May 27, 2016

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Thursday 05/26/2016
Walker Delray Compton
Posted: May 26, 2016 - 6:19 am

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.

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Wednesday 05/25/2016
Susan Topping - Funeral notice
Posted: May 25, 2016 - 8:57 am

A memorial service for Susan Topping will be held at 1 p.m. June 3, 2016, at the Salida SteamPlant annex and sculpture garden.

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Sally Ann Commerford
Posted: May 25, 2016 - 6:44 am

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. 

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Tuesday 05/24/2016
Anne Shovald
Posted: May 24, 2016 - 5:38 am

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.

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John D. Snyder
Posted: May 24, 2016 - 5:36 am

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.

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Monday 05/23/2016
Stephen Mark Baker - Funeral Notice
Posted: May 23, 2016 - 6:33 am

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.

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Friday 05/20/2016
Stephen Mark Baker
Posted: May 20, 2016 - 6:50 am

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. 

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Gerald L. Berry - Funeral Notice
Posted: May 20, 2016 - 6:50 am

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. 

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Thursday 05/19/2016
Patricia New
Posted: May 19, 2016 - 5:14 am

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.

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Wednesday 05/18/2016
Gerald L. ‘Jerry’ Berry
Posted: May 18, 2016 - 6:48 am

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. 

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Pauline A. Fear - Funeral Notice
Posted: May 18, 2016 - 6:47 am

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

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Tuesday 05/17/2016
Betsy Iris Lewis
Posted: May 17, 2016 - 6:43 am

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. 

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Terry K. Baxter
Posted: May 17, 2016 - 6:45 am

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. 

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Monday 05/16/2016
Louie F. Fish
Posted: May 16, 2016 - 6:41 am

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. 

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Phillip A. Micklich - Funeral Notice
Posted: May 16, 2016 - 6:40 am

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. 

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Friday 05/13/2016
Pauline Angela Fear
Posted: May 13, 2016 - 6:41 am

Pauline Angela (Calvano) Fear of Salida died on her 94th birthday, May 9, 2016, at Columbine Manor Care Center in Salida. 

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Wednesday 05/11/2016
Robert W. Smith, Jr.
Posted: May 11, 2016 - 9:10 am

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.

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Tuesday 05/10/2016
Rocky DeBuano - Funeral notice
Posted: May 10, 2016 - 8:59 am

Funeral services for Rocky DeBuano were held at 10 a.m. May 9, 2016, at Living Waters Church in Salida.

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Nevaeh Lee Arrellano-Lynchard
Updated: May 10, 2016 - 8:59 am

Nevaeh Lee Arellano-Lynchard died April 22, 2016, following a lifelong illness.

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Monday 05/09/2016
Phillip A. Micklich - Funeral Notice
Posted: May 09, 2016 - 6:50 am

Graveside funeral services for Phillip A. Micklich will be held at 2 p.m. May 14, 2016, at Fairview Cemetery.

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Grover Barton Keeling
Posted: May 09, 2016 - 6:52 am

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.

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Philip Daniel ‘Dan’ Wahl
Posted: May 09, 2016 - 6:51 am

Philip Daniel “Dan” Wahl, 31, died May 3, 2016.

He was born Feb. 16, 1985. 

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Friday 05/06/2016
Rocky DeBuano
Posted: May 06, 2016 - 12:18 am

Rocky DeBuano, 48, of Peoria, Ariz., and San Diego, Calif., died May 1, 2016, at his home in San Diego.

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Monday 05/02/2016
Rex H. Riggenbach
Posted: May 02, 2016 - 6:05 am

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.

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Samuel Carl ‘Sam’ Schroeder
Posted: May 02, 2016 - 6:06 am

Samuel Carl “Sam” Schroeder, 66, of Nathrop died April 27, 2016, as a result of injuries sustained in an all-terrain vehicle accident.

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Wednesday 04/27/2016
Dee Ann Kropp
Posted: April 27, 2016 - 6:20 am

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. 

