Don C. Serrano

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Birth Date: May 4, 1931
Death Date: April 18, 2013
Age at Death: 81

Marriages

Sylvia Medina - June 29, 1950

Burial Details

Cemetery Name: Elmwood
Cemetery Location: Fruita, Colorado

Obituaries

Grand Junction Daily Sentinel page 4D Death Notice - April 21, 2013
Don C. Serrano, 81, Fruita, died April 18, 2013, at Hospice Care
Center.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Callahan-Edfast
Mortuary, followed by a rosary at 7 p.m.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church,
with burial following at New Elmwood Cemetery in Fruita.
Mr. Serrano was an assistant foreman on the railroad.
Survivors include his wife, Sylvia; one son, Anthony of Grand
Junction; two daughters, Carol Serrano-Aarness and Jeanie Lister,
both of Fruita; one brother, Larry of Grand Junction; 11 grandchildren;
and 14 great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions to Hospice & Palliative Care of Western
Colorado 3090B N. 12th St., Grand Junction 81506, or to the Family
Health West Nursing Home, 228 N. Cherry St., Fruita 81521.
Grand Junction Daily Sentinel page 6A - April 23, 2013
Don Serrano, 81, of Fruita,
passed away on April 18, 2013,
surrounded by his family at the
Hospice Care Center in Grand
Junction.
Don was born in Coyote, New
Mexico to Placido and Gorgonia
Serrano. He attended schools in
Fruita where he met the love of
his life, Sylvia Medina. They
were married on June 29, 1950.
Don worked for the Denver &
Rio Grande railroad and later as a
r a n c h f o r e m a n o n r a n c h e s i n
Avon, Basalt and Gypsum.
On July 20th, 1965, Don was severely
injured in an accident at a
cement block plant in Dotsero,
CO. His right arm below the elbow
and both of his legs below
the knee were amputated. This
didn't slow Don down. Through
rehabilitation he walked again; so
well that most people didn't know he had artificial legs. He studied
small engine repair and you could find him in his garage everyday
working on something and often chatting with his many friends and
neighbors.
Don loved working in his shop, hunting, fishing, watching sports
but most of all he loved his family.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Sylvia, and his two daughters,
Carol Serrano-Aarness (Doug) and Jeanie Lister (John) and
son, Anthony Serrano (Mindy); 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grand -
children and one brother, Larry Serrano.
He is preceded in death by his parents; five daughters, Mary Ann,
Rita, Sarah, Katherine and Anna Ballard, and three brothers, Isidore,
Armando and Elifar, and three sisters, Regina Romero, Ellen Cha -
con, and Teresa Medina.
Funeral service on Tuesday, April 23rd at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph's
Catholic Church in Grand Junction with burial to follow at New
Elmwood Cemetery in Fruita. A luncheon will follow at the Sacred
Heart hall in Fruita.
Memorial contributions to Hospice & Palliative Care of Western
Colorado or to the Family Health West Nursing Home in Fruita.
Grand Junction Daily Sentinel page 7 B In Memoriam - April 18, 2014
Don C. Serrano
May 4, 1931 - April 18, 2013
God broke our hearts to prove to us He only takes the best
~We love and miss you everyday
~ Your Loving Family

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