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Donald C. McQueen

Posted: Friday, Apr 18th, 2014
Donald C. McQueen was born on November 16, 1929 and passed away on April 10, 2014.
He was born in Garden City, Kansas to Claude and Effie McQueen. As a boy Don lived with his family in Holcomb and Garden City, Kansas.
He married the love of his life on May 21, 1955 and moved with their children to Alamosa
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Cornelia E. Sanchez (Corny Bear), 71

Posted: Friday, Apr 18th, 2014
Cornelia E. Sanchez (Corny Bear), 71, of Ft garland passed away on April 13, 2014 at her home with her family by her side. She was born on June 10, 1942 in Las Vegas, New Mexico to Ferdinando Sanchez and Amadita Archuleta.
Her hobbies included fixing puzzles, word search puzzles, making arts and crafts, spending time with her family.
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Glenn A. Quick Jr. (Bud) 97

Posted: Friday, Apr 18th, 2014
Glenn A. Quick Jr. (Bud) 97, of Monte Vista, CO., passed away on April 11, 2014.
He was born on April 28, 1916 in Lamar, CO. to Glenn Sr. and Nettie Quick.
Glenn enjoyed carving, woodworking, building model airplanes, boats and trains.
Glenn liked being outdoors, fishing and black powder rendezvous Glenn also loved spending time with his family.
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Jeanne Cox

Posted: Friday, Apr 18th, 2014
Jeanne Cox, resident of Monte Vista and former owner of the Bead Shop in Monte Vista died on April 9 in the Denver area.  A Memorial Service will be held for Jeanne on Saturday, April 26 at 2:00 P.M at the Central Church of Christ, 200 Franklin Street, Monte Vista, CO 81144.  For more information please call the church office
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Sarafine E. Navares

Posted: Friday, Apr 18th, 2014
Sarafine E. Navares, a long time Romeo resident, unexpectedly passed away on April 15, 2014 in Omaha, Nebraska.
Sarafine was born on December 5, 1955, to Maria G. Baroz Navares and Joe D. Navares of Romeo, CO.
Sarafine is survived by his mother Maria G. Navares of Romeo, two daughters, Juanita Navares and Anita Navares, four sons, Louie, Sarafine Jr.
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Fermin Joseph Santistevan, 82

Posted: Thursday, Apr 17th, 2014
Well known San Luis Valley resident Fermin Joseph Santistevan, 82, passed away in Monte Vista, Co. April 11, 2014 surrounded by his family in the home of his daughter, Rosine Pena, under Hospice Care. Fermin was born in Monte Vista August 8, 1931, the son of Juan Isidor Santistevan and Mary Lucero Santistevan. He was united in marriage to Della
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Luis “Louie” Muniz, 69

Posted: Thursday, Apr 17th, 2014
Alamosa resident Luis "Louie" Muniz, 69, passed away April 14, 2014. Louie was born on December 16, 1944 in Alamosa, Colorado, the son of Andres Muniz and Celina Trujillo Muniz. Louie was united in marriage to Toni Lucero on November 25, 1967. He was enlisted and served in the United States Navy, where he completed two tours in Vietnam.
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Helen Apodaca, 97

Posted: Thursday, Apr 17th, 2014
Alamosa resident Helen Apodaca, 97, passed away on April 14, 2014. Helen was born on May 24, 1916 in Alamosa, Colorado the daughter of Daniel Valdes Sr. and Manuelita Tapia Valdes. She was the last survivor of thirteen siblings, six sisters and seven brothers. Helen retired from J.C. Penney at the age of seventy years
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Jose Antonio Rubio, 90

Posted: Thursday, Apr 17th, 2014
Jose Antonio Rubio, 90, of Ft. Garland passed away on April 15, 2014. He was born to Victor Manuel Rubio and Joaquina Bejarano Rubio on October 14, 1923 in Villa Aldana Chihuahua, Mexico.
He is survived by his wife; Polly Espinoza Rubio.
Jose has been cremated and the family will have a small private service at a
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Gavin Kyle Silver, 18

