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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 Crick
B: 1927-06-04
D: 2018-05-19
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Crick, Willa
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
Frederick Hornby
B: 1947-11-27
D: 2018-05-11
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Hornby, Frederick
Michael Truitt
B: 1973-02-05
D: 2018-05-04
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Truitt, Michael
Wayne Dell
B: 1949-03-01
D: 2018-05-03
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Dell, Wayne
Phyllis Johnson
B: 1932-04-01
D: 2018-04-30
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Johnson, Phyllis
Peter Kober
B: 1993-11-04
D: 2018-04-18
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Kober, Peter
Edell Cumbie
B: 1929-08-19
D: 2018-04-17
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Cumbie, Edell
Leo Lyons
B: 1933-07-13
D: 2018-04-16
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Lyons, Leo
Ferdinand Mueller
B: 1923-01-07
D: 2018-04-15
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Mueller, Ferdinand
Brieonna Samora
B: 1994-03-16
D: 2018-04-13
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Samora, Brieonna
Cecil Earnheart
B: 1927-12-24
D: 2018-04-12
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Earnheart, Cecil
Eugene Heckard
B: 1921-11-16
D: 2018-04-10
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Heckard, Eugene
Delmer McFarlin
B: 1942-09-22
D: 2018-04-05
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McFarlin, Delmer

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Margaret Crane

April 06, 1927 - - May 19, 2018

Margaret Cecelia Crane was born on April 6, 1927, in Pueblo, Colorado to Anthony Wayne Hamilton and Leona Ethel White. She grew up in and around Canon City and lived her entire life in Colorado and rarely left the state. She attended school in Canon City and participated in the band playing the saxophone. Margaret married Leroy Crane on February 24, 1947, and they were mar ...

Thomas Martin Sr

July 11, 1931 - - May 19, 2018

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Martin Sr., who were united in marriage on August 1, 1953, were reunited in Heaven on May 19, 2018, when Tom peacefully passed into eternity with his family by his side. Tom spent 61 years with his beloved wife, Alice Mae (Towner) Martin, who preceded him in death, November 23, 2014. Thomas was born July, 11, 1931, in Cross Roads, Alabama to Rufus Emmet ...

Willa Crick

June 04, 1927 - - May 19, 2018

Willa Mae Crick, 90, passed away May 19, 2018 at Hildebrand Care Center in Canon City. She was born to Harold L. and Irene A. (Rudeen) Crick in Palisade, Colorado on June 4, 1927 and was a graduate of Grand Junction High School and Colorado State University. She spent two years each in Alaska and Germany serving in the U.S. Army Reserve Special Services, earning the rank of 1 ...

Laura Shane

February 10, 1961 - - May 18, 2018

Laura J. Shane, 57, of Canon City after a lengthy illness went home to be with the Lord and her son, Jeremy on May 17, 2018. Laura was born February 10, 1961 in Canon City, Colorado Tony F. Jaquez and Ramona (Karr) Jaquez. Luara retired after spending many years in the nursing home field caring for those in need. She enjoyed spending her time in the garden planting flowers. S ...

Lloyd Moore

October 16, 1939 - - May 17, 2018

Lloyd Byron (Bud) Moore went to be with our Lord and Savior on Thursday, May 17, 2018, at the age of 78. He was born October 16, 1939 in Spur, Texas to Jack and Nell Moore. Lloyd was raised in Texas moving to Cañon City while in high school and went on to be a 1958 Cañon City High School graduate. In his youth he was a horse racing jockey, spent time rodeoing, could be found ...

Jeffry Smith

December 24, 1951 - - May 16, 2018

Jeffry Ray Smith, 66, of Cañon City, passed away after a battle with cancer at St. Mary Corwin Hospital in Pueblo, Colorado, on May 16, 2018. Jeffry was born on Christmas Eve in 1951 to Dr. Raymond E. Smith and Rita Mae (Archambeau) Smith in Detroit, Michigan. Jeff moved to Colorado with his family at the age of 18 months. The family lived in the Denver area and Steamboat Sp ...

Carol Kamoske

September 25, 1941 - - May 14, 2018

Samuel Elstun Sr

October 31, 1947 - - May 13, 2018

Samuel Paul Elstun Sr., 70, of Canon City passed away May 13, 2018. He was born October 31, 1947 in Sterling, Kansas to Walter and Irene (DeForrest) Elstun Sr. Samuel joined the Army and retired after 21 years of service. During this time he married Lillian Janzen on April 1, 1968. They had two beautiful children, Sam Jr. and Sherry. Sam loved hunting and fishing and his gran ...

William Jackson

May 27, 1927 - - May 12, 2018

William F. Jackson, 90, of Canon City, passed away May 12, 2018, at the family home surrounded by a large and loving family. William “Bill” was born May 27, 1927, in Los Angeles, California to James and Lillie Jackson and grew up in the San Luis Valley, Colorado. - part of a large farming family. Acquiring a pilot’s license while still in high school, Bill hoped to jo ...

Frederick Hornby Jr

November 27, 1947 - - May 11, 2018

Frederick O. “Fred” Hornby Jr. of Cripple Creek, Colorado passed away unexpectedly on May 11, 2018. Fred was born on November 27, 1947 in Lake Mills, Wisconsin to Frederick and Malinda Hornby. He attended both grade school and high school in Lake Mills. In 1967 Fred enlisted in the Marine Corp. and served in the Vietnam War. He received his 4th purple heart leaving Vietna ...

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