|Charles Denton ‘Dent’ Dahmer
Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Hood Mortuary Chapel for
Charles Denton "Dent" Dahmer, who died Monday, March 29, 1999, in Durango
after an extended battle with cancer. He was 80.
The Rev. Ned Amstutz will officiate. Burial of the ashes will be in
May at Fort Scott National Cemetery in Fort Scott, Kan.
Mr. Dahmer was born Jan. 20, 1919, in Milo, Mo., where he attended
school. He graduated from high school in Nevada, Mo. Mr. Dahmer was drafted
into the U.S. Army April 18, 1941. He served four-and-a-half years in several
European military campaigns. He was awarded five Bronze Stars.
He married Rosalie Kramer on June 29, 1947, in Fort Scott, Kan. The
couple lived in Denver until 1973 when they moved to Durango.
Mr. Dahmer sold insurance in Fort Scott, Kan., Denver and Durango.
Survivors include his wife, Rosalie Dahmer of Durango; two sons, J.
Michael Dahmer of Durango and Thomas D. Dahmer of Hong Kong; a daughter,
Lynd Jones of Durango; a sister, Laudell Smith of East Wenatchee, Wash.;
a brother, Glenn D. Dahmer of Nevada, Mo.; and four granddaughters.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Mercy, or to the Patrick
W. Luter Cancer Center, 3801 Main Ave., Durango, CO 81301.
Dorothy Dean Hibbard
Services will be held at a later date in San Diego for Dorothy Dean
Hibbard, who died Sunday, March 28, 1999, in Durango. She was 80.
Mrs. Hibbard was born Nov. 14, 1918, in McCook, Neb. She lived most
of her life in San Diego.
In 1982, Mrs. Hibbard moved to Durango to be near her family.
Mrs. Hibbard was a homemaker. She enjoyed painting and studying metaphysics.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Burnal Hibbard.
Survivors include three sons, Ken Hibbard of Durango and Dave Hibbard
and Bob Hibbard, both of San Diego; two grandsons and numerous nieces and
The cause of death was not available.
Margaret Rea Weddle
Services were held March 20 at St. Catherine’s Church in Kamiah, Idaho,
for Margaret Rea Weddle, who died Tuesday, March 16, 1999, at St. Mary’s
Hospital in Cottonwood, Idaho, of complications relating to chronic obstructive
pulmonary disorder. She was 74.
Mrs. Weddle was born Oct. 27, 1924, in Durango. She attended school
in Oxford and Durango through high school.
On Aug. 14, 1942, she married Charles H. Weddle in Aztec, N.M. The
couple lived most of the time in Weippe and Kamiah, Idaho.
Mr. and Mrs. Weddle were honored as grand marshals of the Kamiah Barbecue
Days several years ago. Mrs. Weddle enjoyed dancing, watching her children
and grandchildren in sports, rodeoing, riding horses and working in her
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Shirley Crawford.
Survivors include her husband; her stepmother, Cathlene Rea of Durango;
two sons, Charles R. Weddle Jr. and Darrell Weddle, both of Kamiah; six
brothers, Earl Rea, Ronald Rea and Donald Rea, all of Ignacio, Rex Rea
of Arvada, George Greer of Mancos and Chester Warner of Perry, Utah; six
sisters, Shirley Sutherlin and Peggy Leyshon, both of Ignacio, Georgia
Dittmar, Sandra Walker and Linda Searcy, all of Durango, and Mary Goeglein
of Farmington; 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be made to the Kamiah Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box
338, Kamiah, ID 83536.
Marjorie E. deRegnier
Funeral services will be at Indiana Chapel Cemetery in Marion County,
Iowa for Marjorie E. deRegnier, a former Durango resident, who died Tuesday,
March 30, 1999, at the Valley Manor Care Center in Montrose. She was 76.
Mrs. deRegnier moved from Texas to Durango in 1984 and back to Texas
in 1995. She was a communication supervisor for Texas Instruments in Dallas.
She made her final move to Montrose in January 1998.
She is survived by her husband, Don deRegnier of Montrose; a son, Don
deRegnier II; two brothers, James O’Leary of Montana and Richard O’Leary
of Alaska; and two grandchildren.
The cause of death was not available.
Lucinda Tucson Gladden
Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at The Lighthouse Church on Highway
64 for Lucinda Tucson Gladden, who died Saturday, March 27, 1999, at San
Juan Regional Medical Center in Farmington. She was 72.
The Rev. John Schrock will officiate. Burial will be 1:30 p.m. at Greenmount
Cemetery in Durango.
Mrs. Gladden was born Oct. 26, 1926, in Santa Rita, N.M. She worked
for 25 years as a preschool teacher. Mrs. Gladden was a former resident
of Durango. She was preceded in death by her husband, Faustine Tucson;
and by a son, Divotto Tucson.
