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Lawrence Moore
B: 1944-05-28
D: 2018-05-20
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Moore, Lawrence
Fay McBride
B: 1914-06-11
D: 2018-05-20
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McBride, Fay
Herbert Lanier
B: 1959-04-05
D: 2018-05-19
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Lanier, Herbert
Samuel Smith
B: 1943-02-23
D: 2018-05-10
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Smith, Samuel
Jean Garrett
B: 1924-07-06
D: 2018-05-05
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Garrett, Jean
Carl Dallas
B: 1967-12-11
D: 2018-05-03
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Dallas, Carl
Brenda Gutierrez
B: 1966-02-15
D: 2018-04-28
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Gutierrez, Brenda
Floyd Stewart
B: 1935-05-05
D: 2018-04-27
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Stewart, Floyd
Clay Reynolds
B: 1987-02-05
D: 2018-04-27
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Reynolds, Clay
Colt Reynolds
B: 1987-02-05
D: 2018-04-27
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Reynolds, Colt
Filomena Archuleta
B: 1925-01-26
D: 2018-04-26
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Archuleta, Filomena
Carl Woodruff
B: 1917-05-10
D: 2018-04-26
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Woodruff, Carl
Rex Shaw
B: 1970-09-14
D: 2018-04-23
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Shaw, Rex
Patricia Riggenbach
B: 1944-09-18
D: 2018-04-22
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Riggenbach, Patricia
Mitchell Powell
B: 1958-01-18
D: 2018-04-20
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Powell, Mitchell
Alice Fringer
B: 1925-05-17
D: 2018-04-19
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Fringer, Alice
Dylan Vittoria
B: 1994-02-09
D: 2018-04-19
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Vittoria, Dylan
Richard Parker
B: 1940-03-23
D: 2018-04-16
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Parker, Richard
William Hughes
B: 1938-04-22
D: 2018-04-15
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Hughes, William
Trinidad Maestas
B: 1951-01-11
D: 2018-04-13
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Maestas, Trinidad
Donna Mortensen
B: 1928-06-23
D: 2018-04-09
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Mortensen, Donna

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George Pastor

March 16, 1937 - - April 04, 2018

George Julian Pastor, age 81, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at the Colorado State Veterans Center at Homelake in Monte, Vista, Colorado. He was a longtime resident of Silverton, Colorado. George was born to Jorge Vicente Pastor and Erika Elizabeth Lauter Pastor in San Jose, Costa Rica on March 16, 1937, where he lived for the first seven years of his life ...

Hubert Smith

February 02, 1920 - - March 25, 2018

Longtime Manassa resident Hubert “Snuffy” “Jack” Smith, 98, passed away peacefully March 25, 2018 at the Colorado State Veterans Center at Homelake. Jack was born in Manassa, Colorado on February 2, 1920 to Hubert James Smith and Evaline Jack Smith. He served in the United States Army during WWII in France and was wounded in the second wave at Normandy Beach. He suff ...

Dale Fall

August 20, 1928 - - February 27, 2018

Dale Howard Fall passed away peacefully on February 27, 2018 in Monte Vista, Colorado. He was 89 years old. As a teenager, he left his home state of West Virginia when he joined the Air Force in 1945. He rose through the ranks to Chief Master Sargent, protecting his country during the Cold War. In 1956, he married his wife of 50+ years, Rosina. They lived in several states be ...

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 ...

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