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