Anastacio L. "Tacho" Jaquez

anastacio jaquez

April 9, 1949 ~ November 22, 2021

Born in: Pueblo, CO
Resided in: Fountain, CO

Anastacio L. Jaquez, also known as Tacho, went to be with the Lord on November 22, 2021. Born to Edward and Lucy Jaquez who preceded him in death. His siblings Carol, Tomas, Fran, Charlie and Stella; and his nieces, Jessica and Theresa preceded him as well.

He is survived by his wife, Maryann; children, Anna, Michael, and Frances; son-in-law Mike, and daughter-in-law Amanda; grandchildren, Gabriel, Abigail, Anthony, and Wyatt; his brother Jimmy, many nieces, nephews and godchildren.

He grew up on E. Beech St and lived there until he married. He graduated from East High School in 1967. He joined the Navy and served during Vietnam. Aboard the USS Ticonderoga and the USS Shangri La, he traversed the globe seeing the Philippines, Hong Kong, and Vietnam up close. He developed a great sense of patriotism through his experiences. Upon his return from the service, he enrolled in Southern Colorado State College in Pueblo. He completed his Bachelors in three years and began teaching. He spent the next 31 years teaching American History and Chicano Studies at South High School. He earned his Masters from Western State College in 1980.

He enjoyed spending time with his family. He loved to be outdoors camping and fishing, golfing, or watching the kids play. Reading was a passion for him throughout his life. Watching TV became a favorite pastime as well. He especially enjoyed watching his grandchildren grow and develop every day.

Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Recitation of the rosary followed by Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021, at Holy Family Catholic Church, 2827 Lakeview Ave. Online condolences,


Rosary: December 2, 2021 10:00 am

Holy Family Church
2827 Lakeview Avenue
Pueblo, CO 81005


Memorial Mass: December 2, 2021 11:00 am

Holy Family Church
2827 Lakeview Avenue
Pueblo, CO 81005


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  1. Mr. Jaquez,

    Thanks for being a great teacher. You were one of the best. Rest in Peace fly high in the sky. My thoughts and prayers sent to your family.

  2. Fair winds and following seas sailor.
    “Boatswain… Standby to pipe the side… Shipmate’s going Ashore…”

    Thank you Anastacio for your service to this nation. U.S. Navy, Vietnam Era.

  3. So sorry to hear of Tacho’s passing. I will always remember his wife and kids coming to South High to have lunch with him. I thought it was an example of what a close family they were. I am very glad to have been a colleague of his. I am sure he is still watching over his family. RIP
    Rich Riesner

  4. Mr Jaquez
    Sorry I was always late to class, but you never really cared because I always had perfect scores on your tests. I still have and use my American Flag pencils!

  5. I know Tacho is still watching over his family from above. My thoughts and prayers with the entire family. 🙏🙏

  6. Mr. Jaquez,

    So sad to here such terrible news.. You were one of my favorite teachers ever!! You truly made my day every day in class! RIP Mr Jaquez!

  7. Ray and I met Tacho when Ray served with him in the Navy. They were inseparable throughout their time in the Navy. They kept each other out of trouble on shore leave and had wonderful times together. He came often to our house for dinner and braved my cooking without complaining. We’re very saddened to hear of his passing. We will always remember our times together. Our thoughts are with the entire family, you were so gracious when we came down for Anna’s wedding and when Ray came for Michael’s wedding. Tacho couldn’t have asked for a better family.

    Ray and Muriel (Sam) Barrett

  8. My son, Reggie Sniff, had Mr. Jaquez as his History teacher at South High school. He said he really enjoyed his class and he was such a nice person. Thank you for being a teacher that made a difference.

  9. Dear Maryann, Anna, Michael and Frances:
    I’m so sorry for your loss. His family meant everything to him and I know he is still your guardian in Heaven.
    Kathrine Thomson

  10. Uncle Tacho I remember when Tim and I first moved to Denver you were there to help get us enrolled in junior high school (me) and Tim in high school! I also remember you were always at your desk in your bedroom at Auntie’s studying! May you Rest In Peace uncle. Love you.

  11. Mr. Jaquez,
    I will always remember you! You were a great teacher! Although, I was a terrible student. Always had fun in your class, you would always call me GG, I guess that always stuck, now they call me G. Sending prayers to all the family. Class of 84 South High.

  12. Mr. Jaquez was one of the first people that ever encouraged my love for US history. Thank you for everything all these years. Fair winds and following seas.

  13. What a wonderful teacher gone way too soon. I loved his class, he made learning fun! My condolences to family and friends.

  14. Mr Jaquez
    Thanks for being one of my favorite teachers. I struggled through school and you always believed I could do it thank you for pushing me.
    The day you went to Heaven I was blessed with my first Granddaughter so on that day I will celebrate your life and hers. I will never forget you sir thank you.

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