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Richard (Dick) Anthony Eichthaler 1943 — 2024 Richard (Dick) Anthony Eichthaler, 80, of Durango, Colorado, passed away peacefully June 1, 2024. Richard was born September 2, 1943 to Anthony and Margaret (Turcott) Eichthaler in Bridgeport, Nebraska. He was raised on a large ranch at Hudson, CO on the Eastern Slope. Always a hard worker, throughout his life, he ran heavy equipment, ranched, farmed and was also a door greeter for Walmart. He began working at a very young age and in 1968 moved to Durango to work for Burnett (Siecrest) Construction as an Equipment Transport Driver and Heavy Equipment Operator. Throughout his road construction career, in addition to Burnett (Siecrest), he worked for Nielsons Construction, HPJ (Ron... Bayfield, CO Michael John Snyder 1954 — 2024 on June 22nd from 1-5PM. Shenandoah, Iowa Molly Winegardner 1929 — 2024 Molly is survived by three daughters, Mary Winegardner of St. Paul, Minnesota; Susan Winegardner of Omaha, Nebraska; and Jeannette Winegardner of Bayfield, Colorado; brother, Patrick Malloy; sister-in-law, Joanne Winegardner Sweet; 2 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Services are under the direction of Nishna Valley Funeral and Cremation Service in Shenandoah. A full obituary may be read at www.swimemorial.com. Durango, CO Charles (Chuck) Wages 1952 — 2024 For Chuck's full obituary please visit https://www.hoodmortuary.com/obituaries/charles-wages Linda Gail Peterson 1948 — 2024 Linda Gail Peterson, born January 29th, 1948 in Birmingham, Alabama had a peaceful journey back to the Divine and her mother and sister in heaven on May 2nd, 2024. Linda moved to Durango, Co in 2011 to be near her daughter Nichole Fox and granddaughters Seneca Wilson and Fawn Sagetree. She contributed to their lives through unconditional love and copious amounts of butter. At Tamarin Square, where she lived, you could always count on her for a hello and smile. Linda was a loving mother, aunt, and grandmother, and her hearty, boisterous laugh still echoes in our minds and hearts. She was a woman of immense strength and character, as well as many peoples' protector-angel. Linda was an... Ron Goshorn 1943 — 2024 "Power by Gosh" Ron ran the race of his life this past year, finally crossing the finish line, taking his checkered flag on April 19th, 2024. Anyone that knew Ron would agree on what a talented, hardworking, funny, witty guy he was with ingenuity that amazed us all. Ron was born January 5th, 1943, in Dove Creek, Colorado. After graduating from Farmington High School in 1962, he lived in Durango, Colorado until he was 18 years old. He served in Vietnam until 1966. Ron was a very proud American Veteran. After finishing his service, he married his love, Sharon. They were married for 57 years and had 2 children. Ron loved his family very much along with his 55 chevy and his infamous dog... Ignacio, CO Bruce Blake 1952 — 2024 Bring desserts or side dishes to share. Everett Otto Brandenburg 1929 — 2024 Everett Otto Brandenburg was born on 11/25/1929 and went home to be with our Lord on 4/3/2024. Everett was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado and moved to the Cedar Hill, New Mexico area in May1937. He attended school at Hutchins Grade School and High School in Aztec, New Mexico. Everett joined the Army and served in the Korean Conflict for 2 years. He moved to Ignacio, Colorado in 1959 and purchased a farm there. He met and married Donna Merrill on May 3rd of 1974. While in Ignacio, he worked. for the Ignacio School District as a Custodian for a number of years and retired from there. He was affectionately known by the students as "Eve". After his wife Donna passed away, he moved back to... Jerry B. McKenzie 1937 — 2024 Jerry McKenzie was born in Durango at the old Mercy Hospital to Alma and Merritt McKenzie on April 14, 1937. He died on March 15, 2024 in Denver at the age of 86. Jerry attended school in Durango and graduated from DHS in 1955. He was awarded the Boettcher Scholarship. Jerry attended Western State College in Gunnison and graduated from Colorado State College in Greeley. After graduating in 1962 from Nashotah House Theological Seminary in Wisconsin, he returned to Colorado and served as an Episcopal priest in a number of churches. Later as an active board member of the Galloping Goose Historical Society of Dolores, he was able to dedicate much of his time to Goose No. 5. Jerry is survived by... Patricia Colleen Yeager 1933 — 2024 Patricia Colleen Yeager / 1933-2024 / Boise, ID Patricia was born in Durango, Colorado on February 7, 1933. A 3rd generation native Coloradoan, born to Robert (Bob) and Jessie Mae Yeager, Pat was the baby of the family and on March 15, 2024, she was the last to pass away. She was preceded in death by her Mom and Dad, and eight siblings: Jerry, Dick, Phil, Jean, Bob, Shug, Bim, and Hunk. Growing up in the Cascade Creek area north of Durango, Pat attended primary school, and loved to swim, dance and ski! Patricia taught skiing at Purgatory Ski Resort and was one of the prettiest skiers you will ever see. Pat stated - "We had the very best of Cascade, and as a family - we were one of a... Jack Morrison 1931 — 2024 Jack Morrison of Durango, CO, passed peacefully at home on March 12, 2024. Jack was born June 18, 1931 and grew up in Brunswick, Maine. President of his Senior Class at Brunswick High School, he was also captain of the basketball team and timpanist for the Maine all-state orchestra. While in high school, he won the Maine State High School golf championship. Jack obtained his B.S. degree from the University of Connecticut (UConn) where he was a dean's list student, a member of the UConn Husky basketball team and captain of the golf team. After graduation from UConn, he joined the faculty at Sedgwick Junior High School in West Hartford, Connecticut, where he taught science for 20 years. Jack... Dr. Dale G. Strietzel 1957 — 2024 On Tuesday, March 12, 2024, Dr. Dale Strietzel, loving father, grandfather, brother and friend passed away peacefully while surrounded by family outside of Denver, CO at the age of 67. With a tender heart and deep love, it