Walker Delray Compton, 1, died May 22, 2016, at Children’s Hospital of Colorado in Aurora with his family by his side.
He was born April 19, 2015, in Salida to Ashley Blossom-McQuigg and Dustin Compton.
A memorial service for Susan Topping will be held at 1 p.m. June 3, 2016, at the Salida SteamPlant annex and sculpture garden.
Sally Ann Commerford, 64, of Las Vegas, Nev., died May 15, 2016, after a battle with a progressive illness, with family at her side while a chaplain prayed over her.
Anne Shovald, 50, died May 20, 2016, at Texas Health Resources in Plano, Texas, with her family at her side.
She was born Oct. 26, 1965, in Stambaugh, Mich., to Robert and Arlene Shovald.
John D. Snyder, 63, died May 21, 2016, after an 8-month battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
He was born Jan. 14, 1953, in Williamsport, Pa., to John F. and Wanda Snyder.
Funeral services for Stephen Mark Baker were held at 11 a.m. May 20, 2016, at Mountain Heights Baptist Church in Buena Vista.
Byron Hamilton officiated the service.
Stephen Mark Baker, 45, of Nathrop died May 14, 2016, at St. Anthony Hospital in Lakewood, surrounded by his wife, children and other family members.
He was born Feb. 7, 1971, in Salida to Melvin and Lula (Corbett) Baker.
Requiem Mass for Gerald L. Berry was held at 10 a.m. May 19, 2016, at Lewis and Glenn Funeral Home in Salida.
The Rev. Julian Gilchrist was the celebrant.
A memorial service for Patricia New will be held at 1 p.m. May 21, 2016, at the Rincon Campground off U.S. 50 between Howard and Salida.
Gerald L. “Jerry” Berry, 84, of Salida died May 15, 2016, at St. Anthony Hospital in Denver.
He was born Feb. 2, 1932, in Grand Junction to William Ray and Josephine L. (Bantley) Berry.
Mass of Christian burial for Pauline A. Fear was held at 10:30 a.m. May 17, 2016, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Salida.
The Rev. Jim Williams was the celebrant
Betsy Iris (Buch) Lewis, 82, of Salida died May 14, 2016, at Columbine Manor Care Center in Salida due to complications from cancer.
She was born July 14, 1933, in San Antonio, Texas, to Erwin and Vivian (Kruse) Buch.
Terry K. Baxter, 74, of Nathrop died May 13, 2016, at Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center in Salida, after a long struggle with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Louie F. Fish Sr., 74, of Salida died May 11, 2016, at home with his wife of 52 years and his cousins Connie and Cathy by his side.
He was born Aug. 4, 1941, in Salida to Ralph and Pauline (Calvano) Fish.
Graveside funeral services for Phillip A. Micklich were held at 2 p.m. May 14, 2016, at Fairview Cemetery.
The Rev. Jim Williams officiated the service.
Pauline Angela (Calvano) Fear of Salida died on her 94th birthday, May 9, 2016, at Columbine Manor Care Center in Salida.
Robert William Smith, Jr., 81, died April 26, 2016, at Life Care Center in Colorado Springs with his wife of 55 years at his side.
Funeral services for Rocky DeBuano were held at 10 a.m. May 9, 2016, at Living Waters Church in Salida.
Nevaeh Lee Arellano-Lynchard died April 22, 2016, following a lifelong illness.
Graveside funeral services for Phillip A. Micklich will be held at 2 p.m. May 14, 2016, at Fairview Cemetery.
Grover Barton Keeling Sr., 97, died May 4, 2016, surrounded by his family.
He was born July 31, 1918, in Ada, Okla., to Groover and Sallie Keeling.
Philip Daniel “Dan” Wahl, 31, died May 3, 2016.
He was born Feb. 16, 1985.
Rocky DeBuano, 48, of Peoria, Ariz., and San Diego, Calif., died May 1, 2016, at his home in San Diego.
A celebration of life for Rex H. Riggenbach will take place at 11 a.m. May 7, 2016, at the First Lutheran Church, 1237 F St.
Samuel Carl “Sam” Schroeder, 66, of Nathrop died April 27, 2016, as a result of injuries sustained in an all-terrain vehicle accident.
Former Salida resident Dee Ann Kropp, 78, of Paonia died April 23, 2016.
