George William Woodard, 79
ALAMOSA — George William Woodard died at his home on May 22, 2007. He was born in the Del Norte, Colo. Hospital on March 26, 1928 to Raymond George Woodard and Mary Garvin Woodard. He grew up in Saguache on the Woodard cattle and sheep ranch.
George attended school in Saguache until his sophomore year and then entered New Mexico Military Institute. He graduated from the institute holding the rank of cadet colonel and was the regiment commander.
After finishing his last two years of college at the University of Colorado he went directly into the army as a second lieutenant in the armored cavalry. He was sent to Korea in 1951 and served as a tank platoon leader in Company C. 64th Tank Battalion as a First Lieutenant for one year. He received an honorable discharge when he returned to the states.
George received law degrees fron the University of Colorado and Louisiana State University. He practiced law in Shreveport, La. for two years before returing to Colorado in 1958 and entering the firm of Moses and DeSouchet. He went into solo practice in 1962 and retired in 1985.
He served on many boards in Alamosa and was elected a State Representative in 1968. George served on the Board of Trustees of the State Colleges in Colorado, Adams State Foundation board and was a Water Court referee. He taught water classes at Adams State.
He is survived by his wife Ketha, two children Diane Elaine Woodard and George W. Woodard II, and two sisters Janet Bilderbeck and Marjorie Evans.
A community memorial service will be held at the Leon Memorial Auditorium at Adams State College Fri., June 1, 2007 at 1:30 p.m. Contributions in memory of George may be made to the Adams State Foundation for the John and George Woodard Scholarship Fund.
Arrangements are in care of Rogers Family Mortuary in Alamosa, Colo.
John Dixon Andre, 94
ALAMOSA — Alamosa, Colo. resident John Dixon Andre, 94, died May 28, 2007 at his home.
John was born March 19, 1913 in Boulder, Colo. the son of John Owen and Mary Alice Dixon Andre. He married his wife Grace Isabelle Hively who survives in the family home.
John worked for 37 years in the meter department for the Public Service Company. He retired as Captain from the Alamosa Fire Department, and was a member of the Alamosa B.P.O.E. #1297.
His hobbies were fishing, hunting, and gardening.
He is survived by his wife Grace Andre of Alamosa; his children John E. (Dorothy) Andre of Salida, Colo., Robert O. (Wilma) Andre of Longmont, Colo., Howard L. Andre of Longmont, Charlene (Ron) Green of Alamosa, and Bertie L. (Travis) Smith of Alamosa; sisters Margaret Watson of Boulder, Colo., Elizabeth Kemp of San Mateo, Calif., and Frances Owens of Delta, Colo., as well as six great-grandchildren.
His father and mother, and his sisters, Annetta Durward and Mabel Thomas all preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sat., June 2, 2007 at the First United Methodist Church in Alamosa. Interment will follow services in the Alamosa Cemetery. Contributions are suggested to the Charity of the Donor’s Choice and may be sent to the funeral home office.
Rogers Family Mortuary of Alamosa is in care of the arrangements.
Douglas Robert Jones, 38
DENVER — Douglas Robert Jones, age 38, of Denver, Colo. died May 26, 2007. Doug was born July 30, 1968 in Aspen, Colo. He graduated from Monte Vista High School in 1986. He attended Colorado Institute of Art, Arizona Motorcycle College, and graduated from Southeastern Junior College. Doug married Angela Michelle Courtad on Sept., 25, 2004. He owned Fresh Shade, Inc.
Doug is survived by his wife Angela and their dogs Maguire and Franklin; parents Clyde and Janys Jones of Monte Vista, Colo.,; siblings Art (Vicki), Cheryl (Neil) Jones-Seneff of Monte Vista, Cherie (Gary) Muller of Littleton, Colo., and Jere (Robin), Kenny of Monte Vista; along with 12 nieces and nephews and 4 great nieces and nephews. He was blessed with many dear friends.
He loved the outdoors including camping and snowboarding but his greatest love was riding his Harley.
His celebration of life will be on Fri., June 1, 2007 at 11 a.m. at Evergreen Memorial Park (www.EvergreenMemorialPark.com). A memorial will also be held on June 9 at 10 a.m. at the Calvary Baptist Church in Monte Vista.
The family suggests memorial contributions to Doug Jones Benefit at any Compass Bank.
Friends and family can share their thoughts at www.Legacy.com.
Loraine Westbrook, 64
ALAMOSA — Alamosa, Colo. resident Loraine Westbrook, 64, died May 26, 2007 at her home.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Sat., June 2, 2007 at the First United Methodist Church in Alamosa.
A full obituary notice will be published in the Valley Courier through Rogers Family Mortuary of Alamosa who is in care of the arrangements.