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Lt. Col. Enrique “QuiQue” Amador Saa

October 25, 1952 - September 5, 2022
Service
Rock City Church
Lubbock, TX 79416
Saturday 10/1, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and pilot, Lt. Col. Enrique “QuiQue” Amador Saa’, USAF (Ret.) went on his final flight and gained his wings on September 5th, 2022. He was surrounded by loved ones when he passed over and entered the Kingdom of Heaven.   Born October 25th, 1952, in Quito, Ecuador, Quique had aContinue Reading

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Marco Flores left a message on September 28, 2022:
Jeff and Tracy Scaparra left a message on October 1, 2022:
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. QuiQue always had an encouraging and welcoming spirit and will be missed.
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Mark Matticola left a message on October 1, 2022:
From the USAF Academy Sailplane Racing Team. We just wanted to add our complete heartbreak to our dear friend and mentor, El Presidente' Delphine, Enrique and the whole family opened up their hearts and their home to our cadets and officers for years and years. Great times, many laughs, too many bottles of white Stagg and grilled jalapeños. Thanks for always being there for us. You will be sorely missed!! Coach Mark Matty Matticola and the USAFA SRT.
Laura Jaram8llo left a message on October 1, 2022:
Un abrazo y mis sentidas condolencias por esta perdida..que el Señor lo tenga junto a El. Siempre te recordaremos con como el ser cariñoso..padre ejemplar y buen amigo..Te recordaremos siempre...
Lupita Galiviz left a message on September 30, 2022:
I remember Enrique very friendly, funny. when we visited him he spoke to me in spanish and always made funny faces at me Enrique made jokes with me because I did not understand English and he translated jokes that other people said to me and said things to them that I had not said as a joke! I miss him!!
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Gary Turnipseed left a message on September 30, 2022:
I was deeply moved by Enrique - “El Presidente” - sharing his testimony with a group of prayer-supportive USAFA classmates in the months prior to his unexpected passing. To know how supportive his family and friends were as Enrique’s illness progressed bolsters my own faith in dear family and friends. We have and will continue to pray for the Saa family.
Jim Rooney, Class of 76 left a message on September 30, 2022:
I am so grateful we all got together one last time at the 45th reunion. The 50th will not be the same without El Presidente. He was a great friend and an amazing pilot. I will miss him dearly.
Greg R Schneider left a message on September 29, 2022:
Enrique was a beloved member of the Spirit of '76. His enthusiasm, dedication, and love of life endeared him to all of us. His legacy as El Presidente will live long in our grateful memories. Kathy and I send our deepest condolences and sincerest prayers for his soul and for Delphine and his family.
David Ternes left a message on September 28, 2022:
Vaya con Dios, El Presidente!!!!!! Enrique was always a great guy to be around , he had a real zest for life!!
Marco Flores left a message on September 28, 2022:
I met Quique at Virgil Jr. High School in 1966. We are attending classes for No-English speaking students. We soon became good friends since we were born on the same city, Quito, Ecuador. He always showed a deep desired to fly, to become a pilot and emulate a condor. In our senior year in High School, he bought a kit to build a plane. It was a spitfire model and he needed a place to assemble it. He asked my Dad if he could use our garage to put it together. He promised him that he would clean after the project was completed. We both worked at the same place for a couple of years flipping burgers at A&W Root beer stand in downtown LA. After work, we would spend many a night trying to complete it in the time he promised my Dad. I saw him fly the model with a great sense of accomplishment just as I saw him do his first solo flying a plane. He went to the Air Force Academy while I stayed back to complete my engineering degree. We always stayed in touch and no matter how much time passed, when we got together, time had not passed. We would pick up wherever we were at that time in our lives. He has taken his last flight much to soon for all of us who knew him and cherished him. You will be dearly missed by all his loved ones.
Ray L. left a message on September 28, 2022:
Au revoir, mon ami.
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Brother from another mother left a message on September 27, 2022:
Although this has happened so quick, I have only happy memories of QuiQue. Only a few really good friends in life and QueQue was the BEST! Scrap
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The Escalante Family left a message on September 27, 2022:
Primazo QuiQue you always will be in our hearts! Delphine and kids our thoughts and prayers are with you. With love and hugs,
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Margaret Irwin left a message on September 27, 2022:
I never hear the song "LaBamba" that I have not thought of Him. A joy to be around him, always so up beat - even though it had been awhile since we visited. My sympathy to the loving family.
Tom Muckenthaler left a message on September 26, 2022:
Our Nation has lost a great hero, patriot, and friend who made a real difference for all that knew him. He truly embodied the great Spirit of 76!! God Bless! Niners
Joe "Scrap" Scaparra left a message on September 20, 2022:
Very sad, my brother from another mother has departed. My sincere condolences to Delphine and the entire Saa family. Till we meet again QuiQue. Scrap
Nelson Rivadeneira left a message on September 19, 2022:
Que en paz descanse querido primo Quique y a toda la familia De Nelson Rivadeneira. Quito Ecuador
Pedro Rivadeneira left a message on September 18, 2022:
My condolences to my cousin Quique From Quito-Ecuador
Pat Blanton left a message on September 17, 2022:
He will be missed by all of us who knew him! He always was so much fun to be around.. I shell always miss him st the ballgames and family get to gathers! Love to all the family and praying for you all
Wanda Walton left a message on September 17, 2022:
So sorry for your loss… what a fun time we have over the years ! May God give peace in this time of great loss . 🙏🏻♥️
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Lt Col Jeff McIntyre left a message on September 17, 2022:
To my beloved brother. Till we meet again.
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Pat Anderson left a message on September 16, 2022:
Delphine and family, I am so sorry for your loss.
John McKay left a message on September 16, 2022:
The world will be slowing down just a little bit with the loss of such fast paced, fun loving, always smiling, saying big baby to his friends QuiQue. Miss you my Brother and those bear hugs you give. My sincere condolences to the Saa family.
Lake Ridge Chapel & Memorial Designers left a message:
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