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    Obituary: Dwane LaVar Niedens

    August 20, 1930 – July 30, 2021

    Dwane Niedens proceeded into Heaven on July 30 4:15 a.m. where he met his wife Phyllis, son Steven, his parents Reinhardt and Pauline and sister Mary. He is survived by his daughter, Dianne; grandchildren: Candace, Jackie, Paul and Cindy; Great grandchildren: Devynn, Avry,… read more →

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    Obituary: Adam Evans Hobby

    December 28, 1993 – September 14, 2021

    Adam Evans Hobby left this earth due to a tragic accident while helping in the remodeling of his home in Denver. He was born and raised in the Roaring Fork and Crystal River valleys. He attended schools valley-wide and wentread more →

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    Obituary: Sharon Hagedorn

    Sharon Hagedorn, 76, of Carbondale, passed away peacefully on Aug. 16, 2021 with her entire family and puppy (Petey Girl) by her side.

    She was married to Bill (Poppy) Hagedorn in 1993 and they lived together in Carbondale for 32 years before moving to Golden, fourread more →

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    Obituary: John Alton Phelan III

    John Alton Phelan III, son of John Phelan II and Elouise Lanham, left us on July 17 after a brave and humbling fight against cancer, leaving behind countless ways to keep his flame alive and celebrate his life, first and foremost his children: Troy, Katy, Emily, Andy andread more →

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    Obituary: Karen Irene Natal

    February 4, 1955 – July 13, 2021

    Karen Irene Natal was born on Feb. 4, 1955 to John and Dolores Riley in San Francisco, California. She is survived by her husband, Dennis, her mother, Dolores Dee Blue, and a brother, Jay Riley. Karen spent her earlyread more →

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    Obituary: Lyle Oliver

    March 2, 1941 – July 5, 2021

    Stanley Lyle Oliver passed away at home with his family present. He fought a valiant battle against Alzheimers and uranium exposure.

    Lyle was born in Telluride to Stanley E. and Viola Oliver. He was a third generation Coloradan, with his… read more →

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    Obituary: Tom Bleskan

    June 20, 1954 – June 26, 2021

    We are sad to announce the passing of long-time Carbondale resident Tom Bleskan. Tom died on June 26, 2021 at the age of 67 in Elora, Ontario.

    He moved to the Roaring Fork Valley inread more →

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    Obituary: John Anthony Golman

    August 11, 1942 – September 14, 2020

    John Anthony Golman was born August 11, 1942 in Lafayette, Colorado. He graduated from Centaurus High School in Lafayette in 1960 and shortly thereafter joined the military. John served in the United States Air Force for four years. In 1963, he married his… read more →

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    Obituary: Rita Bejarano

    November 5, 1946 – July 24, 2020

    Please join us on June 26 at 4:30 p.m. at 25 Mesa Avenue in Carbondale. Share a story, bring a chair and enjoy a picnic with music and food to celebrate our sweet Rita.… read more →

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    Obituary: Shirley Frank

    Feb. 18, 1954 – May 11, 2021

    Shirley (Hutchinson) Frank passed away on May 11, 2021 at the age of 67 due to long term difficulties following her battle with cancer.

    Shirley is survived by her caring husband, John Frank of Carbondale, daughter Katieread more →

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    Obituary: George Stranahan

    November 5, 1931 – May 20, 2021

    Remember the old Flying Dog Brew Pub in Aspen? The subterranean hideout was inviting to all, even pipsqueeks like myself at the time. My parents ordered us fried calamari and it was always on the house. I didn’t pay particular attention to…

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    Obituary: Charles Anderson Parker III

    July 25, 1934 – March 25, 2021

    Charles Anderson Parker III, age 86, passed away peacefully on March 25, 2021, surrounded by his loving family. Born and raised in Denver, Charlie was the son of the late Charles Anderson Parker Jr. and Ruth Ellen Parker. Heread more →

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    Obituary: Terry Ann Reed

    March 24, 1933 – April 7, 2021

    Terry Ann Reed – teacher, entrepreneur and trailblazer for more effective and humane solutions to incarceration – passed away on April 7 after a stroke.

