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In Reminiscence

Posted: Thursday, Feb 23rd, 2017
There is a point in time when life stops giving and starts taking and such was the case with David Joseph Herrera, his life was taken on November 1, 2016. Dave was born February 24, 1957. Dave graduated from Antonito High School in 1976. He was very resourceful, diligent, kind and generous to those he befriended. Dave
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Nellie Martinez, 86

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 22nd, 2017
Longtime Monte Vista resident Nellie Martinez, 86, passed away peacefully at her home in Del Norte, under hospice care and surrounded by her family on February 19, 2017.
Nellie was born in Rio Los Pinos, New Mexico on October 26, 1930, the proud daughter of Manuel de Atocha Lucero and Carlota Velasquez Lucero. She married her sweetheart
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Raymond Gregory Slane, 78

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 22nd, 2017
Hooper resident Raymond Gregory Slane, 78, passed away February 17, 2017 at the Veteran's Hospital in Denver with his loving family by his side. Raymond was born on November 18, 1938 in Del Norte, Colorado, the son of Hugh Slane and Frances Mishak Slane. Raymond was a Veteran of the United States Navy and served during the Korean Conflict. Once
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Frances Marie Smith, 94

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 22nd, 2017
Alamosa resident Frances Marie Smith, 94, passed away February 18, 2017 at the San Luis Care Center. Frances was born on June 7, 1922 in Sugar Grove, Pennsylvania, the daughter of George Haight and Mable Woodside Haight. Frances was united in marriage to Sherwood D. Smith on April 1, 1943. The two shared a long and happy union until his
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Silviano J. “Shorty” Atencio, 92

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 22nd, 2017
Antonito resident Silviano J. "Shorty" Atencio, 92, passed away on February 20, 2017 at the Evergreen Nursing Home in Alamosa.
Shorty was born on July 23, 1924 in San Antonio, Colorado to Zacarias and Manuelita Atencio. He was united in marriage to Lillie Casias in Taos, New Mexico and they had a joyous union until her passing.
Shorty worked
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Dorothy Becker, 74

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 21st, 2017
Longtime Alamosa resident Dorothy Becker, 74, died February 18, 2017 at the Sangre de Cristo Hospice in Pueblo.
Cremation was chosen and a Memorial Service will be held at a later date in March.Rogers Family Mortuary of Alamosa is in care of the arrangements. To leave online condolences, remarks and tributes, please visit www.RogersFunerals.com
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Marisa E. Wilson

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 21st, 2017
Alamosa resident Marisa Esperanza Wilson, 19, passed away too soon on February 15, 2017. Marisa was welcomed into the world on August 1, 1997 in Alamosa, Colorado the daughter of Rena Wilson. Marisa was a loving, happy and outgoing daughter, mother, sister, aunt, cousin and friend who loved singing, drawing, listening to music and spending as much time as she
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Patricia Lucille Bell, 65

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 21st, 2017
Patricia Lucille Bell, 65, of Evans, passed away on 2/15/2017. She was born to Alton and Violet (McClendon) Sheldon on 8/29/1951 in Omaha, Nebraska.
Patricia will be remembered for her outgoing, compassionate and "Spunky" personality. She loved and enjoyed NASCAR.
Patricia is survived by her children, Tina (Bill) Stanfield, Mike (Amy) Carter; grandchildren, David Sheldon, Jessie and
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Ronnie L. Vigil, 28

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 21st, 2017
Former Alamosa resident, Ronnie Lloyd Vigil Jr., passed away on February 16, 2017, in Greeley, Colorado.  Ronnie was born December 1, 1988 in Alamosa, Colorado to Ronnie Vigil and Antoinette Rael.  Ronnie attended Alamosa schools into his freshman year.  He later returned to Alamosa and received his GED from Trinidad State Jr College.  Ronnie did many different jobs throughout his
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Nellie Martinez, 86

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 21st, 2017
Longtime Monte Vista resident Nellie Martinez, 86, passed away peacefully at her home in Del Norte, under hospice care and surrounded by her family on February 19, 2017.
Memorial Services are pending and will be announced through Rogers Family Mortuary of Monte Vista. To leave online condolences, remarks anad tributes for Nellie's family, please visit www.RogersFunerals.com
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Frances Marie Smith, 94

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 21st, 2017
Alamosa resident Frances Marie Smith, 94, passed away  February 18, 2017.  Arrangements are pending and will be announced through Romero Funeral Home of Alamosa.
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Raymond Gregory Slane, 78

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 21st, 2017
Center resident Raymond Gregory Slane, 78, passed away February 17, 2017.  Arrangements are pending and will be announced through Romero Funeral Home of Monte Vista.  
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Silviano Atencio, 93

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 21st, 2017
Alamosa resident Silviano Atencio, 93, passed away February 20, 2017.  Arrangements are pending and will be announced through Romero Funeral Home of Alamosa.  
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Pedro (Pete) Martinez 100

