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Nickolas (Nick) Martinez, 70

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 29th, 2015
Nickolas (Nick) Martinez was born on April 21, 1945 in La Jara, Colorado and passed away on July 18, 2015 at 70 years of age.
He was a graduate of La Jara High School, where he participated in football and basketball and became a lifelong athlete.
He joined the Army in 1964 and completed his tour
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Herminio Alonzo “Red” Martinez, 76

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 29th, 2015
Herminio Alonzo "Red" Martinez was born in La Jara, Colorado on February 16, 1939, the son of Jose Fermin Martinez and Maria Clarita Martinez de Martinez.
He entered into eternal life on July 16, 2015 in Westminster, Colorado.
Alonzo has eight brothers and sisters: Clara Connie, Gilbert Daniel, Elsie, Clorinda Maria, Frances, Lucy (deceased), Rebecca, and Olivia Orlinda (deceased.
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John L. Graeser, 94

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 29th, 2015
Del Norte- John L. Graeser was born June 11, 1921 in Flushing, NY to John Funk and Lena Frank. John passed away July 28, 2015 at the Rio Grande Hospital which he dearly loved. His father was a prison guard at Sing Sing Prison and was killed during a riot. His mother immigrated to the USA from Germany through
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Joe Gene Santistevan, 61

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 29th, 2015
San Luis resident Joe Gene Santistevan, 61, passed away July 24, 2015 at his home under Hospice Care surrounded by his loving family. Joe was born on May 4, 1954 in Amalia, New Mexico, the son of Elesam Santistevan and Rafelita Elizabeth Archuleta Santistevan. Joe was a kind and loving son, brother, uncle, cousin and friend who enjoyed going fishing,
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Marina V. Trujillo, 98

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 28th, 2015
Alamosa, former San Luis resident Marina V. Trujillo, 98, passed away July 22, 2015 at the San Luis Care Center in Alamosa surrounded by her loving family. Marina was born on April 24, 1917 in Chama, Colorado, the daughter of Alfredo Vigil and Delfina Lopez Trujillo. Marina was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend who enjoyed
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Ruth Mathes, 88

Posted: Saturday, Jul 25th, 2015
Longtime San Acacio resident Ruth Mathes, 88, died July 23, 2015 at her home near San Acacio.
She married her husband of more than 60 years, Gerald Wayne Mathes, in Taos, New Mexico on December 1, 1946 during her husband's service in the United States Army. Following his service they purchased a farm in San Acacio where they happily
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Ermma Lee Eagle Hart, 72

Posted: Saturday, Jul 25th, 2015
Ermma Lee Eagle Hart, 72, passed away March 25, 2015 in Cottonwood, AZ under Hospice Care surrounded by her loving family. Lee was born September 25, 1942 in Alamosa CO to Omer H and Bertha Eagle. Her early years were spent in Blanca CO. The family then moved to Mosca CO where she attended and graduated from Sangre de Cristo
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“Tony” Anthony J. Melonas, 53

Posted: Saturday, Jul 25th, 2015
Former Alamosa resident "Tony" Anthony J. Melonas, age 53, died in West Memphis, AR on July 21, 2015. Plans for a memorial service are pending.
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Joe Gene Santistevan, 61

Posted: Saturday, Jul 25th, 2015
San Luis resident Joe Gene Santistevan, 61, passed away July 24, 2015. Arrangements are in care of Romero Funeral Home of San Luis.  
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Jose Paul Valdez, 76

Posted: Friday, Jul 24th, 2015
San Luis resident, Jose Paul Valdez, 76, passed away July 22, 2015 at the San Luis Care Center in Alamosa, Colorado. Paul was born on October 19, 1938 in San Pablo, Colorado to Felipe Valdez and Estella Sanchez Valdez. Paul was a farmer who enjoyed playing guitar, singing, dancing, farming, carpentry, and especially the time he spent
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Amarante Raymond Archuleta, 58

