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Gerald Leroy Valdez AKA LeRoy Valdez

Modified: Saturday, Sep 24th, 2016
Gerald Leroy Valdez AKA: LeRoy Valdez, passed away in Lakewood on September 21, 2016.  He is preceded in death by his parents; John and Brenilda Valdez, his sister; Matilda Golden, Grand-child; Angel Valdez Ortiz, Nephew; Jerry Valdez and brothers in law; Rueben Aguirre and Pete Chavez.  He is survived by his beloved wife of 44 years Eva and  children; Brenda

Donna Mae Jenkins

Modified: Thursday, Sep 22nd, 2016
Longtime Center resident, Donna Mae Jenkins, 89, passed away in Cheyenne, Wyoming on September 20, 2016. She was born on September 10, 1927 to Carl Schmittel and Frances Burns Schmittel in Center, CO.
She attended the Center Schools graduating in 1945. During high school, she was a Worthy Advisor of Rainbow and an Outer Observer for the Grand Assembly.

Arthur Ora Motz

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 21st, 2016
Arthur Ora Motz (May 13, 1929-June 30, 2016) was born to Naomi and Edward Motz in Alamosa, Colorado. Art was the oldest of six children: Marvin (Mary), Larry (Lynnette) Mona, Thomas, and Paul (Marianne). The family spent most of their lifetime in Alamosa with several years in AZ and OR. Arthur joined the Navy in Trinidad, CO in 1949 and

S. Aurea Medina OSB, 89

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 21st, 2016
S. Aurea Medina OSB, 89, died Tuesday, September 13, 2016.
Lucinda Medina was born on September 11, 1927 to Juan and Celina (Romero) Medina at La Jara, Colorado and was the seventh of thirteen children. She grew up on the family farm and enjoyed caring for orphan lambs, listening to stories of the sheep herders, and being a part of

Ronald James Ueckert, South Fork, Colorado

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 21st, 2016
On a cold, blizzardy night around 4:00 in the morning on April 25th, 1950, Ron's dad, Carl called to ask neighbors, Austin and Martha Slocomb, if they were busy???, and if they could watch the kids while he took Lilly to the hospital. Ron was born at Johnstone Memorial Hospital, Beach, ND.
That bundle of joy remained that for

Freda Lorraine (Broyles) Hagan

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 21st, 2016
Freda Lorraine (Broyles) Hagan, 90, of Monte Vista, Colorado died September 19, 2016 while residing at the Monte Vista Estates care center in Monte Vista. She was born in Antonito, Colorado on January 20, 1926 to Charles (Ed) Broyles, Sr., and Mary Ann (Nance) Broyles.
Both sides of Freda's family were early pioneers in the San Luis

Dennis Vialpando

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 21st, 2016
Dennis Vialpando passed away on September 15, 2016.  Arrangements are pending.  A full obituary will follow.

Freda B. Hagan, 90

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 20th, 2016
Longtime valley resident Freda B. Hagan, 90, passed away on September 19, 2016 at the Monte Vista Estates in Monte Vista. Arrangements are pending and will be announced through Rogers Family Mortuary in Monte Vista.

Tim V. Gutierrez Jr., 52

Posted: Saturday, Sep 17th, 2016
Monte Vista resident Tim V. Gutierrez Jr., 52, passed away September 16, 2016 at the Monte Vista Estates with his loving family by his side. Tim was born on March 19, 1964 in Monte Vista, Colorado, the son of Tim V. Gutierrez Sr., and Helen Mary Garcia Gutierrez. Tim was a kind and loving son, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin

Nancy Carol Wire

Posted: Saturday, Sep 17th, 2016
Nancy Carol Wire, nee Billings, was born in Fresno, California, and died suddenly in Alamosa, Colorado on September 14th, 2016.
She is survived by husband, Richard K. Wire, born in Evansville, Indiana, and 2 children, Lisa and Timothy Ferreira of Mesa, Arizona and Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Also surviving are Nancy's sister, Mary Jenkins of Bakersfield, California and brother, Wayne Billings

Maevonne Mickelsen March 1936 – September 9, 2016

Modified: Wednesday, Sep 14th, 2016
Maevonne Mickelsen departed her earthly body on September 9, 2016 while being cared for at Larchwood Inns along with Hope West Hospice for late stages of Parkinson's disease. She was 80 years old.
Maevonne was born March 1936 in Romeo Colorado. She graduated from La Jara High School in the San Luis Valley. After high school she

Maria Eloisa Chacon, 101

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 13th, 2016
Maria Eloisa Chacon, the daughter of Frutoso and Emilia DeHerrera, arrived on this earth in Rancho de Taos, New Mexico on June 20, 1915, and departed on September 9, 2016, in Thornton, Colorado. In 101 years she impacted the lives of many people with her strong work ethic and deep faith in God and church. Eloisa grew up in the

Joann Melgares, 66

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 13th, 2016
Joann Melgares, 66, of Albuquerque New Mexico, died on July 17, 2016.
She was born on January 2, 1950, in Alamosa, the daughter of Julian and Lourdes Melgares.
Joann was an Associate at Sam's Club for 24 years.
Survivors include her children Peter (Lynette) Trujillo and Anthony (Samatha) Trujillo, 7 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild as well as brothers and

George Alferd Wolf, 90

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 13th, 2016
Alamosa, Longtime valley resident George Alferd Wolf, 90, passed away on September 9, 2016 at the San Luis Care Center in Alamosa. He was born on August 12, 1926 in Center, Colorado to Wallace and Ella Popp Wolf.
George attended Sargent school through the 6th grade, before moving over to Hooper, where he graduated. George was

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