Former Como resident Jim Curcio, loving husband to Kathy, passed away from complications associated with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) on Feb. 26, 2020, in Las Cruces, N.M.

Funeral homes often submit obituaries as a service to the families they are assisting. However, we will be happy to accept obituaries from family members pending proper verification of the death.

Minette Doss went on to the next phase of eternal life on Feb. 4, 2020. Her passing occurred in Denver, but her heart will always remain in Alma, Colo., were she has resided the last 12 years and has become known as the Pie Queen of Alma.

Margaret Eileen “Miki” Lutz passed peacefully in her sleep on Nov. 3, 2019. Known as Miki to most of her friends, she was born Nov. 30, 1925, in Glenwood Springs, Colo., to Guy Edward and Ezma Anona Weatherly.

Richard Irvin “Dick” Reese passed away Jan. 18, 2020, in Parker, Colo. Many will remember Dick and his loyal dog, Grub, hanging around Crow Hill. As a resident of Bailey, Colo., Dick spent many years on the Platte Canyon Fire Protection District, first as a firefighter, and then as a dispatc…

Paul J. “the Honey Man” Wilkes, 71, of Pine, Colo., passed at home on Jan. 6, 2020, after a long illness.  A Pine resident since 1986, he was co-owner of Debeeze Honey in Bailey. He is survived by his wife, Debbie, and sons, Casey and Jesse Wilkes.

Harlen J. Helker was born Jan. 2, 1931, in Poteau, Okla., and was raised in Hartford, Ark.

William Val “Bill” Shumate, 95, departed this life peacefully, Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, at home. Born on Feb. 2, 1924, to William Valdimer and Zella Rudy Shumate, raised in Colorado, he had moved to North Carolina to live with his daughter Karol following the death of his wife of 72 years, D…

James Ronald “Ron” Newman passed away at his home near Fairplay, Colo., Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019. He was born in Mountain Home, Ark., on Jan. 12, 1948, to Loraine Echols and Bill Newman. Ron graduated from Morrilton High School and University of Central Arkansas. He obtained his masters in Cit…

Helen Johnson, 76, of Aurora, Colo., passed away Aug. 20, 2019.

Joseph C. “Joe” Morris passed unexpectedly at home in Bailey, Colo., at the age of 65 on Monday, Sept. 23, 2019. In his passing, Joe is reunited with his devoted wife and soulmate, Paula F. Anzell-Morris, who preceded him in death on Dec. 17, 2017.

Neil J. Schramm, 61, passed away Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019 in Virginia, Minn. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019 at East Moe Lutheran Church in Garfield, Minn., at 11 a.m. Arrangements are with Range Funeral Home in Virginia. To sign the online guest book or to send cond…

Kier M. Cline I died May 30, 2019, in Pine, Colo., where he lived. His parents were Charles and Josephine Cline.

Keith Kirby, 59, of Bailey, Colo., passed away suddenly on Sunday, June 30, 2019.

Kala Ann (Wuertley) Thomas went to be with the Lord April 15, 2019. She was born to Carl and Janette Wuertley in Fort Wayne, Ind. on Feb. 9, 1959. She grew up in both Colorado and Texas, and graduated from Platte Canyon High School in 1978. She married Timothy Thomas in 1990 and had three so…

Shirley Mae Spangler, of Richmond, Ky., passed away on June 28, 2019. Shirley was born in Hanover, Penn., on Feb. 6, 1929. Shirley spent her youth in Littlestown, Penn., where she married Robert Scholl, after attending Cedar Crest College. They were married for twenty-five years, and had thr…

Daphne E. Humke was born in Bienville Parish, Louisiana, Oct. 20, 1923, as Daphne E. Black, to parents Roy J. Black and Inez Black. She died April 15, 2019, in Littleton, Colo.

Elizabeth Anne “Betty” (Farrand) Beeler entered this world on Aug. 2, 1933, in Denver, Colo., into the loving arms of her parents, Alice Scott and Van D. Farrand, and her older siblings, Robert, Diane, and Howard. She left it peacefully on June 1, 2019, in Longmont, Colo., surrounded by her …

Patricia Boyle of Fairplay, Colo., passed away on June 17, 2019. She was born in Elizabeth, N.J., on May 21, 1959. Patricia graduated from Westfield High in 1977. She attended Boston University College of St. Elizabeth and New School for Social Research, New York Restaurant School.

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.

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…

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