Anna Grace (Ann) Donoher
Ann Grace Donoher, 77, died July 8 at St. Vincent Hospital in Leadville.She was born in McPherson, Kan., on Nov. 6, 1926, to John and Laura Johnson.Donoher went to school in Kansas and was a band majorette and played the clarinet.Later on in life, she moved to Salida to be closer to her twin sister, Clara, where she met Beryl Deberry. The two married and had one daughter, Claire Ann, and one son, John.Later on in life, Donoher moved to Leadville where she met Bernard (Barney) Donoher. They married and had one daughter, Heidi Marie.Donoher enjoyed playing games, especially dominoes and Scrabble. She loved to read and loved to listen to music, especially the Big Band Era.One of Donoher’s favorite shows was “Wheel of Fortune” and she was very good at solving the puzzles. She also loved going for rides.In her earlier years, she would be out with the neighborhood kids playing dodge ball, hide and go seek, going roller skating and ice skating. She was employed at the High Country Restaurant until November 2003.She was preceded in death by her husband Bernard (Barney), her parents John and Laura Johnson, one brother Walter, and two sisters Ruth and her twin Clara.She is survived by her daughters, Claire Ann Johnson (Grant), New Mexico; Heidi Donoher-Medina (Lee), Leadville; and son John Deberry (Joy), as well as several grandchildren, great grandchildren and one nephew, Ralph.Heidi Donoher-Medina said her mother was everything a mother could be and more. “We just loved spending time together.”According to Donoher’s wishes, she was cremated. A memorial mass was held July 13 at Annunciation Catholic
Church. Father Jay Jung officiated. Arrangements were handled by Bailey Funeral Home.
Dessie Marie Powell
Dessie Marie Powell, 91, who served as a teacher in Leadville for 30 years, died June 30 in Cañon City.She was born May 15, 1913, in Custer, S.D., to Otto and Mary (Kaiser) Munson. She was married to Cleo W. Powell. She received a bachelor’s degree in education at the University of Northern Colorado and a master’s degree from Western State College in Gunnison.Powell was previously a resident at the Englewood Meridian in Englewood, Colo., and was a member of the Presbyterian church in Englewood. She was also a member of the Order of Eastern Star and Delta Gamma Society.She is survived by two nieces, Darlene Hatfield, Cañon City, and Ann Schmiett, Midvale, Utah; five nephews, Jim Hovland, Ruidoso, N.M., Dr. Bill Hovland, Norfolk, Va., Don Freeland, Denham, Mass., and Philip Freeland, Hollister, Calif.; and numerous relatives and friends.Powell was preceded in death by her husband; three sisters, Lena, Maude and Delia; and two brothers, Harry and Gerald.A memorial service was held in Leadville on July 14.Memorial donations may be made to the Order of Eastern Star, P.O. Box 468, Leadville, CO 80461 or to the First Presbyterian Church in Leadville.Arrangements were handled by Holt Family Funeral Home.
Amber R. Pulos
Amber R. Pulos, 21, life long resident of Salida, died Sunday, June 27, 2004, in Salida.She was born Aug. 5, 1982, in Salida to Christopher and Leslie (Wolfe) Pulos. Pulos loved to paint and do crafts, and spend time in the outdoors and the mountains. She loved spending time with her children and was studying Indian customs.Pulos was preceded in death by her father Christopher Pulos and brother-in-law Heath Pasquale. She is survived by her mother Leslie Pulos, Salida; husband Charles Pasquale II, Salida; son Odysseus Christopher Pulos, Salida; daughter lliana Lynne Pasquale, Salida; grandparents Ted and Rose Pulos, Leadville and Naco, Ariz.; cousins Daniel and Jason Pulos, Salida; and Jessie Pulos, Santee, Calif.; uncle Derek Pulos, Colorado Springs; in-laws Charles and Char Pasquale, Salida; and many friends.Visitation was Thursday, July 1, at Lewis and Glenn Funeral Home. No church services are planned. A Native American service will take place at a later date.Friends who desire may make memorial contributions to the D.A.R.E Program, through Lewis and Glenn.
Nina Fay (Copper) McArthur
Nina Fay McArthur, 74, died June 12, 2004, in Las Vegas,
Nev., due to cancer.
McArthur was born in Delta, Utah, Oct. 6, 1929. She
attended Leadville schools and graduated from high school in
McArthur was preceded in death by her parents Harve and
Frances Copper of Leadville; and her brother Bill Copper.
McArthur is survived by her husband Richard E. McArthur,
Las Vegas, Nev.; sister-in-law Mary Jo Copper, Leadville;
nephews Paul (Dee Dee) Copper, Buena Vista; John (Thekla)
Copper, Cedaredge; Ray Copper, Buena Vista; niece Carol
Ann (Patrick) Lucero, and many relatives who reside in the
Memorial services were held at the Jim Marsh Auto
Dealership in North Las Vegas where McArthur was
employed for 28 years. Interment was in the Veterans
Cemetery in Boulder City, Nev.
A memorial service at the Carlton Tunnel location is planned
at a later date.
Charles Florian “Charlie” Salazar
Charles Florian “Charlie” Salazar, 15, died July 20 near
Salazar was born on Aug. 2, 1988, in Glenwood Springs to
Theresa A. Casaus and Richard D. Salazar.
At the time of his death, Salazar was spending the summer
with his grandfather, Fred, in Minturn. He was a student at
Fruita Monument High School.
Salazar liked dirt biking, snow and skate boarding, drawing,
fishing and hunting and anything outdoors. He enjoyed
listening to rap and partying with his friends. He was
especially fond of girls, and no one will ever forget how
much he loved to smile.
Salazar is survived by his mother Theresa A. Casaus, Grand
Junction; father Richard D. Salazar, Glenwood Springs;
brothers Richard and Gabriel Salazar and sister Selena
Salazar, all in Grand Junction; maternal grandparents Fred
and Nella Casaus, Minturn and Grand Junction; paternal
grandparents Florian (Rocky) and Cora Salazar, Minturn;
uncles and aunts Fred and Connie Casaus, Jr.; Jerome and
Susie Gallegos; Anthony and Cathy Valdez, Jr.; and Lorraine
Trujillo and Joe Salazar.
He is also survived by his cousins Melissa, Eric, Fabian,
Amanda, Alicia, Jerome, Clarissa, Tammy, Annette, Rocky,
Kathleen, Jolyn, Joey, Billie Joe and Lorrie.
Visitation was held on July 25 followed by the Rosary, and
Mass of Christian Burial was held July 26, both at St.
Patrick’s Parish Center in Minturn. Father Frank Maroney
officiated and interment was in River View Cemetery in
Arrangements were handled by Bailey Funeral Home in