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Felix "Gene" Eugene Sierra

Felix “Gene” Eugene Sierra, 66 of Del Norte, Colorado died unexpectedly on January 30, 2023. He was born on March 19, 1956, in Del Norte, Colorado, the son of Felix Sierra Sr. and Nellie Rael.

Gene was very athletic growing up, participated in Track and Field and held the state record in shotput. His passion for Track and Field led him to become a track coach and share his knowledge. Aside from Track and Field, he would spend time in the outdoors fishing.

He later married the love of his life Charlene Atencio in which they shared 39 wonderful years together. Together they raised 3 children, Rena; Julian; and Jason. And they enjoyed life’s greatest treasure with 5 grandchildren.

Gene is survived by his loving wife Charlene Sierra, Alamosa, Colorado. His children Rena (Joey) Nicholas of Parker, Colorado; and Julian (Cindy) Conejo of Roxborough, Colorado. Grandchildren Lance Atencio; Alexis Atencio, Joren Nicholas, Neriah Conejo, and Josiah Conejo. As well as extended family, and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by 3 sisters and son Jason Atencio.

A Celebration of Life will be held 10:00 a.m., February 04, 2023 at Gateway Church located on 975 Grande Ave in Del Norte, Colorado. Following services Internment will be at Del Norte Cemetery in Del Norte. Arrangements in Care of Strohmayer’s Funeral Home of Monte Vista.

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