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LA Junta Tribune - La Junta, CO


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

Johnson-Romero Funeral Home
(719) 384-8200

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

Johnson-Romero Funeral Home
(719) 384-8200

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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(719) 384-8200
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

Johnson-Romero Funeral Home
(719) 384-8200

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

Johnson-Romero Funeral HOme
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


01.14.2014

Alice Sue Kerr

Alice Sue Kerr, 71, passed away on Jan. 9, 2014, at the Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo. She was born on April 24, 1942 in Kalamazoo, Michigan to Ned & Sybil (Dunn) Waterman.

Alice was a friend to many and spent a lot of time taking ...more


01.13.2014

Vernon J. Vanhook

Vernon Vanhook, 87, of Swink, passed away Jan. 9, 2014 at the Arkansas Valley regional Medical Center following surgery from a broken hip.

Vernon was born January 28, 1926 in Bentonville, Arkansas to Vernal and Ruby (Hawkins) Vanhook. ...more


01.10.2014

Rodger Charles Witt

Rodger Charles Witt, 49, passed on January 8, 2014 at his La Junta home. He was born on March 28, 1964 in La Junta to George W. & Doris (Schultz) Witt. He married Diana Jara in 2009 La Junta.

Rodger enjoyed hunting geese, fishing, play ...more


01.8.2014

Carroll D. Cannon

Carroll D. Cannon, 80, passed away on Dec. 28, 2013 at his La Junta home. He was born on May 28, 1933 to W.T. "Spud" and Rosalea "Rose" Cannon. Carroll was a true La Junta native; Carroll graduated from La Junta High School in 1951.
He ...more


01.3.2014

Nellie Lorenzo Morgan

Nellie Lorenzo Morgan 88, of Reno, Nevada, longtime resident of La Junta passed away December 29, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband Lloyd Morgan and her son Dennis Morgan. She was born on February 27, 1925 in La Junta, CO. She worked f ...more


01.3.2014

Dois V. Parrish

Dois Parrish, 95, passed from this life on January 1, 2014, at the La Junta Medical Center Nursing Facility.
She was born on October 3, 1918, in Floydada, Texas, to Eva Annie and John Trammel Hix. Her identical twin sister, Lois, was born 15 m ...more


01.2.2014

Brittany Ann Southwick

Brittany Ann Southwick, 23, was born on December 29, 1990 in Enid, Oklahoma and passed away December 29, 2013 at the Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Trey Lance Southwick and grandparents Lonn ...more


12.31.2013

Dave Gearhart

Dave Gearhart, 78, of Rocky Ford went home to be with the Lord on December 29, 2013 at the Arkansas Valley Regional Nursing Care Center. He was born on December 5, 1935 to Carl & Emma (Simpson) Gearhart in Omaha, Arkansas. He married Peggy J. Kenagy ...more


12.30.2013

George A. Elder

George A. Elder, 84, of La Junta went home to be with the Lord on December 25, 2013 at the Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center. He was born on August 18, 1929 to Alfred W. & Maxine (Boley) Elder in La Junta, Colorado. He married Constance Lemeran ...more


12.20.2013

Obituary for Rebecca "Becca" Nunez

Johnson-Romero Funeral Home
Rebecca "Becca" Nunez, 89, passed away peacefully December 18, 2013 in La Junta, CO. She was born in Albuquerque, NM and moved to La Junta in 1945 where she lived the remainder of her life. Rebecca worked for sev ...more


12.18.2013

Obituary for Veronica Newlin

Johnson-Romero Funeral Home
(719) 384-8200

Veronica (Bangan) Newlin, of La Junta, CO, entered into rest December 15, 2013 at the Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center in La Junta, CO. She was born June 22, 1962 in Grand Juncti ...more


12.17.2013

Beverly Bauserman services Thursday at 10:30 AM

Beverly Ann Bauserman, 83, of Manzanola, CO, passed away Sunday, December 15th, peacefully, at her residence.

