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Sue P. McCulloch

Services are scheduled at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Montrose United Methodist Church for Sue P. McCulloch of Montrose, formerly a longtime resident of Ouray. The Rev. Steve Reinhard, pastor, will officiate.. A reception will follow in Baldridge Hall.
A private interment prior to the funeral is scheduled for the family at 10 a.m. Saturday at Ouray Cemetery.
McCulloch was born Nov. 15, 1936, in Ava, Mo., daughter of John and Mildred Phelps. She died Sunday in her home in Montrose, following a two-year battle with cancer. She was 78.
She was a teacher at Ouray Schools from 1970 to 1976, where she taught high school and junior high English and math. She also was the forensic speech coach and directed Junior-Senior plays and contest plays.
McCulloch's career in teaching spanned 37 years. She was a college professor in Gunnison and Rangely, and she taught high school math and English in the Texas towns of Ingram and Del Rio.

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Captain George E. Cramp


Captain George E. Cramp June 7, 1916 – July 5, 2015

George E. Cramp of Olathe Colorado passed away on Sunday July 5, 2015 at the age of 99.
He was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on June 7, 1916 to George and Lillian Cramp.
During his younger years, his father being an engi- neer, moved frequently. He lived in Pennsylvania, New York, California and Colorado. During this time George always had a passion for flying.
After graduating from high school in San Bernardino, California, George moved to Denver, Colorado.
He began working as a chauffeur for a Dr. Staunton (Dr.’s ranch is now a Colorado State Park).
George’s love for flying began to blossom when he purchased a J-3 Piper Cub. He spent many hours flying around Colorado and landing anywhere he was able to buy some gasoline, mostly at farms or ranches. He would give anyone, who wanted, a fifteen minute ride for a small amount of money.

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Victoria J. ‘Vicki’ Caldwell


Victoria J. ‘Vicki’ Caldwell August 1, 1945 ~ June 20, 2015

Vicki Caldwell passed away on June 20, 2015 at her home in Montrose, Colorado. Vicki was born on August 1, 1945, in Dalton, Georgia, to J.W. and Evelyn Moreland and graduated from Cartersville High School in 1963. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree magna cum laude from the University of Georgia and a Master of Arts degree from Oklahoma State University.

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Richard Schwartz

Richard Schwartz

February 1948 ~ June 5, 2015

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02
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William W. Slemmer

William W. Slemmer

d. June 23, 2015

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02
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Gloria Parry

Gloria Parry

July 10, 1922 ~ September 21, 2012

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Arthur L. Jones, May 4, 1942 – April 11, 2015

Arthur L. Jones (Art) passed away early the morning of April 11, 2015 in his home west of Norwood, Colorado with his wife Beverly Walker, and daughters Lancy Falk and Callie Jones by his side following a brief battle with cancer.

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11
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Alene Serafina River

Alene Serafina River, 92, a recent resident to Rock Island and longtime Ouray, Colorado resident, passed away peacefully on Thursday morning, February 26, 2015, at her daughter Roxanna’s home in Rock Island, Washington.
    She was born on July 23, 1922 in Ouray, Colorado to the late Oliver and Alice (Deru) Fellin.  Alene received her elementary and high school education, graduating Valedictorian of her class, and continued her education at Western State College in Gunnison, Colorado. She was married to her high school sweetheart, Elwood Robert River at Gunnison, Colorado.  They moved to make their first home in Victor, Colorado for one year prior to returning to Ouray.

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Lou Bastian

Lou Bastian, 95, passed away on February 26.  He was a long-time Gunnison resident who had lived in an assisted living facility in Arvada, CO, for the last three years.
Lou graduated from Ouray High School, Class of ’36.  During his years in Ouray he was a miner. He attended Western State College in Gunnison.  Lou enlisted in the United States Army as a Bomb Disposal Technician, earning the rank of Technical Sergeant, serving in World War II where he was awarded a Good Conduct Medal and Victory Ribbon.  Lou retired from the IRS in 1973 and built a home in Gunnison.  Lou was an active Life member of the BPOE Elks Lodge in Gunnison for over 40 years and held numerous offices.  He enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman.

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Benton Cody Willis

Benton Cody Willis of Ouray, Colorado was born on May 16, 1984 in Jackson, Mississippi to Bob and Belinda Willis.  A rambunctious, energetic child, he grew into a skilled adventurous man who loved the outdoors.

Cody was still a boy when he began to call Ouray home. He immediately adapted to the mountain lifestyle taking to skiing, snowboarding, climbing, and skateboarding.  He may have lost some of his Southern accent, but he always carried the gentlemanly demeanor of a bygone era exhibiting loyalty, honesty, and generosity.

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