Siby Espinosa

  • Born: August 14, 1945
  • Died: February 28, 2011
  • Location: Fort Collins, Colorado

Tribute & Message From The Family


Eusibio "Tim" "Siby" Espinosa of Fort Collins died on February 28, 2011 at the McKee Medical Center Hospice Unit. He was born on August 14, 1945 in Lompoc, CA, to Teofilo and Ann (Trujillo) Espinosa. He graduated from Lompoc Senior High School and attended Allen Hancock College. In Lompoc, he worked for Grefco for 22 years as a millman. He lived in Lompoc until 1989 when he moved to Fort Collins. On November 18, 1989, he married Cecilia Valdez in Fort Collins. He retired from CSU as a materials handler. Tim was a member of the American Legion in Lompoc and Fort Collins. He enjoyed coaching Babe Ruth baseball with his son, Tim. He loved the outdoors, scuba diving, deep sea fishing, and deer hunting. He collected marbles and loved to use his metal detector to find all sorts of treasures. He enjoyed his Friday Afternoon Club spent with friends and family. He was preceded in death by his parents and a step-son, Kevin Tovar. He is survived by his wife Cecilia; children, Kim Espinosa, Tim Espinosa, James (Tina) Carter, and Christopher Carter; a brother, Tommy Espinosa; sisters, Dorothy Herrera, Cecilia (Tim) Ballenger, and Patsy Ireland; grandchildren, Madison, Connor, Alexandra, Brandon, Cassandra, and James; godchildren, Anthony Ballenger and Troy Espinosa; and numerous nieces and nephews. Recitation of the Rosary will be held 9:30 a.m. Thursday, March 3, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, followed by Mass of Christian Burial. Interment Resthaven Memory Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the Epilepsy Foundation in care of Resthaven Funeral Home, 8426 S Hwy 287, Fort Collins, CO 80525.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Siby was a great guy to grow-up with. Always fun to be around. GOD bless you my friend.

Posted by Neal Olinger - Lompoc, CA   March 10, 2011

May the Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Jeremiah Palmer

Posted by Jeremiah Palmer - Anderson, SC   March 06, 2011

Cecilia and family We are sorry for your loss of Tim We enjoyed talking to our delivery guy from the bakeshop every morning!Still enjoying some of the green chilis he gave us as well.Hope the good memories you have will help you all through your grief.

Posted by Ron & Karen Breitsprecher - Fort Collins, CO   March 05, 2011

Played Little League with Siby...we were buddies all through school. What a great guy. Didn't see him much after he left Lompoc, except for a few reunions...but was always good to see him and he will be remembered.

Posted by Bob Manfrina - Lompoc, CA   March 05, 2011

You have my prayers and you have my condolences and final respects. It has been an honor. SEMPER FIDELIS

Posted by Mark Mosher - Wilmington, NC   March 05, 2011

so sorry for your loss! Siby was a great man loved by everyone!

Posted by Chantell - Fort collins, CO   March 04, 2011

i'm so sorry for your loss. my thoughts are with you and your family.

Posted by sherrie henderson - fort collins, CO   March 04, 2011

As a fellow brother of a US Marine, I would like to say a final good by. Their are no words to say that will easy the pain. I only hope the memories of the past will help to easy the pain of today. A fellow Brother of LIMA 3/7 3rd Plt Viet Nam will be missed, I am sorry to see the war has claimed another. Rest in Peace Ron Wieglenda

Posted by Ron Wieglenda - Clatskanie, OR   March 04, 2011

Cecilia, We were so sorry to hear of your great loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

Posted by Don & Juliet Chavez - Fort Collins, CO   March 04, 2011

I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. Siby was such a wonderful man and I always enjoyed his smile and laughs. He is reunited with Kevin and are both missed greatly.

Posted by Nikki Dinkel-McAllister - Fort Collins, CO   March 03, 2011

I am so sorry to hear about Tim. He was always positive no matter what.He will be greatly missed. Pat Reed

Posted by Pat Reed - Fort Collins, CO   March 03, 2011

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. What a great smile he always shared.

Posted by Terrie Mittelstadt - Cedaredge, CO   March 03, 2011

My love and prayers to the family. Siby was a warm and gentle person and he will be missed.

Posted by Cindy Salazar Putas - Rochester, WA   March 03, 2011

We are so sorry for your loss. Sib will be greatly missed by everyone who was blessed to know him.

Posted by Richard and Megan Lozano - fort collins, CO   March 02, 2011