Joseph ‘Charlie’ Quintana


Joseph “Charlie” Quintana passed away at home in Arboles, surrounded by family, on May 23. Charlie was born in Durango Nov. 4, 1926, to Eustaquio Quintana and Camilla Casias Quintana. Charlie married Betty Jo Cruz in 1962. Together they raised four children. Charlie worked construction for Archuleta County and worked his land as a farmer. He was very involved with the church and was a church musician.
Charlie was preceded by his parents; sister Lorraine; and newborn baby daughter Mary Ann. He is survived by wife Betty Jo; daughters Carmela (Lupe) Huerta, Charlene (Frank) Sandoval, and Cindy (Chris) Valdez; son Carlos Quintana; sister Mary Gonzales; 12 grandchildren; 11 2/3 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Recitation of the Rosary was held Sunday, May 27, at St. Peter-St. Rosa Catholic Church in Arboles. A funeral service was held at the church Monday, May 28, followed by interment at Rosa Cemetery.