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Gloria Garza

Apr 10, 1939 - Nov 10, 2023

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Las Animas, CO

Gloria Sanchez Garza April 10, 1939 - November 10, 2023 Gloria S. Garza was born in Las Animas, Colorado to Dionicio and Aurora Sanchez, she passed away on November 10, 2023 at the age of 84 in Chowchilla skilled Nursing Facility located in Chowchilla, California. In 1961, she married Serapio Smith Garza and they were blessed with 6 children. She will always be remembered as a very kind woman who enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She loved to sew and enjoy quilting. She was an e...Read More

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Mary Evelyn Spaid

Sep 24, 1934 - Jan 22, 2024

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Las Animas, CO

Mary Evelyn Spaid of La Junta, Colorado entered into rest, January 22, 2024 at the Bent County Nursing Care Center in Las Animas, Colorado. She was born September 24, 1934, to Mary Helen and Clark Spaulding in Waynesfield, Ohio. She was 89 years of age.She is survived by three children, Michelle “Shelly” (Curtis) Bensch of Beaver, Oklahoma, Mark (Patty) Spaid of Naples, New York, and Mary Beth Lewis of La Junta, Colorado. Grandchildren, Aundrea (Troy) McKay, Seth (Patty) Grantham, Micah Grantham, all of Bakersfield, California, Matthew Grantham of Yuma, Arizona, Jake Spaid, and Luke Spaid of Rochester, New York,  Megan Spaid of Naples, New York, Ben Spaid of Jersey City, New York, Bryden Lewis of La Junta, Colorado, and Tyler (Kaylan) Lewis of Pueblo, Colorado.18 great-grandchildren of California and Colorado, sister, Esther Stoops of Indiana, and numerous nieces and nephewsShe is preceded in death by her husband, Robert Spaid, parents, Clark and Mary Helen Spaulding, grandson, Bryce Grantham, brothers, Clark and Jim, sisters, Dorothy, Helen, Betty and twin sister, Margaret.She loved gospel music, chocolate, Walmart sugar cookies, singing, liked talking to others. She was an excellent Seamstress and never knew a stranger. She baked bread and sweets. Mary made a loving home for the 3 children she inherited when they were 10, 13, and 14 years of age.   Memorial contributions can be made and sent to Mary Beth Lewis, 902 Cimarron Ave. La Junta, Colorado.A Celebration of her life will be held, 10:00 A.M. Saturday, February 3, 2024, at the First Southern Baptist Church. 2006 Smithland Ave. La Junta, Colorado. Arrangements have been entrusted to the loving care of the Johnson-Romero Family Funeral Home.Online Condolences and Shared Memories can be made at Johnsonromero.com

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Gary Ward Shane

Oct 23, 1940 - Feb 11, 2024

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Las Animas, CO

Gary Ward Shane, 83, of La Junta, CO, passed away at Bent County Health Care Center in Las Animas on February 11, 2024. Gary was born on Oct. 23, 1940 to Arthur Ward & Margaret (Hamm) Shane. He was married to Sharon Courkamp on Sept. 8, 1963.Gary farmed, Shane Farms, for over 32 years with his motto “Helping Nature Produce”. He graduated from La Junta High School, Class of 1959. Gary loved drag racing; funny cars and dragsters. He also had a passion for working on motors. He got his pilots license when he was in his 60’s which helped with his adventurist spirit and love for traveling.Gary is survived by his wife, Sharon of the La Junta home; daughters, Janelle (Jeff) Stedman of Longmont, CO, Jennifer Shane of La Junta, CO, and Dana Smith of Phoenix, AZ; grandchildren, AJ (Adena) Stedman, Patrick (Taylor) Stedman, Mason Swenor and Logan Swenor; great-granddaughters, Elnora & Maeven Stedman; sister, Connie Shane, and special family friend, Ernestine Gonzales. He was preceded in death by his father Arthur Shane and his mother Mickey (Alex) Dorsch.A celebration of Gary’s life will be Saturday, March 9, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. at the Valley Community Church with Randall Roberson officiating.In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Gary’s name to Sangre de Cristo Hospice (Sangre de Cristo Community Care - Southern Colorado's Leader in Hospice Care) or to Valley Community Church, 27435 County Road 22 75, Rocky Ford, CO, 81067, direct or through the funeral home.Peacock-Larsen Funeral Home & Arkansas Valley Crematory is in charge of arrangements.

