Paul Rodriguez

CENTER — Center resident Paul Rodriguez was welcomed into this world on April 22, 1982, in El Paso, Texas. Sadly, Paul left us at the age of 40 on March 3, 2023. Accomplished, Supportive and Loving Husband, Father, Son, Brother, Uncle, Friend, and Coach.

He is survived by wife Nicole Traversie, children Zembria Traversie, Xaria Traversie-Rodriguez, and Pablito Rodriguez, of Alamosa. Son of Lola Rodriguez of Monte Vista and Jose Rodriguez (who he preceded in death). Brother of Jose Rodriguez of San Luis, Brother of Monica Paez of Alamosa, and Brother of Chris Rodriguez of Monte Vista.

Pablo was a hardworking, self-employed business member of the San Luis Valley. He was a supportive coach and father to the clubs his son Pabilto wrestled with (Viking Wrestling, SLVWC, and Alamosa middle school wrestling).

Pablo enjoyed the many outdoor amenities the Valley had to offer like fishing with his family and swimming at the Hooper pool. Pablo was a big Dallas Cowboys fan but also appreciated sports of all varieties.

He was the type of man that could see the good in anybody, he would always give a helping hand, and was able to find courage in the darkest of times. His smile and laugh were so uplifting that it was impossible to stay in a bad mood around him. He will be forever missed, loved, and carried in our hearts.

There will be a funeral mass on Thursday, March 16, 2023, at Sacred Heart Church in Alamosa, Colo., at 10 a.m.

To leave online condolences, please visit The care of arrangements has been entrusted to Romero Funeral home of Monte Vista.