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Felix Quintana Shannon

OBITUARY: Felix Quintana Shannon

Felix Quintana Shannon was born in Santa Fe, New Mexico Nov. 9, 1984 and went to be with Jesus on Sept. 11, 2022, at the age of 37. He was named after his great grandfather, Felix Quintana.
Felix mostly grew up in Questa, New Mexico, but also lived in Arizona, Texas, New York, Hawaii, New Jersey, and Colorado. He loved to travel and, in high school, was an exchange student in Italy.
Felix was homeschooled through high school, studied at University of New Mexico, Central New Mexico Community College, and earned his Barber Certificate at Trinidad State Junior College in Alamosa, Colorado.


He enjoyed cooking, eating, board games, relaxing, and spending time with his family, friends and his two dogs (Miko and Patch). He loved to teach children how to ski and was also a server in many restaurants. His most recent business as a mobile barber allowed him to serve his community during COVID. He also gave kids free back to school haircuts.


He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Felix and Domitilia Quintana, Donald Shannon, and Myrtle Ricks.


Felix is survived by his parents, George and Karen Shannon, and Birth Father Wayne Ricks; Siblings, Jesse Shannon, Kenneth Shannon, Danielle Ricks, John Ricks, Chantal Ricks, Wayne Ricks Jr.; Grandparents, Daniel and Evelyn Quintana, Ella Shannon, and John Ricks; and numerous Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins.
Felix’s favorite quote: “Life will never cease to amaze me.”


Felix Quintana Shannon’s Celebration of Life took place at 10 am Friday, Sept. 23, at The Living Word Ministries Church, 12 Llano Road, Questa, New Mexico. Burial followed at Cerro Cemetery on Old Post Office Road, Cerro, New Mexico. For those far away and unable to attend, Felix’s Celebration of Life also took place on Zoom.


A meal was served at Questa VFW (2597 State Road 522, Questa, New Mexico) after the burial. The family of Felix Quintana Shannon entrusted the care of their loved one to DeVargas Funeral Home of Taos. To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Felix Quintana Shannon, please visit the DeVargas flower store.


We, at the Questa Del Rio News, are so sorry to hear about the sudden passing of Felix and our hearts go out to the family. We published a story about Felix in our November 2020 Business Profile, please see page 5 on the following link. Photo by Living the Dream Photography. https://questanews.com/november-2020-pdf/