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    Stanley Paul Pennypacker

    Stanley Paul Pennypacker, 78, died peacefully in his home in Montrose, Colorado, on Dec. 7, 2019. He was born in Fleetwood, Pennsylvania, on Feb. 24, 1941, to the late Lovina F. Strause Pennypacker and Leo A. Pennypacker.

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    Phyllis Louise Kinney (Caddy)

    Phyllis Louise Kinney was born October 11,1936 to John and Vada Caddy in Ridgeway, Colorado. She grew up on their farm with brother Harold. She was valedictorian of her graduating class of 1954. She then went to Barnes Business School in Denver where she acquired an associate degree in business. Then she came back to Ridgeway and became bookkeeper for C.E. Mills construction company. She married Aaron Kinney on June 17, 1956. They had 2 boys, Rodney Allen and Robert Aaron. They lived in western Colorado ranching and farming until 1978 when they moved to Burwell, Nebraska where they ranched for 5 years. They then moved to Montana for 2…

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    John Alvin Stewart

    We mourn the loss of our beloved son, brother, nephew, Dad, Uncle, cousin and friend, John Alvin Stewart, who walked from this world into eternity on January 8, 2020. Johnny as he was known to many was born on November 24, 1961, to William (Bill) Stewart and Roberta “Marlene” (Hoffman) Stewart. He was the oldest of 4 children and the typical ornery but loving big brother. John enlisted in the Army right out of high school and also served his country in the National Guard. Always the hopeless romantic, John never stopped looking for love and along the way received and reciprocated unconditional love and acceptance from the true loves…

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    Margaret Heinz Ashburn (Knob)

    Margaret Knob Heinz Ashburn June 22, 1931 – January 11, 2020 Margaret Heinz, age 88, passed away January 11, 2020 at Valley Manor Care Center in Montrose, CO. She was a homemaker. She was born in Sterling, CO to parents Francis and Carrie Ulrich, 1 of 8 children. Margaret’s mother, Carrie, died in childbirth and four children were placed in foster homes, including Margaret. Margaret, her sister Marie, and two brothers, George and Joe, were adopted by Mike and Jenny Brown in Delta, CO in 1943. Margaret married Edward Heinz and together they had one child. Ed passed away in 1978. Margaret married Robert Ashburn of Cedaredge, CO in 1999.…

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    Cassandra ‘Cassie’ Nielsen

    Cassandra “Cassie” Louise Nielsen passed away on Dec.30, 2019, at the University of Colorado Hospital, in Aurora, Colorado, after struggling with a long illness. She was born on Sept. 17, 1983, in Montrose, Colorado.

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    James Michael Murray

    James Michael Murray, 64 of Olathe Colorado, formerly of Pueblo, passed away on January 11, 2020 surrounded by his loving family. James (Jim) was preceded in death by parents, John F. and Mabel F Murray and nephew Tyler Murray.  He is survived by his sister, Jeanette (Jacob) Schoch of Pueblo and brother, John E. (Myrna) Murray of Olathe, nephews, Jason (Jayme) Schoch and Jed (Valerie) Murray, grandnephews John Ethan Murray and Noah Schoch and grandniece Natalia Murray.  Jim is also survived by an aunt, uncle and numerous cousins. Jim was an exceptional athlete and a talented artist.  He favored a southwest style with many of his recent paintings featuring animals.…

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    Robert Eugene Chandler

    Robert Eugene Chandler, age 88, passed away Jan.3, 2020 at his home in Montrose, Colorado. Robert was born Aug. 8, 1931, to his father Claire Chandler and mother Leora (Watkins) Chandler in Baraboo, Wisconsin, he was one of nine children.…

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    Maxinne Soderquist

    Maxinne Soderquist passed away peacefully in her home in Montrose, Colorado, of natural causes on Jan. 6, 2020. She was raised in Alamosa, lived in Gunnison, Los Alamos, Paonia, Cimarron, and Montrose but her soul remained most at home in…

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    Gene Stone

    Gene Stone passed away in Montrose on Jan. 2, 2020. He was born July 23, 1925 to Harry and Blanche Stone in Palisade, Colorado.

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    Barbara Joan Taylor

    Barbara Joan Taylor, 81, of Montrose, Colorado, passed away on Dec. 31, 2019 at Hope-West Hospice Facility in Grand Junction, Colorado, surrounded by her loving family.