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Mary Evelyn Spaid

Sep 24, 1934 - Jan 22, 2024

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Las Animas, CO

Mary Evelyn Spaid of La Junta, Colorado entered into rest, January 22, 2024 at the Bent County Nursing Care Center in Las Animas, Colorado. She was born September 24, 1934, to Mary Helen and Clark Spaulding in Waynesfield, Ohio. She was 89 years of age.She is survived by three children, Michelle “Shelly” (Curtis) Bensch of Beaver, Oklahoma, Mark (Patty) Spaid of Naples, New York, and Mary Beth Lewis of La Junta, Colorado. Grandchildren, Aundrea (Troy) McKay, Seth (Patty) Grantham, Micah Grantham, all of Bakersfield, California, Matthew Grantham of Yuma, Arizona, Jake Spaid, and Luke Spaid of Rochester, New York,  Megan Spaid of Naples, New York, Ben Spaid of Jersey City, New York, Bryden Lewis of La Junta, Colorado, and Tyler (Kaylan) Lewis of Pueblo, Colorado.18 great-grandchildren of California and Colorado, sister, Esther Stoops of Indiana, and numerous nieces and nephewsShe is preceded in death by her husband, Robert Spaid, parents, Clark and Mary Helen Spaulding, grandson, Bryce Grantham, brothers, Clark and Jim, sisters, Dorothy, Helen, Betty and twin sister, Margaret.She loved gospel music, chocolate, Walmart sugar cookies, singing, liked talking to others. She was an excellent Seamstress and never knew a stranger. She baked bread and sweets. Mary made a loving home for the 3 children she inherited when they were 10, 13, and 14 years of age.   Memorial contributions can be made and sent to Mary Beth Lewis, 902 Cimarron Ave. La Junta, Colorado.A Celebration of her life will be held, 10:00 A.M. Saturday, February 3, 2024, at the First Southern Baptist Church. 2006 Smithland Ave. La Junta, Colorado. Arrangements have been entrusted to the loving care of the Johnson-Romero Family Funeral Home.Online Condolences and Shared Memories can be made at Johnsonromero.com

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John Russell Holcomb

Aug 05, 1961 - Jan 05, 2024

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Las Animas, CO

John Russell Holcomb, entered into rest, January 5th 2024 in Las Animas, CO. Johnwas born on August 5th, 1961 in La Junta, CO. John expressed an extreme amount of loyalty,charisma, dedication, occasional rebellion but above all he was a fierce friend. All of thesecharacteristics are what made John unique in his own way.John’s individuality flourished early on, music was his passion. This passion is whatinspired him to pick up a guitar that he hardly ever put down or left without. His love for musickept him blind to reality when he was picking at his six string. Hours upon hours sitting andlistening to the same song over and over again, until he perfected every note and tune thatreached at his heartstrings. Moved by the lyrics and sounds produced by his favorite bandssuch as Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Eric Clapton, Def Leppard to name afew. This gave him motivation to start a band with a group of individuals that blossomed intofriendship, connected by their love and enjoyment of music.As his love for music, his devotion to his favorite Football team the Denver Broncos. Histeam left him an undying fan for life. From shirts, hats, jersey’s, mugs, as little as a Broncogumball machine was enough to put a smile on his face and show nothing but gratitude.Spending hours enthralled watching the game in person, with friends, family, at the bar or evenat home, that didn’t matter to him. As long as he was able to clap and jump for joy at everytouchdown was a victory to John.Following in his mother Jeanne’s footsteps, John began working at the Bent CountyHospital while in high school, caring for the residents. After graduating Las Animas High Schoolas a Trojan in 1979, he continued his profession in the medical field, attending Otero JuniorCollege. John’s commitment to his education and his admiration to help those in need wasnever ending. While still in college he worked long hours as a CNA for Fort Lyon, VA. Uponworking at the VA, John entered into the Upward Mobility Program, which he took advantage ofright away. This helped him advance in his career to gain his RN license. He continued workingas an RN in the psychiatric ward until his retirement.During retirement John loved spending time with kids and family. Taking long weekendcamping trips to San Isabel or a family trip to his brothers property just outside of Blackhawk.Hiking, campfires, and the hot springs were what he always looked forward to. However, talkingaround the campfire was what he enjoyed most. Fishing various lakes and rivers, golfing everycourse he could, and bowling when available were some of John’s other leisure activities that hecherished. John’s grandchildren were his new found love. Spending as much time as he couldwith them, waiting for them to grow up and teach them what he knew about all the things that heloved and had passion for.John Russell Holcomb was preceded in passing by his eldest son Gerald BradleyHolcomb, his mother Jeanne Francis Holcomb, Father Gerald Lloyd Holcomb. He is survived byhis daughter Tracy “Jeanne” Holcomb of Las Animas, CO. Sons Ian “Russell” Holcomb (Andrea)of La Junta, CO, Sean “Luke” Holcomb of La Junta, CO. As well as his grandchildren Bradley“John” Holcomb and Tyla “Rae” Holcomb. His Brothers Jeff Holcomb of Denver, CO, SisterDonna Lucero (Alex) of Las Animas, CO, Garry Holcomb (Natasha) of Erie, CO. In addition tohis immediate family, he is also survived by several cousins and numerous nephews andnieces.A memorial service will be held at 3:00 pm on Saturday 20th, 2024 for the month ofJanuary at the First Presbyterian Church in Las Animas, CO. Pastor Charles Kelly will beOfficiating.Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Johnson-Romero Family FuneralHome

