Aaron James “Jim” Nelson, 77, died April 30, 2021, of heart problems at his home in California.
Salida resident Leota Elizabeth “Lee” Dooley, 97, died April 23, 2020, at Columbine Manor Care Center in Salida.
She was born Dec. 16, 1922, in Hutchinson, Kansas, to Clarence and Nellie Herren.
Jared Michael “Jeb” Rathbone, 40, died May 9, 2017, in Gunnison.
He had struggled with severe Type I diabetes for several years.
He was born Feb. 4, 1977, in Wichita, Kan., to Michael Rathbone and Susan Reiff Rathbone (now Brown).
Former Salida resident Lynn Petrillo, 77, died Jan. 30, 2017, in Sisters, Ore., from complications of dementia.
She was born July 7, 1939, in Jersey City, N.J., and grew up in Maywood, N.J.
Vaughn Fred Downare, 85, died March 12, 2017, at the Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center in La Junta of natural causes.
He was born Aug. 12, 1931, at Colorado General Hospital in Denver to Phillip and Esther Downare, the oldest of six children.
Former Salida resident Erma Bea Hurley, 87, of Pueblo died March 11, 2017, at St. Mary Corwin Hospital in Pueblo, surrounded by family.
She was born Nov. 22, 1929, in Boise, Idaho, to Thomas and Sarah Orton.
She and her five siblings were raised in Blackfoot, Idaho.
Theodore M. “Ted” Fish, 70, died March 10, 2017, at St. Joseph Hospital in Denver due to complications from heart surgery. His wife was by his side.
He was born Aug. 11, 1946, in New York City, the borough of Manhattan, to Margaret and Theodore B. Fish.