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Jack Harmon, 89

Posted: Saturday, Feb 28th, 2015
MONTE VISTA, CO - Jack Harmon passed away during the night, February 24, 2014 at The Legacy Assisted Living Facility in Monte Vista.
Jack was born October 5, 1925 to L.W. (Bill) and Elda (Whitmer) Harmon, in Miami OK where Bill worked in the oil fields.  After a short time, the family moved back to the San Luis Valley to
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Veronique Justine Griego, 24

Modified: Saturday, Feb 28th, 2015
Veronique Justine Griego, 24, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on February 23, 2015.  Veronique is survived by her children, Lanikai and Jordan; parents, Elias Griego and Francesca (Moises) Griego;  grandparent, Angie Salinas;  uncles, Marcos Griego, Joe Garcia and Sergio (Rochelle) Salinas;  aunts, Lorrie (Lawrence) Griego, Victoria (Ralph) Espinoza, Mia (Adam) Ybarra and Sol (David) Forney;  and numerous extended
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Loren H. Otto, 77

Posted: Saturday, Feb 28th, 2015
Loren H. Otto passed away in the San Luis Valley Medical Center on February 22, following a three-and-a-half year battle with cancer and having just celebrated his 77th birthday on February 11 with a large circle of local friends. Loren was a man of strong faith and beliefs, and he was a stalwart member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church
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Carol A. Wright, 80

Posted: Saturday, Feb 28th, 2015
Carol A. Wright, 80, passed away on Tuesday February 25, 2015 in Del Norte, Colorado. Carol was born on December 2, 1934 in Independence, Iowa to Glen and Alice Hamlin.
Carol was a life member of Eastern Star; she enjoyed sewing, reading, crocheting, watching T.V. and spending time with her family.
Carol is survived by her Brother James (Lavone) Hamlin,
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Brenda Lee (Jack) Helmick, 56

Posted: Saturday, Feb 28th, 2015
Brenda Lee (Jack) Helmick went to be with her Lord on Feb 26, 2015. Brenda was born July 9th 1958 in Alamosa CO to Carl and Doris Jack of Alamosa CO. And granddaughter of the late Claude and Bonnie Canada of Boonville AR and the Late Rufus and Leola Jack of Manassa CO
In life Brenda enjoyed camping, reading
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Johnny Camillo Campos, 60

Posted: Saturday, Feb 28th, 2015
South Fork resident Johnny Camillo Campos, 60, passed away February 23, 2015 in Denver CO. Johnny was born on November 26, 1954 in Del Norte Colorado. He was the oldest son of John and Eleanor (Archuleta) Campos.
Johnny was raised in South Fork & Del Norte, CO. After graduating from Del Norte High School, Johnny logged in Colorado and
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Loren Henry Otto, 87

Posted: Friday, Feb 27th, 2015
Alamosa, Valley resident Loren Henry Otto, 87, passed away on February 22, 2015. Arrangements are pending and will be announced through Rogers Family mortuary in Monte Vista.
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Andrew A. Aragon, 60

Posted: Friday, Feb 27th, 2015
Denver, former San Luis, resident Andrew A. Aragon, 60, passed away February 20, 2015, at Julia's Temple under hospice care in Englewood, Colorado. Andrew was born on May 4, 1954 in San Luis, Colorado the son of Edubigo and Estella Aragon.
Andrew was a loving son, brother, nephew, cousin, and friend.
Andrew is survived by his mother Estella Aragon
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Emma B. Espinoza, 96

Posted: Thursday, Feb 26th, 2015
Blanca resident Emma B. Espinoza, 96, passed away February 24, 2015 at the Evergreen Nursing Home in Alamosa surrounded by her loving family. Emma was born on November 30, 1918 in San Francisco, Colorado, the daughter of Eduardo Medina and Ramoncita Mondragon Medina. She was a member of the Sacred Heart Society and the Carmelitas. Emma was a caring mother,
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Yvette Gallegos, 85

Posted: Thursday, Feb 26th, 2015
Yvette Gallegos was born in San Luis, Colorado on June 14, 1929 and passed away on February 22, 2015. She was raised in San Luis by her mother, Marie Medina-Garcia, her Aunt Carrie Medina and her Uncle Mike Medina.
She married Corpus Aquino Gallegos in August of 1947 and they were married for 57 years.
Yvette graduated from Mercy High
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Karen Bagwell Johnson, 71

