Clarence Allen Medina, also known as “Gator”, was born on June 5, 1957, in Rocky Ford, Colorado to Patrick A. Medina and Madelina I. DeHerrera. On November 19, 2023, Gator took his final walk on this earth and took his last breath of fresh air surrounded by his family.

He is survived by 11 children: Curtis, Janice, Debra, Monica, Cecilia, Nicole, Denna, Matthew, Andrea, Robert, Michelle; 26 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; brothers: Patrick, Jimmy (Roberta), Jerry, Ricky (Carol), Mitchell Medina; sister, Debra (Dennis) Moreno; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Gator had a special relationship with everyone he came across, he loved to get away and fish with his buddies, and just make his rounds around town. He always had a gift to give, turns out he was our gift!

He was preceded in death by his parents, Patrick and Madelina Medina; grandparents, Crestino and Marina Medina; sister, Joyce; brothers: Michael, Evan, Lenny; son, Anthony Michael; nephew, Anthony; and niece, Monica.

During his earthly journey, he carried his heart on his shoulder, his smile and his laugh will be forever indented in those he left behind.

A visitation will be held Tuesday, November 28, 2023, at 5:00 pm and a Rosary following at 6:00 pm. A Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, November 29, 2023, at 11:00 am at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1830 South Corona Avenue, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80905 followed by a Burial at 12:30 pm at Evergreen Cemetery, 1005 Hancock Expressway, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903.

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  1. My Uncle! How I miss you so much already…I love you with all my heart and I’m so grateful that I had you in my life! You were such an amazing person, you had the biggest heart…I find comfort that you are safely home with Grama and the familia. I will forever carry you and our memories with me. Thank you for just being you, you meant the world to me. This is not goodbye, it’s see you later Uncle Gator…

  2. My deepest condolences to the Medina family, my friend “Gator” going to miss stopping by your house in the meadows and laughing with you about different things. Me and my brother Nick will always keep your memories in our hearts! You’ll never be forgotten my good friend.

  3. Gator.

    I Miss You So Very Much Already!! Even though We Only Knew Each Other For a Short Time,
    I Loved You So Very Much. I Will Never Forget you My Dear Friend .

    See ya in HEAVEN
    Barbie (the White Girl)

  4. My condolences go out to the Medina family. Allen will be missed by many. He touched the hearts of everyone he crossed paths with. Allen you will be missed. Until we meet again.

  5. Hi Gator, it’s Robert Reyes. You saved my life and share your Thanksgiving holiday with your family. Sorry I couldn’t be there. I tried to get ahold of you. But nobody could give me a answer. RIP I’ll go to the cemetery and pay my respects. Again I want to say HI. To your family. My number is 505-234-0001.

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