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|Alvin T. Dodson - November 25, 2013|
Alvin Taylor Dodson was born on July 12, 1933 in Bennington, Oklahoma to Clem and Verta Mae (Mitchell) Dodson. He passed away on November 25, 2013 at St. Mary's Corwin Hospital in Pueblo, CO at the age of 80.
Alvin married Ellena Rose Waring on January 24, 1953 in Las Animas. To this union they had three children, Robert, Nancy, and Diana. Alvin was a member of the Prowers County Sheriff's Posse. He had a love for fishing and rode his...
|Opal "Mickey" P. Kalma - November 20, 2013|
Opal "Mickey" Kalma was born to Walter and Ethel (Moffett)Bronson on January 5, 1926 at Rush Center, KS. When she was a young girl, the family moved to Fort Lyon, CO where she attended Rixey School and then school in Las Animas.
Mickey worked in Lamar and enjoyed time dancing. She met Gerald Kalma at the Lake Side dance and the two became a couple. On October 31, 1943 they were united in marriage in Syracuse, KS. Mickey and Bill started...
|Carolyn M. Medina - November 10, 2013|
Carolyn M. (Tanner) Medina was born on February 28, 1936 to Robert and Simona (Brito) Tanner in Las Animas, Colorado. She passed away on November 10, 2013 at the Bent County Nursing Care Center in Las Animas at the age of 77.
Carolyn married Telesforo Medina in Raton, NM on July 11, 1953. They were blessed with three daughters. Carolyn loved Bingo, quilting, sewing, and cooking. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Las Animas....
|Cecilia Gallegos - October 22, 2013|
Cecilia Marie (Gonzales) Gallegos was born March 6, 1927 on the Gonzales Ranch in San Miguel County, New Mexico to Julian and Ramoncita (Lavato) Gonzales. She married Carlos Gallegos on November 14, 1945. Cecilia was very active in the Catholic Church. She had a very big heart and always put others before herself. She was involved in the activities of her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren. Cecilia...
|Julia M. Bruce - October 18, 2013|
Julia Marie Thompson Bruce was born on July 4, 1923, South of Holly, and went to sleep in Jesus on October 18, 2013, at her home in Holly with family by her side. Julia lived her entire life in Prowers County, Colorado. She completed the 8th grade at Pleasant Valley School South of Holly, and completed her GED after raising most of her children. Julia began cooking for and caring for children in other people's homes, at the age of 14. She...
|Harold B. Kortz - October 17, 2013|
Harold Beryl Kortz was born on September 3, 1922 in Aztec, New Mexico to William and Edna (Douglas) Kortz. He passed away on October 17, 2013 at Bent County Nursing Center in Las Animas at the age of 91.
Harold enlisted in the Air Force on December 7, 1942, serving as a Gunner during WWII. He was Honorably Discharged with the rank of Sergeant on November 9, 1945.
On September 17, 1946 Harold was united in marriage to Betty Tacha in Meade,...
|Gilbert L. Neugebauer - October 16, 2013|
Gilbert Leroy Neugebauer was born March 7, 1933 in Holly, Colorado to Henry "Hank" and Neva (Bledsoe) Neugebauer. He passed away on October 16, 2013 at his home at the age of 80.
Gilbert was united in marriage to Wilma Jean Dickson on September 6, 1952 in Raton, New Mexico, a marriage that lasted 61 years. To this union they were blessed with two sons and a daughter. Gilbert worked construction, drove an automobile transport, then became...
|Fonda LaVonne Pointon - October 1, 2013|
She was born on February 27, 1923 as Fonda LaVonne Pointon, the second of six children, in Blackwell, Oklahoma. She was rarely called Fonda, but went by Vonnie or LaVonne. In her early childhood, the family loaded up the truck and moved west to Colorado (true Okies) for a hopefully better life. They lived in several small towns in southeast Colorado, finally settling for good in Las Animas.
Her life there wasn't easy, as her beloved...
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