In Memory of

John

Anthony

Gauna

Obituary for John Anthony Gauna

Johnny “Anthony” Gauna, 70, of Greeley, passed away on May, 18, 2019 in Greeley.

Anthony was born in Trinidad, Colorado to John & Elvira (Sandoval) Gauna on February 27, 1949. On January 19, 1972, in Boulder, Colorado, Anthony married his beloved wife, Lydia (Ybarra) Gauna.

He was a hardworking man, spending most of his working life in construction, teaching all who walked in his shoes the value of hard work & dedication.

Anthony was a loving role model… To sum it up, he was a grandfather that his grandchildren looked up to as a father figure. He was a father figure to many who called him dad, “Daddio”, and “The Baddest!” Anthony loved wrestling with all the kids, challenging them along the way, “Do you want a shot at the title!?”

To everyone, his mantra was, “If I got it, you got it.” Anthony was a family man to the core. He enjoyed spending time with nature, his community, reading; jazz & reggae music. He will be remembered for the sporadic road trips, all of our adventures, long fishing trips, and “throwing back a couple of Buds”.

Anthony is survived by his wife; children, Michael, Juan, and Angelica Gauna; 5 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; siblings, Patricia, Veronica, Lorenzo, Carlos, and Juaneva; and a large loving extended family.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and several dearest friends.

We know he is in a better place and at peace, joining great friends & waiting family.

A Celebration of Life will be at 10:00amon Friday, June 21, 2019 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 2030 W Colorado Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80904.

“Thank you Anthony, dad, father, grandfather, for letting all of us walk with you on your journey. Walk Tall & Happy Trails” ~ Family