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Ida Mae Mickey

January 31, 1930 - January 30, 2014


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Maria Flores

November 3, 1945 - January 18, 2014

Maria Flores, 68, of El Sauz, Zacatecas, Mexico passed away on January 18, 2014 at Sangre De Cristo Hospice in Pueblo, Colorado after a long battle with diabetes. Maria was born November 3, 1945. She was the daughter of Pablo and Teresa Mungaray and loving wife of Eusebio Flores. On May 25, 1968 Maria married her husband of 46 years, Eusebio Flores. To this union they had six children. Maria...
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Dorothy Jean Hanks

April 23, 1930 - January 8, 2014

Dorothy Jean Hanks affectionately known as "Dot" was born April 23, 1930 in Bristol, CO to Grant and Evelyn (Schwisow) Hanks. She began school in Bristol and after graduating from the 8th grade, she attended Granada where she graduated in 1948. She worked in Lamar for a few years. Dorothy married Ernie Moore on November 24, 1950. Their son, Bryan Herbert Moore was born December 17, 1951 and...
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Elsie Lee Howland

August 8, 1932 - June 28, 2013

Elsie Lee (Perkins) Howland, 80, passed away on June 28, 2013, at her home in Syracuse, Kansas. She was born in Lamar, CO on August 8, 1932 to Sam and Sarah Inez (Harp) Perkins. Elsie was united in marriage to William "Bill" Francis Howland on May 8, 1958, in Lamar, Colorado. They spent the beginning of their lives with their two children, Terry and Cheryl Howland, in Holly, Colorado. In 1978,...
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Rena Willard

August 6, 1927 - June 18, 2013

Rena Viva Willard was born August 6, 1927 in Belvidere, Kansas to William and Ina (Oyler) Howell. She passed away on June 18, 2013 at Juniper Village in Lamar, CO at the age of 85. Rena moved to Lamar from Great Bend, Kansas in 1961 with her husband, Jack and daughter, Jackie. In 1964 she returned to Kansas due to her husband's health. During that return she took nurse's aide training at...
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Fay F. Bothwell

May 15, 1922 - May 1, 2013

Fay F. (Orms) Bothwell was born May 15, 1922 in Coffeyville, KS to Harry and Nellie (Findley) Orms. She passed away May 1, 2013 at Southeast Colorado Long Term Care in Springfield, CO at the age of 90. Fay's family moved to Protection, KS where she grew up. Fay met and married Chester Bothwell who was from Coy, OK. They then moved to a farm north of Holly, CO. Fay and Chester had two...
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Enrique Baeza

August 22, 1948 - April 27, 2013

Mass of Christian burial for Lamar, Colorado resident, Enrique Baeza will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, May 3, 2013 at St. Francis de Sales/Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Lamar with Father Charles Sena officiating. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery. Rosary/scripture service will be led by Deacon Alan Medina at 9:30 a.m. Visitation will be prior to the service at the church. ...
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Erma Gallegos

December 17, 1942 - April 23, 2013

Erma L. Gallegos was born on December 17, 1942 to George W. and Dolly (Glier) Simmons. She passed away on April 23, 2013 at Juniper Village at the age of 70. Erma is survived by her children, Susan Loucks, Wyinona Miller, Murrel Miller, and Devona Loucks; 12 grandchildren, Felicia Loucks, Michael Loucks, Jasmine Lane; 2 great grandchildren, Cierra and Jayden Walker; niece, Debbie Wilson...
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Faustino Perez-Benitez

February 15, 1980 - April 18, 2013

Mass of Christian burial for Granada, CO resident Faustino Perez-Benitez will be 3:00 p.m. Thursday, April 25, 2013 at St. Francis de Sales/Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Lamar, CO. Rosary/scripture service will be at 2:30. There will be no visitation. Faustino will be laid to rest in Mexico. Faustino Perez-Benitez was born February 15, 1980 in Puebla, Mexico to Enrique Perez and...
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Rita L. White

August 2, 1949 - April 18, 2013

Rita Lynette (Batdorf) White was born August 2, 1949 to Benton and Thelma (Moore) Batdorf in La Junta, Colorado. She passed away April 18, 2013 at Parkview Hospital in Pueblo. Rita is survived by sons, Robert Tulley and wife, Valerie of Monte Vista, CO, Robin White of Baton Rouge, LA; four siblings, Richard Batdorf and wife, Carol of Lakewood, CO, Regie Batdorf and wife, Denise of Lakewood,...
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Adela Jaramillo

August 26, 1918 - April 10, 2013

Adela Louisa Jaramillo was born August 26, 1918 in Emplazado, San Miguel Co., New Mexico to Graciano and Sipriana (Jaramillo) Sena. She passed away April 10, 2013 in Lamar, Colorado at the age of 94. On June 29, 1936 she married Claudio Gile Jaramillo in Sapello, New Mexico. In 1952, Adela, Claudio and their family moved from New Mexico to Lamar. She was a woman of strong faith. She worked...
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Albert Osbment

July 11, 1945 - April 4, 2013

Albert R. Osbment was born on July 11, 1945 in Walsh, Colorado to Richard Ray and Esther Darlene (Ralstin) Osbment. He passed away on April 4, 2013 at Vibra Hospital in Thornton, Colorado at the age of 67. Albert was a very loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. He was a master of carpentry. Albert took great pride in his garden and yard and was known for having one of the best rose...
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George "Jay" D. Simmons, Sr.

