David Correa, 84, passed away March 3, 2010. Survived by his children, Mike (Susie) Correa, Sharon (Bill) Olson, Tim (Diane) Correa and Doreen (Ken) Amirault, all of Pueblo; siblings, Phyllis (Don) Sandoval of Chula Vista, Calif., Arturo Correa of Pittsburgh, Calif. and Silas Correa of Arvada, Colo.; sisters-in-law, Anita Otis and Irene Paulsen; 11 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his wife, Myrtle Correa. David was born Aug. 4, 1925, in Omaha, Neb. to Manuel and Clara Belle Correa. He graduated from Trinidad High School, served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and after returning from the service, completed his education by graduating from Trinidad Junior College. He moved to Pueblo in 1950 and retired from the Pueblo Army Depot having worked as a Pershing missile electronics repairman. David taught his children to be hard and honest workers. He stressed the importance of having the right tools for the job. His tool for life was Jesus Christ and he let everyone around him know. He was not ashamed of the Gospel and never hesitated to share his testimony. David received his calling from God in the trenches of the South Pacific. After escaping death narrowly in numerous campaigns, and after two ships sank from underneath him and a plane he was riding in crashed, he promised he would dedicate his life to God's service. After he returned home, he fulfilled that commitment when he felt a calling to help the deaf community. In 1954, he held his first interpretive service and spent the rest of his life as a minister and friend to the deaf and blind. He also spent many years driving his truck with the famous 'white box' on it, doing handyman jobs for many widows and others who needed help in the community. His favorite hobby was picking up everything from bolts to hubcaps which were considered his 'precious metals' collection! Thanks to Joe, Tim and Brandon from Visiting Angels and to Sangre de Cristo Hospice for the care they gave David. A special thanks to Susie Correa for her immense help by being the family's eyes, ears and legs during the past year. Viewing from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday and from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 9, 2010, at Family Worship Center, 3800 Parker Blvd, with Pastor Dave Smith officiating. A sign language interpreter will be participating at the service. Military honors by Pueblo Veterans' Ritual Team and interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, CO 81003. Online condolences, MontgomerySteward.com

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  1. Please accept my sympathy! David was a familiar sight each Sunday AM for the years I have been attending FWC. It was a comfort to know that hearing impaired worshippers could be blessed by his ministry!

    May God be your comfort!

    Shirley Beisel

  2. We were very sorry to hear of Uncle David’s passing. We have wonderfully fond memories of times spent with he and the family in Pueblo. Our heartfelt condolences to all our cousins and their families. Love, Lori and Joel

  3. We want to extend our heartfelt sympathy for all of the family in Pueblo for your loss. Uncle David was a man that chose to live his life in Christ in word and deed. He was a good family man and always made guests feel welcome. We share in your grief of the loss of Uncle David who touched so many of us on this earth but we also rejoice with you in knowing we will reunite someday in eternity before our heavenly Father.

    Psalm 23
    1 The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, 3 he restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. 4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. 5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. 6 Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.

    All our love,
    John and Daphne Correa

  4. My Tio David became a leader by being a servant.

    David Correa SERVED his country in World War II. He risked his life for freedom and to help foreign people he had never met. Jesus was with him during those difficult times and spared his life on several occasions. He was never shy about telling his shipmates he was a Christian and his testimony became more powerful every time he was brought through a harrowing tragedy. He LED his shipmates by courage to fight on and by testimony to Salvation.

    My Tio SERVED the deaf community as an interpreter. It was during his military service when he received this calling. After the war he dedicated himself to learning Sign Language so he could bring the Word of the Lord to non-hearing people. Through his own effort and the Lord’s blessing, he became so good at Sign Language that many deaf people were very surprised to learn that he could actually hear. With this talent he was able to humbly LEAD many souls to Jesus.

    Tio David SERVED the ministry in many different churches as pastor, deacon, or strong supporter. Some congregations weren’t more than his family, some became large. It didn’t matter in which capacity he SERVED; he always gave his best effort to support and enrich the congregation and LEAD their service to Jesus and each other.

    Finally, my Tio David SERVED his fellow man. He was the renowned Handy Man of Pueblo. If there was some one in the church family or the public-at-large that needed to have something repaired, David got the call. Roofs, water heaters, stoves, plumbing – it didn’t matter; my Tio could fix it all! If people were unable to pay it was OK – David would tell them he would get his reward in Heaven. Along with every repair job came a witness or a testimony about how God had blessed his life. My Tio backed up the words with actions and LED people to Jesus.

    I love my Tio and will miss him greatly! Through my tears I take comfort in knowing he is no longer confused or frustrated, and that he is finally collecting his reward for his SERVICES here on earth! Vaya con Dios, Tio!

    To the extended Correa family, I grieve, yet celebrate such a wonderful man’s life, with you. With love and sympathy to all,

    Doehler Pearson – Sobrino de David Correa

  5. When a loved one become a memory, that memory becomes a treasure. Until we meet our loved ones in the air, may our LORD hold you and flood you with HIS peace.

