Charles A. Atencio was born on May 11,1928 in Olathe, Colorado and passed away on August 27, 2019 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He is preceded in passing by his wife Joan in 2008, his son Charles Jr. in 2005, and son Gary in 1998. He is survived by his children, Bernadette Atencio, Paul Atencio (Sebrena), Rita Ann Leasure (Ron), Judy Gelston, Anthony Atencio, Annette Calabraro (Scott) and James Atencio; 15 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren.
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Charles served in the Air Force and received a World War II Victory Medal and Army of Occupational Medal in Japan. He worked for the City of Colorado Springs Utilities and worked for the Colorado Springs Airport for many years.
A letter to our Father………
There are not enough words in the world to express how much you are loved by your family. You instilled in us a strong work ethic, taught us the importance of providing for the family, preparing all those wonderful meals we enjoyed for many years, but not sharing your cooking secrets with us, and raising us to be strong, independent, self-sufficient individuals. We all thank you for being our father, grandfather, great grandfather and great-great grandfather. We will always treasure the time we were given with you every day. You and Joan are now reunited together and can start a new journey with Christ.
Our love to you always,