March 8, 1944 - January 28, 2013

George Donnell Simmons, Sr. affectionately known as Jay was born on March 8, 1944 in Pueblo, CO to George W. and Dolly (Glier) Simmons. He passed away at Parkview Hospital in Pueblo, CO on January 28, 2013, at the age of 68. Jay was a truck driver for over 30 years. He retired from driving while he still had time to enjoy life. During his retirement he was able to enjoy watching his...
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Margaret Louise Klein

July 21, 1917 - January 25, 2013

Margaret Louise (Brown) Klein was born July 21, 1917 in Offerle, KS to Leonard and Mary (Nesbitt) Brown. She passed away on January 25, 2013 in Lamar, Colorado at the age of 95. Margaret is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Alvin E. Klein; and three sisters, Martha Jean Brown, Clara Mae Colclazier, and Laura Marie Selby. She is survived by her son, Eldon Ray Klein of Hemet, CA;...
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Everette "Gene" Krueger

August 26, 1926 - January 18, 2013

Everette "Gene" Eugene Krueger was born August 26, 1926 in Ellsworth, Kansas to Leo and Anna (Stack) Krueger. The family moved to Kit Carson, Colorado when Gene was 3 years of age and this is where he grew up. He joined the Navy in 1943 during WWII at the age of 17. After his discharge in 1946 he moved back to Kit Carson where he met Hazel Jacobs, who ran a local café. They were married...
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Ella Pauline Splitter

March 2, 1913 - January 18, 2013

Ella Pauline (Williams) Splitter, age 99 of Holly, Colorado went home to be with the Lord on Friday, January 18, 2013, at her home. Pauline Splitter, one of six children, was born Ella Pauline Williams on March 2, 1913 to Roy Charles and Irene Miranda Williams. She received her primary education at Libby School near Little River, Kansas. She graduated from high school in 1931 in Sterling,...
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Walter Miller

October 4, 1932 - January 17, 2013

Walter L. Miller was born on October 4, 1932 in Rocky Ford, CO to John and Mary (Lindt) Miller. He passed away on January 17, 2013 at Loma Linda VA Hospital in Loma Linda, CA at the age of 80. Walter served in the Army from February 11, 1953 until January 21, 1955. He farmed and worked for Neoplan as well as owning Walt's Heating and Air Conditioning business and the Sewing Basket with his...
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Hershel Lynn Hale

December 17, 1939 - January 15, 2013

Hershel Lynn Hale was born December 17, 1939 to Hershel and Madeline (Murphy) Hale in Tyrone, Pennsylvania. Lynn went to heaven on the evening of January 15, 2013 at Parkview Hospital in Pueblo, CO at the age of 73. He graduated high school at the age of 17 and enlisted in the Air Force. Lynn had a dream of becoming a pilot, but due to a childhood accident he was not able to, so he became a...
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Herbert Holister Whiting , Jr.

March 29, 1917 - January 1, 2013

Herbert Hollister Whiting was born on March 29, 1917 to Herbert Sr. and Josephine (Bradshaw) Whiting in Sanford, Maine. He passed away on Tuesday, January 1, 2013 at his home in Lamar. Mr. Whiting was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Honoria "Marie" Whiting in 2008; and seven brothers and sisters. Herbert is survived by two children, Pauline Opprecht and husband Neil of Seattle, WA...
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Montie Dwight Coffman

July 30, 1952 - December 3, 2012


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Manuel E. Romero

December 28, 1945 - November 29, 2012

Manuel Ernesto Romero was born in Hoehne, Colorado on December 28, 1945 to Max and Jennie (Sandoval) Romero. He passed away on November 29, 2012 at Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center Long Term Care at the age of 66. On February 21, 1970 he was married to Mary Martinez at St. Francis Catholic Church in Lamar. He worked for the Street Department for the City of Lamar for many years than...
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Ola B. Schibbelhut

September 23, 1919 - November 28, 2012

Ola Schibbelhut was born to Fred L. and Ethel E. (Chenoweth) Chatham on September 23, 1919 in Springfield, Colorado. She passed away on November 28, 2012 at the Bent County Memorial Nursing Home in Las Animas, Colorado at the age of 93. She is survived by her children, Naomi Schibbelhut, Alice McBee, Perry Schibbelhut, and Rita Horton all of Lamar, Colorado; five grandchildren, Nikki Mauch,...
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Ivan Brenton

January 10, 1926 - November 11, 2012

Ivan Eugene Brenton passed away on Sunday, November 11, 2012 at Sangre de Cristo Hospice House in Pueblo, Colorado, at the age of 86. Per family's request cremation has taken place and there will be no services. Ivan was born on January 10, 1926 to Harry W. and Julia Mae (Greenwell) Brenton in Beaumont, Kansas. He married Rosalee Pemberton on September 29, 1947. To this union they had three...
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Melody (Smith) Eakle

May 1, 1962 - November 8, 2012

A memorial service for Melody Sue (Smith) Eakle will be held Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at the Parkview Baptist Church in Las Animas, Colorado. Pastor Jack Martin will officiate. Melody was born May 1, 1962 to Orvis and Helen Smith. She was the youngest of six children. Melody was delivered into the hands of our Father on November 8, 2012 at the age of 50. She is preceded in...
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Martha E. Schneider

April 30, 1936 - November 2, 2012

Martha Elaine (Schroeder) Schneider was born on April 30, 1936 in Lamar, Colorado to William and Francis (Smith) Schroeder. She passed away Friday, November 2, 2012 at her residence in Lamar at the age of 76. Martha attended columbine Grade School and was in the 1953 graduating class of Wiley High School. She married Harry Schneider in 1954 and three children were born to this union. Martha...
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Rosallie J. Hess

