February 28, 2015

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Friday 02/27/2015
Chester Dale “Chet” Magill
Posted: February 27, 2015 - 12:05 pm

Chester Dale “Chet” Magill, 84, of Leadville, since 1966, passed away at his residence in Leadville on Thursday, Feb. 26.

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Wednesday 02/25/2015
Salvador A. Maez
Posted: February 25, 2015 - 2:39 pm

Salvador “Sal” Maez, resident of Colorado Springs, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 17, in Colorado Springs.

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Angela Yudnich
Posted: February 25, 2015 - 2:40 pm

Angela Alice (Kambic) Yudnich passed away on Feb. 21, at the Columbine Manor Care Center in Salida, where she was a resident since November 2014. She was 99 years old and lived her entire life in her beloved Leadville.

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Wednesday 02/18/2015
William Pacheco
Posted: February 18, 2015 - 3:23 pm

William Pacheco, 77, died at Western Arizona Regional Medical Center as a result of a motor vehicle accident on Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, in Bullhead City, Ariz.

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Marion Schaefer
Posted: February 18, 2015 - 3:25 pm

Marion Schaefer, of Leadville, passed away Friday, Feb. 13.

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Joseph York Whistler
Posted: February 18, 2015 - 3:27 pm

Joseph York Whistler passed peacefully from this life at home in Grand Junction on Feb. 4.

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George Anthony Loudis
Posted: February 18, 2015 - 3:21 pm

George Loudis was born Oct. 29, 1925, in Schenectady, N.Y., where he lived until he joined the Army in 1944. He died Dec. 26, 2014.

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Wednesday 02/11/2015
Carolyn Theresa Miller
Posted: February 11, 2015 - 3:28 pm

Carolyn Theresa Miller, 67, of Centennial, formerly of Leadville, passed away peacefully on Jan. 28 surrounded by family.

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Wednesday 02/04/2015
Carolyn Theresa Miller
Posted: February 04, 2015 - 1:59 pm

Carolyn Theresa Miller, 67, of Centennial, formerly of Leadville, passed away peacefully on Jan. 28 surrounded by family.

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Wednesday 01/28/2015
Mary E. Eitreim
Posted: January 28, 2015 - 3:25 pm

A Mass of Christian Burial for Mary E. Eitreim will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church on Thursday, Jan. 29, at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Jesse Perez as celebrant.

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John Lloyd Jones
Posted: January 28, 2015 - 3:26 pm

John Lloyd Jones, 72, passed away at home on Nov. 20, 2014.

He was born in Leadville to Bessie and Floyd Jones. Jones attended Iola Junior College on a basketball scholarship. He finished his bachelor’s degree at Adams State College and later went on to receive a master’s degree from Western State College.

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Robert Lewellyn Jones
Posted: January 28, 2015 - 3:26 pm

Robert Lewellyn Jones, 71, passed away in Nevada on Dec. 24, 2014.

He was the youngest of 10 children born to Bessie and Floyd Jones.

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Monday 01/26/2015
Mary E. Eitreim
Posted: January 26, 2015 - 12:02 pm

A Mass of Christian Burial for Mary E. Eitreim will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church on Thursday, Jan. 29, at 10 a.m. with Father Jesse Perez as celebrant.

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Wednesday 01/21/2015
John W. Bernhardt
Posted: January 21, 2015 - 4:33 pm

John W. Bernhardt passed away peacefully on Jan. 11 with his nieces, Tammy Cornella and Suzie Lorenz, and his stepmother by his side.

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Robert Daniel Pearson
Updated: January 21, 2015 - 4:35 pm

Robert Daniel Pearson passed away at his home in Canon City on Jan 1.

Pearson was a Colorado native born in Englewood on April 26, 1929. He lived in Colorado his entire life, growing up and going to school in Colorado Springs.

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Wednesday 01/14/2015
Ramona Baldessari
Posted: January 14, 2015 - 3:17 pm

Ramona Baldessari died Jan. 7.

She was born April 19, 1929, in Leadville, the daughter of Dutch and Inez (Magnie) Bertolas. She had one brother, Albert (Eileen) Bertolas, who preceded her in death.

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Tuesday 01/13/2015
Dorothy Cisneros
Posted: January 13, 2015 - 8:42 am

Dorothy Cisneros, 88, of Leadville since 1946, passed away peacefully at her home on Jan. 10.

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Wednesday 01/07/2015
Clark memorial service Jan. 12
Updated: January 07, 2015 - 2:18 pm

Funeral services for Earl Clark will include a private military interment at Ft. Logan National Cemetery on Jan. 9.

