Yvonne A. Kuta

July 13, 2021

Yvonne A. Kuta of Montrose passed away on Tuesday, July 13, 2021, at Montrose Memorial Hospital after her battle with advanced cervical cancer. She was with family when she passed, and in the end, it was peaceful and calm, surrounded by love. Yvon...


Jack Benny Hitt

July 14, 2020

Jack Benny Hitt, 81, of Montrose, Colorado, passed away on Tuesday, July 14th, 2020. A teacher, a learner, a builder, a baker, and a cabinet maker. Jack was born in Dalton, Georgia to William Clea and Tennie Bishop Hitt on July 18, 1938.  He was ...
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Lois Curfman (Price)

January 4, 2021

Lois Curfman passed away peacefully on January 4, 2021, at Colorow Care Center. She was 94. Lois touched many people during her life in Montrose County and she leaves a legacy born of her dedication to education and volunteerism. Lois Price was bo...
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Dan Olson

July 28, 2020

While caring for the property where he communed with the Colorado mountains, 72 year-old Dan Olson lost his life in a tragic accident on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. Dan was a quiet professional.  He listened in order to understand and spoke to affirm...

Madalene McCoy (Watkins)

June 17, 2021

Madalene Watkins McCoy passed away peacefully at the age of 95 at her home June 17, 2021. She was born in Short, Oklahoma, April 26,1926, to Lavada Pollard Watkins and M.M. Watkins. She was preceded by her husband of 67 years, Don McCoy and daughter-...


Viva Christine Raimer Rash Schmitz

June 21, 2021

  On September 23, 1931, twin daughters were born to Verlie Hughes Wheeler Raimer and William Horace Raimer, of Briartown, Oklahoma. Viva and Veva were the youngest of nine brothers and sisters- Arthur Wheeler, Willard (Tim) Raimer, Juanita N...
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Larry Clayton Pfister

June 6, 2021

Larry Clayton Pfister, of Montrose, Colorado, passed away on June 6th, 2021 at the age of 67 after a short illness at home. Larry is survived by his wife, Carolyn Pfister; his children, Terra Janaun (Pfister) Melvin and husband Waco, Stark Lance C...

Ted Lecortus Evans

May 25, 2021

On November 11, 1946, Ted Lecortus Evans was born to Fredrick Smith and Marjorie Jean Evans in Lincoln, Nebraska.  When Ted was three, the Evans family made the move back to Wallace, where Fred’s family had long family ties. Ted’s middle name co...

Tom Doherty

Tom Doherty   The family of Tom Doherty would like to invite you to a celebration of life at Crippin Funeral Home, 802 E. Main Street Montrose, Colorado Friday June 18, 2021 at 6:00pm. On Saturday June 19, 2021 at 10:00am a funeral mass...
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Ruth Margarete Richards

June 24, 2021

Ruth Margarete Richards Ruth M. Richards, a life-long resident of Colorado, passed away on Thursday, June 24th, 2021, at her home in Montrose, Colorado, surrounded by her loving family.  Born on February 8, 1916, in Olathe, Colorado to John and P...
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Ruby Belle Williams (Moore)

March 14, 2021

Ruby Belle Williams January 5, 1933-March 14, 2021 MONTROSE---Ruby Belle Williams, age 88, of Montrose, passed away on Sunday evening March 14, 2021 at Montage Creek Senior Living. Ruby will be lovingly missed by her daughter Jennifer Fallis...

Holly Marie Sepulveda-Martinez

June 8, 2021

Heaven gained a Beautiful and Loving Soul. Holly Marie Sepulveda-Martinez, born July 6, 1979 to Dina Duarte and John Sepulveda in Santa Rosa, California. Holly Passed away on June 8, 2021 in Montrose, Colorado. She is survived by her Husband Robert M...

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Raymond Albert Markey

February 19, 2021

RAYMOND ALBERT MARKEY   Raymond Albert Markey died of natural causes at his home in Ouray, Colorado on February 19, 2021. Ray was born to Arthur Markey and Inez (Kauffman) Markey on June 14, 1949 in Montrose, Colorado. He grew up and attend...


