Obits

LeRoy "Ray" Ramon Gallegos, 77

Saguache resident LeRoy “Ray” Ramon Gallegos, 77, passed away August 10, 2017 at St. Mary Corwin Medical Center in Pueblo with his loving family by his side. ... more

Rafelita L. Flores

Rafelita L. Flores born in Antonito, Colorado March 9, 1915 and passed August 10, 2017. ... more

 

Gary W. Ramey, 70

Gary W. Ramey, 70, Sanford resident, lost his courageous battle with brain cancer on August 2, 2017. ... more

Lois A. Heikes, 80

Lois Arlene Heikes, 80, of Canon City, Colorado, daughter of George and Cecil Slankard was born on July 30, 1937 in Greenwood Community (Ottawa), Kansas and passed away at home on August 8, 2017.... more

Walter L. Heikes, 82

Walter Lee Heikes, 82, of Canon City, Colorado, son of Milbern and Georgia Heikes was born on December 21, 1934 in LaVeta, Colorado and passed away at home on August 4, 2017 from pancreatic cancer.... more

Frank Reed Cornum

Frank Reed Cornum of Anaheim, California, formerly of Sanford, died peacefully Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017, at his home in Anaheim.... more

Deborah Kay Hartmann, 69

Lifelong resident of Alamosa Deborah Kay Hartmann, 69 passed away peacefully August 10, 2017 at the San Luis Valley Regional Medical Center in Alamosa. ... more

Helen Comstock Myers, 98

Our always constant and reliable North Star has become our eternal flame. Helen Comstock Myers celebrated her 98th birthday on April 14 and passed away peacefully on August 4, 2017 in her own home with loving family present.... more

Perry Roy Harlan

Perry Roy Harlan passed away June 12, 2017. He was born outside Creede, CO on October 10, 1957.... more

Eduardo Navor Rascón Jr.

Born March 12, 1990 to Eduardo Sr. and Joy Rascón in Del Norte, Co. Eduardo left this world on August 5, 2017.... more

Barney Cruz, IV, 27

Barney Cruz, IV, age 27, from Seguin, Texas, who recently enjoyed living in Austin, Texas, passed away on July 28, 2017 in a hiking accident in Colorado. ... more

 

Sadako Hayashida, 96

Memorial services for the late Sadako Hayashida, 96-year-old, Hawaii born long time resident of Blanca, Colorado, who passed away on August 3, 2017, will be held on Friday, August 11, 2 p.m.... more

Amos Alan Bernal, 79

San Luis resident Amos Alan Bernal, 79, passed away August 6, 2017.... more

Roy McConnell, Jr., 93

Roy McConnell, Jr, 93, died July 26, 2017 in Monte Vista, Colorado.... more

Jane Wagner

Long-time Denver resident Jane Wagner died July 7th, 2017.... more

 

David De Herrera

David De Herrera passed away Thursday, July 20, 2017 surrounded by his loving family.... more

Carol Ann Wetherill

Carol Ann Wetherill left us early Thursday morning, August 3, 2017. ... more

 

Virginia Marie Sylvester, 71

Antonito resident, Virginia Sylvester, passed away on June 28, 2017 of an inoperable brain tumor. ... more

Lois Jean Cook, 68

Alamosa resident Lois Jean Cook, 68, passed away July 19, 2017 at St. Anthony's Hospital in Denver with her loving family at her side.... more

Donna Deon Daniels, 90

Longtime Sanford resident Donna Deon Daniels, 90, passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, July 30, 2017. ... more

 

Nicolas (Nick) T. Espinoza, 78

Nicolas (Nick) T. Espinoza a native of Guadalupe, CO passed away on July 28, 2017, the son of Abel and Margaret Espinoza. ... more

 

Amy E. (Richards) Bauer, 95

We would like to take this opportunity to announce the departure of Amy Bauer on Heavenly Flight 101, first class seat 1-A. ... more

Jose Valdamar Lopez, 85

Alamosa former Antonito/Colorado Springs resident Jose Valdamar Lopez, 85, passed away peacefully July 31, 2017 at the Evergreen Nursing Home with his loving family right by his side... more

