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Kenneth “Ken” Ray Heide, 88

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 17th, 2017
Lifetime resident Kenneth "Ken" Ray Heide was born in Mosca, CO on July 7, 1928 and died on January 12, 2017 at Spanish Peaks Veteran's Center in Walsenburg, CO. He was the son of Roy J. Heide & Nettie Patton Heide.
He married LaVona Asay in Alamosa, CO in 1956 at the Seven Gables Methodist Church.
He is survived by
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Cirilo “Cy” Martinez May 18, 1932 - January 10, 2017

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 17th, 2017
Cirilo "Cy" Martinez, age 84, of Lakewood, Colorado passed away January 10, 2017. Cy is preceded in death by his father Samuel and his mother Eloisa Martinez. He survived by his wife of 57 years Carol, his children Kelly Martinez, Mareen (Wayne) Curdy, Colleen (Steve) Owens; Grandchildren Amanda (Patrick) Duran, Vicky (Brian) Ditallo, Cassandra Owens, Ben Stevens, Sam Martinez, Hillary
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Dennis Stone, 69

Posted: Saturday, Jan 14th, 2017
Dennis Marvin Stone, 69, passed away Friday, December 30, 2016 surrounded by his loving family in West Covina, California. Dennis was born June 10, 1947 to William and Ruth (Suazo) Stone in Alamosa, Colorado. He was the oldest of 5 children. Dennis attended Alamosa High School in the late 1960's before attending the military.
Dennis was in the Navy and
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Jay Timothy Wright, 59

Posted: Saturday, Jan 14th, 2017
Jay was born February 5, 1957 in Denver, Colorado and died January 6, 2017 at his home in Alamosa, Colorado. He was preceded in death by his mother Jean Wright and his father Richard (Dick) Wright. Jay is survived by his children and grandchildren: Steffani (Joe) Grande -- Lauryn and CJ; Brandon Wright, AJ and Clara; Randi (Kris) Asbell, Saige;
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Linda L. Spraitzer

Posted: Saturday, Jan 14th, 2017
Linda L. Spraitzer, 73, passed away January 1, 2017 at the Denver Hospice Lowry Campus. She was born October 12, 1943.
She was a native of the San Luis Valley. Linda attended grade school and high school in Center Colorado.
She attended college in Alamosa at Adams State University. After spending two years in California's Imperial Valley, she returned to
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Harvey Vernon "Sully" Sullivan, Jr., 83

Posted: Friday, Jan 13th, 2017
Hometown hero and lifelong resident of the San Luis Valley, Harvey Vernon Sullivan, Jr, 83, of Monte Vista, Colorado, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family and friends at the Rio Grande Hospital in Del Norte.
On July 9, 1933, Harvey was the first born child to Harvey Sullivan, Sr. and Mary Jane Ashbrook. He was raised by
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Diane “Honey” Cantu (Chacon), 61

Posted: Thursday, Jan 12th, 2017
Diane "Honey" Cantu (Chacon) died peacefully on January 7, 2017 in Aurora, CO after her long battle with ovarian cancer. She was 61.
Diane was born on October 21, 1955 to her parents, Guillermo and Olivama Chacon. She married Joaquin Cantu in 1975. The Cantu Family moved to Alamosa, CO where Diane owned the Music Man CD store. She
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Shelley Rae Raines Holman, 51

Posted: Thursday, Jan 12th, 2017
Shelley Rae Raines Holman, 51, longtime area resident of Ft. Morgan, lost her valiant fight with cancer Saturday, January 7, 2017 at her home surrounded by friends and family.
Shelley was born November 11, 1965 in Alamosa, CO to Harvey and Joyce (Barber) Holman. Shelley grew up in Sanford, CO where she graduated high school in 1984.
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Rose Marie Roybal, 85

Posted: Thursday, Jan 12th, 2017
Rose Marie Roybal, 85, of Greeley, died Thursday, January 5, 2017 at her home. She was born on June 20, 1931 in San Luis, Colorado to Ruben Sanchez and Crestina Trujillo.
Rose Marie was raised in San Luis with two sisters and one brother. She attended school in Ault when she moved there with her family. She
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Celestino Avelino Ruybal, 79