Beverly was born in Sugar City, CO on October 22, 1930, a daughter of the late Sylvia Opal (LeGrande) and Frank William Hall ...more


12.17.2013

Bessie "Betty" Fenter

Bessie "Betty" Fenter, 92, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on December 15, 2013, at the Arkansas Valley Regional Nursing Care Center. She was born on August 23, 1921 in Cheyenne Wells, Colorado to J.W & Minnie McFarland. She mar ...more


12.16.2013

Lorene Joy Rizzuto

Lorene Joy Rizzuto, 81, of South Fork, CO, formerly of La Junta, passed away on Dec. 14, 2013 at the Del Norte Hospital. She was born on April 25, 1932 in St. Louis, Missouri to Ross & Alice (Ustick) Baker and raised by her mother and step-father, Me ...more


12.13.2013

Dorothy Aaron

Dorothy M. Aaron, 81, of Hugo, formerly of La Junta, passed away on December 10, 2013 at the Lincoln Community Hospital/Nursing Home. She was born on July 22, 1932 in Ordway, Colorado to Silas A. & Flossie Gladys (Ray) Trentor. Dorothy married Robert ...more


12.6.2013

Gloria V. Aragon

Gloria V. Aragon, 75, of La Junta went home to be with the Lord surrounded by her family at the St. Anthony's Care Center in Lakewood. She was born on April 16, 1938 to Bruno & Maria (Yslas) Vela. She married Alfredo "Freddie" Aragon on April 12, 195 ...more


12.5.2013

Miguel F. Medina

Miguel F. Medina, 83, went home to be with the Lord surrounded by his family at Denver Health Care Center in Denver. He was born on November 3, 1930 to Mike A. & Mary Martha (Griego) Medina. He married Viola Valdez on June 30, 1956 in La Junta.
...more


12.5.2013

Robert "Bob" Bemiss

Robert "Bob" Bemiss, 65, departed this life on December 2, 2013, in La Junta. Bob was born in La Junta on April 6, 1948, to C.W. "Bill" and Alma (Murray) Bemiss. He married Sandy Gerler on May 13, 1972 in La Junta.

He was a life-time r ...more


12.3.2013

Leroy Elam

With the death of Leroy Elam on Nov. 26, 2013, his family and friends have lost a wonderful friend. Leroy died at his home in Cheraw following a long and courageous battle with cancer and went to be with his Lord.
Leroy was born to James Chris ...more


11.29.2013

Jose "Joe" Aguilera services Tuesday at 10:30

Jose (Joe) H Aguilera Jr, 42, of McAllen, TX, passed away Saturday, November 23rd, suddenly at his residence.

Joe was born in La Junta, CO on November 9th 1971, Son of Jose and Crossie Aguilera (Fernandez). Joe attended La Junta High ...more


11.26.2013

Elizabeth Mary "Betty" Butcher

Elizabeth Mary "Betty" Butcher, 91, passed away suddenly on November 23, 2013 at the Arkansas Valley Regional Nursing Care Center. She was born on January 19, 1922 in La Junta, Colorado to Fredrick W. & Minnie K. (Banks) Randall. She was raised in La ...more


11.25.2013

Phillip Warren Peters, Sr.

Phillip Warren Peters Sr., 80, stepped into eternity surrounded by family on November 22, 2013 at the Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center. He was born on born May 14, 1933 in Hutchinson, KS.
Phill was preceded in death by family that rais ...more


11.25.2013

Ruth Conyers Leroy

Ruth Conyers Leroy passed away November 23, 2013 at the age of 89 at the Fowler Health Care Center. She was born on May 20, 1924 in Alamartha, Missouri to Pete & Roxa (Parker) Snelson.
She was preceded in death by husbands Roy Conyers and Tom ...more


11.20.2013

Obituary for Robert Andy Tafoya Sr.

Romero Family Funeral Home, Inc.

110 Cleveland St.

Pueblo, Colorado 81004

719-583-1313

November 21, 2013



Robert Andy Tafoya Sr., 53, of Pueblo, went to be wit ...more


11.19.2013

Barbara J. Roberson

Barbara J. Roberson, 72, of La Junta, passed away on Nov. 16, 2013 at Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center. She was born on Jan. 13, 1941 in Las Animas, CO to William Walter & Velma Beatrice (Davis) Tull. Barbara married Clarence Lee Roberson on ...more


11.19.2013

Bernice E. Aragon

Bernice E. Aragon, 70, of Rocky Ford, died at Penrose Hospital in Colorado Springs on Nov. 14, 2013. She was born to Cruz & Ruth (Sanchez) Cordova on April 25, 1943 in Sopris, CO.
Mrs. Aragon was owner of B&J Collectibles in Rocky Ford. She a ...more


11.18.2013

Sandra Lee Hyatt

Sandra Lee Hyatt, 66, died at her home in Swink on Nov. 10, 2013. Sandra was born to Miles M. and Dorothy M. (Wright) Chapman on February 24, 1947 in La Junta. She resided her entire life in the Swink area.

