Louis Atencio (Gypsum)

Born: Tue., Sep. 13, 1960
Died: Sun., May 6, 2018


9:00 AM Thu., May 10, 2018
Location: Beaver Creek Chapel in Avon

Recitation of the Rosary

10:00 AM Thu., May 10, 2018
Location: Beaver Creek Chapel in Avon

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 AM Thu., May 10, 2018
Location: Beaver Creek Chapel in Avon

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Charles "Louis" Atencio, passed away on Sunday, May 6, 2018 in Gypsum Colorado.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 9:00 am at the Beaver Creek Chapel in Avon, with the Recitation of the Rosary to follow at 10:00 am, a Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 am.

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Teddy Atencio and family
   Posted Wed May 09, 2018
Our deepest condolences in the lose of a dear son, father, brother, uncle, and primo. He will be greatly missed by all...Know that our prayers are with you all. We love you all

Teak Simonton
   Posted Wed May 23, 2018
Dear Atencio family,

I lived in Vail for many years and always loved visiting Safeway and seeing Louis - he always had a huge smile and was so friendly and interested in how I and my family were doing. He was such a good soul and when he left Safeway the heart and soul of that place was greatly diminished. Over the years I would run into him in various places and it was such a joy to reconnect with him - he was a kind man. He truly enjoyed life and his work and I'm so very sorry for your loss. I send love and prayers and may he rest in peace!

Teak Simonton

Bridget Hitt
   Posted Wed May 23, 2018
I know Louis from Safeway as I shopped there for years. Louis was a shining star at Safeway. He always had a smile, kind words and a genuine interest in people. Every time I saw him at Safeway he had big smile and we exchanged stories about our families. He was a good man, I'm so sorry for your loss.
Bridget Hitt

Patti L. Roenicke
   Posted Wed May 23, 2018
Dear Atencio family,

Louis was a very special human being. I have known he and his wife, Charlotte for a long time. Charlotte, here is a hug for you my friend.
He would always have a smile every time I saw him at Safeway. Even when he was diagnosed, he still had a smile. He was a fighter. I know he enjoyed his family and all the memories they made together. He touched many people throughout the years, he will truly be missed. Heaven has a special angle. Rest in peace my friend.

Patti L. Roenicke and family

Brittany Franke
   Posted Wed May 23, 2018
We knew Louis by way of his occupation as a grocer. We've shopped at Safeway for more than thirty years, even as a child we remember a moment where Safeway offered small carts to kids (we likely made a mess & they were soon gone again). Louis was a professional and hard worker, but would always stop his work to check in with you and make you feel like you were family, asking how everyone was doing. Many people these days are self occupied and in a hurry. Not Louis. He was so genuine, so kindhearted, gentle and compassionate. He offered some of the kindest words to me when I lost my father. I am so grateful to have crossed his path. Sending my condolences to your family, what a great man....

Ann Eggers
   Posted Thu May 24, 2018
I have also been a long time Safeway shopper and Louis became a "friend" over time to both me and my Dad (he was born in 1919-2015). My parents were part time Vail Summer visitors and over time he and Louis formed a bond of true friendship. It was so important to visit Safeway often so he could chat with Louis who always took time to help my Dad find grocery items but also to just listen...
Overtime, I too looked forward to catching Louis at work and he had shared his illness and treatments with me. He was so kind, generous, and such a gentleman! I know how much he loved and adored his family, that too he shared with me as he struggled with the toll his illnessi was taking on him.
Souls like Louis are the Best of Mankind and I will keep him in my heart forever. May his family know how loved he was and so fortunate to have shared in his life.

Lee Williams
   Posted Thu May 24, 2018
So sorry to hear of this loss. Loved playing softball with Louis, he was always in a great mood!

Kathy Cole
   Posted Fri May 25, 2018
I have lived in the Vail Valley for the last 35 years and Louis has been a friend since he started at Safeway 33 years ago. I miss not being able to say hello and chat. He was always so friendly and helpful. I will miss his smiling face.

Lanell (and Max) Avery
   Posted Sun May 27, 2018
To Louis's family,
I met Louis in the mid-80's. When I became a regular shopper at Safeway, it was because of Louis's warmth and kindness that I continued to consistently shop at this particular supermarket over all of my many years in Vail. Louis was one-of-a-kind and always brightened my day, whether via his huge hello and smile, a friendly hello and hug or a question to my son or mom, who often accompanied me to the store. He never failed to share stories and photos about his family, who he loved so much, and cared about mine as well. Louis truly was a life-long friend and I will miss him terribly. I'm so sad not to have known about his passing and the service. Yet, I am eternally grateful that he's at peace and that I had the blessing of his friendship over so many years. He loved you all so much! Lanell45

Patty Franke
   Posted Mon May 28, 2018
I was saddened to learn of Louis’ passing. I’ve know Louis as long as he’s been at Safeway. He’s the reason that I shopped there.
Louis was the most kind, gentle-hearted soul. He represented everything good about his treatment of of others.
Louis always took the time to say hello and ask about my family. He was so proud of his son and daughter and adored his grandson. He spoke of love for his wife.
The world needs more men like Louis-taking the time for others in our fast paced world. I’ll miss you Louis-and so will all the hearts you touched.

Kerry Loetscher
   Posted Mon June 04, 2018
I have been out of town and just learned of Louis' passing. I first met Louis over 30 years ago at Safeway. He greeting my family and me whenever we shopped and always continued to inquire about by son and daughter after they became adults and left the valley. We will miss his warm nature and wonderful smile. My heartfelt condolences to his wife and children and grandson. He was filled with love and pride for all of you and always had good stories to tell!

   Posted Fri June 22, 2018
I've shopped at Safeway all my life. I've had many great conversations with Louis and I just got back for a visit after being gone since winter and I've always looked for him when I shop. I had no idea he retired and I had no idea he was ill. He will be missed

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