Johnny Anthony Padilla, 1978 – 2003 |

Johnny Anthony Padilla, 1978 – 2003

Padilla, who died Saturday in a car accident in Red Cliff, was born in Salida on Feb. 13, 1978, to Frank and Juanita Padilla, who now live in Avon.

Since he graduated from Battle Mountain High School, Johnny Padilla had been working as a truck driver for the North Star Lumber Company in Edwards.

“Johnny was friendly and well-liked by everyone who ever met him,” his parents said. “He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.”

Johnny Padilla also is survived by: sisters Patsy Archuleta and Josie Padilla and a brother, Eli Padilla, all of Avon; nephews Randy, Fabian and Johnny Lee Archuleta; a niece, Maria Sanchez; uncles and aunts Benjamin Padilla, Tony and Charlotte Padilla, Filadelfio Padilla, Jr., Larry and Lillian Padilla, Louie and Eloisa Vasquez and Roy and Lorraine Vasquez; and numerous cousins.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents Rojelio and Emilia Vasquez and Filadelfio and Doloritas Padilla, a brother-in-law, Randy Vasquez, and an aunt, Patsy Padilla.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Johnny A. Padilla Trust Fund, c/o West Star Bank, P.O. Box 3219, Avon, CO, 81620.

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