Roque Barrera Jr. was born on July 4, 1925, in Salida. He passed away July 10. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Donna Dolven Barrera. He is survived by his sisters Adelaide (John) Garcia, Lucy (Dale) Chase, and Leona Barrera; nephews Roque Chase, John and Victor Garcia, along with 10 great nieces, nephews and his cat Lola. Roque was an artist and art educator. He was a corpsman in the U.S. Navy attached to the Marines in the Pacific during World War II. A Memorial Service was held on July 15 at the Manitou Springs Community Church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Humane Society of Colorado Springs on 610 Abbot Lane.