Genevia Cordova


FORT WORTH, TX — Mrs. Genevia (Green) Cordova passed peacefully from this earth on June 3, 2019 in Fort Worth, Texas.

Genevia was born on Jan. 9, 1932 in Big Sandy, Texas.  She was the second of five children born to Virgil and Julia (Hewitt) Green.  In the 1940s the family moved to Rhome, Texas where Genevia attended Rhome elementary and high school.  In 1961 she graduated from cosmetology school and ultimately became an instructor.  She also owned her own beauty shop for a short time.

In 1976 she married E.C. Cordova and soon afterwards they moved to Denver. In the early 1980s, with their own hands, they built their unique dream home on five acres in Fort Garland. The fireplaces in their home were made from rock they hand dug from the mountains nearby.  For more than 30 years they owned and operated Mountain Home Construction building mountain homes for others in Ft. Garland and towns nearby.  Genevia enjoyed crafting, crocheting and sewing, but her biggest love was making ceramic dolls and goods.  Summers were spent entertaining grandkids and taking them on multiple trips to the Great Sand Dunes National Park, The Stations of the Cross Shrine in San Luis and the Gator Farm in Alamosa.  She was a member of the Daughters of the Nile, Ruhamah Temple No. 71 in Pueblo, and was Queen in 1992.   

Family and friends will always remember her love of diet Coke, cream soda, and chicken strips, her little white Ford Mustang and her never missing an opportunity to ask everyone she knew, “When are you coming to Colorado?!!”

She was preceded in death by her son Mike Cordova, sisters Juanita (Green) LeFors and Shirley (Green) Dunaway, and her brother Harrell Green. 

She is survived by her husband of 42 years, E.C. Cordova of Ft. Garland; son Randy Williams and wife Barbie of Ft Worth, Texas; daughters Debbie (Williams) Moore and husband Victor of Saginaw, Texas, Cheryl (Cordova) Speidel and husband Glenn of Buffalo, N.Y., and Paula (Cordova) Messiter Tooze of Louisville, Tenn.; and brother Darrell Green and wife Lynda of Rhome, Texas; eight grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral service will be held Wednesday, July 3, at Alamosa Church of Christ, 408 Victoria, Alamosa, at 11 a.m.

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