Elizabeth Ann Pacheco “Sunshine”
Liz was born in Denver, Colorado on Wednesday, June 3rd, 1959. She entered the gates of heaven on Thursday, October 14th, 2021 at the age of 62.
Born to Susie Hurtado and Brent Housley Sr., and raised by Louisa Hurtado and Vern Allen (Nora).
Survived by her three children, Felecia Joy Pacheco, Jason Robert Pacheco and Jacob Wade Pacheco, as well as six grandchildren; Adam, Maleah, Audrianna, Micah, Emerie and Ian.
Her siblings: Robert Thompson (Lisa), Linda Housley, Brent Housley (Annette), Gerald “Jerry” Thompson (Cheryl), Carmen Thompson and step-sisters, Fawn Allen and Dawn Allen.
Preceded in death by Brent Housley Sr., Louisa Hurtado and Fawn Allen.
Liz’s nickname was “Sunshine,” given by her grandkids and she was just that - a ray of light who brightened any room she walked into.
She loved God with all her heart, with all her might, with all her soul. She loved her kids and grandkids beyond measure. Her faith was unshakeable and that is what carried her through her physical health struggles. She pulled her daily strength from God’s word and His promises found in scripture. She loved praise and worship music and loved to sing. She enjoyed the simple things in life; the comfort found in a hug, the power of prayer, a home cooked meal, a clean and organized space, a drive through the mountains, a church service, a hot cup of coffee while reading her bible, green chili, Snow White, palm trees, the ocean and of course video poker.
She will be remembered for her ocean-blue eyes, having a servant’s heart, and remaining faithful to the very end. Her perseverance was a testimony of her strength which inspired everyone who knew her. Her life’s motto was 1 Corinthians 16:14 – “Let all that you do be done in love.”
Even in her last moments, she was graceful, brave, and certain on where she was going. “I’m going to be with the Lord to bask in his wonderful presence, to watch over you all. I will always be with you.”
We’ll forever miss our Sunshine and because of her passing, our days seem less bright, but we know she is now shining brighter than ever, basking in Heaven’s light.
Family and friends are invited to honor Liz and celebrate her life on Thursday, October 28, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Thrive Church located at 2720 W. 92nd Ave, Federal Heights, CO 80260. Burial to follow at Olinger Highland Mortuary and Cemetery, in the Garden of Meditation, 10201 North Grant Street, Thornton, CO 80229.