Raymond Colorow

Wake ceremonies will be held at 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 8, at the Colorow residence, 1548 San Juan Turn in Towaoc, Colo.

Raymond was born on October 24, 1951 in Roosevelt, Utah. He passed away on Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, in Durango, Colo. at the age of 62.

In his earlier years, he worked as a cattle rancher then went to work at the casino. In 1970, he married, Janice Mills Lopez. He was known as always being happy. He loved leatherworking, beadwork, singing at the Pow Wow and was a devoted Sun Dancer. Fishing, hunting, writing and reading were favorite pastimes of Raymond’s. Building mechanical cars, mechanics were hobbies he truly enjoyed. Another uniqueness of Raymond’s was his love of listening to classic country music and Coca-Cola.

Raymond is survived by his wife, Janice Mills Lopez of Towaoc; his children, Elena American Horse and husband, Dale, Karlee Lopez and husband, Sebastian, Jacob Colorow, Jacob Lopez, Walter Ridley all of Towaoc, JoAnne Marshall of Cold Lake, Alberta, Canada, Charlotte Morris of Olijeto, Ariz.; grandchildren, Jadarae “Boo Boo” Dennison, Sammie Morris, Lela Ray Colorow Lopez, Davidson Lopez, Nena Lopez, Simone Lopez, Emmarie Lopez, Jonas Nanaeto, Avee Nanaeto, Dakota Marshall, Tyrone Bracker, Trevor “Buffalo Calf” Cuthair, Steven Marshall, Rico Lopez, Adrianna Marshall; as well as numerous other grandchildren and great grandchildren and extended family; and his siblings, Marshall Colorow and wife, Bonnie of Myton, Utah, Jeanette Reed and husband, Robert of Myton, Glenda Lopez and husband, Norman of Towaoc, Jolynn Pargeets of Missouri, Gwen Colorow Tapoof of Ft. Duchesne, Utah, Rosie Mountain Lion of Bridgeland, Utah, Dellena Mountain Lion and husband, Elmo of Bridgeland, Utah, Lisa Mountain Lion and husband, Arletto of Ft. Duchesne, Utah, and Byron Mountain Lion of Tridell, Utah. Raymond is preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Frances (Ankerpont) Colorow; his twins, Jessie Ray and Meredith Colorow; an infant daughter; and siblings, Coulsen Colorow, Arthur Mountain Lion Jr., Gerald Mountain Lion, Jay Mountain Lion, David Colorow and Hewitt Colorow.

Arrangements are being made through Ertel Funeral Home. To send condolences, log on to www.ertelfuneralhome.com and click on the obituary section.