June 2, 1927 ~ March 11, 2017

Born in: Walsenburg, CO,
Resided in: Walsenburg, CO

Modesto E. 'Maudie' Maldonado, 89, passed away March 11, 2017, at the Spanish Peaks Veterans Community Living Center (SPVCLC). He was born June 2, 1927, in Walsenburg, Colo., to the union of Rafael and Lucianita (Martinez) Maldonado who preceded him in death as did brothers, Milton, Albert and Ernesto. Modesto graduated St. Mary's Catholic School.  He served in WWII in the US Coast Guard Merchant Marines on the USS Astoria. Modesto owned and operated the Sunset Motel and Trailer Park and retired from Safeway.  He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Viola; seven children, Pearl (Levi) Crespin, Vernon (Juanita), Maudie (Georgia Davis), Janelle (Kenneth) Saad, Adrian (Brenda Jo), Tammy, and Brenda (Bill Maldonado); 11 grandchildren, Marlon, Tage, Kelan Crespin; Desarey, Brandon Maldonado; Mahri Saad; Matthew, Brianna, Marissa, Vanessa, Austin Maldonado; and one great grandson, Dominic Maldonado; and many nieces and nephews. Modesto and his family were truly blessed by the loving care and attention he received from the staff and management of the SPVCLC. Rosary, 9:30 a.m., Mass, 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 25, 2017, at St. Mary's Catholic Church of Walsenburg. Online condolences, www.MontgomerySteward.com

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  1. Viola,Vernon, and family, l’m so sorry for your loss. Maudie was a great guy we’ve shared a lot of laughs, and stories. Great picture in the Chieftain. Vernon looks just like him. Karen and I are still in Logan Utah. We’ll be back in Walsenburg in May for a few months. Hope to see Vernon when I’m there.
    May you all have peace and love.
    Lo siento mucho,
    Ken Martinez

  2. From Maldonado’s of Phoenix AZ.: We are so sorry to hear of Maudie’s passing and extend our condolences to Viola and family. Cousin Bernard is still doing well at 95 years of age. He is still pretty sharp and has a great memory. He too is grieving the loss of his eldest daughter Patsy who passed on Febuary 28th at 68 years old. She had no husband or children and lived with him for many years. May the soul of our Cousin Maudie rest in peace. May God bless his family and comfort them..
    Bernard Maldonado and Family

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