Shirley Ann Jaquez, 65, passed away May 9, 2010. She was born in Pueblo on July 20, 1944, to Ciriaco and Rose Romero, whom she loved very much. She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 45 years, Edward James Jaquez Sr.; her children who adored her, Jerri Jaquez, Edward 'Jim' Jaquez Jr., Linda (Todd) Jaquez-Fissori and Kathleen Jaquez; her grandchildren, Kendra (Tim) Turner, Christina Hume, Luke Rocco, Sebastian Fissori, and Isaiah Jaquez and her great-grandson Everett Turner, all of whom brought joy and happiness to her life. She will be sadly missed by her siblings, Sophia (Fred) Patterson, Coni (Charles) Hernandez, Joseph Romero, Ben (Betty) Romero, Mary Birmingham, Robert Romero, Dave (Carol) Ortiz, Paula (Ike) Faulkner, Jeannie (Jack) Fairfield, Florence Duran, Dorothy (Tim) Saminto and Christina (Art) Vallejos. She is preceded in death by her parents and her siblings, Patricia Baca, Theresa Garcia, Rosanna Ortiz, Tony Romero, Leo Romero, Pete Romero, Rosalie Romero and Katie Romero. Shirley was a 1962 East High School graduate and a long time parishioner of St. Leander Church, where she worked and volunteered for several years. She courageously and gracefully battled ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) for the past two years. Though she first lost her ability to speak and then the use of her body, she always, always showed her love for her family and God. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, CO 81003, to ALS Rocky Mountain or Los Pobres Center. Rosary, 6 p.m. Wednesday and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, May 13, 2010, with the Rev. Fr. Ben Bacino as celebrant. Both services at St. Leander Parish, 6th and Monument. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Online condolences, MontgomerySteward.com

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  1. You were blessed to have your mother as long as you did. What a great human being. She is in a much happier place, especially in your hearts and memories. In my thoughts in prayers.

  2. Dear Uncle Jimmy & Family
    I wanted so much to be there with all of you in the loss of my dear Aunt Shirley. Please know that Fred & I and our children & their families are praying for the repose of her soul,and for Our Father in heaven to send the Holy Spirit to give you strenght,courage,peace in your whole being, & her loving memories to help you get through this difficult time. I have a happy memory of Aunt Shirley & Leroy trying to sneak out of the house to get a soda at the drive-in and talk for awhile. Mary, Jeannie and I are begging you to let us go. No, No,No! you say but Grandpa hears us.He says if they can’t go, you can’t go. We pile in the back seat and Shirley drives us to the drive-in on East 4th St. She orders 2 sodas and passes one back for us to share. We don’t care were sharing a soda with 1 straw! Hey, we’re family. I love you all. Your Niece, Rita

  3. Dear Kathleen and family,

    I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful mama..there really are no words for a time like this. Please accept my most heartfelt condolences and know that you are in my prayers. God Bless you all.

  4. We are so Sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Arlene Cordova and Robert and Erica Cordova (Search)

  5. I want to give my condolences to all of you on the passing of your wife, mother, grandmother and sister. I feel your pain. Love you guys Sam Garcia

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