Julian "Juls" Anthony Atencio
After a hard-fought battle with an aggressive cancer, Julian Anthony Atencio passed away at his home on October 3rd, 2023. He was surrounded by his wife and girls. He was 73.
Julian was born on June 1st, 1950 in Rocky Ford, Colorado to Tony and Lucy Atencio. He was the oldest of three boys. Julian grew up in Grand Junction where he graduated from Central High School in 1969.
After graduation, Julian moved to Boulder where he attended University of Colorado. Julian said on August 30th, 1972 at 3:12, at a Christian Outreach on campus that his life changed forever when he accepted Jesus into his heart.
Following his college days, he moved back to Grand Jct. where he met his wife Linda. They celebrated 45 years of marriage on September 16th 2023. They have three daughters, Jenny, Lisa and Holly.
Julian worked for RSI EnTech. He loved his job and continued to work throughout his illness until he retired in July 2023.
Julian loved the Lord with all his heart and his life reflected his commitment to follow Him. He was a gentle and loving husband, dad, and grandpa. He always took time to listen. He loved his wife and girls and was always involved in their lives. His grandchildren were very precious to him and he had a special relationship with each one. He enjoyed trips with the family to Disneyland, school shopping trips with the grandkids and trips to the beach. He enjoyed his motorcycle rides, days spent watching baseball at Juco, movies with popcorn that needed lots of extra butter and he enjoyed his dog Hannah.
Julian is survived by his wife Linda, three daughters, Jenny, Lisa (Chad) and Holly (Eddie) and 4 grandchildren, Jaden, Allie, Zander and Reece. He is survived by brothers Daniel (Barbara) and John (Nancy) and nephews, Steven, Christopher, Michael and Patrick and lots of great nephews and nieces.
A celebration of a life well lived will be on October 28th 2023 at New Horizons Foursquare Church, 641 Horizon Dr. at 2:00 pm.
Julian was so grateful to Dr. Virgilio and Grand Valley Oncology, Professional Case Management, and Hope West for the wonderful care they gave him.