Obituaries

Helen (Teena) E. (Schneider) Smith, 78

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Helen E. Smith, known to her friends as Teena Smith, passed away at her home on Feb 27th, 2022, at the age of 78.

Obituary: Zachary Popejoy

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Zachary was born November 4, 1976 in Houston, Texas to Mike and Marilyn Popejoy. Zachary unexpectedly passed away at his home in Gladstone, Missouri on February 4, 2022.

Obituary: David Crow, 55

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David Eugene Crow was a caring and devoted husband, father, brother, uncle, and friend, who unexpectedly left this earth on January 25th, 2022 at the age of 55.

Obituary: Melinda Walker Campbell, 46

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Melinda Marie Walker was born March 15, 1975 in Goodland, Kansas to Robert and Nancy McCracken Walker. She passed away November 28, 2021 at UC Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs.

Obituary: Ronnie Doyle Sorter, 42

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Never give up. Ronnie “Rhino” Doyle Sorter gained his angel wings on January 11, 2022.

Obituary: Gloria Peck

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Gloria Elaine Blankenbaker Peck came into the world May 14, 1934 in Kit Carson, Colorado to Guy and Elsie Blankenbaker, when the snow blew half the day and dirt blew the other half. She was baptized in the Kit Carson Methodist Church on October 15, 1950.

Obituary: Ronnie Wyatt, 69

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On December 28, 2021, at the age of 69, Ronnie Wyatt of Wiggins, Colorado, born in Beloit, Kansas on January 6, 1952 passed away. Family and friends can send flowers and condolences in memory of the loved one.

Obituary: James "Jimmy" Elliott Bendorf, 93

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James Elliott Bendorf born to Curtis and Fern Bendorf in Dighton, Kansas on June 4, 1928 passed from this life on December 12, 2021 while in the long term care facility at Weisbrod Hospital in Eads, Colorado with his three daughters at his side.

Obituary: Margaret Ann DeVault

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It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Margaret Ann DeVault who slipped away from us on December 10, 2021 at Weisbrod Memorial County Hospital in Eads, Colorado. She was 84 years old.

Obituary: William "Bill" Koehler

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William (Bill) Koehler was born on November 14, 1942 in Brush, CO. His parents were William and Leah Koehler.

Obituary: Mary Ann Richardson, 90

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Mary Ann Christiansen was born in Erick, Oklahoma two years after the stock market crash of 1929 to parents who loved her but struggled to keep starvation at bay. As the oldest child (and the only girl), she took care of her two younger brothers, often on a tarp or a tent at the edge of whatever field her parents were working in.

Donna J. Heddles: July 7, 1937 - November 6, 2021

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On November 6, 2021, Donna Telinde, Kelley, Heddles went to be with God. Donna was born in Monte Vista, Colorado on July 7, 1937 to Bill and Hazel Telinde and was preceded in death by them both.

Lance Corbin “Corby” Knutson

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Lance Corbin “Corby” Knutson passed away October 23rd, 2021 in Aurora, Colorado, at the age of 62. He was surrounded by his wife and four children.

Frankie Stoker, 86

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Frankie Elvin Stoker was born on August 9, 1935 in Las Animas, Colorado to Frank and Edna Stoker. Frankie grew up in and around Haswell, Colorado with his sisters Muriel and Shirley and numerous cousins.

Marilyn Kay White, 80

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Marilyn Kay was born on December 30, 1940 in Meade, Kansas to Harrison and Ruth (Ford) Fell and lived there for several years before moving to Liberal, Kansas.  Later the family moved to Kit Carson, Colorado to what became the Ford and Fell Hat Bar ranch.  She became close buddies with her Grandma and Grandpa Ford and her love of horses and dogs was born on this ranch.  She attended elementary school at the country school of Mount Pearl and graduated from Kit Carson High School.

Gary Larrew

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Gary had a superpower - his ability to meet challenging opponents head on. One of his most challenging adversaries was Parkinson's disease, which he has been fighting for more than a decade.
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