Jose Manzanares…October 17, 1931 – December 15, 2017


A Memorial Mass for Joe Manzanares will be held at 10am on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Las Animas, Colorado with Father Henry Wertin officiating. Inurnment will follow at Ft. Lyon National Cemetery.  Rosary will be held prior to the Mass at 9:30am.

Jose Maria Manzanares, known to most as Joe, was born on October 17, 1931 in Mora, New Mexico to Alberto and Ignacita (Salazar) Manzanares. He passed away on December 15, 2017 at his home in Las Animas, Colorado at the age of 86.

Joe enjoyed carpentry, fishing and working on cars. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and the American Legion.

Joe is survived by his wife of 63 years, Lela Manzanares of the family home; daughters, Diane (Chris) Wingire of Marana, Arizona and Debbie (Mark Whiting) Manzanares of Liberty Lake, Washington; brothers, Teodoro Manzanares of Rainsville, New Mexico and Aldolfo Salazar of Las Animas, Colorado; four grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild; many special nieces and nephews; other relatives and a host of friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Amelia Leal; and daughter, Doris Manzanares.

Memorial contributions may be made to Horber Funeral Chapel, P.O. Box 431, Las Animas, Colorado 81054.

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