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John Robert Piearson, 70, of Leadville passed away on March 18.  He was born on June 26, 1950 in Atlantic, Iowa to Helen (Dicks) and Earl Piearson.

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Arthur “Wayne” Mitchell passed away on March 5 in Rapid City, South Dakota. Mitchell was born on June 14, 1948 to Arthur and Maxine Mitchell.

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Donald E. Swett, 84, passed away peacefully in his home on March 15 in Leadville.

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Dink Ellis Williford, 81, died at home on his farm with his dogs on February 15.

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Mary Lou Arnold of Colorado Springs died peacefully on March 17. Arnold was born December 12, 1937 in Mogote.

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John T. O’Leary II passed away peacefully on February 15 in Henderson surrounded by family. O’Leary was born in Leadville on June 13, 1933. He was the fourth child out of 13 born to John T. O’Leary and Emma Olga Schlaepfer.

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Michael Tito Trujillo passed away on Saturday, February 27, a week after celebrating his 68th birthday.

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Mary V. Gonzales, 63, of Leadville passed at her home surrounded by family on March 3 following a battle with cancer.

Tomas U. G. Shockey, 70, of Pueblo passed away on February 24. A private family service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 5. An inurnment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. The service may be viewed through live stream on Facebook or YouTube through Romero Family Funeral Home, Pueblo.

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Former Leadville Mayor Bud Elliott passed away on Feb. 21. Elliott was a loving grandfather, father, brother, husband and friend. He loved Leadville and its people. After arriving in Leadville in 1994, Elliott spent the rest of his adult life working side-by-side with friends and colleagues …

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Richard James Garcia, 71, of Leadville passed away on February 25 after a three month stay in the hospital. Garcia was unexpectedly taken into a hospital in December, where he battled COVID-19, pneumonia and sepsis.

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Beverly Ann Gunderman, 81, died unexpectedly of cancer on February 11 at her winter home in Prescott Valley, Arizona. Gunderman was born on February 28, 1939 in Spring Valley, Illinois, to Truman and Mary Jean Combes (deceased). She spent her early years in Central Illinois before moving to …

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Yolanda Jeanette LaCome, of Leadville, passed away on January 12. She was born on Nov. 14, 1985.

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After a lengthy battle with cancer, John B. Sullivan passed away peacefully on January 25 at a care facility in Sierra Vista, Arizona.

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George Washington Barnett Jr., 86, died of lymphoma on Jan. 16 in Salida. Barnett was born in Minturn on July 5, 1934 to Mae (Wyatt) and George Barnett Sr. He had one sister, Anna Mae, who preceded him in death.

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Leslie Richard Lyle passed away peacefully at his home in Helena, Montana December 2. Lyle was born September 18, 1928 to Leslie and Mable Lyle.

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Mary “Joan” Bruce, age 83, passed away on December 19 in Colorado Springs. Bruce lived the last several years at Broadmoor Court where she enjoyed reading, bingo, puzzles and socializing. According to her family, the love, compassion and dignity that the staff from Broadmoor Court and Suncre…

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Jared N. Miller, 84, passed away Dec. 22 in Canon City after a courageous two-year battle against cancer. He was surrounded by his loving family at the time of his passing.

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Thomas Michael (Mike) Birmingham, 68, of Silverthorne passed away surrounded by loved ones on Sunday, December 13, following a valiant battle with cancer.

Gilbert Alires passed away December 4 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He is survived by his wife, Josie Alires of Grants, New Mexico; daughters Sharow (Larry) Hickey, Shelly (Andrew) Murietta and  Gwen (Mike) Fields of Albuquerque; sons Norman (Ramona) Alires and Melvin Alires of Albuquerque; si…

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On December 4, Lynne Thomas (Dougherty) a loving wife and mother of four children, passed away at the age of 77.

Gilbert Alires passed away December 4 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He is survived by his wife, Josie Alires of Grants, New Mexico; sisters Clo Gallegos and Gloria Trujillo of Leadville, Mary Baker of Elko, Nevada, and Margaret Cardona of Denver; and brothers Andy of Grants,and Bobby, Arthur, …

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Billie Adkins, age 89, of Springdale, Arkansas died Saturday, October 24, peacefully at his home, with his family around him. Adkins was born August 18, 1931 in Midkiff, West Virginia to Bernie and Isabelle Yeager Adkins.

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Helen Louise Henning was born on April 26, 1929, in Vian, Oklahoma to Helen Louise (Moss) Young and Austin Z. Young Sr., and passed away on July 22 in Fort Smith, Arkansas.

