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Onie Marquez

April 21, 1941 — November 24, 2023

Onie Marquez, a devoted husband and father, passed away on November 24, 2023, at the age

of 82. Born on April 21, 1941, to Benedito and Eleanor Marquez in Piedra Lumbre, New Mexico,

Onie was the sixth of nine children. His journey through life was marked by hard work, family

values, and unwavering faith.

Onie spent his early years in Piedra Lumbre, where he shouldered responsibilities alongside his

father, mother and siblings, tending to the family farm and livestock. His early experiences

shaped his character, instilling in him a strong work ethic and a deep sense of responsibility that

would guide him throughout his life.

On August 13, 1960, Onie married the love of his life, Prescilla, marking the beginning of a

remarkable 60-year journey together. They were blessed with the joy of raising two sons,

Stephen Duane, born April 3, 1961, and Michael James, born December 29, 1975, and later, the

arrival of their cherished granddaughter, Brianna, on August 17, 1998.

Onie's professional journey led him away from the family farm to service stations in Grants, and

eventually into the bowling business. In 1970, he joined Brunswick, leading to a move to

Albuquerque. A year later, the family relocated to Colorado Springs, where they made their

home from 1971 to 2004. Onie continued his career with Brunswick during this time, leaving a

lasting impact on those he worked with.

Onie’s hobbies included being an avid sports fan and meticulously caring for his yard, earning

him the title of having the greenest grass in the neighborhood. His love for sports manifested

through his enthusiastic support for the Cowboys, Lakers and Yankees.

During his time in Colorado Springs, Onie found comfort and strength in his faith. Introduced to

the Lord by Prescilla, he embraced Christianity on October 25, 1988, and was baptized in

believer's baptism at Circle Drive Baptist Church. His spiritual journey became an integral part

of his life, offering comfort and guidance through the joys and challenges that lay ahead.

The Marquez family faced profound sorrow on December 12, 2003, with the unexpected

passing of their beloved son, Stephen Duane. The year 2020 brought further heartache with the

loss of Onie's devoted wife, Prescilla, on December 2. These losses were deeply felt, and Onie

carried the weight of their memory.

Onie Marquez is reunited in eternal peace with his parents, Benedito and Eleanor Marquez, his

wife, Prescilla Marquez, his son, Steve Marquez, and siblings Benny Marquez, Gabe Marquez,

Leo Marquez, Elosia Chavez, and Esther Serna. He is survived by his son Michael Marquez and

wife Michelle of Colorado Springs, his brother Joe Marquez, and sisters Feliz Ulibarri and Viola

Garcia. Also mourning his passing are his granddaughters Brianna Marquez-Vigil and Chelsea

Vigil-Ballew, grandsons Austin Smith and Adrian Minnis, and three great-grandchildren. Onie

leaves behind a legacy of love, faith, and dedication to family that will be cherished by all who

had the privilege of knowing him. He will be deeply missed and fondly remembered by

numerous nieces and nephews.
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Service Schedule

Past Services

Celebration Of Life

Thursday, November 30, 2023

5:00 - 6:00 pm (Mountain time)

First Baptist Church of Grants

224 Mountain Road, Grants, NM 87020

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