Andres C. Mondragon, 85, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Nov. 24, 2009. He was born in Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico, on November 30, 1923. Preceded in death by parents, Sabino and Francisquita Mondragon; parents-in-law, Claude and Maclovia Aragon; brother, Trinidad; in-laws, Lazaro, Alice (Paul) Vigil, Ernest (Helen) Aragon and Ida Mondragon. Survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Carmen; children, Irma (Herman) Lujan, Shirley, Clarence (Susan), Arlene Cordova, Andy, and Stephanie (Gina Pineda); thirteen grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sister, Manulita (John) Mullins; brothers, Ted (Dollie), Gregorio, Moises, Herman (Patsy), and Florencio; in-laws, Claude (Loyola) Aragon, Mary Aragon; numerous nephews, nieces, and friends. Andres was a WWII US Army veteran. He retired from the Pueblo Army Depot after 33 years of dedicated service. The next 20 years he was a Dist. 60 school crossing guard. He was a proud member of the DAV #39, I.O.F., Eagles #145, Senior Citizens, and was actively involved at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart and had been a Eucharistic minister and usher. Andres was a compassionate, caring and supportive husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend to all. He was the best…not just one in a million but one in a trillion 'good guy!!!' He took great pride and pleasure in being surrounded by his family especially at holiday time. He enjoyed attending and rarely missed an opportunity to attend family academic and sporting events. He kept busy working in the yard and tinkering in his garage. Everything had a place and useful purpose; organization was his true art. As great as Andy was to us he strived always to be a 'Good Andy' in God's eyes. There is a void in our life that will be difficult to fill. Special thanks to Dr. Christian Hulett and Rhonda, and Ronnie, the staff of Neuro Trauma ICU, and the staff of 3 Southwest at Parkview Hospital. Viewing from 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Montgomery & Steward Funeral Chapel. Rosary, 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Montgomery Steward Chapel and Mass of Christian Burial, 1 p.m. Wednesday at Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, with Bishop Arthur N. Tafoya as celebrant. Military honors by Pueblo Veterans' Ritual Team and interment at Roselawn Cemetery. Online condolences, MontgomerySteward.com

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  1. Hello there Dad, Hope you had a great birthday in Heaven surrounded by Angels and Saints. Did you hear us sing your Birthday song while holding hands connected to Mom. The holidays are hard, but we’ll stay strong. Just like you’d like were keeping the bond.

  2. Happy Birthday in heaven. It’s been a year since God took you to work in his Heavenly garden. I miss you so much. I love you dad

  3. DAD, not a day goes by that we aren’t missing you and thinking about you. Hard to believe it’s been 6 months, but our love for you will never fade. We take care of mom and keep your memory strong and your grass is green as can be. The baby, Steph

  4. My deepest condolences to you dear Shirley and your family. I know that this is a tremendous loss. I send healing light and love to you and your family.
    Be Peace. Emma Segura

  5. Carmen,Irma,Shrley and families, Andy’s siblings; Our deepest sympathies to all of you. Andy was a great man and I am proud to say I knew him. Rest assured Andy has received his just and merited reward in GOD’S heavenly Paradise as our LORD has welcomed his faithful and loyal servant. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  6. Dear Carmen and Family. Since I have been around your beautiful family I want you to know how wonderful you all are. Losing Andres must be a hard thing as the Mondragon’s always stay together. I hope to teach my Moises Mondragon that family means everything and I hope that you know that even though i am in taos I am here if you need anything. Love Cecilia Quintana and Little Moises Mondragon

  7. Shirley, family and friends,
    I am very sorry for your loss. Shirley, it is apparent your father was part of “the greatest generation” and I’m sure he will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. My thoughts will be with you.

  8. Sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you. May reminiscencing go on of the one you loved who is close to you in spirit and reflection and for eternity in your heart, now and forever

  9. Shirley, “Thinking of you with heartfelt sympathy. In this time of sorrow, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.”

  10. Shirley and family,
    I am so saddened by your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Your father was a Hero in many ways, and his love will be with you forever.

    My deepest condolences,
    Lloyd

  11. Carmen and Family,
    Our thoughts are with the family in a moment of sorrow.Stay strong and our prayers are with the family. God bless .

  12. Dearest Carmen & Family,

    There are no words that I can offer to you, to comfort you now that Andy has joined other beloved family members in the after life. Can you just imagine what a great wellcoming celebration he received from his family, in-laws, and friends. We will miss him, but now he is in a safe place, called Heaven.

    (Kenny Vigils’ former sister-in-law)
    Rita Gonzales Rivera

  13. Stephanie and family,
    My sincere condolences for the passing of Mr. Mondragon, may he rest in peace and I ask our Lord to keep you all comforted during this time. Take care & God bless.

  14. To a wonderful family, you all are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. May the Lord bring you comfort and peace knowing your father and husband is with the Lord.

  15. Carmen and family,
    We are all saddened by the passing of Andy. I am so glad to know that you shared a wonderful life together and enjoyed traveling and dancing. We have a rememberance of Andy when we use his little brown Ford truck up in Torres. I am also so proud of how you modeled 60 yrs. of marriage.
    Always,
    Charlene and Michael

  16. Carmen, nieces, and nephews: I am very saddened about Andy’s passing. He was always a very kind brother-in-law to me and I admired him much. He had a tender heart and a quiet way about him. I am very glad that I got to visit with you all during the twins’ graduation last May in Taos. My prayers are with you at this difficult time. Know that God blessed you by letting you have him all these years.

  17. Irma,Shirley and familes.
    I read about the loss of your dad. My thoughts and prayers are with your entire family during this time. Take care.

    Martha Huerta Martinez

  18. To my loving God Mother Carmen and Family,
    I am so very glad I had the opprtunity to see my God father and God mother this July. My short visit was like all the others a loving expierience. I will forever hold your love you gave me in my heart. My Nino is more than a good man, he is a great man and I will always remember his loving,kind smile and eyes. I will miss you more than you know. May God bless and help you through your loss. With all our Love, Arnold and Marquez Family and Toni Caratachea

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