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LA Junta Tribune - La Junta, CO


07.31.2015

Robert Douglas "Doug" Valdez

Robert Douglas "Doug" Valdez, 56, passed away on July 28, 2015 at the Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo. He was born on August 1, 1958 in Clovis, New Mexico to Robert & Elizabeth (Salazar) Valdez, Jr.

Doug graduated from La Junta high ...more


07.30.2015

Obituary for Ramon M. Ornelas

Johnson-Romero Funeral Home (719) 384-8200

Ramon M. Ornelas, of Rocky Ford, CO, passed away unexpectedly at the Joni Fair Hospice House in Pueblo, CO, July 29, 2015. He was born to Ruperto and Cora Ornelas in El Paso, Texas, April 5, 1 ...more


07.29.2015

Jerry Cordova

Jerry Cordova, 75, passed away to the heavens on Saturday, July 25. He was born to a loving Cruz and Ruth Cordova. He was a beloved son, brother, father, uncle, grandfather and friend. He was a generous man that loved his family and friends unconditi ...more


07.20.2015

M.L. Fowler

Marion Linwood (M.L.) Fowler, 90, of La Junta passed away with loved ones by his side on July 16, 2015 at Evergreen Gardens in La Junta. He was born on August 27, 1924 in Schell City, MO to Thomas Clark Fowler Sr. and Mollie Marie Harvey. He was the ...more


07.17.2015

Joseph "Alan" Archuleta

Joseph "Alan" Archuleta, 62, passed away on July 14, 2015 at his Rocky Ford home. He was born on July 20, 1952 in La Junta to Joseph Archuleta & Jennie (Chaparro) Archuleta Torrez. He married Connie Minjarez on October 14, 1972.

He gra ...more


07.14.2015

Ty Michael Briggs

Ty Michael Briggs, 30, of La Junta passed away July 8, 2015 at OU Medical Center in Oklahoma following a motor vehicle accident. He was born on September 19, 1984. He married Ashley Bryant on July 15, 2005.

Ty proudly served in the ...more


07.10.2015

Ronald Ray Sales

Ronald Ray Sales, 64, of La Junta, passed away July 8, 2015 at Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo. He was born on March 2, 1951 to Edward & Mary (Jones) Sales in Lamar, Colorado. He married Martha "Marty" Morley in La Junta in 1977.

...more


07.8.2015

Jenny Mascareas

Jenny Mascareas, 87, passed away July 3, 2015 in Englewood, CO. She was born, Jenny Reyna in Vroman, Colorado on June 24, 1928 to Joe & Felicitas (Campos) Reyna. Jenny is preceded in death by her sister Santos Salas, brothers Marcelino Reyna, and Le ...more


07.7.2015

Christine Elaine Downey-Whalen

Christine Elaine Downey-Whalen, 46, of Swink, passed away on July 3, 2015 in a car accident near her home. She was born on January 9, 1969 in La Junta, Colorado to Timothy Downey & Judith Gonzales. She married Preston Whalen on November 25, 2000. ...more


07.6.2015

Priscilla P. Miller

Priscilla Pryor Miller, 74, passed away on July 2, 2015 at her La Junta home with her family by her side. She was born on Nov. 8, 1940 in Monte Vista, Colorado to Tom & Freda (Deacon) Pryor.

Priscilla is survived by her children, Cha ...more


07.2.2015

Fredrico L. Martinez

Fredrico L. Martinez, 77, of Pueblo passed away on June 29, 2015 at the VA Pueblo Community Living Center. He was born on January 12, 1938 in Tierra, New Mexico to Emilio & Clara (Straus) Martinez.

He served in the Air Force from 1957 ...more


07.1.2015

No services for Helen Clark

Helen Joyce Clark, 78, of Rocky Ford, CO, passed away Saturday, June 27th, while in the company of family members, at Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center-Nursing Center East, La Junta.

Helen was born in Estancia, NM on May 6, 1937 ...more


06.29.2015

Leonard Proctor services Thursday at 10:30 AM

Leonard Wilson Proctor, 88, of Rocky Ford, passed away suddenly on June 26, 2015.

Leonard was born September 19, 1926 and was a lifetime farmer and rancher in the Rocky Ford area and Arkansas Valley. He is survived by his wife Jean Lu ...more


06.26.2015

Michael Dean Atz

Michael Dean Atz, 60, of Denver passed away on June 23, 2015 at the Denver Hospice Care Center. He was born to Robert Atz & Evelyn Bonan in Denver, Colorado on February 28, 1955. He married Georgia I. Vela-Vasquez on November 12, 1977 in La Junta, C ...more


06.22.2015

Pilar Vasquez

Pilar Vasquez, 65, entered into rest on June 17, 2015 at her La Junta home surrounded by her loving family. She was born to Mel Lopez and Leonila Ortiz in Santa Maria de Oro in Durango, Mexico on August 11, 1949. She was a loving kind hearted perso ...more


06.17.2015

Barbara May Scantlin

Barbara May Scantlin lost her battle with lymphoma and died on June 13, 2015 in Las Animas, Colorado at the age of 78. Barbara lived in Neosho, Missouri with her husband Bill Scantlin for over 35 years after his retirement from the United States Navy ...more


06.16.2015

Obituary for Marion Pennington

Marion Francis Pennington of La Junta, Colorado entered into rest in his home, June 15, 2015. He was born December 11, 1938 in Manzanola, Colorado to Gipson and Malfa Mae Pennington. Marion was 76 years of age.
He is survived by his loving wi ...more


06.9.2015

Stacey Lea Miller

Nov. 16, 1963 - June 6, 2015

Memorial services for Stacey Lea Miller will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 13, 2015, at the United Methodist Church in Las Animas, Colorado. Pastor Mark Cloer will be officiating.

Stacey L ...more


06.9.2015

Harry A. Froese

Sept. 26, 1921 - June 2, 2015


Harry A. Froese, 93, died June 2, 2015. He was born on Sept. 26, 1921, at the family home in Buhler, Kansas. He was the fifth of eight children born to Cornelius Baergen Froese and Anna Siemens Fro ...more


06.9.2015

Annie Gonzales services Thursday at 10:00 AM

Annie Gonzales, 88, of Rocky Ford, CO, passed away Saturday, June 6th, peacefully, at Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center-Nursing Center East, La Junta.

Annie was born in Sabinoso, NM on June 8, 1926, a daughter of the late Josie ...more


06.8.2015

Danny Dean Self

Sept. 2, 1947 - May 25, 2015

Danny Dean Self was born on Sept. 2, 1947, in Lamar, Colorado, to Ada Mae (Konkel) and Dorsey Dean Neill. After the death of his father, Danny's mother married Robert Victor (Vic) Self in 1951. With this un ...more


06.8.2015

Obituary for Bernice "Bea" Armstrong

Johnson-Romero Funeral Home
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Bernice "Bea" Armstrong of Clovis, New Mexico, and longtime resident of La Junta, Colorado, entered into rest February 3, 2015 at the Covenant Hospital in Lubbock, Texas. She was born, ...more


06.3.2015

Sharon K. McClain

Sharon K. McClain, 61, passed away on June 2, 2015 at the Arkansas Valley Medical Center. She was born to Winfield Bruce and Virginia Bell Reynolds on March 24, 1954 in La Junta, Colorado.

She attended school in La Junta, graduating in ...more


06.2.2015

Beryl Lu Copess

May 16, 1929 - May 29, 2015

Graveside memorial services for Beryl Copess will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 3, 2015, at the Union Valley Cemetery in Hasty, Colorado, with Nathan Gumke officiating. Cremation has taken place per Bery ...more


06.2.2015

John Pyron Harris

June 2, 1931 - May 31, 2015

Funeral services for Cortez, Colorado, resident John Pyron Harris will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 6, in Rocky Ford at the Community Presbyterian Church with Rev. Steve Culver officiating. Interment ...more


06.2.2015

Ruby Jean Ridennoure Hewitt Marshall

June 20, 1928 - May 20, 2015

Ruby Jean passed peacefully May 20, 2015, at the home of her daughter Donna Hewitt in Seattle, Washington. Ruby passed away from complications after her cancer came back after many years of remission. She w ...more


06.1.2015

Luther Britton

Luther Britton, 78, passed away on May 27, 2015 at his La Junta home. He was born on Oct 16, 1936 in Trinidad, Colorado to Albert and Clara (Rawlings) Britton.

After serving in the United States Army, Luther returned to La Junta to m ...more


05.27.2015

Obituary for Ophelia Lovato

Johnson-Romero Family Funeral Home

Ophelia Lovato passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on February 17, 2015.
She had been a resident of Crowley County Nursing Center. ...more


05.27.2015

Barbara Jean Broce

Barbra Jean Broce 75, of Cheraw passed away on May 25, 2015. She was born on May 7, 1940 in Pritchett, Colorado to Virgil Huffman and Dorothea Mayo. Barbra married Gene Broce on December 15, 1954 in Clayton, New Mexico.

They lived the ...more


05.27.2015

Clifford E. Headrick

Clifford E. Headrick, 85, of Cheraw, passed away on May 22, 2015, at the Sangre de Cristo Hospice in Pueblo. He was born to John Henry & Dessie (Balmer) Headrick on September 21, 1929 in Cheraw, Colorado. Clifford married Carolyn S. Johnson on July ...more


05.26.2015

Thelma Ilene McGinnis

Thelma Ilene McGinnis, 95, sixty year resident of La Junta passed away at her home in the hands of her loving family on May 25, 2015. She was born on December 21, 1919 in Crawford, Nebraska to Walter & Florence Reeves.

She taught sch ...more


05.26.2015

Dottie May Hurd

Dottie May Hurd, 85, passed away on May 22, 2015 in Pueblo. She was born on May 8, 1930 in Springfield, Ohio, daughter of Charles W Carryer and Irene Grisso. She was a wonderful, loving mother, wife and grandmother who made a 30 year career out of ca ...more


05.25.2015

William "Bill" Skuderna services Friday @10:30

William Anthony (Bill) Skuderna, 95, of Rocky Ford, CO, passed away Sunday, May 3rd, peacefully, at Pioneer Health Care Center.

William was born in Rocky Ford, CO on November 1, 1919, a son of the late Kathrine (Gobin) and Anthony Sku ...more


05.21.2015

Irene Genevieve McAllister

March 5, 1926 - May 14, 2015

Irene Genevieve McAllister, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and friend, entered the hospital on May 5 and passed away on May 14, 2015. She was born in Trinidad, Colorado, on March 5, 19 ...more


05.18.2015

Kim Van Hee

Kim Van Hee, 57, from La Junta, passed away May 7, 2015, at Denver Health Medical Center. Kim was born Aug. 28, 1957, in La Junta. He was preceded in death by his mother, father and sister. He is survived by his brothers, Tom (Kaye) Van Hee, Fowler, ...more


05.15.2015

Obituary for Ernest Espinoza

Johnson-Romero Funeral Home
(719) 384-8200
Ernest Espinoza, of Ordway, CO entered into rest May 13, 2015 at his home surrounded by loving family.
Ernest was born Jan. 22, 1922 in Ft. Garland to Annie and Raymundo Espinoza. He w ...more


05.13.2015

George Hixson

July 7, 1923 - April 5, 2015

George Hixson was born in Simla, Colorado, to B. Rex Hixson and Edith V. Hixson. He had one older sister, Marvel, and two younger brothers, Merle and Calvin, all who preceded him in death.

