Arcenia Manuelita Perea was born June 9, 1964, to Sequiel and Fidelia Perea. She was the youngest of 11 children. She lived in Pagosa most of her life, had one daughter, Trisha Perea, who was her life. She lived each day for her daughter.
Family was always number one for Arcenia. She tried to help others in any way she could and could always make a person’s day brighter no matter what she was dealing with in her own life.
Arcenia is survived by her daughter, Trisha Perea, of Pagosa Springs; brothers Joe (Diane) Chavez of Utah, Fidel Perea of Pagosa Springs, Edwin Aldred of La Junta, Colo., Johnny (Maria) Perea of Pagosa Springs, Gilbert (Debra) Perea of Pagosa Springs, Phil (Liz) Perea of Grand Junction, Colo., Peter Perea of Grand Junction, and her sister, Dolores (Martha) Perea. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, cousins, and many many friends that will miss her dearly.
She passed away on September 14, 2010. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Alex Perea, as well as her brother, Gene Williams, and her godson (nephew), Abel Lister Perea.
Arcenia will be missed by all who met her and had the pleasure to get to know her in their lives.