February 17, 1950 – December 1, 2018
Guadalupe Velasquez, 68, formerly of Fort Lupton, passed away Saturday December 1, 2018 at his home in Brighton, Colorado. He was born February 17, 1950, in Alamo, Texas, to Camilio Velasquez and Patricia Escobedo. He grew up there and went to St Joseph Catholic school and then on to Donna Public Schools. Guadalupe served as a Sargent in the Army and fought in the Vietnam War, he is a decorated war veteran having received many awards and medals, including the Silver Star for gallantry in action against an armed hostile force. He was married July 6, 1971, at the age of 21, to Elodia Ybarra, in Brandenburg, Kentucky. They were married 47 years. He worked in the Oilfield/Pipeline industry and then went on to work in Restaurant Management for 20 years until he retired in 2006.
He loved wood working and building things in his backyard, he was always Mr. Fix-it and would always be willing to help his children out when something was broken. He loved reading, listening to music, working on his coin collection and he would never pass up an opportunity to go gambling up in Blackhawk. He was a very loving, caring person who would light up the room with his sense of humor and jokes, he will be greatly missed by family and friends.
Guadalupe is survived by his wife, Elodia Velasquez; daughter, Adeline Velasquez (Manuel Valenzuela), of Morrison, Colorado; daughter, Delia (Shane) Smith, of Fort Lupton, Colorado; son Desi (Jamie) Velasquez, of Brighton, Colorado; four grandchildren, Samantha and Alex Smith, Dominic and Anya Velasquez; sister, Julia Castillo of McAllen, Texas; sister, Dominga Poulaillon of Wichita, Kansas; sister Olga Lopez of Donna, Texas; uncle, Domingo Acosta of Keenesburg, Colorado; many nephews, nieces and extended family. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers; and one granddaughter, Cassandra Smith.
The viewing will be on Monday December 10th at 1pm followed by a small service at Olinger Highland Mortuary and Cemetery; 10201 Grant St. Thornton Colorado.
Fond memories of Guadalupe and expressions of sympathy for his family may be shared at the guest book below.
- Visitation Monday, December 10, 2018
- Funeral Service Monday, December 10, 2018
- Reception immediately following the service Monday, December 10, 2018
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December 7, 2018
Lupe was a great fellow Veteran and wonderful father to my friend and colleague Adelina.
He was always smiling and friendly.
His daughter always had him on her mind and she took very good care of him.
I will miss seeing him.
Lupe, thank you for your fantastic service in the US Army.
I salute you my brother.
Rest In Peace
December 6, 2018
Got to know Lupe through his daughter Adlenia when she brought the veterans out on field trips.
Lupe would tell one joke after another and keep me cracking up.
I loved that man, he became a friend who I will miss greatly. May God be with him and laughing because of his silly jokes.
Until we meet in heaven I will say my thanks, to my friend.