Betty Jean Long, 94, went to be with Wes on June 7, 2019, at her home in Conifer, Colo.

James Dale Crocker Sr., 89, passed away at home on June 2, 2019. James lived in Conifer, Colo. James is survived by his wife, Mary Crocker; daughter, Laurel Peters; and grandson, Tyler McDaniel. A Celebration of James’ Life Service will be held at Mountain High Chapel, Morrison, Colo. at 11 …

William T. “Wil” Herman, Nov. 2, 1946, to Jan. 30, 2019, passed after a lengthy illness. Wil is survived by his wife, Carolyn, friends and extended family, and many Masonic brothers.

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Iris Mae Arnick (nee Marmaduke), of Grant, a world traveler, nature lover, teacher, artist, Lioness and matriarch, died peacefully on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, in Aurora, Colo. She was 91 years old.

Rena Diane Aker, “Rena bo bena,” born Oct. 2, 1991, in Yreka, Calif., died May 20, 2019, in Fairplay, Colo.

MSgt John “Jack” Edward Cahill, USAF, (Ret.), died after a long illness Friday, May 24, 2019, at his home in Guffey, Colo.

Angie passed away on Sept. 16, 2018. She is survived by her husband Billy Smith, son Chris Boyd, daughter Haley Smith and sisters Alison and Avonne. She is also survived by six nieces and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by grandmother Beulah McKinney, grand…

Joan Skorheim of Bailey, Colo., passed away peacefully at home with family the morning of May 9, 2019.

Randy Fetting, 62, of Clovis, N.M., died suddenly on Sunday, April 7, 2019, of a heart attack in Hartsel, Colo.

J.C. Greene went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on May 3, 2010, after a long and courageous battle with heart disease. He was born July 23, 1936, at Roaring Creek in Avery County, N.C. He was the third child and only boy born to Thomas and Ada (Hobson) Greene. His mother passed …

Shirley Louise (Schultz) Ward, 91, of Lake George, Colo., passed away on April 27, 2019. Services were held at Mountain Memorial, Divide, Colo., on Friday, May 3, 2019, followed by interment at Lake George Cemetery.

James Francis Marvin, 78, of Ogallala, Neb., passed away Saturday, April 6, 2019, at Great Plains Health in North Platte, Neb.

Marjorie Ohlinger, of Conifer, Colo., passed away March 11, 2019, in Evergreen, Colo. She was preceded in death by her husband, John, and daughter, Dorothy. She is survived by her son John, daughter Lorraine Brown, as well as seven grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren.

Jerry Casebolt, 71, of Hartsel, Colo., departed this earthly life on Sunday, March 17, 2019, doing his life’s work in helping his fellow man.

Gerald Dean “Jerry” Burk of Bailey, Colo., passed away Tuesday, Feb. 19, in Broomfield, Colo. His health had declined following a stroke in January of 2018. He was 88 years old.

Wayne LaDouceur, 62, of Evergreen, passed away after a long battle with cancer, Sunday, March 3, 2019. Wayne, a former resident of Como, fell in love with the breathtaking beauty that is South Park, and became a resident for a time; he cherished the friendships that came out of his years in …

Mark Wodtke, age 61, passed away at his home in Fairplay, Colo. on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019.

Guy Bradley Houghton passed away on Feb. 4, 2019. He was born on Dec. 14, 1959.

Beloved Father, Brother, Grandfather, Friend, Jack-of- all-trades, and Essential Oils devotee Eugene K. “Geno” Kuennen, age 74, passed away Feb. 1, 2019 in Lakewood, Colo. His big, strong, loving heart finally stopped after a few years of health challenges.

Carol Sue Douglas passed away in Henderson, Nev. on Sept. 24, 2018. Carol was a teacher in the Platte Canyon School District from 1978 until 1998. She touched so many lives at Deer Creek Elementary.

Norman Howey passed away Jan. 5, 2019, at his home in Canon City, Colo. He was 89 years of age. Norman was a devoted son, brother, husband, step-father, uncle and friend to many. He was a devout Christian and dedicated public servant.

Ben’s story began Oct. 29, 1956, while his mom, Dorothy Mae Kennedy, watched Elvis, and his father Benjamin Owen Kennedy was home from a B&O Railroad run.

Joyce Darlene Lang was born on Dec. 11, 1933, in Greeley, Colo. She was the daughter of Vincent Langston and Lydia (Bernhardt) Langston.

Joseph C. Zak, formerly of Hemingford, Neb. and Fairplay, Colo., passed away Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018 at his home in Mesa, Ariz. He was 87 years old and had been in declining health for a short time.

