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Erwin Raines

Apr 14, 1938 - Nov 24, 2023

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Alamosa, CO

"Ft. Garland resident Erwin Raines, 85, passed away November 24, 2023. Cremation was chosen and services will be held at a later date. "

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Anthony Herman Lucero

Jan 01, 1938 - Feb 24, 2024

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Alamosa, CO

Anthony Herman Lucero, 85, of Alamosa, Colorado passed away on February 24, 2024. Anthony was born in Alamosa, Colorado to Phillip Lucero and Anna Llanes Lucero. Anthony is survived by his brother, Robert Lucero and sister, Norma Samano, along with numerous nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews. Anthony is preceded in death by his mom, Anna, dad, Phillip, brothers, Jake Lucero, Phillip Lucero, and sisters, Ruth Lucero, Lucille Ruiz (Lucero), and Priscilla Lucero. Anthony went to West High School in Denver, Colorado, and graduated in 1958. He went on to earn his degree at El Camino College in Torrence, California. Anthony worked for Orkin pest control, starting as a Pest Control Technician and working his way up to a Sales Representative. He was a top performer, earning President Circle Awards including many vacations. He enjoyed traveling and spending time with family and friends and most of all his dog, Dingo. Visitation 10:00 a.m., Rosary 11:00 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 7, 2024, at Archdiocese of Denver Chapel, 12801 West 44th Avenue, Wheat Ridge, Colorado, 80033.

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Estelle Grace McArthur Jack

Apr 05, 1934 - Feb 28, 2024

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Alamosa, CO

Estelle Grace McArthur Jack Estelle Grace (McArthur) Jack died peacefully in Alamosa on February 28, 2024. Estelle was born in Burlington, CO in 1934 on April 5th to loving parents who loved her dearly. She and her brother, Guy, had many fond memories together in eastern Colorado, and they were always very close. Estelle's family later moved to Sanford, CO after her dad bought a beautiful ranch when she was in middle school. Later Estelle attended Excelsior High School where she met Don Jack. The two fell in love and were later married on July 1, 1955, in Taos, NM. Estelle and Don had a beautiful baby girl, Cynthia Grace Jack, and their lives were changed forever. Estelle loved being married and Cindy was her pride and joy. Estelle endured many trials in her life, including losing both her loving husband and her beautiful daughter way too early in life. However, she found a way to find the beauty in life and everything around her. She had many dear friends and extended family that she would find strength and happiness in. She was always a light and a joy for all those who knew her. Estelle is preceded in death by her loving husband, Don Arnell Jack; her beautiful daughter, Cynthia Grace (Jack) Stock; her son-in-law, Howard Fredrick Stock Jr.; her parents, Clifford and Mildred (Schlosser) McArthur; her brother, Guy Thomas McArthur; her mother and father in law, Robert and Ruby (Hansen) Jack. A Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, March 5th at the Rogers Family Mortuary Chapel in Alamosa. There will be a viewing starting at 10:00, followed by a service at 11:00. All friends and loved ones are welcome to attend. Estelle will be buried in Sanford following the service. Rogers Family Mortuary is care of arrangements. To leave words of comfort, tributes and remembrances please visit www.RogersFunerals.com

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Laura Maria Espinoza

Aug 31, 1942 - Feb 23, 2024

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Alamosa, CO

"Longtime Alamosa resident Laura Maria Espinoza, 81, went to be with the Lord on February 23, 2024. Laura was born August 31, 1942 in Capulin, CO, the daughter of Christobal and Anita Montya. She married Jose V. “Walter” Espinoza on July 10, 1968 in Conejos, CO. Laura will forever be remembered as a faithful servant of the Lord, a loving wife, mother, sister and grandmother. She created a warm and welcoming home that was always open to family and friends. Laura will be remembered for great cooking and always had a meal for anyone who stopped by. She was a woman of integrity, comfort and generosity. She is survived by her husband Walter Espinoza, her 4 children; Orlie Espinoza of Alamosa, Jeff Espinoza of Fountain, Mario Espinoza of Lone Tree, and Aaron Espinoza of Alamosa, 4 grandchildren; D’Mitri Espinoza, Alysa Espinoza, Elijah Espinoza and Montana Pearce; her siblings Eloisa Roybal of Ogden, UT, Pauline Torrez of Denver, Susie and Eddie Mestas of Oklahoma City, OK, Rose and Frank Martinez of Westminster, CO, Dennis Montoya of Alamosa, Ronnie and Sharel Montoya of Alamosa, Becky and Carlos Arispe of Westminster. She is survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Laura was preceded in death by her parents Christobal and Anita Montoya, sister Oralia Bueno. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2024 at 10:00 AM at The River of life Church in Alamosa with Inurnment to follow at the Alamosa Cemetery. To leave online condolences please visit romerofuneralhomes.com. The care of arrangements has been entrusted to Romero Valley Funeral Home of Alamosa."