...more


05.13.2015

Obituary for Richard Allen Riemenschneider

Johnson-Romero Funeral Home

Richard Allen Riemenschneider, entered into rest, May 11, 2015 at Genesis Health Center in Pueblo, Colorado. He was born on February 27, 1944 in Thurman, Colorado, to Simon and Esther (Proaps) Riemenschneid ...more


05.12.2015

Obituary for Adolph Aragon Jr.

Johnson-Romero Family Funeral Home

Adolph Aragon Jr, of Pueblo, Colorado, entered into rest, May 9, 2015 in his home surrounded by his loving family. Adolph was born to Adolph and Delphinia Aragon, September 28, 1934 in San Luis, Color ...more


05.11.2015

Dorothy M. Roberts

Dorothy M. Roberts, 84, of Pueblo, passed away on May 7, 2015 at the Heatherwood Village Assisted Living in Pueblo. She was born on May 14, 1930 in La Junta to M.G. & Nila (Stockton) Roberts.

Dorothy graduated from La Junta High Sch ...more


05.8.2015

Matthew Martin Webb

Matthew Martin Webb, 55, passed away on April 29, 2015 at his La Junta home. He was born on February 4, 1960 in Bridgeport, Nebraska to Keith I. & Mona M. (Peterson) Webb

Matthew worked for the Otero County Assessor Office as the comm ...more


05.7.2015

Gladys L. Schultz

Gladys L. Schultz, 77, of Las Animas, passed away on May 2, 2015 at the Arkansas Valley Regional Nursing Care Center. She was born on June 21, 1937 in Pueblo to Silas & Flossie Trentor. Gladys married Delbert A. Schultz; he preceded her in death on ...more


05.4.2015

Eumelia 'Dorin' Apodaca



June 10, 1930 - April 30, 2015

Beloved Mother/Grandmother/Great Grandmother/Aunt/Sister/Friend

Born on June 10, 1930 in Ledoux, New Mexico, and departed this life on April 30, 2015, in Aurora, Colorado....more


05.4.2015

John Lewis Turner


1921 - 2015

Graveside services for Las Animas, Colorado, resident John Turner, affectionately known as Lewis, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 7, 2015, at the Manzanola Cemetery in Manzanola, Colorado. Pastor Rod Coulter w ...more


05.4.2015

Mary L. Gallegos

May 1, 1931 - May 2, 2015

Mass of Christian Burial for Las Animas, Colorado, resident Mary L. Gallegos will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 6, 2015, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Las Animas, Colorado with Rosary beginning at 9:30 ...more


05.1.2015

Obituary for Johnny Gallegos

Johnson-Romero Funeral Home
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John "Johnny" Edward Gallegos, entered into rest, April 28, 2015 at his home in La Junta. He was born September 2, 1964 in La Junta to Jose and Mary Ida Gallegos. He was 50 years of age ...more


05.1.2015

Rodrigo "Roger" Montanez,

Johnson-Romero Funeral Home (719) 384-8200

Rodrigo "Roger" Montanez, of Rocky Ford, CO entered into rest in his home surrounded by his loving family April 28, 2015. He was born, March 13, 1937 in Rocky, CO to Dora and Aniceto Montanez ...more


04.30.2015

Carolyn C. Vandiver

Carolyn Clarinda Vandiver, 99, passed away quietly in her sleep in the early morning of April 27, 2015 at her Los Alamos, New Mexico home. She was born February 29, 1916 to Alpha and Carrie (Stansberry) Coates in her family's farm house in Osborne Co ...more


04.29.2015

Richard "Ross" Lucero

Richard "Ross" Lucero, 74, of La Junta passed away on April 26, 2015 at his niece's home. He was born on April 3, 1941 in La Junta to Esteven & Juanita (Rocha) Lucero.

Ross attended La Junta high school where he played football and wr ...more


04.27.2015

Ramon Chacon

Ramon Chacon, 72, of La Junta passed away on April 24, 2015, at the Arkansas Valley Regional Nursing Care Center. He was born on September 3, 1942 in Chihuahua, Mexico to Felemon & Vita (Anchondo) Chacon.

He is survived by his daughter ...more


04.24.2015

Young Glen Brown


April 28, 1962 - March 1, 2015


Young Glen Brown, 52, of Pueblo, Colorado, passed away Sunday, March 1, 2015, suddenly, at his residence. Young was born in Tuscon, Arizona, on April 28, 1962, a son of the late Barbara Beatrice (T ...more


04.22.2015

Sherry Lennemann

Sherry Lennemann, 81, of Greeley, Colorado, was called to heaven on April 12, 2015. Sherry was born in Culbertson, Nebraska.

Sherry was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Madeline, and her husband, Richard. She is survived by h ...more


04.21.2015

Obituary for Grace Mae Eddy

Johnson-Romero Funeral Home

Grace Mae Eddy of Fowler, Colorado peacefully entered into rest in her home on April 4, 2015. She was born September 10th, 1928 in Kansas City, KS to Pastor & Mrs. E.A. Coltrin. She was 86 Years of age. Gr ...more


04.17.2015

Norma J. Thompson

Norma J. Thompson, 62, passed away on April 14, 2015 at her La Junta home. She was born on March 31, 1953 in Newark, Ohio to Stanley L. & Marilyn L. (Ford) Colbert, Sr.

Norma had various occupations, including truck driving, wedding c ...more


04.15.2015

Betty L. Pennington

Betty L. Pennington, 84, passed away on April 9, 2015 at the Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo, Colorado. She was born October 9, 1930 on the Q.V. Jackson oil lease near Drumright in Creek County, Oklahoma, a daughter of Wayne Theron and Grace Viola ...more


04.13.2015

Natasha "Tasha" LaRae Bilyeu Davis-Trujillo

Natasha "Tasha" LaRae Bilyeu Davis-Trujillo, 27, passed away on April 8, 2015 at her La Junta home. She was born on December 24, 1987 in Lamar, Colorado to Gilbert & Sherri (Bilyeu) Davis.

Natasha graduated from La Junta high school c ...more


04.10.2015

Obituary for Infant Christopher J. Boffill Jr.,

Christopher J. Boffill Jr., infant, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on April 4, 2015. He is preceded in death by his great grandparents, Tommy Richards, Dorothy Richards, Ronald Gonzales Sr., and Clyde Wilson.; and aunt, Desiree Jimenez. He is ...more


04.9.2015

Amalia Flores Rosales

Amalia Flores Rosales, 85, of La Junta departed this life on March 26, 2015 at her daughter's home in Rocky Ford. She was born on January 26, 1930 in Valley Center, Kansas to Fidel & Maria Flores. She married Froilan Rosales on August 23, 1949 and by ...more


04.8.2015

Debra Lynn Pearson Brummer

1956 - 2015

Debra Lynn Pearson Brummer, 57, of Weaverville, California, passed away on Wednesday, April 1, 2015. She was born on Nov. 24, 1956, in La Junta, Colorado, to the late Robert and Betty Pearson.


She was ...more


04.2.2015

Jon Brian Ladue

It is with deep sadness and heavy hearts that we say goodbye to our beloved father, son, brother, uncle and friend Jon Brian Ladue. Jon entered into eternal life on March 23, 2015. He was born April 12, 1966 in Burlington, Vermont to Fredrick Ladue a ...more


03.31.2015

Kathleen M. Vargo

Kathleen M. Vargo, 88, passed away on March 28th, 2015 in Pueblo, Colorado. She was born in La Junta, Colorado, to Virginia and Joe Sciumbato on March 16, 1927.

She graduated from La Junta High School class of 1945. Kathleen enjoyed ...more


03.30.2015

Marciann Gail Cross

Marciann Gail Cross, 66, of Olive Branch, Mississippi, passed away on March 25, 2015.

She is survived by her husband Raymond Lane Cross of Olive Branch; daughter Dawn Kelley of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and sons Raymond Gareth Cross of ...more


03.24.2015

Gwendlyn Grace Bickel

Gwendlyn Grace Bickel, 92, of La Junta passed away on March 20th, 2015 at the Fowler Health Care Center. She was born on July 20, 1922 in Iola, Kansas to Alexander & Grace (McFail) Cape.

Gwendlyn was a loving mother, grandmother, grea ...more


03.19.2015

Shirley Ann Constancio

Shirley Ann Constancio (Creech), 86, peacefully went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 17, 2015, at her La Junta home surrounded by her loving family. She was born July 15, 1928 in Bussey, IA to Claude and Myrtle Creech.
Shirley graduate ...more


03.18.2015

Ronica Lynn Cordova

Ronica Lynn Cordova, 32, passed away on February 20, 2015 at her Denver home. She was born on July 24, 1982 in La Junta to Diane Trujillo.

Ronica worked in customer service and she loved life, she had so much compassion and love, she ...more


03.13.2015

Obituary for Ronald Gonzales

Johnson-Romero Funeral Home
(719) 384-8200

Ronald Edward Gonzales, Sr., of La Junta, CO entered into rest March 10, 2015 At Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs, CO. He was born January 12, 1953 in in La Junta, CO to Christophe ...more


03.10.2015

Obituary for Elfego "Lepo: Garcia

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Elfego "Lepo" Garcia, of La Junta, Colorado entered into rest, November 18, 2014 at the Penrose St. Frances Hospital, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He was born March 12 ...more


03.9.2015

Charles McPherson, III services Saturday @ 1:00

Charles Edward McPherson, III, 78, of Rocky Ford, CO, passed away Sunday, February 22nd, peacefully, at his residence. .

Charles was born in Goodland, KS on September 8, 1936, a son of the late Donna Mildred (Moon) and Charles Edward ...more


03.5.2015

Guy W. Watters

Guy W. Watters, 82, passed away on March 3, 2015 at his Cheraw home. He was born on July 2, 1932 in Cheraw, Colorado to John Franklin & Jemima Lucy (Merk) Watters.

He served in the United States Army as a Paratrooper and also served wi ...more


03.4.2015

Melquides "Mel" Estrada

Melquides "Mel" Estrada, 67, passed away on February 28, 2015 in La Junta. He was born on April 5, 1947 to Lucille Garcia and Patrick Estrada.

Mel served in the United States Army in 1964. He worked as a truck driver until 1990 whe ...more


03.4.2015

Lily Mae Karle

Lily was born at Parkview Hospital in Pueblo on March 1, 2015. Lily became one of God's littlest angles also on March 1, 2015.
Lily is survived by her mom, Larisa Karle of Sugar City; Grandmother Cindy Karle of Sugar City and Great Grandmothe ...more


03.4.2015

Ernest R. McFatridge

Ernest R. McFatridge died Friday, February 27, 2015 at Via Christie Saint Francis Hospital in Wichita, KS from a brain aneurysm, after celebrating 55 years of life. A loving and dedicated family man, he resided for the last 14 years in Hutchinson, KS ...more


03.4.2015

Ben Apodaca

Ben Apodaca, 90, passed away March 2, 2015 at his La Junta home. He was born on February 7, 1925 to Vincinte & Betty (Marez) Apodaca.

