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2005 Death Notices

January Deaths, 2005:

Raymond "Dale" Guthrie, 68, of Green Forest, Arkansas died January 1, 2005 at his daughter's home in Springdale Arkansas. He was born Oct. 11 1936 in Kim CO.
Fern Cook, 98, former Pastor at Vilas Friends Chruch, Haviland, KS, died Jan 6.
Samuel Lynn Thompson , 77, died Jan 9th, from Walsh and Yuma AZ,
Florence M. Winegarner, age 95, of Springfield, died Jan 26.
Violet Grace "VI" Hancock, 94, Jan. 26.
Cecil Floyd Cooper, Springfield resident, Died Jan 30th, age 79,
(Obituary in Feb 9th Baca Weekly)
February Deaths, 2005:

Willie Celia Conner, 91, died Feb. 5th, at the Gunnison Health Care Center, long time Vilas resident.
Leda May Myers Tucker , 87, of Springfield, died February 14, 2005, at Southeast Colorado Hospital.
Virginia Bussell, a longtime Baca County resident, funeral services held on Feb. 16, 2005.
Hester Adelia Fowler, died Feb 18th at Southeast Colorado Hospital, a longtime resident of Baca County.
Lawrence Martim Jordan, longtime Baca County Resident, died February 26th, 2005,
March deaths, 2005:

Jo Ann Fletcher , 73, longtime Baca County resident, Funeral Services were held March 2.
David Alan Dunivan, 44, died in tragic farm accident. Services were held March 7, 2005.
Adin Frederick Mizer, Kim area resident, 55, died on March 10th, Services were March 14, 2005.
Raymond Bruce Gibson, 76, Springfield resident, died March 10th at Southeast Colorado Hospital Long Term Care Center, Springfield.
Santos Perez Aguilar, 71, of Boise City, OK. Funeral services were March 26, 2005.
April Deaths, 2005:

Robert L Batterton, 60, of Springfield Colorado, died on April 1 2005 at the Fowler Health Care Center in Fowler.
Thelma Welch Atwell , 82, died April 10, 2005 at her home inAlpaugh, CA..
Barbara Ramsey, 57, died April 17, 2005 at her home in La Mesa, CA. She is the Daughter of the late Roy and Naomi Ramsey; sister of Aliene Lippoldt of Blanchard, OK and Duke Ramsey of Katy, Texas.
Paula Aldine (Gordon) Deen, 87, lifetime Baca County resident, died April 19th 2005. Obituary in April 28, 2005 Plainsman Herald, April 27th Baca Weekly.
Michael Jennings, 45, of Denver, died at the Baca County Jail in a holding cell, hung by a phone cord. Case is under investigation and is believed to be a suicide. (Plainsman, April 28.)
Frank Willson, 94, died April 23, 2005, Obituary in April 27, 2005 Baca Weekly
Virgil Lee Alfrey, 75, died from surgery complication, April 27, 2005.
Zelma Mae Johnson, 82, Campo Resident, died April 30, 2005 in the Springfield longterm Care facility.
Jeanette Bickford, 22, of McGregor, TX, died in a fatal car accident on April 30th, 2005, on Hwy 287.
David Leroy Beatty , of Huntington Beach CA, born in 1930, died April 30, 2005. Obituary in Baca Weekly, June 15, 2005.
May Deaths, 2005:

Ken Clark ,77, former State Senator and Kim area rancher, died May 11, 2005 at his home.
Evelyn Wood , died Sunday, May 22 at the Southeast Colorado Hospital following a short illness.
Helen Harbert , 97, longtime Campo Resident died May 30, 2005 at the Southeast Colorado Long Term Care Unit.
Helen Priscilla Grimm ,97, died May 30, 2005 at the Longterm Care Center, Springfield CO.
June Deaths, 2005:

Helen M. Foster , 85, of Oklahoma and Walsh, died June 4, 2005. Obituary in June 23 Plainsman Herald.
Allan Ray Emrick 46, Died June 4, 2005 as the result of injuries from a horse riding accident Saturday, June 4. Obituary, June 22 Baca Weekley.
Walter Babcock of Denver died June 6, 2005 , during emergency surgery at Swedish Medical Center in Englewood CO. Funeral services were at Ken Caryl Baptist Church in Littleton . Military graveside services were held at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver .
Jon Holiday , a former Springfield Police Officer was killed Tuesday, June 7 while riding his motorcycle in Northglenn . Holiday was employed by Adams County Sheriff's Office and was riding home when the accident happened at approximately 7:30 P.M. A car driven by suspected drunk driver, Melvyn Saunders turned left in front of him.
Jody Lee Roper, 35, born on December 17,1969 died June 10, 2005 near Springfield , Colorado while riding as a passenger in the front seat of a vehicle driven by William Wills of Walsh which went out of control and collided with a post, a fence and then rolled. Memorial Services were held July 15 at the First Baptist Church .
Juanita Otilla Hoskinson, (Cook) born December 15, 1916 , died but the date was not published. Her Obituary in the Plainsman Herald on July 7 , 2005 did not mention the date of her death.
Viola Sophie (Schones) Reeder , Born 1913, died June 17, 2005 . Funeral Services were June 20.
Edward Bud Dickerson , 77, died Monday June 20, at his farm home north of Walsh. Services were held Thursday, June 23 at the First Baptist Church in Walsh. Interment was in the Walsh Cemetery .

