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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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A memorial service for Clyde Mahlan Edmonds will be held at 1 p.m. February 5, 2021, at the Howard Volunteer Fire Department, 8274 U.S. 50, Howard.  

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Chaffee County resident Cheryl J. Haga, 67, died Jan. 17, 2021, at her home after a two-year long battle fighting cancer.

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Patricia Ann Porco, 84, formally of Salida, died Jan. 8, 2021, at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center in Hutchinson, Kansas. 

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Salidan Donna R. Nevens, 91, died  Jan. 12, 2021 at Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center, following a sudden illness.

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Funeral services for Richard “Dick” Clifton were held at 11 a.m. Jan. 16, 2021, at Cotopaxi Community Church. 

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A memorial mass for Jan Linsday was held at 11 a.m. Jan. 7, 2021, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. 

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Harold Dallas “Dal” Jones, Jr., 74, died Dec. 30, 2020, in Decatur, Texas after a three-week long battle with COVID-19. 

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Thomas Rawlins, 81, died Dec. 19 at Suncoast Hospice in Clearwater Florida.

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Paula Rene Svincek, 67, died Jan. 4, 2021, in hospice care at Frederick Health Hospital in Frederick, Maryland.

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Janet “Jan” Linsday, 87, of Poncha Springs, died Dec. 30, 2020, at home in Poncha Springs with her family members present.

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Joyce Sanchez-Soli, 64, of Salida, died unexpectedly Jan. 1, 2021. 

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John Louis “Jack” Coan, 97, also known as “Jake,” died Dec. 26, 2020 in Englewood at Post Acute Care and Rehabilitation Center.

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Former Salida Resident Edgar “Bud” Boyd, 85, of Florence, died Dec. 11, 2020, in the hospital following complications from surgery.

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Mary Joan Bruce, 83, died Dec. 19, 2020, in Colorado Springs. 

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Salidan Mario Guccione, 67, died Dec. 17, 2020, in his home surrounded by family. 

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Clyde Hubert Gleason, 88, died Nov. 16, 2020 at his residence in Fort Collins, surrounded by family.  

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Betty “Diane” Whetsel, 86, died Dec. 1, 2020, in Fort Collins, with her daughter, Dani and grandsons at her side.

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Graveside services for Makalu “Maki” Bowen were held at 1 p.m. on December 9, 2020, at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Buena Vista. 

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Lois Elaine Fields, 83, of  Salida died Dec. 5, 2020 in Colorado Springs. 

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Linda Carol Hazel, 72, died Nov. 19, 2020, at home in Aurora with her children around her.

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Robin John Rockney, 74, died Nov. 25, 2020, just two days prior to his 50 year wedding anniversary. 

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Patsy Brooks, 79, died Nov. 24, at Skyline Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Cañon City.  

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Emma Maxine Hydorn Cummings Gillett, 77, died Nov. 19, 2020, at the Fredonia Hospital, in Fredonia, Kansas after fighting a long battle with cancer and healing from recent surgeries.

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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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Margyne Mary DeVries, 92, of Cedar Falls, Iowa formerly of New Hartford, Iowa and Salida, died Nov. 11, 2020. 

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William Ray James, 76, died at home Nov. 10, 2020, surrounded by his wife, Barbara, seven children, their families, and some of his nieces and nephews.

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A funeral service for Betty L. Graf was held at 10 a.m. Nov. 13, 2020, in The Lewis and Glenn Funeral Home Chapel. 

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Arthur H.“Dick” Dixon, 79, died Friday, Nov. 6 at his home in Salida following a lengthy illness.

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Julia “Judy” Meredith Litz, 87, died Nov. 1, 2020, at her home in Salida with her daughters Kay and Trisha by her side.

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Former Salida resident Dolores Ann Brantley, 90, died Nov. 3, 2020, at her home in Grand Junction. 

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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