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David Leroy DeLuca, 73, a lifelong Salida resident, died Nov. 30, 2021, at Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center in Salida.  

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Patrick W. Raftery, 74, of Poncha Springs died Dec. 25, 2020, at St. Anthony Hospital in Denver.

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Chaffee County native Arthur Anthony Post, 96, died July 21, 2020, at Columbine Manor Care Center.  

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Michael Leroy Nordby, 53 of Cañon City, died June 22, 2020, at his parent’s home in Salida.  

Mr. Nordby was born, June 22, 1967 in Harlan, Iowa, to Marvin and Patricia Nordby.

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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.

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Anthony “Tony” Passarelli, 86, of Salida died May 5, 2020, at Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center in Salida.

He was born Nov. 20, 1933, in Salida.

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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). 

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A memorial service for Mario Pete Cordova will be held at 2 p.m. May 20, 2017, at Lewis and Glenn Funeral Home in Salida. 

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Cleo V. Proctor, Jr., 78, a resident of Buena Vista for 11 years, died May 7, 2017, in hospice care, after having spent the previous five weeks at St. Anthony Hospital in Denver. 

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Gary Wilson Higgins, 77, died May 3, 2017, at his Tucson, Ariz., home. 

He was born in 1939 in Ovid, Mich., to Sadie Somers Higgins and Wilson Higgins.

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Longtime Salida resident Dixie Stanton, 81, died May 1, 2017, with her family at her side.

She was born Feb. 8, 1936, in Westmoreland, Kan., to Harold and Bertha Roberts. 

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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James Allen Morgan, 78, of Buena Vista died March 6, 2017, at his home.

He was born Sept. 17, 1938, in Sugar City to Lonnie and Doris (Johnson) Morgan.

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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.

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Larry Morton Green, 72, died March 10, 2017, in Salida.

He was born June 16, 1944, in Denver to Joseph Lewis and Bernice Morton Green.

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Kelly Medrano, 54, of Colorado Springs died Oct. 13, 2021, at her home with her family by her side.

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Tamara Ann Ray, 76, died Oct. 17, 2021, at Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center in Salida.

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Anna Louise Martin Anderson, 94, of Buena Vista died Oct. 18, 2021, at home with family in attendance.

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Franklin Earl Springer, 87, of Colorado Springs died Sept. 13, 2021, after several years of congestive heart failure. 

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A graveside service for Chenyl Smith was held on Saturday Oct. 9, 2021 at Fairview Cemetery. 

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Daryl L. Clifton, 87, died Oct. 5, 2021, at St. Thomas More Hospital in Cañon City, with his family by his side. 

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John Henry King, 96, of Howard and Wickenburg, Arizona, died Sept. 30, 2021, in Parker.

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Graveside services for Chenyl E. (Naccarato) Smith will be held at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 9, 2021, at Fairview Cemetery.

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John A. Gauss, 98, of Salida died Aug. 23, 2021, at home with his two sons by his side.

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Former Salida resident Kevin Wilson, 50, died Sept. 20, 2021, in Houston, Texas, of acute right heart failure in addition to his longtime battle with pulmonary hypertension and interstitial lung disease.

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Memorial services for Jack R. Shields were held at 1 p.m. Sept. 25, 2021. 

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Martha Madrid, 84, of Pueblo died Sept. 11, 2021, at her home with family members by her side.

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Jack R. Shields, 79, of Howard died Sept. 19, 2021, at his home.

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Robert Lee Chamberlain, 88, of Salida died Sept. 14, 2021, at Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center in Salida.

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Richard A. Rowlands, 78, died Sept. 11, 2021, in Buena Vista with his brother and sister-in-law by his side.

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Justin Scott “Garbuddy” Gardunio, 29, of Buena Vista died Sept. 7, 2021, at his home.

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Conrad Bert Gulliford, 81, of Penrose died Sept. 7, 2021, at Canon Lodge Care Center in Cañon City.

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John C. Wenstrom, 70, of Salida died Sept. 6, 2021 at home.

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Billy E. Hoff, 90, of Salida died Sept. 2, 2021, at Columbine Manor Care Center in Salida.

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Janice Ann Mason, 60, of Negaunee Township, Michigan, died Aug. 28, 2021, in the care of her family, following a 19-year battle with cancer.

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Graveside services for Rick L. Elsner were held at 1 p.m. Aug. 30, 2021, at the Villa Grove Cemetery.

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Flora Jane (Gould) Parsons, 78, of Salida died Aug. 27, 2021, in her home.

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A celebration of life for Nancy Drennan will be held from 1-3 p.m. Sept. 12, 2021, at Salida Community Center, 305 F St. 

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Nancy Drennan, 77, died Aug. 14, 2021, in Salida.

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Charles Edwin Medina, 74, of Salida died Aug. 20, 2021, at his home.  

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Paul Sazonick, 88, of Salida died July 28, 2021, at his home.

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Larry C. Maxwell, 73, of Cotopaxi died Aug. 6, 2021, at his home.

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Former Salida resident Gideon James Spaar, 42, died July 16, 2021, at his home in Seattle, Washington.

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Gregory Andrew Jacobs, 57, of Cañon City, formerly of Salida, died July 27, 2021, in Pueblo.  

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Carole Ann Schweikhardt, 77, of Cotopaxi died July 4, 2021, at Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs. 

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Former Salida resident Frederick James Medrano, 76, of Tampa, Florida, died July 21, 2021, in Lutz, Florida.

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Richard Thomas Schwam, 64, died Nov. 16, 2020, with his daughters and first wife, Bonnie Schwam, at his side.

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James “Jim” Harlan Beswick, 88, died July 8, 2021, in Carrolton, Texas, from complications of dementia, surrounded by his family.

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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