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Gail E. Beach
Gail E Beach was born in 1937 in Waterbury CT to Theron and Grace Garner Beach. She Married Lt. Herbert Ludgewait in 1958 and received her BFA in Education from the University of Connecticut in 1959. She taught in Poulsbo WA and Watertown CT before settling in El Paso, TX in 1968... Read More
Published in The Durango Herald on Oct. 27, 2021.
Nancy Yarnell Brewer
November 8, 1936 - October 25,2021 Nancy Yarnell Brewer passed away unexpectedly on October 25, 2021, at the age of 84. She is survived by her beloved husband of 64 years, Lawrence (Larry) A. Brewer, daughter, Karen Brewer of Farmington, two granddaughters, Jessica Harris and fiancé... Read More
Published in The Durango Herald on Oct. 27, 2021.
Daniel James Murphy
Daniel James Murphy, 58, passed away peacefully on Friday, October 22nd at home with his wife following a yearlong battle with pancreatic cancer. Dan was born on March 13th, 1963 in Laon, France to James Barber Murphy and Marjorie Reed Murphy. He grew up in Durango, Colorado after... Read More
Horan & McConaty - South Metro/Centennial
Published in The Durango Herald on Oct. 27, 2021.
Imara J. Wyne
Imara J. Wyne, 7, of Durango, Colorado, died 10/20/2021, in Durango, Born 12/5/2013. No service will be held. Immy was always a very active, spunky & loving little girl. She shared a very strong & loving bond with all 3 of her brothers who were her favorite playmates. Her... Read More
Hood Mortuary - Durango
Published in The Durango Herald on Oct. 27, 2021.
Kraig Erinn Yaseen
Kraig Erinn Yaseen, aged 60, passed away Tuesday, October 12, 2021. He was born on June 13, 1961 in Tucson, AZ to Robert Calman Yaseen & Judith Merle Perr. He graduated from Cedar Hill Elementary School, Winman Junior High School, and Tollgate HS in Warwick, Rhode Island. Kraig... Read More
Published in The Durango Herald on Oct. 27, 2021.
Monday, October 25, 2021
Wilma Daum
Wilma Daum, 97, of Durango, Colorado, died 10/22/2021, at her home, Born 3/15/1924. A service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, October 28, 2021 at Hood Mortuary Chapel, Durango, CO. She is survived by her son, Arthur; grandchildren: Ivy (Jason) Thorburn, Travis Jeter;, and Deanna(Chris)... Read More
Hood Mortuary - Durango
Published in The Durango Herald on Oct. 25, 2021.
Criseldo F. Pacheco
Criseldo F. Pacheco, 99, of Ignacio, died 10/22/2021, in Durango surrounded by family, Born 9/20/1922. A service will be held at 9am Rosary & 10am Mass on Friday, Oct. 29, 2021 at St Ignatius Catholic Church, Ignacio, with burial to follow services. For those who cannot make the... Read More
Hood Mortuary - Durango
Published in The Durango Herald on Oct. 25, 2021.
Verda Helen Rees
Verda Helen Rees of Aztec, NM passed on from this world on the evening of Saturday, October 16 2021. Preceding her in death are her husband, Merold Rees, children David, Wayne, and Dennis, and her granddaughter Debbie. Verda is survived by numerous grandchildren including David Shepard... Read More
Published in The Durango Herald on Oct. 25, 2021.
Saturday, October 23, 2021
Fred Archuleta
Fred Archuleta passed away on October 22, 2021 at Mercy Hospice House, surrounded by family. Fred was born in Bonita Canyon, NM to Silviano and Serefina Archuleta on July 28, 1936. He was the 7th of 9 children. Fred grew up on the family ranch of 320 acres, with a schoolhouse on the... Read More
Hood Mortuary - Durango
Published in The Durango Herald on Oct. 23, 2021.
Friday, October 22, 2021
Virginia "Ginny" Crangle
Virginia "Ginny" Crangle, 87, of Hesperus, died 10/18/2021, at home surrounded by family, Born 7/21/1934. A service will be held at 10:30am on Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021 at Breen Community Center. She is survived by her husband of almost 70 years William (Bill) Crangle, 5 Children &... Read More
Published in The Durango Herald on Oct. 22, 2021.
