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Kevin Lee Murray, 52

Posted: Friday, Apr 17th, 2015
Kevin Lee Murray, 52, passed away unexpectedly on April 14, 2015 in Monte Vista. Kevin was born in Torrance, California on February 10, 1963, one of five children to William and Barbara Burch Murray.
Kevin worked for many years in Carpet Laying, was a restaurant cook for much of his working life and most recently was a
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George Andy Kingery, Sr, 93

Posted: Friday, Apr 17th, 2015
George Andy Kingery, Sr, 93, passed away on April 17, 2015 at the Colorado State Veterans Center at Homelake.
Cremation was chosen and Memorial Services will be held announced at a later date.
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Mary Mattie Waldron, 86

Posted: Friday, Apr 17th, 2015
Alamosa, Antonito resident Mary Mattie Waldron, 86, passed away at the San Luis Care Center in Alamosa on April 16, 2015. A viewing will be held at Fox Creek branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on April 21 from 10:00 to 10:45 with the funeral service starting at 11:00. A full obituary will follow at
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Willis Duane (Pete) Landes, 74

Posted: Friday, Apr 17th, 2015
Willis Duane (Pete) Landes, 74, of Zephyrhills, FL retired farmer and mechanic who worked with his hands and God's creation, loving father, husband, grand-father and great-grand-father died peacefully Saturday, April 4, 2015 of natural causes at the Zephyrhills Health and Rehab Center.
Duane was born August 18, 1940 to Willis Henry and Merna Dorothy (Hodson) Landes, in Monte Vista,
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Anita Phillis Garcia, 58

Posted: Friday, Apr 17th, 2015
Anita Phillis Garcia 58, of Monte Vista, Colorado passed away on April 14, 2015 at the Rio Grande County Hospital in Del Norte, Colorado. She was born September 20, 1956 in Del Norte, Colorado to Claudio and Vertina (Gonzales) Trujillo.
Family was very important to Anita and she loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. She loved her
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Maria Dolores Rodriguez-Taylor, 64

Posted: Friday, Apr 17th, 2015
San Luis resident Maria Dolores Rodriguez-Taylor, 64, passed away April 15, 2015 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Maria was born on February 18, 1951 in Manhattan, New York, the daughter of Rafael Eugenio Rodriguez and Maria Isabelle Borges-Rodriguez. Maria was a wonderful, caring and loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin and friend who enjoyed crocheting, watching
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Larrey Herman Schroeder, 78

Posted: Friday, Apr 17th, 2015
Homelake, Longtime Monte Vista resident Larrey Herman Schroeder, 78, passed away on April 16, 2015. Arrangements are pending and will be announced through Rogers Family Mortuary in Monte Vista.
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Kenneth Linnemann Hansen, 82

Posted: Friday, Apr 17th, 2015
Alamosa, Monte Vista resident Kenneth Linnemann Hansen, 82, passed away on April 15, 2015 at the San Luis Care Center in Alamosa. Cremation was selected and services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are in care of Rogers Family Mortuary.
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Roy Orlando Carpenter, 50

Posted: Thursday, Apr 16th, 2015
Former Del Norte and Denver resident Roy Orlando Carpenter, 50, passed away April 10, 2015 at the Swedish Medical Center in Englewood, Colorado.
Roy was born in Salt Lake City, Utah on March 24, 1965 to Edgar Lee and Eileen Perkins Carpenter.
He served in the United States Army during Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm and was
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Josephine “Jo” Clara Baker Major, 101

Posted: Thursday, Apr 16th, 2015
Longtime valley resident Josephine "Jo" Clara Baker Major, 101, passed away April 12, 2015 at the San Luis Care Center in Alamosa.
Jo was born November 6, 1913 in Pasco, Washington (seven months before the "Great War", World War I), the daughter of a railroad brakeman, C. A. Baker and Ruby Nell Seamans. Jo's family moved around quite
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Crestino “Chris” J. Valdez, 83

