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Guadalupe “Lupe” Tobias Duran

November 12, 1939 - July 9, 2018

Guadalupe Tobias Duran “Lupe”, 78, passed away peacefully at her home on Monday, July 9, 2018.

Lupe was born in Texas, lived in Kansas during her early years then moved to Littlefield, TX where she met and married her husband, Pete Duran. Her adventure continued with a moved to Colorado in 1960.

Lupe was the mother of three children Christina, Armando, and Rene. She is survived by her daughters, sister Maria, brother Pete, numerous nieces and nephews, inlaws, her pet cat, Nondi and grandcat, Rico.

Lupe’s many occupations include: police woman, court division clerk, entrepreneur, owner of her own interpretation and translation service, integral part of her husband’s business, Duran Paving, flight attendant, and certified tour guide/director.

Lupe had a passion for traveling, dancing and a flair for entertaining. She relished cheering for the Broncos.

She was a generous, beloved soul who loved her family and friends, blessing all those she encountered. Lupe, with her buoyant personality, was a magnet who drew in friends from near and far.


11 Responses

  1. Ginny Gelbach says:

    I knew Lupe through the capitol and RMGA. I didn’t see her often but always enjoyed talking to her and hearing about her latest adventure. Although she wasn’t feeling 100% she wanted to start training for the guide program at the DCPA. She would have been an asset to the program with all of her enthusiasm and lovely smile. I will miss her.

  2. Tom Jensen says:

    Lupe was a wonderful person with a passion for life. She was so fun to be around with her energy and humor. It was a pleasure to get to know her through the Rocky Mountain Guides Association. Thoughts and prayers to her friends and family.

  3. Giovon #408 says:

    Rene my wonderful Neighbour and Rico, how very sorry to hear about your mother God Bless her I am also sorry that I am out of town I would have loved to be with you my love and condolence I will be back next week She will be missed on 4th floor

  4. Naomi Besecker says:

    My deepest and heartfelt condolences to the entire family. I was hoping so bad to see my Aunt Lupe before she passed, but God called her home. I’m so blessed and grateful to have known and loved my Aunt Lupe. She was such an AMAZING woman. Her legacy will definitely live on in each one of us that knew and loved her so much. I love you Aunt Lupe. I know you’re in a better place. I know you’re not suffering anymore, but those of us that are left behind miss you so much. Until we meet again…..

    Your niece,

    Naomi Besecker

    • Naomi Besecker says:

      For those of you who want to send flowers, the church and address are the same, but just make sure you have the flowers sent to the Vogt Center. Thank you.

  5. Rosie Apodaca says:

    My dear friend, your mother will be greatly missed. I loved her smile and how she always made you feel so welcomed. I also loved how she always made her family the priority in her life. She truly was an inspiration. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

  6. Linda Rotz says:

    Loved cruising with this lady. A lot of energy and love. Such a dynamite person who will be missed.

    Blessings, Linda

  7. Susan Perez says:

    I loved the way her smile light up every room she was in.
    I will miss her spending time with us.

  8. Patty Aalborg says:

    Dearest Rene and Lupe’s family,
    Rick and I will be at your mother’s memorial service on the 28th. Until then, please know we are thinking of you with much love. To know Lupe was to know a special dear woman. I enjoyed seeing with her in the hallways where we stopped to catch up with each other’s lives. Her smile always warmed my heart, and her faith gave my own faith new wings.
    Lupe, I will keep you in my heart until we meet again on The Other Side. God bless you always…

  9. Elvira Aguilar says:

    I was blessed to have Lupe in my life. She was very patient, big hearted, funny, always with good advice. Beautiful , gorgeous, loving,I never heard her say anything bad about a person. I will miss her so., always sending me Xmas cards, and birthday cards. When my mom passed. She was there for me. Miss Lupe Duran, I will miss you dearly, but I know your with your loved ones in heaven. I like be you my cousin, Lupe Duran. From Veta 🌺 I

  10. Sheldon Baker says:

    I wish to extend my condolences on behalf of the Baker family, Sheldon, Joshua, and Liliana Zarabia. I remember meeting Lupe several time while visiting with Rene, and she was always a friendly and warm personality.
    Sheldon Baker