Larry Lee Green

December 3, 2018

Larry Lee Green left this world unexpectedly on December 3rd, 2018. Larry was born on March 11th, 1972 to Bob and Ivy Green in Laramie, Wyoming. Larry’s father, Bob, was a uranium and hardrock miner, so their family shuffled around a lot until sett...


Bruce Lawrence Kelly

November 29, 2018

Bruce Lawrence Kelly Bruce Lawrence Kelly went to be with his Lord on November 29th at Valley Manor Care Center, after a battle with cancer. He was born on October 22, 1935 in Kewanee, IL to Harry and Helen (Rapp) Kelly and grew up in Cambridge...


Robert (Bob) Dodge

November 26, 2018

Robert (Bob) Dodge, passed peacefully on Monday, November 26,2018 at Valley Manor Care facility after a lengthy illness. Bob was a third-generation fence contractor specializing in ranch fencing, owning High Mountain Fencing. Bob is survived by his w...

Lacey Lee Steele

November 22, 2018

Lacey Lee Steele June 29, 1995~ November 22, 2018 Lacey Lee Steele, 23 years old of Naturita, Co, passed away in her home on November 22, 2018, due to health complications she had struggled valiantly and humbly with since birth. She was born...

Myrna Kaye Chuchuru (Pettengill)

November 21, 2018

Myrna Kaye (Pettengill) Chuchuru was born February 19, 1945 in Monte Vista, Colorado to L.E. "Jiggs" and Maretta (Watts) Pettengill. She passed away surrounded by family on November 21, 2018. Her first 10 years were spent on the family farm where ...

Bertha Gunn

November 22, 2018

Bertha Gunn, 96 of Montrose, CO passed away November 22, 2018 at Valley Manor Care Center. An Open House in Loving Memory of Bertha will be held Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 4 to 6 PM at the Crippin Funeral Home Chapel. Crippin Funeral Home is ass...

Carline Russell (Davis)

November 20, 2018

Carline Russell, 81, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018 with her family beside her. Carline Davis was born at Tulare, CA on Jan. 16, 1937 to Emmett and Lydia Davis. She grew up in Cochise County, AZ on a ranch. Her dad worked for the railroad and ...
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Skyler Ann Kelly

November 22, 2018

Skyler Ann Kelly June 10, 1999-November 22, 2018     An Angel went to Heaven this past Thanksgiving Day.  Skyler Ann Kelly died from injuries sustained in a truck and trailer accident.  Skyler was born in Grand Junction, CO on J...

Robert E. Kirk

November 20, 2018

Robert E Kirk August 20, 1930 – November 20, 2018   Robert E. Kirk, Montrose resident for the past 26 years passed away, November 20, 2018 at the age of 88. Robert was born on August 20, 1930 in Hammond, Indiana to Charles William and...


Robert Eugene Haynes

November 14, 2018

Robert Eugene Haynes died at his home surrounded by his family on November 14th, 2018. He was born to Velva May Akin and Leon William Haynes on March 4th of 1925 in Grand Junction, Colorado His early childhood was spent in Cedaredge with his pa...

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Gary Acord

November 12, 2018

On Monday November 12, 2018, Gary Acord brother, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and friend passed away suddenly at the age of 76. A native of Wyoming; he was born in Casper, to Charles and Virginia Acord. He spent his childhood building r...
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Nora Belle Kubin (Miller)

November 6, 2018

December 26, 1933 – November 6, 2018   Nora Belle (Miller) Kubin was born in a cabin the day after Christmas in 1933 Lingshire, Montana. Her early years were spent on her family ranch outside Ennis, Montana where she and her brothers and...

Ronald Gene Finch

October 30, 2018

Ronald Gene Finch 1947 – 2018   Ron Finch passed away peacefully on October 30, 2018.  He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather.  He enjoyed life with his many sport activities, such as bowling, surfing, water skiing, snow skiin...

