Oralia Madrigal, age 86, went to be with her Lord on Saturday, February 26, 2022, in Colorado Springs. Oralia was brought into this world in Mexico on June 6, 1935, to the union of Arcadio Garcia and Maria Ignacia Martinez. On November 30, 1956, Oralia married the love of her life, Henry Gregory Madrigal, in Laredo, Texas. She resided in Colorado Springs for 54 years after previously living in Laredo, Texas.

Oralia was a homemaker, who adored cooking, gardening, and dancing. A delight to Oralia was raising her children and grandchildren. Furthermore, Oralia was a faithful member of the Holy Apostles Catholic Church.

She leaves to cherish her precious memories to her children: Joe Madrigal, Diana Terhune, and Denise Madrigal; six of her twelve siblings; her grandchildren: Alan Madrigal, Amie Mercado, Savannah Mares O’Niell, Turtle Lucia Addams, Michael Trujillo, and Justin Trujillo; and her great-grandsons: Eli and Mikah Mercado.

A visitation will be held at 1:00 pm with a funeral service to follow on Monday, March 7, 2022, at the Shrine of Remembrance “America the Beautiful” Chapel, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd. Following the funeral service, an interment will take place at Evergreen Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Oralia’s name may be made to the Latin American Educational Foundation, LAEF.org.

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  1. My condolences to all of her family members. I’ve known Olie since 1969. She was my other mother. Always treated me like a member of the family. Through 24 years in the Army, and 20 years as an Army Contractor Instructor, I always had a welcome home to go to when visiting Colorado Springs. I loved her and will miss her. Rest in peace, Mom!

  2. Condolences from my mom Maria (Ruth) Arkel and myself. Olie was a part of my our lives when we were living in Colorado. She was a good friend to my mom and I was able to spend many days at her house while I was being taken care of by her and her family as my mom was a single mother. We lost contact but she remains a great memory and influence on me and my life!

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