Walter Andrew Pacheco, 59

ALAMOSA — Born April 19, 1959 in Alamosa to Jose (Joe) Edumenio II and Benita Margarita (Romero) Pacheco, the world was gifted with a unique soul named Walter Andrew Pacheco.

He was a strong man who served his country in the United States Air Force from 1981 to 1989, being honorably discharged.

Walter enjoyed intellectually challenging conversation but minimal chitchat. Devising contraptions with his brothers, oftentimes trying them out, whether it worked or blew up, was another source of entertainment for him.

He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and being in the mountains.

We have been blessed to have learned many valuable life lessons from a man who couldn’t help but make you think and question the world around you.

He transported 57-meter wind generator blades throughout the United States and Canada.

Walter, 59, left this world behind on Feb. 17, 2019 after being in a trucking accident with a vehicle that hit his truck in Oklahoma.

Ever the softhearted soul, he took evasive action to avoid injuring the other driver but, unfortunately, his truck rolled onto its cab and he was killed. Always observant, he could track a ground squirrel back when he was a kid, which is probably why he was one of the top drivers in his field.

He is survived by son, Joshua (Michelle) Pacheco; and his granddaughters, Oakley and Willow.

He is also survived by sister,Catherine Montano; brothers, David, John (Evelyn), Paul and Ray Pacheco; sisters-in-law Carol, Linda and Pat.

Preceded in death by both parents; grandparents, Jose Edumenio I and Maria Eduvijen Pacheco (Gallegos); brothers, Christopher Daniel and Eugene Michael Pacheco.

Cremation was chosen. Memorial service will be at a later date.