Survivors include her husband, Dave Gladden of Farmington; four sons,
Caesar Tucson of Hayward, Calif., Hector Tucson of Durango, and Ronnie
Tucson and Vernon Tucson, both of Farmington; four daughters, Rose Tafoya,
Karma Conner and Acoma Tucson, all of Farmington, and Arlene Cowger of
Aztec, N.M.; two brothers, three sisters, and numerous grandchildren and
great-grandchildren. The cause of death was not available.
Dorothy Graves Schutz
A memorial service will be 1 p.m. April 10 at the old Chromo schoolhouse
on Highway 84 in Chromo for Dorothy Graves Schutz, who died unexpectedly
Wednesday, March 24, 1999, at Centura Health-Mercy Medical Center. She
There was cremation.
Mrs. Schutz was born Oct. 5, 1922, in Griffith. She graduated from
Durango High School. She married Ernest Schutz in June 1941 in Aztec, N.M.,
and they moved to Long Beach, Calif., shortly thereafter.
While Mr. Schutz served in the Coast Guard during World War II, Mrs.
Schutz remained in Long Beach working as manager for Safeway Stores. Upon
his return, she became a full-time homemaker. The family moved to Santa
Fe in 1948. After subsequent moves to Chama, N.M., and Durango, the family
settled on the Schutz ranch in Chromo in the mid-1950s. Mrs. Schutz helped
run the family quarter horse/cattle operation.
A former member of the Civics Club in Pagosa Springs, Mrs. Schutz was
among those instrumental in developing a library for the town.
Mr. and Mrs. Schutz spent winters in the Phoenix area for 15 years
before retiring to Chromo eight years ago.
Survivors include her husband, Ernest Schutz of Chromo; three sons,
Don of Wagon Mound, N.M., and Dennis and Dick, both of Chromo; a brother,
Harold Schutz of Chromo; seven grandsons; a sister, Louise Blair of Wyoming;
and four nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Aztec Museum
Association, 125 N. Main Ave., Aztec, NM 87410 or to the Sisson Library-Book
Fund, Memorial for Dorothy Schutz, P.O. Box 849, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147.
The library will note the donation for a specific book, if requested.
The cause of death was not available.
Betty Taylor Frye
Services will be planned at a later date for Betty Taylor Frye, a Durango
resident who died Thursday, Mar. 25, 1999, in Durango. She was 73.
Mrs. Frye was born Jan. 31, 1926, in Minneapolis, Minn., where she
attended school. She moved to Denver in 1950, after marrying Ben Taylor,
who preceded her in death in 1975.
Mrs. Frye remarried to Phillip Eugene Frye on July 30, 1988, and the
couple lived in Sedona, Ariz., before moving to Durango in 1991.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Ben Taylor, and her
second husband, Phillip Eugene Frye.
Mrs. Frye is survived by two daughters, Libby Taylor of Durango, Becky
Counley of Durango; a son, David Taylor of Denver; a stepdaughter, Jane
Ann Meier of Durango; a stepson, Todd Frye of Springville, Utah; a sister,
Audrey Hogdin of Golden Valley, Minn.; and seven grandchildren.
There will be cremation.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Community of Learners;
Choice Foundations, Betty Taylor Frye Memorial Fund, 201 E. Twelfth St.,
Durango, Colo., 81301.
The cause of death was unavailable.
John William Jenkins
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Hood Mortuary Chapel for
John William Jenkins, a lifelong Durango resident who died Thursday, March
25, 1999, from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. He was 36.
Father Andrew Cooley will officiate at services. Cremation will follow
services. Also, a reception at the Elks Lodge, lower level, will be held
Visitation is today from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Hood Mortuary.
Mr. Jenkins was born Sept. 8, 1962, in Montrose. He was an avid rock
hound and outdoorsman, and spent time hiking with Richard Glasco, whom
he considered a father. He worked with the Glasco family at Durango Builders.
He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Sharon and Steve Grimes
of Lovelock, Nevada; two sisters, Debra Jenkins of Jopkin, Mo., and Karen
Taber of Naturita; a grandmother, Louise Steige of Pittsburg, Kan., and
several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Tracy Gillies Patcheck
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Durango Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter-Day Saints for Tracy Gillies Patcheck, a Durango High
School teacher who died Friday, March 26, 1999, near her home in the Cherry
Creek area of La Plata County after falling from a horse. She was 35.
Bishop Dan F. Whitehead will officiate at services. Interment will
be at Greenmount Cemetery with Rev. Timothy Evers officiating.
Mrs. Patcheck was born Sept. 27, 1963, in Albuquerque. She moved to
La Plata County in 1990, and married Michael Patcheck on Sept. 1, 1990,
Mrs. Patcheck taught vocational agriculture and the Future Farmers
of America program at Durango High School since November 1993. Prior to
teaching, she worked with the La Plata County Planning Department. She
loved to spend time in the outdoors and horseback riding.
