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Christopher Allan Tafoya

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Christopher Allan Tafoya

Christopher Allan Tafoya passed away July 27, 2018 at his home in Cedaredge, Colo. Christopher lost his battle with a rare type of cancer that settled in both lungs. He was diagnosed on Christmas 2017. Christopher was the youngest of five siblings. He was born on Jan. 12, 1971, to Alfonso and Cecelia Tafoya. Christopher graduated Cedaredge High School in 1989 and attended college in New Mexico. He returned home when his mom became ill. She passed away when he was 21. Christopher lost his dad in 2010.

Christopher married Amanda Seaver on Feb. 14, 1994. He bought a home in Grand Junction, Colo. They had two sons, Brenden and Domonic Tafoya.

Christopher lived in Grand Junction Colo., for many years. He worked a variety of jobs, which ranged from carpet installer, construction worker, musician and technician for the Grand Junction news station. He whole-heartedly loved to write, play, record and listen to music. In his last days he wrote in a biography for the Hope Fundraiser that his one and only refuge is music. He leaves behind a legacy of songs written and recorded by him. He was a part of many bands but his solo band name was Soul Syphon.

Later on Christopher met companion, Brittany Pauls. They also had two sons, Silas and Ezekiel Pauls. Christopher's prized possessions were his four sons.

Christopher spent his last nine years with his soul mate, Peggy Lampton. Together they made many memories together. Christopher would spend many hours listening to Rush, epic classics, and his favorite band of all time, Kings X. He was an avid reader but mostly read books about recording or biographies of rock legends. He was looked up to in many ways, but it is his music that continues to move and astonish everyone.

Christopher Tafoya was ambitious and a visionary. All who loved him knew that music was Christopher's sanctuary, his expression, and his life's work. Christopher also spent many hours reading and studying the Bible. He stated that his undying relationship with his creator gave him strength each and every minute of his journey. He remained positive and loved the support from his friends and family. He believed each and every one of you is an overwhelming blessing.

His sons, Brenden Tafoya, Domonic Tafoya, Silas Pauls, and Ezekiel Pauls, his sister, Kathy Schaefer, and brothers, Mike, Tim, and Bernie Tafoya, and his companion, Peggy Lampton, survive Christopher.

A memorial service will be held at the Delta Assembly of God on Aug. 18 at 11 o'clock. Everyone is invited to attend the services and potluck.

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