    Terry received her Bachelor’s degree from Wellesley College and Master’s inread more →

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    Obituary: Kaawan Sungah

    Dec. 22, 1941 – Jan. 28, 2021

    Kawaan Sungah (“He brings a special day”), Woodrow “Woody” Morrison Jr., was born Haida to Virginia Elsie Cloud, a Cherokee, and Woodrow F. Morrison Sr., a Haida, on Dec. 22, 1941. He grew up in Hydaburg, Alaska, the current home of the Haida… read more →

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    Obituary: Robert Anthony Leone

    Dec. 6, 1944 – Feb. 25, 2021

    Bob Leone passed away suddenly on Feb. 25 2021 while driving home, having picked up some things in town for a trip he was taking to see his daughter, grandson and granddaughter.
    Bob was born on Dec. 6, 1944 in Philadelphia,… read more →

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    Obituary: Ernie Bradley

    August 28, 1943 – February 15, 2021

    Ernest LeRoy Bradley passed away at the age of 77 in Marble Falls, Texas. He was born in Roswell, New Mexico, and grew up near De Beque.
    Ernest was a lifelong outdoorsman. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, bird watching, backpacking, horseback… read more →

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    Obituary: Linda Christine Wanner

    March 21, 1950 – February 7, 2021

    Lin (Linda) passed away peacefully on Sunday, Feb. 7, at her home in Carbondale after a two-year battle with neuroendocrine cancer. Lin grew up in Jamestown, North Dakota with two sisters and two brothers, helping regularly on the family farm. After graduating high… read more →

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    Obituary: Suzanne “Suzi” Titus

    1941 – 2021

    Suzanne “Suzi” Titus was an incredible woman with beautiful eyes that sparkled when she smiled, an understated but full presence, a surprising dry sense of humor, wicked luck at cards and a somewhat curious fan base of all dogs she’d ever known.
    Suzi…

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    Obituary - Margaret Manson Chain: January 24, 1942 - January 14, 2021

    Peggy’s sewing machine painted by protégé Sarah Meyer.

    Margaret (Peg/Peggy) Manson Chain, longtime owner of clothing design and repair firms Made in Aspen and Mountainside Sewing, passed away at home on Jan. 14 due to complications of congestive heart failure after a long battle with…

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    Mark Stranahan: Jan. 30, 1957 — Dec. 30, 2020

    The world is more dimly lit since Mark Stranahan, the middle child of George and Betsy Stranahan, died on Dec. 30, 2020 at the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan, as a result of complications of septic necrotizing pancreatitis. He was 63.
    Mark’s journey began… read more →

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    John Robin Sutherland - Obituary

    5 March 1951 – 18 December 2020

    John Robin Sutherland, the pony-tailed, cultured and celebrated principal pianist for the San Francisco Symphony for more than four decades, died at his home in San Francisco, California on Dec. 18, 2020, following a brief illness. He was 69.

    Known for many years… read more →

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    Obituary: Wesley Pate Horner

    April 29, 1925 – Oct. 27, 2020

    Wes Horner passed away in Bozeman, Montana on October 27. He was 95. 

    Wes grew up in Roanoke in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, and spent his summers on the family cotton farm in Georgia. Afterread more →

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    Obituary: William Lamont, Jr.

    Dec. 23, 1933 – Oct. 17, 2020

    Bill passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family and wife of 65 years. He was born and raised on the south side of Chicago to Marie (Fry) and William Lamont Sr., an immigrant from Port Glasgow, Scotland. read more →

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    Obituary: Penelope A. Pappas

    July 11, 1922 – Sept. 9, 2020 

    Penelope “Penny” Argiropoulos Pappas, daughter of James “Jim” (d. 1984) and  Katherine Argiropoulos (d. 1929), and wife to Demosthenes “Stain” Pappas (d. 2015) 

    The Argiropoulos and Pappas families arrived in Colorado 1890s and early 1900s and wereread more →

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    Obituary: Robert (Bob) Raymond Nieslanik

    Dec. 10, 1936 – Sept. 26, 2020

    The Roaring Fork Valley has lost a good one. Lifetime resident, Bob Nieslanik, passed away on Sept. 26, 2020 surrounded by family and friends.

    Bob was born the ninth child of 12 on Dec. 10, 1936 toread more →

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    Obituary: Don Ensign

    Sept. 5, 1936 – Aug. 21, 2020 

    Don died on Friday, Aug. 21 from natural causes and an immoderate lifestyle.  

