David Allan Th eis, age 66, died peacefully at home on April 11 surrounded by family and a few close friends after an exhausting battle with cancer. Born in Laporte, Ind., he grew up in Boulder.

Nicole Albin Dust (Nikki), age 34, passed away peacefully on April 26 in Longmont with her sister Ashley by her side. She was born in Hartford, Conn., and moved to Crested Butte in 1995 attending the Crested Butte Community School. She later lived in Gunnison before settling in Longmont.

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Edna Mae Fry will be held on May 12 at 10 a.m. at the Community Church, 107 N. Iowa in Gunnison. Please join us for a luncheon after, 43111 U.S. Hwy. 50, to share stories and remember a life lived and loved to the fullest. Forever in our hearts.

Crested Butte native Mary Apolona Stefanic-Armanini was born in Crested Butte on July 18, 1922. Her parents Mike (Misko) Stefanac (1879-1926) and Katarina (Kata) Stefanac (1884-1959) were immigrants from Croatia. The last name was somehow “Americanized” to Stefanic through misspelling.

Montrose and Cimarron resident, Earl F. Alford, 80, passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday April 21 surrounded by his family.

Son of Henry Alford and Lillie Lince, Earl was born in Yakima, Wash., on Nov. 13, 1937.

Celia M. Swank, age 98 of Lake City passed away on Tuesday, April 17 at the Gunnison Valley Health Senior Care Center in Gunnison. Crippin Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements, 970.249.2121.

A celebration of life for Samuel Sorkin will take place Saturday, April 28 at 5 p.m. at 513 S. Main St. in Gunnison. All are welcome to attend this potluck to enjoy food and drink as Sam did and share memories of him.

On April 12, Samuel L. Sorkin of Gunnison passed away. Beloved son of Lawrence and Laura Sorkin; dear brother of Elyse (Mark) DeVries, Michael Hyman (Durwood Whitten), and Anne Roy (the late Paul). Sam is also survived by nieces and nephews.

Sidney H. Dickinson passed away peacefully at his home in Gunnison on Thursday, April 12. He was born April 8, 1929 in Salida. Sid is preceded in death by his parents Richard Frank and Orphie Dickinson, his brothers Henry and Richard, and his son Michael.

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