Olivia Carolina Samaniego Meek

olivia carolina meek

January 11, 1943 ~ April 13, 2016

Resided in: Colorado City, CO

Olivia Carolina Samaniego Meek went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Apr. 13, 2016, after a brief battle with cancer. Carol was born to Carlos Augustine and Olivia Rodriguez Samaniego on Jan. 11, 1943, in El Paso, Tex. She lived in California, El Paso, Texas and moved to Colorado in 1973. Carol was very strong in her faith. She showed grace and wisdom in all she did. She was a godly witness not only to her children but to all those who knew her. She was a loving wife and best friend who adored and supported her husband. She was the true meaning of unconditional love to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Carol was always very active in her community in which she lived and most recently at the Valley Community Church, American Legion Auxiliary and Lions Club. Carol is survived by her husband, Earl Eugene Meek, Colorado City, Colo; brothers, Carlos (Virginia) Samaniego and Armando (Martha) Samaniego both of El Paso, Tex; daughters, Debbie (Loren) Zimmerman, Melinda (Buddy) Robbins and Teri (Jerry) Rose all of Colorado Springs, Colo., Cecilia (Gene) Wright of Tucson, Ariz. and Olivia Jessica Medrano of Colorado City, Colo; son, Larry (LaVonne) Meek of Salida, Colo.; nine grandchildren, Rebecca (Jason) Broussard, Victoria (Elgin) Snider, Michael Davis, Morgan (Ana-Alicia) Cunnyngham, John Rose, Sherri (Mike) Van Fleet, Aaron (Amber) Martinez, Nicholas (Stacy) Martinez and Andrew Martinez; 23 great-grandchildren; three nieces, Anita Samaniego, Joann Brant and Kristine Samaniego; two nephews, Gabriel Samaniego and Justin Samaniego; and nine grand nieces and nephews. Carol was preceded in death by her parents, Carlos and Olivia Samaniego; and her son, David Alonso Medrano. Memorial service, 10:00 a.m., Saturday, Apr. 23, 2016, at the Valley Community Church, 4253 Mercantile St., Colorado City, Colo. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 1207 Pueblo Blvd. Way, Pueblo, CO 81005 or the Lions Club Scholarship Fund, PO Box 19042, Colorado City, CO 81019. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. Bill and I were sorry to hear of Carol\’s passing. We have happy memories of days spent together at Central Christian. In prayer we ask God to comfort Gene and the family. Always keep the happy memories in your thoughts as they will soon become very special treasures for each of you. Because of our own health issues we will be unable to attend services, but will be thinking of you all. God bless, Bill and Ruth Anne Pearce

  2. Mark & I were very blessed to know Carol & Gene and are so sorry to learn of her passing. However, we know that heaven has welcomed another saint home and our hearts rejoice for her. We will be out of town on Saturday, but our thoughts and prayers will be with Gene & the family.

  3. I was very blessed to have known her she was very kind and she showed the love of Jesus.

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