Posted: Thursday, Jan 12th, 2017
Salida, former Antonito resident Celestino Avelino Ruybal, passed away January 4, 2017 at his home in Salida, Colorado.
Celestino was born on September 2, 1937 in Pueblo, Colorado, the son of Sal Ruybal and Virginia Garcia. He was joined in marriage with Fannie Gaalaas and he served his country in the United States Navy and worked in the mining
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Roger Flint, 68

Posted: Thursday, Jan 12th, 2017
Monte Vista resident Roger Flint, 68, passed away January 9, 2017.  Arrangements are pending and will be announced through Romero Funeral Home of Monte Vista.
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Pauline Elizabeth Nielsen, 96

Posted: Wednesday, Jan 11th, 2017
Pauline Elizabeth Nielsen passed away Saturday January 7, 2017 in Del Norte, Colorado at 96 years old. Pauline was born October 31, 1920 in Monte Vista, Colorado to Thaddeus A. Elliott and Lena (Pfeiffer) Elliott. She married Richard Wade Nielsen from Center, Colorado on December 31, 1942 in Camp Livingston, Lousiana 3 months before he shipped out to Europe during
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Tristan Micah Williams, 28

Posted: Wednesday, Jan 11th, 2017
Tristan Micah Williams was born on February 9th 1988 in La Jara, Colorado. He passed away January 4th, 2017 in Colorado Springs.
His parents are Michael Ferman Williams and Sharon (Romero) Williams. He is the youngest of 4. He has 1 sister, Megan (Ryan) Mohatt of Westminster, Colorado. 2 Brothers, Farron (Apollonia) Williams of Aurora, Colorado and
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Angel Delph Martinez, 26

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 10th, 2017
Monte Vista resident Angel Delph Martinez, 26, passed away on January 4, 2017. Angel was a loving and caring person. He loved his dog Koda like his baby; he also loved Rashawn Aguilar, which was his adopted son that he was never able to have. He was a diehard Bronco fan; he loved going to Rockies and
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Eddie “Goog” Pacheco, 77

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 10th, 2017
Eddie "Goog" Pacheco peacefully passed away January 5, 2017 surrounded by his family at St. Anthony's Hospital in Lakewood CO at the age of 77. Eddie was a lifelong resident of Monte Vista, CO.
Eddie "Goog" is preceded in death by his birth mother, Leontina Lujan, his parents Antonio and Hortancia Pacheco, his brothers; Augustine Ross Pacheco and
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Leon Ross Roybal, 62

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 10th, 2017
Lifetime Monte Vista resident Leon Ross Roybal, 62, died January 6, 2017 at the San Luis Valley Health Regional Medical Center in Alamosa.
Leon was born in Monte Vista, Colorado on July 6, 1954 to Jose Flavio Roybal and Florence Marie Lovato Beatres. He married Margaret Ann Schneider in Monte Vista on November 15, 1996.
Leon worked for many
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Carmen Mary DeHerrera, 83

Posted: Friday, Jan 6th, 2017
San Luis resident Carmen Mary DeHerrera, passed away peacefully January 4, 2017 at her home under Hospice care with her loving family by her side. Carmen was born on November 4, 1933 in San Acacio, Colorado, the daughter of Adolfo Gardunio and Maria Garcia Gardunio. Carmen devoted her life to caring for her family. She was an active member of
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David Lloyd Oliver, 89

Posted: Friday, Jan 6th, 2017
David Lloyd Oliver, 89, passed away January 6, 2017 in Alamosa, Colorado. He was born November 22, 1927 in Center, Colorado to Fred and Maude Oliver. David married Mary Swinney and they raised four children together on the family farm in Center, Colorado.
David loved spending time with family, fishing, hunting, being outdoors and traveling with Mary. He was a
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Andrea Armstrong, 42

Posted: Friday, Jan 6th, 2017
Andrea Armstrong was born on May 24, 1974 in La Jara, Colorado. Her parents were Cordy Salazar and Jimmy Armstrong. She was raised by her aunt Avelina "Roy" Romero. She had one sister and four brothers and many others she was raised with whom she considered her siblings whom she loved all very much.
She graduated from Centauri in
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Celestino Ruybal, 79