Louisa G. Olivas, 89

A Vigil Service with Recitation of the Rosary for Louisa G. Olivas will be held on Thursday, August 3, 2017 at 7 p.m.... more

Dr. C.W. (“Doc”) Hinkley, 92

Dr. C.W. (“Doc”) Hinkley, 92, passed away peacefully on July 10, 2017 in Scottsdale, AZ after a brief illness. ... more

 

Louisa Olivas, 89

San Pedro resident Louisa Olivas, 89, passed away July 28, 2017. ... more

Martha Maria Lucero, 86

Antonito resident Martha Maria Lucero, 86, passed away July 27, 2017 at St. Mary Corwin Medical Center in Pueblo, with her loving family by her side. ... more

Cathy L. Salazar, 39

Denver resident Cathy Leray Salazar, 39, passed away July 24, 2017. ... more

Ruth Mary Archuleta, 84

Longtime valley resident Ruth Mary Archuleta, 84, passed away on July 26, 2017. ... more

Clarence “Cotton” Alfred Walstrom, 88

Alamosa — Clarence “Cotton” Alfred Walstrom, 88, passed away peacefully in his home on July 27, 2017. ... more

Eileen Eleanor Burt

Lifelong Alamosa resident, Eileen Eleanor (Hansen) Burt, 83, passed away July 23, 2017.... more

Caryl Heersink, 63

Surrounded by her loving family, Caryl Heersink, 63, passed away late into the evening of July 25th ending her suffering with ALS.... more

 

Roy McConnell, Jr., 93

Longtime Monte Vista resident Roy McConnell, Jr., 93, passed away on July 26, 2017.... more

Vivian Kay Clark, 68

Longtime Del Norte resident Vivian Kay Clark, 68, passed away on July 19, 2017. ... more

Phyllis Goettsch, 77

Longtime Alamosa resident and educator Phyllis Goettsch, 77, died July 22, 2017 at her home in Alamosa under hospice care.... more

Mary Ann Patrick

Mary Ann Patrick, Albuquerque, N.M., passed away July 14, 2017, the day before her 74th birthday. ... more

 

Dr. Hugh A. “Bud” Haller, D.V.M., 83

Dr. Hugh A. “Bud” Haller, D.V.M., 83, of Rito Alto Ranch, Moffat, died January 31, 2017 at his home near Moffat in Saguache County, Colorado. ... more

 

Eileen Eleanor Burt, 83

Eileen Eleanor Burt, 83, passed away on July 23, 2017. ... more

 

Vivian Kay Clark, 68

Longtime Del Norte resident Vivian Kay Clark, 68, passed away on July 19, 2017.... more

Loyda P. Martinez, 83

Antonito resident Loyda P. Martinez, 83, passed away July 19, 2017 at the Conejos County Hospital under Hospice Care with her loving family by her side.... more

Adam Ostrega

Adam Ostrega passed away on July 17, 2017, at the Rio Grande Hospital in Del Norte, Colorado. ... more

 

Thomas Lee Hatfield, 42

Alamosa resident Thomas Lee Hatfield, 42, passed away June 28, 2017. He was born July 19, 1974.... more

Philbert “Phil” Ruybalid

Philbert “Phil” Ruybalid of Wilsonville, OR, entered peacefully into rest at Legacy Meridian Hospital in Tualatin, OR, surrounded by family on June 28th, 2016.... more

 

Peggy Lou Tubbs, 80

Valley resident Peggy Lou Tubbs, 80, passed away In Alamosa, Colorado on May 6, 2017. ... more

Elias C. Montoya, 79

Del Norte resident Elias C. Montoya, 79, passed away July 16, 2017 at the Rio Grande Hospital in Del Norte with his loving family by his side.... more

Edward L. Gallegos, 73

Olathe, Colorado resident, Edward L. Gallegos, passed away on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction, Colorado.... more

 

Claudia Bollwinkle, 68

San Luis resident Claudia Bollwinkle, 68, passed away July 16, 2017. ... more

 

Marilyn Rouco, 78

Alamosa resident Marilyn Rouco, 78, passed away July 16, 2017.... more

Aspen Ranee Pauley, 18

Aspen Ranee Pauley was born in Alamosa CO on 5/12/99 to Brian and Lynda Pauley.... more

