Max Albert Tafoya
November 15, 1956 ~ December 6, 2021
We lost our gentle giant, who had a heart bigger than life itself. Max Albert Tafoya, 65, passed away on Monday, December 6, 2021. He was born on November 15, 1956, in Cheyenne, Wyoming, the son of Joseph and Pauline Arellano Tafoya. He grew up in Cheyenne, attended college in Nebraska before settling in Ogden, Utah for the past 44 years.
Max was a devoted husband to Rae for 46 years. The kindest father to Matthew and Mandy, but he lived for his grandchildren, Mikey, Matthew, Shelby, Max and Mia. They were his pride and joy! Max was their mentor, teacher, source of laughter and biggest supporter of all they did. He made sure they had everything they needed most of all that hug! Nothing was about him it was all about his family.
Max retired from Harmons Grocery Store after 43 years where he had many friends both co-workers and customers. He always went out of his way to make sure everyone was safe and happy, again never about him.
He enjoyed good food, holidays, watching and playing sports with his kids and spending time at the lake making memories with his family.
Max is survived by his wife, Rae Tafoya; his children: son, Matthew Tafoya; daughter, Mandy Tafoya; and five grandchildren, Mikey, Matthew, Shelby, Max and Mia. He is also survived by his three brothers, Pete, Jake, and John Tafoya; and sister, Della Macias; as well as many nieces and nephews. Max was preceded in death by his sister, Mary Josie Tafoya; parents and grandparents.
Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, December 17, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 314 East 6th Street, Cheyenne, WY 82007. Interment, Mt Olivet Cemetery, Cheyenne, WY.