She is survived by her br ...more


11.18.2013

Steven Earl Jaynes

Steven Earl Jaynes, 57, of Pueblo, passed away on Nov. 16, 2013 at Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo. He was born on Jan. 1, 1956 in La Junta to Harry Albert & Marjorie L. (Moorhead) Jaynes.
Steven is survived by a sister, Virginia (Don) Kehn ...more


11.18.2013

Gennie Lindsay services Tuesday at 11:00 AM

Gennie Bell Lindsay, 96, of Rocky Ford, CO, passed away Thursday, November 14th, peacefully, at Pioneer Health Care Center, Rocky Ford.

Gennie was born in Lamar, CO on April 30, 1917, a daughter of the late Cora Rebecca (Field) and Jo ...more


11.13.2013

Amanda S. Watkins

Amanda S. Watkins, 66, passed away on November 9, 2013 at her Ordway home. She was born on April 22, 1947 in Bakersfield, California to Malcolm & Vera (Phillips) Moore.

Amanda is survived by her husband, James of the Ordway home; sons ...more


11.8.2013

Preston Frank Kaess

Preston Frank Kaess, from Salida, Colo., died on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at the Arkansas Valley Regional Nursing Care Center in La Junta. He was 83. Preston was born on October 28, 1930 in Rocky Ford, Colo. to Cecil and Helen (Albright) Kaess. ...more


11.5.2013

Sherry Abney services Wednesday at 1 p.m.

Sherry Abney, 66, of La Junta passed away Nov. 1, 2013 at the Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center surrounded by her many friends. She was born on April 10, 1947 in Hallock, Minnesota to Charles & Eleanor (Homstad) Abney.

Sherry gr ...more


10.31.2013

Obituary for Gabriel Angel Tapia Cruz


Gabriel Angel Tapia Cruz‏ of Rocky Ford, CO went to be with the Lord, June 17, 2013. He was born to Theresa Tapia and Robert Gonzalez February 19, 1983. He was 30 years of age.
He is survived by his Mother Theresa Tapia, Father ...more


10.30.2013

Obituary for James Frank Foster


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James Frank Foster, of La Junta, CO, entered into rest, October 27, 2013. He was born, November 20, 1936 in La Junta, to Frank and Fessie Foster. He w ...more


10.28.2013

Giles Elrod Sorley, Sr.

Giles Elrod Sorley, Sr., 80, passed away October 25, 2013 at the Arkansas Valley Regional Nursing Care Center. He was born on January 16, 1933 in Monte Video, Minnesota to Guy & Wanda (Elrod) Sorley. He married Bertha Childers on November 15, 1953 in ...more


10.23.2013

Evelyn Frances Scofield Gilliland

Evelyn Frances Scofield Gilliland
November 4, 1922 - October 20, 2013

Evelyn Frances Scofield Gilliland, 90, passed away October 20, 2013 at the Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center. She was born on November 4, 1922 in Rooks ...more


10.23.2013

Jo Carroll Dutton

Not so long ago (1925) and not so far away (Panhandle, Texas), a true legend was born. He was not one of fame or fortune in the eyes of the world, but one that will live on in some aspect in the character of each person who knew him. He left behind ...more


10.22.2013

Victor Aldea

Victor Aldea, 84, passed away Oct. 19, 2013 at his La Junta home. He was born on Aug. 31, 1929 in Flint, Michigan to Teofil & Mary (Bardas) Aldea. He married Dona Benscheidt on Jan. 28, 1956 in Raton, New Mexico.

Victor graduated from ...more


10.21.2013

Obituary for George Martinez II (Handsome)

Johnson-Romero Funeral Home
(719) 384-8200

George Phillip Martinez, II, "Handsome", of Ordway, CO, entered into rest, October 15, 2013. He was born April 2, 1991 in La Junta, CO to George, Sr. and Tina Martinez. He was 22 years ...more


10.17.2013

Donald Wayne Henderson

Donald W. Henderson, 68, passed away October 15, 2013 at his Fowler home. He was born on July 22, 1945 in Pueblo to Vergil & Flora Dee (Murdock) Henderson.

Donald was in the United States Marine Corps for 22 years as an aircraft ordn ...more


10.16.2013

James Emmett Hannebaum

James Emmett Hannebaum, 63, passed away at Pioneer Health Care Nursing Home on October 1, 2013, from pancreatic cancer. He was born on March 1, 1950, in La Junta, to Leonard Sr. and Irma (Flaiz) Hannebaum.

