Roddy Lee Palma, 49, passed away November 5, 2003, in Pueblo, Colorado. Survived by his wife, Laura, of the family home; children, Darlene (Ken) Hernandez of Pueblo, Roddy (Lavelle) Palma, Jr. of Denver, Steven (Yolanda) Palma of Pueblo, and Sophia Vigil of Pueblo; mother, Tina (John) Gurule; brothers and sisters, Robert (Dorothy) Palma, Pauline (Ken) Rupert, Lupe Palma, Angelina Hermida, Larry (Susie) Palma, Paul (Bonnie) Palma, Christine Hermida, Teresa (Joe) Brown, George Palma, and Pam Palma; 7 grandchildren; step-sister, Priscilla Gurule; father-in-law, Alcario Vigil; brothers-in-law, Carlos (Lupe) Vigil and Jasper (Ann) Vigil; sisters-in-law, Ida (Baldamar) Cordova, Eva (William) Cordova, Gloria Vigil, Ruth (Fred) Quintana, and Clara (Anthony) Nunez; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins whom he loved very much. Preceded in death by his father, Lawrence Palma; son, Michael P. Palma; brother, Lawrence Palma, Jr.; mother-in-law, Sophia E. Vigil; and brothers-in-law, Fred Vigil and John Hermida. Born November 1, 1954, in Pueblo, Colorado, Roddy worked as a steelworker and an electronics quality inspector for Unisys. He was a member of Holy Family Church, Eagles Lodge Aerie #145, and was an avid Bronco fan. He will lie in state at the funeral home Friday, November 7, 2003, from 1 until 5 p.m. Rosary, 7:30 p.m. Friday, November 7, 2003, and Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, November 8, 2003, with Rev. Fr. Jesse Perez as celebrant. Both services will be held at Holy Family Parish, 2827 Lakeview, Pueblo. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Reception to follow both the Rosary and the Mass at USWA, Local 2102 Hall, 1414 E. Evans, Pueblo. Online condolences,

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  1. to uncle roddy its me writing to you i am sorry that you are not hear to hear me talk insentanly about my day i am sorry to auntie laura steven roddy darlene and sofia i hope you had a nice thankgiving and are all doing well i will talk to you later uncle .bye

  2. Roddy was such a wonderful person. He was always willing to share his precious oxygen with us party hogs who after dancing and drinking (at our age) needed it. (smile). God bless you and know that we lift you up to the Lord with our love and thoughts. Connie & Joe

  3. I was sorry to hear about Roddy.My deepest condolences goes out to all of his family.Paul and Roddy`s school friend`s will probably remember who I am.I went to Keating Jr.High School and Central High School with Roddy.Again My condolences.

  4. This is a wonderful way to read about Uncle Roddy. The web site is beautiful. Uncle fought very hard and for such a long time. I hope you know how much we loved him and love you. Our Prayers and thoughts are with you. God Bless. Jason, Dayna & Reese Milhone

  5. Laura,
    I was sorry to hear about the recent loss of your husband. Due to prior commitments, I was unable to attend services. Know that I wil keep you and your family in my thoughts & prayers. Take Care/God bless.
    Isabel Martinez

  6. Steve,Yolanda and Family,
    I’m sorry I couldn’t be there for your loss. You were in my thoughts and prayers that day and for the days to come. God Bless,
    Janelle & Ron Trujillo

  7. I am so sorry for your family’s loss. Mr. Palma was a true fighter! May God comfort your family during this difficult time.

    Carrie Chase (Albertsons)

  8. Dear Laura,
    I know this message is very late, but I had wanted to send you a message of sympathy ever since I saw the obituary in the paper. I was so sorry to read about Roddy, I knew that he was ill, he had kept me informed about his progress while I was still working for Pueblo Job Service, but after I retired in August of 2000, I lost touch. I wanted you to know that you are in my thoughts. I met many people while working with Job Service and doing the TAA/Nafta training programs and some made a lasting impression, Roddy and you were two of them. May God continue to give you comfort and strength.
    Always, Shirley (Vogan) Tucker

  9. To my family out there we really need to keep in contact and not let the next time we interact be something like this. I miss you and love you all. Shawnarai

  10. My uncle Roddy was the best person in the world Their has never been a person like him and I dont know if their ever will be again. He was always positive and always smiling. I didn’t see him often but we kept in touch through email. I miss his joke and word of the day. I love you unle Roddy you showed me to always be a good person and love with my whole heart……….shawnarai

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