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Mary Evelyn Spaid

Sep 24, 1934 - Jan 22, 2024

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Las Animas, CO

Mary Evelyn Spaid of La Junta, Colorado entered into rest, January 22, 2024 at the Bent County Nursing Care Center in Las Animas, Colorado. She was born September 24, 1934, to Mary Helen and Clark Spaulding in Waynesfield, Ohio. She was 89 years of age.She is survived by three children, Michelle “Shelly” (Curtis) Bensch of Beaver, Oklahoma, Mark (Patty) Spaid of Naples, New York, and Mary Beth Lewis of La Junta, Colorado. Grandchildren, Aundrea (Troy) McKay, Seth (Patty) Grantham, Micah Grantham, all of Bakersfield, California, Matthew Grantham of Yuma, Arizona, Jake Spaid, and Luke Spaid of Rochester, New York,  Megan Spaid of Naples, New York, Ben Spaid of Jersey City, New York, Bryden Lewis of La Junta, Colorado, and Tyler (Kaylan) Lewis of Pueblo, Colorado.18 great-grandchildren of California and Colorado, sister, Esther Stoops of Indiana, and numerous nieces and nephewsShe is preceded in death by her husband, Robert Spaid, parents, Clark and Mary Helen Spaulding, grandson, Bryce Grantham, brothers, Clark and Jim, sisters, Dorothy, Helen, Betty and twin sister, Margaret.She loved gospel music, chocolate, Walmart sugar cookies, singing, liked talking to others. She was an excellent Seamstress and never knew a stranger. She baked bread and sweets. Mary made a loving home for the 3 children she inherited when they were 10, 13, and 14 years of age.   Memorial contributions can be made and sent to Mary Beth Lewis, 902 Cimarron Ave. La Junta, Colorado.A Celebration of her life will be held, 10:00 A.M. Saturday, February 3, 2024, at the First Southern Baptist Church. 2006 Smithland Ave. La Junta, Colorado. Arrangements have been entrusted to the loving care of the Johnson-Romero Family Funeral Home.Online Condolences and Shared Memories can be made at Johnsonromero.com

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Andrew Christopher Cortinez

Jun 07, 1984 - Jan 16, 2024

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Las Animas, CO

Services are pending. To to the family or in memory of Andrew Christopher Cortinez, please

