Melissa A. Rodriguez, 38, passed away November 27, 2007. Survived by her children, Gabriel Rodriguez of Pueblo, Sunny Maes and Daniel Maes, both of Longmont; father, Greg (Stephanie Hilvitz) Rodriguez of Longmont; siblings, Greg (Christine) Rodriguez, III of Pueblo and Tess Rodriguez of Longmont; aunts and uncles, Monica Garbiso and children, Lorraine Baca and children, Michael Baca and children, all of Pueblo and Lori Rodriguez and children of Denver; grandparents, Miguel (Margaret) Baca of Pueblo; nieces and nephews, Staci Rodriguez, Styles Rodriguez, Leon Vargas and Leah Vargas. Preceded in death by her mother, Carol Baca; and grandparents, Gregory Rodriguez and Helen Rodriguez. Melissa loved to cook and spend time with family and friends. Funeral service, 2 today, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with the Reverend Father Bob Hagen officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Those who desire may make memorials to Pueblo Suicide Prevention or ACOVA through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, Colorado 81003. Online condolences: www.montgomerysteward.com. ******

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  1. I first want to say sorry to all of melissas family my heart goes out to all of you!! I worked with melissa for afew months and we became best friends really quick! We always made eachother laugh I remember one time she came over and we were having some fun it was really late and she went to the car to go get something and she let her car alarm go off on accident at like one in morning and she couldn’t shut it off!! it was soOO FUNNY!! my boyfriend got mad but we couldn’t shut up!! But that was only one of many great memories I will always have of her, I never met any of her kids but ALWAYS heard about them and seen pictures. She was so much fun and she will be greatly missed!! I LOVE YOU M-ROD!! love your ash.

  2. Melissa was a very special and important person in my life. I am so saddend at the passing of her.I did not speak to her in recent years because of a falling out, but I always thought about her and Gabe and wondered how they were doing. I only wish I could have done more for her. I always thought that our paths would cross again in the future.My deepest sympathies for her family and friends and God Bless. I’ll always love you Melissa.Thank you for everything. I am a better man for being part of your life.Rest In Peace Baby!!!!

  3. I was so saddend to hear about lise. When I think about her I can’t help but smile and remember how silly she always was, She is one of those people who leave alasting impression on your heart. I know that the pain you must feel can be overwhelming, I pray that God give you strength to make it through this difficult time.may you always feel that you are loved and know that the brightness that was lise, will never dim.
    Chuni, Keep your head up.

  4. My deepest condolences to all of Melissa’s family and friends. She was a bright, loving person who will be missed. My thoughts and prayers go out all how knew her and loved her. I am glad I was one of those people.

  5. Lis’, my little buddy. I keep picturing you in your little turtle neck and thick mittens, you so loved. We were so silly together. You really use to make me laugh. We loved our sleep overs and playing with your goofie little brother “Chewie” and with your dog. I always thought your dad & Steph were so “cool”. Remember when we use to go help out at the marathons your dad would be in and we would get matching t-shirts. I use to get car sick when we traveled to Longmont, you grossed out and “Chewie” thought it was hillarious. God how I wish we had kept in touch. I will NEVER forget about you my little friend. Maybe we will play tether ball together again some day!

  6. We are so sorry for Melissa’s children and family. She and the kids lived with us in Longmont for a few months in the early 90’s. She was a sweet girl with darling children. We will believe for your healing and peace with her passing.

  7. My deepest sympathy goes out to both family and friends who knew Melissa. She will be greatly missed! You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
    Gabe-Vincent said he is thinking of you.

  8. Gabe,Sunny,Daniel and Family
    My thoughts and prayers are with each of u..Melissa was such a bright,loving,warm and beautiful soul…I will never forget her and will remember her the most for the love she had for u 3 kids and her family…Peace & love
    Barb

  9. I am deeply sorry for your loss. I love the picture of Melissa smiling. She had a bright, beautiful smile and it is how I will always remember her.
    My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  10. Words cannot express the shock and sadness I felt finding out about Melissa’s passing. Gabe, Sunny, and Daniel, you probably don’t remember me but I am a high school friend of your Mom’s and I even babysat you all. I am so sorry for your loss. I can tell you that your Mom was artistic and exteamly funny. My fondest memory of Melissa envolves a burping contest! I have many pictures and memories I will cherish for the days to come. Chunie, My thoughts are now with you and your family. My prayers and condolences to you. Love to all, Kelly

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