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Jason Perry Rickard

January 21, 2019 — Jason Perry Rickard, 37, of Glenwood Springs, died January 16, 2019, in Glenwood Springs. Services are pending. Jason was a heavy equipment operator in stone work. He is survived by his wife, Ronda; one daughter, Ella Rickard of Glenwood Springs; his parents, Bradley and Karen

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Norman LeRoy Gould (May 20, 1937 — December 28, 2018)

January 17, 2019 — Addendum to previous obituary from Dec. 31, 2018 Norman went home to be with his Lord and Savior with his wife & family by his side. Norman left a forever impact on many people's lives. He was a true servant of God, loving people no

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Fred Samuel Gonzales (April 6, 1954 January 7, 2019)

January 16, 2019 — Freddy was born in Oak Creek Colorado, he moved to Glenwood springs as a young child. He was a longtime resident of the valley. He also owned and operated Gonzales Painting for many years with his brother John Gonzales. He was a very beloved member

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Patricia Ann Mobley (January 23, 1946 – January 14, 2019)

January 16, 2019 — Patricia Ann Mobley went on to be with the Lord on January 14, 2019, with her loving family by her side. She leaves behind a devoted husband Donald Mobley Jr.,two fur babies, daughters Aileen Marshall husband Randy Marshall, Alisha Carter, along with 4 grandchildren and

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David Lee Potts (March 23, 1959 — January 6, 2019)

January 15, 2019 — David Lee Potts of Glenwood Springs, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Jan. 6, 2019. He was born March 23, 1959, in Long Beach CA, though he has lived in the valley on and off since 1982. He is survived by his daughter Sidney

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Richard Erwin Alary (January 5, 1950 — January 12, 2019)

January 15, 2019 — Richard Erwin Alary passed away peacefully on January 12, 2019, at Valley View Hospital from complications of a fall and heart failure. He was born on January 5, 1950, in Arkansas. Richard grew up in Thousand Oaks, California, and moved to Glenwood Springs in 1979.

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Darwin Ray Rather (August 20, 1928 — January 11, 2019)

January 15, 2019 — It is with deep remorse that we announce the passing of Darwin Ray Rather, 90, of Basalt, Colorado. He passed away January 11, at Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, with his family at his side. Ray was born in Sudan, Texas, August 20,

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Joseph “Toby” Friemel (November 27, 1935 — December 9, 2018)

January 15, 2019 — It is with great sadness the family of Joseph Vincent "Toby" Friemel, 83, announces his passing on Sunday, December 9, 2018 in Spokane, Washington. Toby was born November 27, 1935, in Amarillo, Texas, to Fredrick and Mary (Crouch) Friemel. He lived and attended school in

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James Milender (April 22, 1939 — January 8, 2019)

January 14, 2019 — Jim passed peacefully with his wife and stepdaughter Chareen at his side. Jim was born to Wilbert and Maybelle (Hefferin) Milender in Casper, Wyoming, and passed away at Hope West Hospice in Grand Junction, CO. Jim worked as a heavy equipment operator and truck driver,

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Lois Ferbrache (January 6, 2019 — January 18, 1927)

January 14, 2019 — Lois Ferbrache, age 91, passed away on January 6, 2019, in Greeley, Colorado. She was born on January 18, 1927, in Eads, Colorado, to Nolan and Bessie Kelley. Lois married Harvey Ferbrache on the 29th day of March 1946. She and Harvey were married for

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Jeffrey William Anderson (April 20, 1971 – January 1, 2019)

January 12, 2019 — With deep sorrow, we announce the sudden death of our beloved, Jeff Anderson, who died of natural causes, during the morning on the first day of 2019. He passed during an early morning hunting trip, in the snow, on a mountain (Four Peaks in Maricopa

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Allen Koeneke (May 16, 1927 – December 24, 2018)

January 11, 2019 — Allen passed peacefully in his home in Carbondale, Colorado Christmas Eve morning. Born in Brighton Colorado to Lillie and Rudolph Koeneke. Following Service in the US Navy in 1945-46, attended Colorado A&M (now CSU) in Fort Collins. There met his wife , Merilu Gray of

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Christopher John Maniscalchi (December 10, 1962 — January 2, 2019)

January 10, 2019 — Chris lived a short but active life. He was born in Trenton, Michigan, grew up in Redford Township, Michigan, and graduated from Redford Union High School. Chris moved to Snowmass Village in 1981 after his sister Maria opened Mama Maria's Pizzeria. He worked as the

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Wayne Ray Pecjak (May 15, 1946 — January 2, 2019)

January 8, 2019 — Wayne Ray Pecjak, age 72, passed away peacefully after a long battle with cancer at his home in Florence, Arizona, surrounded by his family, on Wednesday, January 2, 2019. He was born May 15, 1946, in Denver, Co., to Frank and Mardelle Pecjak. He was

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James (Jim) F. Meeker (August 8, 1932 — January 5, 2019)

January 8, 2019 — James (Jim) F. Meeker, 86, of Rifle, Colorado, passed away peacefully on January 5, 2019, surrounded by family. Jim was born to John and Frances (Dearborn) Meeker on August 8, 1932, in Albion, Pennsylvania, where he later married Mildred E. Einhiple on September 28, 1957.

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William Clyde Abbott (November 8, 1947 — January 6, 2019)

January 8, 2019 — William Clyde Abbott, 71, of Rifle, Colorado, passed away January 6, 2019. William was born November 8, 1947, to Leroy and Lela (Herd) Abbott in Worland, Wyoming. He married Charla Abbott May 4, 1996, in Dove Creek, Colorado. William aka Willy was an avid outdoorsman

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James Simpkins Sr. (April 9, 1946 — December 30, 2018)

January 7, 2019 — James Simpkins Sr. of Rifle, Colorado, passed away on December 30, 2018, at the age of 72. James is survived by his wife of 22 years, Donna Simpkins, married on December 22, 1996. Also, his sister Arlene Trayham, son James Simpkins, Jr., 3 grandchildren, 1

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Donnie Downing (September 15, 1947 — December 23, 2018)

January 7, 2019 — IN LOVING MEMORY OF Donnie Lane Downing Sept 15,1947-Dec 23,2018 Don was born in Gideon, Missouri, to Homer and Orba (Hedgecock) Downing. He enlisted in the Army in 1967 and went to Vietnam. Don was in the 25th infantry, he was awarded the Bronze star

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Ella Caroline Stephens

January 7, 2019 — Ella Caroline Stephens, 91, passed away December 31, 2018, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Grand Junction, CO. Ella was born to Clarence and Alma (Hight) Stephens on the family ranch in Sweetwater Creek, Colorado. She helped her Dad with the ranch in her youth.

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Patricia Ann Winters (January 6, 1936 – November 17, 2018)

January 7, 2019 — Pat Winters passed away after a short illness on November 17, 2018. Pat was born in San Diego, California to parents David and Velda Ruth Flinn. Dave was a career Navy man, so the family lived in many places while Pat was growing up, including

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