Frank S. Canchola, 78, passed away Jan. 30, 2015. Survived by his wife and best friend, Mary Ann; daughter, Dr. Patti; stepmother, Mary Canchola; sisters-in-law, Patsy Nunez and Peggy (Alan) Nowicki; siblings, Andy (Karen), Tony, Louie and George (Yvonne), Margie Aragon, Angie (Manuel) Gallegos, Eleanor Mosco, Mary Ann Sabin, Ruthie Ontiveros, Virginia (Ken) Patterson, Vickie Dorffler, Chevela (Ron) Rael and Juanita (Phil) Mascarenas; nieces, nephews, other relatives including the Olivas family and friends. Preceded in death by his parents, John and Mary (Olivas) Canchola. Frank served in the U.S. Army, stationed in Germany attaining the rank of Sgt. 1st Class with Secret Intelligence clearance. He then went on to the University of Southern Colorado. He owned and operated Mr. C's Restaurant in Penrose for over 30 years. Frank loved growing flowers and feeding wildlife. His smile, generosity, compassion, amazingly wonderful energy and joyous presence will be forever missed by all who knew him. He never met a stranger and made friends wherever he went. The family would like to thank his '...Oh so special neighbors...' who checked in on him and left happy messages. Per Frank's request, there will be no services. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of food and flowers please consider donating direct to Amos's Pet Pantry, 3631 Baltimore, Pueblo, CO 81008. Online condolences,

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  1. From our family, our sincerest condolences to you. When I think of Frank, he was a gentle, kind and proper person. God bless you. May God cradle your hearts.

  2. We are so sorry to hear of Mr C’s passing and our prayers continue for him and the family. Our family first met him when I worked at the Portland cement plant in 1981 and had lunch at the restaurant frequently. I was stranded at Swallows road on the way to work one snowy morning and Frank stopped and took me to work! I’m glad that I saw him at the grocery store this past fall and had time to visit with him. Blessings, Jake, Mary and Pat Shafer

  3. Our deepest sympathy to Frank’s family. The world has lost a very kind man. God Bless those in their sorrow. Joe and Gail Gindro and Lee and Thelma “Rathke” Sheridan

  4. My deepest sympathy Maryanne and Patti. Frank was such a great guy and a great boss such a huge heart. I will never forget the kindness of Frank. What a pleasure knowing him and working for him. Rest in Peace Frank and thanks for giving me a job when I so needed one to support my little kids..

  5. Extending deepest sympathy and prayers for the Canchola family.. Mr. C’s was a great restaurant and Frank was a big part of making it that way!
    Steve, Glenda, & Steven Shannon, & Stephanie Day

  6. Patti, my sincere condolences to you and yours. (You took care of our Nomere Dog) so sorry for your loss. Midge

  7. On behalf of my mom ( Cookie who was Virgie Canchola’s sister ) both are no longer with us. But I am the oldest Dorothy Ann Our Prayers go out to all the family of Frank’s. God Bless All.

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