We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Converse Chapel
A celebration of the life of a beloved father, Alfonso Alexander Mesa, 92, with the funeral liturgy- to be held at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, February 26, 2022 at the Saint James Catholic Church in Douglas, Wyoming with Father Lucas Kazimiro Simango as the Celebrant. The Vigil for the Deceased will be held at 7:00 P.M. Friday, February 25, 2022 at the Gorman Funeral Homes – Converse Chapel in Douglas. Interment will be in the Douglas Park Cemetery with military honors accorded by Samuel Mares American Legion Post #8 and United States Navy Funeral Honors with a reception at Saint James Catholic Church basement following the cemetery rites.
Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.
Alfonso Mesa died Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at the Memorial Hospital of Converse County in Douglas.
Alfonso was born Thursday, November 7, 1929 in Thermopolis, Wyoming the son of Jose and Magdalena (Gomez) Mesa and moved to Orpha, Wyoming as a young child.
Al served in the United States Navy as a Medic Corps Man from 1948 – 1951. Soon after returning home, he met and married the “love of his life”, Angie Sanchez from Sheridan, Wyoming. He often told his children that it was “love at first sight” when he saw a beautiful young lady riding a horse remembering her long black hair flowing in the breeze.
Together they had five children, Carlos, Teresa, Mike, Katie, and Danny.
He worked in construction then as a butcher at Stroud’s Grocery in Douglas before moving to Gillette, Wyoming, where he operated heavy equipment at the Cabillo Coal Mine until his retirement. He enjoyed leatherwork, fishing, reading, watching Denver Broncos and Colorado Rockies games, and sharing his recliner with his favorite pets, Fred and Charley. He truly enjoyed yard work and having the best-looking lawn on the block! His favorite times were spent with his cherished grandchildren. Al was the rock of his family, the calm in the storm, and a true example of kindness and love. He was selfless man putting others needs before his own, even in his darkest moments. His smile was infectious and instantly calming. Al “Dad” will be forever loved and missed! You’re dancing with Mom Again!
He is survived by his children, Carolos (Val) Mesa of Douglas, Teresa (Steve) Ingalls of Wheatland, Wyoming, Mike (Vicki) Mesa of Fort Collins, Wyoming, Katie (Terry) Emmert of Douglas, Wyoming and Danny (Colleen) Mesa of Gillette, Wyoming; ten grandchildren; twenty-two great grandchildren; and three great -great grandchildren. He was dearly fond of his beautiful niece, Linda, and nephews, Ralph, Bobby, Rudy, Archie, and Billy.
Alfonso was preceded in death by his father, Jose, on September 8, 1955; his mother, Magdalena, on May 28, 1978; his beloved wife, Angie Marie (Sanchez) Mesa on January 30, 2019; three sisters; two brothers; and great grandson, Christian Miller, on April 11, 2016.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105 would be appreciated by the family.
The Gorman Funeral Homes – Converse Chapel of Douglas, Wyoming is in charge of the arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.gormanfh.com