Posted: Friday, Jan 6th, 2017
Las Mesitas resident Celestino Ruybal, 79, passed away January 4, 2017.  Arrangements are pending and will be announced through Romero Funeral Home of Alamosa.
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Noble Eugene “Gene” Kreps, 91

Modified: Thursday, Jan 5th, 2017
Noble Eugene "Gene" Kreps, 91, passed away January 3, 2017 at his home in Sanford. He was born August 2, 1925 at the W.H. Carter home in Sanford to Noble Ernest Clarence Kreps and Nora Oressa Carter Kreps. He was the second of three sons born to this union. Gene's older brother Bill and younger brother Kenneth
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Marie Elizabeth (Carr) Szkalak, 69

Posted: Thursday, Jan 5th, 2017
Former Alamosa educator and theater coach Marie Elizabeth (Carr) Szkalak, 69, passed away on November 28, 2016. Marie worked in the Alamosa School District for 32 years. She was loved by everyone in the community and her family.
She is survived by her sisters Shirley Mae (Carr) Thomas 63, Linda Louise (Carr) Muller 59, Briget Eileen (Carr) Sanfilippo
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Margaret Welch, 92

Posted: Thursday, Jan 5th, 2017
Alamosa resident Margaret Welch, 92, passed away January 3, 2017.  Arrangements are pending and will be announced through Romero Funeral Home of Alamosa.
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Andrea (Honkey) Armstrong, 42

Posted: Thursday, Jan 5th, 2017
Monte Vista resident Andrea (Honkey) Armstrong, 42, passed away December 31, 2016.  Arrangements are pending and will be announced through Romero Funeral Home of Monte Vista.
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Mary P. Cordova, 91

Posted: Wednesday, Jan 4th, 2017
Alamosa resident Mary P. Cordova, 91, passed away January 1, 2017 at the Evergreen Nursing Home in Alamosa. Mary was born on June 3, 1925 in San Pablo, CO the daughter of Atanacio Padilla and Lupita Esquibel Padilla. Mary was joined in marriage to Zacarias Cordova and together, they raised two sons and a daughter. She was a
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Myra Ann Aragon, 49

Posted: Wednesday, Jan 4th, 2017
Myra Ann Aragon was born to Alice and Manuel Aragon on July 30, 1967 in Alamosa, Colorado. She departed on December 29, 2016 in Denver, Colorado. She attended Sacred Heart Catholic School and graduated from Alamosa High School. Myra went on to graduate from Adams State University with degrees in Computer Science and Accounting. She loved
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Nina June Burgess, 84

Posted: Wednesday, Jan 4th, 2017
Former Bountiful resident, Nina J. Burgess passed away December 21, 2016, at her home in Flora Vista, N.M. Nina owned and operated the Bountiful Store for years. She was always willing to help those in need. Nina is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints.
Nina was born June 9, 1932 to Toliver and Minnie
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Margaret Lorraine (Spielman) Curtis, 91

Posted: Wednesday, Jan 4th, 2017
Margaret Lorraine (Spielman) Curtis passed away in the Hospice Unit of NCMC in Greeley, Colorado on January 1, 2017 as a result of ongoing health issues.
She was born on March 23, l925 in Woodland Park, Colorado to Arthur "Artie" Spielman and Mary Madaline (Morton) Spielman. She grew up in Woodland Park and attended school there completing her education
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Roxanne Erickson August 21, 1954 - December 27, 2016

Posted: Wednesday, Jan 4th, 2017
Roxanne Erickson, 62, died on December 27, 2016 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She was the manager of a halfway house in Alamosa for many years, where she was deeply loved by all who passed through.
She was born on August 21, 1954 in La Junta, Colorado to Ronald Dean and Doris Ann (Warren) Erickson, who preceded Roxanne in death.
Roxanne
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River David Chacon, 21

Posted: Wednesday, Jan 4th, 2017
The Lord called River David Chacon the morning of December 31, 2016. River was born on December 7, 1995 in Alamosa, Colorado, the son of Elipio Chacon Jr., and Erica Lucero-Lujan. He had an older sister Chastidy Chacon. River grew up in Romeo, Colorado, and he received his diploma from Centauri High School in May of 2016. River was a
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