Obituaries

Arthur Brown
B: 1928-02-03
D: 2017-10-11
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Brown, Arthur
Stanley Bundy
B: 1932-12-03
D: 2017-10-07
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Bundy, Stanley
Sharon Quintana
B: 1951-02-15
D: 2017-10-07
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Quintana, Sharon
Scott Erickson
B: 1960-02-19
D: 2017-10-07
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Erickson, Scott
Loretta Harris
B: 1938-07-21
D: 2017-10-01
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Harris, Loretta
Florence DeSautell
B: 1918-12-24
D: 2017-10-01
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DeSautell, Florence
Elizabeth Fransen
B: 1921-05-21
D: 2017-09-22
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Fransen, Elizabeth
Paula Hensley
B: 1942-06-21
D: 2017-09-21
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Hensley, Paula
Leona Christensen
B: 1928-12-23
D: 2017-09-17
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Christensen, Leona
Florence Hardy
B: 1930-04-11
D: 2017-09-16
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Hardy, Florence
Lawrence "Larry" Hanel
B: 1945-04-08
D: 2017-09-15
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Hanel, Lawrence "Larry"
Franklin Christensen
B: 1932-03-17
D: 2017-09-12
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Christensen, Franklin
Margaret Davis
B: 1924-08-22
D: 2017-09-11
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Davis, Margaret
Jerry Smith
B: 1944-08-06
D: 2017-09-09
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Smith, Jerry
Marvin Kennedy
B: 1931-09-30
D: 2017-09-09
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Kennedy, Marvin
Edna Reason
B: 1919-02-22
D: 2017-09-04
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Reason, Edna
Phillip Bogner
D: 2017-09-02
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Bogner, Phillip
Mark Crowther
B: 1945-09-27
D: 2017-08-28
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Crowther, Mark
Samuel Seger
B: 2017-07-12
D: 2017-08-23
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Seger, Samuel
Robert Owens
B: 1933-02-02
D: 2017-08-18
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Owens, Robert
Mary Farber
B: 1927-05-17
D: 2017-08-16
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Farber, Mary

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David Buckley

April 14, 1947 - - July 04, 2017

Longtime Alamosa resident David Allen Buckley, 70, passed away on July 4, 2017. He was born on April 14, 1947 in Alamosa, Colorado to John and Mary Swafford Buckley. David was a graduate of Alamosa High School. Following his High School graduation, he joined the United States Army and served his country during the Vietnam War. He was also a Purple Heart recipient, during hi ...

Jose Velasquez

March 22, 1946 - - June 20, 2017

Jose Adelberto Velasquez of Capulin, Colorado passed away on June 20, 2017. He is survived by his mother, Elanor Velasquez, his beloved wife of 48 years, Ida Louise Velasquez, his three children, Lauriene Velasquez, Delbert Velasquez (Angel), and Lisa Velasquez (Luis), brother, Erasto Velasquez, sisters Betty Doyle, Kathy Ortiz, Lenora Studer, Susan Darlene Velasquez, eight gra ...

James Vance

September 23, 1926 - - May 31, 2017

Lifelong resident of Manassa James “Darold” Vance, 90 passed away peacefully May 31, 2017 at the San Luis Care Center in Alamosa. Darold was born in Manassa, Colorado on September 23, 1926, the son of James Wesley (Walter) and Viera Ann Vance (Bailey). He married Beryle Jeanene Robins on March 27, 1946. Their marriage was sealed for all time and eternity in the Mesa, Ari ...

Alejandro Martinez

August 07, 1926 - - May 31, 2017

Lifetime Monte Vista resident Alex S. Martinez, 90, passed away at his home in Monte Vista on May 31, 2017. Alex was born in Monte Vista, Colorado on August 7, 1926 to Antonio A. and Helena Leyba Martinez. Alex entered into the United States Army in 1944 and served as a Green Beret honorably. He had a passion for fishing and spent many hours outdoors fishing. Because of his ...

James DeGolyer

July 02, 1927 - - April 04, 2017

James Troy DeGolyer was born to William Grover DeGolyer and Clara Adella Shawcroft on July 2, 1927 in La Jara, Colorado. As a young boy, he contracted scarlet fever and missed a year of elementary school while recovering. He liked to work on the Shawcroft Ranch helping his grandfather, John W. Shawcroft, and his uncles tend to crops and livestock. During World War II, at the ...

Stanley Scymanski

April 07, 1922 - - April 02, 2017

Stan Scymanski was born in Norton, KS April 7, 1922; but he grew up in Monte Vista, CO. He graduated from Holy Cross Abbey in Canyon City, CO. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II at the rank of Staff Sergeant. Following his military service, he attended Adams State College, moved to the Denver area, met and wed his beloved wife Gloria, and started a family. In ...

Raymond Medina

May 19, 1936 - - March 03, 2017

Alamosa County resident Raymond Salvador Medina, 80, passed away on March 3, 2017. Raymond was born on May 19, 1936 in Center, Colorado to Bill and Eva Medina. He Joined the Marines at a young age where he was a helicopter mechanic and where he met the love of his life in California. Raymond and June LaVaughn Douglas married young and spent sixty-one years of marriage togeth ...

Isaac Martinez

August 30, 1924 - - January 27, 2017

Longtime Monte Vista resident Isaac “Ike” Martinez, 92, passed away on January 27, 2016 at the San Luis Valley Health Regional Medical Center in Alamosa. Ike was born in Antonito, Colorado on August 30, 1924, the son of Simon and Eloisa Montoya Martinez. He attended Monte Vista Elementary the completed school from the National Youth Administration. Ike was drafted into ...

Joseph Perea-Hoagland

August 15, 1979 - - January 16, 2017

Joseph “Hoagy” Matthew Perea-Hoagland, 37, passed away in Alamosa, Colorado on January 16, 2017. He was born to William Hoagland Jr. and Brenda Perea on August 15, 1979 in Alamosa, Colorado. Joseph was born and raised in the San Luis Valley and it showed through in his hobbies. He loved being outside hunting or fishing, just exploring the land and coming closer to nature ...

Noble Kreps

August 02, 1925 - - January 03, 2017

Noble Eugene “Gene” Kreps, 91, passed away January 3, 2017 at his home in Sanford. He was born August 2, 1925 at the W.H. Carter home in Sanford to Noble Ernest Clarence Kreps and Nora Oressa Carter Kreps. He was the second of three sons born to this union. Gene’s older brother Bill and younger brother Kenneth survive him. Gene proudly served his country during World ...

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