz M. Alaniz, brother Jose Carlos Alaniz Sr, and sister Olga Rivas.

Visitation 3-7 p.m. Thursday with Recitation of the Rosary to follow at Stoddard Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m. Friday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Interment Sunset Memorial Gardens.


  • Funeral Service Friday, April 23, 2010
  • Visitation Thursday, April 22, 2010

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Muñoz José María

April 12, 2011

Anterío, adorado primo, te recordamos con cariño, todos tus primos de acá de Piedras Negras, Coahuila. Confiamos en Dios que toda tu hermosa familia, incluyendo a mi querido tío Antero y a Cata, les haya dado consuelo en saber que estás a la derecha de Jesucristo, disfrutando. También sabemos que tú primo, también estas velando por toda tu familia.

Muñoz Martínez José María

May 4, 2010

Estimada familia de mi querido primo Antero Alaniz Martínez, reciban nuestras condolencias, sabemos que son ya tarde, sin embargo lo hacemos de todo nuestro corazón, que está llorando por Anterío, quien ya se encuentra ante Dios nuestro señor, creador de todas las cosas, quien llamó a su amado hijo, ante su presencia. Sabemos del gran dolor que nos causó su partida, sin embargo lo recordamos como un gran hijo, un magnífico ciudadano quien acudió a defender a su país, un grandioso padre, que les deja a sus hijos y nietos su legado como hombre bueno, prudente, amoroso y fiel esposo. Cata, le pido a Dios te dé la serenidad necesaria para seguir afrontando los embates de la vida, hay qué seguir su ejemplo de trabajo, de fraternidad y de digno hijo y mejor padre, ya que sabemos que como esposo, fuiste quien lo motivó a realizar lo que tienen y ser lo que todos lo que lo conocimos sabemos de tu apoyo y amor que le dedicaste, muchas gracias por hacerlo feliz, se le notaba, esa fue tu obra y te lo agradecemos, GRACIAS, muchas gracias. José María Muñoz Martínez, Piedras Negras, Coahuila México

Julie Quinonez

April 26, 2010

Tio, I can't beleive how much I miss you, and it's even harder to beleive you are gone. I don't know if i ever told you, you were my favorite Tio. Thank you for being there for us when we needed you most. Love you always. Your Chocolata - Julie P.S. I will miss your meatloaf.

Brenda Rotter

April 23, 2010

Dear Alaniz Family, I was shocked and saddened to hear of Antero's passing. I work at the Hillside, King Soopers as a Pharmacy Technician. I have been there almost 3 years and Antero was in quite often to get Catalina's medications. He always seemed so serious, yet kind, but I could always get a little smile from him. I will miss seeing him.

Catarino Duran

April 23, 2010

We were so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.

Servando & Rebecca Guerrero

April 23, 2010

To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
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Rebecca & Servando Guerrero

April 23, 2010

carrie zamora

April 23, 2010

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time. We are so sorry for your loss.
Carrie Zamora and Dave Asevedo

manny rodriguez

April 23, 2010

verdadera mente sentimos mucho lo que a pasado. y estamos orando mucho al senor para que les de el consuelo que solo el puede dar y la fortaleza para seguir adelante. que mi Dios los bendiga de parte de sus primos manny y linda Rodriguez pronto nos Dios lo permite from Quemado Texas


April 22, 2010

To al lof you thank you for your thoughts and prayers. Being the eldest son I knew the best of my dad, made me the man I am today.Dad I will miss you, miss the was you acted around the gramdkids truely the apple of your eye. Dad because of us and your grandchildren you will live forever. I love you dad..