Thomas Medina, 71


Thomas Medina was born on Dec. 21, 1946 to Joe Procopio “El Chota” Medina and Eufelia “Felix” Naranjo Medina in MV, CO. Thomas died March 16, 2018 after a short stay at San Luis Care Center in Alamosa.

Tommy loved his family very much and he would do anything in his power for his kids and grandkids.

Tommy was an avid pool player. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and camping. He also loved to learn anything he could about family history.

After receiving his G.E.D. Tommy attended Bueno HEP in Pueblo for electrician, Arapahoe Jr. College in Littleton, ASC in Alamosa, Arizona State University and CU in Boulder.

Tommy worked in many prestigious jobs such as Manager at Cliff Price in M.V., Supervisor at Castle Rite in Denver, Manager at Hudson Oil in Denver, and Supervisor for housing development in Parker, plus numerous professional jobs including electrician, mechanic, janitorial, lettuce and potato work.

Tommy worked with Cesar Chavez and Corky Gonzalez in their efforts to help the farm workers, also did three different newspapers for them.

Thomas was preceded in death by his parents, 1 brother Crespin, 2 sisters Carolee Campa and Gloria Montoya, grandparents Dominico and Magdalena Naranjo, Crespin and Senobia Medina and Isabel Medina (step grandmother.)

Survivors include his 3 children Thomas (Marcie), Denise, and Tim, plus 10 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren and his sisters Juanita Archuleta, Esther (Cecil Sewell), Annie (Roberto Segura), Becky Martinez, Verna (Esiquio Retana), Orlinda (Max Ventura) and brother Art (Ursula) plus much extended family and friends.

Tommy was a mentor to many of his nephews and cousins and to his brother. He taught them to hunt, fish, camp, and work.

A service to celebrate his life will be held April 14 at 10 a.m. at Assembly of God Church at 881 Highway 285 in M.V. Cremation was chosen and interment will follow at a later date.

Tommy would always say, Always look for the good in people because if we look at the bad, it can consume us and eventually destroy us therefore we must strive to be good so that we can be an example to others.

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