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 24th, 2015
Loving Mother and Granny, Karen Bagwell Johnson, age 71, of Taos, New Mexico passed away on February 20, 2015 surrounded by her children.
Karen was born on October 27, 1943 in Alamosa, Colorado. She was raised in Manassa, Colorado. The oldest of two children, she was the daughter of the late Otho Edgar and Louise Dyer Bagwell.
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Ernestine “Tina” M. Trujillo, 75

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 24th, 2015
Former Center resident Ernestine "Tina" M. Trujillo, 75, passed away February 23, 2015 at the San Luis Valley Regional Medical Center surrounded by her loving family. Ernestine was born on November 13, 1939 in Springer, New Mexico, the daughter of Toribio Trujillo and Celia Maestas Trujillo. Tina worked for many years as a secretary for the Center School District. Tina
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Joe “Jo Jo” Gilbert Duran, 42

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 24th, 2015
Antonito (Lobatos) resident Joe "Jo Jo" Gilbert Duran, 42, passed away February 21, at his home in Lobatos. Jo Jo was born on March 3, 1972 in La Jara, Colorado the son of Joe "Little Joe" Duran and Angela Duran.
Jo Jo was a loving son, father, nephew, cousin, and friend who enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, riding horses,
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Marilyn Louise Getz Neely, 75

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 24th, 2015
Alamosa, Marilyn Louise Getz Neely, 75, died February 21, 2015 at the San Luis Care Center after a two year struggle with brain cancer. She was born in Monte Vista on November 3, 1939 to Leslie P. Getz and Irene O. Getz. She was married November 24, 1962 in Monte Vista to Braxton Neely.
She is survived by
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Emma B. Espinoza, 96

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 24th, 2015
Blanca, Colorado resident, Emma B. Espinoza, 96, passed away on February 24, 2015.  Arrangements are pending with Romero Funeral Chapel of Alamosa .
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Oscar M. Gutierrez, 84

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 24th, 2015
Oscar M. Gutierrez, 84, of Monte Vista, Colorado passed away on February 21, 2015. He was born on January 1, 1931 in Monte Vista, Colorado to Ed and Maggie Gutierrez.
Oscar enjoyed fishing, camping, watching westerns, being outdoors and mostly spending time with his family.
Oscar is survived by his wife Clara Gutierrez of Monte Vista, CO; sons Lawrence (Irene)
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Marilyn Louise Getz Neely, 75

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 24th, 2015
Alamosa, Longtime valley resident Marilyn Louise Getz Neely, 75, passed away on February 21, 2015. Arrangements are pending and will be announced through Rogers Family Mortuary in Alamosa.
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Andrew A. Aragon, 60

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 24th, 2015
San Luis, Colorado resident, Andrew A. Aragon, 60, passed away on February 20, 2015. Arrangements are pending with Romero Funeral Chapel of San Luis.
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Jo Jo Gilbert Duran, 42

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 24th, 2015
Antonito, Colorado resident, Jo Jo Gilbert Duran, 42, passed away on February 21, 2015. Arrangements are pending with Romero Funeral Chapel of Antonito.





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Yvette Gallegos, 85

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 24th, 2015
San Luis, Colorado resident, Yvette Gallegos, 85, passed away on February 22, 2015. Arrangements are pending with Romero Funeral Chapel of San Luis.
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Father Bartolome (BART NADAL MARTORELL) C.R., 93

Posted: Saturday, Feb 21st, 2015
Father Bartolome (BART NADAL MARTORELL) C.R. was the son of Mr. Gabriel Nadal and Mrs. Francisa Mortorell. He was born on the 27th day of May in 1921 in Pollensa (Mallorca - Spain). He was baptized on the 29th of May in the Parish Of Our Lady of the Angels, Pollensa- Mallorca- Spain. He was also a former
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Elaine Carson Moloney, 87

Posted: Saturday, Feb 21st, 2015
Elaine Carson Moloney, 87, formerly of Monte Vista, died Feb. 18, 2015, in Renton, Wash., from a stroke.
Elaine was born on May 8, 1927 to Christopher "Kit" Carson III and Eloisa Valdes.
Elaine graduated from Sanford High School in 1944, attended Adams State College, and graduated from Mount St. Scholastica College in Atchison, Kansas, in 1948 with a degree
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Patty Wuckert, 60

Posted: Saturday, Feb 21st, 2015
Long time Alamosa resident Patty Wuckert, 60, passed away peacefully February 18, 2015 at the Rio Grande Inn in La Jara, Colorado.
Patty was born December 23, 1954 in Alamosa to Hap and Aileen Wuckert.
She was the second child of four born to Hap and Aileen.
Patty worked as a Nurses Aid at the Lutheran Hospital in Alamosa in
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Keith (Buddy) Abeyta 20

