Eugene Alfred Valencia (Gene, Geno, Lefty), 60, Passed away June 4, 2013. He was born in Greeley and raised in Colorado Springs. Graduating from Wasson High School in 1971, Eugene moved to Boulder, Colorado to attend the University where he began his career with IBM and started his Family. While working for IBM, Eugene moved back to Colorado Springs, where he later worked at MCI, Phil Long, and Wal-Mart. Eugene was the oldest child to Ralph (Isaac), who preceded him in death, and Rosalie Valencia. He is survived by his mother, brothers: Mike, Doug, Larry, Sister: Annette, children: Jacob, Gina, and seven grandchildren: Lori, Noland, Tyrek (McFail) , Xavier, Christopher, Novalee, AAliyah. Eugene will be remembered for his love of listening to music, golf, and playing on his PSP. He loved to collect coins, play cards and watch the Denver Broncos and Colorado Rockies. Viewing (10:00) and service (11:00) will be at St. Paul Catholic Church, 9 El Pomar Rd, Friday, June 14th. Burial will be held at Evergreen Cemetery at 12:00pm. Reception to follow at the church.
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Published in The Gazette on June 12, 2013