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Almont summer resident Betty Jane (Hill) Morrow died Sunday, April 26 at her home in Lakewood, Colo., at the age of 101. Betty was born on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, 1919, in Pueblo, Colo., to Hugh J. Hill and Mary Ethel (Mamie) Watson Hill.

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Betty Irene Andrews, 95, of Nucla, Colo., died May 2 at home. She was born Jan. 26, 1925 to John Schuyler Hoyt and Ruth Floy Williams in Findley, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and two brothers, Robert Vern Hoyt and Leonard McClean Hoyt.

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Penny Lee Hughes, 61, was granted her wings on April 1. Born in Grand Junction, Colo., on Jan. 7, 1959 to Norman Lee Hughes and Beverly Jane Hughes. Penny lived in Grand Junction, Meeker and most of her life in Gunnison, carrying on a fourth generation of Colorado born natives.

Helen Aminda Kukkonen Bjork

Helen Aminda Kukkonen Bjork, 99, former Hancock and Marquette, Mich., and Gunnison, Colo., resident, entered eternal life Wednesday morning, April 29, at RidgeStone Village in Delavan, Wisc., where she had resided since 2013.

James Lee Coleman

Long time Gunnison County resident, James Lee Coleman, passed “over the Great Divide” on Feb. 15.

Dr. Richard E. Richards

Dr. Richard E. Richards (Rick) died on March 20 at the age of 86 in Colorado Springs, Colo., from acute myeloid leukemia.

Margaret “Peggy” Gail Lamke Price

Margaret “Peggy” Gail Lamke Price of Brookfield, Mo., passed away on Sunday, April 5, in Gunnison, Colo. Peggy was born in Moberly, Mo., on June 19, 1924, to Raymond Clarence Lamke and Ruth Howard Jennings Lamke. On May 30, 1948, she married her devoted husband, James Butler Price. Together they built a life around their family, church, community, clubs, education and travel. Perhaps what they will be most remembered for is their legacy of giving and service.

Don Raymond Rundell

Don Raymond Rundell passed away on April 14 in Gunnison, Colo., at the age of 77 surrounded by his family.

Louis Lynn Cox

On the morning of April 17 Louis Lynn Cox at the age of 79 passed away suddenly of a heart attack while taking his daily walk at his home in Logan, N.M.

Zachary Sean Sowers

Zach Sowers, lifelong resident of Gunnison, Colo., died unexpectedly on Sunday, April 19 at the age of 19, in a vehicle accident.

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