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Machell Barnes-Holman, 53

Posted: Saturday, Aug 27th, 2016
Machell Barnes-Holman, 53, lost her fight with cancer on August 24th, 2016. Machell was born July 16th 1963, in Chicago IL. Machell resided in Montrose, CO at the time of her passing.
Machell is preceded in death by her father Henry Barnes, mother Jewel Lewis and late husband Jeff Cisneros.
Machell is survived by her husband Kenric Holman.
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Pepper (James) Martin, 77

Posted: Saturday, Aug 27th, 2016
Pepper (James) Martin, 77, Commerce City, died on August 21, 2016.
He was born on May 5, 1939, to Wylie R. Martin and Effie McNelley Martin.
He married Rubyann Martin in Del Norte.
Mr. Martin was a Railroad Engineer with the Union Pacific Railroad. He retired in 2000 after 39 years.
He was a faithful Roman Catholic.
Survivors include his
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Margaret Ann Williams, 94

Modified: Friday, Aug 26th, 2016
Longtime valley resident Margaret Ann Williams, 94, passed away on August 22, 2016 at the San Luis Care Center in Alamosa surrounded by three of her four daughters. She was born on February 20, 1922 in Del Norte, Colorado to Lawrence and Loretta Benson Wasson. She grew up on the "Island" near Del Norte. Margaret
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John Edward Romero, 76

Posted: Friday, Aug 26th, 2016
John E. Romero was called to be with the Lord on August 11, 2016. He had just celebrated his 76th Birthday August 9. His love for his family and his faith were his two top priorities. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Lovada. Together they produced their greatest legacies, three children and nine grandchildren -- Jeff
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Dusty James Claunch, 27

Posted: Thursday, Aug 25th, 2016
Dusty James Claunch of Monte Vista was born December 13, 1988 to Billy & Elizabeth Claunch. Dusty went to heaven on August 19, 2016 doing on of the many things he loved (crop dusting). Dusty attended and graduated from Monte Vista High School in 2008. He later went on to become an EMT Basic, Deputy Coroner, Deputy Sheriff, farmer
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Teresa Olivia Towry, 77

Posted: Thursday, Aug 25th, 2016
Monte Vista resident Teresa Olivia Towry, 77, passed August 22, 2016 at Memorial Hospital Central in Colorado Springs. Teresa was born on June 12, 1939 in Conejos, Colorado the daughter of Frank Lopez and Siria Large Lopez. Teresa worked as a computer specialist for the United States Forest Service and was a wonderful mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and
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Karen Joyce Severson, 63

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 24th, 2016
Karen Joyce Severson, 63, Eagle River, Alaska passed away on Monday, August 15th as a result of injuries sustained in an August 6th car accident in Alamosa, Colorado.
Karen was born on July 22, 1953 in Bemidji, Minnesota to David and Joyce Vogel. She was raised in Bemidji, Minnesota and married her high school sweetheart, Larry Severson, on May 8,
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Margaret Ann Williams, 94

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 24th, 2016
Alamosa, Longtime valley resident Margaret Ann Williams, 94, passed away on August 22, 2016 at the San Luis Care Center in Alamosa. Arrangements are pending and will be announced through Rogers Family Mortuary in Monte Vista.
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Theresa Towry, 77

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 23rd, 2016
Monte Vista resident Theresa Towry, 77, passed away August 22, 2016.  Arrangements are pending and will be announced through Romero Funeral Home of Monte Vista. 
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Guy McArthur, 79

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 23rd, 2016
Sanford resident Guy McArthur, 79, passed away August 21, 2016 in Alamosa, Colorado. Guy was the son of Mildred and Clifford McArthur. He is survived by his sister Estelle Jack.
Guy graduated from Sanford High School, and was then drafted into the Army at Fort Lewis Washington. He served in the motor pool where he did what
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Porfiria M. Ortega, 99

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 23rd, 2016
Capulin resident Porfiria M. Ortega, 99, passed away just short of her 100th birthday August 20, 2016 at the San Luis Valley Regional Medical Center with her loving family by her side. Porfiria was born on September 22, 1916 in Capulin, Colorado the daughter of Geronimo Archuleta and Sara Gonzales Archuleta. She was united in marriage to Ignacio Ortega on
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Pete Roy “Rocky” Gasca, 72

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 23rd, 2016
Alamosa resident Pete Roy "Rocky" Gasca, 72, passed away and went straight to Heaven on August 18, 2016. Rocky graced the earth with his presence on April 27, 1944 in Alamosa, Colorado, the son of Jose Gasca and Jesusita Alvarez Gasca . He was united in marriage to his little firecracker Cindy Lujan, and the two
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Pete Roy “Rocky” Gasca, 72

Posted: Saturday, Aug 20th, 2016
Alamosa resident Pete Roy "Rocky" Gasca, 72, passed away and went straight to Heaven on August 18, 2016. Rocky graced the earth with his presence on April 27, 1944 in Alamosa, Colorado, the son of Jose Gasca and Jesusita Alvarez Gasca . He was united in marriage to his little firecracker Cindy Lujan, and the two shared a special
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Dusty Claunch

Posted: Saturday, Aug 20th, 2016
Dusty Claunch passed away August 19, 2016 in Alamosa county. Services are pending in care of Strohmayer's Funeral Home.
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Lyle Robert Espinosa June 8, 1931-October 14, 2015