Ben served in the United States Army during World War II serving under General George S. Patton. He ...more


03.3.2015

LeRoy Ray Coram

LeRoy Ray Coram, 74, passed away February 25, 2015 at his La Junta home. He was born on December 18, 1940 in Brookfield, Missouri to Alton & Vera (Jones) Coram. He married Barbara Karr on January 21, 1966 in La Junta, Colorado; she preceded him in de ...more


02.26.2015

Raymond A. 'Lonnie' Worden Jr.

Raymond A. 'Lonnie' Worden Jr.

June 19, 1944 - Feb. 22, 2015

Raymond A."Lonnie" Worden Jr., 70, passed away Feb. 22, 2015, at his home in Fowler, Colorado, with his wife, Suzanne, by his side.

Ray was ...more


02.26.2015

Sara M. Lester

Sara M. Lester, 93, of Manzanola passed away on February 19, 2015 at the Fowler Health Care Center. She was born on June 4, 1921 in Scottdale, Pennsylvania to James W. & Jane Grace (Loucks) Sherrick.

She served in the Army Nurse Corps ...more


02.25.2015

Simona E. Gonzales

Simona Gonzales, 82, passed away on February 20, 2015 in Arvada, Colorado. She was born on April 21, 1932 to Pete & Lucy Estrada in Las Animas.

She is survived by her children, Eleanor Hunt, Felix P. (Santa) Gonzales, John Gonzales, A ...more


02.19.2015

Richard A. "Rick" Miller

Richard A. "Rick" Miller, 51, of Rocky Ford passed away suddenly on January 30, 2015 at the Parkview Hospital in Pueblo. He was born on March 27, 1963 in La Junta, Colorado to Albert & Janet (Slate) Miller.

Rick graduated from Rocky F ...more


02.19.2015

John Edward Davidson

John E. Davidson, 73, was taken away suddenly on Feb. 16, 2015 at his home in Las Animas. He was born on June 5, 1941 to Neil & Dorothy (Crays) Davidson in Las Animas, Colorado. John married Sherry Lyons on Nov. 12, 1981.

John graduat ...more


02.18.2015

Byron "BB" Lunday services Friday at 11:00 AM

Byron Bernard (BB) Lunday, of Rocky Ford, CO, passed away Monday, February 16, 2015. He led a full and happy life to the ripe old age of 91.

Byron was born in Newdale, CO on March 3, 1923, a son of the late Belva (Sanders) and LeRoy L ...more


02.12.2015

Kenneth Levi Hale

Kenneth Levi Hale, 64, of La Junta passed away in Woodward, Oklahoma on February 7, 2015. He was born on March 7, 1950 in Great Bend, Kansas to Bill L. & Geraldine E. (Ables) Hales. Kenneth married Patricia Kamby.

Kenneth worked on th ...more


02.12.2015

Robert Phillip Bourget

Robert Phillip Bourget passed away Saturday February 7, 2015 supported by his family and loved ones.

Robert was a first generation American born in Woonsocket, Rhode Island to Aime Louis Phillias Bourget and Eva Anne Laferriere on Jun ...more


02.10.2015

Leta Lourene Smyth

Leta Lourene Smyth, 95, of Rocky Ford passed away on February 8, 2015 at the Pioneer Health Care Center. She was born on June 22, 1919 in Wyoming to Arthur Andrew & Nora (Dietrich) Archer. Leta married Darrel Smyth in October 1957.

Le ...more


02.4.2015

Beverly Schwartz service 11:00 AM on Saturday.

Beverly Lynn (Bev) Schwartz, 62, of Swink, CO, passed away Monday, January 26th, while in the company of family members, at Pioneer Health Care Center, Rocky Ford.

Beverly was born in New York City, NY on May 13, 1952, a daughter of t ...more


02.4.2015

Obituary for Alfred G Yahraus, Jr

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Alfred G Yahraus, Jr. of Rocky Ford, CO, peacefully entered into rest in his home surrounded by his loving family, February 2, 2015. He was born August 6, 1938 in Cleveland, OH, to Alfred G. Ya ...more


02.4.2015

Vada M. Phillips

Vada M. Phillips, 100, entered the pearly gates on Feb. 1, 2015 at the Arkansas Valley Regional Nursing Care Center. She was born on August 13, 1914 in Paris, Texas to James Edward and Arah (Moore) Hindman. Vada attended school in Chillicothe, Texas ...more


02.4.2015

Norma E. Crosson

Norma E. Crosson, 95, of Cheraw passed away on Tuesday, February 3, 2015, at the Arkansas Valley Regional Nursing Care Center. She was born on October, 5, 1919 in Hugo, Colorado to Sanford and Levi Ione Daniel, the seventh of eleven children.
...more


01.29.2015

Obituary for Shirley Jean Gilbert

Johnson-Romero Funeral Home

Shirley Jean Gilbert, entered into rest, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 in La Junta, Colorado. Shirley was born Feb. 22, 1944 in La Junta. In the late fifties she moved to Denver where she met Edward Cec. In 1961 ...more


01.28.2015

Patricia Siegfried

Patricia Siegfried, formerly of Sugar City, Colorado, passed away Jan. 24, 2015, at the Brookdale Care Facility, Colorado Springs, Colorado. She was 81 years of age.


She is survived by her daughter, Sharon (Robert) Wilburn, Mon ...more


01.28.2015

Donald R. Schauer

Donald R. Schauer, 79, of Colorado Springs, died at his home on January 27, 2015. He was born on September 25, 1935 in Fort Collins to Ralph Vincent and Angeline Ann (Michaud) Schauer. He attended St. Joseph Catholic School and graduated from Fort ...more


01.28.2015

Janis Susan Edwards

Nov. 9, 1949 - Nov. 28, 2014


Listening to music and surrounded by family, Janis Susan Edwards died from cancer Nov. 28, 2014, in her League City, Texas, home. She was born to Clarence and Beulah Edwards Nov. 9, 1949, in La Junt ...more


01.28.2015

Diane Lavon Adkins

Diane Lavon Adkins, 65, passed away on January 21, 2015 at her La Junta home. She was born on September 3, 1949 in La Junta, Colorado to Roy & Irene (Roser) Hindman. She married Harvey E. Adkins on August 23, 1976.

Diane enjoyed spend ...more


01.22.2015

Carlye Blake Yocam

Carlye Blake Yocam, 16, joined the Lord on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 while being treated for an infection at Children's Hospital in Aurora, CO. She battled leukemia since August 15, 2014. She was in remission, but the third round of chemotherapy t ...more


01.21.2015

Jerre Franklin Swink

Sept. 7, 1918 - Jan. 15, 2015

Jerre Franklin Swink, 96, of Rocky Ford died Jan. 15, 2014, at Pioneer Health Care Center. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Community Presbyterian Church in Rocky Ford. Interment will follow in ...more


01.19.2015

Amber Lynn Pacino

1992 - 2015

Amber Lynn Pacino, age 22, a resident of Colorado Springs was granted her angel wings on Jan. 12, 2015.

Amber was born on March 5, 1992, in La Junta, Colorado. She was a 2010 graduate of Doherty High School i ...more


01.19.2015

Mary Lou Giltner

Mary Lou Giltner was born August 13, 1927, in Granada, Colorado and passed away peacefully January 15, 2015, in La Junta, Colorado. Mary Lou was preceded in death by her parents George and Edith Newell, her brother Eugene, her first husband Robert \ ...more


01.14.2015

Johhny Eugene Wilson

Johnny Eugene Wilson (John), 55 passed away in a rollover accident on Thursday, January 8th, 2015 between Boone and Ordway, Colorado.
He was born in Rocky Ford, Colorado on July 23rd, 1959.
John is survived by his wife Karen of 25 year ...more


01.14.2015

Willis "Max" Dutton

Willis "Max" Dutton passed on January 8, 2015, from complications of a stroke. He was born on November 25, 1927, to Early and Grace Dutton in Panhandle, Texas. The family moved to Canyon, Texas in 1933, where they had a wheat and dairy farm. As th ...more


01.13.2015

Gloria Rivera

Gloria Rivera, 50, passed away on January 9, 2015 at the University of Colorado Health in Aurora. She was born on January 2, 1965 to Margaret (Whatley) and Raymond J. Becerra in La Junta.

Gloria worked with S.H.A.R.E. a domestic advoc ...more


01.8.2015

Patsy Carrol McDonel Valliant

Nov. 23, 1938 - Dec. 22, 2014


Patsy Carrol McDonel Valliant, 76, a resident of Crowley County, went to be in God's mansions on Dec. 22, 2014. She was born on Nov. 23, 1938, at Roaring Springs, Texas, a little community about 15 ...more


01.7.2015

Janet Marian Anderson

Aug. 15, 1933 - Jan. 1, 2015

Janet Marian Anderson, 81, passed away in Pueblo, Colorado, on Jan. 1, 2015, after a long illness.

She is survived by husband, John Howard Anderson of Pueblo; son Kent Ernst (Elaine) Anderson ...more


01.7.2015

Dale Muth services Saturday at 10:00 AM

Dale Edward Muth, 53, of La Junta, CO, passed away Monday, January 5th, suddenly, at his residence.

Dale was born in La Junta, CO on April 26, 1961, a son of Dorothy Louise (DeLong) Muth and the late Alfred Lee Muth.

H ...more


01.6.2015

Betty Marie Hanson

May 9, 1929 - Dec. 27, 2014


Betty Marie (Hansen) Hanson, 85, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Dec. 27, 2014, in Anchorage, Alaska.

Betty was born in La Junta, Colorado, May 9, 1929, to Harry and Doris (Mage ...more


01.6.2015

Julia Lorraine Ortiz

Julia Lorraine Ortiz, 63, passed away on January 3, 2015 at the Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo. She was born on August 16, 1951 in La Junta to Louis B. & Monica (Gonzales) Salazar.

Julia worked in banking for over 38 years. She will ...more


01.6.2015

Rebecca B. Valdez

Rebecca B. Valdez, 90, of Rocky Ford, passed away on January 3, 2015 at the Pioneer Health Care Center. She was born to Luciano & Agapita (Montoya) Sanchez on June 10, 1927 in Pastura, New Mexico. She married Antonio C. Valdez on August 31, 1951 in L ...more


12.31.2014

Marilyn E. Heuer

1930 - 2014

Marilyn E. Heuer was born in Denver, Colorado, in 1930. She attended St. Francis de Sales grade/high school. She worked for Continental Airlines as an air traffic controller. In 1964 she married Clement S. Heuer. He precede ...more


12.31.2014

Margaret Ellen McCray

Margaret Ellen McCray, 91, passed away on December 30, 2014, at Pioneer Health Care Center in Rocky Ford, CO.

Margaret was born on January 6, 1923, in Swink, CO, the second of eight children of William Franklin Norris and Daisy Myrtl ...more


12.31.2014

David F. Dudley, Jr.

David F. Dudley, Jr., 78, of La Junta passed away on December 25, 2014 at his son & daughter-in-laws home. He was born on January 18, 1936 in Woodville, New Hampshire to David & Betty (Bayliss) Dudley, Sr. He married Micheline Legras on December 30, ...more


12.30.2014

Blake Aaron Brumit

March 30, 1969 - Dec. 25, 2014


Blake Aaron Brumit lived the first and last chapters of his life where he was born, in La Junta, Colorado. The middle chapters were spent in Northern California.

