Carmen Fannie Alicea

December 26, 1928December 28, 2013
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Carmen Fannie Alicea, 85, of Fort Collins, died Saturday, December 28, 2013 at her daughter’s home. Carmen was born on December 26, 1928 in Johnstown, Colorado to Santos and Theresa (Montanõ) Moya.

Carmen grew up and attended schools in the Johnstown and Milliken area. She moved to Loveland with her family, where she helped on farms.

In 1947, she married Pete Ortiz. After their marriage, Pete and Carmen lived in Loveland. They then moved to California in 1958. They later divorced in 1972. Carmen continued living in California until the mid-1980s, when she returned to Colorado and lived in Fort Collins. She then married Marcelino “Max” Alicea in Fort Collins in 1994. He died on March 29, 2003. In 2012, she moved to Greeley to live with her daughter, Shirley.

Carmen was a member of Calvary Chapel in Fort Collins. She worked in a drugstore in Loveland and she and her sister were the first Hispanic people to be hired.

Carmen is survived by two daughters, Shirley Ortiz-Estrada of Greeley and Mrya Ortiz of West Covina, California; a son, Santos Ortiz of Angel Fire, New Mexico; sisters, Fannie Medina (Rudy) of Greeley, Dorothy DiGuglielmo of Mesquite, Nevada, Annie Greenfield and Mattie Hererra (Abel) all of Loveland, Priscilla Ramos (Sam) of Mesquite, Katie Stack and Flora Romero (Joe) all of Loveland and Judy Montanõ of Thornton; nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Robert Ortiz, sister, Tiny Martinez and brother, Arthur Moya.

Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, January 4, 2014 at Calvary Chapel, 2602 West 27th Street, Greeley. Interment Sunset Memorial Gardens.

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  • Funeral Service Saturday, January 4, 2014

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Myra Ortiz

March 12, 2014

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March 12, 2014

Marsha Alicea

February 4, 2014

Shirley, I know Heaven has gained a wonderful angel, but I have lost a wonderful Sister-In-Law...God answered her prayer. Your Mom is now eternally with her love Max. May your Mom's memory bring you a source of warmth and comort. Our Deepest Sympathy, Louis & Marsha Alicea

Cheryl Alicea

January 14, 2014

The Alicea Family send love and prayers to the Family for the lost of Mrs. Carmen Alicea, a very sweet lady , but we know she's with The Lord and Max. Shirley thanks for letting us know about your mom Always, Cheryl & Raul Alicea (Florida)

Angie Pearce

January 4, 2014

Praying for comfort from the Lord for all of you at this time. Rejoicing for Carmen now in the arms of our Savior. Love you Shirley.

January 3, 2014

Carmen was just like my second mother! She was one of the sweetest and most gentle people that I have ever known. I will miss her greatly and every time that I return to Ft. Collins, I will remember her. I love you Carmen and may you now rest in peace. Maurice Stephens, Cathedral City, CA.

Jerry & Theresa Garcia

January 3, 2014

Aunt Carmen was very special to us! We wish we could be there to help celebrate her life. Love and prayers to Sandy, Shirley and Myra. Your mom will be missed by so many.

Presilla Ramos

January 2, 2014

One of the greatest gifts I ever had came from GOD...I call her sister. God gave me nine of these gifts, Carmen is one of them. Love Presilla