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Eufracia M. " Frey " Secrist

July 13, 1931 ~ June 5, 2018 (age 86)
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 Eufracia “Frey” Secrist

Eufracia “Frey” or “Tia” Secrist, 86, passed away Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at the Melissa Memorial Hospital in Holyoke, CO. Frey, born on July 13, 1931 in Longmont, Colorado to Francisco and Guadalupe (Martinez) Garcia, moved to Holyoke in 1969 and became a lifelong resident, where she was a valued and revered member of the community. Frey entered her first marriage in October of 1952 to Paul Aguiniga from this union she was blessed with two children, Stanley Aguiniga and Stephanie (Aguiniga) Noyes. After moving to Holyoke, Colorado Frey would meet and marry Darcy Secrist, their union taking place in Sterling, Colorado. Their marriage would begin in October of 1975 and continue until the passing of Darcy on February 23, 1998. In 2002 Eufracia met and began a committed relationship with Don Jacobs until her death. Frey and her companion Don shared their home with her two “fur babies” Max and Cinnamon.

Frey devoted her life to family and friends and was described as being loving, kind at heart, a go getter who was always on the move, and a real people person. She also wore many hats during her lifetime, besides daughter, sister, mother, grandma, and wife, and had various jobs to help support her family. But the two jobs that always stood out to her were the positions she held at the Bolton House in Denver, Colorado and Holyoke Hospital. It was in those positions she was able to practice what she loved so much, helping others. Frey would talk often about the fond memories she had of the people she helped in both places. Anyone who met Frey would say she truly loved and cared for all people.

Not only will Frey be fondly remembered for the many acts of kindness she performed, but her friends and family will remember her love of the outdoors, specifically working in her flower gardens, music, singing, storytelling, love of animals, and her gift of “gab.” Frey’s family fondly teased her about her love of talk, but it was in this gift she was able to say she never met a stranger. Frey left a beautiful lasting impression on all who came in contact with her.

Frey died 38 days before she reached the age of 87, the age she told everyone she was going to live to like her mom.

Eufracia is preceded in death by parents Francisco “Frank” and Guadalupe “Lupe” Garcia; brother Gilbert Garcia; husbands Darcy Secrist and Paul Aguiniga; stepson Danny Secrist; nephew Gilbert Garcia Jr.; nieces Annie “Happy” Perez, Clara Lynn “Lynn” Morin; great niece Maria-Elena Hankins; and Tim Tyerman (Stephanie’s long time companion).

She is survived by her sister Clara Jo Garcia, children Stanley (Mary) Aguiniga and Stephanie Noyes ,stepchildren Walter Daryl, Darwin Secrist and Cindy Moreno grandchildren Jason (Ashleigh) Noyes and Leah (Nick) Spady, grandchildren Joshua, Jeremy, Justin and Alisha Warner  great grandchildren Alexa, Landon, Jace, Jagger, and Mason, as well as many other family and friends.

Visitation and rosary service will be held Sunday, June 10, 2018 at the Baucke Funeral home in Holyoke, Colorado from 6:00PM to 8:00PM; rosary service begins at 7:00 PM. The funeral mass will be held on Monday, June 11, 2018 at the St. Patrick Catholic Church in Holyoke, Colorado, beginning at 10:30 AM, with a reception for family and friends following the services. Frey’s interment will be held at 3:00 PM on Monday June 11, 2018 in Ovid, Colorado, where Eufracia will be laid to rest next to her mother, father, and brother in the Ovid Cemetery.

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