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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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