Demecio Fresquez

Born: Mon., Jul. 1, 1940
Died: Fri., Aug. 28, 2015


6:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thu., Sep. 03, 2015
Location: St. Patrick Catholic Church

Recitation of the Rosary

7:00 PM Thu., Sep. 03, 2015
Location: St. Patrick Catholic Church

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 AM Fri., Sep. 04, 2015
Location: St. Patrick Catholic Church

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Demecio Fresquez, 75 of Gypsum, Colorado, formerly of Red Cliff, Colorado passed away on Friday, August 28, 2015.  He was born in Peñasco, New Mexico on July 1, 1940 to Matias and Manuela (Maestas) Fresquez.  He married Barbara Jean (Martinez) Fresquez on May 6, 1960 in Red Cliff, they were married for 55 years.  He worked at the Gilman and Climax mines, and later opened a variety store in Red Cliff for 20 years then later opened Señor Demecio's Tortilla Factory for 15 years.  He retired from the Eagle County School District in 2005.  Demecio served on the Red Cliff Town Council and volunteer Fire Department for many years.  He enjoyed fishing, hunting, skiing and cooking.
Demecio is survived by his wife Barbara Jean Fresquez of Gypsum; son Demecio Dean Fresquez of Keystone; daughter Louella Romero (Ray) of Red Cliff; daughter Kathy Lopez of Gypsum; grandsons Steven Fresquez (Kim), and John Paul Lopez (Sherice); granddaughters Dominica Medina (Jeremy), Marissa Romero (Daniel) and Trisha Lopez (Brandon); 12 great grandchildren; brother Ray and sisters Rose and Mary.  He is preceded in death by his parents, grandson Ray Ray Romero, brother Donald Fresquez and sisters Cora Ulliberri and Dorothy Valencia.
A visitation will be held on Thursday, September 3, 2015 at St. Patrick Parish, Minturn, Colorado from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. with a Rosary Service beginning at 7:00 p.m.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, September 4, 2015 at St. Patrick Parish at 10:00 a.m.  Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery in Red Cliff with a reception to follow at the Red Cliff Community Building.  Contributions may be sent to St. Patrick’s Parish Church, 476 Pine Street, Minturn, Colorado 81645 for the Demecio Fresquez Memorial.
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Julie Dawson
   Posted Mon August 31, 2015

SOFT AND SWEET MEMORIES STANDING SPRAY was sent by Keith, Julie and Danielle Dawson.

Uncle Demecio- You were the best uncle so kind and gentle. We will miss your sense of humor (Festus). We will miss you so much. Rest in peace, you are no longer in pain. Love - Keith, Julie and Danielle Dawson

Veronica Duran
   Posted Tue September 01, 2015
To the Fresquez Family,
May God wrap his arms around each and everyone of you and give you strength and peace. I have many beautiful memories of Demecio, a special one is the nick name he gave me of Perika! This great man will be missed. We love you all!

Trina (Heriot) Hoffer
   Posted Tue September 01, 2015
My thoughts, like all of us from Red Cliff, are with you all. Demecio, as you all are, is the source of many fond memories for me (for instance, I remember stopping to buy tortillas after elementary school, good times with Steven, and sitting talking with Barbara at the kitchen table at least once when I was a kid.) Know that I send my prayers, and hopes for comfort to all of you.
-- Trina

Jim Heriot
   Posted Tue September 01, 2015
I pray the grace of God is with you all, and the life you shared will be remembered with joy, replacing all your loneliness.

Jim Heriot
   Posted Tue September 01, 2015
I pray the grace of God is with you all, and the life you shared will be remembered with joy, replacing all your loneliness.
Viva Senor Demecio!

Evette Rascon
   Posted Wed September 02, 2015
My prayers and sympathies to the Fresquez family. I will never forget how good Demecio and Barbara were to me and Danny. He will surely be missed.

Megan Burch
   Posted Wed September 02, 2015

SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by Economic Services Department.

Jeanette, we are so sorry for your loss and are sending you lots of love and prayers. From the Eagle County Economic Services Department

Amy Duran
   Posted Wed September 02, 2015
When I think of Demecio one word comes to mind, Gentleman. Demecio was a full of honor, kindness and humor.
1. A Gentleman is always presentable
2. Live a passionate life, with a compassionate nature, and dispassionate judgement
3. Talent is God-given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful
4. Opening the door for a lady is not optional
5. A Gentleman is one who puts more into the world than he takes out
6. Nothing beats a good hat, so long as it is removed when indoors
7. Anything worth having, is worth working hard for
8. A Gentleman will never instigate a fight, but he is permitted to end one
9. A Gentleman reads and reflects
10. The best suits are tailored
11. A Gentleman means what he say and says what he means
12. Be gracious in manner, humble in tone and thankful for what is given
13. A Gentleman lives beyond his zone of comfort
14. The line between confidence and arrogance is very thin and a Gentleman is aware of it
15. Drinks are not meant to be mixed
16. A Gentleman can drive a stick shift
17. A Gentleman can jump if need be
18. Know the difference between courage and stupidity
19. A Gentleman is observant and takes action without delay
20. To a lady, A Gentleman will readily offer both is coat and his hand.

Demecio you will be greatly missed.



Jim Vigil
   Posted Wed September 02, 2015
Dear Barbara and Family,

I was saddened to read of the loss of Demecio. He was a very good man with a gentle smile and spirit. I remember him fondly when I look back on growing up in Red Cliff as a man who loved his family and community. God Bless all of you.

Jim Vigil and Family

Dana Harrison
   Posted Wed September 02, 2015
I have many fond memories of Demecio from when we worked together at Avon Elementary School. He was very kind hearted and always good for a laugh. My thoughts are prayers go out to his family and loved ones. He will be missed.

Fay Vasquez
   Posted Thu September 03, 2015

MONET'S GARDEN TABLE BASKET was sent by Vasquez Family.

Carrie Shepard
   Posted Thu September 03, 2015
May you find comfort and strength in your memories during this very difficult time. Sending me love and prayers to you and your family.

Monica McCarroll
   Posted Fri September 04, 2015
Dear Barbara and Family--
Please know that I am thinking of you. Demicio was so kind and good hearted. I am so glad I had the opportunity to get to know him and you. It was a blessing to be in your home.
Much love,

Willie Medina
   Posted Tue September 08, 2015
Dear Aunt Barbara and Family

Our prayers are with you all. As we read Uncle Demecios Obituary and saw a small synopsis of his life we realized what a kind and thoughtful man he was. Words can never truly express our love and care for all of you.

Being a man of faith I will share with you the following verses Romans 8:38 New Living Translation: And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God's love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow--not even the powers of hell can separate us from God's love.

And in 1 Thessalonians 16-18: For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 Then we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we shall always be with the Lord. 18 Therefore comfort one another with these words.

We all look forward to this Grand Family reunion!

With Much Love your Newphew: Willie, Lisa, Little Willie, Kacie, Kara and Matthew Medina.

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