After fighting the ...more


12.29.2014

Beverly Caldwell service Firday at 11:00 AM

After recently celebrating her 90th birthday, Beverly Elizabeth (Hardt) Caldwell went to be with the Lord on December 26, 2014.

A memorial service will be held on January 2, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. to celebrate the life of Beverly at the C ...more


12.26.2014

Richard Siegfried

June 27, 1959 - Dec. 22, 2014

Funeral services for longtime Holly, Colorado, resident Richard Siegfried will be held for family and friends at Holly High School at 1 p.m. on Dec. 27, 2014, with Pastor Kathy Leathers presiding. Refreshm ...more


12.24.2014

Wilbur Carson McCloy

Wilbur Carson McCloy, 92, passed away on December 23, 2014 at his La Junta home. Carson was born on August 15, 1922 to McLeod & Leslie (Braly) McCloy in Lieb, Texas. He was their third son. Carson and his brothers helped on the family farm in Hutchin ...more


12.24.2014

Roger F. Florez, Sr.

Roger F. Florez, Sr., 63 passed away on December 21, 2014 at his La Junta home. He was born on March 19, 1951 to Joe & Lore (Stien) Florez.

He worked for Nibco for 19 years as a machine operater and worked at Otero Junior College in ma ...more


12.23.2014

Thomas (Tommy) Stjernholm

Thomas (Tommy) Stjernholm, a longtime resident of Cheraw, Colorado, passed away Dec. 8, 2014, at the University Park Care Center in Pueblo, Colorado.

Tommy, along with his twin sister, Marie (Frey), was born in La Junta, Colorado, on D ...more


12.22.2014

Ora Emily Pauley

In loving memory of Ora Emily Pauley, 88, passed away on December 18, 2014 at the Arkansas Valley Regional Nursing Care Center surrounded by her loving family and under the care of the nurses and aides where she worked as a nurse; for over 40 years. ...more


12.19.2014

Obituary for George Martinez

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George Phillip Martinez of Ordway, CO, entered into rest, December 16, 2014, at St. Mary Corwin Medical Center in Pueblo, CO. He was born November 11, 1958 in Rocky Ford, CO to ...more


12.16.2014

Obituary for Ricky Lee Lantz

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Ricky Lee Lantz of Pueblo, formerly of La Junta, entered into rest, December 14, 2014 at Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo. Ricky was born December 17, 1957 in La Junta, CO to Richard a ...more


12.10.2014

Irene Snyder Bishop Kuhl

Irene Snyder Bishop Kuhl, 93, passed away on November 30, 2014, in Denver, Colorado. She was born October 11, 1921 in La Junta, Colorado to Mark G. and Annie Heatwole Snyder. She graduated from La Junta High School in 1939, earned her AA degree fro ...more


12.10.2014

Billy Gene Bryant

Billy Gene Bryant, 65, of La Junta passed away December 6th, 2014 at his home. Memorial services will be held on Friday, December 12th, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at Peacock Memorial Chapel with Pastor Ken West of the Crowley Community Baptist Church officiat ...more


12.9.2014

Herbert MacMillan Booth



Herb Booth passed away on Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, at Scott-White Hospital in Temple, Texas. Herb had suffered extensive injuries after a tragic accident when his truck was hit by a train on Nov. 26 near Bruceville-Eddy, Texas. Complicat ...more


12.5.2014

Micaela G. Lucero

Micaela G. Lucero, 85, of La Junta, passed away on November 30, 2014 at the Arkansas Valley Regional Nursing Care Center. She was born to Hilario & Juanita (Ortiz) Gonzales on May 8, 1929 in Delta, Colorado. She married Joe E. Lucero on November 18, ...more


12.3.2014

Fred Alfonso Whatley, Sr.

Fred A Whatley Sr., 63, passed away at his La Junta home on November 29, 2014. He was born November 13, 1951 in La Junta, Colorado to the proud parents Alfonso and Mary C. Whatley. He was surrounded by 7 brothers and 7 sisters.

As a ch ...more


12.2.2014

Vera Ruth Goodrich

Vera Ruth Goodrich, 76, passed away on November 30, 2014 at her La Junta home. She was born April 20, 1938 in Las Animas, Colorado to Julius Adin & Alice Elizabeth (Lloyd) Palmer. She married Robert Lee Goodrich on May 26, 1957 in Kim, Colorado; he ...more


11.28.2014

Donnie R. Johnson

Surrounded by his family, Donnie R. Johnson, 81, of La Junta was welcomed into the kingdom of heaven on November 26, 2014.

Donnie was born in La Junta, CO, on June 7, 1933, to Jack and Edith Johnson of Kim, CO. He married Betty "Joy" ...more


11.21.2014

Albert David "Dave" Russell

Albert David "Dave" Russell went to be with his Lord & Savior, peacefully, at his La Junta home November 19, 2014. He was 84.
Dave was born January 11, 1930 to Albert Edwin Russell & Sophia (Laverty) Russell in La Junta, CO. He grew up with ...more


11.21.2014

Bobby Glen Thompson

Bobby Glen Thompson, 63, passed away November 19, 2014. He was born January 16, 1951 in Dumas, Texas to Lawrence and Inez (Gill) Thompson who preceded him in death.
In 1974, he joined the Air Force where he proudly served for 20 years at whi ...more


11.19.2014

Melvin R. Headrick

Melvin Richard Headrick was born on July 13, 1927, to Dessie and John Henry Headrick, on the family farm east of Cheraw. He grew up there with his eight siblings. He graduated from Cheraw High School in 1945 and attended Hesston College, Hesston, K ...more


11.18.2014

Shirley G. Gronemeyer

Shirley G. Gronemeyer, 62, passed away on Monday morning November 17th. She was born on August 21st 1952, in Lamar Colorado to Earl and Isabel Martin. She lived in Granada Colorado with her parents and 3 brothers and sisters until she reached the 5 ...more


11.18.2014

Jesse Thomas Flores

Jesse Thomas Flores passed away with his loving family by his side; November 12, 2014 at Swedish Memorial Hospital Denver, CO. Jesse was born September 23, 1975 to Thomas Flores and Laura McCoy in Wray, CO. As a child in Wray, some of Jesse's fonde ...more


11.17.2014

Lydia Yergert

Lydia Yergert, 100, passed away on Friday, November 14, 2014. She was born July 9, 1914 to Henry and Catherine Miller. She grew up in the area with her family of 6 sisters and 3 brothers. On February 16, 1934 she married Paul Yergert. They were m ...more


11.13.2014

June M. Znidarsich

June Marie Znidarsich, 88 of La Junta passed away Nov. 4, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. She was born June 20, 1926, in Trinidad, Colorado to Lawrence & Nellie Ann (Harlow) Mattox. June married Frank Znidarsich on Feb. 7, 1953 in Raton, New M ...more


11.12.2014

Dexter Pearl Torrez

Dexter Pearl Torrez, 83, of La Junta passed away on November 4, 2014 at the Parkview Hospital in Pueblo. She was born in Carlsbad, New Mexico to Patrick & Dexter (Bilderback) McGonagill. She met and married Tomas R. Torrez in 1983.

S ...more


11.7.2014

Gregory Dean Strain

Gregory Dean Strain, 63, died unexpectedly of natural causes at his home in Beulah, Colorado. He was born on December 27, 1950 in La Junta, Colorado to George & Helen (Frye) Strain.
He graduated from La Junta High School in 1969 and Universi ...more


11.5.2014

Barbara Ruth Bradbury

Graveside services for long time La Junta resident Barbara Ruth Bradbury, 88, will be held on Saturday, November 8th, at 11:00 am at the Fairview Cemetery. Barbara passed away on September 24, 2014, in Glendale, Arizona. She moved to Arizona for hea ...more


11.5.2014

Rita Whatley

Rita Whatley, 87, of La Junta passed away on October 31, 2014 at the Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center. She was born on May 22, 1927 in La Junta to Panfilo & Frances (Vasquez) Olivares. She married Kenneth Whatley on July 16, 1952 in La Junta; ...more


11.3.2014

Dorothy Mae Thomas

Dorothy Mae Thomas, 92 of La Junta passed away on Friday, October 31, 2014 at AVRMC-Nursing Care Center.

Dorothy was born on June 12, 1922 near Plainview TX to Malcomb G. Brown and Nellie E. Palmer Brown. She was the youngest of five ...more


10.30.2014

Lettie Lee Carson

Lettie Lee Carson of La Junta, passed away surrounded by her loving family on October 28, 2014. She was born October 18, 1928 in La Junta, Colorado to William Norton and Lena Belle (Sharp) Romans. She grew up in La Junta and graduated with the La J ...more


10.28.2014

Albert Cordova

Albert Cordova, 85 of La Junta, died unexpectedly on October 25, 2014, while on a trip with his family. Mr. Cordova died of natural causes.

Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, at 6:00 p.m. and the funeral ma ...more


10.23.2014

Tharon Garber

Tharon Garber, 83, born on January 23, 1931 in Sugar City, Colorado, passed away peacefully in his sleep at 4:00 am Saturday morning, October 18, 2014.

To locals, he was a rancher, a miner and a woodsman; a larger-than-life figure wit ...more


10.23.2014

Obituary for Jack Jacquez

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Jack J. Jacquez, of Rocky Ford CO, entered into rest October 12, 2014 at his home in Rocky Ford, CO. He was born to Jack Jacquez and Viola B. Jacquez, December 23, 1986 in La Junta, CO. ...more


10.22.2014

Delbert Leo Scarbrough

Delbert Leo Scarbrough, 89, passed away Oct. 16, 2014. Delbert was a master electrician that worked in a variety of places, both rural and city. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rosa Lee; daughter, Lynn McComas and two brothers. He is survived b ...more


10.21.2014

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Anthony M. Bravo, 93, passed away October 19, 2014, at Joni Fair Hospice House in Pueblo. Born on January 21, 1921, to Lucia and Beniamino Bravo in La Junta, Colo. He graduated from La Junta High School in 1940, and served as a Seabee in the Naval ...more


10.21.2014

Obituary for Felisa Leyba

Johnson-Romero Funeral Home

Felisa Leyba, entered into rest October 19, 2014 at Parkview Hospital in Pueblo, CO. She was born to Estafana and Salvador Guerrero on November 23, 1940 in La Junta, CO. She was 73 years of age.
She i ...more


10.14.2014

Obituary for Conchita V. Echon

Conchita V. Echon, of Rocky Ford, CO, entered into rest October 10, 2014 at St. Mary Corwin Hospital in Pueblo, CO. She was born February 18, 1926 in the Philippines to her parents Juana and Ciriaco Villanueva. She was 88 years of age.
She is ...more


10.10.2014

Marleen Louise Hicks Vickroy

Marleen Louise Hicks Vickroy, 61, of La Junta passed away on October 6, 2014 at the Pavilion at Villa Pueblo. She was born in La Junta on July 20, 1953 to Charles W. & Eva L. (Gribble) Hicks.

Marleen attended school in Las Animas from ...more


10.9.2014

Robert Eldon Redd

Robert Eldon Redd, 90, of La Junta passed away October 7, 2014 at the Crowley County Nursing Center. He was born on August 12, 1924 in Albany, Missouri to George & Laura (Quigley) Redd.

