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Vail Daily obituary: Gary Leeds (1)

February 19, 2015 — 

My husband, Gary, and I were only married three months when I begged this native Californian to move to Vail with me. Being the unselfish man he was, he hesitantly …

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Ralph Frank Ward 1936-2015 (2)

February 18, 2015 — 

Ralph Frank Ward passed away Feb. 12, surrounded by his family, after a hard-fought battle with cancer. Frank was born May 22, 1936, to Ralph and Mary Ward in Siloam …

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Vail Daily obituary: Arthur ‘Artie’ Saiz, 1950-2015 (3)

February 17, 2015 — 

Arthur “Artie” Saiz, of Avon, died unexpectedly on Feb. 6.The eldest of nine siblings, Arthur was born on March 8, 1950, to Tony and Geri Saiz in Santa Fe, New …

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Vail Daily obituary: Juanita Eaton, 1926-2015 (4)

February 17, 2015 — 

Juanita Eaton, 88, of Gypsum, passed away Sunday at Heritage Park Care Center in Carbondale, where she had been in ill health for several months.Elsie Juanita Sixkiller was born in …

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Vail Daily obituary: Ralph Frank Ward, 1936-2015 (5)

February 16, 2015 — 

Ralph Frank Ward passed away Feb. 12, surrounded by his family, after a hard-fought battle with cancer. Frank was born May 22, 1936, to Ralph and Mary Ward in Siloam …

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Vail Daily obituary: Richard L. Bollman, 1944-2015 (6)

February 16, 2015 — 

Richard Leroy Bollman died after a year-long battle with cancer on Feb. 11 in the Vail Valley Medical Center. He was 70 years old.He was born Aug. 15, 1944, in …

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Vail Daily obituary: Manuel (Manny) Bautista, 1947-2015 (7)

February 9, 2015 — 

Manuel (Manny) Bautista, age 67 years young, died suddenly on Feb. 3 while skiing in Vail. The son of the late Gil and late Consuelo Bautista, and husband of Richard …

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Vail Daily obituary: Brandy Jane Gonzales, 1976-2015 (8)

February 6, 2015 — 

Brandy Jane Gonzales passed away at University Hospital in Denver after a tough fight with cancer. She was 38 years old.Brandy was born to Pete and Mary Jane (Martinez) Gonzales …

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Vail Daily obituary: Ward Mack, 1950-2014 (9)

January 28, 2015 — 

Ward Mack lost his courageous battle with cancer on Dec. 23 with his wife of 30 years, Jane, and his beloved dog, Sadie, by his side. Ward was born and …

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Vail Daily obituary: Daniel Thomas Johnson, 1961-2015 (11)

January 15, 2015 — 

Daniel Thomas Johnson, a longtime resident of the Vail Valley, passed away on Jan. 4 in Denver. He is survived by daughter Nicole, son Jason, sisters Chiyo, Barbara and Catherine, …

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Vail Daily column: Lee Chong Hurley, 1947-2015 (12)

January 15, 2015 — 

Our dear friend Miss Lee Hurley, of Vail, went to her Father in heaven on Wednesday. Born in Korea, Lee came to America and was left to a New York …

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Vail Daily obituary: Billy James Neal (13)

January 6, 2015 — 

Billy James Neal passed away on Saturday at his home, surrounded by his loving family. Billy was born on Nov. 13, 1936, in Chickasha, Oklahoma, to Willie Ollie and Mildred …

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Vail Daily obituary: Jackie Graham Hijmans, 1948-2014 (14)

January 3, 2015 — 

Jacqueline “Jackie” Graham Hijmans, age 66, passed away at home in Edwards on Dec. 27 surrounded by her family. Jackie was born Sept. 28, 1948, in Lafayette, Indiana, to Mary …

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Vail Daily obituary: Selfa Jaramillo (15)

January 2, 2015 — 

Selfa Jaramillo, 86, of Rio Rancho, New Mexico, passed away on Wednesday after many years of battling osteoporosis. She is survived by her children, Julia (David) O’Brien, Mildred (Julian) Romero, …

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Vail Daily obituary: David Ray Coblentz, 1955-2014 (16)

December 31, 2014 — 

David Ray Coblentz, 59, born to Chris and Sarah Coblentz in Hartville, Ohio, passed away on Dec. 19 at University Hospital in Denver. David had six siblings: Christina Statzman, Esther …

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Vail Daily obituary: Joan Esther Brown, 1934-2014 (17)

December 29, 2014 — 

Joan Esther Brown passed away peacefully on Dec. 23 at St. Mary’s Hospital at the age of 80. She was preceded in death by her husband, Garry; two sons, Garry …

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Vail Daily obituary: Scott Joseph Lamothe (18)

December 28, 2014 — 

Scott Joseph Lamothe (Scotty, as his family and friends knew him) was an avid and talented golfer with a passion for sports. He grew up in Highlands Ranch and attended …

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Vail Daily obituary: Anthony W. Bevilacqua, 1978-2014 (19)

December 22, 2014 — 

Anthony W. Bevilacqua passed away Dec. 16 in Denver. Tony was born July 31, 1978, in Wheat Ridge and lived in Colorado all of his life. He was the son …

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Vail Daily obituary: Rosalie Trujillo, 1936-2014 (20)

December 21, 2014 — 

Rosalie Trujillo, 78, of Avon, passed away Dec. 16. A visitation will be held Sunday at St. Patrick Parish Church in Minturn from 5-6 p.m. with a rosary service to …

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