TORRINGTON – Funeral Mass of Christian burial will be held for Simona Prado on Friday, May 31 at 10 a.m. at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church. Burial will follow in the Valley View Cemetery in Torrington and a lunch reception will follow burial at the Open Barrel Brewery. A visitation will be Thursday from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Colyer Funeral home and then a Rosary will be held at 6 p.m. at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Torrington.
Simona (Rivera) Prado, born to Norberto and Petronila (Rodriguez) Rivera on December 5, 1940, in Fort Collins, Colo., and was received into the arms of God on May 25, 2019, in Scottsbluff.
Simona graduated from Mitchell High School in 1958 and studied cosmetology at Doris Lake Cosmetology School in Scottsbluff. Her career as an esteemed cosmetologist included opportunities at Doris Lake, The Bungalow Hotel, J&L Boutique, and G.K.’s Styling Salon until she retired in 1997.
Simona married Henry Prado on January 26, 1963, in Mitchell, where they promptly had a wild dance at Paul’s Club, followed by countless special dances throughout their marriage. To this union, Henry and Simona were blessed with five children, Timothy Prado, of Arizona, Gilbert Prado, Tamie (Dave) Barajas, of Washington, Jacque (Matt) Johannsen, of Colorado and Tonya (Stephen) Willadson of Wyoming.
She was an avid bingo player, bowler, and loved to play the Nebraska lottery. She was a life-long Nebraska Cornhusker’s fan, and enjoyed drawing and dancing. Skilled at cooking, her enchiladas were enjoyed by many, as she continuously nurtured her family and friends.
She was proceeded in death by her parents, son Gilbert and numerous brothers and sisters.
Simona is survived by her husband of 56 years, four of her children, 14 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and her three sisters, Josie Porras, Vicki Rivera and Lucy Gallardo.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Colyer Funeral Home and friends may send their condolences to the family at www.colyerfuneralhome.com
Memorials may be made to Our Lady of Guadalupe Society, care of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Parish.