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Tuesday 04/26/2016
Clara Cisneros
Posted: April 26, 2016 - 7:43 am

Clara (Martinez) Cisneros, 86, of Colorado Springs died April 24, 2016, surrounded by her family.

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Monday 04/25/2016
Anthony ‘Tony’ Gentile - Funeral notice
Posted: April 25, 2016 - 6:21 am

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. 

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Billie Love
Posted: April 25, 2016 - 6:22 am

Billie Love, 88, of Buena Vista died April 22, 2016, at her home following a long battle with kidney disease.

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Friday 04/22/2016
Anthony Ernest ‘Tony’ Gentile
Posted: April 22, 2016 - 6:19 am

Anthony Ernest “Tony” Gentile, 86, died April 20, 2016.

He was born Dec. 4, 1929, in Salida.

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Wednesday 04/20/2016
Thomas William Lawyer - Death Notice
Posted: April 20, 2016 - 10:22 am

Former Salida resident, Thomas William Lawyer, passed away peacefully, Friday, April 15, 2016 at 7:45 pm.

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Ronald M. Bennett
Posted: April 20, 2016 - 6:47 am

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.

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Dorothy Nadine Ray
Posted: April 20, 2016 - 6:43 am

Dorothy Nadine Ray, 79, of Coaldale died March 30, 2016.

She was born Jan. 30, 1937, in Louisville, Ky., to Neil and Dorothy Cunningham.

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Tuesday 04/19/2016
Shirley Eileen Crew -- Funeral Notice
Posted: April 19, 2016 - 6:24 am

Memorial services for Shirley Eileen Crew were held at 2 p.m. April 15, 2016, at Lewis and Glenn Funeral Home in Salida. 

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Sue Short
Posted: April 19, 2016 - 6:25 am

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.

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Wednesday 04/13/2016
Dolores Barnes Chriswell
Posted: April 13, 2016 - 6:55 am

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.

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Polly A. Ferguson
Posted: April 13, 2016 - 6:53 am

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.

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Donald A. Smith
Posted: April 13, 2016 - 6:57 am

Donald A. Smith, 50, of Salida died April 10, 2016, of natural causes at Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center in Salida. 

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Wednesday 04/06/2016
In Memorium: Ruth Havens Costin
Posted: April 06, 2016 - 10:10 am

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.

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James Donald Costin
Updated: April 06, 2016 - 10:10 am

“Don”, 88, passed away on March 4, 2016. Don was born in Eldorado Springs, MO; March 23, 1927 to Harry and Jesse (Friar)

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Barbara Ann ‘Barb’ Blatchley
Posted: April 06, 2016 - 6:06 am

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. 

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Shirley Eileen Crew
Posted: April 06, 2016 - 6:05 am

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.

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James Donald Costin
Posted: April 06, 2016 - 6:07 am

“Don”, 88, passed away on March 4, 2016. Don was born in Eldorado Springs, MO; March 23, 1927 to Harry and Jesse (Friar) Costin.

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Monday 04/04/2016
Marlyn D. Swift -- Funeral Notice
Posted: April 04, 2016 - 7:32 am

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. 

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Thursday 03/31/2016
Julian Roybal
Posted: March 31, 2016 - 6:34 am

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.

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Robin Lofton
Posted: March 31, 2016 - 6:35 am

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. 

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Wednesday 03/30/2016
Astrid Tucker
Posted: March 30, 2016 - 6:21 am

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.

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Michael John Wittouck
Posted: March 30, 2016 - 6:18 am

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. 

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Marlyn Dean Swift
Posted: March 30, 2016 - 6:22 am

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. 

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Tuesday 03/29/2016
Harold L. DeWalt
Posted: March 29, 2016 - 6:09 am

Harold L. DeWalt, 74, of Nathrop died March 17, 2016. 

Mr. DeWalt spent 10 years teaching school in the Buena Vista school system, helped begin the wrestling program at Buena Vista High School and coached several young sports teams. 

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