April 8, 1919 - October 9, 2012

Rosallie "Sallie" J. Hess was born on April 8, 1919 in Ford County, Kansas to Rueben and Rosetta (Thompson) Frey. She passed away on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at the Hamilton County Hospital in Syracuse, Kansas at the age of 93. Sallie is preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Mavis (Carroll) Powell, Melva (Bob) Goddard, and Nancy Bronson; and three brothers, Alva Frey, Clifford Frey,...
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Betty Anne Creaghe

September 24, 2012

Betty Anne (Hawkins) Creaghe was born to Beulah (Wright) and Sumpter Moore Hawkins in Fort Smith, Arkansas, on November 27, 1922. She died in Denver, Colorado on September 24, 2012. Betty Anne was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Bundick Creaghe of Lamar, Colorado; mother, Beulah Wright Hawkins; father, Sumpter Moore Hawkins, both of Fort Smith, Arkansas; daughter, Sally Wright...
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Dennis Lee Pettinger

July 8, 1954 - September 24, 2012

Dennis Lee Pettinger was born on July 8, 1954 in Lamar, Colorado to Paul and Earlene (Glover) Pettinger. Dennis passed away on Monday, September 24, 2012 in Minot, North Dakota, at the age of 58. He is preceded in death by his parents. Dennis is survived by two sons, Corey (Tiffany Widner) Pettinger of Lamar, CO, Brett (Abby) Pettinger of Walsh, CO; siblings, David Pettinger of Shady Point,...
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Thomas L. Dennis

August 27, 1956 - September 15, 2012

Thomas Lee Dennis was born on August 27, 1956 in Lamar, Colorado to Billy Leroy and Mary Louise (Coble) Dennis. He passed away at Cedarwood Health Center in Colorado Springs on Saturday, September 15, 2012 at the age of 56. Thomas had a long and successful career in the Electrical industry finishing as a journeyman lineman. He was a member of the IBEW L.U. 113 of Colorado Springs. He...
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Owen Kent Bess

September 14, 2012 - September 14, 2012

Owen Kent Bess was born and passed away on September 14, 2012 at Prowers Medical Center in Lamar, Colorado. He is survived by his parents, Damon Bess and Wendi (Lewis) Bess of Lamar,CO; and siblings, Mary, Jonathan, Sara, Kristy, and Kenneth. Owen is preceded in death by infant twin siblings, Damon Jr. and Angel Bess. There will be a private graveside service Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 1...
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Henry Howard Hardy

July 24, 1908 - August 28, 2012

Henry "Skeet" Hardy went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012. He was 104 years old. He was born July 24, 1908 in Wellsford, Kansas. From 1952 through 1965 Skeet owned and operated the Coast to Coast Hardware store on Main Street and the True Valu Hardware store on Olive Street in Lamar. After the death of his wife Grace in 1986 he moved to California and lived with his...
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Earl Rowe

February 4, 1937 - August 25, 2012


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Margaret Edith Smith

July 23, 1918 - August 24, 2012

Margaret Edith (Millikan) Smith was born in Jewell County, Kansas in the small Quaker settlement of Northbranch, KS to Basil Oral and Anna Mae (Grimm) Millikan. When she was 2 years old, her and her family moved to the Otterbein Community in North Eastern Oklahoma. She started school in Carselowary, OK in a small two-room school. From there she went to school in Shidler, OK and later to High...
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Connie M. Ortiz

November 24, 1947 - August 18, 2012

Connie M. Ortiz was born on November 24, 1947 in Aspermont, Texas to Martin and Clara (Morales) Ledesma. She passed away on Saturday, August 18, 2012 at Parkview Medical Center, Pueblo, Colorado at the age of 64. Connie is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Guadalupe "Lupe" Ortiz; daughter, Michelle Ledesma, granddaughters; Melissa Salas and Grace Gallegos; brothers, Manuel Ledesma and...
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Darlene Osborn

October 24, 1920 - August 2, 2012

Graveside funeral services for Lamar, Colorado resident, Darlene L. Osborn will be held at 1:00pm on Monday, August 6, 2012 at the Holly Cemetery in Holly, CO. Rev. Harold Bohl will officiate. Visitation will be Sunday, August 5, 2012 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel in Lamar, Colorado. Darlene L. Osborn was born October 24, 1920 in Arapahoe County, Colorado to I.G. and...
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Nancy Kay Bronson

July 4, 1948 - July 7, 2012

Funeral Services for Sheridan Lake, Colorado resident, Nancy Bronson, will be at 2:00pm Friday, July 13, 2012 at Holly United Methodist Church in Holly, Colorado. Rev. Kathy Leathers and Rev. Virgil Christophersen will co-officiate. Burial will follow in Holly Cemetery, Holly, Colorado. Visitation will be held at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel in Holly on Thursday, July 12, 2012 from 1:00pm to...
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Dorsen Dee Niceschwander

November 3, 1948 - June 29, 2012

Dorsen Dee Niceschwander, 63, passed away Friday, June 29, 2012, at Prowers Medical Center, Lamar, Colorado. He was born November 3, 1948 to Joseph and Eleanor (Flower) Niceschwander in Goodland, Kansas. Visitation for Dorsen will be Tuesday, July 3, 2012 from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel in Lamar, Colorado. Per family's request, cremation will take place after...
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Maria Concepcion Sena

July 8, 1931 - June 29, 2012

A Mass of Christian Burial for Lamar, Colorado resident, Maria Sena will be held at 10:00 A.M. Thursday, July 5, 2012 at the St. Francis de Sales/Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Lamar, CO. A rosary/scripture service will be at 9:30 A.M. Father Charles Sena will be the celebrant and burial will follow in Holly Cemetery, Holly, Colorado. Visitation will be held at Valley Memorial...
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Carlos Anthony Valenzuela

