Joe E. Padilla, 84, passed away Jan. 7, 2011. Survived by his wife of 66 years, Viola Padilla; children, Louise (Steve) Cox, Bea (Henry) Nevarez, Joseph (Darlene) Padilla, Anthony (Theresa) Padilla, Frances Padilla, Stanley (Fran) Padilla and Paul (Valerie Garbiso) Padilla; 18 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, Julian and Louisa Padilla; son, Julian Padilla; and great-grandson, Kameron. Joe was born Dec. 8, 1926, in Costilla, N.M. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII and retired from the P.A.D. as a supply clerk. He loved his family and enjoyed fishing. Member of American Legion # 181. Rosary, 6 p.m. Monday and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011, with Msgr. Leonard Racki as celebrant. Both services at Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 11th and Grand. Flag presentation by the Pueblo County Sheriff's Office and interment at Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to the Walsenburg V.A. Nursing Home, 23500 US Hwy. 160, Walsenburg, CO 81089. Online condolences,

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  1. We were so sorry to hear about your Dad. Our prayers are with you all at this sad time.God Bless.
    The Mascarenas Family

  2. We would like to offer our deepest heartfelt condolences to all the Padilla family for the loss of Mr. Padilla. I know how difficult this must be for all of you, he will be deeply missed. We grew up as neighbors and had the utmost respect for Mr&Mrs Padilla and the entire family.
    May God bless you and your family during this time and always.

    The Espinosa Family,
    Anita, Alvin, Bertha, Michael&Brian

  3. Our thoughts and Prayers are with all of you at this difficult time may God Bless all of you.

    The Dionisio family

  4. My Dear Family,

    May God be with all of you during this sad time and always. We will all miss Tio very much, especially his laugh and his wonderful stories. A Family Prayer…

    “Most Holy Hearts of Jesus and Mary, united in perfect love, as You look upon us with mercy and caring, we consecrate our hearts, our lives, our family to You. We hope to have, with your help, the unity and strong, enduring love You gave to one another. May our prayers be filled with the needs of others, not just ourselves and may we always be close to your sacraments. Bless those who are present, as well as those who are absent, both the living and the dead; may peace be among us and when we are tested, grant us the Christian acceptance of God’s will. Keep our family close to Your Hearts, may your special protection be with us always. Most Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, hear our prayers.”

  5. I am sorry to hear about the loss of Eddie. I stopped by Paul’s house on the day before Christmas Eve hoping both Viola and Eddie would be there, but no one answered. My thoughts are with you. You all will always be close to my heart.

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