Pete Aneseto Samora, 89, passed away Dec. 21, 2012. Survived by daughters, Kathleen Samora and Patricia Samora; step-son, Ken (Tina) Montoya; grandchildren, Sandy (Bob) Klinehoffer, Suzie (Dan) Degenhardt, Ken Montoya, Jr.; great-grandchildren, Tiffany Cervantes, Jack Degenhardt; great-great-grandchildren, Gabe, Cali, Michael and Isabella Cervantes. Preceded in death by wife, Cleo Samora. Pete was born Feb. 8, 1923, in Saguache, Colo., to Lucas and Juanita Samora. He worked at the Pueblo Army Depot. Service, 10 a.m. Jan. 3, 2013, St. Leander's Catholic Church, 1402 E. 7th St., with the Rev. Fr. Tony Wojcinski officiating. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. My friend & I became acquainted with Mr. Samora at the mall where we walk frequently. We always looked forward to the jokes he would come in to tell us when we had coffee afterward. Mr. Samora was obviously a very kind and intelligent man. Although we knew him only a short time, we were blessed to call him our friend. Having lost a family member Dec. 20 myself, I understand your sad loss. My condolences to all of Pete’s family. He will be remembered for the good he did in life.

  2. Throughout the years our Uncle Pete has been a great inspiration and mentor to us. His jokes and stories were entertaining and he leaves us with fond memories of him. During tough times he was always available to us. We greatly appreciate all his comfort and wisdom. We learned so much from his outstanding diplomacy and philosophies. This is one of his writings:

    “Our behavior must be such that it will make God smile and sigh as if he is enjoying the beauty of golden wheat field being caressed by a gentle wind.”

    Uncle Pete, you are now with your beloved Cleo; your loving mother, Juanita; your loving father, Lucas; and all your siblings. All our love and prayers will always be with you.

    Blessings to your family and most of all, God bless you dear Uncle “Porfy”.

    Bernice, Rosie and Family and the Surls

  3. Mr. Samora, Thanks for being my friend and a great neighbor. Thank you for your military service and the war stories you shared with me. May you Rest in Peace my friend.

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