May 26, 2015

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Wednesday 05/20/2015
William M. Swentzell
Posted: May 20, 2015 - 5:15 pm

William M. Swentzell III passed away in Denver on April 12.

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Gloria (Avila) Montoya
Posted: May 20, 2015 - 5:12 pm

Gloria (Avila) Montoya, a longtime resident of Leadville, passed away on Saturday, May 16, in Grand Junction, two months to the day from her son Frank’s death.

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Michael Wayne Johnson
Posted: May 20, 2015 - 5:11 pm

Michael Wayne Johnson, 52, passed away at OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City, Okla., on April 29 from complications due to a stroke.

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Lawrence (Larry) Victor Posanka
Posted: May 20, 2015 - 5:12 pm

Lawrence (Larry) Victor Posanka died April 30 in Lakewood.

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Robert “Bob” Adams
Updated: May 22, 2015 - 10:06 am

A service of remembrance will be held for Robert “Bob” Adams room noon to 3 p.m., on Saturday, May 30, at Ski Cooper near Leadville.

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Wednesday 05/13/2015
William Joseph Lesmeister
Posted: May 13, 2015 - 4:29 pm

William Joseph Lesmeister, 51, passed away May 2 in Canon City. He was born June 30, 1963, in Denver, but lived most of his life in Leadville. He was the son of Fred C. and Virgene (Anderson) Lesmeister.

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Wednesday 05/06/2015
Juanita “Sadie” Perez
Posted: May 06, 2015 - 11:28 am

Juanita “Sadie” Perez, mother of the Rev. Jesse Perez, pastor of Holy Family Parish in Leadville, died on May 4 at the age of 86.

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Laurence Montano
Posted: May 06, 2015 - 11:27 am

Laurence Montano, 88, passed away peacefully after a short stay at Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, Calif., on April 21, with his son, David, at his side.

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Wednesday 04/29/2015
Elvira M. (Nana) Cerise
Posted: April 29, 2015 - 3:05 pm

Elvira M. (Nana) Cerise, 95, died Friday, April 24, in the new end-of-life care room of the Deseret Health and Rehab in Saratoga, Wyo.

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Wednesday 04/22/2015
Philip David Blackwell
Posted: April 22, 2015 - 2:50 pm

Philip David Blackwell, most recently of Ordway, died April 12.

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Donald E. Larsh
Posted: April 22, 2015 - 2:51 pm

Donald E. Larsh was born June 26, 1925, in Leadville, to parents Edward and Lillian (Beurman) Larsh. He died April 10 at a hospice in Loveland.

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Wednesday 04/15/2015
Robert George “Bob” Savoren
Posted: April 15, 2015 - 5:16 pm

Robert George “Bob” Savoren, 81, lifetime resident of Leadville, passed away on Friday, April 3, in Grand Junction.

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Tiffany Dawn Owsley
Posted: April 15, 2015 - 5:14 pm

Tiffany Dawn Owsley, 32, of Leadville since 1997, passed away Thursday, April 9, in Salida.

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Wednesday 04/01/2015
Garrell Dean “Red” Seme
Posted: April 01, 2015 - 3:03 pm

Garrell Dean “Red” Seme, resident of Leadville for 45 years, passed away peacefully on March 3, 2015, at The Denver Hospice Center after a two year battle with brain cancer.

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Robert “Bob” Adams
Posted: April 01, 2015 - 3:00 pm

Robert “Bob” Adams, 79, of Leadville since 1960, passed away Tuesday, March 24, at his home.

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George J. Donovan
Posted: April 01, 2015 - 3:02 pm

George J. Donovan, 88, recently of Aurora, formerly of Leadville, passed away Monday morning, March 16, in Aurora.

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Wednesday 03/25/2015
Daniel D. Wilmot
Posted: March 25, 2015 - 3:33 pm

Daniel D. Wilmot was born June 10, 1927, to Vangelle (Van) and Lawrence (Larry) Wilmot in Park County. He died March 18 at a hospital in Boise, Idaho.

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Olivama Casias
Posted: March 25, 2015 - 3:30 pm

Olivama Casias, 81, of Leadville, passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, March 20.

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Frank Edward Salazar Jr.
Updated: March 25, 2015 - 3:33 pm

Frank Edward Salazar Jr., 29, lifelong resident of Leadville, passed away Monday, March 16, in Leadville. He was born on March 21, 1985, to Frank E. Salazar Sr. and Gloria (Avila) Montoya in Leadville. He graduated from Lake County High School in 2003 and received his Associate of Arts degree in 2008 from Colorado Mountain College. He went on to receive a degree in graphic design from Westwood College in Denver in 2011.

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George J. Donovan
Posted: March 25, 2015 - 3:31 pm

George J. Donovan, 88, recently of Aurora, formerly of Leadville, passed away Monday morning, March 16, in Aurora.

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Tuesday 03/24/2015
Daniel D Wilmot
Posted: March 24, 2015 - 11:52 am

Daniel D Wilmot was born June 10, 1927, to Vangelle (Van) and Lawrence (Larry) Wilmot in Park County. He died March 18 at a hospital in Boise, Idaho.

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Wednesday 03/11/2015
Tony “Toots” Podpechan
Posted: March 11, 2015 - 2:33 pm

Tony “Toots” Podpechan, 91, of Leadville, passed away Sunday, March 8, in Salida.

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Wednesday 03/04/2015
Chester Dale “Chet” Magill
Posted: March 04, 2015 - 3:20 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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Monday 03/02/2015
Olga A. Petey
Posted: March 02, 2015 - 4:11 pm

Olga A. Petey, 95, lifetime resident of Leadville, passed away at her home in Leadville on Wednesday, Feb. 25.

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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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