Posted: Friday, Jul 24th, 2015
New Mexico former Center resident Amarante Raymond Archuleta, 58, passed away July 21, 2015 at the Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque, New Mexico surrounded by his two daughters Chasity and Tara. Amarante was born on August 6, 1956 in San Juan Pueblo, New Mexico, the son of Gabriel Archuleta and Josephine Martinez Archuleta. Amarante served and was a veteran in the
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Robert S. Hanna, 76

Posted: Friday, Jul 24th, 2015
Robert S. Hanna, 76, passed away July 20, 2015 at the Colorado State Veterans Center in Monte Vista, Colorado. He was born June 5, 1939 in Del Norte, Colorado to Tunis Frank and Katherine Hanna. Robert was married to Joan Pace and together the raised four children on the family ranch near Del Norte.
Robert loved ranching, his horses and
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Marina Trujillo, 98

Posted: Friday, Jul 24th, 2015
Alamosa former San Luis resident Marina Trujillo, 98, passed away July 22, 2015. Arrangements are pending with Romero Funeral Home of San Luis.  
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Gwendolyn Gloria Voris

Posted: Friday, Jul 24th, 2015
Gwendolyn Gloria Voris passed away July 21, 2015 in Del Norte, CO.
Strohmayer's Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
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Othelle James Reed, 95

Posted: Friday, Jul 24th, 2015
Othelle James Reed passed away on July 22, 2015 at the Rio Grande Inn located in La Jara, Colorado.  He was born in Sanford, Colorado on February 5, 1920 to James Arthur and Mary Phoebe DePriest Reed.  He and Helen Reed celebrated their 74th wedding anniversary on February 16, 2015.
He was preceded in death by his wife Helen Reed,
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Jose Paul Valdez, 75

Posted: Thursday, Jul 23rd, 2015
San Luis resident Jose Paul Valdez, 75, passed away July 22, 2015. Arrangements are pending with Romero Funeral Home of San Luis.
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Armando R. Atencio, 84

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 22nd, 2015
Denver, former San Pablo resident, Armando R. Atencio, 84, passed away July 19, 2015 at the Mapleton Care Center in Lakewood, Colorado. Armando was born on April 16, 1931, the son of Cleofes De Jesus Atencio and Silverita Manchego Atencio, in San Isidro, Colorado. Armando served in the U.S. Army. He was a teacher, guidance counselor,
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Isaac Emilano Vega, 31

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 22nd, 2015
Alamosa resident Isaac Emilano Vega, 31, passed away Sunday, July 19th, 2015 in Lakewood CO.
Isaac was born March 21st, 1984 in Alamosa, Colorado to Noah Vega and Luella Valdez. Isaac married Monica Mercedes Robles in November of 2014.
He attended schools in Alamosa and was educated as a Machinist. Isaac loved reaching people's hearts with humor and
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Timothy “Bernardo” Gutierrez, 56

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 22nd, 2015
Antonito resident Timothy "Bernardo" Gutierrez, 56, passed away July 19, 2015. Tim was born on December 25, 1958 in Alamosa, Colorado, the son of Leroy Gutierrez and Henrietta Espinoza Gutierrez. Tim served and was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and following his honorable discharge from the service; he held many jobs, and at the time of his
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Brad Joseph Archuleta

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 22nd, 2015
In loving memory of Brad Joseph Archuleta.
On July 24, 2014, my son Brad Joseph Archuleta passed away, and at the time those of you who knew he was cremated. Now a year later on July 24, 2015, I will lay him to rest at Monte Vista Cemetery at 11:00 a.m.
Gone But Not Forgotten
Mom Duanese Atencio
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Mona Janet Motz

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 22nd, 2015
Graveside service for Mona Janet Motz will be held July 25, 2015, at the Alamosa Municipal Cemetery, Elks Section, at 11 a.m.
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Helen Marie Chacon, 74

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 21st, 2015
Monte Vista resident Helen Marie Chacon, 74, passed away July 16, 2015. Helen was born on February 18,1941 in Dawson, New Mexico, the daughter of Antonio Vensor and Rosanna Maria Lopez. Helen was a civilian clerk who worked for the military for most of her life. She was also a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, sister, cousin and friend
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Thomas Perea Lewis Chacon

