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Clive Lemuel Edgar, 79

Posted: Thursday, Jul 2nd, 2015
Longtime Conejos County resident Clive Lemuel Edgar, 79, passed away peacefully June 30, 2015 at his home in Sanford, Colorado surrounded by his loving family and under hospice care.
Clive was born in Manassa, Colorado the son of Travis and Vivian King Edgar. He married Virginia Lee Anderson on September 1, 1952 in Taos, New Mexico and their marriage
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JoAnn Parker Wood, 72

Posted: Thursday, Jul 2nd, 2015
JoAnn Parker Wood, age 72, passed away after a long battle with cancer on June 26, 2015.
She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend.
JoAnn was born on March 12, 1943 to Elwin and Stella Carter Parker in Manassa, Colorado at the home of Grandpa Ben and Grandma Emma Parker.
JoAnn is survived by her children,
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Rose and Felix Taylor

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 1st, 2015
Rose and Felix Taylor are delighting in the presence of the Lord following their passing on June 26, 2015.
Felix was born on May 1, 1929 in San Francisco, CO to Anastacio and Beatrice (Mondragon) Taylor. Rose, the daughter of Daniel and Catherine (McCaw) McMullen was born on March 24, 1931 in Port Bradden, Ireland.
Felix was a veteran of
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Jean Mickelsen, 77

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 30th, 2015
Jean Mickelsen lest us on June 27, 2015. Born Edith Jean Cowan to Edith Viola (Giger) and David Neil Cowan, Sr. on November 23, 1937 in Emporia, Kansas. The family moved to San Luis Valley in Colorado when she was 8. She spent the last several years in Harrison, Arkansas.
Jean was preceded in death by her mother, father
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Virgil Herman Turpin, 91

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 30th, 2015
Alamosa, Longtime Alamosa resident Virgil Herman Turpin, 91, passed away at The Bridge in Alamosa on June 27, 2015. Virgil was born to James and Lola Turpin on January 12, 1924. He married Imogene Nuccum and spent many happy years together and raised three wonderful children.
Virgil worked as a Railway Engineer for the better part of his
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Patrick Salazar, 87

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 30th, 2015
Life-long La Jara resident Patrick Salazar, 87, passed away peacefully on June 25, 2015 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Patrick was born on March 2, 1928 in Los Sauces, Colorado, the son of Fermina Olguin Salazar and Miguel Antonio Salazar.
Patrick is remembered for many things, one being his Christmas spirit. Many people throughout the
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Lena K. Teem, 83

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 30th, 2015
Alamosa resident Lena K. Teem, 83, passed away peacefully in Alamosa on June 27, 2015.
Lena was born in Mosca, Colorado on December 22, 1931, where her family settled from their migration from Germany to farm. Lena married Robert L. Teem in Taos, New Mexico on May 3, 1952. They enjoyed 49 years together until his death in
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Carolyn Dulce Chrisman, 71

Posted: Friday, Jun 26th, 2015
Carolyn Dulce Chrisman, 71 years old and a resident of Hooper, CO died June 23, 2015.
She is survived by her loving husband of 54 years Gene Chrisman also from Hooper, CO; daughter Cassandra (Candy) Chrisman of Hooper, CO; Anna (Cherie) Gaal and husband, Sandrew of Stockton, CA and Donald Chrisman and wife Alisa of Colorado Springs, CO.
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Janet Ray Black, 70

Posted: Friday, Jun 26th, 2015
Janet Ray Black left her earthly home on Wednesday June 24, 20 15. She was born August 15, 1944 to Ray and Violet Black. Janet and her family farmed in Maxeyville for many years before selling out and moving into Monte Vista. She was a devoted daughter and took care of both of her parents. After her mother's death from
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Patrick Salazar, 87

Posted: Friday, Jun 26th, 2015
La Jara resident Patrick Salazar, 87, passed away on June 25, 2015. Arrangements are pending with Romero Funeral Home of Alamosa.
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Corinne E. Pleasant, 80