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Verona Christianson

Mar 16, 1938 - Feb 09, 2024

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Alamosa, CO

"Verona Christianson, 85, was born on March 16, 1938, and went to be with the Lord on February 9, 2024. Verona was married twice before Keith Christianson. She is preceded in death by her father August Lappi, mother Irene Kesanen Lappi, husband Keith Christianson, sons David Carlson, Larry Drevland, Ryan Drevland and daughter Debra Carlson; sisters Carolyn Lokken, Peggy Lappi, Viola Clemmer, brothers Kenneth Lappi, Vernon Lappi, Roger Lappi, Harold Lappi, William Lappi (all from Minnesota), Leslie Lappi, Washington and Ronald Lappi, Montana, Richard Lappi. Verona is survived by sons Chad \u0026amp; Darren Drevland of Alamosa, sister Joan (Lowell) MacDonald of PA, brothers Howard (Linda) Lappi and Robert Lappi of MN and Gary Lappi of Florida, grandchildren Jonathan Drevland, Jerred Drevland, Karli Drevland, The family has chosen cremation. The care of arrangements has been entrusted to Romero Valley Funeral Home of Alamosa. To leave online condolences, please visit romerofuneralhomes.com."

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Esther Marie Lopez

Jun 26, 1945 - Feb 22, 2024

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Alamosa, CO

Longtime Alamosa resident Esther Marie Lopez, 78, died February 22, 2024 at her home in Alamosa. Esther’s life began in Alamosa, Colorado on June 26, 1945, the daughter to Frank A. Mestas and Cordelia Maria Chavez Mestas. She married the love of her life, Vincent Lopez, in Conejos, Colorado on September 12, 1964. They have enjoyed more than 59 years together. Esther worked in the Alamosa School District for 25 years, as a Secretary in the Administration offices. She was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Alamosa for many years. In her spare time, she enjoyed traveling, shopping, attending sport events, and gambling. Esther had a good sense of humor, and loved making people laugh and smile. She is survived by her husband Vincent Lopez of Alamosa; her children Robert (Julie) Lopez of Alamosa, Anne Marie (Lenny) Lopez of Alamosa, and John (Jodie) Lopez of Parker, CO; her grandchildren Kristen Husmann, Tyler Lopez, Marisa Lopez, Emily Parker, Tyler, Kenison, and Makensie Kenison; her great-grandchildren Brooklyn Husmann, Paisley Husmann, Alison Parker, and Caden Parker; her brothers and sisters Arlene Mestas of Espanola, N.M., Judy (Denny Mercereau) Mestas of Alamosa, Frank (Patsy) Mestas of Alamosa, and John (Vicky) Mestas of Manassa, CO; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family and friends. Esther is preceded in death by her parents Frank and Cordelia. Cremation was chosen and a Recitation of the Rosary will be held 9:30 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 27, 2024 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Alamosa. Rogers Family Mortuary is in care of the arrangements. To leave online words of comfort, condolences, and remembrances of Esther by visiting www.RogersFunerals.com

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Gatha Marie Frye

Jul 12, 1943 - Feb 16, 2024

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Alamosa, CO

Alamosa- Gatha Marie Frye Gatha Marie Frye, a cherished member of the Alamosa, Mosca, and Hooper communities, passed away peacefully on February 16, 2024, in her hometown of Alamosa, CO. Born on July 12, 1943, in the same close-knit town, Gatha's life was a testament to her loving, kind, and selfless nature. Gatha graduated from Alamosa High School and devoted over 35 years of service to the Sangre De Cristo High School. Her career began as a school bus driver, a role that showcased her dedication to the wellbeing and safety of children. She then transitioned to the kitchen, where her warmth was felt in every meal she helped prepare. Her career path led her to the business office, where she became an indispensable secretary, and she ultimately retired as a meticulous bookkeeper. Gatha's commitment to education extended beyond her professional duties; she was a proud supporter and sponsor of the Sangre De Cristo High School girls basketball team, faithfully attending and traveling to games to cheer them on. Family was the cornerstone of Gatha's life. She is survived by her loving daughter, Shannon (Darrel) Beiriger of Lochbuie, CO, and her son, Roy Frye of Terrell, TX. Her brother, Roy (Barbara) Orton, also remains to honor her memory, along with numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins who will miss her dearly. Gatha's legacy continues through her cherished grandchildren, Nastasijia Frye, Kaytlyn Simpson, Wyatt Simpson, and Dillon Gardner, who will carry her spirit of love and compassion into the future. Gatha was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Edith, her devoted husband, Ronald E. Frye, and her brother Marold Eugene (Sherri) Orton. Gatha's interests painted the portrait of a woman who found joy in life's simple pleasures. She was an avid reader, often immersed in the pages of a book, reading with a speed that astonished those around her. Crossword puzzles were a favorite pastime, reflecting her sharp mind and love for words. Gatha's affection for her cats was well-known, as they were her beloved companions. Her involvement with The Rebekahs and as an Elkette demonstrated her commitment to service and community. Gatha's culinary skills were a gift to both organizations, as she spent many years helping to prepare meals for their events. The Senior Citizens Center benefited from Gatha's vibrant presence where she was a respected member and friend to many. Her adventurous spirit shone brightly through her love of travel, and particularly when a trip to a casino was on the horizon. Gatha's enthusiasm for her favorite penny and dime machines was infectious, and her laughter and joy were the real jackpots for anyone who accompanied her. Per Gatha and her families wishes, there will be no services, and a celebration of life service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Mosca/Hooper Fire Department. Rogers Family Mortuary is in the care of the arrangements. To leave online condolences, tributes, and words of comfort for Gatha’s family, please visit www.RogersFunerals.com.

