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Abel A. Archuleta, 70

Posted: Saturday, Sep 20th, 2014
Monte Vista resident Abel A. Archuleta, 70 departed this life September 16, 2014 at the family home.
Abel was born on November 28, 1943 to Jacob and Catalina (Vigil) Archuleta in Monte Vista, CO
 He was a retired farm laborer/mechanic. His hobbies were woodworking, drawing, gardening, but most of all spending time with his loving family and friends.
Abel
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Garmond Stanley Smith, “Stan,” 82

Posted: Saturday, Sep 20th, 2014
On September 17, 2014, Garmond Stanley Smith, "Stan," died in his home at the age of 82, surrounded by his family.
Born in Huntington, West Virginia, in 1932 to Chester and Pearl Smith, Stan met the love of his life, Eileen, in a West Virginia University (WVU) math class in 1951. Upon graduation and marriage to Eileen in 1953,
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Mae (Mayo) Medina Escheman, 84

Posted: Saturday, Sep 20th, 2014
Price, Utah/Fort Garland Colorado, Our beloved mother, grandmother, aunt and friend, Mae (Mayo) Medina Escheman, age 84, passed away on September 19, 2014 in Price, Utah.
Mae was born May 13, 1929 in Taos New Mexico to Maxamino Medina and Frutosa Sanchez . She later moved to Fort Garland, Colorado where she lived until moving to Utah with her son
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Roseann Denise Medina, 45

Posted: Saturday, Sep 20th, 2014
Pueblo, Monte Vista resident Roseann Denise Medina, 45, passed away on September 17, 2014 at the Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo. Roseann was born on January 3, 1969 in Del Norte, Colorado to Toby and JoAnne G. Medina. She graduated from Monte Vista High School in 1987. Roseann was employed by Mary Jo Merkeley State Farm Insurance
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Abel Francisco Salas, 31

Posted: Friday, Sep 19th, 2014
Abel Francisco Salas, 31, went home to be with our Lord on September 11, 2014.
He is survived by his wife, Shanda Martinez; children, Damian, Kiyanah and Jayce Salas; parents, Francisco and Berta Salas; siblings, Juan, Lisa, Sonia and Marisol Salas; grandmother, Tomasita Romero; nieces and nephews, Marisela, Marivel, Enrique, David and Davian; mother and father-in-law, John and
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Roseann Denise Medina, 45

Posted: Friday, Sep 19th, 2014
Monte Vista resident Roseann Denise Medina, 45, died September 17, 2014 at the Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo.
Services are pending and will be announced through Rogers Family Mortuary of Monte Vista.

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Harold Robinson, 75

Posted: Thursday, Sep 18th, 2014
Sanford resident Harold Robinson, 75, died at his home on September 16, 2014.
Harold was born October 14, 1938 in Blanket, Texas to his mother Juanita Holcomb and was raised by his grandmother. He married his wife of 53 years, Linda Beth Coursey, in Fort Worth Texas on June 10, 1961. They had 3 children whom they happily raised together.
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Harold Robinson, 70

Posted: Thursday, Sep 18th, 2014
Sanford resident Harold Robinson, 70, died at his home on September 16, 2014.
Funeral services are pending and will be announced. Arrangements are in care of Rogers Family Mortuary of Alamosa.
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Abel Archuleta, 70

Posted: Thursday, Sep 18th, 2014
Monte Vista, Longtime Monte Vista resident Abel Archuleta, 70, passed away on September 16, 2014. Arrangements are pending and will be announced through Rogers Family mortuary in Monte Vista
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Melody Ann “Clawson” Stevenson, 59

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 17th, 2014
Melody Ann "Clawson" Stevenson, 59, born October 14, 1954, in Coos Bay, Oregon, went to our Lord on September 10, 2014.
She is survived by brother Jody Clawson of Coos Bay, Oregon. Also survived by her close adopted Valley families of Mr. and Mrs. John Haefeli, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Schaefer, Mr. and Mrs. Ted Ruggles and close friend Michael
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Bernard Brito, 88

Posted: Saturday, Sep 13th, 2014
Bernard Brito, 88, went home to be with our Lord on September 10, 2014.
He was preceded in death by wife, Emilie Brito.
He is survived by children, Bernice Brito, Charlene (Roger) Fridge, Bobby (Debbie) Brito, Steve (Mae) Brito, Dean (Mary) Brito, Roberta Holmes; brother, Rudy Brito of San Francisco; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great-grandchildren.
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Raymond Eugene Buhr, 57

Posted: Saturday, Sep 13th, 2014
Sheridan, WY, former SLV resident Raymond Eugene Buhr, 57, passed away peacefully at his home in Sheridan on September 7, 2014. He was born to Edward and Louise (Compton) on March 10, 1957 in Alamosa, CO. He was raised in the San Acacio and Mesita communities and graduated from Centauri High School where he was very active in the High School
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Hemming La Mont Morgan, 84

Posted: Saturday, Sep 13th, 2014
Sanford resident Hemming La Mont Morgan, age 84, died Tuesday, September 9, 2014 in Alamosa, Colorado. La Mont was born on May 30, 1930 to Hemming Vivian and Edith (Lenington) Morgan at the family home in Sanford, CO. He grew up driving sheep, milking cows and working with his dad and uncles cutting hay with teams of
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Pauline Martinez Dixon, 79

Posted: Saturday, Sep 13th, 2014
Pauline Martinez Dixon, 79, born on January 25, 1935 in Alamosa, Colorado, passed peacefully into God's hands on August 11, 2014 in San Diego, California. Pauline was the loving mother of Victoria (Dennis Robillard) Crabbe of San Diego, CA; Catherine (Frank) Thompson of Scottsdale, AZ; Judith (Greg) Carlson of Poulsbo, WA; and Paula (Steve) Hill of San Diego,
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Frank LeBlanc, 87