He attended schools at Vroman ...more


10.12.2013

Obituary for Grant Owen Hunt

Grant Owen Hunt, 72, of Canon City, went to be with the Lord on October 10, 2013. He is preceded in death by his mother, Lula Burton; and brother-in-law, Kenet Chareau. Grant is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Cynthia Hunt; children, Owe ...more


10.9.2013

Justine Sabin Lloyd

Justine Sabin Lloyd was born to Charles Earl Sabin and Elizabeth Rourke Sabin on March 8, 1915, same birthdate of twin sons, Stephen Vaughn Lloyd and John Charles Lloyd born to her and John William Lloyd, March 8, 1950. Justine was also the mother ...more


10.7.2013

Obituary for Magdalena Armijo

Johnson-Romero Funeral Home
(719) 384-8200
Magdalena Loretta Armijo, of Fowler, CO, entered into rest, October 3, 2013 at her home in Fowler. She was born November 4, 1958 in Raton, N.M. to Frank and Alice Armijo. She was 54 years of a ...more


10.4.2013

Edna Pauline (Thomas) Eagle

Edna Pauline (Thomas) Eagle, 93, of La Junta passed away on October 3, 2013 at the Arkansas Valley Regional Nursing Care Center. Edna was born the last of 13 children to Frank Barton Thomas and Laura Elviry "Ella" Fish on October 22, 1919. Her fathe ...more


10.4.2013

Mike Joe Archuleta

Mike Joe Archuleta, 86, of La Junta, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013 at the Arkansas Valley Regional Nursing Care Center. He was born to Antonio Avan & Cipriana (Vigil) Archuleta in Elk Creek, Colorado on December 23, 1926.
He is surviv ...more


10.3.2013

Susie Muth services Monday at 10:00 AM

Susie Kay Muth (Stephenson) of La Junta, Colorado passed away Sunday, September 29.

Born in Corpus Cristi, Texas on April 4th, 1962 to Randall (Fred) and Jeri (Bryant) Stephenson. Susie graduated from Swink High School in 1980 and Ot ...more


10.2.2013

Lora Jane Round

Lora Jane Round, 75, of Model, passed away on September 27, 2013 at the Sangre de Cristo Hospice in Pueblo. She was born on December 12, 1937 in Swink, Colorado to Pete & Roxie (Parker) Snelson. She married Ralph D. Round on July 29, 1956 in La Junta ...more


09.26.2013

Norman & Sharon Sheller

Sharon Lee Sheller, 69, of Las Vegas Nevada died September 6, 2012. Sharon passed away at her home after a long battle with lung and brain cancer. Norman Leroy Sheller, 71, also from Las Vegas Nevada died June 11th 2013. Norman passed away at his hom ...more


09.25.2013

Ralph Doyle Lester

Ralph Doyle Lester, 93, passed away on September 22, 2013 at his Manzanola home. He was born on June 6, 1920 in Cheraw, Colorado.

He served with the U.S. Navy from 1938 to 1948 and eight of the years he served in submarines; the USS S ...more


09.25.2013

Toribio A. Camacho

Toribio A. Camacho, 50, of La Junta passed away on September 19, 2013 at the Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center. He was born on April 23, 1963 in Guanajuato, Mexico.

Toribio moved to La Junta when he was 17 years old. He enjoyed ...more


09.24.2013

Alfred Muth services Thursday at 10:30 AM

Alfred Lee Muth, 76, of La Junta, CO, passed away Friday, September 20th, peacefully, at Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center-Nursing Center East.

Alfred was born in Rocky Ford, CO on October 17, 1936, a son of the late Martha (Spa ...more


09.20.2013

Obituary for Andrew James Garibay

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Andrew James Garibay, of Rocky Ford, CO, entered into rest September 17, 2013 at Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs, CO. He was born, May 24, 1996, to Lori Madrid and Richard Garibay in La ...more


09.17.2013

Opal Elizabeth Wilson

Opal Elizabeth Wilson, 81, passed away Thursday, September 12, at the Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center. She was born in Garden City, Kansas, on May 19, 1932 to Gene Ralph and Helen Elizabeth (Dunham) Adams. She attended school and graduated fr ...more


09.17.2013

Barbara Joan Hutchins

Barbara Joan Hutchins,70, passed away at her home north of Swink on Sept. 14, 2013 after a prolonged illness. She was born April 30, 1943 in Swink to Roy T. and Irene C. (Roser) Hindman. Most recently she had been doing well back home with family, h ...more


09.11.2013

Rosann Ramirez

Rosann Ramirez, 49, passed away on September 8, 2013 at her La Junta home. She was born on August 4, 1964 in La Junta, Colorado to Natalio M. & Jennie (Fernandez) Ramirez, Sr.

Rosann was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe/St. Patrick P ...more


09.6.2013

Ralph Tafoya services Wed. at 10:00 AM

Ralph J. "Ralphie" Tafoya, 35, of Rocky Ford, CO, passed away Tuesday, September 3rd, suddenly, at Parkview Medical Center, Pueblo.