was fitting Dale was born on Valentine's Day, February 14, 1957, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to James and Dorothy Strietzel. He was the eldest son of eleven children. Following in the footsteps of his father, Dale graduated with a doctorate in dentistry from Marquette University in Milwaukee in 1982. Right after graduation, he became the associate dentist at his father's practice, eventually taking it over. He then acquired a second practice in Random Lake, WI. As a child,... Bill M. Hubbs 1945 — 2024 Bill M Hubbs passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2024, in Lewiston, Idaho, at the age of 78. Bill was born on April 24, 1945, in Durango, Colorado to Ted and Hazel Hubbs. He was raised on a ranch near Durango, Colorado, where his deep love of horses began. He had a passion for horses, and began raising and training colts at a young age. He loved everything to do with rodeo. He rode bulls, bareback and saddle broncs in his younger days. Bill graduated from Durango High School in 1963. Bill was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1965, where he spent his time in the 82nd Airborne jumping out of planes. After discharge, Bill moved to southern Idaho and began his career as a heavy equipment operator... Sandra Campbell 1941 — 2024 Sandy died peacefully at home on March 5, 2024 surrounded by family. She was born January 3, 1941 to Ross and Emma Kimsey of Breen. She was raised in Breen with her brothers Roger (deceased) and Roy Horvath. Sandy lived in Breen until her marriage in 1957, and then lived in Durango the rest of her life. Sandy grew up with an early love of reading that dominated her life. She loved language and learning new words. Sandy married at the age of 16 and had three daughters by the age of 21. She worked for the U.S. Soil Conservation Service and the U.S. Forest Service. She participated in Jazzercise for many years and was always an avid walker. She worked part-time at Honeyville and Enterprise... Doris Catherine Forrest 1922 — 2024 Doris Catherine Forrest, 101, died February 27, 2024 at Cottonwood Inn in Durango, CO. She was born in Berkeley, CA on August 27, 1922 to Frieda and Ernest Lanthier and was raised in the San Francisco Bay Area with her older brother Karl and sister Marie. She married Will Beard at the end of WWII and shortly after giving birth to her son David, they moved to Nevada to work at the Hawthorne Naval Ammunitions Depot. There she gave birth to daughters Karen and Donna and while raising their young children she continued working on the munitions assembly line. When her marriage ended in divorce she moved back to San Francisco with her two young daughters, leaving her son with his father. She... Carol Carpenter Simmons 1946 — 2024 Carol Simmons, a leading figure in the local fight against domestic violence, died at the age of 77 on February 20th, 2024. The cause of death was ovarian cancer. Carol Carpenter Simmons was born on May 24, 1946, in Hartford, CT, to Charles Richard Carpenter and Elizabeth (Young) Carpenter, both now deceased. She had an older brother, Charles Richard Carpenter, Jr., now also deceased. They grew up in a small lakeside community outside of Hartford until Carol was 10 when the family moved to the North Shore suburb of Wilmette, IL. It was in Wilmette that Carol grew up, graduating from New Trier High School in 1964. She went to the University of Wisconsin for four years. She married her... Justin William Heller 1988 — 2024 It is with the utmost sadness that we share the unexpected and untimely passing of Justin William Heller on February 17, 2024. Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, on November 9, 1988, to Patricia (Hall) Heller and Bruce Heller, Justin entered this world earlier than expected. Born extremely premature, Justin spent 81 days in the NICU in Utah before returning home to Durango, Colorado. When Justin was born, he weighed 2 lbs., 1 oz.; his Papau's wedding band could fit around his wrist. He spent his childhood skiing and horseback riding in the Colorado mountains with his parents and sisters, Roxanne and Sierra. At age 13 Justin was one of the first cadets to be sworn into the Cadet Program of... William "Bill" Gordon Roberts III 1950 — 2024 William "Bill" Gordon Roberts III, 73, longtime Durango resident and husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin, died February 8, 2024 in Durango, CO, from a traumatic brain injury. Born June 1, 1950 to parents William, Jr. and Jean Roberts in Pittsburgh, PA, the family, which now included sister Anne, moved to Grafton, OH in 1954, then to Huntington Beach, CA in 1960. Second sister, Barbara, came along in California. Bill graduated from Marina High School, Huntington Beach in 1968, finishing a semester early, and attended Golden West Community College and California State University (then College), Long Beach, studying economics. Bill's interests however were history and... Doublas E O'Keefe 1945 — 2024 Douglas E O'Keefe, peacefully passed surrounded by loved ones. Raised in Kansas with ten siblings, he was a devoted Catholic whose faith guided his life. He leaves behind a legacy of love and dedication through his children Crystal, Tracy, Shawn, Jordon, Connor, and Easton, as well as seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren . He'll be forever remembered for his kindness, wisdom, and profound impact on all who knew him. He was laid to rest at Queen of the Holy Rosary, KS. A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, April 20, 2024 at Animas Valley Nature Reserve, 27290 US Hwy 550, starting at Noon for family and friends. Durango, CO Shaun Wesley Mars 1969 — 2024 He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. Shaun is survived by his sisters LouAnn Fisher, Kelly Gardner, and Jessica Mars, along with their respective spouses Charlie Fisher, Jack Gardner, and Tyler Fenske. He also leaves behind many loving nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Cecil and Karen Mars. Shaun attended Bayfield Schools. Throughout his life, he had a passion for sci-fi and actions movies, as well as playing cards.
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