Camilo Mansanarez

Camilo Silviano Mansanarez

Monday, July 15th, 1929 - Monday, February 10th, 2020
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Camilo Mansanarez, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook


Or sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family of Camilo Mansanarez with a meaningful gesture of sympathy.

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question / comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.


Camilo Mansanarez, 90, passed from this world into God’s Kingdom, on Monday, February 10th, 2020 at Homelake Veterans Center. Camilo was born on July 15th, 1929 to Manuel and Theodora (Martinez) Mansanerez. At 21, he married the love of his life, Beatrice Valdez. Together they raised their two daughters and one son.

Camilo is survived by his wife, of 70 years, Bea; daughters Rosalyn (Joseph) Velasquez and Linda (Anthony) Cherry; brother Levi Mansanarez; grandchildren Jodi Velasquez, Joel Velasquez, Amanda (Tommy) Espinoza Velasquez, Vanessa (Luis) Brinez, Davi Lee (Logan) Mansanarez, and Cameron Mansanarez (Tanner Nelson); great-granchildren Matthew, Adrian, Leilani, Jediah, Faith, Wyatt, and Sebastian; and great-great-granddaughter Olivia; along with numerous nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.

He was proceeded in death by his parents Manuel and Theodora; son David Kelley; and siblings Isaac Mansanarez, Virginia Martinez, Clara Jimenez, Fred Mansanarez, and Alice Lopez.

Cam was a Veteran of the Korean War serving as a Construction Engineer specializing in restoring destroyed bridges. He also served a tour during the occupation of Japan following WWII.

Cam owned and operated the J2C Auto Repair Shop along with his brothers-in-law, John and Alex Valdez for many years. He then was employed as a construction engineer at Homelake Veterans Center. During his lifetime he built his own home, became an accomplished professional artist, mastering all mediums of art and silversmithing. He taught silversmithing at the Monte Vista Community School and taught art at the Rio Grande County Museum.

Although Cam lost his eyesight in 2006, he continued to paint from memory. In 2013 he entered an art contest sponsored by the National Veterans Art Association. His first place award sent his painting to Washington, D.C. to be hung in the U.S. Capitol Building.

Cam Was a loving, kind, generous man, who loved visits from his grandchildren, family gatherings, the outdoors, the mountains, aspen trees, gambling and dancing. His family will miss his loving presence, dinner prayer and quick witt.

In celebration of his life, a Memorial Mass will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Monte Vista, Colorado on February 18th, 2020 at 10 AM. Burial to follow at the Homelake Veterans Center Cemetery in Monte Vista.

The family of Cam would like to express sincere appreciation to the Monte Vista Ambulance, Alamosa Regional Medical Center and Homelake Veterans Center for the compassionate and loving care he received while at these facilities.

Rogers Family Mortuary in Monte Vista is in care of the arrangements. To offer condolences or words of strength for the family, please visit In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your preferred Diabetes Foundation. Donations can be made in care of the mortuary.
Read Less

To plant a memorial tree in honor of Camilo Silviano Mansanarez, please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Service Details

  • Service

    Tuesday, February 18th, 2020 | 10:00am
    Tuesday, February 18th, 2020 10:00am
    St Josephs Catholic Church, Monte Vista, Colorado
    425 Batterson Street
    Monte Vista, Colorado 81144
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Father Albert Berkmans
  • Interment

    Tuesday, February 18th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Tuesday, February 18th, 2020 11:00am
    Homelake Veterans Cemetery
    Address Not Available
    Monte Vista, Colorado 81144
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Camilo here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

Private Condolence
Plant a Tree in Memory of Camilo

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each
Share by: