Peter Felix Vasquez was born August 9, 1949. Peter was a loving brother, grandpa, great grandpa, uncle, primo, supportive family man, and most importantly father! His roots run deep through Pagosa Springs and Pagosa Junction. The beginning of his life started in his early twenties when he was blessed with his beautiful baby girl Shana. His legacy then continued with his first born son Max, and second daughter Mariah. A family held together by his unconditional loyalty and love. Peter, well known as “Felix”, with a joyous smile: was a warm spirit and proud father who was blessed with a mothers nurturing touch. He began his work career as a worker, in what once was Pagosa’s Lumber mill, but soon became the recognizable face of Circle Supers/ City Market-where he worked as the long time meat manager. The strangers who crossed his path were never strangers for long. Felix had a personality that brought many into his “Aye, bud” circle. Some who will forever be his “brother from another mother” in this life until the next. He lived his life with the freeness of a child, but the heart of a survivor, threaded together with strength and pride.
He is survived by his Daughter Shana Stewart (Tracy), Son Max Vasquez, Daughter Mariah Vasquez, Sister Angie Villarreal, Nieces Joann Pacheco (Ray), Cathy Villarreal (who were very much like Daughters), April Justice Rita, Grandsons Bryan Schoonover and Remington Vasquez, Great Grandchildren Willa and Stanly Schoonover, Nephews Mike Vasquez, Jeremiah Villarreal and Brandon Pacheco. There are numerous more relatives. He is preceded in death by his parents Emilia and Juan Vasquez and his brothers and sisters.
There will be a recitation of the Rosary on Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 7:00 pm at Pope John Paul II Catholic Church in Pagosa Springs, Colorado. Mass will be Friday, October 12, 2018 at 10:30 am also at JPII, with a reception to follow.