April 15, 1937 ~ February 13, 2016
Born in: Pinon, CO,
Resided in: Pueblo West, CO
Tiodoro 'Ted' Esquibel, 78, one of 13 children, Ted was born at home on the farm in Pinon, Colo., April 15, 1937, to Felipe and Inez (Urenda) Esquibel. As was his hope, he died peacefully Feb. 13, 2016, at Joni Fair Hospice House, surrounded by the family he loved and dearly loved him. Preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Belen and Rosie; brothers, Felipe Jr., Alphonso and John; in-laws, Bob and Ann Myers and Dave Myers. Survived by the love of his life for over 50 years, Sandy, of the family home; daughter and son-in-law, Christy (Angelo) Belore, their sons, Austin and Hunter; son, Ted Jr.; sisters, Inez, Rita, Connie and Lola; and brothers, Jim (Betty Ann), Alex and Louie (Joan). As a first generation American growing up on the farm, Ted learned at an early age the work ethic that would follow him the rest of his life, priding himself on passing it along to his children and grandchildren. The majority of his life was spent in the tire business, starting at Goodyear, then hired away by Goodrich, only to then be hired away by Firestone before he and Sandy started their own commercial tire business, Ted's Tire Service. Ted and Teddy made a great team, working side by side running the business, which will continue with Jr. at the helm and Robert working with him. Ted treated his customers as family, taking care of them and their equipment as he would his own. Ted was an original founding member of the Latino Chamber of Commerce, member of the Transportation Club, Eagles Aerie # 4471 and the Moose Lodge #l. He was a real smart a**, always making smart remarks about something or somebody. You knew if he liked you and you sure knew if he didn't, just ask that poor waiter in Colorado Springs. Football was his passion, his team was the Washington Redskins. After moving to Pueblo West he took up golf, which he enjoyed playing with friends and family, especially his best friend, Kenny Kearns. Before Kenny died you could find he, Ted, Teddy, and whoever completed their foursome on the links at the Pueblo West Gold Course every weekend that the weather was decent. They were always the first ones out and even played in a tournament now and then. For him it was all in fun. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Memorials may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, CO 81003. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com
My deepest condolences. I have known Ted since I was a child. His presence at the tire shop and beyond will be missed.
My condolences to Sandy, Teddy, and Family, I hadn’t talked with Ted for a few months I didn’t realize he was with hospice. I don’t know where to start but I’m very sorry for your loss! I’ve known Ted for many years one of the first tire salesman to sell me a set of drive tires. I could tell you a lot of great stories about Ted but I’ll refrain because there is not enough space. He was a great person with a heart of gold ! We will miss him that’s for sure but his memories will live on.
Met Ted when we moved to Pueblo West about 30 years ago, he was the nicest person and would do anything for you. Sorry for your loss Sandy and family.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Sandy, and family. Very sorry for your loss.