Ralph was born in Rocky Ford, CO on October 12, 1977, a son of Francisquita "Frances" Petra (Jaram ...more


08.30.2013

Geneva Irene Veirs

Geneva Irene "Genny" Veirs was born on June 8, 1926, in Sheldon, Missouri. She was the third child of Harry Benjamin Mann and Mary Leona Cowan Mann. At nine years of age, Geneva experienced the untimely death of her mother. She attended schools ...more


08.28.2013

Silfred Manuel Torres, Sr.

Silfred Manuel Torres, Sr., 79, of La Junta passed away on August 23, 2013 at the Parkview Medical Center. He was born on October 19, 1933 at home in Kim, Colorado to Juan Delfino & Manuelita (Jacques) Torres. He married Alice Martinez of August 26, ...more


08.26.2013

Albina E. "Mary" Trujillo

Albina E. "Mary" Trujillo, 81, beloved wife, mother and grandmother passed away on August 20, 2013 at the University Park Care Center in Pueblo, Colorado surrounded by her family.

Mrs. Trujillo was born Albina E. Valerio on January 19, ...more


08.23.2013

Mary Jane Crow

Mary Jane Crow, 69, passed away on August 21, 2013 at her Rocky Ford home. She was born August 16, 1944 to Garlin and Florence (Haberman) Herron in La Junta, Colorado.
She graduated from La Junta High School in 1962 and received her BS in Bi ...more


08.21.2013

Margaret Mata

Margaret Mata, 90, of La Junta passed away on August 19, 2013 at the Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center. She was born on December 21, 1922 in Trinchera, Colorado to Fidel & Eleanor (Sandoval) Madrid. She married Consepcion Mata on January 3, 195 ...more


08.15.2013

Ruth Erma King

Ruth Erma King, 92, of La Junta passed away on August 12, 2013 at the Arkansas Valley Regional Nursing Care Center. She was born on November 26, 1920 in Hopedale, Illinois to Henry & Lora (Diegel) Kaufmann. She married Lloyd E. King on Dec. 23, 1946; ...more


08.14.2013

Robert W. "Bob" Spaid

Bob Spaid, 80, passed away Sunday, August 11, 2013 at his residence in La Junta surrounded by family and loved ones. Bob was born October 7, 1932 to Ward and Hildreth (Eddy) Spaid in Simla, Colorado. Bob went to live with his grandparents Mr. and Mrs ...more


08.13.2013

Val Madrid

Val Madrid, 65, of La Junta passed away on August 9, 2013 at the Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo. He was born on February 14, 1948 in La Junta, Colorado to Fidel & Eustacia (Cruz) Madrid. He married Margaret Aguilar on March 3, 1972 in La Junta.
...more


08.12.2013

Bertha Hernandez, 84

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Bertha Hernandez, of Pueblo, formerly of La Junta, CO, entered into rest August 8, 2013 at the Sangre de Cristo Hospice Center in Pueblo, CO. She was born, April 8, 1929 to Jacinto and ...more


08.7.2013

Robin Murphy Jacquart

Robin Murphy Jacquart, 71, was born on Oct. 21, 1941 in Kansas City, MO, passed away at his home in Higbee near La Junta, Colorado on August 4, 2013. Survived by his wife of 52 years, Marsha; three sons, Rollie (Ronda), Ragan (Jane), Clint (Rachelle) ...more


08.6.2013

Sharron E. Edwards, 69

Sharron E. Edwards, 69, passed away on July 31, 2013 at her La Junta home. Sharron was born on August 30, 1943 in La Junta, Colorado to Reverend Bert & Margaret (Wilks) Edwards, Jr.
Sharron graduated from Englewood High School in 1961. Sharron ...more


08.6.2013

Maria Louisa Lucero

Maria Louisa Lucero, 75, of Manzanola passed away on August 3, 2013 at the Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center. She was born on February 16, 1938 to Augustine & Apolonita (Arguello) Romero in Solano, New Mexico.

Louisa is survive ...more


08.2.2013

Worked in schools for over 40 years

Leota Mae Nilsen, 85, of Grand Junction, passed away on July 14, 2013.

Leota was born in Cheyenne Wells, Colo., to Flora and Albert Brentlinger on Nov. 4, 1927. She married her life partner, Eivind William Nilsen, on June 6, 1947.
...more


08.1.2013

Vietnam vet remembered for his kindness

Tobias "Toby" Alfredo Vigil was born on March 16, 1947 to Albert and Josie Vigil. He was the seventh of eight siblings and the youngest brother. He passed away June 30, 2013, at the age of 66.