She is survived by her husband, Michael; two sons, Mitchell and Baylen;
parents Martin and Joan Gillies of Axtell, Utah; a sister, Shannon McWilliams,
of Salt Lake City; grandparents Ross and Ethel McCausland of Durango; and
many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and in-laws.
Contributions may be made to the Tracy Patcheck Memorial Scholarship
Fund, c/o Norwest Bank, 1063 Main Ave., Durango, CO 81301.
Mass of Christian Burial will be noon Monday at Sacred Heart Catholic
Church in Durango for Martina Esquibel, who died Thursday, March 25, 1999.
Father Larry Gallegos will officiate at services. Burial will follow
at Greenmount Cemetery. A rosary will be said at 7 p.m. today at Sacred
Heart Catholic Church.
Mrs. Esquibel married Marcelino Esquibel on Dec. 5, 1938. The couple
had 15 children, 39 grandchildren and 49 great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Esquibel spent most of her life in Durango and moved to Farmington
in May 1996. She was a devoted Catholic and attended both Sacred Heart
Church in Durango and St. Mary’s Church in Farmington.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Marcelino; two sons, Gilbert
and Lionel; one daughter, Sofia Ruiz; and one grandson, Lawrence Valdez.
She is survived by seven daughters, Flora Castor, Angie Mendoza and
Katy Hernandez of Denver; Shirley Valencia of Ogden, Utah; Florence Valdez
of Aztec; and Marcy Chavez and Sally Chavez of Farmington; and five sons,
Don Esquibel, Joe Esquibel and Louis Esquibel of Durango; Leo Esquibel-Olguin
of Aztec; and Raymond Esquibel of Farmington.
She is also survived by one brother and five sisters.
Frederick Rogers Schultz
Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at the Seventh-day Adventist Church
on Florida Road for Frederick Rogers Schultz, who died Wednesday, March
24, 1999, in Durango. He was 77.
Burial will be at Greenmount Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1:30
to 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Hood Mortuary.
Mr. Schultz was born Jan. 28, 1922. The family lived in Salina, Kan.,
until he was a young teen-ager and then moved to Bonnerdale, Ark. He attended
Southwestern Junior College in Keene, Texas. He married Arlene Doris Ebel
June 14, 1943, in Salinas, Calif. That fall, Mr. Schultz enrolled at Union
College in Lincoln, Neb., as a theology student. He graduated from Union
in the spring of 1945 and immediately entered his chosen service as a pastor
for the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Mr. Schultz’s first pastorates were in Iowa. He was instrumental in
building, completing and remodeling churches and schools in Davenport,
Iowa; New Haven Church in Overland Park, Kan.; Topeka, Kan.; Arvada, Yuma,
Pagosa Springs and Durango.
He was preceded in death by his youngest son, Ed.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Arlene; two sons, Fred of Moses
Lake, Wash., and Jan of Sedalia; a daughter, Janet of Forest Hills, N.Y.;
two granddaughters; a sister, Eleanor Kresher of Goshen, Ark.; two brothers,
Frank of Milwaukee, Ore., and Tom of Rossville, Ga., and many other relatives.
Memorial donations may be made to Enterprise Academy, Enterprise, KS
Martha Manilla Everroad
Private memorial services will be held for Martha Manilla Everroad,
who died Wednesday, March 24, 1999, at her home in Pagosa Springs. She
There will be cremation.
Mrs. Everroad was born Oct. 23, 1920, in Lakes, Wis.
Mrs. Everroad wished to thank the hospital staff, home health and her
friends from Jevohah’s Witnesses who helped her during her time in Pagosa
Springs and while she was ill.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert, and by her son.
Mrs. Everroad is survived by a daughter, Judith; several grandchildren;
several great-grandchildren and adopted families; the Chuck Taylor family
of Pagosa Springs and the Leonard Hoffschneider family of Pagosa Springs.
B.T. 'Bud' Griffith
Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Hood Mortuary Chapel for B.T.
"Bud" Griffith, who died Monday, March 22, 1999, in Durango. He was 79.
Chaplain Myron Darmour will officiate. Burial will be at Greenmount
Mr. Griffith was born Feb. 2, 1920, in Durango. He spent his entire
adult life serving the area as a successful rancher, businessman and volunteer.
Mr. Griffith served on numerous city and county boards and commissions,
including: The Durango Chamber of Commerce Board, Durango City Council,
Airport Commission, City of Durango Finance Advisory Board, Florida River
Water Conservancy District Board and Colorado Cattlemen's Association.
Mr. Griffith was appointed by the governor of Colorado to serve many
years on the Colorado Highway Commission, and he was constantly fighting
for highway construction funding in the Durango area.
He served the community in numerous volunteer capacities. He was an
active member of the Durango Rotary Club for more than 40 years, serving
as president and treasurer; a longtime member of the Fort Lewis College
Foundation; and a member of the Fort Lewis College Booster Club.
