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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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Adeline (Addie) Draves, 79

Posted: Friday, Oct 10th, 2014
Adeline (Addie) Draves was born on November 17, 1934 in Plattville and departed this world on August 30. She had lived the last 12 years in Colorado Springs.
She is survived by four daughters, Nellie (Jim) Ruggles, Lea (Tom) Ruggles, Essie (Paul) Draves, Tish Huckabee; one brother Les Draves, Alamosa; three sisters, Louise Williams, Mosca, Lucille Paulson, Las Vegas,
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Don Chacon, 98

Posted: Friday, Oct 10th, 2014
Conejos resident Don Chacon, 98, passed away on October 8, 2014. Arrangements are pending with Romero Funeral Home of Antonito.
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Calista Jane Martin, 95

Posted: Thursday, Oct 9th, 2014
Del Norte resident Calista Jane Martin, 95, passed away October 6, 2014 at Colorado State Veterans Center in Monte Vista.
Calista Jane was born April 8, 1919 to John and Calista Trompen in Seattle, Washington. She married Charles Martin on September 27, 1945 in Burbank California and enjoyed many years of happiness on the family ranch near Del Norte
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Mentora “Toni” Metsker, 97

Posted: Thursday, Oct 9th, 2014
GRAND JUNCTION -- Mentora "Toni" Metsker, 97, died September 1, 2014 in Grand Junction, CO. She was born on August 11, 1917 in Minor Hill, TN to James Breeding and Ola Breeding.
There will be a Potluck Celebration of Toni's life at the LaGarita Store in LaGarita, CO, Sunday October 12, 2014 at noon. Please join her family and
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Martha Felicita Rolling Medina

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 8th, 2014
ALAMOSA, Longtime Alamosa resident Martha Felicita Rolling Medina, 77, passed away on September 30, 2014. She was born on April 24, 1937 in Alamosa, Colorado to Nick and Mary Sanchez Rolling.
Martha is survived by her children; Susan Kay (Galen) Hof in Alamosa, Carl Leland (Roberta) Medina, North Richland Hills, Texas and Matthew James Medina in Fort Worth, Texas.
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Calista Jane Martin

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 8th, 2014
Del Norte resident Calista Jane Martin, 95, passed away October 7, 2014 at Homelake Veterans Center in Monte Vista. Arrangements are in the care of Rogers Family Mortuary of Monte Vista.
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