Posted: Friday, Sep 12th, 2014
Former Del Norte resident, Frank LeBlanc, 87, passed away on September 5, 2014, in Albuquerque, NM surrounded by his loving family.
Frank was born Armando Francisco LeBlanc to Epimenio and Maria Diega (Vigil) LeBlanc on November 1, 1926 in Del Norte, Colorado. He was married to Ruth Atencio on June 27, 1949. Frank was a Forestry Technician for
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Carl “Carpi” George Olme, 86

Posted: Friday, Sep 12th, 2014
Carl "Carpi" George Olme, 86, of Phoenix Arizona passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 9, 2014.
He was born on March 9, 1928 in Del Norte, Colorado. Upon meeting his wife, Winnifred, they raised four wonderful children. After retiring from the Colorado Public Service Company and Alamosa Fire Department, the moved to Delta, Colorado. During retirement they spent their
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Robert A. Barela, 68

Posted: Thursday, Sep 11th, 2014
Antonito resident Robert A. Barela, 68, passed away September 9, 2014 in Colorado Springs, surrounded by his loving family. Robert was born on May 23, 1946 in San Antonio, Colorado, the son of Teofilo Barela and Victoria Duran Barela. Robert was a wonderful, caring and loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin and friend who enjoyed going fishing, camping, riding
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H. LaMont Morgan, 84

Posted: Thursday, Sep 11th, 2014
Longtime Sanford resident H. LaMont Morgan, 84, passed away in Alamosa on September 9, 2014.
Funeral Services are pending and will be announced.
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Lora Jean “Lorie” Entz, 79

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 10th, 2014
Longtime Center resident Lora Jean "Lorie" Entz, 79, passed away at the University of Colorado Health Medical Center in Aurora on September 7, 2014.
Lorie's life began on November 12, 1934 in Elkhart, Kansas, the daughter of Ernest and Etha Mae Hargrove Chambers. Shortly after her birth, the family moved to Monte Vista, CO. She attended and graduated
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Judith L. “Judy” Allen, 74

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 10th, 2014
Judith L. "Judy" Allen, 74, passed away peacefully on August 27, 2014. She moved from Saguache to Denver in July 2006 to be closer to family, and had a stroke a month later. Judy had the chance to reconnect with her children and live a quality life for eight years before being taken to heaven by our Lord.
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Sonya L. Plane 50

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 10th, 2014
Sonya L. Plane 50, of Del Norte, Colorado passed away on September 4, 2014. She was born on June 18, 1964 in Yerington, Nevada to Arthur and Virgina (Aydolette) Davies.
Sonya enjoyed swimming, camping, cooking, baking and bowling. She was also a cheerleader in high school. She mostly enjoys spending time with her family, friends and her granddaughter, Brailee Rae.
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Dallas John Norton, 75

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 10th, 2014
ANTONITO -- Antonito Resident, Dallas John Norton, 75, Died September 7, 2014 at his home in Antonito, Colorado. He was born May 12, 1939 to Quincy Joseph and Helen Lottie (McCartney) Norton. He married his first wife of 47 seven years, Alice Lorene (Renie) Cornum, who preceded him in death. He then married Sheron Knight, his childhood friend,
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Charles William Drawbaugh, 59

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 10th, 2014
Alamosa resident Charles William Drawbaugh, 59, passed away September 8, 2014 at the San Luis Valley Regional Medical Center. Charles was born on June 10, 1955 in Clarkson, New York. He was a Veteran and served in the United States Marine Corp. Charles was an automotive mechanic by profession.
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Loraine (Nielson) Crawford, 78

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 9th, 2014
La Jara/Romeo -- Loraine (Nielson) Crawford, 78, of La Jara, Colorado passed away surrounded by her family on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at St. Anthony Hospital in Lakewood, Colorado from respiratory and kidney complications attributed to Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS).
Loraine was born August 22, 1936 to Leonard and Bertha Nielson in their home northeast mile north of Romeo
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Doyle Burns, 94

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 9th, 2014
Doyle Burns, 94, of Montrose, CO, passed away on September 4, 2014. Doyle was born January 29, 1920, in Geary, OK, to the late Roy and Blanche (Deweese) Burns, the middle of eleven children. He graduated from Geary High School in 1938 and attended one "miserable and unremarkable" semester at Oklahoma A & M before returning to the
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Mentora “Toni” Metsker, 97

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 9th, 2014
Mentora "Toni" Metsker, 97, of Center, CO, died on September 1, 2014, in Grand Junction, CO.
Toni was born on August 11, 1917 in Minor Hill, TN to James Breeding and Ola Breeding.
She married James W Metsker.
When Toni was 8 her mom taught her to play basketball. Upon entering Junior High School in Minor Hill, TN, the boys'
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Roy Dwane Pruett, 77

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 9th, 2014
The family of Roy Dwane Pruett sadly announces his passing on August 24, 2014 at the age of 77, following a long battle with a serious illness. He was a lifelong resident of the San Luis Valley and lived in South Fork, Colorado for the past 20 years. He was born in Center, Colorado on February 8, 1937
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Dallas John Norton, 75

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 9th, 2014
ANTONITO, Co- Antonito Resident, Dallas John Norton, 75, Died September 7, 2014 at his home in Antonito Colorado. Arrangements are pending through Rogers Family Mortuary in Alamosa.
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