Abelardo Anaya

Obituary of Abelardo Anaya

Abelardo “Baby” aka “Abel” Anaya passed away on August 15, 2023, in Aurora Colorado after losing his battle with cancer. Abel was a father of four, a grandfather of five and great grandfather of four children.

Abel was born in Presidio, Texas on January 16, 1939, and moved to the Roswell New Mexico area with all 9 of his siblings. He later married Grace Pando in 1968.

Abel is survived by his spouse, Grace Anaya and four children & their spouses: Joe & Cathy Anaya of Loxahatchee Florida, Elsa & Don Henry of Highlands Ranch Colorado, George Anaya of Englewood Colorado, and Mike Anaya & Mark Silveira of Littleton Colorado; his grandchildren: Cameron Anaya, Radley Anaya, Alexis Anaya, Joseph Anaya, and Taylor Carlson; and his great grandchildren: Ayden Anaya, Alexandra Melrose, Alyssa Anaya and Jordan Anaya. Abel is also survived by one sibling, his sister Basilisa Chavez.

Abel served in the U.S. Army specializing in heavy artillery. He was a master carpenter and mechanic. In his younger years he enjoyed playing the guitar, hunting, and camping. He played guitar in the church choir at St. John’s Catholic Church in Roswell NM for many years. Later he enjoyed cooking, watching westerns, and trips to the casino with his wife and family. He will be greatly missed.

Mass service will be held at St. Francis Cabrini Parish (6673 West Chatfield Avenue, Littleton CO) on September 1, 2023 at 11:00am and his burial service will be held at Fort Logan National Cemetery  (3698 S Sheridan Blvd, Denver CO) at 1:30pm. Reception to follow at the VFW hall; 2680 W. Hampden Ave, Englewood, CO 80110.

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