October 4, 1988 - June 22, 2012

A mass of Christian Burial for Lamar, Colorado resident, formerly of Greeley, Colorado, Carlos Valenzuela will be held at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at the St. Frances of Rome Catholic Church in Holly, Colorado. Rosary will be at 10:30 A.M. Father Henry Aguwa will be the celebrant and burial will follow in Holly Cemetery in Holly, Colorado. Visitation will be held at Valley Memorial...
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Mary Ellen Riner

May 17, 1934 - June 12, 2012

Mary Ellen Riner, 78, passed away Tuesday, June 12, 2012, at the Comanche County Hospital in Coldwater, KS. Born May 17, 1934 at Ashland, KS, the daughter of Mal "Bill" and Marjorie (Bonham) Eubank, she was a homemaker. Mary Ellen was a lifetime resident of the Protection, KS area. She attended Bluff Creek Country School and graduated from Protection High School in 1952. She was an active member...
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Marian Jeanette Gillis

September 4, 1938 - June 2, 2012

Marian Jeanette (McMahen) Gillis, 73, went to be with her Savior on June 2, 2012. Celebration of Life services will be Thursday, June 7th, 11:00 A.M. at Wiley Community Church with Pastor Mike Schneider and Ian Blacker officiating. Visitation for Jeanette will be Wednesday, June 6, 2012 from 1:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel in Lamar, Colorado. Burial will be at...
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Kara Marcelle Midkiff

February 7, 1919 - May 31, 2012

Kara Marcelle (Scarborough) Midkiff passed away at her residence on May 31, 2012, at the age of 93. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, June 2, 2012 at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel in Lamar, Colorado. Burial will follow in the Fairmount Cemetery in Lamar. Per family's request, there will be no visitation. Kara Marcelle (Scarborough) Midkiff was born February 7, 1919, to...
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Elva Ann Holbert

April 30, 1948 - May 10, 2012

Funeral services for Elva Ann Holbert, 64, of Hartman, Colorado will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel in Holly, Colorado with Rev. Kathy Leathers officiating. Burial will follow in the Hartman Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Elva was born on April 30, 1948 at home on Holbert Hill in Holly, Colorado and died on Thursday, May 10, 2012 at...
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Mary E. Hazen

August 23, 1934 - April 25, 2012

Mary Elizabeth Hazen passed away at Seasons of Life in Syracuse, Kansas on April 25, 2012. Mary was 77 years old. Mary was born August 23, 1934 to George and Emily (Cox) Wagner in Holly, Colorado. In 1940 the family moved to Denver, Colorado. Mary came back to Holly and made her home with her grandparents, Walter and Lyda Cox. On November 7, 1950 she married Leslie "Corky" Earl Hazen in Raton...
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John C. Dixon

January 24, 1930 - April 11, 2012

Funeral services for Eads, Colorado resident and well known well driller, John Claude Dixon will be held at 1:00 PM Tuesday April 17, 2012 at the Eads Community Building on the Fair Grounds in Eads, Colorado. Mr. Jim Liebl will officiate. Burial will follow in the Eads Cemetery in Eads, Colorado. Visitation for Mr. Dixon will be held from 10:00 A.M. until service time on Tuesday April 17,...
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Daniel J. Ledesma

October 28, 1955 - April 8, 2012

Funeral services for Syracuse, KS resident and former Granada, CO, Johnson, KS, and Lovington, NM farm laborer, Daniel Jose Ledesma will be held at 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel in Holly, Colorado, Pastor Omar Licon will officiate and burial will follow in the Holly Cemetery, Holly, Colorado. Visitation for Daniel will be held from 1:00 P.M. to...
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Katherine Louise Millyard

April 4, 1925 - March 27, 2012

Katherine Louise Millyard passed away at Juniper Village in Lamar, Colorado on March 27, 2012. She was 86 years old and died of natural causes. Katherine was born on April 4, 1925 in Mulvane, Kansas. She was the fourth child born to George N. McElroy and Nellie Ruth Harper – McElroy. Katherine has four brother's William Andrew; Ifred Ray (Deceased); David Dean (Deceased); Franklin D. and...
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James H. Greensfield

February 20, 1935 - March 24, 2012

Graveside memorial services and military honors for Holly, Colorado resident James H. Greenfield will be held at 11:00 A.M. Thursday March 29, 2012 at the Holly Cemetery, Holly, Colorado. Deacon Henry Wertin will officiate. Per the family's request, cremation has taken place and there will be no public visitation. Mr. Greenfield was born on February 20, 1935 at Chandler, OK. and departed...
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Emma F. Clark

August 4, 1945 - March 11, 2012

Graveside funeral services and burial for Holly, Colorado resident Emma F. Clark will be held at 2:00 P.M. Thursday March 15, 2012 at the Holly Cemetery, Holly, Colorado. Linda Beaman will officiate. Visitation for Emma will be held from 11:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. on Wednesday March 15, 2012 and from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. on Thursday March 16, 2012 at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel in Holly,...
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Richard S. Osbment

April 4, 1942 - March 9, 2012

A Celebration of Life Memorial Service for Pueblo, Colorado resident and former longtime Lamar resident Richard Shiril Osbment will be held at 10:00 A.M. Saturday March 17, 2012 at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel in Lamar, CO. Don Turner and Brian Osbment will officiate. Burial will follow at Fairmount Cemetery in Lamar. Per the family's request, cremation has taken place and there will be...
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Mary Lou Millyard

May 17, 1951 - March 3, 2012

A celebration of life memorial service for former Lamar resident, Mary L. Millyard, will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday March 31, 2012 at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel in Lamar, CO. Reverend Ian Blacker will officiate. A private family in-urnment will be held prior to the memorial service in the Fairmount Cemetery in Lamar. Per the family's request, cremation has taken place and there will be...
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William J. Warren, Sr.

