Billy Serna, former Minturn resident, 1928-2004 |

Billy Serna, former Minturn resident, 1928-2004

Daily Staff Writer

Billy Serna, a former longtime Minturn resident, died Tuesday. He was 76. Serna was born July 9, 1928 in LaGarita, Colo. and moved his family to Minturn in 1966. He was living in Colorado Springs when he died.

Serna worked for Vail Associates, Manor Vail lodge and at the Vail golf course. Serna was preceded in death by two sons, Jimmy Serna and Danny Serna, and a grandson, Jimmy Harold.

He is survived by his wife, Nina Serna, and 12 children: Theresa Carbajal and her husband, Eli; Sharon Bustillos; Mike Serna and his wife, Ruby; Nadine Archuleta and her husband, Felix; Rudy Serna and his wife, Veronica; Elevine Flores and her husband, Milton; Rosemary Salazar and her husband, Floyd; Joey Serna; Viola Serna; Carmen Gonzales and her husband, Miguel; Charles Serna; and Arturo Serna and his wife, Brenda. Serna is also survived by 40 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at the Holy Family Catholic Church at 331 Main Street in Security, Colo. Rosary is at 7 p.m., today. Mass is 11 a.m., Friday. Vail, Colorado

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