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Leo Isaac Gallegos, 98

Posted: Thursday, Oct 30th, 2014
Leo Isaac Gallegos, 98 of San Luis, Co. went home to be with the Lord on October 27, 2014.
He was preceded in death by wife Alice and daughter Yvonne.
Leo is survived by daughters, Eulogia (Doug) Babcock, Catherine Miller and Loretta Gallegos, also survived by 16 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great grandchildren.
Memorial Service will be at
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Claude Oscar Bender, 91

Posted: Thursday, Oct 30th, 2014
Alamosa -- Alamosa resident Claude Oscar Bender, 91, passed away in his home the morning of October 28, 2014. He was born February 23, 1923 to Mahlon and Elizabeth Bender in Accident, Maryland. Claude married Viola Slabaugh on June 1, 1947 in Hartville, Ohio. He was a loving father and husband and lived many places throughout his very full life.
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Frank Murray, 83

Posted: Thursday, Oct 30th, 2014
Frank Murray passed away peacefully on Oct. 27, 2014, surrounded by family.
He was born in Schenectady, NY on April 4, 1931 to Richard & Agnes Murray, graduated from Nott Terrace High School in 1950 and served in the US Navy aboard the aircraft carrier USS Oriskany during the Korean War. He graduated from Hudson Valley Technical
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Juanita Viola Wallace Turner

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 29th, 2014
Alamosa, Juanita Viola Wallace Turner passed away October 27, 2014 at Evergreen Nursing Home in Alamosa. She had also been a resident of San Luis Care Center. Juanita and her sister Helen Crabtree moved to Alamosa in 1998 to be with Juanita's daughter and granddaughter.
Juanita Viola Wallace was born March 6, 1923in Artesia, New Mexico, the third
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Elizabeth G.”Lisa” Ulloa, 81

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 29th, 2014
Antonito resident Elizabeth G."Lisa" Ulloa, 81, passed away October 27, 2014 at her home. Lisa was born on May 26, 1933 in Lewiston, MN, the daughter of Linda Oevering and Florian Merchlewitz. Lisa was a loving, kind and caring wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin and friend who enjoyed volunteering at the Alamosa and La Jara
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Eloise Delore Hunter, 86

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 29th, 2014
Alamosa, Longtime Alamosa resident Eloise Delore Hunter, 86, passed away on October 25, 2014 in Alamosa, Colorado. She was born on July 3, 1928 in Logan, Oklahoma to George Wallace Brown and Velma Elizabeth Elston. Eloise married Robert Harry Hunter on May 28, 1944 in Taos, New Mexico. Eloise was a homemaker most of her life.
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Claude Oscar Bender, 91

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 29th, 2014
Alamosa -- Alamosa resident Claude Oscar Bender, 91, passed away in his home the morning of October 28, 2014. Rogers Family Mortuary of Alamosa is in care of arrangements.
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Anna Schimpf, 92

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 28th, 2014
Sanford resident Anna Schimpf, 92, passed away Saturday, October 18, 2014 at her daughter's home in Bagley, MN; surrounded by her loving family. Anna was born on May 22, 1922 in Capulin, Colorado, the daughter of Felix Ortiz and Rebecca Solano Ortiz. She was united in marriage to Walter F. Schimpf on February 17, 1946 in Capulin, Colorado. Anna worked
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Maria E. Lobato, 51

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 28th, 2014
Chama resident Maria E. Lobato, 51, passed away October 24, 2014 at her home in Chama, Colorado surrounded by her loving family. Maria was born on May 8, 1963 in Alamosa, Colorado, the daughter of Jose Lobato and Martha Mary Jane Chacon. Maria was a loving, kind and caring wife, mother, sister, aunt, cousin and friend who enjoyed being
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William “Bill” Hayes McKnight, 69

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 28th, 2014
William "Bill" Hayes McKnight, 69, died October 21, 2014 at his home in Tonganoxie, KS of cancer. Born July 5, 1945 (Excelsior Springs, MO), the son of Nelson Laverne McKnight and BillieJo McKnight (Elgin), Bill grew up in Colorado and Missouri. He graduated from North Kansas City High School in 1963 before joining the US Army. He spent 3 years in the
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Richard W. (Dick) Garris, 93

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 28th, 2014
Richard W. (Dick) Garris, born October 4, 1921 in La Jara, Colorado, son of Orla and Olive Garris, passed away on October 25, 2014. Dick was a World War II veteran where he served in the European theater as a First Lieutenant.
Returning home from the war, he met and then married Helen McKenzie on November 11, 1946. They
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Mauro “Yao” Griffin Aguilar, Jr.

