Raul Alaniz Jr.

November 9, 1979July 13, 2012

Raul Alaniz Jr., 32, of Greeley, died July 13, 2012 in Greeley. He was born November 9, 1979 in Greeley, Colorado to Raul Sr. and Marisela (Cirlos) Alaniz. He was raised in Greeley where he also attended school. On October 13, 2005 he married Jennifer Nino in Greeley. Raul loved cars and working on them. He also loved the outdoors, hiking, rafting, fishing and boating. He was baptized at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church where he took his first communion. He loved landscaping and took a great deal of pride making things beautiful. He loved making people laugh and was the life of the gathering wherever he was. He made countless friends and loved meeting new people. He was always willing to help anyone in need. He loved his family and gave the best hugs. He dearly loved his daughter and had wished he could have spent more time with her. Raul is survived by his wife Jennifer Nino, of Windsor; daughter Evangelina M. Alaniz of Windsor; Parents Raul Alaniz Sr. (Maria) of Greeley and Marisela Aguilar (Paulo) of Platteville; Grandparents Antonio and Juanita Cirlos of Windsor; sisters Linda Alaniz of Boise, Idaho and Veronica Witman (Doug) of Greeley; brothers Freddie Alaniz (Vanessa) and Jamie Alaniz (Sierra) all of Platteville. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and several step-brothers and step-sisters. He was preceded in death by his grandparents Antero Sr. and Beatriz Alaniz; uncles Antero Alaniz Jr. and Jose Carlos Alaniz and aunt Olga Rivas. Recitation of the Rosary will be at 7:00 p.m. Thursday at Stoddard Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday at St. Peter’s Catholic Church. Interment at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Please sign online guestbook at .


  • Rosary Service Thursday, July 19, 2012
  • Committal Service Friday, July 20, 2012

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LA Kidd

July 18, 2013

So strong and so incredibly stubborn – but one of the most likable people I have ever met. My heart goes out to your loved ones Raul, it is a huge loss and it pains me that I did not know sooner. I will continue to think of you often, down to every last tattoo. Veronica, Maria, please know how terribly sorry I am, I am so sorry.

September 25, 2012

We are so sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. May the Lord give you the strength that you need and may your special memories bring you comfort. My heart goes out to you at this time and in the days ahead. Blessings to all. Janie De Luna and Burciaga Family
(Eagle Pass, Tx)

Monica Nino

July 28, 2012

My thoughts and prayers are with your family Raw.I'm going to miss you very much. You were a great father to your daughter, and will be missed very much. You will live always in her. You will always be in our hearts. You were a wonderful father, son, brother, uncle,cousin and yes son-in-law. Luv u

Kimberly Ulbrich

July 27, 2012

God bless the Alaniz family I am so sorry for your loss. Raw I miss you so much brother with all my heart. You were very special to me and to our family and you will be dearly missed. I love you always.

July 21, 2012

May God be with you all, we are so sorry for your loss. The world lost a wonderful man and a great friend. Raw: We will miss you and I know we will meet again some day. Until then.....Lots of love, prayers, and hope.
Ray Camacho Jr. and Family


July 20, 2012

Raul and I had what some might consider an odd friendship. I guess you could say I was his pen pal. Truly enjoyed getting his letters. And regardless of the circumstances..the world is now minus one really special man. My thoughts and prayers to all his family...

Kristi Chairez

July 20, 2012

Raw you will be missed. I'm saddened to know that I will never see you or hear your voice again. I love you Raw but you are in paradise with our good Lord Jesus Christ. We love you Raw..
Adam and Kristi Chairez

Heather Burns

July 20, 2012

Your smile and laughter is truly missed...I can't begin to express how much you are missed...I love you and will keep u forever in my heart...

Roxie Garcia

July 18, 2012

My thoughts are with all of you. I know this is especially hard due to the circumstances. Stand tall and remember the good times and love.