Obituaries

Harold Gregory
B: 1933-07-26
D: 2018-11-04
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Gregory, Harold
George Carson
B: 1933-12-14
D: 2018-11-02
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Carson, George
Naomie Merrill
B: 1977-04-16
D: 2018-11-01
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Merrill, Naomie
Rex Love
B: 1936-10-23
D: 2018-11-01
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Love, Rex
Michael Fidler
B: 1942-03-26
D: 2018-10-31
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Fidler, Michael
Edwin Lucas
B: 1934-08-27
D: 2018-10-27
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Lucas, Edwin
Phillip Kessler
B: 1942-05-23
D: 2018-10-27
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Kessler, Phillip
Wallace Vangen
B: 1950-11-22
D: 2018-10-26
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Vangen, Wallace
Eleanor Conte
B: 1931-05-28
D: 2018-10-24
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Conte, Eleanor
Frank Miller
B: 1948-01-21
D: 2018-10-23
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Miller, Frank
Barbara Sky Horse Valdez
B: 1955-03-26
D: 2018-10-17
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Sky Horse Valdez, Barbara
Betty Thomas-Cornell
B: 1947-12-21
D: 2018-10-13
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Thomas-Cornell, Betty
Mary Mills
B: 1937-06-26
D: 2018-10-10
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Mills, Mary
Raymond Stucky
B: 1926-09-30
D: 2018-10-09
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Stucky, Raymond
Leslie Larsen
B: 1929-12-31
D: 2018-10-05
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Larsen, Leslie
Edwin Brown
B: 1941-01-20
D: 2018-10-03
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Brown, Edwin
Donald Dexter
B: 1937-12-17
D: 2018-10-03
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Dexter, Donald
Burdett Bean
B: 1923-01-06
D: 2018-10-02
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Bean, Burdett
Cynthia Angel
B: 1958-04-01
D: 2018-10-02
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Angel, Cynthia
Maxine Ice
B: 1930-08-29
D: 2018-09-25
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Ice, Maxine
Marvin McDowell
B: 1948-07-25
D: 2018-09-22
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McDowell, Marvin

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Harold Gregory Jr

July 26, 1933 - - November 04, 2018

Harold Dale Gregory Jr., age 85, died on Sunday, November 4, 2018 at the Bruce McCandless State Veterans Community Living Center in Florence. He was born on July 26, 1933 in Hominy, Oklahoma to Harold and Mary (Elliot) Gregory. On September 11, 1971, he married Anita Williams, his wife of 47 years. Harold served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War as a drafting clerk. ...

George Carson Jr

December 14, 1933 - - November 02, 2018

George Edgar Carson Jr. was born December 14, 1933 in Denver, Colorado to George Edgar Carson Sr. and Gladys (Halverson) Carson. George graduated from South High School and attended classes at the Emily Griffith Opportunity School. George enjoyed the Denver area especially fishing in the mountain streams. George was a lawn mower technician for Carson Bros., the family busin ...

Naomie Merrill

April 16, 1977 - - November 01, 2018

Naomie “Nonie” Jene (Erps) Merrill, 41, passed Nov. 1, 2018 in Canon City. Naomie was born in Canon City on April 16, 1977 to Eugene and Sandra (Steffens) Erps. She graduated from Canon City High School having made life-long impressions on everyone she met with her creative spirit. She was even recognized as Ms. Personality in the Blossom Festival. Throughout her life, she ...

Rex Love Jr

October 23, 1936 - - November 01, 2018

Rex C. Love, Jr., (age 82) passed away November 1, 2018 at home after a long battle with cancer. Rex was born on October 23, 1936 in Pueblo, Colorado to Rex Sr. and Magdalene (Anna) Love. His family who lived in Lime, Colorado at the time relocated to Canon City shortly after he was born. Rex spent most of his life in and around Canon City where he attended St. Michael School ...

Marie Hardesty

July 28, 1924 - - November 06, 2013

Marie Gentina Hardesty, 89, passed away November 6, 2013 in Bedford, TX. She was born in Boulder, CO on July 28, 1924 to Ubaldo and Angela Merlino. Marie was raised and educated in Canon City, and on June 24, 1944, she was united in marriage to Louis Warren Hardesty. Due to her husband’s profession, she traveled and relocated extensively. This afforded her the opportunity of ...

Frances Horvath

March 02, 1920 - - October 12, 2013

Frances Marie Horvath, born March 2, 1920, went to join her husband Alex Horvath and our Heavenly Father at 8:35 p.m., Saturday, October 12, 2013. She is survived by her daughter, Beverly Smith; son-in-law, Delbert Smith; grandson, Damon Smith; granddaughter-in-law, Lauren Smith and three great grandchildren; Alexander, Abbie-lyn and Alora Smith. This truly amazing woman lived ...

Netha Hemmert

January 13, 1931 - - October 10, 2013

Netha Mae Hemmert went home on 10/10/2013. She passed peacefully at her home in Manassa CO surrounded by her loved ones following a courageous lengthy battle with cancer which she fought with grace and dignity. Netha was born in Oakley Kansas on January 13, 1931. Surviving family members are Daughter, Jackie (Richard Martin), Son, Rex Hemmert (Chris); Grandchildren Shannon R ...

Joseph Gonzales

July 24, 1954 - - October 09, 2013

Joseph G. Gonzales, 59, of Kennewick, Washington passed away on October 9, 2013. He was born July 24, 1954, in Florence, Colorado. He Graduated from Florence High School in 1973. Joe worked for many years helping the United States Army destroy chemical weapons made during the Cold War. He came to Umatilla Chemical Agent Disposal Facility (UMCDF) in January 2000 after working s ...

Demetria DuMond

June 29, 1935 - - September 16, 2013

Demetria C. DuMond, 78, passed away September 16, 2013 in Canon City, CO. She was born in Laredo, Texas on June 29, 1935 to Anthony & Rosa Chandarlis. Dee married the love of her life Jim DuMond on August 29, 1964. From this marriage they had one daughter, Cynthia. She worked as a registered nurse for 23 years. She was a volunteer for St. Thomas More hospital for six years. ...

Zelpha Brassea

May 09, 1931 - - September 14, 2013

Zelpha Mae Brassea, 82, of Coal Creek, Colorado passed away September 14, 2013 in Canon City, CO. She was born in Florence, Colorado May 9, 1931 to Wilbur and Verdie (Carter) Lewis. Mae spent most of her time taking care of her family. In the 1960’s she worked at the Florence Hotel and The Frying Pan restaurants waiting tables and cooking desserts. Her many hobbies includ ...

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