Posted: Friday, Aug 19th, 2016
Lyle was the son of Ben and Clea Espinosa living his early life in Sanford, Colo. He received his BA degree and MA degree from Adams State and started his career Teaching and Coaching in Colorado and Nevada. He was an avid golfer and played in several tournaments. After his divorce to Janelle Greathouse, Denver, he married Kris Robillard and
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Pete Roy “Rocky” Gasca, 72

Posted: Friday, Aug 19th, 2016
It is with a heavy heart we announce that our dear sweet Pete Roy "Rocky" Gasca, 72, passed away August 18, 2016.  Arrangements are pending and will be announced through Romero Funeral Home of Alamosa.  
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Amos Montoya, Jr., 59

Posted: Thursday, Aug 18th, 2016
Alamosa resident Amos Montoya, Jr., 59, went to Harley Heaven on August 16, 2016. Amos was born to ride on March 17, 1957, in Alamosa, Colorado, the son of Jose Amos Montoya and Mary Irma Romero Montoya. Amos was a veteran and served his country in the United States Army. He was united in marriage to Karen John on October
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Robert "Bob" Douglas Corlett, 73

Posted: Thursday, Aug 18th, 2016
A much loved husband, father, grandfather and brother, Robert "Bob" Corlett of South Fork, CO passed away at his home August 15, 2016. He was born March 27, 1943 in Salida, CO and resided in Pueblo, CO for 60 years and just currently made South Fork, CO his home.
Bob joined the Pueblo City Fire Department in
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Bud Tolsma, 90

Posted: Thursday, Aug 18th, 2016
Bud Tolsma was peacefully taken Home by his Saviour on August 16, 2016. He was born to John and Jennie Tolsma on May 7, 1926 in Alamosa.
He is joined in Glory with loved ones who predeceased him: his parents, a son Duane, granddaughter Christine, two sisters Jan and Martha, and a brother Andy.
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Clyde and Eileen Swift

Posted: Thursday, Aug 18th, 2016
Please join us for The Swift Family Memorial Celebration honoring Clyde and Eileen Swift.
Eileen passed away on March 6, 2015 and Clyde passed away on April 2, 2016.
The service will be held August 20, at 11:00 am at the First United Methodist Church.
2005 Mullins Avenue, Alamosa.
Immediately following will be a light lunch and sharing
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Joe Amaya, 88

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 17th, 2016
Joe Amaya was born January 21, 1928, and died August 2, 2016.
Joe was a long-time resident of the Valley.
He was a faithful servant of the Lord. A loving father, grandfather, great grandfather and brother.
He will be missed by all who knew him.
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Kenneth Eugene Bean, 88

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 17th, 2016
Kenneth Eugene Bean was born in Alamosa, Colorado, on February 5, 1928. He was the youngest of five children to Luther and Georgia Bean.
He graduated from Adams State College in 1949. He received his Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1958.
Kenneth was in the U.S. Army in 1956-1957 where he worked in Huntsville, Alabama, under Wernher von Braun on
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Todd A. Garcia, 49

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 17th, 2016
Todd A. Garcia, 49, Minot, died Friday August 12, 2016 in his home, after losing his battle to cancer. Todd was born March 7, 1967 in Alamosa, CO. In his younger years he lived in Tuba City, AZ where he went to school until the eighth grade. Todd enjoyed his time in Tuba City it has always
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Judy D. Madrid, 76

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 17th, 2016
Antonito resident Judy D. Madrid, 76, passed away August 12, 2016 at the Rio Grande Nursing Home with her family by her side. Judy was born on February 18, 1940 in Fox Creek, Colorado, the daughter of Leo DuPont Sr., and Lucy Lobato DuPont. Judy devoted her life to taking care of her children, family and friends. She was a
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Wieger “Bud” Tolsma, 90

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 17th, 2016
Alamosa, Wieger "Bud" Tolsma, 90, passed away on August 16, 2016 at the San Luis Valley Health Regional Medical Center. There will be a visitation held on Thursday, August 18 from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at the Rogers Family Mortuary in Alamosa. There will be a graveside service at the Alamosa Cemetery at 9:00 A.M. on Friday
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Amos Montoya, Jr., 59

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 17th, 2016
Alamosa resident Amos Montoya, Jr., 59, passed away August 16, 2016.  Arrangements are pending and will be announced through Romero Funeral Home of Alamosa.
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Stephanie Anne Renee Medina, 34

Modified: Tuesday, Aug 16th, 2016
Alamosa resident Stephanie Anne Renee Medina, 34, went home to be with her Lord on August 12, 2016. Stephanie was born on February 9, 1982 in Alamosa, Colorado, the daughter of Dennis Michael Medina and Patricia Brown Medina. Stephanie was an inspiration to all she came in contact with and brought joy to everyone with her contagious laughter and joyful
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Carolina Hernandez-De Avila, 80

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 16th, 2016
San Luis resident Carolina Hernandez-De Avila, 80, passed away August 14, 2016 with her loving family by her side. Carolina was born on April 23, 1936 in Chihuahua, Mexico, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Manuel De Avila. Carolina was a kind, loving and devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend who enjoyed doing crafts such as needle point. She
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Frank Quincy Garcia, 85

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 16th, 2016
Saguache resident Frank Quincy Garcia, 85, passed away August 12, 2016.  Arrangements are pending and will be announced through Romero Funeral Home of Monte Vista.  
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Judy D. Madrid, 76

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 16th, 2016
Antonito resident Judy D. Madrid, 76, passed away August 12, 2016.  Arrangements are pending and will be announced through Romero Funeral Home of Alamosa.  
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