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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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Laura Ruth Crisman, 91, died June 23, 2021, in Salida, surrounded by family.

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Leo M. Karl, 88, of Salida died June 27, 2021, at home.  His wife, Helen Scott, was at his side.  

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A memorial service for Ray Glaser will be held at 11 a.m. July 2, 2021, at Lewis and Glenn Funeral Home, 203 E. Sackett Ave.

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Lifelong Salida-area resident David Wayne Culp, 66, died June 23, 2021, at his home in Poncha Springs with his family by his side.    

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Normagene Ida Maltas, 96, an Iowa native and Salida resident since 1965, died June 18, 2021, at home.

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Funeral services for Normagene Maltas were held at 11 a.m. June 23, 2021, at First Lutheran Church. 

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Memorial Mass for Donald L. Puterbaugh was held at 11 a.m. June 16, 2021, at St. Joseph Catholic Church.  

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Owen Hammond, 15, died June 13, 2021, in a car accident.

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Former Salida resident Jeanne Adele Schoech, 76, died April 20, 2021, in Clifton.

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A memorial service for  Gary Geist will take place at 2 p.m. June 19, 2021, at A Church, 419 D St.

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A celebration of life for Ada Jane Holman-Vaupel will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 20, 2021, at Chipeta Park in Poncha Springs.  

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A celebration of life for Karen Bowers, who died Feb. 22, 2021, will be held from 1-3 p.m. June 24, 2021, at the Casa del Rio Clubhouse, 27665 CR 313, Buena Vista.

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Graveside services for Vesta Houle-Williamson were held at 2 p.m. June 11, 2021, at Fairview Cemetery.

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Richard James Fryer 90, died June 3, 2021, at Memorial Hospital Central in Colorado Springs.

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Shirley Ann Mazza, 82, died May 26, 2021 at Namaste Alzheimer’s Center in Colorado Springs.

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Graveside services for Don Collins were held at 10 a.m. June 5, 2021, at Fairview Cemetery.

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Paula Evonne Green, 72, of Buena Vista, died May 22, 2021, in Aurora. 

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Donald Ray Collins of Saguache died May 26, 2021, at his home surrounded by his family.

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Robert Laird “Bob” Parker of Coaldale died April 1, 2021, surrounded by family, after an 11-year battle with prostate cancer.

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Cathy Jean (Cox) Amenta, 54, of Salida died May 17, 2021, at her home, following a long battle against ovarian cancer.

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Vesta Marie Houle-Williamson, 62, died May 12, 2021, in Crossville, Tennessee, following a long battle with cancer.  

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Shirley M. English, 95, of Pierre, South Dakota, died Nov. 17, 2020, at Avera-St. Mary’s Hospital in Pierre.

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Daniel Scott “Scotty” Troy, 67, of Detroit, Michigan, died April 29, 2021, at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit from complications of a stroke.

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Howard “Speedy” Garfin, 86, of Poncha Springs died Feb. 19, 2021, in Colorado Springs from heart complications. He was surrounded by his wife and children.

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Paula Elizabeth Snyder, 66, of Salida died April 28, 2021, surrounded by her family

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Wesley Craig, 77, of Evans died April 30, 2021, at Centennial Healthcare Center in Greeley.

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Donald E. McLaughlin, 88, of Medford, Oregon, died April 13, 2021, at home following a long illness. His wife was by his side.

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Maryanne Zebrowski, 85, of Nathrop, died May 1, 2021, at Heart of The Rockies Regional Medical Center in Salida.

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Memorial services for Pauline Golden were held at 10 a.m. May 5, 2021. 

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

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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