Son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, Crispin Puga’s (aka Colima) love of life didn’t come to an and end with his passing. Crispin peacfully met his heavenly Savior on August 2, 2021 at the age of 78 after a courageous battle with congestive heart failure and was surrounded by loved ones who will continue to honor his legacy by living their lives to the fullest.
Crispin was born in Colima, Mexico on August, 6, 1942 to Rafael and Teresa Puga (Cisneros) and is the third oldest of (11) siblings.
Crispin made his way to the United States in the mid 60’s and met the love of his life, Rosa Campos, in 1972 in Santa Barbara, Ca. It was love at first sight and they married the same year. He serenaded her with his love until his final days. They raised three children: Adriana, Daniel, and Michael.
After 40 years, Crispin retired as a hardworking retired professional landscape artist. Twenty-five of those years he worked side by side with his father in law, Eliseo Campos Sr., and assisted in the family business. They were best of friends and together took great pride in maintaining Villa Constance in Santa Barbara and many large estates in our surrounding area.
Crispin adored his family and children (Adriana [Angel Soto], Daniel, Michael [Christina Wika], grandchildren (Ashley, Samira, Savanah, Angel, Chloe, Corinne), and great-grandchildren (Anthony, Jayla, Kanen) and would glee with joy and happiness in their presence.
He enjoyed attending family festivities and being the life of the party. He was passionate and proud about his Mexican roots and culture; along with his love for music. Wherever there was a mariachi band, there he was joining in concert. He enjoyed his daily routine walks, sweet coffee with bread, and keeping up with current events by reading the daily paper.
He was simple, humble, well loved, charismatic, and very easy going with a contagious sense of humor and will be deeply missed.
He was fearless and never allowed the burdens and hardships of this life distract or discourage him, but always kept his eyes firmly fixed on what God has promised at the end of his journey; heaven itself.
A special thank you to all of the doctors, nurses, medical professionals, social service workers, and each individual who was fortunate enough to have crossed his path. Your love and compassion will never be forgotten.
Visitation and viewing will be held on Wednesday, August 11, 2021 at McDermott Crockett Mortuary Chapel between 4-6pm; following a rosary service will be held at 7pm at Our Lady of Sorrows Church. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Thursday, August 12, 2021 at 10am at Our Lady of Sorrows Church.