Abel Robert Razo 08/05/1950 – 03/12/2021
Abel R. Razo was born in Scottsbluff, Nebraska to Cirilo Razo and Mary Sanchez on August 5, 1950.
Abel was the 4th eldest of 13 children and graduated from Bayard High School in 1969. The proud son of a D-Day Veteran, Abel answered the call of duty when he was drafted into the United States Army in 1970 to fight in the Vietnam War. After returning from war, he worked as a laborer until he decided to reenlist in the Army in 1984 and would proudly continue in service to his country until he retired from the Army as an Army Staff Sargent in August of 2002. After being overseas for many years, Abel chose to begin his retirement in Pueblo, Colorado to be near his son and parents. There, he worked as a car salesman and finally for the Colorado Department of Corrections/ He met the love of his life Rosalee Morales in 2005 and they were married on November 24, 2007. After retiring form, the Department of Corrections in 2013 he helped his wife run the family business of Santiago’s Mexican Restaurant in Commerce City. Even in retirement, Abel remained dependable and a hard worker who was ready and willing for any job that came up at the restaurant. You might find him working the drive through, handling he maintenance, or just being friendly and welcoming face to the customers. A common saying among the family was, “Never fear, Razo is here!” The only thing that might pull him away from work was a Bronco game. He was a die-hard fan and would make sure you knew it!
Though Abel excelled in every career and job he had, his role in his family was the most important. He was a proud and loving husband, father and stepfather, grandfather, son, brother and friend. He was a hero amongst his family and his loss will be felt far and deeply.
Abel is survived by his loving wife, Rosalee Razo. His son Abel Razo Wilson Jr. Stepchildren; David Mascarenas II, Ursula Mascarenas, and Nicole Delgado. Along by grandchildren; Brandon and Alex Wilson, Cooper Beggs, Araceli and Alexander Monterrosa, Angelo Casillas, Alivia Pagan, Jovan and Mariah Jaramillo, and Angel Delgado. Followed by siblings, Benny, MaryAnn Shockley, Cirilo II, Vera Linz, Fred, Anita Reyes, Cisco, Sally Linz, Pete and Josie. He is preceded in death by parents, Mary and Cirilo Razo Sr., brother Arthur Isabel, and sister Vikki Trevino and brother-in-law, Benny Trevino.
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