• Estes Park

    Rusty Beach

    Former Estes Park resident, Rusty Beach died at Applewood Living Center in Longmont. Lillian Lenora Young was born October 26, 1936 in Gilmer, TX. Her parents were Cy and Sarah (Dyke) Young. Rusty spent most of her life in San…

  • Alamosa

    Elizabeth “Bea” Steffens, 97

    Elizabeth “Bea” Steffens, 97 Posted: 10 hours ago Monte Vista resident Elizabeth “Bea” Steffens, 97, passed peacefully into the presence of the Lord on April 26, 2018 surrounded by her family…. more

  • Alamosa

    M. Latrelle Getz Roark

      M. Latrelle Getz Roark Posted: 10 hours ago There will be a Celebration of Life for Latrelle on May 12, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. at the Monte Vista Cemetery…. more

  • Salida

    Harold LeRoy Hockett, Sr.

    Former Salida resident Harold LeRoy Hockett, Sr., 88, of Ajo, Ariz., died April 26, 2018, at his home.He was born Oct. 24, 1929, in Salida to Ray Floyd and Eva Ripley Hockett, the youngest of seven ch

  • Blog

    The Importance of Embalming

    Embalming is the process of sanitizing and chemically treating the body of the deceased. This process reduces the presence and growth of microorganisms, retards the decomposition of the body, and restores an acceptable physical appearance. Embalming retards the decay of the body for a period of time which is often necessary to allow distant family members time to gather.

  • Montrose

    Mary Lou Cooper

    Mary Lou was born in Sacramento, California, on Sept. 16, 1944, the daughter of Willis “Jack” Leahigh and Margaret (Fabel) Leahigh. Mary Lou moved to Colorado in 1973, where she met Leo Cooper. Mary Lou and Leo were married on…

  • Pueblo

    Shane, John-David “J.D.”

    John-David “J.D.” Shane of Colorado Springs. Born Nov. 30, 1980; went to be with the Lord Thursday, May 3, 2018. Left behind: wife, Della Apodaca; daughter, Taneia Shane; mother, Renee Cornelison; son, Domanick Shane; stepchildren, Bianca and Abigail Flores; and…

  • Pueblo

    Ranson, Jimmie Earl

    Jimmie Earl Ranson, 89, affectionately known as “Coach,” called his final play on May 6, 2018. He was born June 7, 1928, in Florence, Colo., to the union of Foster Wilson and Marian (Harris) Ranson, both preceded him in death…

  • Pueblo

    Gonzales, Richard Leonard

    Richard Leonard Gonzales, beloved husband and father, passed away unexpectedly Sunday evening, May 6, 2018. Rich, 72, is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Patricia; son, Kevin (Amanda) Gonzales; five grandchildren; siblings, Martin (Daisy) Gonzales, Theresa (Arsenio) Sanchez,…

  • Pueblo

    Lucero, Shirley Veronica

    Shirley Veronica Lucero, 55, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on May 5, 2018. She was preceded in death by her parents, Rudolfo and Maria Otero; brother, Ricardo Casares; nephew, Gary Mosies Romero; in-laws, David and Phyllis Lucero;…

  • Pueblo

    Brooks, Ida Mae

    Ida Mae Brooks, 97, of Pueblo, passed away Saturday, May 5, 2018, at Sangre de Cristo Joni Fair Hospice House with friends and family at her side. Ida was born June 9, 1920, in Drain, Ore. Preceded in death by…