Fred Miranda Duran
Fred Duran, 63, passed away Aug. 10, 2007, at his home in New Castle, with his wife and son by his side.He was born Feb. 20, 1944, in Los Angeles, Calif., to Ascencion and Trinidad Miranda Duran.He went to work for Brown Jordan Patio Furniture in 1960 at the age of 16. After 20 years with Brown Jordan he started his own business of repairing patio furniture. In the early 1970s, Fred came to know the Lord as his personal savior and has walked with him ever since. Fred came to Colorado in 1992 to get away from the city for a change of scenery. Here he worked for various companies including Intermountain Transfer & Storage, United Van Lines, Trusfab and Glenwood Hot Springs Lodge & Pool. Fred met his wife Barbara in 1993 and they were married in 1995. Fred had a natural love of cooking, especially his burritos and chile verde that he was well known for. He was an avid fisherman and hunter and loved camping.Fred was well known for his two years of sobriety and his testimony to the people in drug court. His coined phrase of “No Excuses” had a tremendous impact on so many in the court system as well as out of the court system. He was especially proud of his children and grandchildren and all their accomplishments. Fred was a kind, caring and thoughtful person who would go out of his way to help others. He will be sorely missed by all who new and loved him.Fred is survived by his wife, Barbara Guthrie Duran; father and step-mother Ascencion (Elisa) Duran; son Freddie Duran; son and daughter-in-law Paul Jason (Erica) Duran; daughter and son-in-law Yvonne (Eddie) Castano, all of California; brothers and sister-in-laws Jess (Maggie) Kent; Mario Lozano; Rene (Lisa) Lozano; sisters and brother-in-laws Yolanda (Gilbert) Mora; Debra (Mundo) Corral; Belvina Martinez; Maureena (Tony) Rojas; and Rossana Estrada, all of California.He was preceded in death by his mother; and brothers Richard Duran and Michael Cruz.A celebration of Fred’s life was held Thursday, Aug. 16, at the First Baptist Church of New Castle, with Pastor Wes McGuirre and retired Pastor Dr. Charles M. Jones officiating.Memorial contributions may to made at Alpine Bank to the Fred Duran Memorial Fund, account #1130923796. Family and friends may visit Fred’s Web site: fredmirandaduran.last-memories.com.
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