Jim L. Manchego

Jim Manchego, Jr, 78, died Monday, October 29, 2012 at home. Born in Saguache, Colorado November 12, 1933 to Jim Manchego, Sr. and Juanita Lovato. He was married in 1952 to Marie Maestas. Mr. Manchego was also retired from the Colorado Springs Gas Department. He is survived by his wife, Marie; two sons, Tim (Maria) Manchego, Dominic Manchego; 4 daughters, Kim Adams, Myra (Michael) Zapata, Tammy (Joel) Leyba and Nancy Manchego; 3 sisters, Elizabeth Gonzalez, Linda Tafoya and Mae (Richard) Martinez, all of Colorado Springs; and one brother, Leroy Manchego of Tyler, Texas; 15 grandkids, 18 great-grandkids and 5 great-great-grandkids. He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, a brother, a son and his granddaughter. Private services are planned. A celebration of his life will be held Saturday, November 3, 2012 at Nancy's Lions Den, 2815 E. Platte Ave, from 2:00pm to 7:00pm.

Published in The Gazette on Nov. 2, 2012