Elmer Gonzales Garcia

Elmer Gonzales Garcia, retired professor of Spanish language and Professor Emeritus at Western State College (WSC), now Western Colorado University (WCU) from 1970 through 1997 passed away on July 25, age 89. His four children, with whom he lived in turn over his last 10 years were all with him in Phoenix, Ariz., at his death.

Ora June Miller Chapman

It is with a mixture of sorrow and celebration that we share with our friends and families that Ora June Miller Chapman, joined her husband, Jim, in heaven on July 20.

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A memorial service for Louis Lynn Cox will be held on Aug. 16 at 2 p.m. on the Cochetopa. Any who wish to attend should plan to be at the site at 1:30 p.m. to get parked. It will be off of a County Road that a low clearance vehicle may drag. The Cochetopa area was the one place Dad was always glad to come back to no matter where else he lived.

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Friends and loved ones of Marlene Goring: Due to upticks in COVID-19 spread, we feel it best to limit the remembrance gathering to family members only.

Cindy (McDonough) Correll

Cynthia (McDonough) Correll, age 64, passed away July 11 in Duluth, Minn., after a lengthy illness. Cindy was born in Gunnison, Colo., March 21, 1956 to Bill and Ruth (Sammons) McDonough. She spent her early preschool years on the McDonough ranch on the upper Cochetopa near the Old Agency Work Center. Cindy attended Gunnison schools and graduated from Gunnison High School in 1975. She went on to attend Mesa State College where she earned her early childhood degree and then to Western State College and earned her elementary education degree. Cindy taught third grade at O’Leary Elementary School.

Jeffrey Charles Van Zandt

On Friday, July 3, Jeffrey Charles Van Zandt, aka “JVZ,” passed away due to injuries sustained in an auto accident on Ohio Pass between Crested Butte and Gunnison, Colo.

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A celebration of life, with memories strong and love so well shared, please join us to honor Elyssa Nicole White on Saturday, July 18, at 9 a.m. at Double B Bar Ranch, 2147 County Rd. 73. In lieu of flowers please, donate to either the Gunnison County Forever 4-H Fund through the Community Foundation of the Gunnison Valley or Angel Eyes through the Coloradogives.org

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On Saturday, May 16, Amelia Kay “Amy” Hogan Cox, loving wife, mother and sister, passed away at her home in Jacksonville, Ala., at the age of 60, after a courageous battle with cancer.

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Bobby E. Wright would like to let you all know that his assignment here was completed June 22. He passed in peace after a long battle with cancer and received a new offer that couldn’t be refused. This new adventure takes him to a wonderful place where he will be eternally exploring, fishing, hunting, giving advice and reading to his heart’s content. Love, laughter and music are guaranteed.

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Marlene “Tutu” Goring, 84, of Gunnison, Colo., passed away peacefully in her sleep on April 13.