Rogelio PerezAugust 28, 1968 ~ July 21, 2017 (age 48)
August 28, 1968 ~ July 21, 2017
Rogelio Perez, 48, passed away unexpectedly on July 21st, 2017 in Littleton, Colorado from lifelong complications of diabetes. He was born and raised in El Paso, Texas and Chaparral, New Mexico. He lived in Garden City, Kansas for the past 20 years. He married the love of his life and soul mate, Jill, on September 17, 2014 in a hot air balloon ceremony in Colorado Springs, overlooking the wondrous Rocky Mountains. He never wanted to do anything simple.
He was an avid U2 fan and lover of all music and concerts. He also loved many different sports, especially soccer and football. He loved and cared for numerous pets, as well as movies and spending time with family. Rogelio and Jill enjoyed travelling with their parrot, Sassy. Rogelio had an insatiable thirst for adventure and a passion for life and family. He is deeply loved and will be dearly missed.
He is survived by his loving wife Jill, of their home, four daughters, Thelma (Manuel) Perez of Garden City, KS, April Perez of the home, Stephanie (Tim) Clymer of Deerfield, KS and Diana (Chris) Barr of Dalhart, TX; Stepchildren Skyler (April) Stroda of Garden City, KS and Sierra (Kevius) Miller of Abilene, KS; his father, Jose Duarte of El Paso, TX, two sisters, Luz Duarte of Chaparral, NM and Maria Duarte of Bernalillo, NM; three brothers, George Duarte of El Paso, TX, Javier Duarte and Caesar Duarte, both of Chaparral, NM; grandchildren Edith, Valerie and Jazlyn Moreno of Garden City, KS and Kellin, Kaizyr and Aurora Miller of Abilene, KS; nieces Yanira and Janet of Chaparral, NM and nephews Lorenzo, Hector, Edgar and Javier of Chaparral, NM and Moroni of Bernalillo, NM. Also his mother in law, Frankie Vizcaino.
Rogelio was preceded in death by his mother, Candelaria Perez, his brother Lorenzo Duarte and one niece, Flor Duarte.
A private family viewing was held this evening. A Celebration of Life will be planned in Garden City, Kansas for a later date.
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