"JJ" Johnny Jesus Raigoza Jr., 45, also affectionately known as "Goz", passed away in Castle Rock on Dec 18, 2021 surrounded by his family. He was born in Pueblo, CO on November 22, 1976 to Arlene and the late Johnny "JJ" Raigoza Sr. He was preceded in death by father, Johnny Jesus Raigoza Sr.; grandparents, Guadalupe C. Raigoza, John E. Raigoza, Mary Paula, and Ismael J. Jaramillo and uncles, Rolando and Bernardo Raigoza. He is survived by daughter, Dakota Raigoza; his mother, Arlene Raigoza and three siblings, Bonita (Richard) Pope from Palmetto, Florida, David (Pinky) Raigoza from Pueblo, Gina (Kevin) Meek from
Pueblo; his ex-wife, Andrea Raigoza-Lopez, and daughter, Neveah Lopez; several nieces &
nephews, Raina (Robert) Schwanz, Daniel Lopez, Michael Pope,
Brianna Pope, Issac Carbajal, Ethan Meek, and Juan Raigoza; and great-niece, Melanie Schwanz; God-Brother, Jesus
Turrubiate; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends.
JJ graduated from Pueblo South High in 1995, attended the US Naval Academy School of
Engineering & Science in 1994, and attended P.C.C. and CSU-Pueblo. He was most recently employed by Builders 1st Source in Denver, as a Materials Handler II; formerly he was a Program Director & Substance Abuse Counselor (CACIII) for the Awareness
Institute, Inc. in Pueblo; and also an Adolescent Substance Abuse Counselor for the Colorado
Boys Ranch in La Junta.
JJ was everybody's "Go-to-Guy" for anything from technology; business advice; problem
solving; & tax issues. He was a very caring fatherly figure who listened attentively, made you
laugh, and was a great advisor. He was intelligent, articulate, had an excellent memory, and
was a prankster all-in-one. He valued others, and was a volunteer youth coach for several
seasons at then, Pitts Middle School. He really was “his Father's son” although he
would declare that this comparison was “unfounded", he was humbly proud of that fact. JJ
was a voracious reader particularly history, sports trivia and was a Star Wars buff. He loved to camp with family, fish, play pool, cook his special meals, and play many other games. His greatest love and joy in life was caring for his daughter, Dakota. He will be profoundly missed by family and friends.
Memorial Mass Friday 10a.m. Feb 4th 2022 St Francis Xavier Church. Inurnment Imperial Memorial Gardens
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