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Filiberto Emilio Lovato

December 24, 1934 - June 2, 2020

Service Date July 4, 2020

Funeral services are to take place in Costilla, NM at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church at 10 am on July 4, 2020 with internment immediately following.

Filiberto Emilio Lovato

December 24, 1934 – June 2, 2020

Surrounded by his family Phil or Beto, as known by many, went home to Jesus on June 2, 2020 at the age of 85.

Beto was born in Costilla, New Mexico on Christmas in 1934 to Filiberto and Eduvigen (Vialpando) Lovato.  Beto spent his childhood in Costilla eventually moving to Silverton, Colorado to begin his career in hardrock mining.

He loved Silverton and the mountains and especially loved being a miner.  After he was injured in the mine and was unable to go back to work, he spent countless hours reminiscing and recounting stories of his working days, partners and mining in general.

In 1961 he married Chris (Segafredo) Lovato, they later divorced but the union brought 4 children.  Christy (Michael) Watson of Montrose, Gary (Paula) of Grand Junction, Karen of Grand Junction and Roger (Jodi) of Grand Junction.

Honored to have shared his life are grandchildren: Jeremy, Jessica, Aaryn, Brandin and MacKenzie.  His great grandchildren: Adriane, Gabriel, Olivia, Scarlett, Alivia and Bane.

Beto had numerous brothers and sisters who have preceded him in death, with one surviving sister, Alice Valdez of Costilla NM.

Funeral services are to take place in Costilla, NM at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church at 10 am on July 4, 2020 with internment immediately following.