Chelsea Rose Mendieta, 34, passed away on June 17, 2021. The beloved daughter of Tony and Tina (Fugate) Mendieta was born on September 3, 1986, in Colorado Springs, CO. Chelsea graduated from Coronado High School and worked in the foodservice industry most of her adult life. She was a lifelong resident of Old Colorado City in west Colorado Springs. Chelsea was a proud member of the Osage Nation.
Chelsea Rose is survived by her parents, Tony and Tina Mendieta of Colorado Springs; her precious son, Noah Mendieta-Ohlrich of Colorado Springs; longtime companion, Nate Ohlrich of Colorado Springs; sister, Somer Turley; niece, Angel Gutierrez, both of Colorado Springs; maternal grandmother, Elvita (Sally) Pratt Jefferson of Skiatook, OK; paternal grandfather, Antonio Mendieta of Perrysburg, OH; step-grandmother, Marilyn (Dee) Fugate of Pawhuska, OK; aunts Tammy Fugate Baldauff of Skiatook, OK, and Dara Fugate Verduzco of Ozark, AR; maternal great aunt, Marcelle (Judy) Maker of Colorado Springs; as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Chelsea Rose was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Tom E. Fugate, and his parents, Elmer Fugate and Hazel Pappan. She was also a descendant of great-grandparents, George and Vina Washington Pratt; and great-great-grandparents, Henry and Josephine Chouteau Pratt.
A Rosary was held on June 23 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Colorado Springs, followed by a Funeral Mass with standing room only.