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Ernesto Ricardo Velasquez JR

Ernesto “Ricardo” Velasquez was born on October 15, 1972 in Del Norte to Richard and Cora Velasquez. He passed away on December 25, 2020.

His love for driving heavy equipment led him to enroll in a lineman apprentice program in California. He became a certified lineman and started a family in Las Vegas, NV. He furthered his lineman knowledge by working as an Electrical Compliance Specialist in CA and FL. His love for mountains and family brought him back to Colorado. He was enjoying his second career as a Heavy Equipment Driver/Operator for local farms.

Ricardo was a kind-hearted, loving, spiritual soul who had an infectious smile and laugh. His kindness and ability to always help others was an example of his character. He loved sports, being in the mountains, watching the Broncos and enjoying movies. Ricardo loved spending time with his mother, family, and friends. His good-natured demeanor and thoughtfulness made him unique and he will be missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by his mother, Cora E. Velasquez; two children, Karly Velasquez, and Cody Velasquez; sisters, Yvonne (Dale) Weaver, Roxanne (Jim) Velasquez.

He is proceeded in death by his father, Richard E. Velasquez, brothers Anthony and Joseph Velasquez; Paternal Grandparents, John and Beatrice Velasquez; Maternal Grandparents, Bonifacio and Antonia Gallegos.

A rosary will be held on January 2, 2021 at 10:00 at Strohmayer’s Funeral Home with interment at Del Norte Cemetery immediately following. Reception to follow at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Del Norte, CO.

Arrangements by Strohmayer’s Funeral Home, Monte Vista CO.

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