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Cotopaxi resident Clifford “Sonny” Eugene Gulliford, 83, died Oct. 12, 2019, due to health complications. 

He was born Dec. 7, 1935, in La Junta to Clifford and Elizabeth (Lantz) Gulliford.

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Salida resident Paula Jill Bullington, 71, died Oct. 9, 2019, at Swedish Medical Center in Englewood.

She was born March 3, 1948, in Wakefield, Nebraska, to Donald and Esther (Griesch) Craig. 

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Thomas Michael Coster, 79, of Clarksville, Tennessee, died Sept. 27, 2019, at his home.

He was born Oct. 2, 1939, in Salida to James Medrano and Emma Coster. 

He served four years in the U.S. Marine Corps and 25 years in the U.S. Army, retiring as a chief warrant officer four. 

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Elouise “Lou” Pasquala Brood, 75, of Buena Vista died Sept. 26, 2019, at Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center in Salida.

She was born May 17, 1944, in Pueblo to Augusto and Aurora (Armijo) Armenta.

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Memorial services for Rocko Lee “Rocky” Martellaro were held at 11 a.m. Sept. 21, 2019.

Morris Christensen, Adam Christensen and Ira Christensen officiated the service. 

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Phyllis Anne Hutchinson Eynon, 55, died July 30, 2019, in Salida. 

She was born April 7, 1964, in Woodstock, N.Y., to Anne Coursen and Don Hutchinson, 

She spent her younger years in Woodstock alongside her brother, Stevie, and sisters, Jane and Robbie.

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Howard Stanley Young, 80, died Sept. 16, 2019, at Garden Terrace Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence in Aurora.

He was born Jan. 20, 1939, in Carney, Kansas, to Mildred Shaw and Luther Roy Young, the fifth of six children. 

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Longtime Salida resident Shirley Blades, 87, died Sept. 14, 2019. 

She was born in 1932 in Manchester, United Kingdom, to Eileen (Wood) and John Arthur Clive Pickering. 

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Memorial services for Michael J. Salazar were held at 10 a.m. Sept. 14, 2019, at Living Waters Church in Salida. 

The Rev. Bill Swegart officiated the service. 

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Beatriz E. Mascarenas, 77, of Buena Vista died Aug. 23, 2019.

She was born June 23, 1942, in Ranchito, New Mexico, to Frank and Eufemia Pacheco.

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The luncheon following the memorial service for Rocko Lee “Rocky” Martellaro will be at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salida.

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Funeral services for Rocko Lee “Rocky” Martellaro will take place at 11 a.m. Sept. 14, 2019, at Church on the Rock in Grand Junction.

A memorial service in Salida will be held at 11 a.m. Sept. 21, 2019, at Lewis and Glenn Funeral Home, followed by a luncheon at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Poncha Springs.

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Julia “Jill” Ann Carricato, 76, died Sept. 10, 2019. 

She was born April 29, 1943, in Colorado Springs to Freeda and Dawsey Kitchen. 

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Mass of Christian burial for Margaret M. “Peggy” Dice was held at 11 a.m. Sept. 6, 2019, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Salida. 

The Rev. Stephen Parlet was the celebrant. 

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The funeral service for Michael Salazar will take place at 10 a.m. Sept. 14, 2019, at Living Waters Church, 5300 E. U.S. 50. 

Incorrect information was provided to The Mountain Mail. 

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Michael J. Salazar, 33, of Salida died Sept. 3, 2019, in Colorado Springs.

He was born Oct. 20, 1985, in Salida to Richard and Debbie Salazar.

His family said Mr. Salazar enjoyed his faith, cooking, sports and spending time with his kids and family.

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Margaret M. “Peggy” Dice, 97, of Salida died Sept. 2, 2019, at Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center in Salida.

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Rocko “Rocky” Lee Martellaro, 51, of Grand Junction died Aug. 26, 2019, at his home.

He was born May 23, 1968, in Salida to Dominic and Pearl (Fedde) Martellaro.

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Longtime Salida resident George R. “Ed” Edwards, 86, died Aug. 26, 2019, at Bruce McCandless Nursing Home in Florence.

He was born Aug. 20, 1933, in Reedsville, West Virginia, to George and Katie Edwards.

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Ruby M. Pinell Taylor, 84, of Poncha Springs died Aug. 20, 2019, at her home, surrounded by family, after months of battling cancer.

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Funeral services for Charles R. Vancil were held at 11 a.m. Aug. 20, 2019, at Cross Roads Baptist Church in Poncha Springs. 

The Revs. Mike McClellan and Robert Finif officiated the service. 

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Graveside funeral services for Randall “Randy” Lynn Shine were held at 11 a.m. Aug., 16, 2019, at Fairview Cemetery in Salida. 

The Rev. Chuck Surface officiated the service. 

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Charles Roy Vancil, 82, of Howard died Aug. 15, 2019, in his home after a long battle with cancer. 

He was born June 24, 1937, in Litchfield, Illinois, to Marion W. and Selena A. (Lansing) Vancil and was the eldest son of 11 children. 

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Lisa Joylynne Dalrymple Johnson, 49, of Carlsbad, New Mexico, died Aug. 4, 2019. 

She was born Jan. 7, 1970, in Greeley to Ronald and Connie (Carbajal) Dalrymple.