Ed Searcy
Ed Searcy, age 84, passed away at his home in Farmington, New Mexico on October 19, 2021. Ed was born in Holtville, California on December 23, 1936. He was preceded in death by his parents, Cecil and Irene Searcy. He is survived by his beloved wife, Linda; three daughters, Cathy Gallegos... Read More
Published in The Durango Herald on Oct. 22, 2021.
Billie Mae Vance
Billie Mae Vance, 86, of Durango, died 10/17/2021, Four Corners Health Care, Born 3/27/1935. Service will be held at a later date. Billie will be dearly missed by all those that knew her. Her memory will live on in her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. For full obituary... Read More
Hood Mortuary - Durango
Published in The Durango Herald on Oct. 22, 2021.
Thursday, October 21, 2021
Emma Shock
Emma Shock was born November 28, 1925, in Tiffany, CO to John Carlson & Anna (Liese) Carlson. She entered the gates of heaven on October 18, 2021. In 1946, she married Lawrence Shock and they started farming in Allison. Soon they added three daughters Darlene, Jeannie and Sherry... Read More
Hood Mortuary - Durango
Published in The Durango Herald on Oct. 21, 2021.
Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Gregory Lawyer
Greg Lawyer was born Nov. 22, 1946, in Los Angeles, CA, and passed away peacefully on Sept. 27, 2021, at the Pine Ridge Care Facility in Pagosa Springs, CO. When living in Durango during the 1970s and 1980s he worked with the City of Durango Transit Dept. Last 10 years he was retired... Read More
Published in The Durango Herald on Oct. 20, 2021.
Brian Matthew Reed
Brian Matthew Reed, 45, of California, died 10/2/2021, Surrounded by his 3 sons in Santa Clara, CA, Born 11/7/1975. A service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021 at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 910 E. 3rd Ave., Durango. Matt is survived by his three sons, Tanner Reed... Read More
Hood Mortuary - Durango
Published in The Durango Herald on Oct. 20, 2021.
James Philbert "Jimmy" Romero
James Philbert "Jimmy" Romero, 69, of Durango, Colorado, died 10/16/2021, at home, with his wife at his side, Born 1/31/1952. A service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The Rosary will be at Hood Mortuary Chapel on the Sunday prior... Read More
Hood Mortuary - Durango
Published in The Durango Herald on Oct. 20, 2021.
Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Frank Ludwig Jr.
Frank Ludwig, Jr. was born in Bayfield, CO., on Sept. 7, 1927, to Henry Frank and Iza Ludwig. He passed away Oct. 15, 2021. He spent his life ranching in the Pine River Valley and Weminuche Valley north of Pagosa Springs, taking time off to serve in the Navy during World War II. In... Read More
Published in The Durango Herald on Oct. 19, 2021.
Monday, October 18, 2021
J. Pat Greer
James Patrick "Pat" Greer passed away October 16, 2021, surrounded by his family. He was born November 9, 1933, on the Greer Homestead near Marvel. Pat grew up, raised his family, and died from Cancer, NOT COVID, on the Greer Homestead. Pat married Lila Eldridge February 1, 1953... Read More
Hood Mortuary - Durango
Published in The Durango Herald on Oct. 18, 2021.
Friday, October 15, 2021
Tony Frank Barela
Tony Frank Barela was born April 21, 1937 to Maria Murrietta Barela and Guillermo (Willie) Barela in San Rafael, New Mexico. The family moved from San Rafael to Durango, Colorado in 1951. Tony attended Sacred Heart grade school for his primary years and Durango High School, where... Read More
Darrell Howe Mortuary
Published in The Durango Herald on Oct. 15, 2021.
Jerry Beckler
Jerry Beckler, 73, of Bayfield, CO, died 9/2/2021, Mancos, CO, Born 9/12/1947. A service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, 2021 at LePlatt's Pond.. The Becklers moved to Durango in 1986. Jerry spent the last 35 years enjoying local mountain adventures and working as a pharmacist... Read More
Published in The Durango Herald on Oct. 15, 2021.
