Joseph Scott Griego (Formerly of Leadville)

Born: Thu., Jan. 19, 1989
Died: Sat., Jul. 27, 2019

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Wed., Jul. 31, 2019
Location: Cornerstone Church

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Joseph Scott Griego passed away after battling cancer on Saturday July 27th, 2019 surrounded by his loving family.

Joseph was born January 19th, 1989 in Salida Colorado to Scott and Cathy Griego. He was the middle of three children, older brother David and younger sister Chantelle. Joseph, or known by his friends and family as Jo-Jo, went to Lake County High School where he graduated in 2008. Following his graduation, he moved to Denver to pursue his career in the hospitality industry. While in Denver he met his life partner, Bobby Velasquez.

Joseph was an amazing son, brother, uncle and partner. He was a loving and giving person. He and Bobby found joy in serving others. He would serve at the homeless shelters during the holidays, as well as adopt a family for Christmas where they furnished all the presents and food to make the holidays better for someone. He was always looking to help people, giving away his and Bobby’s possessions as well as his niece’s bed to a family in need. His heart was big.

Jo-Jo loved to dance. He was an amazing dancer. His energy filled the room and he was the life of any party he attended. His laughter and smile were contagious. Jo-Jo loved his family and saw himself as their protector.
Bobby and Joe would take morning walks at Bible Park in Denver. He would often pick flowers for Bobby on these walks which shows how much he loved the beauty of the world he lived in. He loved the gym and loved getting people into the gym to live their own best and healthiest life. Joe and Bobby have shared their lives for 8 years.

Joseph was preceded in death his aunt Diane Michelle Velasquez, uncle Roger Velasquez, by his maternal grandparents José S. and Androlica Velasquez, and his paternal grandmother Virginia L. Griego.
He is survived by his life partner Bobby Velasquez; his parents Scott and Cathy Griego; his siblings David Griego and Sacheen Gurule, Chantelle and Daniel Rascon; as well as his nieces and nephews, David Griego Jr., Arianna Rascon, Daniel Rascon Jr.; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral services will take place on July 31 st at Cornerstone Church, 117 East 6 th Street in Leadville at 1:00pm. The interment will take place at St. Joseph following the services. A reception will follow at the Elks Lodge-123 W 5th Street in Leadville.

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   Posted Tue July 30, 2019
I will miss you Joe so much! You were and will always a beautiful part of my life. I'm so grateful that my grandchildren had you in theirs. I have many great memories with you at home depot, in Leadville....especially our night out on Broadway. Rest in peace my dear friend. Until we meet again

Ingrid Cartagena & Edwin sura
   Posted Tue July 30, 2019
Bobby friend how much we feel the death of your friend and life partner Joe I know you are going through very hard times but we know that God will give you strength to move forward we send a big hug to you and Joe's family we love you

Marlene Montoya
   Posted Tue July 30, 2019
My prayers continue for the family of Joseph Griego. I always remember that he would come to New Mexico with Aunt Androlica and Uncle Solome. May he RIP....

Marguerite Miller
   Posted Tue July 30, 2019
Our prayers are with the family.Scott and Cathy i am so sorry .Will be praying for you.

Joe & April Fetters
   Posted Wed July 31, 2019
Our condolences during this time of sorrow. He was such a sweet young man. Our thoughts and many prayers are with you. God be with you.

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