Betty Martin
B: 1932-03-15
D: 2018-03-19
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Martin, Betty
Helen Sowards
B: 1946-06-20
D: 2018-03-18
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Sowards, Helen
Ricky Manzanares
B: 1965-04-01
D: 2018-03-17
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Manzanares, Ricky
Jeremy Jiron
B: 1982-02-05
D: 2018-03-17
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Jiron, Jeremy
Vivian Gonzales
B: 1970-02-03
D: 2018-03-16
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Gonzales, Vivian
Gladys Archer
B: 1923-04-07
D: 2018-03-13
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Archer, Gladys
Gerald Marquez
B: 1950-06-24
D: 2018-03-11
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Marquez, Gerald
Jose Garcia
B: 1929-09-28
D: 2018-03-10
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Garcia, Jose
Marjorie Clare
B: 1916-09-19
D: 2018-03-01
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Clare, Marjorie
Howard James
B: 1932-06-28
D: 2018-02-24
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James, Howard
Leland McDaniel
B: 1928-09-06
D: 2018-02-17
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McDaniel, Leland
Mark Lopez
B: 1965-04-04
D: 2018-02-16
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Lopez, Mark
Dale Ruff
B: 1963-03-30
D: 2018-02-15
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Ruff, Dale
Amanda King
B: 1979-09-06
D: 2018-02-15
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King, Amanda
Mark Bisel
B: 1952-03-20
D: 2018-02-15
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Bisel, Mark
Richard Gilbreth
B: 1926-11-23
D: 2018-02-14
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Gilbreth, Richard
Eugene Yohn
B: 1948-04-27
D: 2018-02-11
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Yohn, Eugene
Tad Carpenter
B: 1935-11-06
D: 2018-02-07
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Carpenter, Tad
Carol Conley
B: 1943-07-01
D: 2018-02-07
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Conley, Carol
Carlos Archuleta
B: 1985-06-24
D: 2018-02-06
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Archuleta, Carlos
Kenneth Sanchez
B: 1951-12-10
D: 2018-02-04
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Sanchez, Kenneth


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Richard Gilbreth

November 23, 1926 - - February 14, 2018

Richard J. Gilbreth (91) took his last ride on the “Orange Blossom Special” as it left the station on February 14, 2018. Richard was born November 23, 1926 at Hawley, Texas to James Preston and Lora Russell Gilbreth. Richard graduated from Quail High School in 1944. He volunteered with US Navy Amphibious Corp at the age of seventeen. He served on USS Laurens, an attack ...

Kenneth Sanchez

December 10, 1951 - - February 04, 2018

Longtime and well-known valley resident Kenneth Richard Sanchez, 66, was called home on February 4, 2018 in Monte Vista, Colorado. Kenny was born in Monte Vista on December 10, 1951, the first son of Joseph Demo Sanchez, Jr. and Della Maestas Sanchez. He graduated from Monte Vista High School in 1970 and served his country in the U.S. Army. He attended college at the Unive ...

Robert Frederick

September 09, 1943 - - December 25, 2017

Robert Harold “Fred” Frederick, 74, passed away on December 25, 2017. He was born in Akron, Ohio on September 9, 1943 to Gerald and Zella Frederick. Fred spent the first four years of his life in Akron, Ohio and the next fourteen years in Cleveland. He joined the United States Navy Seabees as a heavy-duty construction mechanic and he served in many distant lands. Afte ...

Kiyoshi Shioshita

August 27, 1924 - - December 18, 2017

Kiyoshi Kay Shioshita, 93, passed away at his home in Blanca, Colorado, on December 18, 2017. Kay was born in Mesita, Colorado on August 8, 1924, the son of Seiichiro “George” Shioshita and Yei Iseki Shioshita. He married Hideko Ashida on December 12, 1950, and they had three children together. Kay served in the United States Army and was honorably discharged in Novembe ...

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 ...

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