Angela Frances Raine
Angela Frances Raine, 91, died Nov. 11 in the Extended Care Unit of St. Vincent General Hospital.
She was born on March 20, 1909 in Leadville to Anton and Mary Kochevar Zalar.
She was a lifelong resident of Leadville as well as a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church.
She married James A. (Mickey) Raine on April 19, 1936.
Although she was employed with the Climax Molybdenum Co. for a short time, she was a homemaker for the majority of her life, enjoying spending time with her family and close friends within the Leadville community.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Mickey in 1978; granddaughter Susan Raine in 1985; and two brothers, Anton Zalar and Edward Zakraisek.
She is survived by her son James (Pat) R. Raine, Greeley; grandchildren James M. Raine, Windsor, Colo.; and Elizabeth Jenkins, Caracas, Venezuela; great grandchildren Jeffrey Raine, Windsor, Colo.; and Megan and Casey Jenkins, Caracas, Venezuela; sisters Josephine Malesich and Christina Jackopic, both of Leadville; and Frances Stevens, Canon City; brothers Louis Zakraisek, Leadville; and Carl Zakraisek, Ogden, Utah.
The Rosary was recited on Nov. 13 and Mass of Christian Burial on Nov. 14, both at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Father Tom Killeen officiated and Joan Dawson sang accompanied by Beverly Pologar.
Pallbearers were George Malesich, Rudy Malesich, Jr., Dennis Herrick, Jim Raine, Don Kerzon and David TenEyck.
She was buried next to her husband in St. Joseph Cemetery and a reception followed at the Parish Hall.
Arrangements were handled by Bailey Funeral Home.
Contributions in lieu of flowers will be appreciated and can be directed to the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Wash. via Bailey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 623, Leadville, CO 80461. Angela's granddaughter, Susan, received care at the facility during her short illness and the family is supportive of the advancement of leukemia research.
Isaiah Nicholas Macias
Isaiah Nicholas Macias, nine months old, died at St. Vincent General Hospital in Leadville on Nov. 13. He was born Feb. 6, 2000, to Daniel and Candy Macias.
Visitation is set for Thursday, Nov. 16 from 1-3 p.m. at Bailey Funeral Home.
Rosary will be Thursday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. at Annunciation Catholic Church.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, Nov. 17 at 10 a.m. at Annunciation Catholic Church.
Arrangements are being handled by Bailey Funeral Home.
A full obituary will follow in next weeks Herald.
Former Leadville resident James Mason, 39, died Nov. 11 in Denver.
He was born Nov. 20, 1960 in Leadville.
A memorial service will be held Nov. 25 at 11 a.m. at the John Collins United Methodist Church, corner of Iliff and Bannock in Denver. Lunch will follow the services.
Leonard Allen Chaney
Former Leadville resident Leonard Allen Chaney, 69, died Nov. 15 in Rifle.
He was born Oct. 2, 1931, in Wallace County, Kansas, the son of Fern (Swartz) and Virgil Chaney.
He attended school in Weskan, Kansas, and there he met and married Carol Hinkle.
In 1956, they moved to Leadville, where he worked at several jobs before becoming employed at the Climax Mine.
In 1968, he began working for Rio Grande Motor Way in Eagle County. In 1974, they moved to the Eagle area, where they were very active in the Elks, enjoying their many friends.
In 1979, his wife died. In 1982, after Rio Grande shut down, he began working for Eagle Valley Telephone Company. He was very actively involved with his family's activities, bowling and horseshoes.
In 1992, due to his illness, he took a disability leave from his job and moved to Rifle, where he could be closer to his family. There, he became actively involved in the Senior Center, serving as a member of the sales committee. He enjoyed visiting with all of his new friends, and he loved to play cards with them.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; and one sister, Norma Arnberger.
He is survived by his son Larry (Venita) Chaney, Lakewood; daughter Lynetta (Troy) Trevathan, Rifle; and son Rick Chaney, Rifle; four grandsons, Derek (Denise) Chaney, Highlands Ranch; Coby (Jennifer) Chaney, Lakewood; Clint (Sheila) Warfel, Rifle; Randy Warfel and Jackie Haase, Lake Geneva, Wisc.; and one great grandson Wyatt Allen Warfel, Rifle.
Graveside service was Nov. 18 at the Sharon Springs Cemetery, with Rev. Paul McNall officiating.
Memorials may be given to the Rifle Senior Center and may be mailed to Koons Funeral Home, 211 North Main, Goodland, KS 67735.
The memorial service for Leonard Chaney, who died Nov.15 in Rifle, will be Dec. 3 at 12 noon at the Senior Center in Rifle. Donations may be sent to the Senior Center, 250 Ute St., Rifle, CO 81650.
John Sodic, 81, died Nov. 9 at his home in Dove Creek.
He was born Oct. 17, 1919 to Anton and Stella (Dorrington) Sodic in Leadville.
He was raised and educated in Leadville.
He was drafted into the army in 1942, serving 4 1/2 years for his country including campaigns in North Africa, Italy and Sicily. He was discharged in Oct. 1946.
He married Nell Williams on Aug. 29, 1947
He worked as a rancher, as a caretaker of Turquoise Lake for 16 years, and retired as a miner from Climax Molybdenum in 1979.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son Joseph Sodic; favorite Uncle Frank Dorrington; and brothers Frank and William Sodic.
He is survived by his wife Nell Sodic; son Cliff (Lupe) Sodic, Brighton; son Bert (Grace) Sodic, Leadville; daughter Nita (Joe) Purkat, Dove Creek; Aunt Gladys (Dorrington) Gird, Grand Junction; nine grandchildren Lorne and Leah Sodic, Roggin; Lee and Monica Sodic, Waynesboro, Penn.; Zach and Kim Sodic, Boise, Idaho; Alisa and Mike Schultz, Dove Creek; Joe and Shelly Purkat, Aztec, NM; Amanda and Jay Wallace, Dolores; Matthew Purkat, Dove Creek; Jed Sodic, Calif.; and Josh Sodic, Leadville.
He is also survived by eight great grandchildren, Nicole and Antonio Sodic; Britteny Jo Sodic; Dillon Sodic; Cory and Kyle Schultz; Justin Purkat; and Hanna Wallace; several sisters and brothers-in-law and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.