    Don is survived by his exquisite wife Jody and three astonishing sons and daughters-in-law, all extremely successful and with not an ounce of pretension amongst them.read more →

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    Obituary: Kimberly Louise Terry

    Jan. 20, 1964 – June 3, 2020

    Kimberly Louise Terry passed away peacefully on Wednesday June 3, 2020 at Lutheran Medical Center, which was the same hospital where she was born.

    Kim met the love of her life, Shawn Terry, and they were married on Julyread more →

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    Obituary: Glenna Marie Lusk

    June 7, 1931 – May 25, 2020

    Glenna Marie Lusk was born on June 7, 1931 in West Virginia. She passed away May 25, 2020. 

    To a lot of people fishing is about throwing a hook into the water. 

    To the Maynard and Luskread more →

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    Obituary: Jennifer Ann Boland

    Dear Jennifer:

    Now that you have finished your brave fight against ovarian cancer and left us only the memory of 56 years of your life, we tearfully must say goodbye. 

    You started life fighting to breathe in a hospital incubator and ended it fightingread more →

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    Obituary: Bob Wedemeyer

    Bob Wedemeyer, 72, passed away Feb. 28 while doing what he loved: skiing at Snowmass on a perfect bluebird day along with his wife, Betsy, and their good friend, Rebecca Wallace. There was no sign he was ill in advance before he keeled over coming down Upper Green Cabin.… read more →

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    Obituary: Mary L. Davis

    Mary Lou Hammond Rimbach Davis died gracefully at her home on the Crystal River with her husband by her side.

    She was born in Phoenix, Arizona to James Henry and Mary Louise Manshreck Hammond. Her older brother James Franklin Hammond also predeceased her.

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    Obituary: Mabel Macdonald

    Mabel Macdonald passed away peacefully on Feb. 20, 2020 at her home in Carbondale. She was born May 9, 1935 in New York City.

    Mabel moved to Aspen with her then husband Neil Macdonald in 1963. She lived in Aspen until 2005 and then livedread more →

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    Obituary: Edward Joseph Kennedy

    April 19, 1956 – Dec. 17, 2019

    Edward Joseph Kennedy left this earthly realm on Dec.17, 2019.

    Ed showed an uncommon grace throughout his nine-month demise with pancreatic cancer. A resident of Rio Rancho, New Mexico, he died at the Veterans Hospital in Albuquerque.

    Ed fell… read more →

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    Obituary: Harry Moul Ritchie

    Jan. 9, 1930 – Jan. 14, 2020

    Harry was born Jan. 9, 1930 in Cleveland, Ohio to Harry E. and Wanda B. (Moul) Ritchie.

    A Santa Fe, New Mexico resident since retiring in 1995 from a distinguished career as a drama professor, Harry is survived by… read more →

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    Obituary: Libby Sullivan

    Aug. 21 1949 – Dec. 3, 2019

    Elizabeth Ann “Libby” Sullivan, former resident of the Roaring Fork Valley, died peacefully from complications related to cancer on Dec. 3, 2019, surrounded by family at her home in Napa, California. She was 70 years old.

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    Obituary: Virginia ‘Jinny’ Moore

    Jan. 14, 1943 – Nov. 18, 2019

    Virginia M. Moore, 76, died on Monday, Nov. 18, 2019 in the Roaring Fork Valley, Colorado.

    Jinny grew up in Denver in a large, boisterous family notorious for their caroling, camping, and Canadian ways. She graduated from Kentread more →

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    Obituary: Geraldine (Geri) R. Newell

    May 24, 1940 – Oct. 21, 2019

    Geraldine (Geri) Newell, a longtime Carbondale resident, entered her Father’s Kingdom on Monday Oct. 21, 2019.

    This incredible woman is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law Alaina and Bryan Briand; Michelle and Leonard Dunn and Tamiread more →

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    Obituary: Kimberley Christyne Morrow

    Jan. 30, 1973 – Oct. 2, 2019

    Kimberley Christyne Morrow joined her beloved Mother Lacinda Kay Sandberg-Morrow, and her most prized dog Echo on Oct. 2, 2019.

    After a long hard life, she was called to Heaven and relieved of all of her pain.read more →

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    Obituary: John Charles McCaulley

    April 22, 1955 – Sept. 14, 2019

    John Charles McCaulley, born on April 22, 1955 in Denver, CO to a proud father Wade B.McCaulley and mother Elizabeth (Betty) Ann McCaulley.