September 2, 1948 - February 15, 2012

Funeral services for former Lamar area resident and current Canon City, CO. resident William J. Warren, Sr. will be held at 2:00 P.M. Tuesday February 21, 2012 at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel in Lamar, CO. Pastor Jay Rice will officiate and burial will follow in the McClave Cemetery, McClave, CO. Mr. Warren was born September 2, 1948 at Lamar, CO. the son of Loren E. Warren and Naomi...
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Scott N. Bowen

July 13, 1960 - February 14, 2012

A Celebration of Life service for former Chivington, Colorado resident and current Claremore, Oklahoma, resident Scott N. Bowen will be held at 10:00 A.M. Tuesday February 14, 2012 at the Eads United Methodist Church in Eads, Colorado. Rev. Gary Forsee and Rev. Nancy Peacock will co-officiate. Burial will follow in the Eads Cemetery in Eads, Colorado. Visitation for Mr. Bowen will be held...
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James R. Park

May 18, 1974 - February 13, 2012

Funeral services for Bristol, CO. resident James R. Park will be held at 2:00 P.M. Saturday February 18, 2012 at the Life Center Four Square Church in Lamar, CO. Pastor Manuel Tamez will officiate and burial will follow at Sunnyslope Cemetery in Bristol, CO. Visitation for Mr. Park will be held from 9:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. Friday February 17, 2012 and 9:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. Saturday February...
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Doris J. Hughes-Hernandez

July 1, 1948 - February 13, 2012

A Celebration of life service for Longtime Lamar resident Doris J. Hughes-Hernandez will be held at 1:00 P.M. Friday February 17, 2012 at the Lamar Community Building in Lamar, Colorado. Rev. Ian Blacker will officiate and burial will follow in the Fairmount Cemetery in Lamar, Colorado. Visitation for Doris will be held from 9:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. on Thursday February 16, 2012 and from 9...
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Mary B. Burnett

July 18, 1953 - February 7, 2012

Funeral services for Lamar resident Mary B. Burnett will be held at 10:00 A.M. Saturday February 11, 2012 at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel in Lamar, Colorado. Rev. John Hinshaw will officiate and burial will follow in the Eads Cemetery at Eads, Colorado. Visitation for Mrs. Burnett will be held from 9:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. on Friday February 10, 2012 and from 8:00 A.M. to Service Time on...
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Miriam "Sis" Sprout

August 10, 1917 - January 27, 2012

Memorial services for longtime Lamar resident Miriam "Sis" Sprout will be held at 11:00 A.M. Monday January 30, 2012 at the Lamar United Methodist Church. Pastors Kathy Leathers and Ramon Robledo will co-officiate. A private family burial will take place at Fairmount Cemetery in Lamar, Colorado. Visitation for Mrs. Sprout will be held from 12:00 Noon to 7:00 P.M. on Sunday January 29, 2012...
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JoAnn Campos

September 17, 1956 - January 15, 2012

A mass of Christian Burial for Lamar resident JoAnn Campos will be held at 10:00 A.M. Saturday January 21, 2012 at St. Francis de Sales / Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Lamar, CO. Rev. Charles Sena will be the celebrant and the Rite of Committal will follow at the Fairmount Cemetery in Lamar, Colorado. A Rosary/Scripture service for JoAnn will be led by Deacon Allan Medina at 7:00 P...
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William F. Harral, Jr.

February 28, 1927 - January 14, 2012

Mr. Harral was born on February 28, 1927 at Denton, Texas and departed this life on Saturday January 14, 2012 at Juniper Village in Lamar at the age of 84. Per family's request, cremation has taken place and they will have a private family service at a later date. Biff was preceded in death by his father William F. Harral, Sr. of Argyle, TX. in 1976; by his mother Eula Harral of Argyle, TX....
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Mary Ellen Smith

September 24, 1919 - January 11, 2012

Mary Ellen Smith passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at the age of 92, in her home. Mary Ellen was born in Holly, Colorado on September 24, 1919 to the late William and Lydia (Yeager) Coats. On November 3, 1937 she was united in marriage to Clifford Smith who preceded her in death in 2007. Mary Ellen was also preceded in death by her son, LeRoy Smith and brothers, Roy, Glen...
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Miles A. Vana, Jr.

November 1, 1933 - January 4, 2012

Funeral services for Lamar resident and former longtime Holly, Colorado resident and pharmacist Miles A. Vana, Jr. were held at 2:00 P.M. Saturday January 7, 2012 at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel in Holly, Colorado. Rev. Mike Lewis officiated and burial followed in the Holly Cemetery, Holly, Colorado. Prior to the services, the family gathered at the Holly Senior and Community Center for a...
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Jennifer Barr

January 23, 1980 - December 31, 2011

Our beautiful mother, daughter, and friend Jennifer Higley Barr (904 East Avenue G., Syracuse, KS) slipped peacefully from this world to join her husband, sister and mother on Saturday, December 31, 2011 at the age of 31. A celebration of life service will be held at 10:00 A.M. Friday January 6, 2012 at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel in Holly, Colorado. Bishop Matt Snyder will officiate...
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Martin M. Hernandez

January 30, 1939 - December 27, 2011

A celebration of life memorial service for longtime Lamar, Colorado resident, Martin M. Hernandez will be held at 11:00 AM Friday January 7, 2011 at the Lamar Community Building in Lamar, Colorado. Minister Isarel Watkins will officiate the service and in-urnment will follow in the Riverside Cemetery in Lamar. Per the family's request, cremation will take place and there will be no public...
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Olivia M. Neill