Mr. Griffith has been recognized by many organizations for his service
and contributions and for dedicating his entire life to the quality of
life in the Durango area.
Survivors include his wife, Noni Griffith of Durango; two sons, Ron
Griffith of Littleton and Bob Griffith of Durango; a daughter, Karen Griffith
Peters of Boulder; a sister, Velena Eggleston of Durango and nine grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Mercy, 375 East Park Ave.,
Durango, CO 81301 or to the Fort Lewis College Foundation, 1000 Rim Drive,
Durango, CO 81301.
Edward P. Roby
Memorial services will be 12:30 p.m. Sunday at the Veterans of Foreign
Wars Hall for Edward P. Roby, who died Tuesday, March 23, 1999, in Durango.
He was 61.
Interment of ashes will follow at Greenmount Cemetery at 2 p.m., followed
by lunch and a reception at the American Legion. Visitation will be from
5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at Hood Mortuary.
Mr. Roby was born Aug. 4, 1937, in Boston. He served in the U.S. Marine
Mr. Roby was employed as a truck driver.
Mr. Roby was the commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and past
commander of the American Legion and a member of the Durango Elks Lodge.
Survivors include his wife, Glenda D. (Smillie) Roby of Durango; four
sons; one daughter; one stepdaughter; 10 grandchildren; two brothers and
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Veterans
of Foreign Wars or to the American Legion.
William B. Robb
Services will be 9:30 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in
Fort Collins for William B. Robb, who died Monday, March 22, 1999, in Indio,
Calif. He was 76.
Mr. Robb was born Aug. 9, 1922, in Pueblo. He grew up in Durango, was
a member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church and graduated from Durango High
School in 1940. He married Eleanor Hogan in 1946 at St. Columba Catholic
Church in Durango.
Mr. Robb served in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II and
received architectural degrees from M.I.T. in Cambridge, Mass., and the
University of Colorado in Boulder. He started an architectural practice
in Fort Collins in 1953. During his 34-year career there, his firm won
awards for designing numerous churches, schools and municipal buildings
in Fort Collins.
In 1987, the Colorado North Chapter of the American Institute of Architects
presented Mr. Robb with its Distinguished Professional Service Award and
recognized him as a "living treasure" for his successful architectural
practice and community service in Fort Collins, particularly in the education
and health care sectors. In 1987, Mr. Robb also received a special award
of appreciation by the Poudre School District Board of Education for his
professional and private contributions to education in Fort Collins.
As an architect, Mr. Robb also designed and supervised the addition
to St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Durango, completed in 1957.
Survivors include his wife, Eleanor Hogan Robb of Fort Collins; five
daughters, Susan Dobkins and Chris Goold, both of Durango, Cindi Monroe
and Pam Downing, both of Fort Collins, and Joanne Staats of Brookline,
Vt.; one son, Bruce Robb of Houston, Texas; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be made to the Building Fund for St. Joseph’s
Catholic Church and School, P.O. Box 502, Fort Collins, CO 80522 or to
the Hospice of Larimer County, 7604 Colland Drive, Fort Collins, CO 80525.
George A. King
A summer memorial service is planned in Durango for George A. King,
who died Saturday, March 20, 1999, in Scottsdale, Ariz. He was 74.
Mr. King was born Jan. 15, 1925, in College Point, Long Island, N.Y.,
and grew up in Stamford, Conn.
He enlisted in the U.S. Navy at age 17 and served with a Marine fighter
unit. He was involved in many campaigns in the South Pacific during World
War II and was called back to service during the Korean War.
Mr. King earned a bachelor’s degree in architecture and master’s degree
in archaeology at the University of Colorado in Boulder. After graduation,
he participated in archaeological work throughout the Southwest, including
Mr. King began his architectural career in Denver and moved to Durango
in 1964, where he worked in his practice on Main Avenue. He designed numerous
buildings in the area, including work at Fort Lewis College, Rio Grande
Land, 55 Plus Center, First National Bank, Durango Public Library, Methodist
and Lutheran churches.
He served on the Colorado Planning Commission, Fort Lewis Foundation,
and was a Library board member for many years. In 1997, he moved to Scottsdale
where he continued to practice.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley of Scottsdale, Ariz.; a brother,
Jack King; two sisters, Dorthy Kane and Agnes Arnow; three daughters, Susan
Kurtenbach of Oak Park, Ill., Judy Gillespie of Glenwood Springs and Beth
King of Bluff, Utah; a son, Glen King of Arvada and seven grandchildren.
The cause of death was not available.
James Sterling Duhs
Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Hesperus Baptist Church
for James Sterling Duhs, a former Marvel resident, who died Thursday, March
18, 1999, at his home from cancer. He was 62.
His brother, William Duhs, will officiate at services. Burial will
take place later next week at Swan Lake Memorial Gardens in Peoria, Ill.
