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    Nelse Brown

    Nelse Brown, 75, of Montrose, CO died unexpectedly on August 15, 2019. A celebration of life will be held on August 24, 2019 at Black Canyon Campground 348 US Hwy 50 Cimarron, CO beginning at 1:00 p.m. Nelse was born December 18, 1943 to DR and Nellie (Tosh) Brown in Batesville, AR. He joined the Navy in 1962 and proudly served as a SeaBee until 1965. Later this same year, he married Wilma Williams. The Browns had 2 children, Christy and Jeff. Nelse was a truck driver in Arkansas until 1979, when they moved to Ridgway, CO. He began his ranching career at the OXO ranch where he worked until…

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    Darel Calvin Brown

    Darel Calvin Brown September 21, 1944-August 13, 2019 Darel was born on September 21, 1944 to Alfred and Louva Brown in Montrose, Colorado. He was an active member in FFA, played football, and was part of the 1963 State Championship Montrose High School wrestling team. He spent his summers in Nevada helping his older brother Wes, on the Blackstock Ranch. After graduating High school in 1963, Darel enrolled at Mesa State College where he earned his Civil Engineering degree. He was then employed with the Colorado Department of Transportation and worked there for 30 years until his retirement in June of 2000. On March 16, 1973, Darel married Jane Jensen…

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    Timothy Gilbert (Tim) Workman

    Timothy Gilbert (Tim) Workman passed away at his home in Casper, Wyoming on July 14, 2019 at 94. He Was born December 29, 1924 in Glenwood Springs, Colorado to Nathaniel and Myrtle (Case) Workman. He graduated from Montrose High School,…

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    Dorothy Ann Proctor

    Dorothy, 89, fell asleep in death at her home in Delta, Colorado. She was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Willard Lester Proctor, her parents, Paul and Eva Venable, and seven siblings. She is survived by her…

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    Larry E. Hatfield

    Larry E. Hatfield passed away at his home on August 10, 2019. He was 82. Larry was born on June 23, 1937 in Wilson, Kansas to James and Alta Lewis. He had three sisters and three brothers. He spent his…

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    David Aaron Nuftul

    David Aaron Nuftul December 9, 1943 – August 18, 2019 Dave was born to Aaron and Stevie (Eakins) Nuftul in Muskogee, Oklahoma, where he spent his childhood.  After serving in the US Army, he went on the road as a professional musician.  Music was his passion and he played in many bands in many states over the years, most recently the Thin Air Band.  He also gave music lessons and shared his music knowledge whenever he could. Dave entered the building trades in the Chicago area when he realized he needed a “real job” but stayed active in the music field.  He felt he received many breaks along the way…

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    Timothy Gilbert (Tim)

    Timothy Gilbert (Tim) Workman passed away at his home in Casper, Wyoming on July 14, 2019 at 94. He was born December 29, 1924 in Glenwood Springs, Colorado to Nathaniel and Myrtle (Case) Workman. He graduated from Montrose High School,…

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    Michael Burnett McGee

    On Friday, August 16th, Michael Burnett McGee went home to be with the Lord surrounded by his family and grandchildren singing Amazing Grace. God made something that is often feared a beautiful and sacred time, filled with tears and gratitude. He had battled Parkinson’s disease for five years. Mike was born on Dec. 1, 1938 to Hubert McGee, a Commander in the Coast Guard, and Jean Morrison McGee. Mike was the firstborn of the twins, his brother Jerry followed 45 minutes later.  They had two older brothers, Hubert “Jim” Jr., an Episcopal minister, and Edward, a Lieutenant JG Coast Guard pilot who died in 1957.   Mike and Jerry played and…

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    Lloyd Hughes Crossley

    Lloyd Hughes Crossley of Hot Springs, Arkansas, and Montrose, Colorado, passed away of an aneurysm on August 16, 2019 in Montrose. He was born in Parkdale, Arkansas on July 17, 1931. He grew up in Wilmot, AR, where we graduated high school. He left Arkansas A&M at Monticello to serve in the air force during the Korean War. After the war, he attended Northeast State College in Monroe, Louisiana, where he met his wife, Peggy Rawls. They married after graduating and enjoyed 62 years together. During these years, they attended the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, where they received their Master’s degrees. Later, they attended the University of Mississippi at…

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    Carl J. Westbrook

    Carl J. Westbrook passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his family on August 19, 2019 in Montrose CO at the age of 79. Carl is survived by his wife Diana Westbrook, 5 children, 18 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.  He is preceded in death by his parents Joel Howard and Marie Westbrook, his brother, and his sister. Carl was born on June 6, 1940 in Alamosa CO, the second of five children to Joel Howard and Marie Westbrook.  He married Diana Marie DePriest on December 16, 1963; they were married for 56 years. A funeral will be held August 22, 2019 at 10:00 am at the Church of Jesus…

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    Thyas Ann Tippie – Sirmans

    Thyas Ann Stricklin was born on August 17, 1938 to Joseph and Darlene Rollett – Stricklin in Taylorville, Illinois. She was raised with her three siblings; Edward Stricklin, Sheila Dudra, and Debbie (Terry) Hoffman.

