April 3, 1932 ~ March 8, 2017
Luciano 'Louie' Barela, 84, passed away Mar. 8, 2017. Survived by wife, Martha Barela; children, Stella (Richard) Medina, Luciano Barela, Jr., Phil (Julie) Barela, Ray Barela, Ed (Anita) Barela, Steve Barela and Patti (Donovan) Gomez; special granddaughters, Melanie (Rosendo) Mondragon and Savannah Gomez; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents; siblings, Emma Molina and Benny Barela; and grandson, Jimbob Portillos. Louie was born to Felipe and Inez Barela on Apr. 3, 1932, in Johnstown, Colo. He retired after 46 ½ years with Summit Brick. Louie enjoyed being with his family, camping, fishing and going to Cripple Creek. Special thank you to Vince and Jonathan with Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Service, 11:30 a.m. Wednesday Mar. 15, 2017, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Online condolences, www.montogomerysteward.com.