Joel Cervantes (1972 - 2018)

Obituary
  • "I am so sorry to read of the loss of your dear husband...."

Joel Cervantes, 46, of
Edwards, Colorado passed
away October 25, 2018. Joel
was born August 28, 1972
in Winnemucca, Nevada.
Joel is survived by his loving
wife, Candace (Riden),
two amazing children,
Madilyn (8) and Jonah (6),
his mother, Velia Cervantes of Lakewood,
his brothers of Castle Rock,
Juan (Mary) and Josh (Jenny), niece
Lily and nephews Michael and Connor,
parents in law, Mike and Donna
McCleary of Estes Park, sister in law
Brandi Frank (Zach) of Brighton. Joel
was preceded in death by his father,
Jose Cervantes.
Joel enlisted in the Marines in
1991 and was very proud to serve
his country. Joel was awarded the
National Defense Service Medal,
Meritorious Mast, Sea Service Deployment
Ribbon (w/1 star), Good
Conduct Medal (w/1 star), Navy
Achievement Medal, Certificate of
Commendation and Rifle Expert
Badge (5th Award). Sgt. Joel Cervantes
was honorably discharged
in 1998 and moved to the
Vail Valley shortly thereafter.
Vail quickly became
home and he was a patient
snowboard instructor for
Vail Resorts, making many
friends throughout the Vail
Valley. In 1999, he began a
19-year career at US Bank
(formally WestStar Bank)
where he also met his wife, Candace.
They created a beautiful life together
in the Vail Valley, where Joel would
consider his proudest accomplishment
to be his beautiful children,
Madilyn and Jonah.
A service to celebrate Joel's life
will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday,
November 3rd, at the Vilar Center
in Beaver Creek. A reception will
follow. Joel will be laid to rest at Fort
Logan National Cemetery in Denver,
Colorado. Burial services, with full
military honors, will be at 1:30 p.m.
on Monday, November 5th.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be
made at U.S. Bank, where an account
has been established in the name
"Cervantes Family Memorial".
Published in Colorado Community Newspapers from Nov. 8 to Dec. 7, 2018