Estela Villeda-Lopez, 1923-2005
Estela Villeda-Lopez, a former Eagle Valley resident, died Thursday morning at the Valley Manor Care Center in Montrose. She was 82.Villeda-Lopez was born Jan. 23, 1923, in Honduras, where she spent her childhood. She moved to Eagle County in 1979 and then to Montrose three years ago.Villeda-Lopez is survived by two sons, Roger Villeda of Avon and Miguel Cruz of Gypsum; two daughters, Anabel Gilbert and her husband, John, of Montrose and Rosibel Gonzales and her husband, Omar, of Gypsum; and 14 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Aurelio and Clara (Lopez) Villeda, daughter Debra Cole and son Santiago Villeda.A funeral service to celebrate Villeda-Lopez’s life will be held at 10 a.m. today at the Crippin Funeral Home Chapel in Montrose. Interment will follow the service at noon in the Grand View Cemetery west of Montrose.Arrangements are being handled under the direction and care of the Crippin Funeral Home and Crematory in Montrose.Vail, Colorado
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