Posted: Friday, Feb 20th, 2015
Keith (Buddy) Abeyta 20, of Del Norte Colorado passed away on Wednesday February 18, 2015. He was born in Alamosa, Colorado on April 14, 1994 to Keith Abeyta Sr. and Sandy Atencio.
Buddy enjoyed hunting, being outdoors, camping, 4wheeling, snowmobiling, hauling wood, driving his truck and spending time with his family, especially his Grandma.
Buddy is survived by his father
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Jose Pedro Valois Duran, 102

Posted: Thursday, Feb 19th, 2015
Antonito resident Jose Pedro Valois Duran, 102, passed away February 16, 2015 at the Conejos County Hospital in La Jara, Colorado, surrounded by his loving family. Jose was born on January 9, 1913 in Ortiz, Colorado, the son of Alfredo and Francesquita Duran. He was united in marriage to Maria Adela Barela for 49 years, and together they raised
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Tomas Elizar Miera, 71

Posted: Thursday, Feb 19th, 2015
Alamosa resident Tomas Elizar Miera, 71, passed away February 13, 2015 at the San Luis Valley Regional Medical Center in Alamosa surrounded by his loving family. Tomas was born on May 12, 1943 in Chama, New Mexico, the son of Maria Maez and Phillip Miera. Tomas served and was a veteran in the United States Navy. Once he completed his
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Betty Jo Phillips (Harstad), 83

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 18th, 2015
Betty Jo Phillips (Harstad) was born in Servilleta, New Mexico on March 23, 1931 to Aubrey Gus Brazel and Willie Bascome Perkins. Betty had 5 older brothers, A.G., Billy, John, James Carrol and Berl, all who have welcomed her on the other side. Her sons Clinton and Robert are there as well, as is her first husband, Darrell (Doe) Phillips,
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Lola Rivera Keckler, 74

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 18th, 2015
On February 13, 2015 Lola Rivera Keckler was welcomed into the arms of her savior. A woman of powerful faith and eternal optimism, she was a light on a hill to all who knew and loved her.
The world is diminished by her passing but immeasurably enriched by her life. She was born in May 15,
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Kendrick Dwayne Marquez, 25

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 18th, 2015
Monte Vista, Monte Vista resident Kendrick Dwayne Marquez, 25, passed away on February 16, 2015. He was born on September 22, 1989 to Kenneth and Charlene Marquez in Shiprock, New Mexico.
Kendrick cherished spending time with his kids. He took every opportunity he could to play around with them and he loved them so much. He enjoyed
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Tomas Elizar Miera, 71

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 18th, 2015
Alamosa, Colorado resident, Tomas Elizar Miera, 71, passed away on February 13, 2015. Arrangements are pending with Romero Funeral Home of Alamosa.





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Larry “Lawrence” Rodriguez, 64

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 17th, 2015
Manassa resident Larry "Lawrence" Rodriguez, 64, passed away February 14, 2015 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Larry was born on May 14, 1950 in Delta, Colorado, the son of Lugardo Rodriguez and Candelaria Lujan Rodriguez. He was united in marriage to Eleanor Gardunio Rodriguez on May 27, 1967. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus.
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William (Bill) Scott Gibson, 86

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 17th, 2015
William (Bill) Scott Gibson finished his race on February 13, 2015 at the Colorado State Veterans Center at Homelake.
Bill was born in Randolph, Nebraska, the son of Samuel Scott Gibson and Ruth Margaret Bartels Gibson on November 2, 1928. Bill graduated from the University of Nebraska in 1948. Following his graduation he joined the U.S. Army and
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Kendrick Dwayne Marquez, 25

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 17th, 2015
Monte Vista, Monte Vista resident Kendrick Dwayne Marquez, 25, passed away on February 16, 2015. Arrangements are pending and will be announced through Rogers Family Mortuary in Monte Vista. To express condolences to the family, please visit www.rogersfunerals.com
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Lola Rivera Keckler, 74

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 17th, 2015
Alamosa resident Lola Rivera Keckler, 74, died February 13, 2015 at the San Luis Care Center in Alamosa.
Services are pending and will be announced through Rogers Family Mortuary of Alamosa.
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Jose P. Duran, 102

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 17th, 2015
Antonito, Colorado resident, Jose P. Duran, 102, passed away on Feburary 16, 2015. Arrangements are pending with Romero Funeral Chapel of Antonito.





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