Toby attended Mapleton High School in Ada ...more


08.1.2013

Stella C. Navarro

On July 30, 2013 at her Swink home, Stella C. Navarro, was taken from us by the angels and saints. She was born on June 23, 1928 in Heck Canyon, New Mexico to Daniel & Estefanita (Baros) Chavez. She married Sam R. Navarro on August 30, 1946 in Pueblo ...more


07.31.2013

Ralph M. "Hank" Shelton

Ralph M. "Hank" Shelton, 72, of La Junta, passed away on July 29, 2013 at the Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center. He was born on October 17, 1940 to Ralph Wayne & Minnie Christine (Feymour) Shelton in Shamrock, Texas. He married his soul mate, M ...more


07.31.2013

Catherine Lopez

Catherine Lopez, 82, passed away on July 29, 2013 at her La Junta home. She was born on May 13, 1931 in La Junta, Colorado to Adolph & Manuela (Beccera) Guerrero.

She is survived by her children, Peter "Sam" Mata, Catherino Mata, Di ...more


07.31.2013

Betty Jean Curtsinger

Betty Jean Curtsinger, 82, of Swink passed away on July 26, 2013 at the University Park Care Center in Pueblo. She was born on November 11, 1930 to Carl M. & Edith M. (Burke) Bonham in Ordway, Colorado; she was the second of seven children. She marri ...more


07.26.2013

Abrielle Renea Raines services Monday

Abrielle Renea Raines, 4 months old, of La Junta passed away peacefully on July 23, 2013, at the Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center. She was born to Stetson Michael and Catherine Ellen (Leath) Raines on March 12, 2013, in Colorado Springs, Colo. ...more


07.26.2013

Edith Frances Keck shared true love of history

Edith Frances (Bollacker) Keck was born on a farm near Ordway, Colo., on Nov. 18, 1916, to Edith Jane (Case) Bollacker and Milton Franklin Bollacker. She had one brother; (Jack) Milton Franklin Bollacker Jr. Frances graduated from Ordway High School ...more


07.25.2013

Darlene Barkshire services Saturday

"For by grace we are saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, that no one should boast" (Ephesians 2:8-9). With these words etched in her heart, Darlene Barkshire passed away peacefully on July ...more


07.25.2013

Fred Gonzales services Monday at 11:00 AM

Mr. Eleno Fernando (Fred) Gonzales, 71, of Rocky Ford passed away on Monday, July 22nd, 2013 suddenly at his residence.

Freddie was born in San Luis, CO on October 3, 1941, the son of the late Apafanio and Vibianita (Martinez) Gonzale ...more


07.24.2013

Obituary for Paula Gallegos

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Paula Marie Gallegos of Pueblo, CO, formerly of Rocky Ford, CO, entered into rest, July 21, 2013 at the Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo. She was born March 18, 1948 in Rocky Ford, CO, ...more


07.24.2013

Obituary for Richard Lee Henderson

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Richard Lee Henderson of Ordway, CO, entered into rest, July 17, 2013 at the Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center in La Junta, CO. He was born in Ordway, CO, May 7, 1944 to Carson and ...more


07.22.2013

Obituary for Pam Carlile

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Pamela Lenae Carlile of Rocky Ford, CO, entered into rest, July 19, 2013 at Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo, CO. She was born November 16, 1964 to Gene and Willie Joles in La Junta, C ...more


07.18.2013

Tom Heil services Friday at 10:00 AM

Mr. Thomas Mathew (Tom) Heil, 42, of Rocky Ford passed away on Saturday, July 13th, 2013 peacefully at Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center, La Junta, CO.

Thomas was born in Rocky Ford, CO on February 8, 1971, the son of John Richa ...more


07.16.2013

Madeline Mary Leyba

Madeline Mary Leyba, 92, of La Junta, passed away July 15, 2013 at the Arkansas Valley Regional Nursing Care Center. She was born March 17, 1921, in Las Vegas, New Mexico to Ben & Isabel (Licon) Palomino.

Madeline worked at the Kit ...more


07.15.2013

Melvin "Bud" Richard Bamber

Melvin "Bud" Richard Bamber, 88, of La Junta passed away July 12, 2013 at the Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center. He was born on Oct. 30, 1924 in Baca County, nine miles North of Pritchett, CO at a homestead, to Vital Benjamin & Nellie (Grover) ...more


07.12.2013

Mrs. Justine Sabin Lloyd

Justine Sabin Lloyd was born to Charles Earl Sabin and Elizabeth Rourke Sabin on March 8, 1915, same birthdate of twin sons, Stephen Vaughn Lloyd and John Charles Lloyd, born to her and John William Lloyd, March 8, 1950. Justine was also the mother ...more


07.9.2013

Craig D. Olesen

Craig D. Olesen, 56, of Rocky Ford, passed away on July 8, 2013 at the Penrose Hospital in Colorado Springs. He was born on August 25, 1956 in Limon, Colorado to John G. & Wilma D. (Butler) Olesen.