    John is survived by his beloved wife of 34 years Rebecca (Becky) Taber McCaulley,read more →

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    Obituary: Stuart R. Vanderhurst, Jr.

    Feb. 20, 1940 – Sept. 7, 2019

    It is with sorrowful hearts that we announce the passing of Stuart Randall “Randy” Vanderhurst Jr. on September 7th, 2019, at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Lakewood, Colorado.  He was diagnosed with “nasty” pneumonia and a “bad malignancy.” Althoughread more →

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    Obituary: June Nightingale

    Jan. 14, 1934 – Aug. 13, 2019

    June Nightingale passed away surrounded by family on August 13, 2019, in Durango, CO. She was 85.

    She was born Anita June King in Wellington, TX on January 14, 1934. She grew up in Childress,read more →

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    Obituary: Robert Gordon Buck

    Aug. 5, 1952 – Aug. 24, 2019

    Robert (Bob) Gordon Buck, 67, of Carbondale, passed away Aug. 24, 2019 at home as a result of cancer.  His wife, Janet, and his kitty were by his side.  

    Bob was born in Saranac Lake, NY to Gordon andread more →

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    Obituary: Rae Ann Hunter

    In her own words, Rae Ann Hunter “lived life to the fullest”.  She passed from this earth on the 13th of July, this year. She even accomplished her last goal — she qualified for Medicare by a couple of weeks.

    Except for the unlucky cancer genes, she… read more →

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    Obituary: Ian Hause

    Our beloved Ian Hause passed away peacefully in his sleep on the morning of July 21 at the age of 54 while among friends in Colorado Springs pursuing a course in personal growth.

    He was born in Santa Barbara, California on June 24, 1965read more →

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    Obituary: Reverend Wallace D. Finley

    Wallace Dean Finley, was born in Canon City, Colorado on Jan. 27, 1931. He died in Mexico on Dec. 29, 2018.

    Wally was raised in South-Eastern Colorado in the Wiley-Eads-Lamar area. Although as a child he lived in a house made of sod — “aread more →

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    Obituary: Timothy Leonard Hoffman

    Timothy Leonard Hoffman was born on July 4,1937 in Estherville, Iowa to Dr. Leonard Frances and Rita (Braun) Hoffman.

    Tim was raised with two sisters Jacquie, and LaNora, and his brother Reggie with whom he shared his love of fast cars.He passed away on Juneread more →

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    Obituary: Christopher James Schumacher

    It is with great sadness that we pass on the news that life-long local Christopher James Schumacher, Age 30, passed away June 15th in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was a kind, gentle, & loving son, brother, grandson, uncle, nephew, & friend to so many. … We findread more →

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    Obituary: Audrey Katherine Spaulding

    July 24, 1957 – June 12, 2019

    Audrey Katherine Spaulding, 61 of Carbondale,  passed away peacefully on June 12 in Rifle after a long battle with medical issues stemming from cobalt radiation that she received in the late ‘70s for aread more →

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    John James McCormick - Obituary

    Our beloved John McCormick passed away under a full moon on May 19, shortly after 1 a.m.  He was 76 years young.

    To say that he will be missed is a huge understatement. John was greatly loved everywhere he went, everywhere he ever worked, everywhere he ever lived. The lifelong… read more →

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    Celebrating Lawley’s life

    Earlier this year, on Feb. 3, (Super Bowl Sunday) Thomas Lawley, former Director of the Carbondale Mountain Fair and the Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities, passed away in Sante Fe, New Mexico.

    His family and friends will celebrate his life and legacy on Saturday,read more →

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    Obituary: Mary Elizabeth Cerise Anderson

    On April 20, 2019, Mary Anderson departed this world too soon — she was 70 years young.

    Mary was born July 2, 1948, the daughter of Howard and Elizabeth (Lizzie) Kroul in Iowa City, Iowa. Raised on the family farm, she had a love of the outdoors and… read more →

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    Obituary: Tim Moore

    Thomas (Tim) G. Moore, 79, died on Thursday, March 7, 2019, at home in Carbondale.

    Affectionately known as Tim to many, he was a true gentleman with a great sense of humor.

    Tim was in the first class at Colorado Rocky Mountain High School in Carbondale.read more →

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    Obituary: Annie Markham

    Annette Markham (Annie) passed away in Carbondale on Feb. 18, 2019 at the age of 94.

