MONTROSE, COLO. - Carmen B. Aguirre passed away peacefully on April 17, 2012 in her home surrounded by loving caregivers.
Her life began on Aug. 10, 1930 in Price, the only child of Josefa (Aldasoro) and Prudencio Aguirre. Many fond childhood memories were made while growing up in Price. Living in the family-owned hotel with cousins, Aunts and Uncles was the start of her adventurous life.
Carmen graduated from Carbon Junior College in 1948 and went on to Heald's Business School in San Francisco, Calif. Her first job was working for Pacific Bell. She then went on to work for the State of California Department of Transportation for almost 30 years.
After her retirement, she moved to Montrose, Colo. to be closer to Family and to the Aldasoro Ranch in Telluride where she spent her childhood summers.
She loved old (black and white) movies, soap operas and enjoyed following the Royal Weddings of England! A couple highlights of her life was to travel to Spain to meet her Basque family and gambling trips to Las Vegas with her cousin Albert and friend Pat. Carmen's Catholic upbringing was the foundation for her generosity towards others. Carmen made friends with everyone she met and won the hearts of many.
Carmen is survived by cousins Yvonne (Hirigoyen)and Tom Mazzocco, Jeanne (Hirigoyen) and Glenn DePriest, Mary Louise (Aldasoro) Leonard and extended Family both in the United States and Spain. Her Family would like to extend an invitation to celebrate Carmen's life in Montrose on Monday, April 23, 2012, at St. Mary Catholic Church at 10 a.m., followed with a small reception at the same location. Carmen's final resting place will be in Price with the rest of her Family. Rite of Committal will be held Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at 2 p.m. at the Price City Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in memory of Carmen Aguirre to the Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Colorado, P.O. Box 1804, Montrose, CO, 81402. Condolences may be made to the family at www.crippinfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are under the direction and care of Crippin Funeral Home, 802 E. Main St., Montrose, CO., 81401. (970) 249-2121.