Ernesto M. Reyes
1944 - 2020
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July 3, 1944
November 7, 2020
Ernesto M. Reyes, Sr., 76 years young, passed away on November 7, 2020, worked as a roofer and retired as a Building Manager of the Administration Building at Colorado Springs School District 11.
Ernesto was born to Danuario L. Reyes and Mercedes Olivas-Miranda on July 3, 1944 in Nogales, Sonora Mexico. He is the youngest son out of six children, their family included three sisters and two brothers. He was married to Theresa Marie Trujillo Reyes on November 16, 1968. He is the father of five sons and one daughter, Jesse Reyes, Jimmy L. Twiss, Tony A. Twiss (Sophia), Ernesto M. Reyes, Jr. (Kim), Franky A. Reyes (Amy), and Rachell Ruiz Freudenberg (Kent Freudenberg). He has eighteen grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his wife, his parents, two brothers, his son-in- law, two grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.
The Patriarch of his family, Ernesto aka Reyes loved life and was truly grateful for each day he had on Earth and would share with you, "each day was a gift." He loved his family and always took great care to see that they were happy and knew that they were loved. He was an amazing brother, especially to his little sister Rachell Gunnels. Family was always first and foremost to him. He made sure to exercise each day, you could find him taking his walks around Prospect Lake, using the speed bag on his back porch, or riding his stationary bike. It would not be unusual for someone who had met Reyes to compliment him about his full head of hair, his classy style, and his genuine friendship. As a Denver Broncos fan, he enjoyed watching the football games and wearing his Broncos shirts. If you knew Reyes, you knew he had a special fondness for eating crab legs. To say everyone adored Ernesto would be half the truth, he was caring, generous, genuine, and kind to everyone. We are lucky to have been part of his life.
Rosary will be held on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at 12:30 pm, with Mass to follow at 1pm both at St. Dominic Catholic Church 5354 S. US Hwy 85, Security, CO. 80911, committal service to follow at Evergreen Cemetery, Colorado Springs, CO.

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Published in The Gazette on Nov. 15, 2020.
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November 20, 2020
I was so Sad to hear about Reyes passing. He was such a Sweet friend. It was a Pleasure knowing you Reyes. Sleep in Peace
November 18, 2020
Ernesto was ALWAYS a kind and friendly face to run into at the D11 Ad Building. He would always say hello and welcome you, ask how your day was etc. He was a very nice man!! My condolences to his family. RIP Ernesto!!
Richard D Garcia
November 16, 2020
Mr. Reyes was always so caring and had a big heart with everyone, always smiling and always with that twinkle in his eyes that just made you so loved no matter if you were related or not. I've known him since Ernie boxed with the Scorpions and probably before that but he and Mrs. Reyes were always there to show their support for all the guys at the their matches. His love for his family was very important to him. When we would see him at Twister's or anywhere, he always had a smile on his face and always had a hug to give. He is going to be missed dearly and will never be forgotten. RIP Mr. Reyes.
Nancy and Richard Torres
November 16, 2020
Our sympathy goes out to Ernesto's family. Our family has known him for many years and have only wonderful memories of him. He has a special place in our hearts.
Emilio and Patricia Reyes and extended family
November 16, 2020
You will always be my #1.
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