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Jeanette Weegar
Posted: January 07, 2015 - 3:14 pm

Jeanette Weegar, 90, died Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014, at Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, S.D.

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Mary Emma Eitreim
Posted: January 07, 2015 - 3:10 pm

Mary Emma Eitreim died Dec. 8 at her residence in Denver.

She was born on Jonny Hill near Leadville on May 1, 1919, in her home across the street from the Ibex Mine shaft in which her father worked until moving to Leadville in 1929.

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William (Bill) George O’Connor Sr.
Posted: January 07, 2015 - 3:10 pm

William (Bill) George O’Connor Sr. passed away peacefully Jan. 1. He was surrounded by several members of his family.

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William Jesse Rich
Posted: January 07, 2015 - 3:12 pm

William Jesse Rich, known in Jinja, Uganda, as “Pastor Jesse,” was born Sept. 1, 1953, in San Rafael, Calif. He was wedded to his beloved wife Beverly Garrett Rich on Dec. 7, 1991.

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Thursday 01/01/2015
Doris Maxwell
Posted: January 01, 2015 - 11:43 am

Doris Maxwell, 78, passed away on Dec. 27, in her home in Salida surrounded by her loving family.

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Thursday 12/18/2014
Bernadine “Berni” J. Joyce
Updated: December 19, 2014 - 4:24 pm

Bernadine “Berni” J. Joyce, 93, of Leadville, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 16, in Evergreen. 

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Tuesday 12/16/2014
Daniel Mascarenaz
Posted: December 16, 2014 - 10:00 am

Daniel Mascarenaz, 41, of Center, formerly of Leadville, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 7, in Center.

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Wednesday 12/10/2014
Carolyn Thompson
Posted: December 10, 2014 - 4:44 pm

Carolyn Jo (Burnham) Thompson passed away on Nov. 28, in her home in Delta, surrounded by family. She was 76.

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Jean Meldrum Richards
Posted: December 10, 2014 - 4:41 pm

Jean Richards passed away Nov. 29 after many years of living with Alzheimer’s.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John.

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Wednesday 12/03/2014
Cesar O. Villarreal Gomez
Posted: December 03, 2014 - 4:30 pm

Cesar O. Villarreal Gomez, of Juarez, Mexico, died on June 13.

Villarreal Gomez moved to Leadville in 1994. He attended Lake County schools until fifth grade. He then moved to Summit County with his parents in 2000. After he turned 18, he was deported to the country of his birth, Mexico.

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Monday 12/01/2014
Jean Meldrum Richards
Posted: December 01, 2014 - 4:24 pm

Jean Meldrum Richards passed away on Saturday, Nov. 29.

Richards was a Leadville native, born April 29, 1940.

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Wednesday 11/26/2014
Charles “Chip” Scanlon
Updated: November 26, 2014 - 12:55 pm

With sorrow, the Scanlon family announces Charles “Chip” Scanlon, 40, died suddenly on Sunday, Nov. 23,  while visiting family in Casa Grande, Ariz. 

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Wednesday 11/19/2014
Joyce Skomsky
Posted: November 19, 2014 - 2:58 pm

Joyce Skomsky, 56, of Leadville since 1979, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 15, in Leadville. She was born to Kathryn Murry in Philadelphia, Pa., on Feb. 14, 1958.

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Angelo Pascetti
Posted: November 19, 2014 - 2:57 pm

Angelo Pascetti, 93, passed away on Nov. 12 in Raton, N.M.

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Wednesday 11/12/2014
Glenn Leonard Puhl
Posted: November 12, 2014 - 4:28 pm

A Mass of Christian Burial for Glenn Leonard Puhl was held Thursday, Oct. 30, in Gillette, Wyo., at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church with the Rev. Cliff Jacobson as celebrant.

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Wednesday 11/05/2014
Mildred Irene Ellenberger
Posted: November 05, 2014 - 4:57 pm

Mildred Irene (Hanken) Ellenberger died peacefully on Nov. 2.

She had been in the North Shore Medical Care facility, located in Loveland, under hospice care, since August.

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Thursday 10/30/2014
William J. Kochevar
Posted: October 30, 2014 - 11:28 am

William J. Kochevar was born Feb.. 4, 1956, in Leadville and died on Oct. 27, 2014 after a 3 1/2 year journey with liver cancer.

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Wednesday 10/29/2014
Barbara Jean Beck
Updated: October 29, 2014 - 12:37 pm

Barbara Jean Beck passed away Sunday, Oct. 26, at Emeritus at Green Mountain hospice.