Mr. Duhs was born Jan. 24, 1937, in Peoria before moving to Marvel.
He married Vivienne "Tony" Duhs on July 4, 1992.
Mr. Duhs served in the United States Navy. He was a member of the Masonic
Lodge and a life member of the American Veterans Post 64 in Peoria, Ill.
Mr. Duhs was employed with the Caterpillar Tractor Company for 30 years
and retired in 1987.
He is survived by his wife, Vivienne, of Marvel; four sons, James C.
Duhs and Robert C. Duhs of Dunnellon, Fla., and William Duhs and David
Neal of Peoria, Ill.; seven daughters, Christine Duhs-Baner of South Haven,
Mich., Bonnie Merriman of Hana City, Ill., Linda Monari of Bartonville,
Ill., Gail Duhs of Macomb, Ill., Renee Spradlin of Pekin, Ill., and Mary
Williams and Jessie Hunter of Dunnellon, Fla.; two brothers, Rev. Robert
Duhs of Brandon, Miss., and William Duhs of Marvel; and 18 grandchildren.
Letha E. Bell
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Greenmount Cemetery for
Letha E. Bell, who died Friday, March 19, 1999, in Durango. She was 92.
Chaplain Myron Darmour will officiate. Visitation will be 11 a.m. to
5:30 p.m. today and 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Hood Mortuary.
Mrs. Bell was born Jan. 1, 1907, in Dillard, Mo. She lived in Missouri
until 1944, when she moved to Pagosa Springs. She moved to Durango in 1961.
Mrs. Bell was a homemaker. She was a member of the First Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry William Bell.
Survivors include six daughters, Zelma "Dee" Peters and Margie Sittner,
both of Durango, Lola Beal and Zola Adams, both of Farmington, Ola Headrick
of Salem, Mo., and Betty Harris of St. Louis, Mo.; two sons, Owen Bell
of Pagosa Springs and Lowell Bell of Durango; a brother, Orvile Chandler
of St. Louis, Mo.; 21 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.
Marie Catherine Malyon
Marie Catherine Malyon died Wednesday, March 17, 1999, in Durango.
She was 94.
Her request was for cremation. Private interment will be at Hermosa
Mrs. Malyon was born Dec. 30, 1904, in Lima, Ohio. She married Lawrence
J. "Larry" Malyon in 1928.
They lived in San Jose, Calif., from 1946 until Mr. Malyon’s death
in 1997. At that time, Mrs. Malyon moved to retire at Four Corners Health
Care Center in Durango to be near her family.
Mrs. Malyon was a member of the United Methodist Church of Willow Glen
at San Jose, Calif., for all the years that she lived in California.
She was also preceded in death by her son, Alan Kent Malyon in 1988,
and by her daughter, Beverly Marie Crue in 1997.
Survivors include four grandchildren; two foster grandchildren; 11
great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Edwin ‘Bye’ Kaime
A memorial service will be 10 a.m. Saturday at La Quey Funeral Home
in Farmington for Edwin "Bye" Kaime, who died Wednesday, March 17, 1999,
at San Juan Regional Medical Center in Farmington from complications stemming
from pneumonia. He was 79.
Mr. Kaime was born April 23, 1919, in Albuquerque, and raised at High
Lonesome in the Largo Canyon area. He was a lifetime rancher in the Largo
Canyon, Bayfield and Lemon Lake areas.
Mr. Kaime enlisted in the U.S. Army the day after Pearl Harbor and
served for four years. He landed at Normandy Beach and crossed France and
entered Germany. He was present for the liberation of Paris in August 1944
and was injured at the beginning of the Battle of the Bulge near Aachen,
He served with distinction and his many medals include the Bronze Star
and the Purple Heart. He was a lifetime member of the Disabled American
Mr. Kaime returned to the Largo Canyon to ranch and raise a family.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Elizabeth; four children, Howard
Kaime of Loveland, Dr. Melissa Kaime of San Diego, Calif.; Todd Kaime of
Las Cruces, N.M., and Yodie Kaime Koontz of Lubbock, Texas; 14 grandchildren;
seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Helen Pool of Prescott Valley,
Ariz., and Laura Lemon of Durango, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mildred D. Mohney
Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Hood Mortuary Chapel for Mildred
D. Mohney, who died Monday, March 15, 1999, at a Denver hospital from complications
following surgery. She was 91.
Burial will be at Greenmount Cemetery.
Mrs. Mohney was born March 2, 1908, in Bayfield. She was the daughter
of Pine River Valley pioneers Oscar and Lena Carmack. She attended schools
in Bayfield, the Old Fort Lewis College in Hesperus and Long Beach State
College in California.
She married James A. Mohney on Dec. 21, 1928. He preceded her in death.
Mrs. Mohney was a school teacher who taught in the Sunnyside area,
Hesperus, Bayfield and in Cypress, Calif. She was a resident of Durango.
