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Sarah M. Valdez, 82

Posted: Friday, Apr 29th, 2016
Capulin resident Sarah M. Valdez, 82, passed away April 29, 2016 at the Rio Grande Inn Nursing Home with all her loving family by her side. Sarah was born on December 14, 1933 in Capulin, Colorado, the daughter of Esmael Maestas and Dollie Romero Maestas. Sarah was a remarkable woman who devoted her life to caring for her family. She
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Estella M. Sierra, 85

Posted: Friday, Apr 29th, 2016
Del Norte resident Estella M. Sierra, 85, passed away April 27, 2016 at the St. Mary Corwin Medical Center in Pueblo with her family by her side. Estella was born on September 22, 1930 in South Fork, Colorado, the daughter of Edward Renner and Bernice Fresquez Renner. Estella was an exceptional mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin and friend
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Leta Eileen Swift, 90

Posted: Friday, Apr 29th, 2016
Leta Eileen Swift, born December 14, 1924, passed away peacefully at the age of 90 on March 6, 2015 in Alamosa, Colorado.
Born the daughter of Jewell and Leta Murray in Boyero, Colorado, Eileen moved to Mosca, Colorado at the age of 12 with her parents and older brother Dean Murray. While in high school, she played on the women's
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Clyde Arlyn Swift, 94

Posted: Friday, Apr 29th, 2016
Clyde Arlyn Swift, born to Forres Swift and Hazel Ball Swift on January 26, 1922 in Clay Center, Kansas, passed away on April 2, 2016 at the age 94 at Homelake Veteran's Center in Monte Vista, CO.
Known by all as a man who never met a stranger, he loved horses and all things horse-related from early childhood. He rode
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Mark Henry Hunter, 61

Posted: Friday, Apr 29th, 2016
Mark Henry Hunter, 61, rose up from praising his Savior and walked into His presence on Sunday morning, April 24, 2016 during morning worship at Istrouma Baptist Church. There will be a service celebrating his life at Istrouma Baptist, 10500 Sam Rushing Dr. on Thursday, May 5, with visitation at 10:00 a.m. and the service at 11:00.
Mark was
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Estella M. Sierra, 85

Posted: Friday, Apr 29th, 2016
Del Norte resident Estella M. Sierra, 85, passed away April 27, 2016.  Arrangements are pending and will be announced through Romero Funeral Home of Monte Vista.  
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Bettie Ruth Bond, 94

Posted: Friday, Apr 29th, 2016
Bettie Ruth Bond, 94, passed away April 24, 2016 at home in Monte Vista, CO surrounded by family. She was born August 25, 1921 in Del Norte, Colorado to William and Ida Mae Bogart.
Bettie graduated from New York University and taught reading for several years there and later in Monte Vista when she and her sister Marie returned to
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Betty Jean Madrid, 60

Posted: Thursday, Apr 28th, 2016
Betty Jean Madrid, 60, of Alamosa, went to be with the Lord in Pueblo, on April 25, 2016.
She is preceded in death by her mother, Sally; daughter, Georgia; brother, Ernie and granddaughter, Ieshia.
Betty is survived by her son, Jose (Judy) Madrid; daughter, Casilda (Dacia) Medina; sisters, Lulu (Dale) Martinez. Mary (Gene) Cole and Rose
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Ted Sanchez, 88

Posted: Thursday, Apr 28th, 2016
Center resident Ted Sanchez, 88, passed away April 25, 2016 at his home in Center, Colorado surrounded by his loving family. Ted was born on February 28, 1928 in Taos, New Mexico, the son of Eliseo Sanchez and Maximiana Trujillo Sanchez. Ted was a Veteran in the United States Army, and served in the Korean War. Upon completion
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Sylvia Juanita Nelson, 82

Posted: Thursday, Apr 28th, 2016
Sylvia Juanita Nelson, 82, passed away on April 25, 2016 at the San Luis Valley Health Medical Center in Alamosa, Colorado. She was born July 9, 1933 in Stillwater, Oklahoma to Fred and Ada Irene Cherry and was one of eight children.
Sylvia loved spending time with her family. She also enjoyed crocheting, gardening, especially growing roses, horses, dancing and
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Ruth Bloom, 101

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 26th, 2016
Ruth Bloom died April 2, 2016, at home hours short of completing her 101st year. She was born April, 3, 2015 in Salem, Massachusetts to a Russian/Polish Jewish immigrant family, who had escaped the pogroms of Russia and Poland. She was class salutatorian, graduating in the midst of the Great Depression. Ruth attended Boston College. She
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Maria “Cookie” Trujillo Schmitz, 63

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 26th, 2016
Antonito Resident, Maria "Cookie" Trujillo Schmitz, 63, passed away peacefully at home on April 22, 2016. Maria was born in Ortiz, Colorado on March 15, 1953 to Josephine and Edimundo Trujillo. She was the second to the youngest of six children. Maria was a beacon of light to many people in Conejos County and the San
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Ramon Moreno Armendariz, 60

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 26th, 2016
Ramon Moreno Armendariz, 60, passed away April 23, 2016 at his home with his loving family at his side. Ramon was born on October 22, 1955 in Cuauhtemoc Chihuahua, Mexico, the son of Jose Dolores Moreno and Maria de la Luz Armendariz Moreno. Ramon worked many years as a rancher and was a true outdoorsman. He enjoyed going fishing, taking
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Loyde A. Kinser, 97