Patricia (Pat) A McKinley, 83

Patricia (Pat) A McKinley, 83, passed away on April 25, 2017 at her home.... more

Martin Herschel Gates, 89

Del Norte resident Martin Herschel Gates, 89, passed away at his home on April 22, 2017 with his family by his side and under the care of Hospice.... more

Carol Lynn Rue

Del Norte resident Carol Lynn Rue passed away April 27, 2017 at her home under Hospice care with her loving family by her side... more

Marie Romero, 68

Monte Vista resident Marie Romero, 68, passed away April 25, 2017. ... more

Joe C Martinez

Joe went to Heaven at the young age of 85... more

Lucia Frances Ruybal

Lucia Frances Ruybal, 70, left this earth and went to rest in God’s memory on April 23, 2017.... more

Eva S. Garcia, 95

Antonito resident Eva S. Garcia, 95, died on April 26, 2017 at the Rio Grande Inn.... more

Kristiana Martinez, Infant

Denver resident Kristiana Rose Martinez Lujan, infant, passed away April 24, 2017 at her home, surrounded by her loving family.... more

Dorothy Irene Sanchez, 81

Dorothy Irene Sanchez, 81, of San Luis, Colorado went to be with the Lord on April 24, 2017.... more

Gaspar Antonio Casias, 92

Antonito resident Gaspar Antonio Casias, 92, passed away April 25, 2017 with his family by his side.... more

Bonnie Denney, 82

Bonnie Lo Denney passed away April 17, 2017 at the La Jara Hospital in La Jara, CO. ... more

Lorenzo Dwin Abeyta, 70

La Jara resident Lorenzo Dwin Abeyta, 70, passed away April 21, 2017.7.... more

 

Frances Mathias McConnell

The Memorial Service for Frances M. McConnell will be held on Saturday, April 29, 2017, at 2:00 PM at the Sargent Community Church.... more

Richard “Dick” Guy Lowry, 76

Richard “Dick” Guy Lowry, 76, passed away April 20, 2017.... more

Daniel R. Martinez, 70

San Pablo resident Daniel R. Martinez, 70, passed away April 23, 2017 at the San Luis Valley Regional Medical Center.... more

Ruth Gladys (Mittelstaedt) Schulz, 93

Ruth Gladys (Mittelstaedt) Schulz, 93, previously of Monte Vista, Colorado, passed away peacefully surrounded by family in Loveland, Colorado on April 21, 2017.... more

Dr. C. Joe Carter

Services have been announced for Dr. C. Joe Carter.... more

Doris Lucille Miller-Spannagel, 88

DEL NORTE — Doris Lucille Miller-Spannagel, 88, died March 30th, 2017 in Pueblo, Colo.... more

Michael “Mikey” A. Madril, 35

Lifelong resident Michael “Mikey” Madril, 35, departed this world far too soon on April 18, 2017 at the Denver Hospice Center at Lowry.... more

Jerry “Reedo” Reed, 69

Longtime Alamosa resident Jerry “Reedo” Reed, 69, passed away on Monday, April 17, 2017 at the Penrose St. Francis Hospital in Colorado Springs. ... more

 

Tomas A. Garcia-Arellano, 71

Alamosa resident Tomas A. Garcia-Arellano, 71, died April 18, 2017.... more

Lillie Ramona Henningsen, 89

Lillie Ramona Henningsen, 89, passed away April 14, 2017 at the Rio Grande Hospital in Del Norte, Colorado.... more

 

Geneva S. Gurule, 62

Antonito resident Geneva S. Gurule, 62, passed away April 18, 2017.... more

Phillip M. Garcia, 71

Monte Vista resident Phillip M. Garcia, 71, passed away April 18, 2017 at his home surrounded by his loving family under Hospice Care.... more

Al (Elwyn) Wehe, 86

Al (Elwyn) Wehe (86), joined loved ones in heaven on April 17, 2017. ... more

 

Mike Madril, 34

Alamosa resident Mike Madril, 34, passed away April 18, 2017.... more

 