Monte Wayne Haugland

April 1, 2021

  Monte Haugland On Thursday, April 1, 2021, Monte Wayne Haugland was called home at the age 75. The world lost a great husband, father, grandfather, uncle and brother. Monte was born in New Rockford, North Dakota, on April 25, 1945 to ...

Frances Jean DeJulio

May 18, 2021

Frances Jean DeJulio July 8, 1940 to May 18, 2021 Frances was born July 8, 1940 in Wyoming.  As a small child, Frances came to live in Denver with her grandmother, Merle Roads, and her aunt, Sonja Roads.  Merle and Sonja taught her many diffe...

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John Colwell

April 23, 2021

John Colwell, 78, passed away from natural causes on Friday, April 23, 2021 in his home in Norwood, CO. John was born on January 25, 1943 to Helen Colwell and Cephas E. Colwell in Waukegan, IL. After graduating from Nogales High School in 1959, he...

Lloyd L Schmidt

April 2, 2021

Lloyd L. Schmidt died peacefully at home on April 2, 2021, surrounded by his Colorado family.  He was born to a farming family in Payne, Ohio on November 4, 1931.  He earned a BS in business from Bowling Green University and an MBA from the Univers...

Ted Morris

Ted (Dwight) Franklin Morris left this life on April 17, 2021, due to a Heart Attack while out on a beautiful canyon drive with his loving wife. Celebration of Life Service: Grace Community Church Address: 16731 Woodgate Road Montrose, CO 81401 Date:...

Donna Lou Nispel (Belders)

March 30, 2021

Donna Lou Nispel   Donna Lou Nispel (Belders), 86, of Montrose passed away on Monday, March 30th at Valley Manor Care Center.  She passed away peacefully in her sleep. Donna was born August 27th, 1934 on a Ranch near Broken Bow Nebrask...
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Tyler Rodney Reed

Tyler Rodney Reed   My darling son went to God's arms as a result of a long hard battle with psychosis, which was extremely difficult for him and all who loved him. Please do not judge, condemn nor taint. Remember him for the beautiful sou...


Tony Appelhanz

April 8, 2021

Lifelong Montrose resident Tony Appelhanz passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, April 8, 2021, at the age of 90. Tony was born in Shavano Valley, May 31, 1930 to John and Mary (Unrein) Appelhanz. He grew up in the Olathe and Montrose area. Tony...
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Barbara Jean Longwell (Sanburg)

March 28, 2021

Barbara Longwell   Barbara Jean Longwell, 84, of Montrose, passed away Sunday, March 28, 2021, following a brief illness. Barbara was born September 13, 1936 in Montrose, Colorado to Clifford and Alice Sanburg.  She attended Riverside ...

Larry Garrison

April 1, 2021

  Larry Garrison 65, of Montrose passed away April 1, 2021 in Weatherford Texas. Larry was born October 24, 1955 in Montrose, Colorado to Jack and Coleen Garrison. Larry graduated from Montrose High School in 1974. Larry loved spending tim...
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Jonathan Edward Free

March 25, 2021

Jonathan Edward Free Jonathan Edward Free, 57, resident of Delta, Colorado went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Thursday, March 25th, 2021. He was preceded in death by his eldest son, Kyle Edward Free, of Grand Junction, Col...
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Tammy Hale (Gordon)

March 22, 2021

Tammy Hale, age 55, of Montrose passed away early Monday morning, March 22, 2021, following a sudden illness. Tammy was born September 29, 1965 in Delta, Colorado to Don and Detra Gordon. She graduated from Montrose High School in 1984, developing...

Rita Charlene Rottinghaus (Kerrigan)

March 8, 2021

Rita Charlene Rottinghaus, 91, of Olathe, Colorado, passed away on March 8, 2021, in Montrose Memorial Hospital after a sudden illness. Rita was born on February 3, 1930, in Montrose, Colorado, to Hazel (Cornwell) and Edward Kerrigan. Her father w...

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Richard (Dick) Oblak

February 25, 2021

Richard (Dick) Oblak June14, 1937 - February 25, 2021 Dick passed away on February 25,2021at Montrose Memorial Hospital. A celebration of life service will March 13th at 10:00 AM at St. Daniel’s Church in Ouray, CO. Officiated by Father Na...