Robert worked for many years with the Santa Fe ...more


10.8.2014

Obituary for James Derrick Horton

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James Derrick Horton, of Manzanola, CO entered into rest October 5, 2014 at the Sangre de Cristo Hospice House in Pueblo, CO. He was born June 7, 1964 in Eugene OR to Wilma and Eldon Ho ...more


10.7.2014

Reverend Ralph R. Bullock

A Celebration of Life for former Kit Carson resident, currently of Springfield, CO, Reverend Ralph R. Bullock will be held at 10:00AM on Friday, October 10, 2014 at the Springfield United Methodist Church with Reverend Travis Walker officiating. Inte ...more


10.7.2014

Rosalea M. Deatherage-Matthews

Rosalea M. Deatherage - Matthews, 75, passed away October 2, 2014 at her La Junta home. She was born on September 17, 1939 in La Junta, Colorado to Jasper & Beulah (Nichols) Deatherage.

Rosalea loved crocheting, shopping, and visitin ...more


10.3.2014

Lester Eugene Hasty, Sr.

Lester Eugene Hasty, Sr., 84, of La Junta passed away on October 2, 2014 at the Pioneer Health Care Center in Rocky Ford. He was born in La Junta on March 19, 1930 to Charles E. & Julia (Becker) Hasty. He grew up on a ranch near Villagreen, Colorado. ...more


10.2.2014

Obituary for Beatrice Guerrero

Beatrice 'Bea' Florez Guerrero
July 1, 1926 - Sept. 29, 2014

Beatrice "Bea" Florez Guerrero, age 88, of La Junta passed away on
Sept. 29, 2014, at Cherry Creek Nursing Center in Aurora, Colorado.
She was born Jul ...more


10.2.2014

Obituary for Peggy J. Roser

Peggy Joyce Roser, of La Junta, CO, entered into rest, September 30, 2014 at the Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center in La Junta, CO.
Peggy was born June 14, 1935 in Welch, TX. She was the daughter of R.T. and Juanita Hadaway. She was 79 ...more


10.1.2014

George Danny Hall

George Danny Hall passed away unexpectedly Sept. 28, 2014 in La Junta, CO. He was born in Los Angeles, CA on February 14, 1949 to Josephine Sanchez.
He received his High School Diploma from Ignacio HS, in Ignacio, CO. He served in the Marines ...more


09.25.2014

Richard F. Carrillo

Richard F. Carrillo passed away on September 21, 2014, at his home in La Junta. He was 69 years of age. He will be greatly missed by his family, friends, colleagues, and all who had the good fortune to know him. Richard was born in La Junta on April ...more


09.24.2014

Matthew Lee Rusher

Matthew Lee Rusher, 33, passed away unexpectedly on September 22, 2014. He was born on January 29, 1981 in La Junta, Colorado to Ron & Sandy (Hayes) Rusher. He married Amanda G. Day on May 1, 2004 in Plainview, Texas.

Matthew gradu ...more


09.23.2014

Tom Sadler, Jr. services Friday at 10:00 AM

Tom Henry Sadler, Jr., 71, of Rocky Ford, CO, passed away Saturday, September 6th, while in the company of family members at his residence.

Tom was born in Roswell, NM on April 10, 1943, the son of the late Lola (Pino) and Tom H. Sadl ...more


09.22.2014

Serafin Epifanio "Serf" Salazar

Serafin "Serf" Salazar, 79, passed away on September 20, 2014 at his La Junta home surrounded by family. He was born in Model, Colorado to Oclires & Louis Salazar.

Serf was a member of the Carpenter's and Millwrights Union Local 515 an ...more


09.18.2014

Joan Loretta Ramsey

Joan Loretta Ramsey, 84, of Beulah and formerly of Fowler, went to be with the Lord Jesus on Sept. 16, 2014 the Life Care Center in Pueblo. She was born on February 17, 1930 in Boone, Colorado to Daniel W. & Viola Ethel (Surbur) Dilts. She married Ja ...more


09.17.2014

Eddie S. Jiminez

Eddie S. Jiminez, 69, of La Junta, passed away on Sept. 12, 2014 the Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center. He was born on June 18, 1945 in Rocky Ford to Eddie A. & M. Lucy (Carbajal) Jimenez. Eddie worked at the Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Ce ...more


09.17.2014

James Hicken Nelson

James Hicken Nelson, 73, of La Junta, passed away on Sept. 15, 2014 the Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center. He was born on April 28, 1941 in Edmonton Alberta, Canada to Rehnon D. & Ora (Hicken) Nelson. James married Sheri Lee Reidhead on Septemb ...more


09.16.2014

Betty Maier services at 10:30 AM

Betty Lou Maier, 86, of La Junta, CO, passed away Saturday, September 13th, peacefully, at Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center.

Betty was born in Lamar, CO on March 26, 1928, a daughter of the late Matie May (Coffield) and Joseph ...more


09.16.2014

Obituary for Cheryl Anna January

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Cheryl Anna January, of La Junta, CO entered into rest, September 5, 2014 in La Junta, CO. She was born April 24, 1969 in La Junta, CO to Delores and Johnny Hernandez. She was 45 years ...more


09.9.2014

Kenneth R. Payne

Kenneth R. Payne, 68, entered his eternal home on July 4, 2014 at his Las Animas home. He was born on July 20, 1945 in Tulare, California to Charles & Nellie (Giles) Payne.

Kenneth grew up in California and Oklahoma. He graduated from ...more


09.3.2014

Obituary for Timothea Garcia,"Ms Timmie"


Timothea Garcia,"Ms Timmie" of Rocky Ford. CO, peacefully entered into rest surrounded by her family, Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at the Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center in La Junta, CO,.
Timmie was born July 19, 1935 in Manzano ...more


08.27.2014

Obituary for Mary Agnes Gomez

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Mary Agnes Gomez, of Rocky Ford, CO peacefully entered into rest August 25, 2014 at the Fowler Health Care Center. She was born October 17, 1921 in Tucumcari, New Mexico to Germinio and ...more


08.27.2014

Obituary for Sandra Salcedo

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Sandra Jean Salcedo entered into rest, August 26, 2014 at the Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center with her relatives by her side. She was born August 3 1952, in Las Animas, CO to C ...more


08.27.2014

Charles Edward McDonald

Ed McDonald, 84, of La Junta passed away on August 23, 2014 at the Evergreen Gardens. He was born on November 14, 1929 to James O. & Eva Pearl (Nichols) McDonald in La Junta, CO. Ed married the love of his life Rea Cobb on November 18, 1950 in La Jun ...more


08.26.2014

Jose Richard Vigil

Jose Richard Vigil, 77, passed away Tuesday, August 19, 2014 in Pueblo, Colorado. Richard was born April 27, 1937 to Gil and Sally Vigil in Kim, Colorado.

Richard served in the Marines from November 1955-1958 and did a tour in Japan. ...more


08.20.2014

Lillian M. Fitzpatrick

Lillian Marie (Staab) Fitzpatrick, 92, passed away on August 7, 2014 at Parkview Medical Center, Pueblo, Colorado, with her family by her side. She was born in Catherine, Kansas, on October 17, 1921, the oldest of six children, born to Anna (Hefner ...more


08.20.2014

Ralph "Slabs" Martinez, Jr.

Ralph "Slabs" Martinez, Jr., 59, passed away on August 16, 2014, at his Rocky Ford home.
He was born on January 16, 1955 in Rocky Ford to Ralph & Mary (Roybal) Martinez, Sr.

Ralph touched many hearts and brought smiles to many ...more


08.14.2014

Jack Williams

Jack Williams, 88, longtime resident of Las Animas & Huerfano County, passed away August 12, 2014 at his Swink home. He was born on December 20, 1925 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to Fred & Aneda (Crowder) Williams.

Jack lived most of h ...more


08.13.2014

Ramon N. Gutierrez

Ramon N. Gutierrez, 98, of Kim, passed away August 8, 2014. He was born on May 24, 1916 in Officer, Colorado to Raymond & Mary Maude (Goodrich) Gutierrez.

Ramon was the second oldest of his siblings. He lived alone on the Gutierrez R ...more


08.12.2014

Jeffrey Foy McClelland

Jeffrey Foy McClelland, 73, of Swink, CO passed away on August 7, 2014, doing what he lovedbicycling. He was born July 27, 1941 in Castle Rock, CO to Gene and Lillian (Foy) McClelland. He married Rhonda Reese on May 27, 1966. They had one daughte ...more


08.8.2014

Michael "Miguel" Becerra

Michael "Miguel" Becerra, 51, passed away on August 7, 2014 at his La Junta home. He was born on August 5, 1963 to Margaret (Whatley) and Raymond J. Becerra in La Junta.

Miguel attended La Junta schools and worked at Otero Junior Co ...more


08.6.2014

Tracy Lynn McClain

Tracy Lynn McClain, 41, passed away unexpectedly on August 3, 2014 at her Manzanola home. Tracy was born on September 28, 1972 in La Junta, Colorado.

Tracy moved back to the Arkansas Valley in 1997. She married Lawrence McClain in 200 ...more


08.5.2014

Obituary for Alfonso Maynes

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Alfonso Maynes, of Rocky Ford, CO, entered into rest August 2, 2014 at the Pioneer Nursing Care Center in Rocky Ford, CO. He was born, March 29, 1934 to Crystobol and Gregoria Maynes in Tecolo ...more


08.4.2014

Obituary for Lino "Bibi" Castrejon


Lino "Bibi" Castrejon, of La Junta, CO, entered into rest August 3, 2014 at the Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center in La Junta, CO. He was born, August 9, 1979 in Rocky Ford, CO. He was 34 years of age.
Bibi is survived by his wi ...more


08.1.2014

Sheryl A. Daniel

Sheryl A. Daniel, 61, longtime resident of La Junta passed away on July 28, 2014 at the Arkansas Valley Regional Nursing Care Center. She was born on May 26, 1953 in Denver, Colorado to Kenneth & Virginia (Cunningham) Shull. Sheryl married John G. D ...more


07.29.2014

Charles A. Larkey

Charles A. Larkey, 86, passed away on July 25, 2014 at his Fowler home. He was born on April 20, 1928 in Shattuck, Oklahoma to Charles & Georgia (Staples) Larkey.

Charles accomplishments in life was providing for his family, selling re ...more


07.28.2014

Michael Dean Casper

Michael Dean Casper, 61, passed this life on July 24, 2014 at his Rocky Ford home. He was born on November 7, 1952 in La Junta to Paul & Bonnie (Rooks) Casper.

Mike graduated from La Junta High School class of 1971. He was a profession ...more


07.25.2014

Mabel Sciumbato

Mabel Nancy Sciumbato went to be with the Lord on July 21, 2014. She was born on August 7, 1927, in Shickley, Nebraska, and was the youngest of five children born to Lulu (Birky) and Daniel Boshart.

The family moved to Colorado and Mab ...more


07.24.2014

Maria C. Romero

Maria C. Romero, 88, passed away on June 25, 2014 in Roseville, MI. She was born on March 11, 1926 in Timpas, Colorado to Manuel & Liboria Romero.

