OBITUARY

Lucy Espinosa

December 13, 1928November 10, 2012
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Lucy Espinosa, 83, of Milliken passed away on November 10, 2012, at her home, from cancer and congestive heart failure. Lucy was born December 13, 1928 to Rafael and Catarina (Ramos) Martinez in Dawson, New Mexico. As an infant Lucy moved to Colorado with her family. On May 28, 1946 Lucy eloped with her sweetheart, John Espinosa and were married by the Justice of the Peace in Denver. They were later married at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church in Greeley on November 22, 1946. John and Lucy moved to Chicago in 1958 and later returned to Colorado in 1969. Lucy was a wonderful cook. She enjoyed many hobbies including camping, hiking, crocheting, embroidery and puzzles. Lucy had a particular liking for vegetable and flower gardening. She passed her gardening knowledge onto her children. Lucy’s greatest accomplishment was her family. She had family over every Sunday for dinner. Christmas and the Fourth of July were a time for the Espinosa family to also gather. Lucy was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church and the Milliken Senior Center. Lucy is survived by two daughters, Kathy (Mike) Otero, Liz (Ed) Strehlow; son, Rick Espinosa (Vicki Morgan) ; daughter-in-law, Ophelia Espinosa; five grandchildren, Desiree (Ken) Kruise, John I. Espinosa (Victoria Montoya) , Pam Lovell, Perry Otero, Robert Otero; seven great-grandchildren, Nathan and Alyssa Kruise, Tina, Allison and Hannah Lovell, Davis and Jade Otero; sister, Frances (Rudy) Munoz; two brothers, Gus (Mary) Martinez, John (Virginia) Martinez; three special and dear sister-in-laws, Delia Espinosa, Rene Martinez, Carmen Peralez; she is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Lucy is preceded in death by her beloved husband and her son, John Michael Espinosa. Recitation of the Rosary 10:30 a.m. Thursday followed by Mass of Christian Burial at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Johnstown. Interment Johnstown Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John the Baptist Catholic Church Building Fund, in care of Stoddard Funeral Home, 3205 W. 28th Street, Greeley, CO 80634. To sign online guestbook, please visit www.stoddardsunset.com.

Services

  • Recitation of the Rosary Thursday, November 15, 2012
  • Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, November 15, 2012
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Lucy Espinosa

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Tania Martinez

November 15, 2012

For my Aunt Lucy

Tania Martinez

November 15, 2012

My heart goes out to all the family. You will forever be in our hearts and memories!

Jesse Solomon

November 14, 2012

We would like to express our sincere sympathy to the family and friends for this loss. We extend our prayers and Love to you as we always do. Your family's Love will continue to be the strength that holds you and fills the void that is left.

Nick Martinez

November 14, 2012

Psalm 116 vs. 15, "Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints".
The last time I saw Aunt Lucy was in the summer of 2007 when I took her and my Aunt Rene Martinez out to lunch. I am sure the family is comforted by knowing that she knew her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and that she is in his presence now. I spoke to Rene today and since they were like sisters, Rene will surely miss her. I pray that you will all comfort each other during this time of loss.

God's blessings to the family! Trusting in Jesus always!

Nick Martinez, Toledo, OHIO.
Son of Manuel (Lucy's Brother who passed away in 1970) and Josie Martinez Lucy's sister in law who passed away in 2002.
I can be contacted at jcilcps@att.net

Delia Garcia

November 13, 2012

Your in my prayers. God Bless you all. from your cousin Delia Garcia in Brighton.

Emil,Marian Romero

November 13, 2012

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

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