August 3, 1913 - December 27, 2011

Funeral services for longtime Holly, Colorado resident Olivia M. Neill will be held at 10:00 A.M. Saturday December 31, 2011 at the Holly Church of the Nazarene. Pastor Eugene Birt will officiate and burial will follow in the Holly Cemetery, Holly, Colorado. Visitation for Mrs. Neill will be held from 10:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. Friday December 30, 2011 at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel in...
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Mary A. Helm

August 16, 1913 - December 26, 2011

Funeral services for Syracuse, Kansas resident Mary A. Helm will be held at 10:00 A.M. Friday December 30, 2011 at the Syracuse Wesleyan Church in Syracuse, KS.. Pastor Paul Runyon will officiate and burial will follow in the Syracuse Cemetery. Visitation for Mrs. Helm will be held from 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 Noon on Friday December 30 at the Syracuse Wesleyan Church. Mary was born on...
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Thomas W. Schroeder

September 13, 1942 - December 21, 2011

A Memorial Service for Folsom, CA. resident and former Lamar/Wiley resident Thomas "Tom" Schroeder will be held at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday April 3, 2012 at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel in Lamar, CO. His cremains will be interned later that day at the Wiley Cemetery adjoining his father's grave. Reverend Ramon Robledo will officiate. Tom is survived by his loving wife Carla Schroeder of El Dorado...
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James L. Beckett

July 19, 1938 - December 20, 2011

A Celebration of Life Memorial Service for Lamar, Colorado resident James L. "Jim" Beckett will be held at 10:00 A.M. Wednesday December 28, 2011 at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel in Lamar, CO. Mr. Les Fellows will officiate. There will be a private family scattering of cremains at a later date. Per the family's request, cremation has taken place and there will be no public viewing. ...
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Elsie M. Rushton

April 13, 1920 - December 16, 2011

A celebration of life service for lifelong Holly Colorado resident Elsie M. Rushton will be held at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday December 21, 2011 at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel in Holly, Colorado. Kevin May – minister will officiate and burial will follow in the Holly Cemetery. Visitation for Mrs. Rushton will be held from 10:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. on Tuesday December 20, 2011 and from 9:00 A.M....
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Lois M. Greinke

May 23, 1919 - December 9, 2011

Funeral services for recent Syracuse, Kansas resident Lois Mae Greinke are pending with the Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home in Winter Park, Florida. Burial will follow in the All Faiths Memorial Park Cemetery in Casselberry, FL. Per the family's request there will be no local visitation. Lois was born May 23, 1919 at Beaver Falls, PA. and departed this life on Friday December 9, 2011 at...
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Larry Creaghe

February 12, 1920 - December 9, 2011

A Celebration of Life Memorial Service for Denver, Colorado resident and former Lamar, CO. resident Larry Creaghe will be held Saturday March 24, 2012 at 1:00 P.M. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Lamar, CO. Rev. Caryl Miller will officiate and in-urnment will follow at Fairmount Cemetery with Full Military Honors by St. George S. Creaghe, Jr. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #3621 – Lamar, CO. ...
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Emma Eloise Friesen

May 16, 1917 - December 6, 2011

Funeral services for Lamar resident Eloise Friesen will be held at 10:00 A.M. Friday December 9, 2011 at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel in Lamar, Colorado. Pastor Bob McCumber will officiate and burial will follow in Fairmount Cemetery, Lamar, Colorado. Visitation for Eloise will be held from 9:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. on Thursday December 8, 2011 and from 8:00 A.M. to service time Friday at Valley...
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Everett J. Hazen

December 20, 1935 - December 4, 2011

Funeral services for longtime Holly, Colorado resident, Everett J. Hazen will be held 2:00 P.M. Saturday December 10, 2011 at Valley Memorial Chapel in Holly, Colorado. Pastor Tim Singer will officiate. Burial will follow at Holly Cemetery in Holly, Colorado. Visitation for Mr. Hazen will be held from 10:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. Friday December 9, 2011 and 9:00 A.M. to service time on Saturday...
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Ena Juanita Baker

June 29, 1926 - December 4, 2011

Mrs. Baker was born on June 29, 1926 at Pauls Valley, Oklahoma and departed this life on Sunday December 4, 2011 at Juniper Village at Lamar at the age of 85. Juanita was preceded in death by her parents Paul and Ena Driskill of Pauls Valley, Oklahoma. She is survived by her husband Harold Baker of Lamar, CO.; by three children Rhonda Phillips of Lamar, CO., Harold E. (Judy) Baker Jr....
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Sharon K. Neal

February 14, 1940 - November 30, 2011

Graveside funeral services and burial for Holly, Colorado resident Sharon K. Neal will be held at 2:00 P.M. Monday December 5, 2011 at the Veterans Administration National Cemetery at Ft. Lyon, Colorado. Pastor Jack Martin will officiate. Visitation for Sharon will be held from 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 Noon on Monday December 5, 2011 at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel in Holly, Colorado. Mrs....
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Clara Ledesma

August 9, 1927 - November 25, 2011

Funeral services for Lamar resident Clara Ledesma will be held at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday November 30, 2011 at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel in Lamar, CO. Rev. Ellis Morales will officiate. Burial will follow in the Riverside Cemetery in Lamar, CO.. Visitation for Mrs. Ledesma will be held from 9:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. on Tuesday November 29, 2011 and from 12:00 noon to Service Time on Wednesday...
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Ruth I Snider