Survivors include a daughter, Mary Jo Murphy of Thornton; a son, James
A. Mohney of Fort Collins; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren;
two brothers, Jack Carmack and Dick Carmack, both of the Durango area;
and 20 nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American
Diabetes Association, c/o 2450 S. Downing St., Denver, CO 80210.
Sylvia Eileen Parker Cowan
Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at the Seventh Day Adventist Church
in Bloomfield, N.M., for Sylvia Eileen Parker Cowan, who died Sunday, March
14, 1999, at San Juan Regional Medical Center in Farmington. She was 65.
Mrs. Cowan was born Dec. 16, 1933, in Lindreth, N.M. She married Donald
O. Cowan Oct. 2, 1949.
Mrs. Cowan was a former resident of Durango.
Survivors include her husband, Donald O. Cowan; and eight children,
Donald R. Cowan, Linda Misenar, Beverly Cowan, Cary Cowan, Cyrena Casey,
Royce Cowan, Dain Cowan and Renella Boyle.
The cause of death was not available.
Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Durango Baptist Church for Max Martinez,
a former Durango High School football player, who died Sunday, March 14,
1999 in Seattle. The cause of death was unknown. He was 39.
The Rev. Bob Ross will officiate at services. Burial will be at Greenmount
Mr. Martinez was born Nov. 25, 1959 in Fruita. He graduated from Durango
High School in 1978, where he was on the wrestling and football teams.
He had been a resident of the Seattle area for the past 9 years, and owned
a building restoration company there.
Mr. Martinez was preceded in death by his brothers, Jimmy Martinez
in 1981 and Ricky Lee Martinez in 1993.
He is survived by a daughter, Charissa Martinez, of Seattle; his mother
and stepfather, Lucy and John Martinez of Durango; a father, Joe Martinez
of Salt Lake City; a brother, Louis Martinez of Port Lyons, Alaska; two
sisters, Debbie Kadel of Grand Junction and Linda Tucson of Farmington;
and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society,
P.O. Box 931, Durango, CO 81302.
Henry M. Glosser
Memorial services will be held 11 a.m. Monday at Hood Mortuary Chapel
for Henry M. Glosser, who died March 11, 1999 in Durango. He was 75.
Father Mike McCleary will officiate at services. There will be cremation.
Mr. Glosser was born February 24, 1924 in Roth, Germany. He grew up
in Germany with his older sister and half sister. He served on a German
Navy submarine in the Atlantic during the war. After the war, he wanted
to come to the United States. An aunt who had come to the United States
in the 1920s sponsored him, and he arrived in Chicago in early 1952. He
worked as a tuckpointer, chauffeur and maintenance man. He played in a
band on weekends and enjoyed working with wood, bricks and stone.
Mr. Glosser wrote to Margerete M. "Margie" Reichert in Germany and
asked her to come to America and marry him. She met him in Chicago on Thanksgiving
Day in 1956, and they were married on December 8, 1956.
They moved to Durango in late 1972. Mr. Glosser retired from Tamarron
after 12 years there. In September 1990, he suffered a major stroke while
in Germany, and another one 18 months later. His strokes left him unable
to walk or speak.
Mr. Glosser loved time with people, work, jokes and his jazz music.
He is survived by his wife Margie of Durango, a nephew and his family,
and several cousins.
Contributions may be made to Hospice of Mercy, 3801 North Main Avenue,
Durango, CO 81301.
Gladys Abigail Barlow Lee
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Hood Mortuary Chapel for
Gladys Abigail Barlow Lee, a longtime area school teacher, who died Wednesday,
March 10, 1999. She was 92.
Rev. Bob Ross will officiate at services. Burial will be at Crestview
Mrs. Lee was born January 1, 1907, in Durango. She attended local schools
and graduated from Durango High School in 1925. She attended the old Fort
Lewis College in Hesperus and taught at May Day in La Plata Canyon.
She married George Ellis Lee on March 24, 1928. Mrs. Lee was a member
of the Durango Foursquare Church for over 70 years and started the Baracus
Ladies’ Fellowship there. She was involved in local politics, and was a
charter member of the Handicapped Citizens of Durango.
Mrs. Lee was preceded in death by her husband George. She is survived
by her daughter, Virginia Luzar of Durango; sons, Ward Lee and Wayne Lee
of Durango, and Eddie Lee of Grand Junction; 16 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren,
and many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Four Corners Chapel
Fund, c/o Ginny Brown, 2911 Junction St., Durango, CO 81301.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at
Sacred Heart Catholic Church for Rebecca Tucson, who died Wednesday, March
10, 1999, in Durango. She was 70.
Father Joseph L. Gallegos will officiate at services. Recitation of
rosary will be at 7:30 p.m. today at Sacred Heart Church.