She was born in Denver on July 9, 1946. She graduated from Littleton High School and attended Colorado State University. She was married to Harry J. Beck on March 24, 1967. They moved to Leadville in 1978.

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Lee Clark Gilman
Posted: October 29, 2014 - 12:37 pm

Lee Clark Gilman was born in Winchester, Mass., Sept. 10, 1922, to Ester (Cutting) Clark and Rufus Clark, a family whose ancestors on both sides came to America in 1634.

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Friday 10/24/2014
Lee Clark Gilman
Posted: October 24, 2014 - 1:16 pm

Lee Clark Gilman was born in Winchester, Mass., Sept. 10, 1922 to Ester (Cutting) Clark and Rufus Clark, a family whose ancestors on both sides came to America in 1634.

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Monday 10/20/2014
Floyd Mayhew
Posted: October 20, 2014 - 12:49 pm

Floyd W. Mayhew, 71, of Leadville, passed away Aug. 15.

He was born on Aug. 24, 1942, in Florida, the eldest son of Harold and Loraine Mayhew.

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Wednesday 10/15/2014
Shirley Linn
Posted: October 15, 2014 - 3:23 pm

A funeral service for Shirley Linn will be held Saturday, Oct. 18, at 11 a.m. at the Kingdom Hall, 729 U.S. 24. All are welcome. A reception will follow at the Linn home, 605 W. Third St.

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Lisa Don Linn
Updated: October 15, 2014 - 3:24 pm

Lisa Don Linn passed away on Oct. 7.

She was born on June 4, 1961, to Donald and Shirley Linn, of Leadville. A Lake County High School and University of Northern Colorado graduate, Linn worked for many years as a human resources director at Copper Mountain Ski Resort.

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Eleanor R. Morgan
Posted: October 15, 2014 - 3:24 pm

Eleanor R. Morgan, 87, of Leadville, passed away peacefully at home on Oct. 3.

She was born in Rochester, N.Y., on March 8, 1927, to Thomas and Katherine Curry. She married John Wesley Morgan on May 27, 1950, and they moved to Colorado soon after their wedding. They were married for 18 years.

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Jameson William Stout
Posted: October 15, 2014 - 3:25 pm

Jamie Stout, 18, of Twin Lakes, passed away Oct. 8 after a four-and-a-half year battle with cancer.

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Emma Louise Bernhardt
Posted: October 15, 2014 - 3:21 pm

Emma Louise Bernhardt, 84, of Granite, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 7, at Columbine Manor Care Center in Salida.

Bernhardt was born Sept. 6, 1930, in Salida to Benjamin and Amelia (Coster) Veltrie.

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Tuesday 10/14/2014
Shirley Linn
Posted: October 14, 2014 - 1:14 pm

A funeral service for Shirley Linn will be held this Saturday, Oct. 18, at 11 a.m. at The Kingdom Hall, 729 U.S. 24. All are welcome. A reception will follow at the Linn home, 605 W. Third St.

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Wednesday 10/08/2014
Bernard L. “Bun” Ryan
Posted: October 08, 2014 - 5:01 pm

Bernard L. “Bun” Ryan, 90, of Los Alamos, N.M., passed away on Sept. 29.

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Wednesday 09/24/2014
Shirley J. Linn
Posted: September 24, 2014 - 2:22 pm

Shirley J. Linn, 70, of Leadville since 1966, passed away at her home on Sept. 20 after a long battle with cancer.

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Wednesday 09/17/2014
Kurt Leo Diedrich
Posted: September 17, 2014 - 1:59 pm

Kurt Leo Diedrich, 59, of Azle, Texas, passed away on Sept. 2 in his home. He was born on June 18, 1955, at St. Vincent Hospital in Leadville to his parents, Kenneth and Elizabeth Diedrich.

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Friday 09/12/2014
Shane Nelson
Posted: September 12, 2014 - 11:21 am

Shane Nelson was born to Wesley Nelson and Iris May Ossman on Aug. 21, 1956 in San Manual, Ariz.

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Richard “Rick” L. Robbins Jr.
Posted: September 12, 2014 - 11:21 am

Richard “Rick” L. Robbins, Jr.,died on Aug. 30, in Denver, after a short illness.

He was born Dec. 15, 1948, in Willcox, Ariz., to Richard Leroy Robbins Sr. and Vinnie Marie (Miller) Robbins. He graduated from Lake County High School in 1968 and later married his wife, Norma Jean Robbins, on Nov. 16, 1996.

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