May 7, 1939 ~ July 26, 2021

Born in: Pueblo, CO
Resided in: Pueblo, CO

Stanley “Spud” David Mena
Our hearts were broken on Monday, July 26, 2021, when our loving husband, amazing dad, and doting grandfather left us to continue his spiritual journey. Stanley was born on May 7, 1939, in Pueblo, to Simon and Josephine Mena. Stanley attended Pueblo Catholic High School, where he excelled in athletics. During his senior year, he was introduced to the love of his life and best friend, Loretta “Lorie” Muhic. From the moment they met, every life decision, albeit large or small, they made together for the next 63 years. Stanley wore many hats in his life. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy, he was a Deputy on the Pueblo Sheriff’s Dept., a State Liquor Enforcement Officer, a Polygraph Examiner, and a successful entrepreneur. While Stanley’s accomplishments were many, his love and devotion to his family will be his greatest legacy. Stanley is survived by his loving wife, Lorie; sons, Cory (Rosie) Mena, David Mena; daughter, Kelly (Keith Hart) Rush; along with five grandchildren, Nichole Herrera, Sigourney Rush, Craig Rush Jr., Stephanie (Jorge Mier) Mena and Andrea Mena; great- grandchildren, Elisabeth, Grae, and Ricky; sister, Peggy LaRocca; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Simon and Josephine Mena; and sister, Rosemary Goodwin. Eulogy 9:45 a.m., with Mass to follow at 10 a.m., Thursday, August, 19, 2021, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1145 S. Aspen Rd. Veteran’s Ritual Team after Mass, with reception to immediately follow. The church requests you please arrive by 9:30 a.m. There will be livestreaming on the church’s facebook page. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or Salvation Army. Online condolences,


Memorial Mass: August 19, 2021 9:45 am

St. Joseph Church, Pueblo
1145 S. Aspen Road
Pueblo, CO 81501


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  1. Lorie and family. Sorry to hear about the passing of Stan. Thoughts and prayers to all of you. May God Bless all of you.

  2. So sorry for your loss. Stan was so very nice! I can remember when he first started his pawn business. He started with a box of tools, and it grew and grew. Prayers for all the family.

    Evelyn Dolif

  3. Dear Lorie and Family:

    I am saddened by the announcement of Stanley’s passing. I often did business with him and found him to be more than fair and understanding. He was one of the most honest men I have known and I pray that the memories of the good times together as a family give you all some peace and comfort. May God wrap his loving arms around all of you and give you the strength and graces needed at this most difficult time. Hugs and blessings to all.

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