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Manuel Roberto Hernandez

d. January 15, 2023

Manuel Roberto Hernandez of Montrose, CO passed away on January 15, 2023, a week after his 42nd birthday. A native of Montrose, Manuel, affectionally known as Huelo, was born to LeRoy (Lee) Hernandez and Olivia (Romero) Trujillo, both of Montrose.

Huelo attended Delta and Montrose High School, graduating in 2000. He always enjoyed working with his hands and understanding the finer details of how equipment and systems operate. Huelo became a certified machinist and was employed at 3M, Montrose.

Huelo loved to run! Throughout his adult life, Manual competed in numerous long-distance mountain runs ranging from half-marathons to 50-mile races. Running farther and faster along Colorado’s mountain ranges was his ambition and where he found his peace and solitude; his “happy place”.

But Huelo’s greatest loves were those of his two beautiful daughters. They were his entire heart, his world, the truest loves of his life.

He is survived by his daughters Rhiannon and Sierra, paternal grandmother Tina Ochoa, mother Jenny Trujillo, father Lee Hernandez, brother Francisco (Frank) Hernandez and sister Juanita (Missy) Hernandez.

A Memorial Service in Manuel’s honor will be held Saturday, January 28, at Crippin Funeral Home, 802 E. Main St., Montrose, CO at 3pm.  Following the service, a celebratory gathering is planned at the Holiday Inn, Montrose, from 4-7pm.


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