Craig attended school in Limon. He ...more


07.8.2013

Brad Maier service Friday, July 12, 2013.

Mr. Bradley Jay (Brad) Maier, 21, of Rocky Ford, CO passed away on Thursday, July 4th, 2013 at his home.

Brad was born in La Junta, CO on August 1, 1991, the son of William "Bill" and Stacey Lynn (Turner) Maier.

He g ...more


06.28.2013

Harold Rizzuto

Harold Edwin Rizzuto, 85, of La Junta passed away on June 26, 2013, at Joni Fair House, Sangre de Cristo Hospice in Pueblo CO, with his daughters at his side after a long struggle with Alzheimers.
He was a life-long resident of La Junta. Ha ...more


06.26.2013

Gypsy Irene "Ikey" Harrington Ethridge

This world's loss is Heaven's gain as Gypsy Irene "Ikey" Harrington Ethridge, 89, departed from this life June24, 2013 surrounded by loved ones. Ikey was born October 22, 1923 in Timpas, CO to Frank "Jack" and Georgia Rose (Cochran) Faatz. She grew ...more


06.26.2013

Harold Duff, services 6/29/13 at 2 p.m.

Harold Lee Duff, 80, of La Junta passed away on May 27, 2013 in Englewood, Colorado. He was born on July 10, 1932 in Pampa, Texas to Max M. & Elizabeth A. (Boyer) Duff. He married Laura Nell Mullican on Nov. 22, 1950 and made their home in La Junta; ...more


06.26.2013

Tillie Autry, service 6/29/13 at 10 a.m.

Tillie Autry, 100, of La Junta, passed away on June 18, 2013 at the Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center. Tillie was born on July 13, 1912 in La Junta, Colorado to Plato M. & Mary Ann (Richards) Ballou. She married Joe H. Autry on November 12, 193 ...more


06.25.2013

Jose Herman Trujillo

Jose Herman Trujillo, Sr., 68, of La Junta, passed away unexpectedly on June 23, 2013 at the Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center. He was born March 5, 1945, in Swink, Colorado to Roque & Manclovia Trujillo.

Herman worked nine ye ...more


06.25.2013

Paul Roybal

Paul Roybal, 58, of La Junta, passed away June 21, 2013 at the Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center. He was born June 30, 1954, in Las Animas, Colorado to Juan & Duby (Martinez) Roybal.

Paul loved crossword puzzles, his children ...more


06.25.2013

Thomas L. Powell, Jr.

Thomas L. "Tom" Powell, Jr., 60, of Las Animas, passed away on June 21, 2013 in the comfort of his home. Thomas was born on November 21, 1952 in Columbus, GA to Thomas & Doris (Hammons) Powell, Sr. He married Debbie Weaver on April 14, 1999 in La Jun ...more


06.24.2013

Alan Walter services Wednesday at 10:00 AM

Mr. Reuben Alan Walter, 76, of Thatcher, passed away on Thursday, June 20th, 2013 at his residence.

Alan was born at home near Manzanola, CO on April 24, 1937, the son of the late Reuben James and Pearl (Clinger) Walter.

...more


06.20.2013

Obituary for Rick Newlin

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Rick Newlin, of La Junta, CO, entered into rest, June 18, 2013, at his home after suffering a heart attack. He was born in Rocky Ford, CO, December 10, 1960 to Tom L. and Connie Newlin. ...more


06.20.2013

Mike V. Torrez

A SOLDIER DIED TODAY

Miguel "Mike" V. Torrez
September 29, 1923 - June 15, 2013

Miguel "Mike" Villa Torrez, 89, of La Junta, passed away June 15, 2013 at the Fowler Health Care Center. He was born September 29, ...more


06.17.2013

Obituary for Frank Gallegos

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Frank "Bunyan" Gallegos of Denver, formerly of Rocky Ford, entered into rest, June 12, 2013. He was born in La Junta, CO, April 22, 1959 to Reyes and Bernice Gallegos. He was 54 years of ...more


06.10.2013

Obituary for Ernesto Lovato

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Ernesto Enrique Lovato, of La Junta, CO, entered into rest June 7, 2013 at the Arkansas Valley Regional Nursing Care Center in La Junta, CO . He was born, August 21, 1942 in La Junta, ...more


