Joe Robert FreytaApril 29, 1937 ~ November 7, 2017 (age 80)
Joe Robert Freyta Joe Robert Freyta, 80, of
Bennett, Colorado passed away unexpectedly on
November 7, 2017. He was born on April 29, 1937
to Eusebio and Susana (Montoya) Freyta in Hoehne,
Joe graduated from Hoehne High School in 1955
and enlisted in the U.S. Navy in August 1956. He
served in the Navy for four years on the USS Frontier
and was honorably discharged in 1960.
After the military, Joe worked on various ranches in Colorado and became interested in rodeo bronc riding. On January 22, 1971 he married Olinda Torres.
Joe’s trucking career began with Don Ward Trucking Company. Over the years he drove for other
companies and hauled the U.S. mail in his final years before retirement.
He was a proud member of the N.R.A. Hard working, generous, never met a stranger, loyal friend,
able to fix anything, willing to help any one, and a great mechanic, are all words that
friends used to describe Joe. He will be remembered by his family as a loving
husband, father and grandfather.
Joe is survived by his wife, Olinda Freyta; son, Bruce Torres; daughters,
Peggy Freyta (Victor Martinez) and Kimberly Freyta (Dale Trusty); and
grandchildren, Shanice Martinez Freyta and Paris Martinez Freyta. He is
also survived by his sisters, Virginia Duran, Marie Campbell, Bernice Masey,
Madeline Baylie, and Louise Cutsinger; a loving extended family; and many
friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Randy Freyta.
Services will include a Visitation from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 16,
2017 at the Bennett Baptist Church; Interment Service with Military Honors
at Fort Logan National Cemetery at 11:00 a.m., Friday, Nov. 17, 2017; and
a Reception at the Bennett Community Center following the service at the
cemetery at 2:00 p.m. Those attending Fort Logan are asked to park in
Staging Area A.