OBITUARY

Cecilia Marie Lobato

January 18, 1927February 12, 2021

Cecilia Marie Lobato, age 94, of Commerce City, Colorado passed away on Friday, February 12, 2021. Cecilia was born Tuesday, January 18, 1927.

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James Lobato

March 1, 2021

Grandma CeCe was my hero and is one of the main reasons I’m the son, father, husband, leader, pastor, and man I am today. I have too many fond memories to share here, but in short I will always remember how she served and loved people. It wasn’t until later in my life that I realized that the reason she had such a capacity to love was because of the love of God that overflowed from her heart. Grandma CeCe was madly in love with Jesus and was a model disciple - I vow to teach my children the same. She will be deeply missed, but her legacy lives on in the countless lives she impacted! I am so blessed to be called her grandson.

Mary Ellen Barnes

February 28, 2021

Grandma CeCe, Cecilia, Mother, Mom... I don't exactly know why I ever started calling Cecilia Grandma CeCe because she was more like a mother to me. 

I have so many found memories of Grandma CeCe. Many of them were while we were out doing errands, whether it was to the bank, library, post office, grocery store, Kohls or doctor appointments. Still, we always seemed to find time to stop at Arby"s, Wishbone, Mexican or Chinese for lunch or dinner.  I actually learned to drive an electric shopping cart! A grocery clerk had to give me instructions only to find it wasn't charged up, what an ordeal! Grandma thought it was time I learn to drive the cart out to the car to pick her up.  We always had an adventure out doing errands... even driving through one of the biggest hail storm in years! 

Grandma CeCe was one of the kindest, strongest, courageous, spiritual women I have ever known.  She was always open to new adventures and trying new things.  She gave good advice on life's trials and tribulations.  I will always remember her and keep her close to my heart.  Until we see each other again,  Love, Bill, Mena and Family.

Scott Belcher

February 27, 2021

Some of my greatest memories of my youth include the many, many visits to Grandma and Grandpa's house. Every holiday Ned and Cecilia's house was the host to all my cousins, aunts, uncles and others. My brother and I were very fortunate to live so close to Grandma and Grandpa Lobato, about 15 minutes away. Many of my best experiences growing up happened here. This included attending the Catholic Church often and seeing both of them there and even sitting at their pew with them, all 3 of us, my mom, my brother and I. Monica Lobato is my mom and daughter to Cecilia. My mom tells me so many stories and things about growing up in a household with 6 brothers and 1 sister. These are my uncles and aunt. And they each have been such an important part of my life, to this day. Stephen is my brother and pal. He and I were so lucky to enjoy the regular companionship of our 6 cousins, who all lived in Denver or Colorado Springs. They were also our closest friends! Cecilia was fanatic about the Lord. As was Grandpa. Grandma had integrity and character and wisdom! Her life was full and blessed by the hand of God.

Scott Belcher

February 27, 2021

Growing up my greatest memories include many visits to Grandma and Grandpas house. Every holiday Ned and Cecilia's home was the host to all my cousins, uncles, aunts, and others. My brother and I were fortunate to live so close to Grandma and Grandpa Lobato, only 15 minutes away. Many of the best experiences of my youth happened there. This included attending the Catholic Church often and seeing both of them and also sitting at their pew; all 3 of us my mom, my brother, and I. Monica Lobato is my mother and daughter to Cecilia. My mom tells me so many stories and things about growing up in a household of 6 brothers and 1 sister. Those are my aunt and uncles. And they have all been such an important part of my life, even to this day. Stephen is my younger brother and pal. He and I were so lucky to enjoy the regular companionship of our 6 cousins, who all lived in Denver or Colorado Springs. They also were our closest friends! Cecilia Lobato was fanatic for the Lord. She and Grandpa both were. Grandma had integrity and character! Her life was full and blessed by the hand of God.

Cecil Lobato

February 26, 2021

My mother was a truly lovely lady loved by many. She had so many close friends. She played piano & organ for Catholic masses for decades. She raised 8 children and was a big influence on the lives of her 9 grandchildren. Later in life she participated with a prison ministry for women convicts for years. Her wonderful nature reached far & wide. In her last months she was brave and continued to show compassion to others even as she knew her time was near.
I have so many memories starting from prior to grade school, elementary, middle, high school, college & beyond. Let me share a few. 1st day of 1st grade it was my mom holding my hand standing in line outside the school waiting to be let in. 4th grade one day I got home from school, walked into kitchen mom took one look at me and asked " honey whats wrong?" Don't know why I needed to cry that day, but she knew. It wasn't until 30 years later I needed to cry, and my mom was there. Middle school our marching band used to march on streets for practice. Mom would be there on the front lawn of house waving at me and my brother. Senior year in H.S. one Saturday afternoon after my football team just lost a close one. I'm on the team bus while team & I are sitting somber. Some of the guys are signalling to me. Hey I think your mom is looking for you. I get out of my seat to look out the window on the other side of the bus and mom is there waving from down below congratulating me on the touchdown that I had scored. Jeez Oh Pete.
My life's been a series of ups & downs, she was always there. Just about every day something happens that gives me reason to think & honor her memory. Rest in peace dear mother.

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FROM THE FAMILY