November 2, 1937 - December 7, 2019
Henry Louis Palacio, 82, of Pueblo passed away on December 7, 2019. He was born November 2, 1937 in Morley, Colorado to Ramón and Ann Palacio. Raised in the coal mining camp of Morley, Henry joined the Navy at the age of 16. Henry served 31 total years in the Navy. While stationed at Roosevelt Roads Naval Base in Puerto Rico, Henry met his loving wife Sylvia Pimentél. Together Henry and Sylvia raised 4 boys. Preceded in death by his son, Roland Palacio; brother, Raymond Palacio; sisters, MaryAnn Palacio and Adeline Bralish; niece, Linda Baker; brothers-in-law, Gilbert Garcia, Pete Barela, Joe Bralish, and Walter Bralish; and sister-in-law Doris Palacio. Survived by his wife of 58 years, Sylvia; sons, Henry Palacio of Dallas, Texas, Eric (Emily) Palacio, and Andrew Palacio; daughter-in-law, Diana all of Pueblo; grandchildren, Daniel, Nicole, Isaiah, Elijah, Erin, Jaivin, Monique, Andrew, and Kailee; great grandchildren, Joaquin, Bayleigh, Jordan, Jayce and Andrea; brothers, Bobby Palacio of Chowchilla, California, Sam (Madlyn) Palacio of Longmont, Colorado, Frank (Shirley) Palacio of Pueblo; sisters, Josephine Bralish of Denver, Carol (Larry) Santoyo of Denver, Caroline Garcia of Pueblo, and Gloria (Chuck) Guillen of Colorado City; sister-in-law, Roberta Palacio of Pueblo; nephew, Joe Baker of Longmont; numerous other nephews, nieces, cousins and friends. A thirty one year veteran of the United States Navy, where he bravely served in Vietnam, the Cuban missile crisis, and as recruitment supervisor of Colorado. He earned the rank of E9, Master Chief Petty Officer, after less than 20 years of service, the highest rank an enlisted man can obtain. He was a leader of thousands, and a mentor to many more. Henry retired to devote his time to his ailing father, and embarked on a passionate forty plus year second career, as an auctioneer. His favorite pastimes were commanding a room with his story telling, and doting over his grand and great grandchildren. He was a proud Mexican-Italian American, and loved to spend his time in the mountains of southern Colorado, where he felt the most connected to his roots. A shining example of perseverance and hard work, Henry overcame extreme odds in life, to become the patriarch of a grateful, and blessed family, who will forever keep you in our hearts and prayers. Descansa en paz Papi. Rosary, 6:00. Thursday. Mass of Resurrection, 10:00, Friday, Shrine of St. Therese. Interment immediately following, Imperial memorial Gardens. Viewing prior to service.
Henry Louis Palacio, 82, of Pueblo passed away on December 7, 2019. He was born November 2, 1937 in Morley, Colorado to Ramón and Ann Palacio. Raised in the coal mining camp of Morley, Henry joined the Navy at the age of 16. Henry served 31... View Obituary & Service Information
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