Agueda "Agit" Lourdes Damian Duenas, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt, passed peacefully at home and went to meet our Lord on Thursday, April 3, 2014.
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Agit was born on February 5, 1934, to the late Candido Bodestin and Francisca Perez Damian in Hagatña, Guam, and was the oldest of 11 children. During high school, she met Jesus Ramirez Duenas, who eventually became the love of her life. They were married on November 22, 1956.
Agit had many interests and loved to bake, crochet, listen to Chamorro music, watch soap operas and TV game shows, and travel around the world. She often went to the mountains to get "ice cream," and could be seen in front of the "White Orchid" or eating shrimp cocktails at Bronco Billy's. She was a huge Mickey Mouse fan and enjoyed her family trips to Disneyland. Most important to Agit was being surrounded by her family, and embracing her Catholic faith as a strong disciple of God.
Agit is survived by her beloved husband, Jesus; children: Rick (Eileen) Duenas, Christopher (Yolanda Davis) Duenas, Marie (Mike) Shandor, and Sylvia Duenas Ferrara; grandchildren: Amber (Marco) Guest, Zachary Shandor, James Davis, Khrysten Duenas, Joe (Jocelyn) Davis, Brandon Duenas, Eddy Ferrara Jr., Ely Ferrara; great-grandson: Brennan Camacho; siblings: Ursa (George) Flores, Sylvestre (late Juliann Damian and late Helen Hively) Damian, Maria (Pedro) Esteban, Priscilla (late Milton) Ivey, Teresita (John) San Agustin, Virginia (Ben) Flores, Candido (Marie) Damian, Francis (Kathy) Damian; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her children: Edward "Pappy" Duenas and Jeanette Duenas; her brother Mario (Mary) Damian and sister Cleofe Reese.
On Tuesday, April 8, 2014, there will be a viewing and rosary from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home, 1730 E. Fountain Boulevard, Colorado Springs, CO 80910. On Wednesday, April 9, 2014, there will be a rosary at 10:00 am at St. Dominic's Catholic Church, 5354 S. U.S. 85/87, Security, CO 80911, with Mass of Christian Burial immediately following at 10:30 am. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. A luncheon reception will be held at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 567 Marquette Drive, Fountain, CO.
Published in The Gazette from Apr. 6 to Apr. 7, 2014