July Deaths, 2005

Lavern Humphrey, 71 , of Springfield , died Monday July 4, 2005 , at her home in Springfield . Funeral services were Thursday July 7 at Rich Funeral Home. Interment was in the Springfield Cemetery .
Jody Roper , 35, Springfield resident, was the front seat passenger in a pickup that collided with a delineator post. He was ejected from the vehicle and died on scene from his injuries on July 10, 2005.
David W. Weeden , 45, died on July 11, 2005 while in the Custody of the Baca County Sheriff's Office. He was being transported by the Sheriff's department after being treated in Denver for injuries he sustained after a shooting incident on July10, 2005. Funeral Services were held at the Springfield United Methodist Church on Saturday, July 23.
Judith Ann Cole, 65, died on July 12, 2005 . Rich Funeral Home was in charge of Services on July 15. Burial was at the Springfield Cemetery . Obituary in the July 20 Baca Weekly.
Charles H. Fletcher, 81, died July 12, 2005 at the Southeast Colorado Hospital . He was a longtime Prowers and Baca County resident. Funeral Services were held Saturday July 16 at 10 a.m. at Peacock Family Chapel in Lamar. Interment was in Minneapolis Cemetery .
Daniel Saleron, 51, of Campo was killed while flagging in road construction on Federal Boulevard in Denver on Tuesday, July 19, 2005 . He was transported to St. Anthony's Central Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at 2:01 p.m. He was hit by a 1980-90 Honda that fled the scene. Arrested for the hit and run was Javier Vigil, 25, of Federal Heights on Wednesday.
Beatrice Idellia (Burleson) Eden died on Sunday, July 24 in Southeast Colorado Hospital at the age of 83. Funeral services were Friday, July 29 in Springfield Assembly of God Church. Burial was at Campo Cemetery .
John O. Tollefson, died in Iraq war July 27, 2005. Obituary in August 11, 2005 Plainsman Herald. Carl Wheeler Parker, of Springfield died at Southeast Colorado Hospital on July 30, 2005. He was 85. He was born on April 21, 1920 on the family homestead four miles southeast of Springfield. He attended school in Springfield. Services were held at the graveside on August 4th.


August Deaths, 2005:

Ronnie O. Upchurch, 58, died August 2, 2005 in Austin Tx. after a lengthy illness. Ronnie grew up in Pritchett.
Gwendolyn "Gwen" Williams, 76, of Council Grove Kansas, died August 6, 2005, at the Council Grove Health care center.
Hallie Roaberta Jordan, 83, of Zanesfield OH, died August 6, 2005. Obituary in Plainsman Herald Sept 1, 2005.
Rena Elmina Powell Ward Ketterman, 95, Born May 31, 1910, died August 7, 2005 in Pueblo. Services were held August 10 in Dykes Memorial Chapel, Walsh. Internment was in Springfield Cemetery.
Rose Love (Hornbuckle) Sink, 88, Born Feb. 17, 1917, died August 8, 2005 at the family Home in Sheridan CO.
Opal Patrick, 92, Longtime resident of Campo, Died August 13, 2005. Burial was in the Campo Cemetery.
Keith E. Freeman, 65, died August 19, 2005. http://www.mem.com
Keith Dewayne Carter died August 20, 2005
Lillie Dean, 76, died August 27, 2005 and South East CO Hospital Long Term Care Center. Services were held at the Assembly of God Church. Internment was in the Springfield Cemetery.
Thelma (McDanial) Pierce, 90, long time Baca County Resident, Died on Sunday, August 21, 2005. Funeral services were held on Friday August 26th at 2:00 P.M. Internment was at the Springfield Cemetery.
Mary Jane Wiseman, 79, of Amarillo, Born August 10, 1926, died August 31, 2005. Obituary in Baca Weekly Sept 14, 2005. Plainsman Sept. 15.


September Deaths, 2005:

Herman Devonne Bud Davis, 67, of Springfield, Born Dec. 18, 1937, died Sept. 5, 2005. Services were at Springfield Cemetery Sept. 8th. Obituary in Baca Weekly Sept 14, 2005.
Hattie Angeline (Williams) Darity, 92, of Walsh, died on December 13, 2005.
Lendell Smokey D. Warren, 64, resident of Cortez, born in Springfield CO August 31, 1941, died Sept 8th, 2005 (Baca Weekly Sept 28)
Grover "Ray" Ford, 79, of Johnson KS, died Sept. 12, 2005 in Johnson.
Alice M. )Litz)Rosencrans, 62, Born Jan. 30, 1943, died Sept 21, 2005.
Elva Dianne (Van Campen) Jesser, 53, born in Lamar, August 8, 1952, Life-time resident of Pritchett , Died Sept 22, 2005 after a long battle with cancer. Funeral Services were held September 26 in the Pritchett Highschool Gymnasium. Internment in the Maxey Cemetery.
Robert (Bob) Kitzmiller, lontime Two Buttes resident, age 89, Born August 17, 1916, died in Southeast CO Hospital Alzheimer Unit. Services were held on Saterday September 24, 2005. Date of death was not listed in the paper.
Faye Loflin, 86, former Springfield resident, died Sept. 25, 2005. Funeral services were held at the Springfield Assembly of God Church. Burial was in the Springfield Cemetery. (October 6, Plainsman Herald)
Tony Rodgers, 86, lifetime resident of Baca County, died Sept. 27, 2005. Internment was at Campo Cemetery.
Melvin Ormiston, 86, longtime Pritchett resident, died Sept. 29, 2005. Services were at Rich Funeral Home.
Leroy Konkel, Longtime Springfield resident died, Graveside Funeral services held on October 1, 2005 Date of Death not listed. Arrangements by Dykes Funeral Home in Walsh. Officiating the services was Ron Porter.
Mary Aliene Cooper, 90, of Springfield, born Nov. 15, 1915 in Lamar. Homesteaded in Campo. Date of death not listed.
Genevieve Bishop Showalter, 86, Born in Kim Feb. 3, 1919, died Sept. 10, 2005.
Herman Devonne Davis, 67, of Springfield, (born Dec. 18, 1937,) died September 5, at Southeast Colorado Hospital, Funeral Services held Sept. 8, 2005. Notice and Obituary in Baca Weekly Sept. 14, 2005. Herald.
Peggy Louise Bolin, 68, of Aurora, CO, died Sept 15, 2005.
Alice M. Litz, 62, longtime resident of Lamar and formerly of Baca County, died September 21, 2005 at her home in Lamar.
Edwin Lee Crane born in Springfield on January 2, 1930, died Sept 21, 2005 in Pueblo West, CO.
Jerry Hartwell Kersey 43, of Walsh, died Sept 21, 2005 in Pueblo. His Father, Dan, taught and coached football in Walsh in the late 1960's.
Carolyn Sue Davison, 64, of Walsh, died Sept 26, 2005 at her home. Dykes Funeral home was in charge of arrangments. (Baca Weekly, Sept 28)
Jessie A. Walker, 81, formerly of Vilas, and from Elk City OK, died Sept 26, 2005 in the Great Plains Medical Center in Elk City.
Allie Esther Carpenter 89, Sept 26, 2005 at Wichita, KS where she had made her home for the past 20 years. She was the wife of the late Homer W. Carpenter who was the pastor of the Springfield Friends Church from 1926-1966.

October Deaths, 2005:

Mary A. Birt, 88, formerly of Pritchett, Died Oct. 2, 2005 at her home in Lamar with her family at her side. Some family was from Springfield. A graveside committal service and burial were held at Pritchett Cemetery, Pritchett CO.
Zona (Roachelle) Huff, Funeral services were Oct. 2, 2005 at the Assembly of God Church. Burial was in the Springfield Cemetery. Date of death not listed in paper.
Edwin "Ed" Ormiston, 90, of Springfield died October 3, 2005 at Southeast CO Hospitial. Graveside services were at the Springfield Cemetery on Monday Oct. 3.
Rick Murray , 64, of Springfield, died October 5, Graveside services were at the Springfield Cemetery on Friday Oct. 14; Rich Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Marge Moore formerly of Springfield, died October 9,at her home in Aurora.
Ralph Keith Tobey, 75, of Springfield Colorado, died on Oct 15th, 2005. Services were held at the Springfield Cemetery Tuesday at 2:00 P.M.
Olive Twyford Greenlee 83, died October 21, 2005 from complications of a stroke and congestive heart failure. Born July 17, 1922 in Dodge City KS.


November deaths, 2005:

Oleta May Forgey, 85, longtime resident of Baca County, died November 25th, 2005. Obituary in Plainsman Herald Dec 15th.

December deaths, 2005:

Earl Goodrich, 93, of Pritchette, died Dec. 1, 2005 at Southeast Colorado Hospital.
Theodore (Ted) Cash, 71, died Sat. December 3, 2005 in Denver.
Emma Jean Kinslow ,68, died Dec. 4, 2004 at Swedish Medical Center in Denver.
Wayne Ruyle, 89, died December 10, 2005 at Northern Colorado Medical Center in Greeley.
Bonnie Bell Oldham, 64, died Saturday, December 17, 2005 at her home in Dodge City Kansas. Herbert O. Mann, 86, longtime resident of Baca County and of Springfield, died dec 14, 2005 at Colorado Lutheran Home in Arvada.
Rusty Wayne Barker, 36, died December 13, 2005 near Kim. Services were held at the Rich Funeral Home on December 19th. Interment was at the Springfield Cemetery.
Winfred Glen Frost, 61, died Tuesday, December 20, 2005 from injuries recieved as a pedestrian in an automobile accident in Biloxi MS. He was married to Lucille Gibson of Walsh.
John B. Shaffer, 74, of Walsh, died Tuesday, December 22, 2005. Graveside services were held at Walsh Cemetary on Dec. 27.