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Irene Candelaria
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“I worked as a public health nurse in Bent County in the 1970's before moving away. Irene worked for Social Services during that time. Irene was so...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: Dodie Delaney - Fairbanks, AK

“My heart is heavy. With tears in my eyes I am back in time. Her smile, hearing her laugh, listening to her sing praises to God, feeling her touch as...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: (Emma) M. Emilia (Encinias) Griego - MN

“May you walk with God in His eternal light. ”
3 of 14 | Posted by: Lucilla Tenorio/Norman Crittenden - CO

“To my auntie marth and her family so sorry for your lost your mom friend gramma is with the lord you have a lot of support too ”
4 of 14 | Posted by: linda aguirre - northglenn, CO

“Irene was a loving Mother, Grandmother, Friend. Her beautiful smile and kind heart will always hold a special place in my heart, God bless~ ”
5 of 14 | Posted by: Heather Rusciano - Denver, CO

“Your Mom was a very special person. She will be greatly missed. Hold tight to the memories you shared. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. ”
6 of 14 | Posted by: David and Lilly Scalfri (O'Connor) - CO

“Joe, Michael, Frank, Riene & Martha We want to express our deepest sympathy for your loss. Your mom touched so many people and her smile would...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: Bernadette Briscoe - Barryton, MI

“Have hope in tomorrow, have faith in the everlasting, and take comfort in the love of friends and family. Mrs. Candelaria was a very sweet person. ...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: Jennifer & Michael Swift (McAfee) - OK

“My heart and prayers go out to the family of Irene.God has called a very amazing woman home. She knows no pain and sorrow now. She will remain in...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: Lynn Smith - Fallon, NV - friend

“Irene, You will be...Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: Cathy McGregor - Florissant, CO

“Guys~~ I am so sorry for your loss, You dont need me to tell you how special your mom was and how much of an impact she made on me and on everyone...Read More »
11 of 14 | Posted by: Diane Gary - Colorado Springs, CO

“To the Candelaria Family - please know that our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this very difficult time. We hope that our sympathy...Read More »
12 of 14 | Posted by: Yolanda (Chavez) Stout - UT

“My thoughts and prayers to Irenes family during there time of sorrow. May the many happy memories help ease the pain in the days ahead. ”
13 of 14 | Posted by: Randy Losey - Las Animas, CO

“JOE, RIENE, MICHAEL, FRANK AND MARTHA, SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS, I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER IRENE'S VOICE AND LAUGHTER. SHE HAD A MAGIC SMILE. WISH I...Read More »
14 of 14 | Posted by: JOLENE CHAPMAN - Ontario, CA


Irene Maria (Encinias) Candelaria was born to Ramon and Senona (Sandoval) Encinias on August 26, 1935 in Maxwell, New Mexico. She passed away on June 22, 2013 in Denver, CO at the age of 77.
She survived by her sister, Lucilla Tenorio-Crittenden and husband, Norman of Denver; sons, Joe Candelaria and wife, Julie of Lakewood, CO, Michael Candelaria of Thonton, CO, Frank Candelaria and wife, Vickie of Aurora, CO; daughters, Riene Candelaria of Denver, CO, and Martha Candelaria of Thornton, CO; grandchildren, Grant and Brian Candelaria, Kenneth Garner, Matthew McNerney, Gabriel Martinez and wife, Tiffany, Daniel Martinez, Shelby Candelaria, Courtney and Stephanie DeGraff; great-grandchildren, Mariya, Kendra, Trysten, and Levi Martinez; numerous special nieces and nephews; many other relatives and a host of friends.
Irene was preceded in death by her parents, Ramon Encinias, Sr. and Senona (Sandoval) Tenorio; husband, Frank Candelaria, Jr.; brothers, Nicholas Encinias, Alex Encinias, Sr., Pete Encinias, Sr., Ramon Encinias, Jr.; and sister, Rosie Sandoval.