Leona Pinnecoose
1948 - 2020
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Leona Red Pinnecoose, a Southern Ute tribal member was born on December 16, 1948 to Naomi Rabbit and Virgil Red. She was born at Taylor Hospital in Ignacio Colorado. Leona lived a very fruitful life with many accomplishments and died at the age of 72.

Leona was part of a large family, which consisted of 3 brothers: Irving Red, Ivan Red and Bryce Red and 6 sisters: Dona Rock, Vera Red, Marietta Red, Daniella Howe, Etta Frost, and Ula Gregory. In her early years, she married Felix Chano Herrera and was blessed with 3 children: Steven Herrera, Richard Herrera, and Carlos Herrera. Later in life, she would marry Guy Pinnecoose Jr. and have a son, Marvin Pinnecoose. In her late years, she found company and love with Fred Gonzalez. Leona was very proud of all her grandchildren: Nicholas Herrera, Riley Herrera, Breanna Pinnecoose, Shyden Pinnecoose, Steven Herrera Jr., Antonio Herrera, Angela Herrera, and Carlos Herrera.

Leona worked for the Southern Ute Tribal Credit Program and Property & Supply, but she was very proud of her years spent as the General Manager for the Pino Nuche Restaurant and General Manager of Sky Ute Bingo. For recreation, Leona was fond of photography, beadwork, pottery & ceramics, camping and fishing. Leona also taught First Holy Communion at the Ignacio Catholic church and helped establish the faith of many people through Sunday classes.

Services will be held Thursday, July 9, 2020 at Hood Mortuary Chapel, 1261 E. Third Ave. Durango, CO. In order to practice social distancing, extended family & friends are encouraged to pay their respects during the visitation, which will be held from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Immediate family are invited to attend a Memorial Mass starting at 2:30 p.m. All who attend are asked to wear a face mask. Those who choose not to attend in person, can watch the service via live stream: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=HOOD+MORTUARY

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to a charity of your choice in Leona's name.

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Published in The Durango Herald on Jul. 6, 2020.
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July 8, 2020
We meet Leona during the annual Ignacio run camping event she held in her back yard. She welcomed us like she had known us forever. She was a thoughtful, beautiful, giving lady. She Will surely be missed by all her biker family from northern New Mexico.
Abel and Jennifer DeVargas
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July 8, 2020
I dont have words that can truly exspress the sadness that we feel for your loss, not a day will pass we wont miss you, I have never met a person who loved the way you did and shared kindness so freely, You never judged or treated Bree different for being the outsiders you excepted us completely and loved us from day one, I thank god every day I married Steve and had the privilege of knowing if only for a moment in time the feeling of belonging to an amazing family, now you are with my beloved husband and I find comfort you have each other, I will never find another person who has my back the way u always did you were my friend we worked hard side by side we played and created amazing memories I will never forget you thank u for everything I couldnt have done it without u mom I will love u always
Trisha Herrera
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July 7, 2020
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July 7, 2020
Leona, aka Mom, Woods and I are heart broken to know on Angel's Wings you were taken away. We wish you peace on your Journey to God's Kingdom. Our Dear Loving Angel bring us comfort and courage to face the days ahead as it's difficult to see beyond the sorrow. Thank You for being a part of our lives, you brought so much joy, happiness and of course a lot of fun times but most of all the Love you had for us was Blessings above and beyond. Words however kind can't mend our heartache but we share the grief with your Family & Friends. May the constant Love and Caring from each of us soften our sadness and our cherished memories bring moments of comfort and ever lasting peace surround our grieving hearts. For you so Loved the Rain let our tears run free, let it rain as it should be and let us feel your arms around us to say you are Free. We Love you Mom and will certainly miss you. To your Family our Deepest Condolences for the Loss of your Loved One. Always remember she was wonderful, amazing and beautiful person and Loved you all. Her death leaves a heartache no one can heal but her Love leaves a memory only you can feel. Keeping you all in our thoughts and continued prayers that God comforts you all during this difficult time.
Woods & Rey Ann Nastacio-Cata
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July 7, 2020
I was saddened to hear of the loss of Leona. Ill always remember her kindness and friendliness. Prayers for comfort to the family.
Chey Redd
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July 6, 2020
May the Creator guide you on your journey to reunite with your sons who await your arrival. We send prayer and strength to the family to which we are a part.. We had some really wonderful times with you and Steve. You will forever be missed.
Amy Barry
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