Life-long valley resident, Andrew Joseph Espinoza, Sr. 43, was
called home to his Lord and Savior on Thursday, May 6th, 2021 after
a courageous battle with Covid-19. Born May 27, 1977 in Alamosa,
Colo. to Luther Leroy Espinoza and Darlene Seneida (Gomez) Jimenez,
Andy never met a stranger, and dedicated his life to helping the
residents of the San Luis Valley.
Andy gave many years to working as an EMT-Intermediate on Alamosa
EMS, and after that, offered another 16 years to law enforcement,
including working under numerous sheriffs, and also as the
Undersheriff of Costilla County. During
this time, Andy was also active on the Costilla County Ambulance
Board, and the Tu Casa board, among many others.
Aside from serving his community, Andy enjoyed hunting for elk and
mule deer in the mountains, fishing anywhere he could catch a fish,
working on any of his various project cars, and spending time with
his family and friends. He especially enjoyed his time branding
cattle in Canjilon, NM with his friend Gerald Garcia.
Andrew is survived
by his loving wife Sara Loggin, his children, Andrew Jr., Evander,
Ryan, and step-daughter Shawnacy Martinez, his mother Darlene as
well as his siblings, Jerry, Leroy (Matthew), Julia, and Krissy; his