06.10.2013

Wanda P. Yeargan, 80

Wanda P. Yeargan, 80, of La Junta, passed away June 7, 2013, at the Arkansas Valley Regional Nursing Care Center. Wanda was born on Jan. 16, 1933, in La Junta to William Cleveland & Esther Pauline (Moore) Sharp. She was married in La Junta in 1963 to ...more


06.7.2013

Susie Martinez Lopez, Services 6/10/13, 9:30 am

Susie Martinez Lopez, 71, of La Junta, passed away June 5, 2013, at the Minnequa Medicenter in Pueblo. Susie was born on August 4, 1941, in La Junta to Brigido & Antonia (Salazar) Martinez.
She was married to Lawrence Lopez.

S ...more


06.5.2013

Obituary for Mary Lou Wolfson

Mary Lou (McCune) Wolfson
1930 - 2013


Mary Lou died peacefully early Wednesday. It is so sad, yet she lived a wonderful life. Some of her last words were that she wanted everyone to remember her as she was during the ...more


05.30.2013

Irene Carrillo Pantoya, Services 5/31/13, 11 am

Irene Carrillo Pantoya, 68, passed away on May 28, 2013 at her La Junta home. She was born in La Junta, Colorado, on August 28, 1944, to Manuel & Ofelia (Nava) Carrillo. Irene married Louis R. Pantoya on August 28, 1965 in La Junta, Colorado.
...more


05.21.2013

Darrell Miller, Memorial Service, Friday at 3 pm

Darrell Miller, 78, passed away May 19, 2013 at Penrose Medical Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He was born on Sept. 28, 1934 in La Junta, Colorado to Henry & Lydia (Will) Miller. He married Doris Wright on Jan. 27, 1952 in La Junta.
< ...more


05.21.2013

Marcel Martinez, Funeral Mass 5/24/13 10 am

Marcel Martinez, 89, passed away on May 19, 2013 at his La Junta home. He was born on July 4, 1923 in Las Vegas, New Mexico to Antonio & Maria (Archuleta) Martinez. He married Emma Fernandez on July 31, 1943 in Raton, New Mexico; she preceded him in ...more


05.20.2013

Janice A. Monaco, Services May 21, 2013 at 11 am

Janice A. Monaco, 76, longtime La Junta resident, passed away on May 18, 2013 at home. Janice was born on April 11, 1937 in Las Animas, CO to Lonie & Eva (Odell) Netherton. She attended school in Las Animas, graduating from Bent County High School in ...more


05.17.2013

Aline B. Stewart, Funeral 5/20/13 at 10 a.m.

Aline B. Stewart, 87, of La Junta, went home to be with her husband Clyde on May 15, 2013 at the Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center. Aline was born on December 27, 1925 in Elkhart, Kansas to Aaron Bane & Charlotte (Doris) Murray. She married Cly ...more


05.14.2013

Obituary for Frank Crespin


Frank Crespin of Rocky Ford, CO, entered into rest May 11, 2013 at the Pioneer Nursing Care Center in Rocky Ford. He was born, May 16, 1937 in Hugo, CO, to Don and Rosie Lucero,. He was 75 years of age.
Frank is survived by his lovin ...more


05.14.2013

Obituary for Ruth Gonzales

Ruth Gonzales, of Fowler, CO, entered into rest May 11, 2013 at her home, surrounded by her family. She was born February 14, 1932 to Sabino and Nasarina Aragon in Maxwell, NM. She was 81 years of age.
Ruth is survived by her husband of 62 y ...more


05.14.2013

Margaret Schultz services Saturday, May 18

Margaret Schultz, 82, of La Junta, passed away on May 11, 2013 at Evergreen Gardens in La Junta, CO. Margaret was born on September 24, 1930 in Cheraw, CO to Harry and Doris (McGee) Hansen. She attended school in Cheraw.
Margaret married Dalla ...more


05.6.2013

Albino Gonzales services Friday at 11:00 AM

Mr. Albino Gonzales, 87, of Ordway passed away on Thursday, May 2nd, 2013 peacefully at Sangre De Cristo Hospice House, Pueblo, CO.

Albino was born in Sugar City, CO on August 24, 1925, the son of the late Prospero and Delfinia (Sala ...more


05.3.2013

Betty Larrew Funeral Services 5/6/ 13 at 11 am

Betty Larrew, 87, passed away on April 30, 2013 at The Good Samaritan Village in Fort Collins, Colorado. Betty was born on December 9, 1925 in Otero County to Lindsey and Mamie (Wheeler) Ice. She attended school in the Cheraw area. She married Bud La ...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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