Posted: Thursday, Apr 16th, 2015
Crestino "Chris" J. Valdez, 83, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on April12, 2015.
He is preceded in death by his son Jerry Valdez; mother, Eloisa and Luis G. Valdez; brother, Amadeo Valdez and sister, Flora Vigil.
Chris is survived by his loving wife of 60 years Viola Valdez; children, Crestino "Kiffen" Valdez; Valerie (Wade Decker)
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Maria Rodriguez Taylor

Posted: Thursday, Apr 16th, 2015
Trinchera resident Maria Rodriguez Taylor, passed away April 15, 2015 at her home in Trinchera. Arrangements are pending with Romero Funeral Home of Alamosa.





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Kevin Lee Murray, 52

Posted: Thursday, Apr 16th, 2015
Monte Vista, Longtime Monte Vista resident Kevin Lee Murray, 52, passed away on April 14, 2015. Arrangements are pending and will be announced through Rogers Family Mortuary in Monte Vista.
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Rose L. Gallegos, 83

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 14th, 2015
Antonito, Colorado resident Rose L. Gallegos, 83, passed away April 13, 2015 at home, under hospice care, surrounded by her loving family. Rose was born on July 11, 1931 in No Agua, New Mexico, the daughter of Jose E. and Sophia Barela. She was united in marriage to Leandro Gallegos on August 6, 1948 and they shared a long,
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Stella Emma Benavidez, 80

Posted: Monday, Apr 13th, 2015
Del Norte resident Stella Emma Benavidez, 80, passed away April 8, 2015 at her home under Hospice Care surrounded by her loving family. Stella was born on December 3, 1934 in Del Norte, Colorado, the daughter of Florian Benavides and Lucia Medina Benavides. She worked as a C.N.A. for many years at the Rio Grande Hospital in Del Norte.
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Fred Wesley Harris, 63

Posted: Monday, Apr 13th, 2015
Fred Wesley Harris, age 63, died on April 6, 2015 at his home in Bowling Green, Ohio. He was born in Bellefontaine, Ohio, to the late Donald Harris and Ramona (Watkins) Harris on October 8, 1951. He was a graduate of Belefontaine High School and earned his BA at Harvard University, where he studied English and American Literature. He completed
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Sue Patterson

Posted: Friday, Apr 10th, 2015
Sue Patterson

Alamosa resident Susan Kay "Soupe" Patterson passed away on April 7, 2015. She was born in Ft. Morgan, Colorado to Carol and Harold Patterson on April 6, 1960. She graduated from Ft. Morgan High School in 1978, earned her BA in art education in 1983, and her MA in art with an emphasis in ceramics and printmaking
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Emily E. Romero, 77

Posted: Thursday, Apr 9th, 2015
Alamosa, Colorado resident Emily E. Romero, 77, passed away April 8, 2015 at home in Alamosa, surrounded by her loving family and special friend. Emily was born on January 15, 1938 in Amalia, New Mexico, the daughter of Alcario and Filipita Gallegos. She worked at the San Luis Valley Regional Medical Center, and retired after working there for
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Norman B. “Swede” Anderson, 85

Posted: Thursday, Apr 9th, 2015
Norman B. "Swede" Anderson, 85, of La Garita, CO passed away at home on Monday, April 6, 2015. He was born in Lake Hamilton, FL on August 1, 1929. Swede grew up exploring the swamps and backcountry of Central Florida along the shores of Lake Marion. After a freeze killed the grove on Lake Marion, his family settled on the
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Victoria Ann Stake, 59

Posted: Thursday, Apr 9th, 2015
Castle Rock, former Alamosa resident Victoria Ann Stake, 59, passed away April 7, 2015 in Alamosa, Colorado. Victoria was born on October 1, 1955 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the daughter of Floyd Stake and Peggy Nichols Stake. Victoria worked many years as a Nutrition consultant for St. Joseph Hospital. Her life companion is Maria Garcia. The two shared a unique
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Rudy Duran, 86