Mrs. Tucson was born March 27, 1928, in Gallina, N.M. She married Hijinio
H. "Hinio" Tucson on Nov. 11, 1949, in Durango. She was a member of Sacred
Mrs. Tucson was preceded in death by her daughter, Betty Cruz; and
son, Desiderio Tucson. She is survived by her husband, Hijinio; sons, Amador
C. Tucson and Felix A. Tucson, both of Durango, Isidro J. Tucson of La
Posta, and Jake H. Tucson of Bloomfield, N.M.; daughters, Theresa Amato
of Durango, Amy Gonzales of Salt Lake City, Beatrice Tucson of Ignacio,
Debbie Tucson of West Jordan, Utah, and Connie Tucson of Ignacio; brothers,
Modesto Mestas of Henderson, Nevada, and Roger Mestas of Durango; sisters,
Corina Montano of Salt Lake City, Cordy Medina of Durango, and Ferminia
Segura of Farmington; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren,
nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the American Legion
Hall for Harry Levine, a longtime Durango resident who died March 1 at
Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque. He was 80.
Mr. Levine was born June 25, 1918 in New York, N.Y. He was a World
War II army veteran and a retired postal worker from Homestead, Fla.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia. He is survived by family
members in California, Missouri, New York, Florida and Colorado.
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Elco Cemetery in Bondad
for Maurice Walter who died March 8, 1999, in Farmington. He was 90.
Richard Brown will officiate at services.
Mr. Walter married Reva Axel June 20, 1937, at Long Island, N.Y. In
1939, they moved to Farmington, N.M. where they opened a Navajo trading
post, operating it until 1956 when they developed the main shopping center
in downtown Farmington. They later moved to Bondad. He was a member of
the Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Farmington.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Reva. Mr. Walter is survived
by his son, Louis Walter of North Hills, Calif.; daughter, Sarah Robinson
of Northridge, Calif.; two brothers, Maer Walter of Carlsbad, Calif., and
David Walter of Los Angeles, Calif.; one sister, Thelma Nelson of Farmington;
five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to Elco Cemetery, c/o Ruby Zink,
4181 County Road 203, Durango, 81301, or to the American Cancer Society,
PO Box 931, Durango, 81302.
Richard ‘Mac’ James McMullen
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Columba Catholic
Church for Richard "Mac" James McMullen, a veteran of World War II, who
died Friday, March 5, 1999. He was 78.
The Rev. Mike McCleary will officiate at services. Recitation of the
rosary will be at 7 p.m. today at St. Columba. Visitation will be from
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday at Hood Mortuary. Burial will be at Greenmount
Mr. McMullen was born Jan. 8, 1921, in Lyons, Neb. He married Mrs.
Angie Candelaria McMullen on July 3, 1982.
Mr. McMullen graduated from Regis High School in Denver and attended
Regis College. He served as a captain and pilot in the Army Air Corps,
flying missions in the South Pacific during World War II. He worked for
the state of Colorado as a right-of-way agent from 1963 to 1984, and was
a member of the V.F.W. Post 4031, American Legion Trujillo-Sheets Post
28, and B.P.O.E. Lodge 507.
He is survived by his wife, Angie, of Durango; four sons, Richard "Rick"
McMullen of Durango, Bill McMullen of Ruidoso, N.M., Pat McMullen of Honolulu,
Hawaii, and David McMullen, Prince Edward Island, Canada; one daughter,
Joan Tomsic of Raleigh-Durham, N.C.; two sisters, Joan Mueting of Lincoln,
Neb., and Peggy Rose of San Clemente, Calif.; two stepsons, David Candelaria
of Grants Pass, Ore., and Craig Candelaria of Costa Mesa, Calif.; 12 grandchildren;
and two great-grandchildren.
Mr. McMullen was preceded in death by his first wife, Patty Harrell
Margaret E. ‘Midge’ Henn
Margaret E. "Midge" Henn, a former Durango resident, died Wednesday,
March 3, 1999, at Lexington Place in Dallas from cancer.
Mrs. Henn was born Nov. 2, 1917, in Madison, N.J. After attending Madison
High School, she worked at the Empire State Building before marrying Frederick
C. Henn in 1942. She was active in the Women’s Club, the St. Clare’s Auxiliary
and other charitable organizations in Denville, N.J.
In 1982, Mrs. Henn and her husband moved to Durango, where she was
a former president of the Durango Garden Club and an active supporter of
the Music in the Mountains Festival. She moved to Yuma, Ariz. in 1997 and
then to Dallas in 1998.
Mrs. Henn is survived by her husband, Frederick; a son, Robert Henn
of Dover, N.J.; a daughter, Florence Mason of Dallas; and three grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her son, Frederick C. Henn.
Clarence Harmon Holsey
Private services were held for Clarence Harmon Holsey, a former Durango
resident, who died Tuesday, March 2, 1999, in Phoenix. He was 71.