Eleanor Betty Dozier, 70

Denver, former Chama resident Eleanor Betty Dozier, 70 passed away April 18, 2017.... more

 

Stan Scymanski, 94

Stan Scymanski was born in Norton, KS April 7, 1922; but he grew up in Monte Vista, CO... more

 

Marivel Chairez, 27

Fort Garland resident Marivel Chairez, 27, passed away on April 13, 2017... more

Arlen Wesley Doyle, 45

Arlen Wesley Doyle was born April 26, 1971 in Denver Colorado, to Arlen Doyle and Renee Martinez Wilcox.... more

Nora Ann Gonzales, 72

Monte Vista resident Nora Ann Gonzales, 72, passed away April 12, 2017 ... more

Gerald Thomas “Tommy” Archuleta, 33

Center resident Gerald Thomas “Tommy” Archuleta, 33, passed away on April 10, 2017.... more

 

Marivel Chairez, 27

Fort Garland resident Marivel Chairez, 27, passed away on April 13, 2017.... more

 

Lillian Henningsen, 89

Longtime Valley resident Lillian Henningsen, 89, passed away on April 14, 2017... more

 

Ruth Wise, 90

Alamosa resident Ruth Wise, 90, passed away April 13, 2017. ... more

Lola Ann Ford, 90

Longtime Alamosa resident Lola Ann Ford, 90, passed away peacefully in Alamosa surrounded by her family on April 13, 2017.... more

 

Stefania Kulyk, 93

Monte Vista resident Stefania Kulyk, 93, passed away April 13, 2017. Arrangements are pending and will be announced through Romero Funeral Home of Monte Vista. ... more

 

Nora Ann Gonzales, 72

Monte Vista resident Nora Ann Gonzales, 72, passed away April 12, 2017. Arrangements are pending and will be announced through Romero Funeral Home of Monte Vista. ... more

Joseph Charles Atencio, 65

Alamosa resident Joseph Charles Atencio, 65, died March 28, 2017 at his home in Alamosa.... more

Maria Grimaldo, 63

Colorado Springs former San Luis resident Maria Grimaldo, 63, went to be with the Lord on March 31, 2017. ... more

Lisa Zetterquist Seegmiller, 41

Lisa Zetterquist Seegmiller returned home to her loving Heavenly Father Sunday, April 9, 2017 at Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs, CO.... more

 

Pending obituary for Gerald Thomas Archuleta, 33

Center resident Gerald Thomas Archuleta, 33, passed away on April 10, 2017.... more

Felicia Nichole Tafoya, 27

Felicia Nichole Tafoya, 27, passed away April 9, 2017 in Del Norte, Colorado.... more

 

Ellen Howard, 92

Ellen Howard, 92, died in Colorado Springs on March 31, 2017.... more

Vicente Eduardo Valdez, 64

La Jara resident Vicente Eduardo Valdez, 64, passed away April 6, 2017 at the Conejos County Hospital with his loving family by his side.... more

Antonio Ornelas Gutierrez, 75

Center resident Antonio Ornelas Gutierrez, 75, passed away April 6, 2017.... more

James Troy DeGolyer, 89

James Troy DeGolyer was born to William Grover DeGolyer and Clara Adella Shawcroft on July 2, 1927 in La Jara, Colorado... more

 

Antonio Ornelas-Gutierrez, 75

Center resident Antonio Ornelas-Gutierrez, 75, passed away April 6, 2017.... more

 

Clara V. Cortez, 93

Alamosa resident Clara V. Cortez, 93, passed away on April 4, 2017 in Alamosa, Colorado.... more

Sharon "Nadine" Smith, 72

Nadine was born in Pueblo, Colorado March 28th, 1945 to Billy and Betty Templeman.... more

Norman B. "Crash" Nash, Capt. USN, ret., 81

Norman B. "Crash" Nash, Capt. USN, ret., age 81, passed away in his sleep on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 from lung cancer.... more

 

Owen Leon McColm Jr., 66

Owen passed away March 25th 2017 in Fredericksburg, Va.... more

Lisa Marie Snyder, 46

Lisa Marie Snyder, 46, passed away on April 1, 2017.... more

Avelina “Roy” Romero, 72

Capulin resident Avelina “Roy” Romero, 72, passed away April 1, 2017 at the San Luis Care Center with her loving family be her side. ... more