Posted: Saturday, Feb 18th, 2017
Pedro (Pete) Martinez, 100, La Jara, born Oct.13, 1916 in Las Sauses, Colorado, finished his earthly journey on Feb. 16, 2017. Pete was the oldest child of Felipe Santiago Martinez and Maclovia Naranjo Martinez. The Martinez's were among the first settlers of the San Luis Valley having come into Colorado during the mid 1800's. On Sept. 16, 1946 Pete
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Gary D. Schofield, 67

Posted: Saturday, Feb 18th, 2017
Alamosa resident Gary D. Schofield, 67, passed away February 16, 2017. Arrangements are pending and will be announced through Romero Funeral Home of Alamosa. 
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Marisa Wilson, 20

Posted: Saturday, Feb 18th, 2017
Alamosa resident Marisa Wilson, 20, passed away February 15, 2017. Arrangements are pending and will be announced through Romero Funeral Home of Alamosa.
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Ronnie Vigil, 28

Posted: Saturday, Feb 18th, 2017
Alamosa resident Ronnie Vigil, 28, passed away February 16, 2017. Arrangements are pending and will be announced through Romero Funeral Home of Alamosa.
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Sally Ann Wright, 69

Posted: Saturday, Feb 18th, 2017
Sally Ann Wright, 69, passed away February 15, 2017 at St. Thomas Moore Hospital in Canon City, Colorado. She was born March 20, 1947 in Alamosa, Colorado to Ben and Lula Florence Johnson.
Sally married Ivan Wright, Sr in 1965, and they raised three sons together. She owned and operated Monte Frame and Art Gallery. She also enjoyed needlepoint and
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Yvonne Gay Elgin, 73

Posted: Friday, Feb 17th, 2017
Yvonne Gay Elgin, 73, passed away February 15, 2017 at her home in Monte Vista, CO. She was born January 12, 11944 in Ouray, CO to Andrew and Rachael Bassett.
Yvonne was a homemaker and spent many hours volunteering her services to children. She was named Volunteer of the Year in 1983 and given a certificate of appreciation by Governor
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Mildred Grace (Anderson) Keck

Posted: Friday, Feb 17th, 2017
Mildred Grace (Millie) Keck, a former long-time resident of Center, Colorado, passed away peacefully the afternoon of February 13, 2017 at her home in Phoenix, Arizona. She was 98. Millie was a wonderful caring wife, sister, aunt, great aunt, great-great aunt, great-great-great aunt and friend.
Millie was born August 1, 1918 in Monte Vista, Colorado to
Oscar Edward
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Pete Martinez, 100

Posted: Friday, Feb 17th, 2017
La Jara resident Pete Martinez, 100, passed away February 16, 2017.  Arrangements are pending and will be announced through Romero Funeral Home of Alamosa.
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Phyllis Gillson, Music Educator

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 14th, 2017
Phyllis L. Gillson was born Phyllis Anderson on November 6, 1925 in Kossuth County, Iowa. She graduated from Swea City, "Iowa" High School, in 1943. Mrs. Gillson received a B.A. degree from Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, Minnesota in 1946. She taught music at Gibbon, MN High School 1946-1949. Phyllis then headed for Chicago and received
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Holbert “Hal” Helmstetler, 84

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 14th, 2017
South Fork resident Holbert "Hal" Helmstetler, passed away on February 12, 2017 at his home in South Fork at the age of 84. He was born in Olustee, Oklahoma on July 28, 1932 to Charles Helmstetler and Nora Hall Helmstetler.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Loydene Ward Helmstetler, Daughter Lynn (Bob) Hollan, son, Keith (Becki)
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Ken Heide

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 14th, 2017
MOSCA -- A memorial service will be held for Ken Heide on Sunday, February 19, at 2 p.m. at the Sangre de Cristo School building, Colorado Highway 17 and the 7 Mile.
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John Allen Hollmer, 55

Posted: Friday, Feb 10th, 2017
John Allen Hollmer, 55, of Crestone, passed away at home on February 6th, 2017.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 pm on February 11th, 2017 at the Baptist church in Crestone, Colorado. 
John was born in Del Norte, Colorado to Patricia Hollmer Stoops and James Hollmer on January 5th, 1962.  He went to school in Cañon City.  He
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Marjorie Marie Kitch, 90

Posted: Friday, Feb 10th, 2017
Marjorie Marie Kitch, long time Alamosa resident, formerly of Longmont, went to sleep on February 7, 2017, joining her husband in rest until the Lord's return. She was 90 years young.
Marjorie was born on July 7, 1926 in Sacramento, California to George Clay and Dolly Ruth Ferrell. Marjorie married Russell Kitch in 1948. For 64 years, they shared
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Trenton Mason Stanley Maddux, 25

Posted: Friday, Feb 10th, 2017
Trenton Mason Stanley Maddux, 25, died Sunday, Feb. 5, in a snowmobiling accident in Beaver Meadows, Bayfield, Colo. Trent was with a group of friends when the accident occurred near Bayfield. An avid sportsman, Trent loved snowmobiling, motorcycle racing, hunting and fishing.
Born in La Mesa, Calif., Trent moved to Colorado in 1996 and lived with his grandparents, Stanley and
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