Ernestine Esther (Vallejos) Sanchez, 85, of Pueblo. Born April 23, 1924, in Crowley, Colo., to the union of Anselmo Vallejos and Ofilia 'Frieda' Oliva. Went to be with the Lord Feb. 24, 2010. She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Erlinda (Joe) Tafoya; brothers, Al 'Chemo' (Gerdie) Vallejos and Valentine (Orlie) Dominguez. She is survived by her husband, George Sanchez; children, Anthony 'Leroy' (Sandy) Romero, John (Dolores) Drogheo and Rita (Fred) Martinez; brothers, Nicholas (Mary Lou) Oliva, Fred (Beverly) Oliva, Carl (Nadine) Vallejos and Daniel Vallejos; sisters, Erma Farrell and Margurite Vallejos; stepchildren, Arthur, Randy and Dennis Sanchez; grandchildren, Anthony Romero Jr., Jon (Marcia) Drogheo, Monette (Rob) Kiepke, Nativity (Rob) Miller, Gina (Jason) Maez and Ramon (Shelly) Martinez; 14 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, other family and friends. Esther enjoyed singing in the Mariachi group, sewing and cooking. Rosary, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 2, 2010, at St. Leander Catholic Church, 6th and Monument, where she was a longtime parishioner, immediately followed by a Mass of Christian burial with the Rev. Father Tony Wojcinski as celebrant. Internment, Roselawn Cemetery with reception to follow at the St. Leander Church hall. Online condolences, MontgomerySteward.com *******

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  1. Leroy,John and Rita
    I was so sorry to here of the passing of your Mom (my Auntie) Esther ,I loved her alot we had that special bond cause we shared the same bday ,she was always good to me and my family,we will miss her ,God Bless you all Ted,Theo Jr and Desiree Tafoya

  2. Leroy, John and Rita, Please know that my love, heart and prayers are with you in the loss of your Mom. It is so sad to see another cousin leave us. The Vallejos clan is dwindling faster than we like. Anyway Keep the Faith and God Bless you all. Marlene (Vallejos) Spengler and David.

  3. Rita,John & Leroy
    So sorry to hear about your mothers passing, our prayers are with you. We will never forget the Denver days together.

    Dan & Rosemary Martinez

  4. I’ll always remember your Mother as a beautiful person with a friendly and loving smile. LeRoy, John and Rita, you have our most sincere sympathy.

  5. Psalm 23:6 Goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life.

    So true of her life. The stories we heard from her as a young child and being taken from her family by shriners so they can fix her hips.That had to be hard for a little girl who only spoke spanish to go live amongst strangers for a year.She has lived a full life withstanding aches amd pains, raised a family and now was married again in her senior years. You dont hear much about 80 year olds getting married and that is alot to brag about.
    This is just a good memory to share with others pops, when you first met one another and you came to Brighton for 1 month. Couldn’t tell you were in your 80’s. More like teenagers. Ernistine calling you all the time. And you calling her.
    I knew you two would get married. What a wonderful few years you had together.Enjoyed life to its fullest is what she did. We are glad we got to be a part of her life and she will be missed.
    Art and Gloria Sanchez

  6. Dear Leroy, John, Rita and families We are so sorry to here about Auntie’s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers. God bless each and every one of you and your families. Love you much, Your cousin’s John and Tessa Garcia

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