Dolores V. "Mary" Atencio
1934 - 2020
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Dolores V. "Mary" Atencio passed away Thurs., August 13, 2020, at home, in Ignacio, CO, surrounded by family. She was 86 years old. Dolores was born May 15, 1934, to Jose Alcario & Jennie Vigil in Pinones, CO. She attended boarding school in Ignacio from 1942 to 1946. The family moved to Fruita, CO, in the late 1940's; it was there that she met Victor Atencio and they were married August 2, 1952. Victor & Dolores (and family) moved to Ignacio in 1957. Though she was primarily a homemaker, mother and wife, she also worked at the Ignacio Public Schools as a cook & was well known for her bread & cinnamon rolls. Dolores was an active member of St. Ignatius Catholic Church, a Carmelita & sang in the choir. Her passion was family, especially her grandchildren & great-grandchildren. She was very devoted to her husband & her faith. She is survived by her sons: Thomas V. (Connie) & Robert W. (Brenda) Atencio; siblings: Dorothy (Willie) Martinez, Dora (Merle) Merhing, Joe (Cora) Vigil, Shirley (Tiny) Shipp, Betty (Eddie) Box, Pete (Marlene) Vigil, Paul (Julie) Vigil, Stella (Stan) Cox, Stephanie (Victor) Monte; grandchildren: Tammy (David Gonzales) Atencio, Jacob Atencio, Patricio (Brynn) Atencio, Bobby Atencio, Nick (Holly) Atencio, Josh Atencio, Erica (Tomas) Deleon, & Dominic Atencio, 24 great-grandchildren, 5 great-great-grendchildren, many nieces, nephews, extended family & friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Victor B. Atencio; parents Jose Alcario & Jennie Vigil & Alfonso and Maria Atencio; siblings: Rose (John) Werito, Alivamah & Margarita Vigil.

A rosary will be recited on Thurs., August 20, 2020 at 6pm at St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Ignacio. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Fri., August 21, 2020, at Noon, also St. Ignatius. Burial will follow at Ignacio West Cemetery. All who attend are asked to wear a face mask. Those who choose not to attend in person, can watch the service via live stream:

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Published in Pine River Times on Aug. 17, 2020.
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August 22, 2020
We are sorry to hear of the passing of Dolores Atencio. May she RIP. Condolences to her family from my family,
Chuck and Esther Grant
August 21, 2020

Thomas and Robert and family, my condolences, Dolores was a very special lady to me she will truly be missed by all.
Dolores C. Valdez
August 19, 2020
I came to know Dolores as a friend when she was a patient at the clinic in Ignacio and I worked there. One day while talking to her she said she didn't know how to drive; some time later I saw her driving. Lo and behold she had enrolled in a driver education class, obtained her driver license and was doing her own erranes. She was a very independent person, a devoted mother and grandmother. God Bless her, I'm sure she already has those angel wings on.
Marge Barry
August 19, 2020
Dolores was a wonderful lady she was our neighbor and freind she was toughtful and kind.She came and stayed with us when our Mom had to go to the hospital to give birth to one of my younger sblings. My Hope is that I will get to see her in the ressurection. I will be praying for all of you as a family. Loreta Edwards Beam.
Loreta Edwards Beam
August 18, 2020
Tom and Robert and family, your are in our thoughts and prayers.
Sister Dolores was a wonderful, loving person who will be greatly missed. We thank the Lord for the years we got to share with her and are blessed to have had her in our lives. We have many wonderful memories of our time together. Love you guys and may God bless you. Your Mom loved you dearly. You are in our thoughts and prayers always.
Uncle Bob and Aunt Beatrice Pacheco
Thomas & Beatrice Pacheco
August 18, 2020
God bless mary. Always had a smile when i saw her at post office, church, grocery store. Lord be with the family.
Willette thompson
August 17, 2020
We are sorry to hear that Dolores passed away. What a wonderful woman. Always friendly with a smile on her face! Loved by many. Prayers for the families and all who loved her. May she Rest In Peace.
Juvie and Loretta
Loretta Jones
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