Melvin Cundiff
Melvin Lloyd Cundiff, 70, passed away at his home in Ignacio on October 6, 2021. There will be a Memorial Service held on Friday, October 22, 2021 at 2pm at Hood Mortuary, Durango. For those who cannot make the service, it will be available to watch on YouTube. Melvin was born March... Read More
Hood Mortuary - Durango
Published in The Durango Herald on Oct. 15, 2021.
Thursday, October 14, 2021
Mildred Eileen McCoy
Mildred Eileen McCoy, of Durango, Colorado, entered the gates of heaven on October 8, 2021 and is rejoicing with the Lord and loved ones. She was 91 years old. She was born to parents Winifred and Roy Haynes in Page, Nebraska. She obtained a Bachelor of Science in Education from Nebraska... Read More
Hood Mortuary - Durango
Published in The Durango Herald on Oct. 14, 2021.
Marilyn Jean Sandstrom
Marilyn Jean Sandstrom, 84, of Durango, died 10/8/2021, at Mercy Regional Medical Center in Durango, CO, Born 7/12/1937. A service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, October 21, 2021 at Greenmount Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made in Marilyn's name to the Southern Poverty... Read More
Ertel Funeral Home
Published in The Durango Herald on Oct. 14, 2021.
Wednesday, October 13, 2021
Beverly Elizabeth Stone
Durango resident, Beverly Elizabeth Stone died Tuesday, October 5, 2021, in Durango, Colorado. She was 94 years and 7 months old. Beverly was born in Oconto, Wisconsin, to Wilfred and Blanche Erieau on March 26, 1927. She was one of eight children. On April 15, 1950, she married Wendell... Read More
Published in The Durango Herald on Oct. 13, 2021.
Tuesday, October 12, 2021
Jake Gregory Candelaria
Jake Gregory Candelaria born on August 31, 1966, in Durango, Colorado, passed from this life on Saturday, October 9, 2021, at the age of 55. Jake joined the United States Army from 1987-1991, where he served in Desert Storm. He began his law enforcement career in 1993 and after 25... Read More
Published in The Durango Herald on Oct. 12, 2021.
Marie Hunt
Marie Hunt left this world on October 6, 2021 to be reunited with Roger, the love of her life. Marie was a special woman who never met a stranger and had the ability to talk to anyone. Marie was born May 17, 1926 in Greybull, Wyoming to Harley and Charlotte Wilkinson. Harley was a... Read More
Published in The Durango Herald on Oct. 12, 2021.
Monday, October 11, 2021
William Jerome Coe (Will)
William Jerome (Will) Coe died October 10, 2021, from complications of Parkinson's and a fall. He was home in Durango, surrounded by his wife and two sons. He was born October 15, 1935 to Jerome vanBenschoten Coe and Vera Hartle Coe (nee Keefe) in Malone, New York. During his first... Read More
Published in The Durango Herald on Oct. 11, 2021.
Filbert A. Garcia
Filbert Anthony Garcia born January 17, 1933 in Durango, Colorado and raised in Ignacio, Colorado, was called home by our Heavenly Father on September 20, 2021 in Boise , Idaho. Bert, as most knew him, graduated from Ignacio High school and was drafted shortly after, where he would... Read More
Published in The Durango Herald on Oct. 11, 2021.
Friday, October 8, 2021
James Robert Lowell Gossage
Just..... Once more up the Ventoux Once more up the Bealach Once more up Irazu Once more up Coal Bank Just.... One more frozen winter ride One more friday night burger One more awful Halloween costume One more trip to points old and new Just.... One more beer One more laugh Durango... Read More
Published in The Durango Herald on Oct. 8, 2021.
Louis J. Hartl
Louis J. Hartl, 68, of Sierra Vista, AZ, died 4/6/2021, Sierra Vista, AZ, Born 10/13/1952. A service will be held There will be a celebration of L.J.'s life on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at the River House Air B & B at 2 PM to share memories and stories. The River House is located... Read More
Published in The Durango Herald on Oct. 8, 2021.
