Helen Mary Barela, 73, passed away August 13, 2020. Helen Barela was born July 20, 1947 to the union of Valois “Tito” and Rose Hererra. Helen was a wonderful caring mother and grandmother with a contagious smile. Helen was the best dancer always grooving on the dance floor. Helen loved to gamble whether it was scratching her lottery tickets or going to Cripple Creek. Helen loved to cook for her family, always making sure they had enough to eat. Helen lived for her grandchildren whom she absolutely adored. Helen is survived by her children; Lawrence ( Angelika), Lenny, and Lisa Barela. Grandchildren; Sissy Salas (Jeremy Loveland), Giana (Sonny) Barela-Valdez, Jada (Stan) Barela- Sandoval, Carley Vigil, Jose Roybal, Rockelle Martinez, Derrick, Darrin Roybal, Jeremy Martinez, Nathaniel Ramos, and Xavier Barela. Great Grandchildren; Kaysie Bobian, Bree Loveland, and Baby Valdez. Helen is preceded in death by her loving husband of 29 years Lawrence Barela Sr., brother Alfred Hererra, Sisters; Stella Martinez, Gloria Garcia, and Jane Garbiso, and numerous nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. Helen will be deeply missed and always in our hearts. Funeral Mass 1 p.m., Tuesday, St. Mary's Church, Walsenburg, CO. Interment LaVeta Cemetery. Online Condolences at www.angeluspueblo.com
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