Posted: Friday, Oct 24th, 2014
Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Mauro "Yao" Griffin Aguilar, Jr., on Tuesday, October 28, 2014, at 4:30 p.m. in the Buswell Chapel with Rev. Kenny Udumka officiating.
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Maria E. Lobato, 51

Posted: Friday, Oct 24th, 2014
Chama, Colorado resident Maria E. Lobato, 51, passed away on October 24, 2014. Arrangements are pending with Romero Funeral Home of San Luis.






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Joann Lora Grace Gomez Romero, 61

Posted: Friday, Oct 24th, 2014
Lafayette former Gomez resident Joann Lora Grace Gomez Romero, 61, passed away October 20, 2014. Joann was born on December 5, 1952 in Alamosa, Colorado, the daughter of Matthew Gomez and Josephine Benavidez Gomez. She worked as a seamstress all her life. Joann was a loving, kind and caring mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin and friend who enjoyed crocheting,
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Cecilia M. “Cece” Valdez, 80

Posted: Friday, Oct 24th, 2014
Longtime Capulin resident Cecilia M. "Cece" Valdez, 80, passed away October 22, 2014 at her home under Hospice Care surrounded by her loving family. Cece was born on May 15, 1934 in Capulin, Colorado, the daughter of Sabino Marquez and Sofia Luisa Vigil Marquez. She was united in marriage to Alfonso L. Valdez on January 12, 1953. Cece was a
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Mary L. Martinez, 99

Posted: Friday, Oct 24th, 2014
Monte Vista resident Mary L. Martinez, 99, went home October 21, 2014 at the San Luis Valley Health Regional Medical Center in Alamosa.
Mary was born in Seven Mile Plaza to Juan and Vera Espinosa Lujan. She married Fermin Martinez in 1938 and he preceded her in death in 1988.
Mary was a homemaker and loved her children, grandchildren
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Ronnie Dean Elliott, 71

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 22nd, 2014
The world lost a beautiful man and a kind soul with the sudden passing of Ronnie Dean Elliott on October 19, 2014. On the bright side, Heaven's football team gained an outstanding coach.
Ronnie was born in Amarillo, Texas on September 3, 1943 to Alfred Glen and Pauline Elliott.
His family moved to Monte Vista in 1958 where Ronnie
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Jade Lindsay Wheeler, 29

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 21st, 2014
Salida resident Jade Lindsay Wheeler, 29, passed away on October 13, 2014 at Swedish Medical Center in Englewood.

Jade was born in Huron, South Dakota to Pamela Horn.

She attended schools in the San Luis Valley and had training as a Parole Officer. She later earned her Certified Nurse's Aide certification and most
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Teofilo “Toby” Madrid, 81

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 21st, 2014
Antonito resident Teofilo "Toby" Madrid, 81, passed away October 20, 2014 at the Rio Grande Inn Nursing Home surrounded by his loving family. Toby was born on July 8, 1933 in Mogote, Colorado the son of Vincent Madrid and Margarita Madril Madrid.
Toby was a Veteran of the United States Marine Corps and served during the Korean War. He
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Obed Cordova, 82

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 21st, 2014
Alamosa, Colorado resident Obed Cordova, 82, passed away October 19, 2014 at the Colorado State Veteran's Center in Homelake, Colorado. Obed was born on January 26, 1932 in Alamosa, CO, the son of Juan Cordova and Rupertita Trujillo Cordova.
Obed was in the United States Army and a Veteran of the Korean War.
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Ronnie Dean Elliott, 71

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 21st, 2014
Alamosa, Longtime Monte Vista resident Ronnie Dean Elliott, 71, passed away on October 19, 2014. A Prayer Service will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday October 22, 2014 at the Rogers Family Mortuary in Monte Vista. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday October 23, 2014 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Monte
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Lucille L. Loser, 94

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 21st, 2014
Alamosa resident and former Monte Vista resident Lucille L. Loser, 94, passed away October 18, 2014 at the Evergreen Nursing Home in Alamosa.
Cremation was chosen and private family services will be held. Rogers Family Mortuary of Alamosa is in care of the arrangements.
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Anna Schimpf, 93

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 21st, 2014
Sanford, Colorado resident Anna Schimpf, 93, passed away at her daughter's home in Bagley, MN.  Arrangements are pending with Cease's Family Funeral Home in Bagley, MN and Romero Funeral Home of Alamosa.
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Joan Romero, 62

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 21st, 2014
Gomez resident Joan Romero, 62, passed away on October 20, 2014. Arrangements are pending with Romero Funeral Home of Alamosa.
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