Manuel Griego, Sr., 97, of Walsenburg, went to be with the Lord on October 5, 2015. Manuel was preceded in death by his wife, Mary; brothers, Raymond, John and Faustino; and sisters, Marylou and Lucy. Manuel is survived by his children, Mary Hapke, Joann Pacheco (friend Don), Julia (Joseph) Martinez, and Manuel (Shirley) Griego, Jr.; grandchildren, Bruce, Naomi, Eric, David, Vanessa, Manuel III, Nicole, and Jeremy; nine great- grandchildren; nine great,great-grandchildren; brother, Tony; and sisters, Betty and Marcella. Manuel was born June 17, 1918 to Abel and Geronima Greigo in Aguilar, Colorado. He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in World War II. A memorial Mass will be held at 11 am, Saturday, October 17, 2015 with burial at the Huajatoya Cemetery in La Veta. A reception will be at the Eagles Hall on Main Street, Walsenburg, Colorado. Special thanks to Spanish Peaks Veterans Nursing Home and staff for all you did for Manuel.