Brian Nordby passed away in Glenwood Springs, Colo., after a six-week struggle with liver disease. Brian had an excellent reputation as a master plumber in the South Park area in the 1970s, ’80s and ’90s. He lived in Alma, Placer Valley and Breckenridge, and continued to work in these areas …

Thomas Bowers, 71, of Bailey, Colo., passed on Oct. 26, 2018, after his fight with cancer. Thomas was born in Rockford, Ill., and lived the last 32 years in Bailey.

Clayton Wade Brown, of Bailey, Colo., born Aug. 23, 1961, passed away 0ct. 7, 2018. Clayton served in the army.

Dona Jean Shumate, 91, of Bailey, Colo., passed away peacefully Sept. 23, 2018, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on May 5, 1927, in Shallow Water, Kan., to Carrol and Violet McIntosh. She married William V. Shumate and had two beautiful daughters, Sandra Jean and Karol Dee. Duri…

Patricia Ann “Pat” (McCoy) Gabel, 90, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, at Pine Pointe Hospice in Macon, Ga.

Patricia Ann “Pat” (McCoy) Gabel, 90, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018 at Pine Pointe Hospice in Macon, Ga.

James Alfred Robson was born in Colorado Springs, Colo., to Iona Mildred and George Alfred Robson.

Roberta Jane “Bobbi” (McCann) DeBonis was born Oct. 17, 1948, to Robert and Mildred McCann in Chicago, Ill. She went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 17, 2018, at the age of 69, surrounded by loved ones in Centennial, Colo.

There is no foot too small that it cannot leave an imprint on the world.

Brad Ernest Johns was born Oct. 14, 1938, in Elgin, Ill., to Rueben F. and H. Louise (Peterson) Johns and was their only child.

Lyle F. Hetterley, 76, passed away peacefully at home in his sleep on July 1, 2018.

Abbot Warren Heidgen was born Leon Joseph Heidgen in Oak Park, Ill., on Nov. 16, 1934 and passed away peacefully on June 30, 2018. He was the first son of Leon and Teresa Heidgen.  He spent most of his youth in Elmhurst, Ill. and enjoyed playing football and baseball in high school. After hi…

Jesse Cochran, 30, of Pine Junction, Colo., passed away Sunday, June 24, 2018.

Raymona “Ricki” Ramstetter, 70, of Como, Colo., passed away on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, in Como. She was born on April 21, 1948, in Bangor, Maine, to Alex Joseph and Marcelle Messodi Kilanski. She married Jerry R. Ramstetter on April 14, 2003, in Victor, Colo.

Steven Gregory Dunavin, 64, of Greeley, Colo., formerly of Jefferson, Colo., passed away May 28, 2018 at McKee Medical Center in Loveland, Colo.

Lori Anne Wright, age 64, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at Sky Ridge Hospital in Lone Tree, Colo.

Janet married T.R. “Jiggs” Anders in Blackduck, Minn. on Sept. 17, 1955. Jiggs and Jan moved to Colorado in 1957 and made their home in Kings Valley in 1970. Jiggs died July 17, 1978, and Jan continued to live in Kings Valley until her death.

Bob Fortune passed away May 4, 2018, at Life Care Center of Evergreen, Colo. after 2-1/2 years of infections and a stroke.

James Edward “Jim” Price, Sr. was born on Sept. 20, 1932, in Kirwin, Kan. He left us on May 16, 2018, in Tulsa, Okla., where he resided the last year of his life.

Donald G. Smith passed May 10, 2018, in his home at Florence, Colo. He was born on Nov. 2, 1925, in Concrete, Colo., to Glenn Smith and Elizabeth Seward Smith. He grew up and attended school in Canon City. On Oct. 19, 1944 he married Wildeana Mohr in Canon City.

Dennis K. Sipes, 72, of Bailey, Colo., died Friday, April 6, 2018, at Power Back of Lakewood in Lakewood, Colo. after a prolonged illness.

Stanley John Szarek, Jr. born on Dec. 7, 1952 in Wyandotte, Mich., passed in the presence of family and friends on March 29, 2018 at Porter Hospital.

James Charles “Jim” Collins of Woodland Park passed away March 1, 2018 in Aurora, Colo. from bladder cancer. He was born on Dec. 10, 1957 in Colorado Springs to Charles R. “Chuck” and Eileen M. Collins.

Jennifer Marie Brooks of Bailey, Colo. left this life at age 46 on March 1, 2018.  She was a loving wife, mother and friend.

Last year on 02/20/2017, our hearts were broken and our world was shattered when our son, brother, and friend, McKai Flint committed suicide. When this happens, everyone is affected in SO many ways. The ripple effect it has on a community is far reaching. We felt SO overwhelmed and devastate…

Matthew Lee Van Dusen, 30, son of Tom and Laura Van Dusen of Como, Colo., died after a short illness on Jan. 31, 2018, in Englewood, Colo. He grew up in Centennial, Colo., and spent many happy summer vacations and weekends at the family cabin near Como.

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