Anna Casias, 74, peacefully passed on June 7, 2020 in Pueblo West, CO. Anna was born in
Alamosa, CO to Rodolfo and Rose Samora. Both Preceded her in death along with her siblings,
Ruby (Henry) Sato, Velma (Ernest) Espinosa, Persilla (Isaac Sr. Martinez), Johnny Samora, (Jessie Rael),
(Maria D. Samora). She is survived by siblings, (Maria “Elsie” Samora), Cleo (Tony) Acosta, Frances Rael,
and Rudy Samora.
She leaves to cherish her memory, her Husband, Children, and Grandchildren, Margarito Casias,
Annette Casias, Amanda (Fernando) Delgado, Damian Dymond Casias, Arianna Delgado, and
Kianna Delgado, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends who will miss her dearly.
Anna was the second youngest of 8. She was raised in Southern Colorado in the San Luis Valley and later moved to Denver, CO to marry and raise her children. In 2000 she moved to Pueblo West, CO where she and Magg would purchase their first home and remain there to help raise their three Grandchildren. She was loved by many and will be deeply missed by all!
In October of 2007 Anna became very ill, it took doctors over six months to diagnose her and in that time, we almost lost her. She asked us to fight for her to find a diagnosis and treatment stating she was “not ready to go”! Thanks to the Mayo clinic in Minnesota, they were able to diagnose her from a lung biopsy taken that revealed a rare disease called “Pulmonary Amyloidosis”. This is a rare blood disorder that usually affects the kidneys, however in Anna it began in her lungs. This disorder is when there is too much protein in the bone Marrow, and it causes major organs to malfunction. It spread to her heart, and in 2014 she had a bone marrow transplant in hopes it would cure her. Two years later it spread to her esophagus, and finally her kidneys. She had all the Chemotherapy treatments she could until it was no longer working and then on to infusions that were indeed improving her condition. However, she most recently had aspiration pneumonia four times in three months. The last time she was hospitalized, she came home on May 30, 2020. It was then that she told us she was very tired and wanted to be done with this disease. On June 3, 2020 she informed us she would not be continuing with any treatments, medication, or nutrition. We respected her decision and honored her wishes. She fought hard for 13 years but her body could no longer continue. She said her goodbyes and left peacefully on her own terms on Sunday, June 7, 2020 at 10:15 p.m.
Anna’s favorite things to do were, spend time with family, listen to Southern Colorado and New Mexico Spanish music, dance with her husband, cook big delicious meals, watch Denver Bronco games and we can’t forget all her pranks, let’s just say April Fool’s Day was one of her favorite holidays!
Anna taught her family traditions that will be carried on such as processing Pueblo green chiles at harvest time and picking red chiles for stringing ristras to dry so she could make her mother’s recipe of Chile Caribe. She also froze tomatoes to use in her green chile. Her family’s favorite dishes were ground beef Empañaditas, Enchiladas, Green and Red Chile, Buñuelos and Tamales and her mother’s recipe for Sweet Rice. Every Christmas she would make hundreds of tamales and cookies to give out to her extended family and friends.
She loved to go to church on Sunday, then make breakfast while listening to “Canciõn Mexicana” on the Denver KUVO radio station all while dancing in the kitchen with her Husband and Grandson. She also loved to go on picnics in the mountains or at a local park. Her favorite TV show was Dancing With the Stars.
Nearly Twenty-two years ago she was blessed with a Grandson her “Dymond”. She thought that would be her only one, but 3 years ago a miracle brought her a Granddaughter and then to her surprise, nineteen months ago one last miracle, a second Granddaughter! She was over the moon with happiness, she now had her “Little Honeys”.
She was the epitome of a mother. She gave great advice when we were lost and always had words of love and kindness. She could also put the “smack” down when needed. She loved her family deeply and was always there for them even when she was ill. She always put her family first especially her husband, he said whether they were at home, family gatherings, functions, etc. she was so nurturing that she always wanted to serve his food first even though he would tell her he could do it himself.
There are so many things we could say about her, but it will not all fit in this Obituary. Everyone reading this knows exactly what we mean. Everyone that has crossed paths with her loved her. She was a shining spirit and she is no longer in pain. Whenever you see a Ladybug, think of her.
Her Legacy will never die! She is dancing with the Angels in Heaven and is at PEACE.
Special Thanks to Angelus Chapel Funeral Directors, Inc., Sangre de Cristo Hospice, Complete Home Health Care, ABC Home Health Care, All of Anna’s Physicians and Providers, Fr. Heriberto Torres Velazquez C.R., Holy Family Parish, for performing Anointing of the sick and Blessing, Patty Casias for reciting the Divine Mercy Chaplet, Lupe de la Cruz and Everado Rodriguez for reciting the Rosary in Spanish.
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