December 30, 1923 - November 23, 2011

A Celebration of Life Service for Longtime rural Lamar resident Ruth I. Snider will be held at 10:00 A.M. Wednesday November 30, 2011 at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel in Lamar, CO. . Rev. Gayland Aubrey and Rev. Bob Carpenter will officiate. Burial will follow in the Fairmount Cemetery in Lamar, CO. Visitation for Mrs. Snider will be held from 9:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. on Tuesday November 29,...
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James Lucero

December 10, 1957 - November 17, 2011

A memorial mass of Christian Burial for Lamar resident James A. Lucero will be held at 10:00 A.M. Saturday December 10, 2011 at St. Francis de Sales / Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Lamar, CO.. Rev. Charles Sena will be the celebrant and the Rite of Committal will follow at the Wiley Cemetery in Wiley, Colorado. A Rosary/Scripture service for James will be held at 9:30 A.M. on...
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Isaac Chaparro

November 17, 2011

Graveside memorial services for baby Isaac Chaparro of Holly, CO. will be held at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday November 23, 2011 at the Holly Cemetery, Holly, Colorado. Deacon Allen Medina will officiate. Baby Isaac entered eternity on Thursday November 17, 2011 at Prowers Medical Center in Lamar, CO. Baby Isaac is survived by his parents Adan and Amelia Chaparro of Holly, CO.; by one...
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Eula Marie Ramsey

October 3, 1936 - November 16, 2011

Eula Marie Ramsey of Lamar, Colorado departed this life on Wednesday November 16, 2011 at Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs, CO. at the age of 75. Mrs. Ramsey was born on October 3, 1936 at Ozark, Arkansas the daughter of Thomas F. Parker and Sarah L. Scobee-Parker. Per Eula's request cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation and no services. A private family scattering will...
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Paul F. Springer

June 28, 1918 - November 13, 2011

Paul F. Springer of rural Lamar, Colorado departed this life on Sunday November 13, 2011 at his home north of Lamar surrounded by his family at the age of 93. Mr. Springer was born June 28, 1918 at Lamar, CO. the son of Charles C. Springer and Fannie F. Lowe-Springer. Per Paul's request cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation and no services at this time. A private family in...
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Gerald R. Smith

April 1, 1935 - November 11, 2011

A Graveside Celebration of Life Memorial Service and in-urnment for longtime Lamar resident and former businessman Gerald R. "Jerry" Smith will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday November 18, 2011 at Fairmount Cemetery in Lamar, Colorado. Pastor Kathy Leathers will officiate. Per Jerry's request, cremation has taken place and there will be no public visitation. Mr. Smith was born on April 1, 1936...
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Shirlene Nunnery

April 2, 1923 - November 6, 2011

Funeral services for longtime Lamar, Colorado resident Shirlene Nunnery will be held at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday November 9, 2011 at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel in Lamar, CO.. Pastor Dave Davis will officiate and burial will follow in Fairmount Cemetery in Lamar, CO. Visitation for Mrs. Nunnery will be held from 9:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. on Tuesday November 8, 2011 and from 9:00 A.M. to service time...
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Raymond A. Maestas

July 13, 1970 - November 6, 2011

A Mass of Christian Burial for Pueblo, CO. resident and former Lamar resident Raymond A. Maestas will be held at 10:00 A.M. Friday November 11, 2011 at St. Francis de Sales/ Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Lamar, CO. Father Charles Sena will be the celebrant. Burial will follow in Fairmount Cemetery in Lamar, CO. A Rosary/Scripture Service for Raymond will be led by Deacon Henry Wertin...
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Vicki Jo Fallwell

November 24, 1953 - October 27, 2011

Graveside memorial service and in-urnment for Canon City, CO. and former Coolidge , KS. resident Vicki J. Fallwell will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday November 4, 2011 at the Coolidge Cemetery in Coolidge, KS.. Pastor Ralph Plummer will officiate. Per Vicki's request, cremation has taken place. The family will receive friends and relatives for a memorial visitation from 3:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M....
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Gertrude "Gertie" Williams

December 28, 1925 - October 17, 2011

A celebration of Life service for longtime Lamar, Colorado resident Gertrude "Gertie" Williams was held at 2:30 P.M. on Thursday October 20, 2011 at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel in Lamar, CO. Graveside committal and burial followed at Fairmount Cemetery in Lamar, CO. Visitation for Gertie was held from 10:00 A.M. to service time on Thursday October 20, 2011 at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel...
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Richard L. Wright

May 6, 1948 - October 14, 2011

Richard L. Wright of Sheridan Lake, Colorado departed this life on Friday October 14, 2011 at Prowers Medical Center in Lamar, Colorado at the age of 63. Richard was born May 6, 1948 at Ordway, Colorado the son of Charles A. and Mary Ann Wright. Per Richard's request, cremation has taken place and there will be no public visitation. A private family scattering of cremains will take place...
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Berney Gail Hoover

December 5, 1918 - October 13, 2011

Graveside funeral services and burial for longtime Holly, Colorado resident Berney Gail Hoover will be held at 2:00 P.M. Monday October 17, 2011 at the Holly Cemetery, Holly, Colorado. Rev. Kathy Leathers will officiate. Full military honors will be bestowed by the Holly V.F.W. Post # 4281 and Graveside Masonic Ritual will be provided by the Granada Masonic Lodge # 72 A.F. & A.M. Visitation for...
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Shannon L. Wilder

September 15, 1970 - October 8, 2011

Graveside memorial services for former Lamar, Colorado resident Shannon L. Wilder will be held at 2:00 P.M. Tuesday October 25, 2011 at Fairmount Cemetery , Lamar, CO. Rev. Ian Blacker will officiate. Shannon was born September 15, 1970 at Lamar, CO. the son of Kermit "Tad" Wilder and Emma Marie Wilder. He departed this life on Saturday October 8, 2011 at the Hope Center in Greeley, CO. at the...
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Jeffie J. Hoover