Posted: Monday, Apr 14th, 2014
Gavin Kyle Silver, age 18 and a ten year resident of Rockwall, TX, passed away April 5, 2014. He was born July 29, 1995 in Alamosa, CO to Rod Silver and Jennifer Wendel. Gavin graduated from Rockwall-Heath High School in 2013 and was an avid motocross racer and a 14 year AMA member.
He is survived by his father:
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George William Berkstresser, 85

Posted: Monday, Apr 14th, 2014
George William Berkstresser, 85, passed away on January 31, 2014 at the Colorado State Veterans Center at Homelake.
George was born on November 28, 1928 in Sioux City IA to Dr. C. F. Berkstresser and Julia Johnson Berkstresser. George graduated from Morningside College in Sioux City IA and spent one year at Iowa University before joining the US Army
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William Richard Crowther, 91

Posted: Monday, Apr 14th, 2014
William Richard Crowther passed away on Friday, April 11, 2014 in the Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in Provo, UT. He was 91. Rich was born in Sanford, Colorado on April 6, 1923, to Wm. Alma Crowther and Marcella Christensen, one of 2 boys and 7 girls.
He married Shirley Hair in 1942, they divorced in 1970. Together they had
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Nelson “Slick” Edward Silver, 71

Posted: Monday, Apr 14th, 2014
Lifetime Alamosa resident Nelson "Slick" Edward Silver, 71, died April 12, 2014 in Alamosa.
Slick's life began in Alamosa, Colorado on August 6, 1942, the son of Horace Barton Silver and DeLamar Nielson Silver. He married his wife of 40 years, Sharon Kay Crouch in May of 1973.
Slick worked for many years as a Truck Driver
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Helen Apodaca, 98,

Posted: Monday, Apr 14th, 2014
Alamosa resident Helen Apodaca, 98, passed away on April 14, 2014.  Arrangements are pending with Romero Funeral Home of Alamosa.
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Luis Muniz, 69

Posted: Monday, Apr 14th, 2014
Alamosa resident Luis Muniz, 69, passed away on April 14, 2014.  Arrangements are pending with Romero Funeral Home of Alamosa.
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Luis Rodriguez, 44

Posted: Monday, Apr 14th, 2014
Center resident Luis Rodriguez, 44, passed away on April 12, 2014.  Arrangements are pending with Romero Funeral Home of Monte Vista.
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Teresa Romero, 97

Posted: Monday, Apr 14th, 2014
Monte Vista resident Teresa Romero, 97, passed away on April 12, 2014.  Arrangements are pending with Romero Funeral Home of Monte Vista.
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Fermin Joseph Santistevan

Posted: Friday, Apr 11th, 2014
Monte Vista resident Fermin Joseph Santistevan, 82, passed away on April 11, 2014.  Arrangements are pending with Romero Funeral Home of Monte Vista.
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Willam Richard Crowther

Posted: Friday, Apr 11th, 2014
Springville, Utah resident and former Valley resident Willam Richard Crowther, 91, passed away April 11, 2014 in Springville, Utah.
Funeral Services are pending and local services will be announced through Rogers Family Mortuary of Alamosa.
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Lawrence Wolgram

Posted: Friday, Apr 11th, 2014
MONTE VISTA -- Graveside services for Lawrence Wolgram will be Saturday, April 12 at noon at the San Luis Valley Cemetery in Monte Vista.
Lawrence Edward "Larry" Wolgram went to be with the Lord Jan. 12. He was born in Holly, Colo. on Aug. 30, 1941.
Larry was a retired farmer in the San Luis Valley. He loved to
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Judith Marie Goehl Allen

Posted: Friday, Apr 11th, 2014
HENDERSON, Nevada -- Judith Marie Goehl Allen, 77, died Sunday, April 6, 2014 in Henderson, Nevada.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wed. April 23, 2014, at St. Michaels Episcopal Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Judith was born Feb. 18, 1937 to Robert and Florence Goehl. She grew up in the San Luis
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Gertie Madril

Posted: Friday, Apr 11th, 2014
Alamosa resident Gertie Madril, 75, passed away April 11, 2014 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Gertie was born on January 12, 1939 in Leadville, Colorado the daughter of George Medina and Santos Masidonia Cisneros Medina. Gertie was a wonderful mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, sister and friend who enjoyed crossword puzzles, camping, fishing, playing cards, watching T.V, but
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Karissa Carr Smith