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Meredith Spesock, 59, a wife and mother, passed away in her Twin Lakes home on October 11.

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Michael “Mike” Lawrence McNicholas passed away on October 29 in Cañon City. The oldest of six children, McNicholas was born February 9, 1954 to John and Jean McNicholas at the air force base in Burtonwood, Warrington England.

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Madalyn Videtich, 85, a lifelong resident of Leadville, passed away on October 19 in Frisco. She was born May 20, 1935, in Salida to Frank M. Marcella and Anna Tauzel. She married Edward J. Videtich on February 12, 1957 in Raton, New Mexico, and on February 22, 1957, in Leadville.

Janet E. (Routh) Silva, 69, of Northglenn and formerly of Leadville passed away peacefully in her sleep on the morning of Sept. 21 after a long and painful battle with psoriasis.

Larry Allen Mason passed away on Sept. 7 at his home in Belgrade, Montana. Mason was born on June 7, 1945, in Tyler, Texas, to parents William R. Mason and Bernice (Lapp) Mason. 

 Clementine Marie Corazza Hren was born Sept. 21, 1933, in Denver, the only child of Rudolph and Angeline Baldessari Corrazza. She passed away on Sept. 18 at Highline Place Memory Care in Littleton, where she had spent the last 17 months of her life.

Benjamin Anthony LaCome passed away on Sept. 3. He was born on June 8, 1954 in Leadville to parents Alonzo and Ernestine LaCome.

Margaret (Margie) J. Cornella O’Leary passed away on Aug. 22. She was preceded in death by her parents, Rose and Chester Cornella and brother John. 

Armando “Marty” N. Martinez, 78, of Leadville, passed away peacefully at his home in Leadville surrounded by his wife and children on Aug. 22. He was born September 6, 1941 in Taos, New Mexico to Benediano “Ben” and Adelia Martinez. He married Shirley Martinez on July 15, 1966 in Penasco, Ne…

Ramona (Mona) Negrete Martinez passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 25 at her Spring Creek, Nevada home after a four-year battle with cancer. Her family was by her side at her death.

George “The Greek” Egglezos, 87, formerly of Leadville, passed away August 12 at his home in Palm Harbor, Florida.

Maximiano Edward Tafoya, 68, of Leadville passed away peacefully on August 3 in the comfort of his home. Max Tafoya, as he was known as by many, was born March 16, 1952 to Samuel Felix and Mary Emma (Cordova) Tafoya in Leadville. He was the second oldest of eight children.

Renaye V. Green, 52, of Leadville passed away on Saturday, August 1, in the comfort of her home, surrounded by her family. According to her family, Green managed to always have a smile on her face throughout a long battle with ovarian cancer.

Sharon Smith, a mother and wife, passed away on Friday, July 31.

Andrew James Booth, 14, of Leadville passed away on June 14 in Aurora. He was born April 13, 2006 in Frisco to James and Sandy (Beck) Booth.

Dakota Dean “Cody” Kemp, 27, of Grand Junction and recently of Leadville passed away on Tuesday, July 7 in Leadville. He was born May 10, 1993 in Glenwood Springs to Jason Dean Kemp and Angela Dawn Clark-Dixon.

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Malinda Lea Zeisel, 63, of Fort Collins (and formerly of Leadville) passed away July 12 at FairAcres Manor in Greeley after a five year battle with cancer.

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Salvador (Sal) B. Mercado passed away peacefully in the comfort of his home in Leadville. Mercado was born in Chandler on May 14, 1938, son of the late Manuel Mercado, Sr. and Ana (Valdez) Mercado.

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Lou Ann McKelvain, age 60, and resident of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, passed away on Friday, June 26.

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Josephine Angela Malesich, a long-time resident of Leadville, passed away on June 24 at Pikes Peak Center in Colorado Springs at the age of 96. Malesich was born on March 30, 1924.

Barbara G. Corliss passed away in the comfort of her home on June 6 at age 65. Corliss was born in Alamosa on May 26, 1955, daughter to the late Marvin and Theresa Achatz. Corliss grew up in Leadville and graduated from Lake County High School.

Becky Brito, 96, of Thornton since 2013, and formerly of Leadville, passed away on Wednesday, May 27, in Thornton.

Lifelong resident of Leadville, Leslie (Tuffy) Lee Parlin, died on June 6 at the age of 72 at the University of Colorado Medical Center in Denver.