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Faye Emerson, 100, of Salida died Dec. 7, 2019, at Columbine Manor Care Center in Salida. 

She had been in failing health since November 2017.

A longtime Salida resident, she was born April 23, 1919, at home in Rumney, New Hampshire, to George and Zilpha Emerson and was their only child.

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Michael Larry Nay, 69, of Buena Vista died Dec. 1, 2019.

He was born May 31, 1950, in La Junta to Michael G. and Lorraine Nay.

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Charles G. “Chuck” Jay, 94, died Dec. 3, 2019, at Columbine Manor Care Center in Salida.

He was born Oct. 22, 1925, in Salida to Arthur and Helen Jay.

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Former Buena Vista resident Mary Louise Tidd died in her sleep Nov. 16, 2019, one day short of her 91st birthday, in Delta. 

She was born Nov. 17, 1928, in Sedalia to Roscoe and Mary Blevins. 

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Barbara A. Gentile, 84, of Salida died Nov. 21, 2019, at her home, surrounded by her family, after a recently discovered illness.

She graduated from Salida High School in 1953 and completed her degree in nursing in 1958.

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Billie Charlene (Jones) Swenson, 87, of Highlands Ranch died Nov. 16, 2019, at her home with her family by her side.

She had Alzheimer’s disease and congestive heart failure.

She was born July 21, 1932, in Lebanon, Missouri, to Minnie Agnes and Charles Otto Jones. She was the second of four children. 

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Raymond Vernie Holloway, 77, of Poncha Springs died Nov. 8, 2019, at his home, surrounded by loved ones. 

He was born Feb. 16, 1942, in Panama City, Florida, to Vernie Madison and Zelda Gray Schell “Shelly” Holloway.

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Funeral services for Cordi E. Salazar were held at 10 a.m., Nov. 14, 2019, at Grace Church in Salida.

The Rev. George Hill officiated the service.

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Funeral services for Kathryn Ruth Martin were held at 10 a.m. Nov. 12, 2019, at Living Waters Church in Salida. 

The Rev. Stan Rutkowski officiated the service.

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Cordi E. Salazar, 92, of Salida died Nov. 7, 2019, in Cañon City.

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Kathryn Ruth Martin, 94, of Salida died Nov. 5, 2019, at her home.

She was born March 23, 1925, in Mitchell, South Dakota, “home of the Corn Palace.” Family members said she would always mention that because it was “the neatest thing to see on a sixth-grade class field trip.” 

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James Ronald “Ron” Newman, 71, died Oct. 22, 2019, at his home near Fairplay. 

He was born Jan. 12, 1948, in Mountain Home, Arkansas, to Loraine Echols and Bill Newman. 

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Peter Joseph Dungan, 66, died Oct. 2, 2019, following a short illness. 

He died in Howard at the home of his sister Moira and brother-in-law Bill, with his brother Paul and hospice nurse Kayla at his side.

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Solomon “Sam” Victor Valdez, 82, died Oct. 18, 2019, at his home in Dumont with loved ones by his side. 

He was born June 13, 1937, in Salida to Carlos and Clorinda Valdez.

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Memorial services for Zebulon “Monty” Montgomery Pike were held at 11 a.m. Nov. 2, 2019, at Temple Baptist Church in Salida.

The Revs. Ray Perkins and John Myers officiated the service.

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Catherine “Cathy” Lamberg, 86, of Salida died Oct. 29, 2019, at St. Thomas More Hospital in Cañon City. 

She was born Jan. 18, 1933, in Salida to Mary Debliak Evans and Jacob Evans.

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Valourie Lynn “Val” Bertrand, 62, of Saguache died Oct. 21, 2019, at her home. 

She was born April 7, 1957, in Salida to Johnny and Raechel Padilla. 

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June Marian Shaputis, 75, of Buena Vista died Oct. 12, 2019, at home, surrounded by loved ones and friends.

She was born July 3, 1944, in Fresno, California, to Minnie June Ford Murdock and Harry Murdock, while her father was enlisted. 

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Bernard Patrick Carolan, Jr., 62, of Colorado Springs died Sept. 24, 2019, in Colorado Springs after a long illness.

He was born June, 27, 1957, and spent his childhood in Addison, Illinois. There, much of his time was taken up by Scouting and baseball. 

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Zebulon “Monty” Pike, 97, of Salida died Oct. 20, 2019, at Columbine Manor Care Center in Salida, where he had been a resident since June 2018.

He was born May 6, 1922, in Golden to Zebulon Monty Pike Sr. and Marian Emily (Dennis) Pike and had three brothers. 

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Britney Alason (Martinez) Hale, 37, of Colorado Springs died Oct. 16, 2019, at Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs.

She was born June 30, 1982, in Denver to Frank and Debra Martinez.

She attended elementary school in Salida.

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Salida resident Marion Wayne Graves, 70, died Oct. 11, 2019, at his home.

He was born Oct. 3, 1949, in Monte Vista to Arthur and Maggie Graves.

His services will be announced at a later date.

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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. 

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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