Justin Tate Fishback


Justin Fishback passed away unexpectedly on April 9, 2017, in Salida, Colorado. Justin was born in Taos, NM on October 1, 1989. Growing up he played baseball and soccer and was a champion chess player. He attended NMMI and was cadet of the year. He graduated from Western State Colorado University with a degree in Psychology and a minor in Recreational and Outdoor Education.

Justin was happiest when he was in the mountains, whether he was skiing, rock and ice climbing, listening and dancing to music or just being with family and friends. Justin will be remembered for his beautiful smile and his enormous capacity to love. His love for his family, especially his brother Wesley was beyond measure.

Ceremony to celebrate Justin will be on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 10:00 AM at Golden Willow Retreat, Arroyo Hondo, NM. It will be followed by a reception at the Quail Ridge Resort on the Ski Valley Road. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Justin's honor to Golden Willow Retreat, PO Box 569, Arroyo Hondo, NM 87513. Directions to Golden Willow Retreat may be found at www.goldenwillowretreat.org. Arrangements by Rivera Funeral Home. To share a memory, please visit our website at www.riverafuneralhome.com