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    Ronald Pringle

    Former Montrose resident, Ronald Pringle, 69, passed away at his home in West Plains, Missouri on August 12, 2019. Ron and his wife Mary, moved to Montrose in 1976 when Ron was by Jack Pixler to handle the accounting duties…

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    Thyas Ann Tippie-Sirmans (Stricklin)

    Thyas Ann Tippie – Sirmans August 17, 1938 – August 15, 2019   Thyas Ann Stricklin was born on August 17, 1938 to Joseph and Darlene Rollett – Stricklin in Taylorville, IL. She was raised with her 3 siblings; Edward Stricklin, Sheila Dudra, and Debbie (Terry) Hoffman. She was a loving mother to 5 boys; Terry (Phylis), Larry (Michelle), Joseph, Dennis (Julie), and Gary (Pamela). Thyas had her heart touched with 11 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild. She was married for 39 years to Walston “Dale” Tippie, and She later re-married James Wesley Sirmans, they both proceeded her in death. She was also proceeded in death by her…

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    Shirley Anne Appelhanz

    Shirley Appelhanz was born on February 20, 1944 to wonderful parents Edward Schmalz (farmer) and Mary (Tripler) Schmalz (homemaker). Shirley was an ideal daughter and sister to her parents and siblings, and lived with them in Olathe until she was…

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    Shirley Anne Appelhanz (Schmalz)

    Shirley Anne Appelhanz February 20, 1944 – August 9, 2019   Shirley Appelhanz was born on February 20, 1944 to wonderful parents Edward Schmalz (farmer) and Mary (Tripler) Schmalz (homemaker). Shirley was an ideal daughter and sister to her parents and siblings and lived with them in Olathe until she was 22. On November 19, 1966 she married the one and only love of her life, Edward Appelhanz, and moved to Montrose. They have been happily married for almost 53 years. As Edward farmed and ranched, Shirley created the perfect home life as a full-time homemaker for him and the six children they had together. As time went by, her…

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    Ruth Etta McMullen (Hutchinson)

    Ruth Etta Hutchinson McMullen died peacefully in her sleep early Tuesday morning, August 6, 2019 at 73 years old. She was a devoted disciple of Jesus Christ. She lived her life honoring Him with her giving and caring spirit. She was a loving wife to Robert Charles McMullen for fifty years and is survived by him, their two children Bobby and April and her five grandchildren: Jonah, Kari, Samantha, Autumn, and Kody. She was a beloved sister, aunt, friend, and she will be greatly missed by all. She is rejoicing in Heaven with her Savior in His loving embrace as she is reunited with her mother, Betty, her father, Lloyd,…

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    Zachary Steven Pace

    Zachary Steven Pace was unexpectedly taken from us on July 31, 2019 at the age of 22. Zachary was born on February 12, 1997, in Montrose, Colorado to Matthew D. Pace & Michelle R. Pace. Zach was always proud to say he shared a birthday with Abraham Lincoln. Zach (or Louie, as those close to him called him) had a big heart and cared deeply for others.  He was always smiling and loved spending time with friends and family. Zach was incredibly loyal and always looked for the best in everyone. He was a positive influence and beaming light in so many people’s lives. Zachary was known for helping those…

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    Janelle Louise Chaffin

    Janelle Louise Chaffin, 80, passed away at Valley Manor in Montrose, Colorado, on Aug. 3, 2019. Janelle was born March 20, 1939 in Garrettsville, Ohio, to Robert and Gladys Dreger.

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    Cesar Sandoval

    Cesar Sandoval March 23, 1976 – July 30, 2019   Cesar Sandoval, age 43 Passed away peacefully on July 30th at his residence. Cesar was a loved dad, son, husband, brother, uncle and friend. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Cesar’s visitation from 9 to 10:00 AM. And a Funeral mass commencing at 10:00 AM Wednesday on August 7th, at St. Mary Catholic Church, 1855 St. Mary Drive, Montrose, CO 81401. Concluding service and interment will follow at Grand View Cemetery. Crippin Funeral Home, Montrose is assisting the family with arrangements.   Translation to Spanish:   Cesar Sandoval 23 de marzo de 1976 – 30 de julio de…

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    Lynn Curtis Parker, Jr.