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Longtime Buena Vista resident William H. “Bill” Beck, 88, died Aug. 15, 2019, at the Colorado State Veterans Center in Homelake near Monte Vista.

He was born May 31, 1931, in Seattle, Washington, to Bernard H. Beck and Olga A. Moe.

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Lifelong Salida resident Randall Lynn Shine, 50, died Aug. 13, 2019.

He was born June 13, 1969, in Salida to Joseph R. and Helen M. Shine. 

In addition to excelling as an auto mechanic, he had many other interests, including bicycling, playing the guitar and building and flying control-line airplanes. 

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Born on June 21st, 1992, in Littleton, CO, Bailey spent the first 14 years of his life in Aurora, CO. It was there that he filled the roles of son, grandson, and big brother. Bailey was a lifelong member of the American Motorcycle Association and the Rocky Mountain Trials Association. His lo…

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Lynn Aaron Dennison, 78, left with the angels on August 5, 2019 at his home in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He had lovingly been cared for by his wife, Carolyn, granddaughter, Kayla Wilcox, friend, Diane Hayden, and the team at Interim Hospice.

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Bonnie J. Cabe, 78, of Salida died July 15, 2019, at Memorial Hospital North in Colorado Springs after a long illness.

She was born Jan. 7, 1941, in Johnson City, New York, to Paul and Eloise Anderson.

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Boyd Duane Dague, 64, of Salida died Aug. 8, 2019, at his home after battling cancer.

He was born April 30, 1955, in Huron, South Dakota, the sixth child of Dale and Betty (Tollefson) Dague. 

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Andrea Roberts Tafoya, 63, of Howard died Aug. 4, 2019.

She was born Dec. 24, 1953, in Plymouth, Devon, England, to Sylvia Margret Elvsa Brightman and Stanley Edward Roberts.

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Bonnie J. Cabe, 78, of Salida died July 15, 2019, at Memorial Hospital North in Colorado Springs after a long illness.

She was born Jan. 7, 1941, in Johnson City, New York, to Paul and Eloise Anderson.

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A celebration of life for John James “Jim” Brown will take place at 4 p.m. Aug. 11, 2019, in Centennial Park on Holman Avenue in Salida.

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David Allen Kerrison, 64, died July 21, 2019, at Columbine Manor Care Center in Salida.

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David Allen Kerrison, 64, died July 21, 2019, at Columbine Manor Care Center in Salida.

He was born Nov. 14, 1954, in Edgerton, Wisconsin, to Wayne and Vera Jean Kerrison. 

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William Carl Sulkey, 82, of Buena Vista died July 31, 2019, at his home. 

He was born Oct. 12, 1936, in Niagara Falls, New York, to William Carl Sulkey, Sr., and Jean B. St. Maurice Sulkey.

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Mass of Christian burial for Darlene T. Savoren was held at 1 p.m. Aug. 3, 2019, at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Buena Vista. 

The Rev. Stephen Parlet was the celebrant. 

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Former Salida resident Roberta Martin, 100, of Pueblo died July 30, 2019. 

She was born Oct. 14, 1918, in Flagler to Viola and John Williams. 

She married Virgil Martin in 1942. 

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Darlene T. Savoren, 72, died July 31, 2019, at Columbine Manor Care Center in Salida.

She was born Sept. 4, 1946, in Leadville to George and Frances Savoren of Leadville. 

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Vicky Faye Anderson, 72, of Salida died July 23, 2019, at Heart of Rockies Regional Medical Center in Salida after a long illness. 

She was born April 21, 1947, in Great Bend, Kansas, to Florence and Russell Hannigan, the younger of two children.

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Funeral services for Mary Emilie Lucero were held at 11 a.m. July 30, 2019, at the Upper Room Church of God in Salida. 

The Rev. Chuck Surface officiated.

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Mary Emilie Lucero, 64, of Moffat died July 24, 2019, at her home.

She was a longtime resident of the Vail Valley and Salida area.

She was born Sept. 5, 1954, in Hartman to Elivira and Antonio Baca, the youngest of 12 children.

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Longtime Chaffee County resident Don Long, 85, died July 13, 2019, surrounded by his family. 

He had recently moved back to Colorado from the town where he grew up, Lake View, Iowa. 

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Former Salida resident Lohn D. Finley, 88, died July 7, 2019, in the Fort Morgan hospital.

He was born June 28, 1931, in Johnstown, Nebraska, to Oscar S. Finley and Rosa M. (Brown) Finley.

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Lifelong Salida resident Larry R. Brown, 79, died July 11, 2019, at his home, surrounded by his family. 

He was born March 28, 1940, at the Rio Grande Hospital in Salida to Leo R. and Velma (Eggelston) Brown.

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Maureen P. “Mo” Niemi, 75, of Salida died June 30, 2019, at UCHealth Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs. 

She was born April 2, 1944, in Sheringham, England, to Francis and Jack Ward.

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Funeral services for Warren D. Johnson were held at 10 a.m. July 18, 2019, at Grace Church in Salida.

The Rev. Don Thayer officiated the service.

Funeral homes often submit obituaries as a service to the families they are assisting. However, we will be happy to accept obituaries from family members pending proper verification of the death.

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