Obituaries

John D. Baker

John Baker completed this final chapter of his earthly life early Monday morning, March 22, 2021, of complications of Parkinson’s Disease at Aspyre Rock Creek in Fort Collins where he had been a resident since mid-November. It is a blessing that he no longer is suffering from the symptoms of Parkinsons. We believe he is at peace and has transitioned to a room in God’s heavenly mansion.... more

Marty D. Heimsoth

Longtime San Luis Valley resident Marty D. Heimsoth, 75, died March 24, 2021, at the Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo, Colo.... more

Elsie Maxine Ward

Elsie Maxine (Zanetell) Ward, 90, a long-time Monte Vista resident, passed away peacefully at the River Valley Inn, on Feb. 17, 2021, three weeks after a debilitating stroke. Born to Henry and Elsie Zanetell, in Aguilar, Colo., Maxine was the fourth of five children.... more

Franklin Bruce Bassett

Franklin Bruce Bassett, 85, passed away peacefully on Feb. 12, 2021, at home surrounded by his family. He was born on Dec. 17, 1935 in Tampa, Fla., to Franklin Oak Bassett and Alliene Tuggle Bassett.... more

Chester Van Kimberling

Chester Van Kimberling, 80, of Monte Vista, Colorado passed away on March 10, 2021 at the Rio Grande Hospital in Del Norte, Colorado. He and his twin brother were born in Kilgore, Texas on April 6, 1940 to Chester and Rosabella Kirch Kimberling.... more

Robert Forrest Crow

Robert Forrest Crow, Communications Pioneer in San Luis Valley, Colorado was born February 20, 1934 in Del Norte, Colorado and passed away February 28, 2021 at the age of 87 in Lake Havasu City, Arizona.... more

Berdena Elaine Clark

Berdena Elaine Clark was born on October 16, 1928 in Grinnell, Iowa to Edward and Minnie Lincoln.... more

Larry Kent Benns

LOWRY — A quiet and unassuming man with countless talents and abilities, who only recently moved to South Dakota, left this life March 1 and will be sorely missed and cherished always by his loving wife and four children.... more

Ryan Mark Stuebs

Beloved Son, Father, Brother, Spouse, Uncle, and friend, Ryan Mark Stuebs, “Nibbs," age 44, died by his own hand tragically, early the morning of March 1, 2021.... more

Rebecca Kay Aultman

San Luis Valley resident Rebecca Kay Aultman, 66, died March 6, 2021 at the Conejos County Hospital in La Jara.... more

Donna Marie Stoeber

Lifelong San Luis Valley resident Donna Marie Stoeber, 86, died Feb. 15, 2021, at the River Valley Inn Nursing Home in Del Norte.... more

Dorothy Ann Cochran

Dorothy Ann Cochran, 87, formerly of Monte Vista, Colo., passed away on Feb. 3, 2021, in Colorado Springs of natural causes after a three-year degenerative illness.... more

Michael J. Fuchs

Michael Joseph Fuchs, the fourth son of Hugh and Margaret Fuchs, passed away Jan. 30, 2021, at Rio Grande Hospital.... more

Sherrill E. Mix, 82

Sherrill left this world due to complications of Parkinson’s Lewy Body Dementia on Jan. 7, 2021 at the Rio Grande Hospital.... more

Gary Lee Patterson, 69 Oct. 1, 1951 – Dec. 7, 2020

Oct. 1, 1951, Lorin and Jahaza Patterson welcomed their third child Gary Lee Patterson into their growing family. He enjoyed a blissful childhood being raised in the L.D.S church with his brothers and sisters. ... more

 

Elizabeth Medina Martines, 80

Elizabeth passed away in her home she loved dearly on November 26, 2020. ... more

John Caroll Patterson, 88

Lifetime San Luis Valley resident John Caroll Patterson, 88, died Dec. 19, 2018 at the Colorado State Veterans Center at Homelake in Monte Vista.... more

Gary C. Mason, 71

Longtime Monte Vista resident Gary C. Mason, 71, died Nov. 30, 2018 at his home in Monte Vista, surrounded by his family and under hospice care.... more