The Rev. Jim Brown officiated during services at Hood Mortuary.
Mr. Holsey was born in Wichita, Kan., Feb. 9, 1928. He married Patricia
Duren in Wichita in 1948. He was the owner and operator of Basin Distributing
Co. and owned bookstores in Durango and Farmington.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia; a son, Vaughn Holsey of Tucson,
Ariz.; two daughters, Cindy Yeager and Terry O’Karma, both of Durango;
two brothers, Robert Holsey and Lloyd Holsey, both of Wichita; a sister,
Vickey Riggins of Wichita; and six grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society,
PO Box 931, Durango, CO 81302.
AE2 Ronald Hinchey, U.S. Navy, died in a snowboarding accident at Mount
Baker, Wash., on Dec. 10, 1999. His body was recovered Sept. 10, 2000.
He was 24. Graveside services will be held Thursday, Sept. 21, at
11 a.m., at the Riverside Cemetery, with Pastor Judi Taylor officiating.
Full military honors will be provided by the U.S. Navy. at the time of
his death, Mr. Hinchey had been stationed at Whidbey Island, Wash., for
six months. He was born on Nov. 17, 1975, in Scottsville, N.Y., to
Ronald and Donna (Leaty) Hinchey. he spent his childhood and attended school
in Scottsville, N.Y. in 1994 he joined the U.S. Navy. he married Ann Marie
ware on June 1, 1995, in Parker, Ariz. she survives. Mr. Hinchey
enjoyed snowboarding, diving, fishing, camping and other outdoor activities.
he is survived by his wife, Ann Marie Hinchey of Hotchkiss; a son, Zachary
Tyler Hinchey of Hotchkiss; a daughter, Michaela Faith Hinchey of Hotchkiss;
his mother, Donna Allen of Tampa, Fla.; his father, Ronald Hinchey of Rochester,
N.Y.; his grandparents, Ronald C. Hinchey and Barbara Mallette, both of
Henrietta, N.Y.; his great-grandmother, Dorothy Rose of Henrietta, N.Y.;
and a sister and her husband, Tracy and Danny Foster of Avon, N.Y.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Children’s Hospital, 1129 East 17th
Avenue, Denver, CO 80218.
Thelma E. Allen (1911-2000)
Thelma E. Allen of Fruita died Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2000, at her home.
She was 89. She was born Sept. 5, 1911, at Seneca, Mo., to Clinton
and Nina (Walker) Wilson. She spent her childhood in Seneca, Mo.
In 1922, she and her family moved to Colorado where she attended schools
in Lazear and Hotchkiss. On Oct. 27, 1928, she married Robert Leo
Allen in Delta. They moved to Grand Junction in 1965. He died
on April 24, 1999, after 70 years of marriage. Mrs. Allen was a member
of the Church of Christ, the Eastern Star and the Hotchkiss Elks Auxiliary.
She enjoyed crafts, oil painting, crocheting and knitting. Her greatest
pride was her family. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law,
Wilson E. and Judy Allen of Mesa, Ariz.; two daughters and a son-in-law,
Roberta A. Hoff of Fruita and Nina M. and Dale Campbell of Grand Junction;
a brother, Terry Wilson of Willits, Calif.; a sister, Beatrice Allen of
Cortez; nine grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
her parents, husband and one brother preceded her in death. A gathering
of family and friends was held at Callahan-Edfast mortuary on Sunday, Nov.
12, from 4 to 6 p.m., and at Taylor Funeral Service in Hotchkiss on Monday,
Nov. 13, from 1 to 2 p.m., with a graveside service at 2:30 p.m., at Riverside
Cemetery in Hotchkiss. Memorial contributions may be made in Mrs.
Allen’s name to Hospice of the Grand Valley & Palliative Care, P.O.
Box 60307, Grand Junction, CO 81506, or the Oaks, 805 W. Ottley, Fruita,
CO 81521. Arrangements were under the direction of Callahan-Edfast
Jesse Howard Norris (1911-2000)
Jesse Howard Norris of Paonia; a son, Gary Norris of Yuma, Ariz.; two
stepsons and their wives, Keith and Marcia Littlejohn and Bob and Marty
Littlejohn, all of Paonia; two daughters and their husbands, Bonnie Faye
and Jack Payne of Chandler, Ariz., and Cynthia and Les Brolliar of Mesa,
Ariz.; a brother and his wife, Allen and Mattie Norris of Ridgway; two
sisters-in-law, Dorothy Norris and Anne Norris, both of Paonia; 20 grandchildren;
27 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces
and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and a stepdaughter,
Sherry Wardlaw. Memorial contributions may be sent to Wilson
Head American Legion Post #97, P.O. Box 306, Paonia, CO 81428, or to the
American Cancer Society, in care of Fredrica Morris, 1451 Hwy. 65, Eckert,
CO 81418. Arrangements were handled by Taylor Funeral Service.