Thursday, October 7, 2021
Cathy Brassell
Cathy Brassell, beloved mother, and former Durango 9-R school board member passed away on September 16th in Franklin, TN. Born Catherine Sue Heath in Syracuse, NY in 1946, Cathy was the oldest of six children of Charles and Elizabeth Heath. She earned her bachelor's degree in Theater... Read More
Published in The Durango Herald on Oct. 7, 2021.
Wednesday, October 6, 2021
Robert Martin Blakstad (Bob)
Robert (Bob) Martin Blakstad, of Durango, Colorado was born on May 28, 1951 in Limon, Colorado, and passed away peacefully on September 19, 2021 in Thornton, Colorado. Bob recently retired from UPS, where he had worked since June 1990. He loved his job, driving from Durango, CO to... Read More
Published in The Durango Herald on Oct. 6, 2021.
Edgar Vaughn Fetzer
Edgar Vaughn Fetzer, "Vaughn," 57, of Durango, Colorado died Saturday, September 18th, 2021 while climbing in the mountains of Colorado. An experienced mountaineer, Vaughn was on a solo trip in the Sangre de Cristo Mountain Range when he fell during his descent from Blanca Peak. Vaughn's... Read More
Published in The Durango Herald on Oct. 6, 2021.
Margaret Jean McClanahan
Margaret Jean Potter McClanahan passed away at 97 years old on October 3, 2021. She was born in Ignacio, CO on May 2, 1924 and lived in Ignacio for most of her life. She is preceded in death by her husband Bruce 'Butch' McClanahan and her son Dale. She leaves behind her three children... Read More
Hood Mortuary - Durango
Published in The Durango Herald on Oct. 6, 2021.
Scott Phillips
Scott Grandin Phillips of Bayfield, Colorado, passed away on October 6, 2021, surrounded by family. He was born on November 17, 1964 in Santa Barbara, California. He grew up mostly in Wimer, Oregan. Scott loved to fish, especially in Alaska and the Gulf of Mexico. His favorite thing... Read More
Hood Mortuary - Durango
Published in The Durango Herald on Oct. 6, 2021.
Charles H. "Chuck" Walker
Charles "Chuck" H. Walker, age 83, went to his heavenly home peacefully on October 1, 2021 at Mercy Hospice House after a multi-year battle with Parkinson's disease. He was a loving husband, kind father, loyal friend, committed community and church member, and faithful Christ-follower... Read More
Hood Mortuary - Durango
Published in The Durango Herald on Oct. 6, 2021.
Tuesday, October 5, 2021
Carl C. Clark
Carl C. Clark, 80, of Romeo, CO, died 10/2/2021, Romeo, CO, Born 8/21/1941. A service will be held Carl C Clark passed away Oct 2, 2021 after a lengthy illness. Born Aug 21, 1941 He was a resident of Romeo, Colo at the time of His passing. Carl is survived by Sister Donna Ferris,... Read More
Published in The Durango Herald on Oct. 5, 2021.
Sybil Lee Malouff
July 3, 1932 - September 29, 2021 Sybil L. Malouff, 89, passed peacefully surrounded by family at her home in Arboles, CO on September 29, 2021. She was preceded in death by her husband Mike, her parents, 2 sisters, and a brother, and 2 grandchildren. She is survived by her 4 sons... Read More
Published in The Durango Herald on Oct. 5, 2021.
John A. Ternes
John Albert "Turk" Ternes passed away on Sept. 18, 2021, at the age of 67. He was born in Kenmare, ND to Arthur Ternes and Anne Ternes (Wentz) on February 2, 1954. The family lived in many small towns in ND, but John attended most of his school years in Kintyre and Napoleon, ND. A... Read More
Published in The Durango Herald on Oct. 5, 2021.
Friday, October 1, 2021
Carolynn Lois Wood
Carolynn Lois Wood, 68, of Tiffany, CO, died 9/22/2021, Tiffany, CO, Born 4/28/1953. A service will be held Carolynn was born and raised in Denver, moved to Bayfield then Tiffany. A creative adventurous woman she worked as a wrangler, draftsman, radio host, and comm tower tech. An... Read More
Published in The Durango Herald on Oct. 1, 2021.
