Ernest J. Quintana

Alamosa resident Ernest J. Quintana, 87, went to his eternal rest on October 21, 2021 at the San Luis Valley Regional Medical Center with his loving wife by his side.  Born and raised in the San Luis Valley, Ernest worked for many years as a heavy equipment operator for Alamosa County. He met and married the love of his life Ruth Pacheco on August 17, 1980 in Craig, Colorado. Ernest was a devoted husband and father, he always made sure to be an exceptional provider for his family. Ernest enjoyed going camping, fishing, hunting, doping woodwork and word search puzzles. He was an avid Denver Broncos fan.  above all he loved spending time with his family and friends.

Ernest was preceded in death by his parents Tomas and Consuelo Quintana, brothers Severo, Mike, Edward, Leo, Abel and Frank Quintana, sisters Mary Swindle and Phyliss Gutierrez.

His memory will live on through his wife Ruth Quintana of Alamosa, CO; daughters Vivian (Milton) Jones, Augustina Quintana both of Castle Rock, CO; Carla (Anthony) DuPont of Alamosa, CO; sons Abel Quintana, Augustin (Debbie) Quintana both of Salida, CO; Ben (April) Quintana of Saguache, CO; 13 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren, brother Tom (Loyola) Quintana both of Greeley, CO.  He is also survived by many other extended family members and friends.

Cremation was chosen and a Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, October 30, 2021 at 11:00 at the Pitkin Avenue Baptist Church located at 610 7th Street, Saguache, Colorado. Inurnment will follow at the Saguache Cemetery. To leave online condolences please visit The care of arrangements has been entrusted to Romero Funeral Home of Monte Vista.


More In Obits