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 26th, 2016
ALAMOSA-Center resident Loyde A. Kinser, 97, passed away April 20, 2016 at the San Luis Valley Health Regional Medical Center. He was born March 1, 1919 in Stevens County, Hugoton, Kansas to William Mayfield and Blanche (Cook) Kinser. Loyde married Evelyn Fakler his wife of 50 years. After she passed away he married Charlotte Fike. They were
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Ted Sanchez, 88

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 26th, 2016
Center resident Ted Sanchez, 88, passed away April 25, 2016.  Arrangements are pending and will be announced through Romero Funeral Home of Monte Vista.  
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Nancy Lynn Hansen Sloan, 73

Posted: Saturday, Apr 23rd, 2016
Nancy Lynn Hansen Sloan, our beloved Mother and Nana, passed away on Friday, April 15, 2016, at the age of 73. Nancy was born to Ross Parrish Hansen and Gretchen Elizabeth (Haller) Hansen on March 28, 1943, in Salida, Colorado. She was the youngest of three children.
As a young child, Nancy moved with her family from Salida to
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Maria “Cookie” Trujillo Schmitz, 63

Posted: Saturday, Apr 23rd, 2016
Antonito resident Maria "Cookie" Trujillo Schmitz, 63, passed away April 22, 2016.  Arrangements are pending and will be announced through Romero Funeral Home of Antonito.  
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Gilberta O. Trujillo, 81

Posted: Friday, Apr 22nd, 2016
Monte Vista resident Gilberta O. Trujillo, 81, passed away April 20, 2016 at the Rio Grande Inn Nursing Home. Gilberta was born on May 25, 1934 in La Madera, New Mexico, he daughter of Cirilio Trujillo and Angelita Archuleta Trujillo. Gilberta devoted many years of her life raising her children and taking care of her family. She was very active
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Loyde A. Kinser, 97

Posted: Friday, Apr 22nd, 2016
ALAMOSA-Center resident Loyde A. Kinser, 97, passed away April 20, 2016 at the San Luis Valley Health Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are pending and will be announced through Rogers Family Mortuary in Monte Vista.
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Dorothy Anderson, 80

Posted: Thursday, Apr 21st, 2016
Dorothy Anderson, age 80, transitioned to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on April 18th, 2016, surrounded by her family in Florence, Co. She was a mother, homemaker, wife, grandmother, great grandmother and loved the Lord.
Dorothy was born on May 23rd, 1935 in Denver, Colorado to Edward Burger and Hazel Eisele Burger. She graduated from Alamosa High
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Efrim Filandro “Chief” Jiron III, 26

Posted: Thursday, Apr 21st, 2016
Antonito resident Efrim Filandro "Chief" Jiron III, 26, passed away April 16, 2016 on Duck Lake Trail in the San Juan Mountains. Efrim was born on May 17, 1989 in Alamosa, Colorado the son of Efrim Jiron Jr., and Valerie Gurule. Efrim was a loving and caring person who lived life to the fullest. He enjoyed going fishing, arrow head
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Felix Leonard Martinez, 78

Posted: Thursday, Apr 21st, 2016
Felix Leonard Martinez, 78, passed away April 19, 2016 at his home in Forbes Park. He was born on June 12, 1937 in Sanford, Colorado to Amarante and Veneranda Ruybal de Martinez. He married Patricia G. Marquez on August 6, 1960 and together, they raised three beautiful daughters.
Felix was an employee of the U.S. Postal
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Leo Griego, Jr., 75

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 20th, 2016
Alamosa resident Leo Griego, Jr., 75, passed away April 12, 2016 at the San Luis Care Center. Leo was born on April 25, 1941 in Alamosa, Colorado, the son of Leo Griego Sr., and Frances Mascarenas Griego. Leo was a kindhearted and loving father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin and friend who enjoyed going fishing, shopping, collecting antiques and
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Efrim Jiron, 27

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 20th, 2016
Antonito resident Efrim Jiron, 27, passed away April, 2016.  Arrangements are pending and will be announced through Romero Funeral Home of Antonito.  
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Felix Martinez, 78

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 20th, 2016
Ft. Garland resident Felix Martinez, 78, passed away April 19, 2016. Arrangements are pending and will be announced through Romero Funeral Home of Alamosa.
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James L. Aldridge, 70

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 19th, 2016
James L. Aldridge, 70, of Monte Vista, Colorado, passed away Saturday, April 16th, 2016 at the San Luis Valley Health Regional Medical Center in Alamosa, Colorado.
Jim was born July 20th, 1945 in Braymer, Missouri to Preston Aldridge and Irma Cox.  Jim married Rita Brown on August 25, 1972 in Denver, Colorado.  Following his military service in the U.S. Army,
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Robert “Bob” Paul Toogood, 88

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 19th, 2016
Alamosa, Alamosa resident Robert "Bob" Paul Toogood, 88, passed away on March 29, 2016 in Alamosa.
Bob was born on September 28, 1927 in Pueblo, Colorado to Paul Eber and Elizabeth Griffith Toogood. He honorably served his country in the United States Army during the Korean conflict.  On January 28, 1951 he married the love of his life Jacque Saunders in
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Bernardo A. Trujillo, 81

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 19th, 2016
Capulin resident Bernardo A. Trujillo, 81, passed away April 14, 2016 at the San Luis Care Center surrounded by his loving family. Bernardo was born on May 5, 1934 in Capulin, Colorado the son of Bernardo E. Trujillo Sr., and Sulema Gomez Trujillo. Bernardo served and was a Veteran in the United States Army. Upon his completion from the service
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