Frank Dwayne Barrientos

November 6, 2018

Frank Dwayne Barrientos passed away unexpectedly at his home in Montrose on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Frank Dwayne was born on October 28, 1963 to Frank and Marie (Arguello) Barrientos.  He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Susan (Miller) Bar...
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Mason McClenathan

Mason McClenathan 16, Montrose High School student, died as a result of an accident. Memorial Services will be held Thursday November 8, 2018 at 4:30PM at Grace Community Church ~ 16731 Woodgate Road Montrose, CO.  Crippin Funeral Home is assisting ...
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Virginia Marie Smith (Brown)

October 24, 2018

Virginia Marie Smith   Virginia Marie Smith of Montrose passed away suddenly on October 24th, 2018 at 67 years old. Her love and compassion will be deeply missed. Virginia was born May 24th, 1951 to Jack and Margie Brown in Montrose, Co...


David Andrew Omernik

October 14, 2018

David Andrew Omernik, 58, passed away in Montrose, CO on October 14, 2018. Born in Austin, Minnesota, his family moved to Montrose, CO when he was a child.  David attended Montrose County schools before joining the United States Navy in 1978.  Davi...
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Terry Satero LaPena

October 22, 2018

Terry “Pineapple” Satero LaPena   Terry LaPena, age 76, passed away on Monday October 22, 2018 while doing what he loved most this time of year, elk hunting with his son, Rick.  Terry was born in Salinas, CA on September 16, 1942 to S...

Florence E Lyon (Castle)

January 15, 2018

Florence E. “Pat” Lyon (Castle)(Kishbaugh)   Florence E. “Pat” Lyon (Castle)(Kishbaugh) of Ridgway, passed away unexpectedly on the morning of Saturday, September 15, 2018. Her strength of spirit will be deeply missed by family, fr...

Betsy Davis (Alexander)

September 27, 2018

Betsy (Alexander) Davis was born on October 3, 1933 to Robert and Oda (Collins) Alexander. She was the youngest of seven children, the family spent the summers in Telluride and winters in Redvale running sheep. In 1934 they bought a ranch in Norwood ...


Harold H. Ridgel

October 12, 2018

Harold H. Ridgel, aka “Ridge”, was born in New Orleans, LA on April 1, 1943. He spent over 20 years in the United States Air Force in which he served his country in Viet Nam.  He returned to the States and after a brief time as a Realtor, began ...

Juanita H Newberry (Hernandez)

October 15, 2018

Juanita H. Newberry March 28, 1925 ~ October 15, 2018 Juanita H. Newberry, age 93, of Cimarron, Colorado passed away early Monday morning, October 15, 2018 at Montrose Memorial Hospital. Juanita was born March 28, 1925 in McAllen, Texas to D...

Ethel Fay Austin (O'Bryant)

October 7, 2018

  Ethel Fay Austin Born October 5, 1935 died October 7, 2018. Ethel was born in Dalhart, TX in 1935 to Elzie and Amy O’ Bryant. The family moved to Colorado in 1943. She attended school in Uravan, CO for a year, then the family moved to ...

Mary K Swihart (Sherman)

August 26, 2018

Mary K. Swihart with family at her side, walked into the arms of her Savior on August 26 at age 97. Mary was born in Goshen, IN June 27, 1921 to Vernon and Mae (Inbody) Sherman.  She had three older brothers; Harold, Gerald and Lester, who preced...

Jocey Elizabeth Field (Mills)

October 6, 2018

Jocey E. Field   1/1/24-10/6/18   Josephine Elizabeth Mills, "Jocey", was born January 1, 1924, to Claude and Myrtle Mills, in Los Angeles, California. They subsequently returned to Montrose. She was the fourth of five children. Jocey at...

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Wayne Andrew Irwin

September 30, 2018

Wayne Andrew Irwin, 79, was surrounded by his family as he made his journey home to God’s kingdom on September 30, 2018. Wayne was known to many as a Christian poet. He drew them to the Lord with his raw, honest words about overcoming sin, the spl...


Victor (Vic) H. Reed

August 22, 2018

Victor (Vic) H. Reed was born in Norton County, KS on December 14, 1916, to George Harrison (Hal) Reed and Bertha Belle (Bryant) Reed. At age 4, the family moved to Cahone, Colorado, near Dove Creek. Victor attended various elementary schools on the...


John Engraff

September 24, 2018

John Engraff died of heart failure at his home in Montrose September 24, 2018. He was born in Sterling, CO in 1942 to Adam and Katherine (Gertner) Engraff. After attending St. Anthony’s Catholic School, he joined the Navy in 1964 with the intenti...