    On Wednesday, July 31, 2019, Lynn Curtis (Grizz) Parker Jr. Beloved husband and father, passed peacefully into eternal rest. Grizz was born to Lynn and Doris Parker on August 23, 1953 in Grand Junction, Colorado. He apprenticed as a plumber in 1971 and excelled in the vocation, eventually becoming a master tradesman. In 1984 he moved his family to Placerville, CO, where he worked for Stanfield Plumbing and Heating. He later moved to Norwood, CO, and started Grizz Plumbing. A charming conversationalist and avid fisherman, Grizz would hold friends and strangers alike spellbound with fishing stories and tales of life adventures. One of his greatest joys was fishing with his…

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    Beatrice Frances Rottinghaus Suppes

    Beatrice Frances Rottinghaus Suppes was born in Post Falls, Idaho, June 5, 1929, to Jacob and Marie (Lorson) Rottinghaus. She spent her childhood in Iowa. Later five kids with their parents moved to Fountain, Colorado, in 1942. They then moved…

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    James E. Miller

    James E. Miller (Jim) James E. (Jim) Miller was born July 3, 1936 in Tampa, Florida to James Mitchell Miller and Myrtle Ziglar Miller. He grew up in Arcadia, FL where he graduated from DeSoto High School in 1955. He then attended the University of Florida. He was employed by Pan American Airlines in their Missile Tracking Division located in the Caribbean Islands and Cocoa Beach Florida. Following this he attended Tampa Technical Institute where he completed work to be a Computer Programmer. He married Elizabeth Watson February 22, 1964 in Arcadia, FL. They were blessed with 2 children, Rebecca Lee Miller Cooper and Christopher Harley Miller (Julie). They were…

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    James E. Miller (Jim)

    James E. (Jim) Miller was born July 3, 1936 in Tampa, Florida to James Mitchell Miller and Myrtle Ziglar Miller. He grew up in Arcadia, Florida where he graduated from DeSoto High School in 1955. He then attended the University…

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    Minette Jean Pool

    Our beloved wife, daughter and sister Minette Jean Pool of Montrose, Colorado went to be with the Lord on May 22, 2019 after a two-and-a-half-year battle with metastatic breast cancer. She was born in La Mesa, Ca to Ramsey R.…

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    Clara Agnes Jackson

    Clara Agnes (Foster) Jackson, 84, of Montrose, Colorado, passed away on July 2, 2019, at Colorow Care Center in Olathe, Colorado. She was born on October 17, 1934, in Dalhart, Texas, to William Richard and Ada Ruth (Davis) Foster.

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    Michael I Sandoval

    Michael I. Sandoval passed away July 24, 2019 in Montrose. Michael was born January 5, 2002 in Montrose, Colorado to Darren K Sandoval and Lonnie Alires Sandoval. . He attended Vista Charter School. In Memory of Michael Sandoval our beloved son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin, and friend. You will never be forgotten. You touched so many lives. We will miss your smile that brightened every room and your eyes are bright as gold. Your heart was so big, and you always tried to lift everyone up. Everyone could count on you to be there at any time. Your loyalty was real. We will always remember all the adventures going camping,…

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    David Andrews Calhoon

    David Andrews Calhoon, 1924-2019, was born in the mining town of Victor, Colorado on November 16, 1924. He died peacefully rabbits on Big Bull Mountain. Dave learned how to swim in the compressor cooling tank at the Ajax Mine. In…

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    Marlyn Cline

    Marlyn was born August 14, 1937 in Wichita, Kansas to Harvey Jay Cline Sr. and Ermagene Williams. He spent his childhood in Wichita and high school at Enterprise Academy in Enterprise, Kansas, graduating in 1955. Marlyn attended Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska, where he met his future wife, Geraldine Enqstorm. They married in December 1956 and enjoyed 62 years together. He attended the University of Nebraska, School of Dentistry and graduated in 1963. He then moved to Montrose, Colorado and started his dental practice. Marlyn enjoyed spending time with family and friends, playing golf, backpacking, fishing, hunting, and restoring antique cars Marlyn is survived by his wife, Gerry of Montrose;…

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    Maurie Ronald Curtis

    Maurie Ronald Curtis, 73 of Montrose, Colorado died of an accidental fall just east of Montrose on Saturday, July 20th, 2019. Maurie was born on April 17th, 1946 in Burlington, WA to Vern Curtis and Doris Kessel. He spent the first part of his life in his hometown of Burlington, WA; where he met, married and later divorced Sue Cushen. Together they raised Jani, Joyce, Judy, Wesley, Maureen and Ronnie. In 1974 he met Debby Frigetto. They were married in 1976. They moved to Debby’s hometown of Montrose, Co. Together they had twin daughters Lawna and Lisa Curtis. He spent most of his life owning his own company as a…

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    Tammy Jo Lane-Lasher

    Tammy Jo Lane-Lasher left this life, from a hemorrhagic stroke, for the eternal kingdom on 7/18/19 at the St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction, CO. Her viewing at Grace Community Church will begin at 10 a.m., the service follows at…

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    Dr. Marlyn F. Cline

    Marlyn was born August 14, 1937 in Wichita, Kansas to Harvey Jay Cline Sr. and Ermagene Williams. He spent his childhood in Wichita and high school at Enterprise Academy in Enterprise, Kansas, graduating in 1955.