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John Russell Holcomb

Aug 05, 1961 - Jan 05, 2024

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Las Animas, CO

John Russell Holcomb, entered into rest, January 5th 2024 in Las Animas, CO. Johnwas born on August 5th, 1961 in La Junta, CO. John expressed an extreme amount of loyalty,charisma, dedication, occasional rebellion but above all he was a fierce friend. All of thesecharacteristics are what made John unique in his own way.John’s individuality flourished early on, music was his passion. This passion is whatinspired him to pick up a guitar that he hardly ever put down or left without. His love for musickept him blind to reality when he was picking at his six string. Hours upon hours sitting andlistening to the same song over and over again, until he perfected every note and tune thatreached at his heartstrings. Moved by the lyrics and sounds produced by his favorite bandssuch as Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Eric Clapton, Def Leppard to name afew. This gave him motivation to start a band with a group of individuals that blossomed intofriendship, connected by their love and enjoyment of music.As his love for music, his devotion to his favorite Football team the Denver Broncos. Histeam left him an undying fan for life. From shirts, hats, jersey’s, mugs, as little as a Broncogumball machine was enough to put a smile on his face and show nothing but gratitude.Spending hours enthralled watching the game in person, with friends, family, at the bar or evenat home, that didn’t matter to him. As long as he was able to clap and jump for joy at everytouchdown was a victory to John.Following in his mother Jeanne’s footsteps, John began working at the Bent CountyHospital while in high school, caring for the residents. After graduating Las Animas High Schoolas a Trojan in 1979, he continued his profession in the medical field, attending Otero JuniorCollege. John’s commitment to his education and his admiration to help those in need wasnever ending. While still in college he worked long hours as a CNA for Fort Lyon, VA. Uponworking at the VA, John entered into the Upward Mobility Program, which he took advantage ofright away. This helped him advance in his career to gain his RN license. He continued workingas an RN in the psychiatric ward until his retirement.During retirement John loved spending time with kids and family. Taking long weekendcamping trips to San Isabel or a family trip to his brothers property just outside of Blackhawk.Hiking, campfires, and the hot springs were what he always looked forward to. However, talkingaround the campfire was what he enjoyed most. Fishing various lakes and rivers, golfing everycourse he could, and bowling when available were some of John’s other leisure activities that hecherished. John’s grandchildren were his new found love. Spending as much time as he couldwith them, waiting for them to grow up and teach them what he knew about all the things that heloved and had passion for.John Russell Holcomb was preceded in passing by his eldest son Gerald BradleyHolcomb, his mother Jeanne Francis Holcomb, Father Gerald Lloyd Holcomb. He is survived byhis daughter Tracy “Jeanne” Holcomb of Las Animas, CO. Sons Ian “Russell” Holcomb (Andrea)of La Junta, CO, Sean “Luke” Holcomb of La Junta, CO. As well as his grandchildren Bradley“John” Holcomb and Tyla “Rae” Holcomb. His Brothers Jeff Holcomb of Denver, CO, SisterDonna Lucero (Alex) of Las Animas, CO, Garry Holcomb (Natasha) of Erie, CO. In addition tohis immediate family, he is also survived by several cousins and numerous nephews andnieces.A memorial service will be held at 3:00 pm on Saturday 20th, 2024 for the month ofJanuary at the First Presbyterian Church in Las Animas, CO. Pastor Charles Kelly will beOfficiating.Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Johnson-Romero Family FuneralHome

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Mitchell Dan Parker

Oct 21, 1932 - Jan 14, 2024

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Las Animas, CO

No services are scheduled at this time. To to the family or in memory of Mitchell Dan Parker, please

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Sharon M. Wooters

Aug 19, 1951 - Dec 29, 2023

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Las Animas, CO

Services for Sharon M. Wooters are currently pending. To to the family or in memory of Sharon M. Wooters, please

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Mildred Meardon

Mar 17, 1940 - Nov 25, 2023

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Las Animas, CO

A Memorial Service for Mildred Meardon will be held at 11:00 a. m. on Wednesday, December 6, 2023 at the Wesleyan Fellowship Church in Las Animas, Colorado with Pastor Mark Cloer officiating. Inurnment will take place at a later date at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Buena Vista, Colorado. Mildred Jean (Black) Meardon, affectionately known as Millie, was born on March 17, 1940 in Del Norte, Colorado to Ernest and Eleanor (Miller) Black. She passed away on November 25, 2023 at the Bent County Health Care Center in Las Animas, Colorado at the age of 83. Millie graduated from Del Norte Schools in 1958. She was united in marriage to Alfred Thomas Meardon on September 20, 1958 and to this union, three children were born. As a homemaker, Millie's life was centered around her family. Due to Tom's job with CDOT the family was required to relocate several times throughout Tom's career. They lived on Wolf Creek Pass for two years, before moving to Buena Vista. In 1970, the family moved to Springfield only to find themselves returning to Buena Vista in 1983, where they remained until Tom's retirement. In 2018, Millie and Tom decided it was time to move to Las Animas to be closer to family and enjoy every moment they could with their grandchildren and great grandchildren. Millie enjoyed hosting direct sales parties. She was active in the Colorado Federation for Republican Women, the United Church of Christ in Buena Vista and the Wesleyan Fellowship Church of Las Animas. She is survived by her husband, Tom Meardon of Las Animas, Colorado; children, Tom (Sheila) Meardon of Las Animas, Colorado and Dena (John) Christie of Lamar, Colorado; son-in-law, Steve Jett of Springfield, Colorado; seven grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; many other relatives and a host of friends. Millie was preceded in death by her parents and daughter, Karen Jett. Memorial contributions may be made to Southeast Colorado Hospital District Home Health and Baca County Hospice in care of Horber Funeral Chapel, P. O. Box 431, Las Animas, Colorado 81054. To to the family or in memory of Mildred "Millie" Meardon, please

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