Alfred Gilbert Duran

Born in Tercio, Colorado on August 26, 1937

Departed on April 17, 2017 and resided in Lakewood, Colorado

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Lakewood  - Alfred Gilbert Duran, Sr. 79 years young, died Monday April 17, after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease.


Alfred leaves behind his wife, Sharon Duran, sons Al Duran, Jr. and Aaron Duran, daughter Janice (Duran) Silva, daughters-in-law Mea Duran and Judy Duran, son-in-law Russell Silva, grandchildren: Angeleen Duran, Lexie (Duran) Kerr, Lauren Duran, Anthony Duran, Molly Duran, AJ Duran, and two great-grandchildren: Francesca Kerr and Benjamin Kerr.


Alfred was known best as a husband, uncle, dad, cousin and papa. He was born in Tercio, CO, later grew up in Starkville, and soon after moved to Denver. At the age of 24, Alfred wed Carol Porter, who gave him three wonderful children. Carol later died of breast cancer at the age of 26. Fast forward a few years down the road, and Alfred met and wed Sharon Jensen. They were happily married for the past 45 years. Sharon was his champion at his side through his twelve year battle with Parkinson’s disease.


Alfred was the biggest sports fan in town. Although, he would never miss the chance to watch a Rockies game or check the highlights of the Nuggets game, the Denver Broncos were his number one team. Some would say the highlight of his super-fan career was road tripping across the country with his sons and nephew Kenny Abeyta to see the Denver Broncos win Super Bowl XXXII.


Alfred spent his Friday mornings drinking coffee with Gil Lovato and Tony Rosales to catch up on the weekly gossip. His weekends were spent cheering on his grandchildren at their athletic events and being their number one fan.


Rosary service will be held Thursday April 20, 2017 at 7pm, followed by a funeral Mass on Friday April 21, 2017 at 10 am. Both services will be at St. Jude Catholic Church in Lakewood, CO.


In the lieu of flowers, please donate to the Parkinson’s Foundation in memory of Alfred Gilbert Duran Here

Guestbook Entries

  1. Russ and Lola Okland :

    Our hearts and prayers are with you.

    With love, Russ and Lola

  2. Robert Mestas :

    Al was a good man who will be missed by all who knew him.

  3. DerrickCameron Mestas-Del Real :

    Jan and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you. May God bless all of you.

  4. Sheila Sheppard :

    Jan you and your family are in my prayers.

  5. Dave and Naomi Miles :

    Uncle Al was a gentle man with a gentle soul. He was well loved and will be greatly missed. Our sympathies are with the whole family. Dave and Naomi

  6. Kristen Dufendach :

    Lexie and Angie: I’m so sorry for your loss. I still remember how proud he was of the both of you at graduation. My heart and prayers are with you and the rest of your family.

  7. Jan & family, I’m so sorry for your profound loss. My thought and prayers are with you. Irene

  8. Andrea Montez :

    Big Al thank you for always welcoming me into your home with open arms! You will truly be missed. May you know rest in the arms of the lord. Sending love, thoughts, and prayers to the Duran family.

  9. Charlie Haase :

    Sorry to hear About your Dad. It’s really tough to lose a parent no how old you are. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We get back on the 29th. We talk with you then. Charlie and Bonnie.

  10. Michael Donovan :

    So very saddened to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  11. Im very sorry for your loss. I will always remember his enthusiasm for family, friends, sports and life. He always had a smile on his face.

  12. David Salazar :

    I remember when I was a little kid going to the Broncos games with my brother Tony and we would always bump into Al. He always had a smile on his face and made you feel welcome. He will be missed.

  13. Fred & Deanna Hoff :

    God’s blessing was knowing Al. Sharon, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  14. Barbara cunningham :

    Sorry for the passing of Al Duran from the Quintana family are prayer to all the family.

  15. Dale and Nancy Fiscus :

    Our prayers and deepest sympathy to Al’s family. We had so many good times and memories with Al and the kids. We were physical not able to be at the services by out thoughts were with all of you.

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