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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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Anna Marie Lobato-Chavez, 89

Posted: Friday, Oct 17th, 2014
Anna Marie Lobato-Chavez died peacefully on September 9, 2014 at the age of 89. She was born in Chama Colorado to Henrietta and Emilio Lobato, Sr. She attended Adams State Teacher's College in Alamosa, CO where she earned her degree in History and Political Science.
She married Simon J. Chavez three days after VJ Day in 1945. The new
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Jade Lindsay Wheeler, 29

Posted: Friday, Oct 17th, 2014
Englewood, Former valley resident and current Salida resident Jade Lindsay Wheeler, 29, passed away on October 13, 2014 in Englewood. Arrangements are pending and will be announced through Rogers Family Mortuary in Monte Vista.
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Matilda Rita Valdez Golden, 64

Modified: Thursday, Oct 16th, 2014
Monte Vista, Longtime Monte Vista resident Matilda Rita Valdez Golden, 64, passed away on October 13, 2014 in Alamosa. She was born on February 19, 1950 to Juan and Brenilda Valdez in Monte Vista, Colorado. She enjoyed puzzles, reading, watching Dancing With The Stars, gardening and above all spending time with her family especially holidays and playing board
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William “Billy” R. Kingery, 66

Posted: Thursday, Oct 16th, 2014
Alamosa resident William "Billy" R. Kingery, 66, passed away September 29, 2014 at the Sangre De Cristo Hospice House in Pueblo after being ill from the West Nile Virus. Billy was born on February 7, 1948 in Alamosa, Colorado, the son of George A. Kingery Sr., and Nancy Ann Elizabeth Norwood Kingery. Billy was a member of the Del Monte
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John B. Smith, 84

Posted: Thursday, Oct 16th, 2014
John B. Smith, 84, formerly of Alamosa, died Sunday, October 12 from complications due to an extended illness. John served as District Attorney of the 12th Judicial District, serving Alamosa, Conejos, Costilla, Mineral, Rio Grande and Saguache Counties for 10 years.
Born in Madison, MO, September 16, 1930, John moved to Pueblo, Colorado in 1950 where he met and
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Melvin A. Ehrlich, 97

Posted: Thursday, Oct 16th, 2014
Monte Vista resident Melvin A. Ehrlich, 97, died October 9, 2014 at the Rio Grande Hospital in Del Norte.
Melvin was born in Hitchcock, Oklahoma on March 4, 2014 the son of Jake and Rachel Ehrlich. He married Marie Opal Danielson in April of 1939 in Guthrie, Oklahoma. She preceded him in death in 2003.
Melvin was a
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George Scott Myers Jr., 80

Posted: Thursday, Oct 16th, 2014
Services were held in Hanford, CA., Oct. 11, 2014 for George Scott Myers Jr. George passed away Sept. 17, 2014 in Tulare, CA.
George was born March 21, 1934, in Monte Vista, CO to George Scott Myers Sr. and Florence Martha Woodward Myers. In 1942 the family moved to the farm NE of Alamosa where the children grew up.
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Wayne Jerome Santistevan Jr., 33

Posted: Thursday, Oct 16th, 2014
Albuquerque, New Mexico resident Wayne Jerome Santistevan Jr., 33, passed away October 11, 2014.
Wayne was born on June 25, 1981 in Silsbee, Texas, the son of Wayne Santistevan Sr., and Bridget A. Martinez. He graduated from Alamosa High School in 1999, and attended Trinidad State Junior College where he has the prestigious honor of making the Dean's List.
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Karen Joella Mares-Vigil, 46

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 15th, 2014
Antonito resident Karen Joella Mares-Vigil, 46, went home to be with our Lord on October 10, 2014.
Karen was preceded in death by her grandparents, Leo and Cordy Mares, and Frank and Effie Cordova.
She is survived by her loving husband, Eduardo Vigil; her daughters Alyssa Jade and Samantha Jo Vigil; her parents Joe and Lorraine
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Wayne Jerome Santistevan, Jr., 33

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 14th, 2014
Alamosa resident, Wayne Jerome Santistevan, Jr., 33, passed away on October 12, 2014. Arrangements are pending with Romero Funeral Home of Alamosa.






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Louis B. “Chop Chop” Vigil, 82

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 14th, 2014
Monte Vista resident Louis B. "Chop Chop" Vigil, 82, passed away October 10, 2014 at the San Luis Valley Regional Medical Center with the presence of his loving family surrounding him.
Louis was born on May 22, 1932 in Ensenada, New Mexico, the son of Joe Vigil and Emma Rascon Vigil.
Louis worked as a shop mechanic for
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Herardo Alcario “Al” Jiron, 88

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 14th, 2014
Herardo Alcario "Al" Jiron, age 88, resident of La Mesilla, NM passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on October 10, 2014.
Al was born in Antonito, CO on April 23, 1926 to Alcario and Belinda Jiron.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother-in-law Paul Lobato.
Al is survived by his loving
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Mildred Mary Geiser, 100

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 14th, 2014
Longtime La Veta and Alamosa resident Mildred Mary Geiser, 100, passed away peacefully October 10, 2014 at the San Luis Care Center in Alamosa.
Mildred was born in Lynch, Nebraska the daughter of Charlie and Lola Rauer, on September 28, 1914. She met the love of her life, John Valentine Geiser and they were united in marriage at 4:30
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Bruce G Jarvies, 66

Posted: Saturday, Oct 11th, 2014
Lifetime Manassa resident Bruce G Jarvies passed away quietly at his home October 9, 2014 at the age of 66.
Bruce was born on April 29, 1948 in Alamosa, Colorado, the second son of Donald and Deaon Jarvies. On July 28, 1967, Bruce married his sweetheart Callie Ann Mortensen in the Mesa Arizona Temple of the Church
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William Ray “Bill” Clark, 65

Posted: Saturday, Oct 11th, 2014
William Ray "Bill" Clark was born on February 16, 1949, and passed away on August 5, 2014, at home.
He was the beloved husband of Elizabeth (nee Giese) Clark and father of Carrie Ann Wybright and Caitlyn Rose Clark. He is also survived by his brother Robert Earl Clark and many loving family and friends.
Bill was a professional
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Don Chacon, 97

Posted: Saturday, Oct 11th, 2014
Conejos resident Don Chacon, 97, passed away October 8, 2014 at the Rio Grande Inn Nursing Home surrounded by his loving family. Don was born on October 19, 1916 in Conejos, Colorado, the son of Manuel Chacon and Adela Martinez Chacon. Don worked for many years for the Colorado Department of Transportation as a heavy equipment operator. Don was a
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Karen J. Vigil, 46

Posted: Saturday, Oct 11th, 2014
Antonito resident Karen J. Vigil, 46, passed away on October 10, 2014. Arrangements are pending with Romero Funeral Home of Antonito.
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Father Clarence C.R. Adolf Wetegrove, 63

Posted: Saturday, Oct 11th, 2014
Former San Luis resident Father Clarence C.R. Adolf Wetegrove, 63, passed away on October 10, 2014. Arrangements are pending with Romero Funeral Home of Alamosa.
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Louis Vigil, 82

Posted: Saturday, Oct 11th, 2014
Monte Vista resident Louis Vigil, 82, passed away on October 10, 2014. Arrangements are pending with Romero Funeral Home of Alamosa.
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Melvin A. Ehrlich, 97

Posted: Saturday, Oct 11th, 2014
Monte Vista resident Melvin A. Ehrlich, 97, died October 9, 2014 at the Rio Grande Hospital in Del Norte.
Cremation was chosen and services will be announced through Rogers Family Mortuary of Monte Vista.
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