Robert Lee Cordova 6-2-1943 ~ 10-7-2013
Born in Walsenburg, Robert Lee Cordova graduated from Walsenburg High School and was accepted into the U.S. Air Force. He faithfully served his country for 13 years, having the honor of acting as medic in the process of successfully bringing home prisoners of war (POW’s) from Hanoi, Viet Nam. Robert’s next success in life was serving as an orderly at Mercy hospital in Chowchilla, CA, where he received both a B.A. and R.N in Nursing Science. He also worked at Madera Community Hospital as a surgical nurse and at Madera County Jail. His last employment was at Westgate Manor as Assistant Director of Nursing where he cared for the elderly. His famous quotes which demonstrated his values and personality were, “Don’t worry about it,” “It’s not the end of the world,” “Just laugh until it hurts and laugh a little more, and “Laughter is good medicine.” He brought these values into his work environment and people loved him for it. Interment with full military honors was at Santa Nella cemetary in the San Juaquin National Cemetery, CA.