Leonel Erineo Atencio
1962 - 2020
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Leonel Erineo Atencio was born on July 19, 1962 to Dorothy & Orlando Atencio in Durango, CO. He passed away on December 31, 2020 at St. Anthony's Hospital in Denver, CO.

Leonel graduated in Ignacio. He moved to Grand Junction, where he married his high school sweetheart, Annie Armijo & together they had three sons. He loved to camp & fish whenever he got the chance. He worked in the Oil & Gas Industry, he was considered one of the best Casing Operators in the business.

He is preceded in death by his father, Orlando Atencio; grandparents: Alfonso Atencio & Mary Aguilar; Alcario Vigil & Jennie Marez.

He is survived by: his wife of 40 years, Annie; sons: Michael, Joshua & Adam; 9 grandsons, 3 granddaughters; 1 great grandson; mother, Dorothy Martinez; brothers: Michael (Pam) Atencio; Teddy (Vickie) Atencio & Anthony Ray (Lori) Atencio. Services will be held at a later date.

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Published in The Durango Herald on Jan. 22, 2021.
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January 24, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
January 23, 2021
To the family of one of my dearest n beloved friend compadre n godfather to my son. He will be greatly missed and never forgotten he left me with very great memories most of which were the greatest of times! My heart felt condolences n prayers go out to all of the family! I’m saddened that my comadre had to leave us all too soon so very young as they say only the good die young! Our father in heaven must have needed him more than we did! I have to thank our Heavenly Father for giving me what time he did with my compadre my dearest friend and brother in Christ! Love you compa!
Michael Ybarra Shauna and MJ
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January 23, 2021
Leonel was one of my cousins that I was around him , growing up and having fun and getting in trouble in Ignacio . He is missed and I know we have another Guardian Angel . Love you all , and my Blessings to all the family . Love you Nene and it goes to show life is too short .
Lisa Marez
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