  6. Dear Correa family, Jim and I want to express our condolences and love to you all. I too will miss looking for the “white box” tooling around in Pueblo. Knowing there goes Dave Correa off helping someone. I wonder how the Lord will keep him busy up in heaven. He won’t have to worry about falling off roofs, but what will he pick up for his treasures? I too enjoyed the sign language interpretationthat was. That was one of the earliest memories of mide of Dave at PCC. Will there be signing in heaven just for fun? What a wonderful Father-Grandfather-Great Grandfather and friend he was. We are proud to be part of his family. Love and prayers Clarissa and Jim Carmack

  7. How blessed your family is to have had such a Godly father! Bro. David always, always made me feel special and had uplifting words for me. I will never forget the Light of Jesus that shone in his eyes!~ With much love and prayer
    and knowing deep in my soul just how you are feeling…happy for your Dad and grieving in your loss.
    Much love in Jesus
    Paula

  8. How blessed your family is to have had such a Godly father! Bro. David always, always made me feel special and had uplifting words for me. I will never forget the Light of Jesus the shone in his eyes!~ With much love and prayer
    and knowing deep in my soul just how you are feeling…happy for your Dad and grieving in your loss.
    Much love in Jesus
    Paula

  9. Always enjoyed his sense of humor and knowledge of the bible. I wished I would have met him sooner,but learned alot from him in a short period of time.See you when we come home brother!

  10. Always enjoyed his sense of humor and knowledge of the bible. I wished I would have met him sooner,but learned alot from him in a short period of time.See you when we come home brother!

  11. How thankful to the Lord for the honor and privilege to know such a fine Godly man who loved his Lord and Family. He has finally reached his Promise Land and is with his Lord and Dear Wife. Thank you Mr. Correa for your light and love. You will be sorely missed.
    God’s Love & Peace to each family member. We are praying for you, and love you.

  12. Sharon, Tim, Doreen and Family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Please know that your family has been significant in our lives. We love you, let us know if we can do anything.
    Gail Pecoraro, Pat and Gene Wright.

  13. David was a blessing. If I needed something fixed he was there. He was a blessing to me with his smile, hugs and words of wisdom. Praise God he is no longer suffering, but in heaven rejoicing with Myrtle. You will be in my prayers, that God will give you comfort. I have nothing but warm memories of your mom and dad. They were a big blessing to me.

    Love
    Amy

  14. May our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, give you and your family comfort, strength and peace during this most difficult time. We will all miss David. he was a sweet man.
    In Our Prayers, David and Valerie

  15. I was honored to know David. He will always be a great man. His wisdom and giving of him-self for others will be on my heart forever. May you be comforted in the fact that he is with his savior now.

  16. We’re so sorry for your loss. I pray God gives you: beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, and the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness. Our prayers are with you.

  17. Brother Correa, as we called him, was always so faithful in caring for the deaf of our community. When we were teenagers at old First Assembly of God we would watch him love and care for his own little congregation. What a man of God. He will be missed.

    Barry & Leilani Burbidge

  18. I’m sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May the comforter bring all of you the peace that passes all understanding.

  19. As you know, I’ve known your dad for many years. I delivered your newspaper when I was just 15. I’m going to miss your dad, as I know you will. He was a special man. We only meet a few like him our lives if we are lucky to meet any at all. We miss him at our bible studies and the fellowship afterwards. May God give you comfort and peace knowing he is with your mom praising the Lord in person.

  20. We extend our deepest condolences to all his loved ones but we rejoice in knowing that he is with God now. David truly let God’s light shine through him. God bless you all and keep you through your loss.

  21. Dave is a very fine man and he loved the Lord. I took sign language classes from him at Pueblo Christian Center. He’s not suffering or confused any more and is with his Lord. I am truly sorry for the loss of Dave and if there is anything I can do to help the family, I would be honored to do so.

  22. To all of you, You were so blessed to have such an awesome man of God in your lives and give you guidance and strength. I am so sorry at your loss, he will leave a large void in many lives, including mine. Our love thoughts and prayers are with each of you now. Remember he is praising our Lord and Savior and dancing with the angels, he has reached his ultimate goal. Love to you all, The Gazette Family

  23. Aahh Grandpa Correa, how you will be missed. You always smiled, made people laugh, and expressed your love of God to all. I will always remember you calling people by the wrong name and laughing about it. You always called dogs ‘pot lickers.’ Our family won’t be the same without you…thanks for always being there when we needed something fixed.
    Love your granddaughter, Karen

  24. It has been an honor knowing your dad these 10 years. He is celebrating with your mom..
    Our prayers are with you all. Our Lord give you peace & comfort.
    Jim & Jane

  25. To all the family members, I am deeply sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Uncle David will be missed.

  26. We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.

    Love,

    Alan & Julie

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