Modified: Friday, Apr 11th, 2014
Karissa Carr Smith was born in Orlando, Florida on May 21, 1978. She made our family (Bill, Janet, Jeremy and Justin) complete for those beginning years. Early on Karissa made it known that she had a radiant, independent and adventurous spirit that could charm all that she met. She was a 1996 graduate of Monte Vista High School in Monte
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Thomas M. Tooker, 73

Posted: Friday, Apr 11th, 2014
TEMECULA, Calif. -- Thomas M. Tooker, 73, Temecula, California, died on March 18, 2014. Tom was born on November 11, 1940 to Lester G. Tooker and Mary Lou Lorton.
Tom grew up in Alamosa, became an Eagle Scout, graduated from AHS in 1958, attended Adams State College and earned a B.S. from CSU in Zoology and Secondary Education, and loved
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Maria D. Belarde,103

Posted: Thursday, Apr 10th, 2014
Maria D. Belarde, 103 went to go be with the Lord on April 6, 2014.
She was born on August 31, 1910 at her home near Seven Mile Plaza, CO the daughter of Perfecto and Vicentita Duran.
She lived her life to the fullest, and enjoyed being in the mountains fishing, and camping, and traveling to new places. Maria was
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Eldo J. Wall, 85

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 9th, 2014
Eldo J. Wall, 85, passed away March 30, 2014 at the San Luis Valley Regional Medical Center in Alamosa, Colorado. Eldo was born June 17, 1928 in Namaka, Alberta, Canada, to Abram and Emilie Wall. Eldo's family moved to St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada, in the Niagra Falls area, in 1938 where they operated a fruit farm. After
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Erin Patrice Gilmore

Posted: Monday, Apr 7th, 2014
Lifelong Alamosa resident Erin Patrice Gilmore passed away March 27 following a long illness. She was born January 14, 1979 to Pat and Tom Gilmore of Alamosa. She attended school in Alamosa and graduated from Alamosa High School.
She enjoyed nature, reading, writing poetry and short stories, listening to music, attending plays, working on the computer, watching movies,
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Larry Dean Catlin, 70

Posted: Monday, Apr 7th, 2014
Monte Vista resident Larry Dean Catlin, 70, passed away April 4, 2014.
Larry was the son of Verel and Blanch Catlin, born January 3, 1944 in Alamosa. On September 10, 1966 he married the love of his life Joyce McBride at the Christian Church in Montrose, Colorado. They shared 47 joyful years.
Larry graduated from Montrose
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Nora Jean Gengo, 65

Posted: Monday, Apr 7th, 2014
Lifetime Alamosa resident Nora Jean Gengo, 65, died April 4, 2014 at the San Luis Valley Health Regional Medical Center in Alamosa.
Nora was born on September 9, 1948 in Alamosa the daughter to Harold and Marjorie Jackson Davis. She married Wayne "Bubba" Gengo, Jr. on February 18, 1997.
Nora worked for many years in Banking and
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Eddie Max McCoy Sr

Posted: Monday, Apr 7th, 2014
Eddie Max McCoy Sr. passed away on March 26, 2014 in Chewelah, WA. He was born the son of William and Edna (Teem) McCoy on May 1, 1939 in Alamosa, Colorado. Eddie grew up and attended school in Alamosa, and in 1959 he married Gloria Roberts. The couple was happily married for 55 years. The couple moved to Kennewick, WA
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Calvin Lewis “Bill” Elam, 88

Posted: Monday, Apr 7th, 2014
Manassa resident Calvin Lewis "Bill" Elam, 88, passed away April 6, 2014 at his home in Manassa. Bill was born on December 20, 1925 in Grenville, New Mexico, the son of Olan Elam and Vera Neff Elam. Bill was a great friend who worked in recycling and enjoyed looking for, and collecting, antiques and spending time with friends.
Survivors
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Adela Lilia Martinez, 73

Posted: Monday, Apr 7th, 2014
Adela Lilia Martinez, age 73, of Monte Vista, CO. passed away on April 5, 2014, in Denver CO. She was surrounded by her family and loved ones.
Adela was born in Alamosa, Colorado on January 2, 1941, to Maxamino and Magdelena Maestas. Adela graduated from Alamosa High School. Adela was married to Elfido Jose Martinez in
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