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 21st, 2015
A memorial service to celebrate the lives of Thomas Perea of Boulder, Co and Lewis Chacon of Montrose, Co will be held on Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at the Monte Vista Cemetery Chapel, 4927 County Rd. in Monte Vista, Co. (across the highway from the Best Western Movie Manor.)
Thomas and Lewis are survived by their
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Tim Gutierrez, 56

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 21st, 2015
Antonito resident Tim Gutierrez, 56, passed away July 19, 2015. Arrangements are in care of Romero Funeral Home of Antonito.
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Armando Atencio, 84

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 21st, 2015
San Isidro resident Armando Atencio, 84, passed away July 19, 2015. Arrangements are in care of Romero Funeral Home of San Luis.
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Isaac Emilano Vega, 31

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 21st, 2015
Alamosa resident Isaac Emilano Vega, 31, passed away Sunday, July 19th, 2015 in Lakewood CO.
Funeral Services are pending and will be announced through Rogers Family Mortuary of Alamosa.
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Jacobo Lujan, 69

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 21st, 2015
Monte Vista, Monte Vista resident Jacobo Lujan, 69, passed away on July 18, 2015. Arrangements are pending and will be announced through Rogers Family Mortuary in Monte Vista.
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Bessie Elnora Thomas , 87

Posted: Monday, Jul 20th, 2015
Bessie Elnora Thomas , 87, beloved wife of Dr. H. Dale Thomas of La Jara, passed away Tuesday, July 14th, 2015 at the San Luis Valley Health Regional Medical Center in Alamosa.
Elnora was born at home December 22nd, 1927 in Sanford, Colorado the daughter of Earl Christian Jensen and Bessie Inez (Shawcroft) Jensen.
Elnora was an
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George Joseph Brunelli, 86

Posted: Saturday, Jul 18th, 2015
Monte Vista resident George Joseph Brunelli, 86, passed away on July 15, 2015. He was born on November 18, 1928 in Walsenburg, Colorado to Frank and Agnes Brunelli. George honorably served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. On July 21, 1964, he married Donna Hansen. He was a Rancher all of
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Mary Josephine Romero, 91

Posted: Saturday, Jul 18th, 2015
Alamosa resident Mary Josephine Romero, 91, passed away July 15, 2015 at the Penrose Medical Center in Colorado Springs under Pikes Peak Hospice with her daughter Mary Ann at her side. Josephine was born on February 3, 1924 in Peña Blanca, New Mexico, the daughter of Virginio Leyba and Rosanna Garcia Leyba. She was united in marriage to Presiliano G.
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Andres Leroy Sanchez, 65

Posted: Friday, Jul 17th, 2015
Andres Leroy Sanchez was born April 5, 1950 in Alamosa, Colorado and was reunited with his mother, Mary Liz Martinez, in heaven on July 10, 2015.
He was a technician for Orkin Pest Control, in his free time he loved attending church with his son, he enjoyed taking his nephews fishing and when he was out camping he loved sleeping
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Serafin Alfredo “Fred” Montoya, 86

Posted: Friday, Jul 17th, 2015
Alamosa, Alamosa resident Serafin Alfredo "Fred" Montoya, 86, passed away on July 15, 2015, at the San Luis Care Center in Alamosa, Colorado.
Fred was born on August 12, 1928, in Sanford, Colorado. He was the second of fifteen children born to Juan Francisco Montoya and Vincentita Chavez Montoya. He was a devout member of Sacred Heart Catholic
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Helen Chacon, 74

Posted: Friday, Jul 17th, 2015
Monte Vista resident Helen Chacon, 74, passed away July 16, 2015. Arrangements are in care of Romero Funeral Home of Monte Vista.
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Josephine Romero, 91

Posted: Friday, Jul 17th, 2015
Alamosa resident Josephine Romero, 91, passed away July 16, 2015. Arrangements are in care of Romero Funeral Home of Alamosa.
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