Posted: Thursday, Apr 9th, 2015
Monte Vista resident Rudy Duran, 86, passed away on April 6, 2015. Rudy was born November 3, 1928 in Monte Vista, Colorado. Son of Fred and Antonia Duran.
Rudy worked in carpentry and later was the building inspector for the City of Alamosa.
His hobbies included hunting, fishing, and being outdoors especially in the mountains. Above all Rudy enjoyed
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Ruth Marie Jaramillo, 78

Posted: Thursday, Apr 9th, 2015
The time for the Mass of the Resurrection service for Ft. Garland resident Ruth Marie Jaramillo, 78, will be 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 11, 2015, at Holy Family Catholic Church. A Vigil Service with Recitation of the Rosary will be held on Friday, April 10, 2015 at 6:00 PM at Holy Family Catholic Church in Ft. Garland. Arrangements are
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Mario Bassi, 85

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 8th, 2015
Mario Bassi, 85, went home to be with Jesus on April 4, 2015.
Mario is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Josephine; children, Barbara Glasgow, Carol Arias, Richard (Debra) Bassi and Mark (Johna) Bassi; grandchildren, Greg (Tina) Bassi, Amy (Jasen Mittino) Arias, Abby Arias, Anthony (Allison Leonard) Arias, Allie (Craig DeRose) Arias, Aleece Arias, Markie (Patrick)
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Helen Lucy Reed, 96

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 8th, 2015
Helen Lucy Reed passed away on April 3rd, 2015 at the Rio Grande Inn located in La Jara, Colorado.  She was born in Sanford, Colorado on July 7, 1918 to Alma LeRoy and Leah Christine Kirby.  She and Othelle Reed celebrated their 74th wedding anniversary on February 16, 2015.
She was preceded in death by her son Gary Reed and
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Jose Onofre Maez, 90

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 8th, 2015
Jose Onofre Maez, 90, went to be with the Lord. Arrangements are pending. A full obituary will follow.
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Victoria Stake, 59

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 8th, 2015
Alamosa, Colorado resident, Victoria Stake, 59, passed away on April 7, 2015. Arrangements are pending with Romero Funeral Chapel of Alamosa.





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Darren Paul Prins, 31

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 7th, 2015
Darren Paul Prins, the son of Mark Prins and Judy (Fransen) Prins was born in Alamosa, CO on June 2, 1983. When he was five years old, his family relocated to Sanborn, IA. He received his education at Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn School, graduating with the class of 2002.
While visiting his grandparents many summers in Alamosa, Darren worked at his grandparent's dairy,
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Lucille G. Jacquez, 93

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 7th, 2015
Alamosa, Colorado resident Lucille G. Jacquez, 93, passed away April 5, 2015 at the San Luis Care Center surrounded by her loving family. Lucille was born on November 12, 1921in Velarde, New Mexico, the daughter of Felix and Maclovia Garcia. Lucille was a great teacher and administrative secretary for the Centennial School District in San Luis, where she worked
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William B. Brady Jr., 86

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 7th, 2015
William B. Brady Jr. of Fort Garland. CO passed away at Spanish Peaks Veterans Community Living Center, Walsenburg CO. Friday April 3 2015. He was born in Winsted Ct. on July 29th, 1928. He was preceded in death by his parents William B. Brady Sr. and Elizabeth Bossong Brady; Brothers Henry Brady Sr., James Brady Sr., Edward Brady
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Ruth Marie Jaramillo, 78

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 7th, 2015
Ft. Garland resident Ruth Marie Jaramillo, 78, passed away April 3, 2015 at the San Luis Care Center surrounded by her loving family. Ruth was born on March 2, 1937 in San Luis, Colorado, the daughter of Amarante Lucero and Manuelita Santistevan Lucero. She was united in marriage to Epi Evan Jaramillo on February 11, 1960 in Taos, New Mexico
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