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Orlando Mondragon

Orlando T. "Shad" Mondragon

Thursday, October 9th, 1924 - Friday, January 24th, 2020
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Obituary

Orlando T. “Shad” Mondragon, 95 years old and a resident of Alamosa, Colorado, passed away on the 24th of January, 2020 at the San Luis Valley Health Regional Medical Center. He was born October 9, 1924 in Taos, New Mexico to Alejandro and Maria Mondragon.

He served his country for a term of four years in the United States Navy during World War II. His position in the Navy was a Machinist’s Mate Third Class, Construction Battalion (CB) USN-I.

He worked for McIntyre and Cody Construction Company for many years. His hobbies and interests included camping, fishing, hunting, woodworking, boxing, wrestling, traveling, listening to music and numerous other activities.

Orlando’s primary focus and the love of his life was his wife of 73 years, Benita, and their children Alex, June, Nancey, Orlinda, Connie and Marilyn.

Orlando is survived by his daughters June Encinias Fuqua, Nancey Mondragon, Connie Lee and Marilyn Mondragon; one brother Joe Mondragon; one sister Eleanor Hernandez; as well as 10 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, one great-great granddaughter and numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his spouse Benita A. Mondragon, his father and mother Alejandro and Maria Mondragon, his son Alex Mondragon, his daughter Orlinda D. Ruybal (Mondragon), his granddaughter Kanda Toogood and his sister Isabel Medina.

A Vigil with Recitation of the Rosary will be held 7:00 p.m. Thursday, January 30, 2020 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Alamosa. A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, January 31st, also at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Alamosa, with Father Sergio Robles, C.R. officiating. Interment will follow services with military honors in the Alamosa Cemetery.

Rogers Family Mortuary is in care of the arrangements. To leave online condolences and remarks for Orlando’s family, please visit www.RogersFunerals.com
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Service Details

  • Rosary Service

    Thursday, January 30th, 2020 | 7:00pm
    When
    Thursday, January 30th, 2020 7:00pm
    Location
    Sacred Heart Catholic Church
    Address
    726 3rd Street
    Alamosa, Colorado 81101
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  • Service

    Friday, January 31st, 2020 | 10:00am
    When
    Friday, January 31st, 2020 10:00am
    Location
    Sacred Heart Catholic Church
    Address
    726 3rd Street
    Alamosa, Colorado 81101
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Father Sergio Robles, C.R.
  • Interment

    Friday, January 31st, 2020 | 11:30am
    When
    Friday, January 31st, 2020 11:30am
    Location
    City of Alamosa Cemetery
    Address
    2200 State Avenue
    Alamosa, CO 81101
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marveenm@gmail.com

Posted at 01:18pm
Dear Nancy, June, Connie, Marilyn and Joe & family,
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your father just three months after your mother's passing. I pray that they are resting in God's hands and that He gives you and your family strength during this sorrowful time. May your parent's long life together remain a blessing to you and your sweet memories comfort you always.

With heartfelt sympathy,
Your friend, Marveen Maestas Manzanares & family
KC

Kathee Maestas Cordova

Posted at 08:15pm
Dear Nancy, June, and family,
I just learned of your father’s passing. I wish to express my sincere and deep condolences to you. To lose our parents is such a deep and painful loss. I hope you find comfort and peace in the memories your father left.
You will be in my thoughts and prayers my friends. My heart aches for you.
God bless you.

Much love,
Kathee Maestas Cordova & Family
RL

Randy and pam lantz

Posted at 05:01pm
Thank you orlando for being the wonderful dad , husband, and grandfather we know you were! Thank you also for serving our country! You will be missed!
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