    Born to Peter and Ruth Glasier, she grew up on a farm near Denver.  After graduating from East High School, she earned her degree in English Literature from McPherson College. She… read more →

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    Obituary: Ronald “Ron” Anthony Gilcrest

    December 26, 1932 – January 18, 2019

    Ronald Anthony Gilcrest passed away on January 18, 2019. He had a passion for pickleball and even played several games the morning of his death in Green Valley, Arizona. Ron was small in stature but huge on heart and humor andread more →

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    Obituary: Sandra L. McMullen

    Sandra L. McMullen died on Nov. 27, in Lakewood, CO, just short of her 83rd birthday.
    She was born on December 8, 1935 in Emporia, KS to Paul and Virginia (Bergerhouse) DeBauge and is survived by her husband, Dr. Joseph McMullen, children Robert McMullen, Karla (McMullen) Klossner (David… read more →

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    Obituary: Dan Eugene Vories

    Dan Vories passed away on Oct. 9, 2018, at the age of 59.

    He was born in Colorado Springs on Sept. 8, 1959, the son of Eugene and Eunice Vories.

    Dan was the youngest of five siblings. He grew up working his father’sread more →

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    Obituary: Jack David Gabow

    Jack Gabow, of Brookdale Lowry in Denver, passed at age 95 on Oct. 22, 2018.

    Jack was raised in Brooklyn, New York. He edited the  City University of New York school paper. Jack served in the U.S. Army in World War II, and was woundedread more →

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    Obituary: Nellie LaJoy

    March 8, 1934 – Sept. 28, 2018

    Nellie LaJoy, a long time Carbondale resident, passed away on Sept. 28.  Nellie felt blessed to be loved by her family and friends and to live in this amazing place.  

    Nellie was born in Glen…

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    Obituary: Hester Aiken Miner

    Nov. 17, 1919 – Sept. 28, 2018

    Hester Louise Aiken Miner, age 98, of Hoover, AL, passed away Friday afternoon, Sept. 28, 2018.

    The graveside service will be at Rosebud Cemetery in Glenwood Springs, CO at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018.

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    ‘Flower lady’ Sue Bacon says goodbye

    On her deathbed, Sue Bacon dictated a letter to the people of Carbondale.

    “This has been a wonderful experience, you are marvelous people, and I have enjoyed my living here immensely,” she said. “We are so fortunate to have a place like Heritage Park Careread more →

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    Obituary: Anna Shook Peleaz

    Anna Shook Peleaz unwillingly, but ever so gently, set her Earthly body down to rest on the morning of July 7, 2018. In the arms of her birth parents, her brother and her beloved husband, she surrendered to the ravages of her cancer and bid farewell to theread more →

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    Obituary: Raymond John Bourg Jr.

    Raymond John Bourg Jr. left this earth July 11, 2018 with family at his side. Ray was born in Bridgeville Pennsylvania on Nov. 12, 1954 to Raymond John Bourg Sr. and Veronica Ewing Bourg. Ray is survived by his sister, Renee (Don) Bourg-Giarrusso, Brother Ed (Kathleen) Scott, Bernieread more →

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    Obituary: Oliver Nimmo

    June 21, 2013 – May 30, 2018

    Oliver was born in Denver to Harlan and Tamara Nimmo on June 21, 2013. Oliver died on May 30, 2018 in the wee hours of the morning. He was 22 days short of being 5 years old.

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    John D. Lawyer, October 18, 1918- May 9, 2018

    John Lawyer, former municipal judge of Carbondale, passed away peacefully at home with his family after 99.5 terrific years on Earth. Born in Macomb, Illinois, John soon moved with his parents John C. Lawyer and Bess Dague Lawyer and his sister, Ruth to Evanston, IL where John grewread more →

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    Obituary: Wallace Alvari Eugene de Beque, III

    Wallace Alvari Eugene de Beque, III passed away peacefully at home last Friday after a long life and a brief illness. He was 96 years-old. Wally was a true son of the West. He was born in Carbondale to Margaret Anne Dinkel and Wallace de Beque, Jr. Heread more →

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    Obituary: Amy Barr

    Nutritionist, witty champion of the needy, dies at 64

    Amy Barr, a 19-year resident of Carbondale and recently appointed Executive Director of LIFT- UP, the Food Bank of the Rockies, succumbed to metastatic cancer at her home on March 22.

    Known throughout the Aspen…

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