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Felix Trujillo

Jan 01, 1940 - Feb 14, 2024

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Alamosa, CO

"Felix Trujillo, a man of great honor and respect, left this world on February 14, 2024, at the age of 84. Felix was born in San Miguel, NM and eventually settled down as an Alamosa resident after embracing a 21-year career of military service in the United States Air Force as a Jet Engine Technician, including two Vietnam tours and other oversea deployments. He ranked as a TSGT. He married Frieda Trujillo on June 13, 1966. They had one son Eli and one daughter Jocelyn. After retirement he enjoyed a quiet and peaceful life raising cattle and wrenching on his farm machinery on his ranch. He enjoyed fly fishing, doing crossword, cryptogram, and sudoku puzzles. This was his favorite leisure time. His pride and joy are his two Grandkids Taj Phillips and Daniel Trujillo. He enjoyed watching his grandson Taj play basketball from age 4 and now playing for the University of Puget Sound and enjoyed watching his grandson Daniel compete in taekwondo and also enjoyed his performances such as plays, dance, and high school marching band. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus where he enjoyed time with friends. Felix is survived by his loving wife Frieda Trujillo of Alamosa, children Jocelyn Trujillo Phillips (Usani Phillips) of Pleasanton CA, and Eli Trujillo (Jolene Angel Trujillo) of Golden CO, sister’s Rosalia Garcia (Eduardo), Elosia Garcia (Filemon), and Corelia Trujillo all of Antonito CO, and brother Andres Trujillo (Paula) of Questa NM. Felix’s passing was preceded by his brother Benicio Trujillo (Elsie) and parents Rosabina and Jubencio Trujillo. Rosary will be held on Wednesday, February 21st at 6:00 PM at Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Funeral Mass held on Thursday February 22nd at 10:00 AM at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Alamosa CO. Felix will be laid to rest in the Alamosa Cemetery, followed by a Meal Gathering at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. To leave online condolences please visit; romerofuneralhomes.com. The care of arrangements has been entrusted to Romero Valley Funeral of Alamosa"

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Robert Joseph Lanier

Jul 01, 1958 - Feb 09, 2024

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Alamosa, CO

Robert (Bob) Joseph Lanier Bob was a lifelong resident of Alamosa, Co. He was born July 1, 1958 to James W. Lanier & Glenn Mildred Lanier. Bob passed away on February 9, 2024, unexpectedly. Bob was a skilled Craftsman. He and his brothers Ed & Herb worked together for many years, both in construction and roofing. They also worked together at the Alamosa Mushroom Farm. Bob was an avid outdoorsman, hiking almost all 14ers in Colorado, and skillfully fished virtually every lake and river in the San Luis Valley. Bob had a Kind Spirit. His brother Jim recalls that whenever he needed help on a home project, Bob was always the first to volunteer. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Sisters Alyene, Betty, Barbara, and Norma Jean and brothers Ed, Herb, David and Albert. Bob is survived by Sister Linda McAvoy, Idaho, and brother Jim (Rose), Littleton Co. Cremation was chosen and private graveside service will be held at a later date. Rogers Family Mortuary is in care of the arrangements. To leave online condolences, tributes, and words of comfort for Bob’s family, please visit www.RogersFunerals.com