November 13, 1924 - October 5, 2011

Graveside funeral services and burial for Holly, Colorado resident Jeffie Junior Hoover were be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday October 8, 2011 at the Holly Cemetery, Holly, Colorado. Rev. Kathy Leathers officiated. Full military honors were bestowed by the Holly V.F.W. Post # 4281 Visitation for Junior was held from 1:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. on Friday October 7, 2011 and from 9:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M....
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Berta A. Martinez

April 11, 1949 - October 4, 2011

A mass of Christian Burial for Kansas City, Kansas and former Granada, Colorado resident Berta A. Martinez will be held at 10:00 A.M. Monday October 10, 2011 at St. Frances of Rome Catholic Church in Holly, Colorado. Father Damasus Okoro will be the celebrant. The Rite of Committal will follow in the Hillside Cemetery at Granada, Colorado. A Rosary/Scripture service for Mrs. Martinez, led by...
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Gary "Sunny" Walkinshaw

September 14, 1970 - October 2, 2011

Graveside funeral services and burial for Las Vegas, NV. and former Holly, CO. resident Gary "Sunny" Walkinshaw will be held at 2:00 P.M. Saturday October 8, 2011 at the Holly Cemetery, Holly, Colorado. Pastor Eugene Birt will officiate. Visitation for Gary will be held from 12:00 noon to 7:00 P.M. on Friday October 7, 2011 and 9:00 A.M. to noon on Saturday October 8, 2011 at Valley Memorial...
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Kenneth R. Hoover

May 21, 1952 - October 1, 2011

Graveside funeral services and burial for Holly, Colorado resident Kenneth R. Hoover will be held at 11:00 A.M. Thursday October 6, 2011 at the Holly Cemetery, Holly, Colorado. Rev. Kathy Leathers will officiate. Visitation will be held from 1:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. on Wednesday October 5, 2011 and from 9:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M. on Thursday October 6, 2011 at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel in Holly...
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Ruben Griego

September 9, 1943 - September 25, 2011

Ruben Griego was born September 9, 1943 in Sena, N.M. He passed away unexpectedly on September 25, 2011 at Parkview Hospital at the age of 68. He enjoyed good health all of his life. His father was Donato Griego, his mother, Leonarda (Sena) Griego, who have preceded him in death, as well as siblings Mary Ann, Pula, Johnny, and Eloy. He is survived by Frank (Pat) Griego of Hartman, Gloria (J.R...
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Henio M. Montez

November 6, 1927 - September 22, 2011

A mass of Christian Burial for Lamar, Colorado resident Henio M. Montez will be held at 10:00 A.M. Wednesday September 28, 2011 at St. Francis de Sales/ Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Lamar, Colorado. Father Damasus Okoro will officiate the mass and burial will follow in the Riverside Cemetery in Lamar. A Rosary/Scripture service, led by Deacon Henry Wertin will be held prior to the...
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Preston L. Grover

January 27, 1949 - September 6, 2011

Funeral services for Lamar, Colorado resident Preston Grover will be held at 10:00 A.M. Saturday September 10, 2011 at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel in Lamar, CO. Rev. Ian Blacker will officiate. Graveside committal services and burial will follow at 1:00 P.M. at the Maxey Cemetery in Baca County. Rev. Ralph Plummer will officiate at the cemetery. Mr. Grover was born on January 7, 1949 at...
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Esther I. Tremain

April 13, 1916 - September 5, 2011

Funeral services for longtime Holly, Colorado resident Esther I. Tremain will be held at 10:00 A.M. Friday September 9, 2011 at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel in Holly, CO.. Rev. Kathy Leathers will officiate and burial will follow in the Holly Cemetery, Holly, Colorado. Mrs. Tremain was born on April 13, 1916 at Washington, Iowa to Paul and Nora Belle Davis and departed this life on...
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D. Gene Gant

July 19, 1939 - August 15, 2011

A mass of Christian Burial for Lamar, CO. resident D. Gene Gant will be held at 10:00 A.M. Saturday August 20, 2011 at St. Francis de Sales/Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Lamar, Colorado. Father Damasus Okoro will officiate the mass and gravesite in-urnment will follow in the Veterans Section of Fairmount Cemetery, Lamar. Full military honors will be bestowed by the Lamar V.F.W. Post...
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Alonzo Goodman

February 13, 1927 - August 6, 2011

Memorial services for longtime Lamar resident Alonzo G. Goodman will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday August 13, 2011 at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel in Lamar, CO. Rev. Ray Matteson will officiate and in-urnment will follow in Fairmount Cemetery, Lamar. Per Mr. Goodman's request cremation has taken place and there will be no public visitation. Alonzo was born February 13, 1927 at Manter,...
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Erling J. Christian

May 11, 1925 - August 1, 2011

Funeral services for Lamar resident and former longtime rural Holly, CO. resident Erling J. Christian will be held at 10:00 A.M. Friday August 5, 2011 at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel at Lamar, CO.. Pastor Gary Ogle will officiate and burial will follow in the Veterans section of Fairmount Cemetery in Lamar, CO. Mr. Christian was born May 11, 1925 at Omega, OK. the son of Joseph A. Christian...
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Jimmy D. Turner

March 23, 1942 - August 1, 2011

Memorial services for longtime Lamar resident Jim D. Turner will be held at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday August 9, 2011 at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel in Lamar, CO.. Rev. Ian Blacker will officiate. Per Jim's request cremation has taken place and there will be no public visitation. Jim was born on March 23, 1942 at Lamar, Colorado and departed this life on August 1, 2011 at Memorial Hospital in...
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