Obituaries

George Robert “Bob” Merkey, 90

Monte Vista resident George Robert “Bob” Merkey, 90, passed away Feb. 20, 2020. He was born July 12, 1929, in Hutchinson, Kansas to George and Jessie (Ball) Merkey. Bob was a farmer at heart. After leaving his farm in Kansas to join the Marines, he returned to his farm and married Grace Breckenridge in August 1954. more...

Frances “Fran” Marie Worley McCullough, 91

Frances “Fran” Marie Worley McCullough passed away on Feb. 19, 2020 at River Valley Inn in Del Norte, Colorado. She was 91 years old. Born on Jan. 24, 1929 on a farm outside of Monte Vista, Colorado, she was the only child of Franklin Pierce Worley and Iola (Koch) Worley. more...

James (Jim) Monroe Gustin, Sr, 58

James (Jim) Gustin passed away at home on Dec. 4, 2019, with his loving wife Carol by his side. more...

Nancy Butler, 52

Nancy Butler walked through this world with determination, grace and gratitude. more...

Rose Trujillo, 89

Lifelong Del Norte resident Rose Trujillo, 89, passed away peacefully November 10, 2019 at the River Valley Inn Nursing Home with her loving family by her side. more...

Verna Mae Retana, 68

The Lord’s faithful servant, Verna Retana, was granted her angel wings on Oct. 17. Verna passed peacefully into eternal life with Christ, surrounded by her loving family. more...

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