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Janice Ward (Jan. 11, 1959 — Oct. 11, 2017)

October 17, 2017 — With sadness, the family of Janice Ward announces her passing on October 11, 2017, at the age of 58 in Littleton, Colorado. Jan was born in Morristown, New Jersey, on January 11, 1959. She most recently lived in Glenwood Springs, which has been her home

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Paul Shores (May 6, 1952 — October 4, 2017)

October 17, 2017 — Paul Griffin Shores was born in Savanna, Illinois, on May 6, 1952, and died in Davenport, Iowa, on October 4, 2017. He was preceded in death by his brother, David Kent Shores, in 1972, and his father, Harold "Buck" Shores, in 2015. He is survived

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Carl Stratton Sigmon (September 10, 1947 — October 14, 2017)

October 17, 2017 — Carl passed away with family by his side. He was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was a teacher, Elks member, Eagle Scout and Scout leader. Carl's survived by his brother Mike (Gail); sons Marc and Darian; daughter Caryn (Kalvin); grandchildren Treavor, Breauna, Isabel, Oakleigh and

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Calder Raymond Cronkite (Oct. 14, 2017 — Oct. 14, 2017)

October 17, 2017 — Calder Raymond Cronkite, son of Tyler and Julia Cronkite, grew his wings on Saturday, October 14. There will be a visitation for family and friends at the Rifle Funeral Home on Friday, October 20, from 1:30-2:45 pm. A short prayer service will follow at 2:54

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James “Mike” McBreen (November 18, 1926 – October 8, 2017)

October 13, 2017 — Mike McBreen passed away peacefully October 8, 2017, in his Glenwood Springs home of 66 years, surrounded by his family. Mike genuinely loved his family and the outdoors. He was a storyteller like no other. Mike was born on November 18, 1926, in Minturn, CO,

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Hometown remembers climber Hayden Kennedy

October 11, 2017 — Hayden Kennedy made a conscious decision in recent years to unplug from the media hype and instant gratification that had infiltrated the activity he loved most and life in general, one of his former high school teachers in Carbondale recalled Wednesday. "He closed his Facebook

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Zorka (Zora) Elizabeth Derby (Feb 24, 1925 – Oct 09, 2017)

October 11, 2017 — Zorka (Zora) Elizabeth Derby, 92, of Carbondale, died peacefully on October 9 after a brief illness. Zora was born February 24, 1925, to Pasquale and Elizabeth (Slakich) Radman in Rock Springs, Wyoming. Zora graduated from Rock Springs High, and owned a boarding house with her

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Leonard Shoemaker (June 29th, 1937 ­— October 8th, 2017)

October 10, 2017 — Leonard Shoemaker, 80, of Montrose, Co, died October 8, 2017, of heart disease. Leonard was born in Basalt, Co, on June 29, 1937, to Cecil and Louise (Genner) Shoemaker. He graduated from Basalt in 1955. He worked for Larry Hyrup hauling logs off Red Table

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Nick Terliamis (March 25th, 1935 — October 5th, 2017)

October 9, 2017 — Nick Terliamis, born March 25th, 1935, to Georgina and Luis Terliamis in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, passed peacefully at his home in Paonia, Colorado, on October 5th, 2017. He was a Colorado native and longtime resident of the Roaring Fork Valley. He owned a successful excavation

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James Ronald Dupras (March 17, 1936 — October 8, 2017)

October 9, 2017 — James Ronald Dupras went to meet his Lord Jesus on October 8, 2017. He was born on March 17, 1936, to Arthur and Agnes Dupras in Marquette, Michigan, St. Patrick's Baby. James served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He married the

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Megan Jane Swanton (March 19, 1972 — October 5, 2017)

October 8, 2017 — Megan Jane Swanton, daughter of Terry and Molly, mother of beloved daughter Tahia, sister of Lindsay, left us October 5, 2017, far too early. She was an exuberant, beautiful and talented woman. Born March 19, 1972, in Aspen, Colorado, she went on to become a

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Robert K. Weiss (September 29, 1964 — September 21, 2017)

October 5, 2017 — Robert K. Weiss, 52, of Glenwood Springs passed away September 21, 2017, at Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs. Rob was born on September 29, 1964, in San Francisco, CA, to Herbert Weiss, Sr., and Heide Heikkila. His life was filled with wonderful family, friends

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Linda Vaughn (January 14, 1956 – October 01, 2017)

October 4, 2017 — Linda Vaughn, 61, of Parachute passed away October 01, 2017. Linda was born January 14, 1956, in Roswell, New Mexico. Linda loved her grandchildren, children and her many nieces and nephews. She loved going to casinos and fishing. Linda was a CNA at the Colorado

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Dawn Christine Roberts

October 3, 2017 — In loving memory of Dawn Christine Roberts, born September 28, 1967; died August 2017. Christy grew up in Lafayette, Louisiana, and was a former resident of Glenwood Springs, CO. She attended Louisiana State University and was a nurse for 20 years. She is survived by

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Jerry B. LeHew (1936-2017)

October 2, 2017 — Jerry B. LeHew was born August 03, 1936, to C.C. (Tip) and Marvel Sigler LeHew in Trenton, Missouri, and raised and graduated in Lakewood, Colorado. He worked in Lakewood all of his life. He retired to Rifle, Colorado. Jerry married Carolyn Bosely, and two daughters,

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James Kilburn Weaver, M.D. (1929-2017)

September 30, 2017 — James Kilburn Weaver, age 88, died in Socttsdale, Arizona on September 20, 2017 of a massive stroke. He was with his loving wife, Kathie, and his niece, Heather Borch-Christensen. James Kilburn Weaver was born in Fort Collins, Colorado on April 9, 1929 to Jess and

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Emmie Mielke

September 30, 2017 — Emma passed away peacefully at Heritage Park Care Center where she spent her last years in assisted living and nursing care. The entire staff became her extended family and a big thank you to all for the good and loving care she received. She was

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Doyce Von Burkes (December 14, 1930 – September 22, 2017)

September 27, 2017 — Doyce was the youngest of six children born to Thomas Burkes and Maude Roberts Burkes in Indian Gap, Texas. He served in the Air Force in England from 1951 to 1954, where he met the love of his life, Gillian Hubbard Burkes. They were married

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Robert Karl Weiss

September 26, 2017 — Robert Karl Weiss passed away September 21, 2017, in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. He is survived by his longtime companion, Joan Preisner; his parents, Herbert Weiss Sr. and Heidi Heikkila; brother Herbert Weiss Jr.; and numerous stepsiblings. A memorial service will be held a later date.

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BARBARA GREEN (August 24th, 1937 – September 15th, 2017)

September 20, 2017 — Barbara Green lived a life full of love and devotion to her family, friends and God. She was born in Crawford, Colorado, in 1937 to Edward and Ethel Green. She experienced the country girl life she held close to her heart. Her high school years

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