Maria is survived by her daughter, Lupe Guerra of Roseville, MI; son, James D. Romero o ...more


07.21.2014

Froilan Rosales

Froilan Rosales was born on October 5, 1924 and departed this world on July 16, 2014. He married Amalia Flores on August 23, 1949 and by the Catholic Church in 1950.

Froilan lived in La Junta all his life. He was a proud member of th ...more


07.18.2014

Robert Ramirez, Sr.

Robert Ramirez, Sr. 62, passed away on July 16, 2014 at his La Junta home. He was born on May 6, 1952 in La Junta, Colorado to Natalio & Jenny (Fernandez) Ramirez, Sr.

Robert served in the United States Army from 1971 - 1977. He worke ...more


07.17.2014

Obituary for Ashley Dawn Vader

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Ashley Dawn Vader, of Rocky Ford, CO entered into rest in Salina, Kansas July 10, 2014. She was born June 24, 1992 in Colorado Springs, CO to Sheri Vader and LeRoy Vader Sr. She was 22 years o ...more


07.14.2014

Gerald Victor Clark

Gerald Victor Clark, 90, lifetime Fowler resident passed away on July 11, 2014 at the Fowler Health Care Center. He was born on September 27, 1923 in Fowler to Garry E & Alice C. (Dortenbaugh) Clark. He married Elaine on June 24, 1945 at the Fowler ...more


07.9.2014

Angela M. Perez

Angela M. Perez, 90, of La Junta passed away on July 4, 2014 at the Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center. She was born on April 28, 2014 in La Junta to Marcelino & Maria (Avila) Maldonado.

Angela loved watching the Novelas channel ...more


07.8.2014

Jose Lucero services Thursday at 2:00 PM

Jose "I-19" David Lucero, 77, of Rocky Ford, CO, passed away Saturday, July 5th, while in the company of family members, at his residence.

Jose was born in Anton Chico, NM on October 10, 1936, a son of the late Frances (Gaston) and ...more


07.8.2014

Ishmal Maier services Thursday at 10 AM

Ishmal (Ish) Maier, 91, of Rocky Ford, CO, passed away Saturday, July 5th, while in the company of family members, at Arkansas Valley Regional Nursing Center - West, La Junta.

Ishmal was born in Rocky Ford, CO on November 20, 1922, a ...more


07.3.2014

Velma June Young

Velma June Young, 88, longtime resident of the Fort Bent community, departed this life on July 1, 2014 at her home. June was born on March 2, 1926 in Denver, Colorado to George Finley & Erma Ruth (Whitesel) Barrier.

She attended el ...more


07.3.2014

James Paul "Jim" Nesselhuf

James Paul "Jim" Nesselhuf, 69, passed away on June 30, 2014 at his La Junta home. He was born on May 11, 1945 to Harry & Kittie (Tovatt) Nesselhuf in Rocky Ford. He married Carolyn F. Holmes on September 3, 1988 in La Junta.

Jim serve ...more


07.2.2014

Betty Louise Mumaugh

Betty Louise Mumaugh, 88, died June 30, 2014 in Fowler, Colorado. She was born in Rocky Ford, Colorado on April 2, 1926 to Rocelia and Charles "Ray" Stanbridge. She married Dave O. Mumaugh May 15, 1948 and had two sons and two daughters between 1949 ...more


07.2.2014

Timothy Francis Downey

Timothy Francis Downey, 70, of Swink, passed away on June 27, 2014 at the Select Medical Hospital in Colorado Springs. He was born on September 19, 1943 in Dodge City, Kansas to Michael & Nellie (O'Keefe) Downey. He married Judith Ann Gonzales on Oct ...more


06.27.2014

Annie J. Mestas

Annie J. Mestas, 78, longtime La Junta resident passed away June 23, 2014 at her La Junta home. She was born on April 13, 1936 to Samuel & Delia (Andrada) Miller in Roy, New Mexico.

Annie was taught her elementary school years at home ...more


06.27.2014

Keith Rowland Wynne

Keith Rowland Wynne, 64, passed away June 23, 2014, in Sun City West, Arizona, after a courageous fight against cancer.

Keith was born January 15, 1950, in La Junta, to A.G. and Edna Lorene (Rowland) Wynne. He attended school in La Jun ...more


06.25.2014

Audrey Louise (Kenworthy) Keller

Audrey Louise Keller, 83, longtime resident of Ordway passed away unexpectedly on June 19, 2014 at the University of Colorado Hospital in Aurora. She was born on September 14, 1930 in La Junta to Roscoe & Nellie (Brand) Kenworthy.

Aud ...more


06.25.2014

Ronald L. Honaker

Ronald L. Honaker, 81, of Cheraw passed away on April 1, 2014 at the Bent County Memorial Nursing Home in Las Animas. He was born on October 16, 1932 in Weston, MO to Arthur W. & Mary Dorothy (Beck) Honaker.

Ronald is survived by his ...more


06.24.2014

Mary Morrison services Satrurday at 10:30 AM

Mary Olive Morrison, 96, of La Junta, CO, passed away Monday, June 23rd, peacefully at Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center-Nursing Center East, La Junta, CO.

Mary was born in La Junta, CO on May 3, 1918, a daughter of the late Joa ...more


06.24.2014

Dorothy N. Colton

Dorothy N. Colton, 86, of Fowler passed away on June 22, 2014 at the Fowler Nursing Home. She was born on November 17, 1927 in Ash Grove, Missouri to Orvile & Thelma Harper.

She grew up with seven brothers and three sisters. She marri ...more


06.23.2014

Barbara Courtney services Thursday, June 26, 201

Barbara Beatrice (Tortorice) Brown-Courtney, 73, of Rocky Ford, CO, passed away Sunday, June 22nd, while in the company of family members, at Parkview Medical Center, Pueblo.

Barbara was born in Trinidad, CO on August 11, 1940, a daug ...more


06.20.2014

Obituary for Mary Alice Romero

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Mary Alice Romero, of Rocky Ford, CO entered into rest June 18, 2014 at the Crowley County Nursing Care Center in Ordway, Colorado. She was born June 1, 1924 in Mora, New Mexico to Rama ...more


06.19.2014

Ruth Place

Ruth Place, 95, of Rocky Ford passed away Friday, June 13, 2014 at the Pioneer Healthcare Center.

Ruth was born on January 12, 1919 in Eads, Colorado to Margaret and Philip Warner. She moved with the family to Hooker, OK as an infan ...more


06.19.2014

Dallas "John" Clair Anderson

Dallas "John" Clair Anderson, 93, passed away from this life on June 16, 2014. Dallas was residing at the Pioneer Nursing Home in Rocky Ford at the time of his death. He lived for many years with his wife Laura A. Anderson La Junta.

D ...more


06.18.2014

Brian Scott Rouillard

Brian Scott Rouillard, 46, passed away unexpectedly on June 15, 2014 at his La Junta home. He was born on July 21, 1967 in Valparaiso, Indiana to Vernon H. Rouillard, Sr. & Goldie A. Albertson.

Brian loved to working from home fixing ...more


06.17.2014

Arlene Mae Lundahl

Arlene Mae Lundahl, 81, of Swink passed away June 14, 2014 at Sangre de Cristo Hospice in Pueblo. She was born on January 11, 1933 in San Diego, California to Therman & Mabel Helen (Bjork) Burris. She married Bill "Red" Lundahl on March 30, 1952 ...more


06.16.2014

Heather M. Gallegos

Heather M. Gallegos, 28, of Pueblo, passed away unexpectedly on June 12, 2014 at the home of her fianc. She was born on March 24, 1986 in La Junta.

She is survived by her children, Anthony Shawn Gallegos, Contessia Rivera & Lillian ...more


06.12.2014

Margaret A. Wilder

Margaret A. Wilder, 82, of La Junta passed away June 09, 2014 in Littleton. She was born on February 19, 1932 in Branson, Colorado to Myrtle and Thomas McClendon.
She graduated from Branson High School. She married William H. Wilder on June 0 ...more


06.11.2014

Helen Charlene Rogers

Helen Charlene Rogers, 83, passed away after a long illness on May 24, 2014, at Mountain Vista Nursing Home in Wheat Ridge, Colorado. She was preceded in death by her husband, "Skip" Rogers.
Skip and Charlene were longtime residents of La Junt ...more


06.10.2014

Carl Edward Avara

Carl Edward Avara, 82, passed away June 8, 2014 at the Arkansas Valley Regional Nursing Care Center. He was born July 25, 1931 to Oscar and Virginia Avara in La Junta, Colorado. He was raised in the La Junta area and ranched most of his life. He ma ...more


06.6.2014

Rex Poulignot

Rex Poulignot, 84, passed away at his Manzanola home on June 4th with family by his side. He was born on September 25, 1929 in Atwood, Kansas to Charles G. & N. Faye (Marietta) Poulignot. As a child, the family moved to Rocky Ford where Rex attend ...more


06.5.2014

Elaine Bolling services Tuesday at 10:00 AM

Elaine Charlene Bolling, 66, of Rocky Ford, CO, passed away Wednesday, June 4th, while in the company of family members, at Sangre De Cristo Hospice House, Pueblo.

Elaine was born in Rocky Ford, CO on October 28, 1947, a daughter of t ...more


06.4.2014

Lawrence Jay Rhodes

Lawrence Jay Rhodes, 54, of Swink, passed away on June 1, 2014 at the St. Mary Corwin Medical Center in Pueblo. He was born on August 14, 1959, in La Junta, Colorado to Leland & Evelyn (Reynolds) Rhodes. He married Sheila King on December 27, 1991; s ...more


05.23.2014

Charles Otis "Chuck" Jones

Charles Otis "Chuck" Jones, 81, of La Junta, Colorado, died on May 19, 2014.

He was born on May 22, 1932 in La Junta, CO, to Otis R. and Lois (Worden) Jones. He was a graduate of La Junta High School, Otero Junior College, and the Univ ...more


05.22.2014

Roy F. Barber

Roy F. Barber, 54, of Westcliffe, Colorado passed away on May 17, 2014 unexpectedly in Raton, New Mexico. He was born in Model, Colorado to Glen & Lois Barber.

He is survived by his sweetheart of 34 years, Pam Barbee of Florence; child ...more


05.21.2014

Caroline Jennifer Atwood

Caroline Jennifer "CJ" Atwood was born on August 10, 1990 in Kingman, Arizona to Rita and Chris Atwood. CJ passed away unexpectedly on May 10, 2014 at Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo, Colorado, she was 23 years old.

