Joe G. Santistevan passed away at his home in Ignacio, CO on July 11, 2019. Joe was born to Benerita Manzanares & Manuel Santistevan Sr. on January 31, 1934 in Ignacio, CO. He graduated from Ignacio High School and attended Fort Lewis College, where he earned a Bachelors degree in History & Spanish. He served in the United States Army from 1957 - 1958, and was station in Germany. He also volunteered as an ambulance driver for many years for Ignacio EMS. Joe worked for the Southern Ute Tribe-SUCAP, as a Manager of Peaceful Spirit until his retirement.
Joe was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Matilda Cloud Santistevan; son Charles Santistevan; step-son Joe Frost; step-daughter Audrey Frost; and brother Manuel Santistevan Jr.
He is survived by his daughter Karen (Dan) Gilbert; step-son Glen (Bernice) Frost; sister Elsie (Joe) Fernandez; brother Tony (Mary) Santistevan; his grandchildren and numerous nieces & nephews.
A funeral service will be held at Hood Mortuary on Friday, July 19, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. followed by interment at Ignacio West Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Los Pinos Fire Protection District.