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In Memory

Juan L Barraza, Sr, 63, a maintenance employee, died July 8 at home

July 13, 2009

Barraza was born March 30, 1946 in Crystal City, Texas to Ebaristo Barraza and Petra Barraza. Juan married Mary L Parraz on Aug. 22, 1968, in Fort Collins.

Barraza worked in maintenance at CSU. Juan loved gardening, watching sports, and reading.

Survivors include his wife, Mary L Parraz; sons, Juan Barraza, Jr., wife Teresa Ramirez and Guadalupe Barraza; daughter, Jennifer Barraza of Fort Collins, brothers, Henry Barraza, and Juan Manuel Barraza both of Fort Collins; sisters, Dominga Barraza of Ft Collins, Elsa Laureles of LaPorte, and Juanita Wray of Greeley, step-sister Maria Luna and Maria Ignacia Avalos both of Fort Collins and Grandchildren, Andrea Barraza of Denver, Alexandria, Katley, Jared, Marcus and Vincent Deteso all of Fort Collins. Step-grandchildren Martin, Crystal and Nina Ramirez all of Fort Collins. Also one great grandchild.

Preceding Juan in death is his sister, Stephanie Guarenos.

Funeral service July 14

A Rosary Service will be held 7 p.m. Monday, at Bohlender Funeral Chapel.

A funeral will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday at Bohlender Funeral Chapel, Interment will follow at Grandview Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Kidney foundation in care of Bohlender Funeral Chapel, 121 W. Olive St., Ft. Collins, CO 80524. Friends may send condolences to the family at

Originally published in the Coloradoan, July 11, 2009.