Obituaries

Leona Jindra
B: 1924-03-17
D: 2018-06-20
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Jindra, Leona
Ivan Schmidt
B: 1929-07-01
D: 2018-06-13
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Schmidt, Ivan
Delores Downs
B: 1935-09-23
D: 2018-06-12
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Downs, Delores
Shawn DeVore
B: 1968-10-05
D: 2018-06-11
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DeVore, Shawn
Clara Hamilton
B: 1931-01-14
D: 2018-06-08
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Hamilton, Clara
JoAnn Wilcox
B: 1938-05-08
D: 2018-06-05
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Wilcox, JoAnn
Michael Mattson
B: 1959-09-26
D: 2018-06-05
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Mattson, Michael
Sylvia Gilman
B: 1934-05-18
D: 2018-06-04
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Gilman, Sylvia
Corinne Mullins
B: 1946-10-20
D: 2018-06-03
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Mullins, Corinne
Dillon Matthews
B: 1986-07-15
D: 2018-06-01
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Matthews, Dillon
Coye Stanley
B: 1928-03-17
D: 2018-05-28
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Stanley, Coye
Joni Dunkerson
B: 1953-03-22
D: 2018-05-25
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Dunkerson, Joni
Margaret Crane
B: 1927-04-06
D: 2018-05-19
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Crane, Margaret
Thomas Martin
B: 1931-07-11
D: 2018-05-19
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Martin, Thomas
Willa Mae Crick
B: 1927-06-04
D: 2018-05-19
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Crick, Willa Mae
Laura Shane
B: 1961-02-10
D: 2018-05-18
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Shane, Laura
Lloyd Moore
B: 1939-10-16
D: 2018-05-17
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Moore, Lloyd
Jeffry Smith
B: 1951-12-24
D: 2018-05-16
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Smith, Jeffry
Carol Kamoske
B: 1941-09-25
D: 2018-05-14
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Kamoske, Carol
Samuel Elstun
B: 1947-10-31
D: 2018-05-13
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Elstun, Samuel
William Jackson
B: 1927-05-27
D: 2018-05-12
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Jackson, William

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Leona Jindra

March 17, 1924 - - June 20, 2018

Leona Johanna Jindra, 94, passed away from this world, June 20th, 2018, at Hildebrand Care Center in Canon City, Colorado. Leona was born March 17, 1924 on her aunt’s farm in Lastrup, MN. Leona will always be remembered as a gracious, kind, and fun lady. Leona enjoyed traveling, dancing, crocheting, and knitting. Leona and George were married shortly after WWII and lived ...

Ivan Schmidt

July 01, 1929 - - June 13, 2018

Ivan passed away June 13, 2018 after a long battle with cancer. In his early years, he and his father had a ranch east of Aurora where they raised horses and cattle. As a teenager Ivan would ride horses in the sale rings. He liked to rodeo and rode rough stock as well as roping and bulldogging. For a time he was head horseman on the hill at the Denver Stockyards. Ivan wor ...

Delores Downs

September 23, 1935 - - June 12, 2018

Delores Mae Downs, 82, of Canon City, passed away June 12, 2018. She was born September 23, 1935 in Boone, Colorado to Tommie and Geneva (Dragoo) Gosage, who preceded her in death. Delores is survived by her husband, Ronald Downs; children, Jason Downs, Rustan Adams, Rhonda Gay Pryde, Rhoda Henderson; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, with one great-great-g ...

Shawn DeVore

October 05, 1968 - - June 11, 2018

On June 11th, 2018, Shawn Anthony DeVore, passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his loving family at the age of 49. He was a loving son, brother, husband, uncle, and father that will be greatly missed. Shawn was born on October 5th, 1968 in Denver, Colorado and was adopted by Ennis and Dennis DeVore when he was 6 weeks old. He then went on to drive stockcars, which h ...

Clara Hamilton

January 14, 1931 - - June 08, 2018

Clara Belle (Becky) Hamilton was born January 14, 1931 in Dodge City, Kansas to Aaron and Mattie Beck. She moved to La Junta, Colorado at the age of one and graduated La Junta High School in 1948. Becky married Thomas Lee Hamilton Sr. August 22, 1948 in Rocky Ford, Colorado where they farmed and she taught head start for many years. The family moved to Canon City in 1973 and ...

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. ...

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