She was born Oct. 23, 1937, in Washington, D.C., to George and Doris Pickrel.
Most of her childhood and teenage years were spent in Lakewood, where she learned a love for horsemanship and playing the accordion, among many other interests.
Clara (Martinez) Cisneros, 86, of Colorado Springs died April 24, 2016, surrounded by her family.
Memorial Mass for Anthony “Tony” Gentile was held at 11 a.m. April 23, 2016, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Salida.
The Rev. Jim Williams was the celebrant.
Billie Love, 88, of Buena Vista died April 22, 2016, at her home following a long battle with kidney disease.
Anthony Ernest “Tony” Gentile, 86, died April 20, 2016.
He was born Dec. 4, 1929, in Salida.
Former Salida resident, Thomas William Lawyer, passed away peacefully, Friday, April 15, 2016 at 7:45 pm.
Ronald M. Bennett, 48, of Salida died April 13, 2016, at Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center in Salida.
He was born Jan. 27, 1968, in Baton Rouge, La., to Morris and Ouida (Ballard) Bennett.
Dorothy Nadine Ray, 79, of Coaldale died March 30, 2016.
She was born Jan. 30, 1937, in Louisville, Ky., to Neil and Dorothy Cunningham.
Memorial services for Shirley Eileen Crew were held at 2 p.m. April 15, 2016, at Lewis and Glenn Funeral Home in Salida.
Sue Short, 69, died unexpectedly April 3, 2016, in her home.
She was born Oct. 24, 1946, in Nogales, Ariz., to Betty Misik and Elmer Short.
She spent most of her life in Salida and graduated from Salida High School in 1965.
Dolores Barnes Chriswell, 83, formerly of Salida, died April 1, 2016.
She was born Dec. 27, 1932, in the Lockett Chapel Community of Wayne County, Ky., to Arlie E. and Nell Gregory Barnes.
Polly A. Ferguson, 83, of Salida died April 8, 2016, in Colorado Springs.
She was born Aug. 15, 1932, in Crawford, Neb., to William and Fanchon (Gamet) Lyons.
Donald A. Smith, 50, of Salida died April 10, 2016, of natural causes at Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center in Salida.
Born to Glade and Lois Havens, in Brooks, Adams County, Iowa on August 19, 1930, peacefully passed away on January 10, 2014 at the age of 83.
“Don”, 88, passed away on March 4, 2016. Don was born in Eldorado Springs, MO; March 23, 1927 to Harry and Jesse (Friar)
Barbara Ann “Barb” Blatchley, 79, of Coaldale died March 3, 2016, in Colorado Springs with her husband and family by her side.
She was born Feb. 3, 1937, in Bridgeport, Conn., to Joseph and Katherine Blaner.
Shirley Eileen Crew, 79, of Salida died March 27, 2016, at Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center in Salida.
She was born Aug. 5, 1936, in Stubenville, Ohio, to Frank and Lucy (Raymond) Hanlin.
“Don”, 88, passed away on March 4, 2016. Don was born in Eldorado Springs, MO; March 23, 1927 to Harry and Jesse (Friar) Costin.
Graveside funeral services for Marlyn D. Swift were held at 1 p.m. April 2, 2016, at Alamosa Municipal Cemetery in Alamosa.
The Rev. Bob McAlpine officiated the service.
Julian Roybal, 26, of Lakewood died March 11, 2016, as a result of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident.
He was born Dec. 15, 1988, in Denver to George and Tina Roybal.
He attended Wheat Ridge High School and graduated from high school in Denver in 2008.
Robin Lofton, 60, of Noble, Ill., died March 29, 2016, at Richland Memorial Hospital in Olney, Ill.
He was born July 26, 1955, in Mount Carmel, Ill., to Lee and June (Spray) Lofton.
Astrid Tucker, 76, of Nathrop died March 26, 2016, from cancer.
She was born Oct. 9, 1939, in Gävle, Sweden, to Ingrid and Sven Oscar Fogelberg.
Michael John Wittouck, 67, died March 23, 2016, in Colorado Springs.
He was born June 7, 1948, in Inglewood, Calif., to Violet and Len Wittouck.
He graduated from Pius X High School in 1966.
Marlyn Dean Swift, 89, died March 27, 2016, at his townhouse in Salida.
He was born July 17, 1926, in Clay Center, Kan., to Forris and Hazel Swift.