Obituary: Andrea F. Casias

CASIAS – Andrea F. Casias passed on Friday, Oct. 14 surrounded by family and friends after a long battle with cancer. 

Andrea was born in Tiffany, Colo. on May 18, 1952. 

She attended school in Ignacio, Colo. As a young adult her dream was to visit all 50 U.S. States. Andrea was able to visit over 40 states before her passing.

Andrea has worked several jobs, including hospitality, before retiring to become a home maker and rancher.

Her son Melvin Valdez was born in 1972. On Aug. 18, 1993, she married her husband, Irvin Casias. They celebrated 29 years of marriage and have been together for over 30 years. 

Andrea was an excellent cook and has fed many friends and family members over the years. Andrea always helped any one down on their luck and in their time of need. She had a way of making people feel like they were at home.

Her hobbies included cruising on her buggy with her furry companions Max and Maisie while farming, checking on her animals, and gardening. During her quiet time, she crocheted, sewed, read, played handheld video games, and liked talking to her friends on the telephone. She adopted and took care of many, many animals from the Humane Society of Pagosa Springs. 

Andrea lived life to the fullest and did it her way. Friends and family had a saying, “That’s Andrea.” So, if you knew her, you knew what that meant. 

She is survived by her husband of 30 Years, Irvin Casias, her son Melvin Valdez. Her favorite spoiled niece that counted as her granddaughter, Victoria K. Trujillo-Weaver, she could do no wrong according to Andrea. Her brothers: Patricio (Kathy) Trujillo, Fernando (Deb) Trujillo, Her sisters: Agnes Christiansen, Mary Lopez, Gloria White, Lucy Stewart (Ron), Elaine Trujillo, MariaEliza Trujillo (Phillip), Ava Trujillo (Frank), and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. 

She was proceeded in death by parents, Maria E. and Victoriano Trujillo. Siblings: Aurora Archuleta, Lucella, Avelino “Joe” Valdez, Connie Albo, Robert Trujillo, Victor Trujillo, Marcos Trujillo, and Jose “Moggs” Trujillo. 

Andrea’s services were held on Thursday, Oct. 20 at Saint Ignatius Catholic Church. 

Donations can be made on her behalf to the Pagosa Springs Humane Society and the American Cancer Center. 

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