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Hugh Williams Evans, long-time ski trooper, career miner and friend of the Leadville community passed away at Frasier Meadows Assisted Living in Boulder on Nov. 28 at the age of 97. He was born March 21, 1924 in San Francisco, California to Audrey W. and Evan Cyfeiliog Evans Jr. of French an…

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Dorothy Ann Gillan passed away on Nov. 12 in Haceinda Heights, California at the age of 85.

Geoffrey Glenn Motika, 67, of Empire passed away on Dec. 6 at his home due to liver failure and prostate cancer with his wife Roxanne caring for him.

James Russell Thomas, age 84, of Louisville, Ohio passed away Tuesday, Nov. 23.

Diana M. Weber of Olympia, Washington died Nov. 19 after a long illness.

Rhonda Jean Renz, 68, passed on Nov. 13 from a heart attack at Sky Ridge Medical Center in Lone Tree.

Carlos A. Archuleta, 69, of Pueblo and formerly of Salida, passed away on Nov. 10.

Jamie D. Evans, a loving husband, father, brother and friend, passed away unexpectedly on Nov. 11 at Parker Adventist Hospital at the age of 57.

Lee A. Rager, 61, of Leadville passed away peacefully on Nov. 8 with family at his side.

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Bob Mehle of Leadville passed away peacefully on Nov. 4.

Deborah Day Lind died peacefully at her home in Littleton on Nov. 11 with her two dear daughters and close friends by her side.

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Edward “Jack” Longwell, 86, of Colorado City died on Oct. 25. He was born in Leadville to Joseph and Callie (Thompson) Longwell.

Anthony Raymond John Martinez, 58, of Espanola, New Mexico, passed away surrounded by family on Oct. 18. He was born to Orlando and Diana (Garcia) Martinez on Aug. 31, 1963 and was raised in Leadville.

Charlie Novosel, 79, of Twin Lakes passed away peacefully with his wife and children by his side in Littleton on Nov. 4.

Nitsa Egglezos, 87, passed away peacefully on Oct. 31 in New Port Richey, Florida.

Betty E. Sebes, 71, passed away Oct. 29 at Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center in Salida. She was born Aug. 21, 1950 in Montrose, the daughter of Floyd and Dorothy Buus Thatcher.

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Reverend Father Rafael Torres-Rico recited the Mass of Christian Burial on Monday, Oct. 18 at 10 a.m. for Louise Dorothy Clune. He was assisted by vocalist Ben Cisneros and organist Jean Elliott.

Richard Reed Last, 68, of Salida died Oct. 5 at his home. He was born April 25, 1953 to Esther Walkley Last and John Francis Last.

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June Hervert passed away on Oct. 9 in Reedsport, Oregon.

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Adelina Aurora Padilla, 89, of Leadville and formerly of Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico passed away peacefully on Aug. 12.

Carmen Cruz Rodriguez passed away peacefully at her home in Yuma, Arizona on Oct. 4 surrounded by family. Rodriguez was born on May 28, 1983 in Leadville.

Peter “Pete” Arne Pedersen of Fort Collins passed away Sept. 27. He was born on Sept. 21, 1935 in Grinnell, Iowa to Edwin and Hattie (Jantzen) Pedersen.

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Donald Eugene Meinen passed away on Sept. 30 in Rifle. Meinen was born on June 19, 1929 in Hebron, Nebraska. His mother and father were also born in Hebron.

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Robert Lee Warford of Mountain Home, Arkansas passed away on Oct. 5 at the age of 87. He was born on Aug. 16, 1934 in Kansas City, Kansas, the son of August and Dorothy Erisman Warford.

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Rhea Lucille Delorme Kness passed away peacefully on Oct. 3 at Heritage Park Care Center in Carbondale.

Louise Clune of Leadville passed away on Oct. 1. A viewing will take place a 9 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. on Oct. 18 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church on West Second Street in Leadville. The interment will take place at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery, with a reception foll…

Jean M. (Borries) Parry passed away on Aug. 29 at Crossroads Memory Care in Lakewood. She was born to Frederick F. Borries and Edith M. L. (Christie) Borries on Sept. 21, 1945.

