Guadalupe Taijeron, age 73, a resident of Widefield, Colorado since 1976 and formerly of Guam, passed away on Thursday, June 28, 2012 at her home. She was a devoted wife, mother, sister, grandmother and great-grandmother who had worked at Wal-Mart and Walter Drake.
Guadalupe Salas was born in Agana, Guam on February 13, 1939 to the late Vicente and Maria (Mendiola) Salas. She was a 1957 graduate of George Washington High School in Agana and attended Blair Business College. She married Adolpho Alberto Cepeda Taijeron on June 13, 1959 in Tamuning, Guam. She was a devoted homemaker and mother who enjoyed music, baseball, bingo, and professional wrestling. She was a member of St. Dominic’s parish for many years.
She is survived by her five children: Amantina (Timothy) Biemer of San Antonio, Texas; Virginia (Paul) Cruz of Qatar; Adolph Taijeron of Widefield; Patricia (Eric) Vasquez of Widefield; and Vincent Taijeron of Widefield.
Guadalupe has five brothers: Jose (Sue) Salas of Tumon, Guam; Roque (Jan) Salas of Colorado Springs; David (Lu Lu) Salas of Tampa, Florida; Benjamin (Josephine) Salas of Tucson, Arizona; and Anthony (Patty) Salas of Jacksonville, Florida.
She also has four sisters: Adela Libed of Ewa Beach, Hawaii; Bernadita (Juan) Pablo of Silverdale, Washington; Lourdes (Roman) Barcinas of St. Marys, Georgia; and Barbara (Bryan) Neubauer of Lafayette, Indiana.
She is survived by fourteen grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband in 1981, and two sisters: Victoria Grisham and Rosalia Quinata.
A visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 3, 2012 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Shrine of Remembrance “America the Beautiful” Chapel. A Rosary service will follow at 7:00 p.m. in the chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:00 a.m. on Thurdsay, July 5, 2012 at St. Dominic Catholic Church, 5354 S. Hwy 85/87, Security, Colorado 80903. A reception will follow the services at the church. Graveside services are planned for 2:15 p.m. on Thursday at Fort Logan National Cemetery, Staging area “C.”
Memorials in Guadalupe’s name may be made to the Pikes Peak Hospice Foundation, 2550 Tenderfoot Hill Street, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80906.
This woman of faith and kindness will be best remembered for her love of family.
Blessed be her memory.