Modified: Friday, Jun 26th, 2015
Corinne Elizabeth Pleasant, longtime resident of Monte Vista, Colorado died June 19, 2015 in Alamosa, Colorado.
She was born September 25, 1934 to Earl D. Heenan and Hazel H. (Jobson) Heenan in Mountain Home, Arkansas.
She married Wylo R. Pleasant in Mountain Home and shortly thereafter they moved to Monte Vista, and started the family business, Pleasant Western Lumber.
Corinne
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Precilla Naomi Archuleta, 67

Posted: Friday, Jun 26th, 2015
Alamosa, Alamosa resident Precilla Naomi Archuleta, 67, passed away on June 25, 2015. Arrangements are pending and will be announced through Rogers Family Mortuary in Alamosa.
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Oscar Pena, 77

Posted: Thursday, Jun 25th, 2015
On June 8, 2015 Oscar Pena, 77, passed away. He was born in Redford, Texas on March 8, 1938.
He was the youngest of thirteen siblings. He grew up ranching and farming and enjoyed the outdoors. He also loved horses and would always be looking forward to the horse races. He was always ready to go on
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George Kelley Skeff, 75

Posted: Thursday, Jun 25th, 2015
ALAMOSA--Longtime Center resident and former Denver resident George Kelley Skeff, 75, died June 23, 2015 in Center, Colorado.
George was born January 25, 1940 in Center, Colorado to Kelley H. and Margaret Sawaya Skeff. He was a Certified Public Accountant. For ten years he worked for the Internal Revenue Service in Denver, Colorado and then started his own
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Mary E. Sanchez, 84

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 23rd, 2015
Mary E. Sanchez, age 84 of Salida, passed away May 18, 2015 at the Bridge in Colorado Springs, CO. She was born October 22, 1930 in Alamosa, Colorado to Eloy Madril and Mary (Newton) Madril.
She graduated from Alamosa High and then moved to Pueblo, Colorado and enrolled at nursing school to begin her career in nursing. She
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Leontina Leonarda Archuleta, 100

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 23rd, 2015
Service time for the memorial service for Leontina Leonarda Archuleta, 100, of Poulsbo, Washington and Alamosa, Colorado will be 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 27, 2015 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Alamosa, CO. Interment will be held at the La Jara Cemetery. A rosary will be said at the Enchanted Garden at 6820 Red Wing Lane in Alamosa, CO
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Lela Sandoval, 88

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 23rd, 2015
Pueblo, former Alamosa resident Lela Sandoval, 88, passed away June 21, 2015 at the University Park Care Center surrounded by her loving family. Lela was born on December 7, 1926 in Alamosa, Colorado, the daughter of Max Espinoza and Soylita Garcia Espinoza. Lela was a member of the Catholic Daughters Society for many years. Lela was a dedicated, kind, caring
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Jose Rafael Nieves-Maldonado a.k.a “Ralph”, 55

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 23rd, 2015
Jose Rafael Nieves-Maldonado a.k.a "Ralph" was born February 26, 1960 in San Juan Puerto Rico to Maria Dolores Rosado. He was raised in San Jose, California and lived there until 1995 when he moved to Alamosa, CO. He moved to Coeur d'alene, Idaho to be with his daughter and extended family due to poor health six years ago.
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Janice Smithburg Espinoza, 59

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 23rd, 2015
Janice Mae Espinoza left her earthly body on June 19, 2015 in Lakewood, Colorado at the age of 59 years.  She died peacefully with family at her side.  Jan was born on January 1, 1956 in Eads, Colorado.  She was the fourth child of Harold and Margaret Smithburg.  Jan was the wife of Noah Espinoza, of Monte Vista, Colorado.
Jan
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Ernest Geno Romero, 53

Modified: Tuesday, Jun 23rd, 2015
Alamosa, Alamosa resident Ernest Geno Romero, 53, passed away on June 20, 2015. He was born April 12, 1962 to Virginia Velasquez and Ernest Romero Sr. Later in life he married Maxine Duran whom he spent the rest of his life with.
Ernest always lived his life to the fullest and truly loved every minute of it. He
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Mitchell Lee “Mitch” Vondrak, 59

