Manuel MestasMay 27, 1931 ~ October 3, 2018 (age 87)
MANUEL JOSEPH MESTAS
May 27, 1931 ~ October 3, 2018
Manuel Mestas passed away on October 3, 2018 in Colorado Springs. Manuel was born on May 27, 1931 to Guadalupe and Cutilda Mestas in La Junta, Colorado.
Manuel enlisted in the Army in 1948 where he was a member of the 82nd Airborne Division. After serving in the Army from 1948-1952, he joined the Air Force and served from 1953-1957.
On September 19, 1959 he married Margaret Lucero in La Junta, Colorado. They were married for 57 years until her passing on September 28, 2016. In 1962, Manuel began a Civil Service job at the Air Force Academy. Then in 1964, Manuel and Margaret settled in Colorado Springs with their two children David and Manuel Jr.
Manuel worked Civil Service jobs at the Air Force Academy and at Peterson Air Force Base for 31 years. Manuel and Margaret were members of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Corpus Christi Catholic Church. They enjoyed church hopping as they visited most of the Catholic Churches in Colorado Springs. They both loved the mountains and they were avid walkers as they were often seen walking long distances on the west side of Colorado Springs. Manuel enjoyed sports and he was a passionate fan of the Denver Broncos.
Manuel was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, two sisters; Estella Archuleta and Cruz Werrick, two grandchildren; Samantha Mestas and Richard Crawford.
Manuel is survived by his sons; David Mestas Lucero (Lois) and Manuel Mestas (Sherri). He is also survived by his brothers; Philip Mestas and Jimmy Mestas, sisters; Priscilla Tapia and Mary Ellen Gonzales. Manuel has four grandchildren; Olivia Diaz, Sandra Gonzales, Sarah Mestas, and Julianna Mestas. There are also numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews in the extended Mestas family.
There will be a celebration of Manuel’s life on October 13, 2018 at 2:00 pm at the Cappadona Funeral Home in Colorado Springs.