Thursday, September 30, 2021
Gerald A. Beck
Gerald A. Beck, 84, of Durango, Colorado, died 9/27/2021, Durango, Born 3/31/1937. A service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at St. Columba Catholic Church. He is survived by his siblings: Lois Fontaine and Ken Beck; and Nephew: Matt (Kathryn) Fontaine. He was... Read More
Hood Mortuary - Durango
Published in The Durango Herald on Sep. 30, 2021.
Marjorie Ann Martinson (Hall)
Marjorie Ann (Hall) Martinson, 91, of Durango, passed away peacefully on September 29, 2021 at the Hospice House at Mercy. She was born on December 29, 1929 in Denver, CO to Alfred H. & Hattie E. (Wagner) Hall. Marj graduated from North High School, Denver, CO., Class of 1947... Read More
Published in The Durango Herald on Sep. 30, 2021.
Eric Jon Nees
1971 - 2020 Eric Jon Nees was born at Mercy Hospital in Durango, Colorado on October 4, 1971. He passed to our Lord Jesus Christ on October 4, 2020, he was 49 years old. He was a loving Son, Brother, Uncle, Nephew, and Friend.Services will be at Greenmount Cemetery on Monday, October... Read More
Published in The Durango Herald on Sep. 30, 2021.
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Howard O. Engeberg O.D.
Howard was born September 25,1929 in Glendale, California and passed away peacefully on September 17, 2021 in Durango, Colorado. Howard served his country in the Army as an optometrist in The Panama Canal Zone during the Korean War. Howard served the Durango and Four Corners communities... Read More
Published in The Durango Herald on Sep. 28, 2021.
Monday, September 27, 2021
Quinten E. Archuleta Sr.
A Celebration of Life for Quentin E. Archuleta Sr. was held on Saturday (9/25/21) at the Durango Seventh Day Adventist Church. Quentin Archuleta was born October 10, 1987. He passed from this life September 13, 2021. He was a self-employed welder and handyman. He lived most of his... Read More
Hood Mortuary - Durango
Published in The Durango Herald on Sep. 27, 2021.
Chris DeWayne Brickey
Chris DeWayne Brickey, 59, passed peacefully surrounded by his family on September 21, 2021. Chris, a resident of Victoria, TX, was born at Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas on September 20, 1962. After living in many parts of the country, his family settled in Spiro, OK in 1973 where he... Read More
Published in The Durango Herald on Sep. 27, 2021.
Thursday, September 23, 2021
Anita Maria Olson-Armer Belliveau
Anita Maria Olson-Armer Belliveau, 70, of Durango, died 9/16/2021, in the arms of her granddaughters, Born 8/21/1951. Service will be held at a later date. Anita's is survived by: daughters Carol & Rebecca Olson; grandchildren: Sabrina, Tuesday Thomas and Corey Olson; great grandchildren... Read More
Hood Mortuary - Durango
Published in The Durango Herald on Sep. 23, 2021.
Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Elwood Kent
Elwood Kent passed away Sunday, September 19, 2021. He was 81 years old. Elwood was born January 26, 1940, at the Taylor Hospital in Ignacio, Colorado. Elwood attended Shalako Indian School in Shalako, Oklahoma. Upon his return to Ignacio, he was a police officer for 30 years, beginning... Read More
Hood Mortuary - Durango
Published in The Durango Herald on Sep. 22, 2021.
Henry Eldon "Hank" Randall
With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of Henry "Hank" Eldon Randall on August 22, 2021, after a long and courageous battle with Alzheimer's. He was 86. Hank was born on March 5, 1935, to De Royce Austin and Clara Belle Randall and was raised in Durango, CO. He graduated Durango... Read More
Published in The Durango Herald on Sep. 22, 2021.
Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Mark William Eddy
Mark William Eddy passed away peacefully Sept. 2, 2021, after a battle with leukemia. He was surrounded by friends and family who, despite their sadness, were able to recall funny memories about Mark. Mark was born July 28, 1956, to William George Eddy and Kaye Frances Eddy (Smart)... Read More
Hood Mortuary - Durango
Published in The Durango Herald on Sep. 21, 2021.
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