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Gary Lee Perley

Dec 17, 1948 - Feb 12, 2024

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Alamosa, CO

Manassa- Gary Lee Perley Gary Lee Perley, a cherished family man, decorated veteran, and lover of the great outdoors, passed away peacefully on February 12, 2024, in Alamosa, Colorado, at the age of 75. Born on December 17, 1948, in Salem, Oregon, Gary's life was one of service, commitment, and joyous adventure. A graduate of Stagg High School in Palos, Illinois, Gary's formative years laid the foundation for a life marked by dedication and hard work. His patriotic spirit led him to serve his country with distinction as a Green Beret in the United States Army. Gary's valor during the Vietnam War as a Military Police Officer earned him numerous accolades, including the National Defense Service Medal, M-14 Sharpshooter, and M-16 Expert. After his military service, Gary found solace and purpose in the open expanses of nature. He had a deep passion for ranching and became an integral part of the T Bone Ranch family, engaging in various ranch activities such as irrigation and the raising of cows and horses. His love for the land and animals was matched only by his strong conviction in Christ, which was evident in his selfless devotion to his family and children. Gary's interests were as wide-ranging as his skills. He was an enthusiastic motorcyclist, a tradition he cherished alongside his annual attendance at the Early Iron car shows with his daughter Crystal. Those who knew him will fondly remember Gary's "sarcastically wonderful" sense of humor, a trait that brought laughter and light to every gathering. His commitment to nurturing and guiding others extended beyond his own family, as Gary was also a proud foster parent for ten years. His wisdom, and loving nature made him an extraordinary role model to the many lives he touched. Gary's legacy is carried on by a loving and extensive family. He is survived by his children, Michael (Megan) Perley of Limestone, IL; James (Charles) Perley of Portland, OR; Andrea (Daniel) Trevizo of Pueblo, CO; Matthew (Pei) Kenning of Kildeer, IL; Angela (John) Krebsbach of Portland, OR; Crystal (Wesley) Marquez of Sanford, CO; Desira Perley of Missouri; Amber (Josh) Gylling of Grand Junction, CO; Sunnie (Jason) Foster of Longview, TX; Carson Perley of Monte Vista, CO; Lance Perley of New Lenox, IL; and Chris Perley. His legacy also lives on through his adoring grandchildren - Elias, Esaias, Natalia, Ashley, Rebecca, Emma, Peyten, Jordyn, Christian, Jaelyn, Atticus, Tiyke, Kearsten, Preston, Natalie, Kendrick, Conner, Shantel, Daniel, and Emilio. Preceding him in death were his parents, his brothers, Louis Perley, Mitchell Gray, and his sisters Cindie, Pat, and Loretta Perley. Each of them played a significant role in his life, and their memories will remain forever intertwined with his own. As per Gary and his families wishes there will be no services, and a celebration of life service will be held at a later date. Rogers Family Mortuary is in the care of the arrangements. To leave online condolences, tributes, and words of comfort for Gary’s family, please visit www.RogersFunerals.com

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Richard Lee Brock

Jul 14, 1947 - Feb 09, 2024

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Alamosa, CO

Alamosa resident Richard Lee Brock, 76, passed away peacefully at his home on February 9, 2024. Born on July 14, 1947, to Roy and Jean Brock in Indiana, Richard's journey through life was marked by love, service, and the simple joys of family and home. Richard proudly served his country in the Army and was a Vietnam War Veteran. After his military service, he dedicated many years as a skilled mechanic for the railroad. In his retirement, Richard found great joy in the tranquility of his 40-acre homestead, a testament to his love for the land and the simple, peaceful life he cherished. A man of many interests, Richard was an active member of the Barbarians Motorcycle Club in Ohio and relished the camaraderie and adventures on the open road. Above all, Richard was a homebody, a gentle soul who found his greatest happiness in the company of his wife, children, and grandchildren. Richard is survived by his devoted wife, Christine Brock of Alamosa, CO, with whom he shared a beautiful life and countless cherished moments. His legacy continues through his children: Roy (Amy) Brock, Audra (Mike) Keiber, Angela Brock, and Robert (Evelyn) Brock; and his stepchildren: Colette (Michael) Metz, Kenneth (Amy) Banfield Jr., and Elizabeth (Joshua) Ashcraft. His 5 granddaughters, 2 great-granddaughters, 3 step granddaughters, and 2 step grandsons, and his sister Pam. Richard was preceded in death by both his parents and two sisters. Cremation has been chosen and the family will hold a private Memorial Service at a later date. Richard's life was a portrait of quiet strength, unwavering love, and the honor of a life well-lived. He will be deeply missed and forever remembered as a beacon of warmth and stability in the lives of all who knew him. Rogers Family Mortuary is in care of the arrangements. To leave online condolences, tributes, and words of comfort for Richard’s family, please visit www.RogersFunerals.com

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