CJ was the onl ...more


05.19.2014

Manuel Federico Cruz

Manuel Federico Cruz of La Junta passed away on May 14, 2014 at Porter Hospital in Denver, Colorado. He was born in Alferez, Durango, Mexico on March 25, 1935 to Jose and Geronima Cruz Federico. He married Lupe Vasquez on September 12, 1959 and cel ...more


05.12.2014

Evelyn Marie Massey

Evelyn Marie Massey, 86, of Wiley, formerly of La Junta, passed away on May 6, 2014 at Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo. She was born on November 3, 1927 to Chester Lee & Ida Jane (Merrill) Love. She married Arthur C. Massey on June 7, 1947 in Raton ...more


05.9.2014

Harold Lee Headrick, 1928 - 2014

Harold Lee Headrick was born in Cheraw, Colorado, on July 18, 1928. He grew up on the farm with his eight brothers and sisters. He learned to work hard and he was always a farmer at heart. He loved high school athletics and the competition that came ...more


05.8.2014

Zach Adin Palmer

Zach Adin Palmer, 91, of Kim passed away on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at Arkansas Valley Regional Nursing Care Center in La Junta. Zach was born on the homestead February 2, 1923, son of the late Adin and Alice (Lloyd) Palmer. Raised during the depression ...more


05.7.2014

Barbara Cecelia Mendoza

Barbara Cecelia Mendoza, 75, passed away May 4, 2014 in Wichita, Kansas. She was born in La Junta on November 22, 1938 to Dennis & Deluvina Whatley.
Barbara was a devoted wife of 38 years to Jose Mendoza. She liked to help those in need, love ...more


04.30.2014

Robert Lee Hasty

Robert Lee "Bob" Hasty, 70, passed away on April 28, 2014 at his La Junta home. He was born in Meriden, Kansas on November 10, 1943 to Claude & Rosie (Montag) Hasty.

Robert grew up in the Kim area and joined the Navy in 1963 thru 1967. ...more


04.24.2014

Julia Torres services Monday at 10:30 AM

Julia Torres, 97, of Rocky Ford, CO, passed away Sunday, April 20th, peacefully, at Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center-Nursing Center East, La Junta.

Julia was born in Sugar City, CO on May 27, 1916, a daughter of the late Anna Ma ...more


04.21.2014

Obituary for Eliseo Renteria Galvan

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Eliseo Renteria Galvan, of Rocky Ford, CO, entered into rest April 17, 2014 at the Arkansas Valley Nursing Care Center in La Junta, CO. He was born, December 2, 1929 to Angel and Tomasa Galvan ...more


04.18.2014

Mark Alan Ricken

Mark Alan Ricken, 64, of Centennial, Colorado and former La Junta, Colorado resident passed from this life at the Porter Hospice Center in Centennial, Colorado on April 14th, 2014. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated on Tuesday, April 22nd a ...more


04.17.2014

Mary Emma Langley

Mary Emma Langley entered into her new life to be with her beloved "Frenchy" on April 12, 2014, 77 days after his death. She was born on March 12, 1922, to Pietro Antonio and Adelina (Talarico) Colosimo in La Junta, CO.
She graduated from La ...more


04.16.2014

John "Jack" Ralph Walter

John "Jack" Ralph Walter, 84, of La Junta, passed away on Monday, April 14, 2014 at his residence. Jack was born in La Junta on December 27, 1929, son of the late Reuben James and Pearl (Clinger) Walter. One of ten children, Jack entered the world a ...more


04.16.2014

Ruth Anne Kenner

Ruth Anne Kenner, 51, passed away on April 11, 2014 at her La Junta home. She was born on February 14, 1963 in Denver, Colorado she was adopted at the age of 5 and a half months old by Lorn "Buck" & Kathryn "Kay" (Tigner) Kenner.

She ...more


04.11.2014

William Howard "Bill" Franklin

William Howard "Bill" Franklin, 86, left this earth on April 7, 2014. Bill was born on December 4, 1927 in Peabody, Kansas in a boxcar to Carrie Mae (Howard) & Harley William Franklin. He was the oldest of his six siblings; Virginia, Patricia, Shir ...more


04.8.2014

Robert E. "Bob" Grasmick

A celebration of the life service for Robert E. "Bob" Grasmick will be held at Valley Community Church on Saturday, April 12, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. with Pastor Kurt England officiating. Inurnment will be at the Rocky Ford Cemetery.

Bob ...more


04.8.2014

Mary L. Martin

Mary L. Martin, 92, passed away April 6, 2014 at the Evergreen Gardens Assisted Living Center in La Junta, Colorado. She was born on March 26, 1922 Sedan, New Mexico to W. Firman & Maude (Campbell) Pogue.

She graduated from Clayton, N ...more


04.4.2014

Hazel Hulcher

Hazel (Lindsey) Hulcher, 62, passed away unexpectedly on February 24, 2014, in Parker, Colorado. She was born in La Junta, Colorado on July 20, 1951 to Maurice and June (Montgomery) Lindsey. She was the youngest of five children. She attended La ...more


04.4.2014

Alan Martinez services Tuesday at 10:30 AM

Alan Louis Martinez, 30, of Rocky Ford, CO, passed away Monday, March 31st, suddenly, at Memorial Health System, Colorado Springs, CO.

Alan was born in La Junta, CO on April 12, 1983, a son of Cynthia K. (Miller) and Ronald Alan Martin ...more


04.3.2014

Sam Petramala

Sam Petramala, 83, passed away on March 29, 2014 at his La Junta home. He was born March 12, 1931 in Chicago, Illinois to Mike and Susan Petramala.

He moved to La Junta at the age of 13 and started working at Jeffers Pharmacy as a so ...more


03.31.2014

Salvador Martinez services Wednesday at 11:00 AM

Salvador Martinez, 86, of Rocky Ford, CO, passed away Saturday, March 29th, while in the company of family members, at Arkansas Valley Regional Nursing Center - West in La Junta.

Salvador was born in Walsenburg, CO on July 30, 1927, a ...more


03.28.2014

Obituary for Roxie Odene Gantt

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Roxie Odene Gantt, of La Junta, CO, entered into rest, March 26, 2014. She was born July 10, 1934, to Calvin and Rosie Gray. She was 79 years of age.
Roxie is survived by her ch ...more


03.27.2014

Memorial service will be Saturday at 11:00 AM

Betty was born on April 17, 1926 in Rocky Ford, CO to Lydia and George Wittman. She passed away Thursday, February 27 at Pioneer Nursing Care Center. She worked as a bookkeeper for Roberta Feed Company while going to nursing school and after graduati ...more


03.25.2014

Herman Benardo "Ben" Leyba

Herman Benardo "Ben" Leyba, 71, passed away on March 22, 2014 at Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs. He was born on January 3, 1943 to Bruno & Madeline Leyba in La Junta. He married Shirley A. Gonzales on June 2, 1962 in La Junta.

...more


03.21.2014

Benjamin Sandoval

Benjamin Sandoval, 61, passed away February 27, 2014 at the Pikes Peak Hospice in Colorado Springs. He was born on June 26, 1952 in La Junta to Benjamin & Maria (Chavez) Sandoval.

He is survived by his mother, Maria Zenida Sandoval; br ...more


03.20.2014

Melvin John Cook

Melvin (Mel) John Cook, 71, of La Junta, Colorado, passed away peacefully at his home on March 17, 2014, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Mel was born in Pueblo, Colorado, on March 28, 1942. Following graduation from Rocky Ford High Scho ...more


03.19.2014

Sherman Pete Johnson

Sherman Pete Johnson, entered into the Eternal Life on March 11, 2014 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He was born to Pete Robert & Marian V. (Miller) Johnson.

Sherman is survived by his mother, Marian Johnson; children, Michael Joseph ...more


03.19.2014

Randal Roger Igou

Randal Roger Igou, 61, passed away unexpectedly on February 25, 2014 in Parker, Colorado. He was born on June 10, 1952, in Pueblo to Roger & Betty Igou.

Randy graduated from Ordway High School and attended Pueblo Community College whe ...more


03.18.2014

Obituary for Ronald Roberts

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Ronald Eugene Roberts, of La Junta, CO entered into rest at the Arkansas Valley Nursing Center March 13, 2014. He was born April 23, 1947 in Las Animas, Colorado to Norman and Bettie Ro ...more


03.14.2014

Wayne Wesley 'Wes' Higbee

Wayne Wesley "Wes" Higbee, 53, died Feb. 11, 2014, in Tucson, Ariz. He was born Jan. 2,1961, in Colorado Springs to Wayne and Bonnie Higbee. He was a longtime resident of Swink.

He is survived by mother, Bonnie Higbee of Swink; daugh ...more


03.14.2014

David Keith Bruner memorial service March 21

David Keith Bruner died Feb. 2, 2014.

He was born in Hot Springs, S.D., on July 24, 1973. He attended college for three years. He worked in the food industry for several years. He enjoyed sports and music.

He is survived ...more


03.11.2014

Carmel Olivares

Carmel Olivares, 76, passed away on March 7, 2014 at his La Junta home. He was born on August 16, 1937 to Panfilo & Frances (Vasquez) Olivares in La Junta.

Carmel is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Bernice of the La Junta hom ...more


03.10.2014

Lois Jean Holter

Lois Jean Hotter, of Cheraw, passed away Friday, March 7, 2014, at the age of 79. She was born April 13, 1934, in Hunter, KS, to Emmett Rush Henney and Ruth (Gallion) Henney.

Lois graduated from Eads High School and married the love o ...more


03.7.2014

Loretta Davis

A Memorial Celebration for longtime Lamar resident, currently of La Junta, Loretta M. Davis will be held at 10:00 AM Thursday, March 13, 2014 at the Peacock Family Chapel in Lamar with Pastor Ken West of the Crowley Community Baptist Church of Ordwa ...more


03.6.2014

Gregoria "Grace" Valentina Lovato

Gregoria "Grace" Valentina Lovato, 82, went home to be with the Lord peacefully surrounded by family and friends on March 3, 2014 at the Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center in La Junta. She was born on September 5, 1932 in Taos, New Mexico to F ...more


03.5.2014

David L. Lacy

David Leslie Lacy was born on May 14, 1933 to Leslie Elihu Lacy and Edna Carson Lacy on the homestead at Two Buttes, Colorado with his four older sisters.
David attended school at the Star School House nearby and later graduated from Lamar Hig ...more


03.4.2014

Wilma Mae Resel

Wilma Mae Resel, 89, passed away March 2, 2014, at Arkansas Valley Nursing Care Center in La Junta. Wilma was born December 1, 1924 to Hubert and Carrie (McGee) Icke in Shelby County, Missouri.

She was preceded in death by her parents ...more


02.27.2014

Marjorie "Jean" Thompson

Marjorie "Jean" Thompson, 86, passed away early Monday morning, Feb. 24, 2014, at her son's home in La Junta, Colorado. Jean was born Sept. 14, 1927 to Russell and Myrtell Jenkins in Charleston, Illinois.
She was preceded in death by her p ...more


02.27.2014

Fern Lacy

Fern (Hendrix) Lacy, 94, passed away February 23, 2014 at the Belmont Senior Center in Pueblo. She was born on January 7, 1920 in Syracuse, Kansas to Weaver & Nelle (Carter) Hendrix. She was the fifth and youngest child. She married Ben Lacy on May 1 ...more


02.26.2014

Velma F. Michels

Velma F. Michels, 88, passed away February 23, 2014 at the Arkansas Valley Regional Nursing Care Center in La Junta. She was born on February 23, 2014 in Casper, Wyoming to Walter & Louisa (Rea) Keyser. She married Leo C. Michels on January 6, 1961in ...more


02.26.2014

Paublino Paul Ramirez

Paublino Paul Ramirez, 87, passed away peacefully at his La Junta home on February 21, 2014. He was born in La Junta, Colorado to Ysaac & Nazaria (Martinez) Ramirez. He married Paula J. Torrez on June 22, 1957 in La Junta; she preceded him in death o ...more


02.25.2014

Wylma King services Friday @ 10:30 AM

Rocky Ford, CO
Wylma Jean King

Wylma Jean King, 91, of Rocky Ford, CO, passed away Monday, February 24th, peacefully, at Pioneer Health Care Center in Rocky Ford, CO.