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    Katherine DiCamillo (Hawley)

    Katherine “Kellie” DiCamillo A life well lived is the most exquisite work of art.  There are not enough words to capture a life well lived but Katherine “Kellie” DiCamillo, embodied its very essence.  Born on August 31st, 1936 in Rochester, Texas, Katherine Hawley was raised by her grandmother who instilled in her hard work and a woman’s commitment to her family.  This relationship left a remarkable impact on Kellie and gave her a foundation to grow a family and find success as a businesswoman over the course of her life. In 1956 she moved to Gunnison, Colorado where she obtained a job at the Gunnison Telephone company as a switchboard…

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    Detra Marlene Gordon (Reid)

    Detra Marlene Gordon Detra Marlene Gordon, 80, of Cimarron, passed away early Wednesday morning, Jan. 8, 2020 at Montrose Memorial Hospital. Detra Marlene Reid was born Nov. 22, 1939 in Glenwood Springs, the daughter of KZ and Pearl Reid. She was a graduate of Fruita Monument High School. Detra married Don Gordon on Nov. 5, 1958 in Grand Junction. The couple recently celebrated their 61st anniversary. In addition to raising two children, Detra helped her husband with his plumbing and excavation business, working many years at the Arrowhead Subdivision east of Montrose. She enjoyed gardening, canning, family camping trips, traveling and reading. She also made many baby blankets and afghans…

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    Henry (Hank) Frenze

     Henry (Hank) Frenze   May 20, 1920          Jan 7th, 2020 Services will be Monday January 13th 10:30 am at Crippin Funeral Home, with no graveside services. ` Hank Frenze Passed away at his home at age 99. He was 1 of 13 children that grew up in New Jersey. Hank lived a good life. He was a cook in the Army/Airforce stationed in Camp March Field in California. While stationed there he met Nelva Bea Ramsey (Cobb) and her 3 children Joy Ann, Nelva Lois & James Harry Allen (Buddy). They soon married in 1942. A son was born Nicholas Frenze. A 2nd son was born, Billy Neal Frenze, God called…

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    Brandon Alan Butler

    Brandon Alan Butler Sep. 12, 2001 – Jan. 4, 2020 It is with great sorrow and sadness that we announce the unexpected passing of our beloved son, grandson, brother, cousin, nephew, friend and teammate, Brandon Alan Butler. Brandon, age 18, passed away on Saturday evening, January 4th, 2020 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction, surrounded by his friends and family. Brandon was born in Montrose, Colorado on September 12th, 2001, to parents Stephen Butler and Marie Rice (Barnett). Brandon lived and attended school in Montrose until moving to Delta prior to starting the 2nd grade. Brandon was a senior at the Delta High School. As Brandon grew into a…

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    Gene Stone

    Gene Stone   July 23, 1925 – January 2, 2020   Gene Stone passed away in Montrose on January 2, 2020.  He was born July 23, 1925 to Harry and Blanche Stone in Palisade. Colorado.  Gene was one of eight children in the family including five sisters Alberta (Hamblin), Betty (Newberry), Dorothy (Weber), Evelyn (Frank), Edna (Barnard) and two brothers Robert Stone, and Kenny Stone.  He was also an adopted member of his Uncle Tootie’s family of Tootie, Kate, and Joe Williams. Gene joined the Navy July 22, 1943 and served until May 10, 1946.  He served as a machinist mate and a tailgunner. Gene married Veda Krohn in Montrose,…

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    Maxinne Soderquist (Off)

    Maxinne Soderquist passed away peacefully in her home in Montrose, Colorado of natural causes on January 6, 2020. She was raised in Alamosa, lived in Gunnison, Los Alamos, Paonia, Cimarron, and Montrose but her soul remained most at home in the Cimarron mountains. To all who knew her, she was the embodiment of grit, strength, and resilience against all odds. She was born the youngest of 11 children to Simon Off and Maryann Robran. Maxinne grew up in the San Luis Valley until she attended and earned her bachelor’s degree at Western State College in Gunnison, where she met her first husband, Dale Tate. In her words, it was love…

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    Phyllis Jean Westcott (Downing)

    Phyllis Jean (Downing) Westcott, age 85, of Montrose, passed away Wednesday night, January 1, 2020, at Montrose Memorial Hospital. She was born October 20, 1934, in Twin Falls, ID, a daughter of the late Harold Downing of Idaho. Phyllis married Nedwrin Ray Westcott on July 14, 1956.  They were married for 44 years before his death in 2000. Ray and Phyllis were the proud parents of Benita Gaye Westcott and the first surviving triplets born in New Mexico; Joe, Jess and Jule Westcott. Phyllis loved to crochet, visit the occasional casinos, and she followed the teachings of Christ.  She loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and friends. She was…

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    Calvin Gene Willson

    Calvin Gene Willson, 61, passed away on November 19, 2019. Calvin was born on May 3, 1958, the oldest of three children to Lewie and Bonnie (Cloud) Willson in Grand Junction, CO.

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    Shirley Hill (Williams)

    Shirley “Mae” Williams Hill February 7, 1930 – December 11, 2019 Our dear mother has gone home to be with the Lord.  Her faith and love for Christ has supported her enduring journey from being born premature at 3 pounds to everything else this world could throw at her. She worked very hard all her life and made a substantial contribution to our family’s wellbeing. We are grateful to her for showing us how to find Grace in the most difficult of times. Music was very important to her; she was active in Church choirs and her feet never missed a beat even while she was asleep. Her mission in…