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Irene F. Martinez, 61

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 23rd, 2014
Longtime Monte Vista resident Irene F. Martinez, 61, passed away Saturday, April 19, 2014.
Irene asked that there be no services and in support of her life, that her body be donated to advance medical science through Science Care, a whole donor body program in hope of helping others.
She was born March 8, 1953. Irene enjoyed crocheting, reading, playing
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Epifanio “Eppie” L. Suazo, 76

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 23rd, 2014
Denver, Longtime Alamosa resident Epifanio "Eppie" L. Suazo, 76, passed away at San Luis Valley Health Regional Medical Center in Alamosa on April 20, 2014.
He was born on January 16, 1938 in Manassa, Colorado to Oligario and Linda "Marcelina" Suazo. Epifanio was a member of Sacred Heart Parish in Alamosa. He enjoyed the outdoors, camping, fishing,
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Mary Lobato, 90

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 23rd, 2014
Seven Mile Plaza resident Mary Lobato, 90, passed away on April 22, 2014.  Arrangements are pending with Romero Funeral Home of Alamosa.
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Llewelyn “Lew” Muhovich, 90

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 22nd, 2014
Longtime Monte Vista resident Llewelyn "Lew" Muhovich, 90, passed away on April 18, 2014 at the Colorado State Veterans Center at Homelake.
Lew was born on May 31, 1923 to Anthony and Bessie Muhovich in Walsen Camp, Colorado. He served his country honorably in the United States Army. Following his service he came back to Colorado and worked
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Donald C. McQueen

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 22nd, 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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Henry “Enrique” Gaspar Rivera, 89

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 22nd, 2014
Henry "Enrique" Gaspar Rivera, 89, of La Jara, CO and Taos, NM, passed away on November 25, 2013.
He was born on 11/01/1924 to Jose Gaspar Rivera and Maria Gonzales Rivera.
He was married to Amelia "Emily" Rivera in Taos, NM, and she preceded him in death.
Enrique served in the Army and was a member of the Catholic
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Donnie Ramon Ferguson, 73

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 22nd, 2014
Our loving and godly husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Donnie Ramon Ferguson, went to be with the Lord on April 19, 2014. Words cannot express the impact he has made on the lives of his family and friends and all those who were around him. His life was truly a legacy that will stay with us forever.
Donnie,
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Lucy Emilie Vigil, 85

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 22nd, 2014
Antonito resident Lucy Emilie Vigil, 85, passed away April 19, 2014, at home under Hospice Care, guided by her loving Care Giving children and husband. Lucy was born August 10, 1928, in Antonito, Colorado the daughter of Jose Gabriel Espinoza and Francisquita DeHerrera Espinoza. Lucy married Jose Felipe Vigil on August 9, 1944 in Antonito, Colorado, they enjoyed 69 years
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Epifanio “Eppie” L. Suazo, 76

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 22nd, 2014
Alamosa, Longtime Alamosa resident Epifanio "Eppie" L. Suazo, 76, passed away on April 20, 2014 at the San Luis Valley Health in Alamosa. Arrangements are pending and will be announced through Rogers Family Mortuary in Alamosa.
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Aurora Duran Salinas, 80

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 22nd, 2014
Manassa resident Aurora Duran Salinas, 80, passed away on April 20, 2014.  Arrangements are pending with Romero Funeral Home of Alamosa.
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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.
Glenn
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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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