Alexander Laigo, 67, passed away Aug. 23, 2013. Survived by daughters, Kelly (Joe) Leal and Stacy Laigo; granddaughters, Allie and Katie Leal; former wife, Carol Laigo; sister, Filamenia Miyamoto; brothers, Jerry (Robin) Toledo and Larry (Lillian) Toledo, Hilo, Hawaii. Also survived by many loved nieces and nephews; dearest friends, Leslie Asakura, Carl Romanowski, Don Neves, Buddy Hiram, Bernie Silva and Max Baxter. Preceded in death by his parents, Martin and Margaret Laigo; and brother-in-law, Richard Miyamoto. Alex was born Feb. 8, 1946, in Hilo, Hawaii. He was a retired Pueblo East High School teacher and coach. He enjoyed playing with his granddaughters and especially teaching them how to golf, which was his passion. Alex enjoyed cooking, camping, skiing and fishing, and was an amazing athlete and competitor. He loved to sing and entertain his friends. His daughters were his pride and joy. He will be deeply missed. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, at Fellowship of the Rockies, 3892 W. Northern Ave., with Pastor Chad Fletcher officiating. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. I met Alex only once and adored him! I wanted to get to know him and play golf with him but I ruined the chance I had. I am so very sorry to hear of his passing. I can’t tell you why I think this was a real dream of a guy and human being. God Bless you Alex…….. you are truly in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. so very sorry to hear about alex. was a good friend at idaho state and later when he was head football coach in my home town, soda springs, id. lots of fond memories of alex, especially taking him on his first deer hunt and shooting his first buck. such a tremendous loss and will miss him dearly. deepest sympathy to his family

  3. Was a Neighbor of Alex’s on Starlite Dr in the early 80’s what a loss a great human being. My condolences to family.

  4. Just heard down here in Mesa, Arizona. What a loss. Did not know that Alex had moved down here. Enjoyed the times we had together in Pueblo. My heart goes out to Stacy and Kelly. So sad.

    Coach Brockman

  5. Alex was such a wonderful friend. We were so lucky to have met him on a golf course when we first moved to San Tan Valley. We quickly became so close that we felt he was part of our ‘family’. Alex was truly an awesome guy and a huge sweetheart. There will be a huge emptiness when we get back to Arizona. Hilmer will miss the tips and jawing back and forth that he and Alex had every day. May the good memories he left all of us with, help friends and family through these tough times. God bless Alex and his family.

    Rest in peace our dear friend.
    Love,
    Part of his Arizona family, Marlys Axtman and Hilmer Mohl

  6. I can still hear Coach Laigo yelling “Tsuyama-san!” to me down the halls of EHS, and I always loved yelling back Laigo-san to him. He was a great big teddy bear, awesome teacher and coach. Him and my Pops loved “talking story” as they called it-and I’m sure they are continuing it together in Heaven. Stacy, I send my love to you and your sister and rest of the family.

  7. Alex was one of the kindest men I’ve known. Many years ago we rode Harleys together with a group of like minded people. Alex will be missed by many who had the opportunity to know this gentle giant. Unfortunately I cannot attend the service to honor him however I would like to extend my sympathy to his beloved family and close friends.

  8. Alex was a great friend and good golfing partner. He always bragged about his beautiful daughters and grandchildren. He loved them and was so proud of them. Alex will be missed by many and our prayers are with his family. Unfortunately we are out of State and will miss his service, but we are there in spirit. Sincerely, Orie and Alice

  9. To know Alex was to love him. Our family is saddened by his passing. Susannah and I have a lot of great memories including golf, recipes, the luaus, boating at the res, and teaching his girls to water ski. We’ll miss you, Alex.

  10. Alex was a loyal friend and a Harley saddle pal on many rides. Am going to be in Texas at the time of your memorial but want you and your family to know that you are in my thoughts. We shared some good times together and you were always a friend to my son Shawn. You were a light in many lives. Thank you Alex for always being my friend. Vaya con Dios.

  11. Alex was a great big teddy bear, with a huge heart. I started teaching at East in 1985, then when I coordinated the JET program at South he continued to be a mentor and a friend. Alex loved his visits home to Hawaii, but he loved returning to Pueblo, because his daughters were here. Alex, you will be missed, thanks for the Luaus.

    Stacy and Kelly, I am so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you.

    Deanna Strait

  12. I know Alex loved kids. For many summers, Alex and several of his teacher buddies worked for the Summer Youth Program with Pueblo County Job Training. He helped many kids get summer jobs. Those summers are happy memories for me. I remember Alex making Teriyaki chicken for an office potluck and it was the best! Alex, you will be missed by so many. I pray that God sends angels to comfort your family and may you rest in peace.
    Carolyn Valdez

  13. Alex loved to ride his Road King and we had many, many great rides together! Your fellow bikers will miss you so! The Good Lord grant you peace and happiness in paradise! Take care Alex, your friend, Stuart Phelps

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