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Dina Maria Vera passed away peacefully on Sept. 13 in Wheatridge. She was 97 years old. 

Beverly Kay Rhodus Blamey, of Denver and formerly Leadville, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family and little dog Marley on Sept. 2. 

Roderick Franklin “Frank” Pace of Delta passed away in Parker on Friday, June 3. He was born Nov. 12, 1933 in Delta. Later on, Pace and his wife Nira raised their family in Leadville before retiring in Delta. 

Rob Johnson was born in Denver on March 22, 1984 and grew up in the Vail Valley. He also lived in Leadville, where he worked at Ski Cooper for ten years. In 2017 Rob moved to Gainesville, Florida to be closer to family. 

Richard Nelson passed away on July 25, 2022 at the age of 68 in Gainesville, Georgia after a four-year battle with progressive supranuclear palsy, or PSP.  

Carla Cerise, 66, formerly of Leadville, passed away peacefully at her home in Colorado Springs on April 30, 2022 with her son Rick by her side. She was born to Estefanita and Rupert Casias on Aug. 4, 1956 in Leadville, where she was raised. 

Gary Wayne Lykins, age 79, died at the MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital in Tacoma, Washington on July 6, 2022. 

Bert Jimenez, 71, of Leadville, died at home on Dec. 17, 2021.

On Monday, June 27, 2022, Nathan Lehmann, loving partner, son and father of three children passed away at the age of 58. He was born on October 22, 1963 in Papua, New Guinea to Arlo and Joyce Lehmann.

Ed Slifka passed away peacefully in Buena Vista on June 30, 2022 after an abrupt battle with T-cell lymphoma. He was 77 years old.

Frank Pace of Delta passed away in Parker on Friday, June 3. He was born Nov. 12, 1934 in Delta. Later on, Pace and his wife Nira raised their family in Leadville before retiring in Delta.

Ruth Sarah (Kissinger) Jardee, formerly of Leadville, passed away peacefully the morning of May 26, 2022, her family said. She was 98 years old.

Lucille Mascaranez passed on May 26, 2022 at the age of 79, one week from her 80th birthday. She was born June 11, 1942. Lucille was a loving wife, sister, aunt, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, her family said.

Peter Glenn Moller, 79, formerly of Traverse City, Michigan, passed away May 29, 2022 in Crystal Lake, Illinois. Peter was born Nov. 7, 1942 in St. Louis, Missouri to Glenn Loren and Elizabeth Anne (Jarvis) Moller. He grew up in the St. Louis area and was an active member in the United Churc…

Michael Lynn Gaston, 58, of Olpe, Kansas passed away at his home on Thursday, June 2, 2022.

Heather Cole-Evans of Mims, Florida was taken too soon from a life she enjoyed to the fullest, her family said.

Mary Lou Eggan was born Dec. 17, 1934 in Leadville to Joseph and Staffie (DeMay) Ponikvar. Upon high school graduation, she joined the U.S. Navy and was stationed in Norfolk, Virginia, where she met and married Donald C. Eggan of Helena, Montana. They made their home in Helena and were marri…

Jeanine K. Bowers passed away after years of struggling with dementia, having been cared for in a facility since a debilitating stroke.

Bonne Lee Reily was born on July 24, 1928 in International Falls, Minnesota.  She died peacefully at her home in Leadville on Feb. 23, 2022. Reily was the youngest of four daughters born to John and Grace Reily. John Reily was a telegrapher and Indian agent for the Duluth, Minneapolis and Ir…

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Eleanor L. “Ele” Tekansik, 88, long-time resident of Leadville and Canon City, passed away peacefully in Aurora on Friday, Feb. 4, 2022.  She was born on Jan. 27, 1934 in Leadville, where she was raised. She was the second daughter of the late Raymond and Dolores Anna (Dice) Bond.  After gra…

Paul V. Ambrose, 75, a long-time Leadville resident, passed away on Jan. 21 at Rocky Mountain Assisted Living in Wheatridge with his niece and nephew at his side.

Amy J. Cruz, 45, passed away on Jan. 24 after a long battle with diabetes. Cruz was born on Oct. 23, 1976.

Russell James Nauta, 75, of Colorado Springs and formerly of Leadville and Woodland Park, passed away Jan. 25.

Timothy Behm, 65, of Leadville passed away peacefully on Jan. 22.

Armando Charles “Little Marty” Martinez Jr. of Leadville passed away on Jan. 19 surrounded by loved ones at Swedish Medical Center in Denver. He was born to Armando Sr. and Shirley Martinez on Sept. 12, 1967 in Leadville.

Tommy Clifford Casias of Leadville passed away on Jan. 15 at North Suburban Medical Center in Thornton.

Byron K. Vest, born July 1, 1969 in Denver, passed away suddenly of cardiac arrest in Sun City, Arizona on Dec. 2 at the age of 52. He was cremated and now rests peacefully at home in Colorado.

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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.