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Toby F. Atencio, age 98, passed away in Colorado Springs on Sept. 20. He was preceded in death by his wife Sista M. Atencio on June 17, 2017. At the time of her death, they had been married 72 years.

It is with great sadness that the family of Rego Edward Omerigic announces his passing on Thursday, Sept. 23 at the age of 84.

Glenda Sue (Harbuck) Ellenberger passed away on Sept. 15 while on vacation with family and friends in Twin Lakes. Ellenberger was born on June 22, 1950, the daughter of Floyd William and Wanda Faye (Braisher) Harbuck in Anadarko, Oklahoma.

Neil T. Booth, age 67, passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, Sept. 8.  

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Janice Ann Mason, 60, of Negaunee Township, Michigan, died Aug. 28 in the care of her family following a 19-year battle with cancer.

Adele Elizabeth Neufeld, 96, of Brunswick, Georgia passed away on Aug. 29. Neufeld was born Aug. 13, 1925 in Trenton, New Jersey to Harley and Mildred Gaskill.

Martha June “Marty” Miller Brown was born on Oct. 18, 1934 in Jacksonville, Florida, and passed away Aug. 27 at Pathways Hospice  in Loveland at the age of 86.

Kelly Ann McKee passed away on Aug. 15 in Wheat Ridge. She was born on Jan. 19, 1982 in San Diego, California to Nancy and Michael McKee.

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Leadville native Charles Joseph “Chuck” Bost passed away on July 13 at Glenwood Springs Healthcare Center following a short illness. Born in Leadville on Aug. 23, 1933, Bost attended St. Mary’s School and then Lake County High School.

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Jose R. “Joe” Martinez Jr. passed away on Aug. 11. Martinez was born in Leadville to Jose R. “Martin” Martinez Sr. and Priscilla M. Martinez and was raised in Gilman.

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   Christopher Scott Roch died at his home in Redlands, California, on April 28 from complications of diabetes. Roch was 55 years old. He was born April 14, 1966 in St. Louis, Missouri.

Gary Edward Brown passed away unexpectedly at his home in Leadville on July 13. He was born on October 24, 1959 in Leadville to Harry and Donna Brown. Leadville was Brown’s hometown. He loved the high country.

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Robert F. “Bob” Motis was born on June 18, 1939 in Sterling to John and Lillian (Peterka) Motis. He was a graduate of Yuma Union High School and the University of Northern Colorado, and obtained a master’s degree in education from the University of Nebraska at Kearney. He married Margie Offe…

Dick Rodgers, 78, died unexpectedly doing what he loved — biking on July 4. He died at Bozeman Health Deaconess Hospital of a torn aorta.

Eric J. Vest passed away on July 1 at the age of 49. He was born in Salida on Dec. 26, 1971.

Paul R. “Pappy” Lowe, Lt., U.S. Navy, passed away July 9. He was 81 years old. There will be no funeral. His ashes will be taken to the top of Mount Elbert by friends and released to the winds, as Pappy requested.

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Patricia Ann (Donoher) Bogle, 87, of Clancy, Montana passed away peacefully at home on June 30. Formerly of Colorado Springs, Bogle had recently moved to Montana to live with her daughter’s family.

David Gorsuch passed away on June 26 in Vail. He was a member of the Leadville Sports Hall of Fame.

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On Sunday, June 20, Judy Demianiw passed away at the age of 57. Judy was born to George and Dorothy Demianiw on April 9, 1964 in Leadville.

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Gary Zadra, 82, passed away Tuesday, June 22 at Mission at Castle Rock Rehabilitation Center in Green River, Wyoming.

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Calvin Carl Dawe, 67, of Leadville passed away on May 20 at Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center in Denver. Dawe was born on March 4, 1954 in Ishpeming, Michigan.

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Kay R. Blair of Grand Junction passed away on June 8.

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Derald Dewayne “Max” Maxwell passed away on May 26 at the age of 84. He was born in Red Wing, Minnesota on April 23, 1937.

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Erma J. Roberts passed away on May 29 in Grand Junction. She was 86 years old.

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