Wylma was born in Rocky Ford, CO on April 27, ...more


02.25.2014

Sherry J. Pieper

Sherry J. Pieper
February 12, 1952 - February 22, 2014

Funeral services for Sherry J. Pieper, 62, Fowler, will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, at the Church of Christ, 10th and Cimarron, La Junta, with Fred Bozeman of the ...more


02.25.2014

Tressie Eileen Gilpin

Tressie Eileen Gilpin, was born on May 1, 1919 in the area of Elk City, Oklahoma to Ernest N. & Sarah Elizabeth (Fender) Guthrie; both preceded her in death. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Louise Guthrie and Jessie Bernice Guthrie Brittai ...more


02.21.2014

Inez Olene Wagner

Inez Olene Wagner, 90, passed away Feb. 20, 2014 at her La Junta home. She was born on February 20, 1924, in Hattieville, Arkansas to Jonah Daniel & Rachel Elizabeth (Nowlin) Morris. She married Eugene L. Wagner on November 6, 1943 in Wichita, Kansas ...more


02.20.2014

Lucy B. Moreno

Lucy B. Moreno, 84, of La Junta, passed away on Feb. 17, 2014 at Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo. She was born on March 12, 1929, in Las Animas, CO to Pablo & Pablita (Ramirez) Baca. Lucy Married Horacio Moreno on November 17, 1948 in La Junta; h ...more


02.19.2014

Obituary for Anastacio Castillo

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Anastacio Castillo, of La Junta, CO entered into rest at the Arkansas Valley Regional Hospital. February 17, 2014. He was born March 20, 1939 in Mexico to Anastacio and Paula Castillo. ...more


02.19.2014

Edward Aragon, Sr. services Friday at 10:30 AM

Edward Aragon, Sr., 59, of Rocky Ford, CO, passed away Tuesday, February 11th, peacefully, at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center, Pueblo.

Edward was born in Rocky Ford, CO on October 26, 1954, a son of the late Ruth "Cuca" (Magdaleno) a ...more


02.19.2014

Obituayr for Kenneth Ham, Sr.

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Kenneth Ham, Sr. of Rocky Ford, Colorado, entered into rest February 11, 2014 at the Laurel Manor Care Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He was born, August 22, 1934, to Kenneth and Velma ...more


02.18.2014

Patricia Ann Tafoya

Patricia Ann Tafoya, 59, (Patsy, Pat, Mom, and Grandma) passed away on February 14, 2014 at the Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center. She was born on November 28, 1954 to Telesforo & Carolyn (Tanner) Medina in La Junta.

Patricia gr ...more


02.17.2014

Juan D. Romero

Juan D. Romero, 80, passed away on February 11, 2014 at his Rocky Ford home. He was born on May 13, 1933 in Roy, New Mexico to Augustine & Apolonita (Arguello) Romero. He married Rosemary Gonzales in 1957 at the St. Peters Catholic Church in Rocky Fo ...more


02.11.2014

Lydia Xenia Sarlo

Lydia Xenia Sarlo was born August 19, 1922 in Gary, Indiana to Sante Marasco and Epifania (Trevisan) Marasco. Lydia passed away February 8, 2014 at the Arkansas Valley Medical Center in La Junta, Colorado.

Lydia, or "Lee" as she was o ...more


02.11.2014

Mary Kathryn Myers

Mary Kathryn Myers, 89, passed away February 8, 2014 at her La Junta home. She was born on September 28, 1924 in Wagon Mound, New Mexico to James Edward & Kathryn (Vanderver) Monroe. She married Dale Myers on May 9, 1945 in Raton, New Mexico; he prec ...more


02.10.2014

Nona Marie Stephan

Nona Marie Stephan passed away February 5, 2014 in La Junta at age 83. She was the wife of the late Leonard Nelson Stephan and one of four children born to the late Ralph and Wilma Kerr.

She was born on July 5, 1930 in Valley Falls, K ...more


02.7.2014

Service information for Esmeraldo Echon Sr.

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Esmeraldo Echon, Sr. of Rocky Ford, Colorado entered into rest February 6, 2014 at the Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center in La Junta, Colorado He was born June 17, 1931 in Castill ...more


02.7.2014

Lala Sanchez

Lala Sanchez, 92, of La Junta went home to be with the Lord on February 5, 2014 at the Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center. She was born on February 2, 1922 to Juan & Isabel (Rosales) Urrea in La Junta.

Lala enjoyed cooking and spe ...more


02.6.2014

Obituary for Louise Bell

Johnson-Romero Funeral Home

LOUISE M BELL, 87 of La Junta, CO passed away on Feb 02, 2014 at Fowler Nursing Home, in Fowler, CO.



Louise was born in DeRidder, La on August 21, 1926 to James C and Nicey C ...more


02.5.2014

Iona Hamilton services Saturday at 11:00 AM

Iona Mae Hamilton was born to Paul and Edith Lusk on July 11, 1930 in Rocky Ford, Colorado.

As a child the family traveled from Colorado to California to Arizona prior to establishing the family farm and produce shed. She married Wayn ...more


02.3.2014

Yozelle Glenise Arensdorf

Yozelle Glenise (Holland) Arensdorf passed away peacefully at home on January 30, 2014, at the age of 94.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell, in 2002, her parents, Emmett and Mary Holland, sister, Rosemary, an infant son ...more


01.30.2014

Mary Ann Barrett

Mary Ann Barrett, 69, passed away January 28, 2014 at her La Junta home. She was born on April 9, 1944 in Delta, Colorado to Carl & Josephine (Gonzales) Trujillo.

Mary resided in Trinidad for many years then she married Ralph Colangel ...more


01.29.2014

Olan "Frenchy" Langley

Olan "Frenchy" Langley, 93 of Pueblo, former longtime La Junta resident, passed away January 25, 2014 at Sky Ridge Medical Center in Lone Tree, CO. He was born on January 20, 1921 in Elton, LA.

"Frenchy" was stationed at the La Junta ...more


01.28.2014

Randy Crump services Saturday at 2:00 PM

Charles Randolph (Randy) Crump, 61, of Rocky Ford, CO, passed away Sunday, January 26th, while in the company of family members, at his residence.

Randy was born in La Junta, CO on July 19, 1952, a son of the late Florence Louise (Kle ...more


01.27.2014

Memorial service for Kenneth Wood planned in May

Kenneth Ray Wood of La Junta passed away unexpectedly at his home after a short illness on Dec. 19, 2013. He was born April 19, 1956, in La Junta and lived there most of his life. He served 16 years in the U.S. Navy. He was an avid motorcyclist.̷ ...more


01.23.2014

Ramona Mascarenas

Ramona Mascarenas, 90, of La Junta entered into rest on January 21, 2014 at the Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo. She was born on May 11, 1923 to Pedro & Josefina (Montoya) Sosa in Holly, Colorado.

Ramona enjoyed going to church and ...more


01.23.2014

Jeremiah Eugene "Frog" Gearhart

Jeremiah Eugene "Frog" Gearhart, 35 of La Junta entered into rest on January 17, 2014 at the Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo. He was born on May 25, 1978 to Stephen "Perry" & Sally Gearhart in La Junta.

Jeremiah enjoyed fishing, cam ...more


01.22.2014

Mildred Schafer services Saturday at 2:00 PM.

Mildred Louise Schafer, 85, of Rocky Ford, CO, passed away Monday, January 20th, suddenly due to a heart attack, at Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center, La Junta, CO.

Mildred was born in Lockwood, MO on June 10, 1928, a daughter o ...more


01.20.2014

Gilbert Lucero remembered as loving father, gran

Gilbert K. Lucero, 82, of La Junta, passed away on January 16, 2014, at the Arkansas Valley Medical Center. He was born on February 3, 1931, in Swink, to Joe Edino and Bruna (King) Lucero.

Gilbert was a construction worker for many yea ...more


01.20.2014

Brandon Tyler Switser will be greatly missed

Brandon Tyler (Lizzard) Switser was born on June 18, 1987, in Pueblo, Colo. He died unexpectedly at his home in Pueblo on Jan. 1, 2014.
Brandon is survived by the love of his life, Dennison Browne; his mother and step-dad, Andrea and Lewis Flo ...more


01.20.2014

Ashley R. Abel services Wednesday

Ashley Rochelle Abel, 19, of La Junta, passed away on January 15, 2014. She was born on Nov. 11, 1994, in La Junta to Jody Kay Bracy & Timothy Dean Abel.

Ashley graduated from Cheraw High School in 2013. She obtained her Certified Nurs ...more


01.20.2014

Obituary for Clinton A. Swenson

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Clinton A. Swenson of Rocky Ford, CO, entered into rest, January 12, 2014 at Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo, CO. He was born on November 25, 1971 in Loveland, CO. He was 42 years of ...more


01.20.2014

Obituary for Sandra Kay Hughes

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Sandra Kay Hughes Passed away Jan 16th, 2014 at her home. Sandy was born on September 29th, 1947 to Cecil Roy Conyers and Ruth Snelson Conyers. She graduated La Junta high School in 1965. She worked at Mountain Bell ...more


01.17.2014

Obituary for Jose "Joe" Gonzales

Johnson-Romero Funeral Home

Jose "Joe" Francisco Gonzales, of Fowler, CO entered into rest January 15, 2014 at his home. He was born March 17, 1930 to Rafael and Adelina Gonzales in Chacon, New Mexico. He was 83 years of age.
...more


01.8.2013

Johnson-Romero Family Funeral Home

Douglas Charles Beals of Las Animas, Colorado entered into rest January 6, 2013 at the family home in Las Animas. He was born January 16, 1958 in Deadwood, South Dakota. He was 54 years of age.
Doug is survived by one daughter and 2 sons. 3 ...more


12.31.2012

Obituary for Louis Lopez

Louis Lopez of Rocky Ford, Colorado entered into rest, December, 29 2012. He was born September 3, 1917 in Rocky Ford, CO to Delfina and Jose Lopez. He was 95 years of age. Mr. Lopez is survived by his wife of 60 years, Frances (Maes) Lopez of ...more


12.31.2012

Lula Belle Markus Services Later

Lula Belle Markus, 89, died December 28, 2012 at the Crowley County Nursing Center. She was born July 5, 1923 in Bogard Missouri to Jack & Viola (Harris) Miles. She married the father of her children, Henry Grasmick of Sugar City in 1938; he ...more


12.31.2012

Evelyn Harp Services Wednesday

Evelyn Irene Harp, 91, of La Junta, Colorado, passed away on December 25, 2012, in Broomfield, Colorado.
Evelyn Irene Alexander was born in Enid, Oklahoma to Manring and Phoebe Alexander on January 27, 1921. She attended high school in ...more


12.28.2012

Earl Cecil King

Earl Cecil King, 78, of La Junta, passed away at the Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center. He was born in Hartman, Colorado to Audra Cecil & Ida Matilda (Orr) King on November 7, 1934. He married Patricia Ann Miller on June 6, 1954 at the First ...more



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