Written by Allen Bachoroski. One in a collection by Allen Bachoroski, Local Historical Writer and author of “Tales Along the Highway of Legends”
Allen and Vicki met at Trinidad State Jr. College where they sang together in the Trojanairs. Allen graduated from Manitou High School and Vicki from Walsenburg High School. They got married before their senior year at Adams State College. The wedding was held at Zion’s Lutheran Church in Trinidad, Colorado on September 5, 1965.
Allen is the son of Alex and Adeline Bachoroski of Manitou Springs, Colorado where Alex was a dry cleaner. His parents were Andrew Bachoroski and Julia Wrobel of Cleveland Ohio. They moved to Cleveland from Austria. Adeline now lives in Canon City, Colorado and is married to Paul Queen. Her parents were John Strelau and Susanah Prenzlaff who moved to Cleveland from West Prussia. Allen’s brothers: David and Dennis live in Colorado Springs. Dennis was married to Sue until her death in 1981. They had two sons: Brian and Eric. Dennis is now married to Linda. David is married to Connie and has Stephanie and Michelle.
Victoria is the daughter of Gus and Mary Cholakos. The parents of Gus are Anastasious and Panagou Cholakos. The parents of Mary were George Genls and Minnie Baccash. The story of Mary is elsewhere this book under “Mary Cholakos Adams”. Mary and Gus owned a grocery store in Walsenburg, Colorado. After Gus passed away, Mary moved with the girls to Trinidad. Georgia is married to John Rino of Trinidad and has two boys, Louis and Dino. Elaine is married to Stan Colangelo and has two children. The oldest is Kristen and the youngest is Sonny.
Allen and Vicki lived in Raton, New Mexico for six years teaching school and had their first child. They then lived among the Navajo Indians near Shiprock, New Mexico where Amy went to Kindergarten and Chris joined the family. At this writing the Bachoroski family has lived in Trinidad for 15 years, Amy is married to David Gross and works as an L.P.N. Their children are Jade and Julia Gross. Chris is works as a builder, a rafting guide and on Ski slopes. Both have followed their parents love for music and have been involved in various bands.
Allen has been a public school administrator for the Aguilar and Primero School Districts and is presently the Upward Bound Director at Trinidad State Junior College. Vicki has been an elementary school teacher at Eckhart and Park Street Elementary Schools in Trinidad. They attend Faith Christian Fellowship where they are both active.