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 23rd, 2015
Romeo Resident Mitchell Lee "Mitch" Vondrak, 59, passed away June 20, 2015 at the Rio Grande Inn in La Jara surrounded by his loving family. Mitch was born on June 16, 1956 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the son of Mitchell and Viola Vondrak. He worked in management at the Conejos River Ranch. On June 22, 2008, Mitch was joined
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John Jesus Medina, 81

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 23rd, 2015
Capulin Resident John Jesus Medina, 81, passed away June 20, 2015 at the Colorado State Veterans Nursing Home in Walsenburg surrounded by his loving family. John was born on October 31, 1933 in Capulin, Colorado the son of Juan B. Medina and Herminia Barela Medina. John was a Veteran and retired from the United States Navy after serving twenty
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Phyllis Lorraine Phillips, 96

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 23rd, 2015
Phyllis Lorraine Phillips, a resident of Rio Rancho, New Mexico completed her journey on this earth on November 24, 2014 at the beautiful age of 96. A grave side internment service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday June 27, 2015 at the Monte Vista Cemetery in Monte Vista. Rogers Family Mortuary is in care of the
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Lela Sandoval, 88

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 23rd, 2015
Alamosa resident Lela Sandoval, 88, passed away on June 21, 2015. Arrangements are pending with Romero Funeral Home of Alamosa.
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Corinne Pleasant

Posted: Friday, Jun 19th, 2015
ALAMOSA, Longtime Monte Vista resident Corinne Pleasant, 80, passed away on June 19, 2015 in Alamosa. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday June 23, 2015 at the Church of Christ in Monte Vista. Interment will follow services in the Monte Vista Cemetery. Rogers Family Mortuary is in care of the arrangements.
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Violet May Curtis Freel

Posted: Friday, Jun 19th, 2015

Violet May Curtis Freel was born in Canon City, Colorado on December 30, 1931 to Helen Elizabeth Walby and Fred Victor Curtis. She went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 17, 2015.
Violet spent the first part of her childhood in Guffy, Colorado, and moved to the San Luis Valley in February of 1945,
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Leontina Leonarda Archuleta

Posted: Friday, Jun 19th, 2015
Leontina Leonarda Archuleta, 100, of Poulsbo, Washington and Alamosa, Colorado passed away on December 19, 2014. She was born in Los Pinos, New Mexico to Cirilo and Urcinia Lucero on December 10, 1914. She married Benito Archuleta on April 6, 1931.
She spent many years as a homemaker and mother. Later in life, she worked as a
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Elvin LeRoy Guthrie

Posted: Friday, Jun 19th, 2015
Elvin LeRoy Guthrie, 95 of Pueblo passed away June 13, 2015.
LeRoy had a long well lived life. He was a Pearl Harbor survivor and a devoted husband and father.
LeRoy was well liked by those who knew him. He enjoyed the great outdoors and loved to fish, hunt, camp, and work with his horses. Great times were
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Chad Eugene Howard

Posted: Friday, Jun 19th, 2015
Chad Eugene Howard, 43, passed away June 2, 2015 in Battleground, WA. He was born April 16, 1972 in Monte Vista, CO. Cremation was chosen and a Celebration of Life Memorial was held on Friday, June 12 in Battleground. He was a kind and gentle soul, and was fondly known as a "go to" guy that would help anyone in
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Adelmo Kaber, 85

Posted: Friday, Jun 19th, 2015
Alamosa former San Luis resident Adelmo Kaber, 85, passed away June 14, 2015 at the Evergreen Nursing Home in Alamosa. Adelmo was born on October 6, 1929 in San Pedro, Colorado, the son of Charles K. Lucero and Rumaldita Lovato Lucero. Adelmo was a kind, caring and loving father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin and friend who enjoyed fishing, hunting, dancing,
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Violet May Freel, 83

Posted: Friday, Jun 19th, 2015
Hooper- Violet May Freel, 83, passed away on June 17, 2015. Arrangements are in care of Rogers Family Mortuary of Alamosa and services will be announced at a later date.
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