Inez R. Vigil Serrano

Inez R. Vigil Serrano passed away on March 31, 2017. She was born on February 21, 1938 in San Luis, Colorado to Fermin Vigil and Beatrice Vigil.... more

 

Travis Charles Malouff, 42

Thornton resident and former Alamosa resident Travis Charles Malouff, 42, died in Denver, Colorado on April 3, 2017.... more

Joseph “Joe” Walter Langston, 68

Alamosa and La Junta resident Joseph “Joe” Walter Langston, 68, died at his home in Alamosa on March 31, 2017.... more

 

Leo Michael Montoya, 61

Leo Michael Montoya, 61, passed away March 31, 2017. ... more

 

Maria Grinaldo, 63

Former San Luis resident Maria Grinaldo, 63, passed away March 31, 2017.  Arrangements are pending and will be announced through Romero Funeral Home of San Luis.   ... more

Wanda Maday (Mogford) Kalana, 85

Hillsboro, Ore. —Wanda Maday (Mogford) Kalana, 85, Craig, died on March 24, 2017.... more

Verlin Floyd Rockey, 72

Verlin Floyd Rockey made his journey to be with his precious Lord and Savior Tuesday March 21, 2017 at Horizons Care Center in Eckert, CO. He was 72 years of age.... more

Albert William Bode, 84

Antonito resident Albert William Bode, 84, passed away March 28, 2017 at the San Luis Valley Regional Medical Center with his loving wife and family by his side. Albert was born on October 11, 1932 in Cincinnati, Ohio, the son of Albert H. Bode and Doroth... more

Clarance Leonard Candelaria, 55

Clarance Leonard Candelaria passed away on March 26, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. Clarance was born August 19, 1961 in Pueblo, Colorado. ... more

Georgia Helen Blaylock, 63

Del Norte resident Georgia Helen Blaylock passed away March 20, 2017 at Saint Mary Corwin Hospital in Pueblo, Colorado after a short illness.... more

 

Roy D Ratzlaff, 81

Roy D Ratzlaff (aka Sarge), 81, passed away March 20, 2017 at the Colorado State Veterans Center at Homelake, Colorado.... more

 

Sharron Lee McAlear, 77

Alamosa resident Sharron Lee McAlear, 77, died March 27, 2017 at the San Luis Care Center in Alamosa, in which she was a resident of more than eight years.... more

 

Lee A. Cary, 89

Lee A. Cary, 89, of Pueblo West, Colorado, passed away on March 24, 2017.... more

Encarnacion Herrera, 90

Chama resident Encarnacion Herrera, 90, passed away March 27, 2017 at the San Luis Valley Health Center with her loving family by her side... more

Elizabeth Jean Bushnell, 80

Elizabeth Jean Bushnell died March 25, 2017 in Salt Lake City, Utah. She suffered from severe dementia and multiple chronic diseases. She was eighty years old. ... more

Robert Thomas Anderson, 67

Born in Houston Tx. to parents Robert E. Anderson and Mary Francis Allen Anderson. He moved to Colorado in 2000 to retire near Fort Garland.... more

 

Lora Lexia Anderson Christensen, 99

Our loving mother, Lora Lexia Anderson Christensen died March 22, 2017, just two weeks from her 100th birthday.... more

Maria Irene Ermalinda Lujan, 81

Cremation was selected and a Memorial Celebration of Life Service will be held on April 1, 2017 at 10:00 am at the New Life Fellowship Church in Del Norte with interment at the Del Norte Cemetery.... more

Carl Archie Jack, 88

Lifelong valley resident Carl Archie Jack, 88, a loving father, grandfather, and great grandfather, departed this life on March 21, 2017 in Colorado Springs, CO.... more

Maria Pacheco, 77

Monte Vista resident Maria Pacheco, 77, passed away on March 22, 2017.... more

Petronilo Valdez, 73

Lifetime La Jara resident Petronilo Valdez, 73, passed away March 21, 2017 at his home.... more

 

