Danny E. Orona, 76, of Pueblo, passed away peacefully at home on Dec. 24, 2013. Danny is survived by his wife of 52 years, Lucille; daughter, Trudy Orona; sons, Russel (Cindy) Orona and Richard (Kimberly) Orona; grandchildren, Katie, John-Daniel, Samuel, Lucille, Josephine, Kennedy and Daniel Orona; sisters, Virginia (Stanley-deceased) Gutierrez, Stella (Frank) Romero, Mary (Victor) Lopez and Phyllis (Tim) Roldan; brother, Frank (Maxine-deceased) Orona; several nieces, nephews and friends. Preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Ruth Orona; and brother, Edward Orona. Danny served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He retired with 42 years of service as a wire operator from CF&I. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 557 and a member of the Catholic Adoration Society. His greatest love in life was his wife and he deeply cherished and adored his children, grandchildren and the Marine Corps. Rosary, 6 p.m. Sunday and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, both at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1145 S. Aspen Rd. Military honors by the U.S. Marine Corps and Pueblo Veterans' Ritual Team and interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Knights of Columbus Council 557. Online condolences, www.MontgomerySteward

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  1. To Lucille and the Family and Friends: You are in our thoughts and prayers. We pray that the Lord will comfort and guide you and give you strength, courage and guidance at this time of mourning. “He will never leave you or forsake you.” Blessings from your friends Bob and Christine McKim.

  2. Lucille,
    I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. Thank God for all the time he allowed you to have with Danny! I know you must have had, and lived, a marriage blessed by Him. I will, for the rest of my life, remember and cherish the good times we had together at PCH. May God continue to bless you and your family…

    Nothing that is worth doing can be achieved in a lifetime; therefore, we must be saved by hope.
    Nothing that we do, however virtuous, can be accomplished alone; therefore, we are saved by love.
    No virtuous act is quite as virtuous from the standpoint of our friend or foe as it is from our standpoint.
    Therefore; we must be saved by the final form of love, which is forgiveness.
    Reinhold Niebuhr, American Theologian (1892-1971)

    Tu amigo,
    John & Kathleen Avila

  3. I would like to extend my deepest, heartfelt sympathy to the Orona family. It truly was a pleasure of know your Father during our school days, he was such a
    pleasant and kind man. All of my prayers and thoughts are with you all and may the Lords loving arms comfort you during this time. God Bless All.

  4. Our deepest sympathies and prayers are with your family for your deep loss. Please know you are all in our thoughts each and every day.
    Larry and Tammie Freitag and family

  5. Lucille and Family, We are so sorry for your loss. May God wrap his loving arms around all of you and comfort you at this time. He was a great man. God Bless you all.

  6. Pleasse accept our sincere condolences and prayers as you mourn the loss of a true gentleman – your husband, father and grandfather. He always offered his hand to shake with a smile and a pleasent word to speak.
    May your family find peace and solice with his passing. Trust he has both risen and been accepted into Heaven from thy bounty through Christ our Lord. May he rest in peace forever and ever.
    Greg Lopez and Family

  7. Lucille and family, today I am heart broken about Danny passing away on Christmas Eve. You lost a great husband, father, grandfather and friend. Danny road a tough road these last few months, only to spend more time with you. Cherish his memory and remember all the good times you had with your Dad. One day you will see him again when he comes to get you and lead you to the promised land. Keep your faith and please don’t ask “why?. Only God knows that answer. Rest in Peace Danny and when you see my Mom, please tell her how much we love her and miss her. Denesio

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