Judy Lynell Remster, 70

Alamosa resident Judy Lynell Remster, 70, passed away March 17, 2017 at home, under hospice care, with her loving family by her side.... more

Patricio K. Aragon, 66

San Luis resident Patricio K. Aragon, 66, passed away March 16, 2017, one day short of his 67th birthday.... more

Silvestre Javier Castillo-Enriquez, 52

Alamosa resident Silvestre Javier Castillo-Enriquez, 52, passed away March 17, 2017 at his home under Hospice Care with his mother and siblings by his side.... more

Gerald Dean Langston, 84

Lifelong Alamosa resident Gerald Dean Langston, 84, passed away on March 18, 2017.... more

David Neil Cowan, Jr., 68

Longtime valley resident David Neil Cowan, Jr., 68, passed away on March 16, 2017. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday March 22, 2017 at the Calvary Bible Chapel in Alamosa.... more

 

Bertha Trujillo, 80

Alamosa resident Bertha Trujillo, 80, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at home on March 17, 2017. ... more

 

Verna Kay Clark Eyl, 71

Verna Kay Clark Eyl passed away quietly March 2nd, 2017, at the age of 71.... more

Dorothy Becker, 74

Longtime Alamosa resident Dorothy Becker, 74, died February 18, 2017 at the Sangre de Cristo Hospice in Pueblo.... more

 

Coy Glen Burk, 88

Coy Glen Burk, 88, passed away March 9, 2017 at his home in Monte Vista, Colorado. He was born January 8, 1929 in Monte Vista, Colorado to Herman and Ethel Entz Burk. ... more

Mary Jane Gallegos, 83

Longtime Alamosa resident Mary Jane Gallegos, 83, passed away peacefully at the San Luis Valley Health Regional Medical Center in Alamosa on March 11, 2017.... more

Raymond Martinez, 81

Our Dad, Raymond E. Martinez was born on August 16, 1935 in San Luis, Colorado.... more

Ernest E. Valdez, 93

San Luis resident Ernest E. Valdez, 93, passed away March 9, 2017 at the San Luis Care Center with his loving family by his side.... more

Raymond Salvador Medina, 80

Alamosa County resident Raymond Salvador Medina, 80, passed away on March 3, 2017. Raymond was born on May 19, 1936 in Center, Colorado to Bill and Eva Medina. ... more

 

James Hale, 55

South Fork, Colorado resident, James Hale, 55, passed away on March 5, 2017 at Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo, Colorado, with his loving family by his side. James was born on May 29, 1961 in Tucson, Arizona, the son of William Hale and Patricia Parkher... more

Berniece Ocean Buckingham Harrison, 81

Berniece Ocean Buckingham Harrison passed away February 24, 2017 in Alamosa, Colorado... more

Cecilia M. Stevens, 75

Cecilia M. Stevens, known to many in the Monte Vista Community as "Cece", passed away at her home in Monte Vista on March 4, 2017 at the age of 75.... more

 

Bobbie Joe Keeling, 76

Bobbie Joe Keeling (Bob) was born November 2, 1940, in Del Norte, Colorado and passed away February 25, 2017, at the Pueblo Veterans' Community Living Center.... more

Tom A. Garcia, 90

Center resident Tom A. Garcia, 90, affectionately known as Papo, passed away peacefully on March 2, 2017 at the San Luis Care Center with his loving family by his side.... more

Lilly Morrison, 102

Brighton resident Lilly Morrison, 102, passed away March 1, 2017.... more

Leroy Rue, 76

Del Norte resident Leroy Rue, 76, passed away March 2, 2017.... more

 

Celina R. Sisneros, 85

Denver resident Celina R. Sisneros, 85, passed away on February 28, 2017.... more

Beatrice Mae Garrison, 69

Beatrice Mae Garrison was born in Hettinger, ND to Donald and Leah Wagner on May 2, 1947 and passed away peacefully, losing her battle with cancer on February 23, 2017 in Tucson, AZ.... more

Mary Jane Robles, 73

Del Norte resident Mary Jane Robles, 73, passed away February 24, 2017 at her home with her loving family by her side. Mary Jane was born on July 13, 1943 in South Fork, Colorado, the daughter of Amarante Medina and Senida Martinez Medina.... more