Obituaries

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Patricia (Patti) Lynn Ritter

Patricia (Patti) Lynn Ritter, age 58, of Ridgway, Colorado went to be with her Lord and  Savior on Monday, December 15, 2014 at University Hospital in Aurora, Colorado.
Patti was born October 7, 1956 to Kenneth and Mildred (Rakich) Anderson in Tucson, Arizona.  She spent her childhood in Tucson and graduated from Round Valley High School in Springerville, Arizona.  Patti married Kevin Lynn Ritter, on May 16, 1975 on her father’s ranch at 5:00 am in the morning.  They remained in Tucson, until 2007 when Kevin and Patti moved to Ridgway, Colorado and made their home until her time of death.  Patti’s faith in God and the love she had for her family was so great.  Her husband, children and grandchildren were the light of her life. Patti touched so many hearts throughout the years and   will be missed by her family and friends. The mountains that surrounded her at home and the river behind her house were a daily love to see.

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01
Oct
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Ronald R. Coles

Ronald R. Coles
June 24, 1934 ~ August 4, 2014

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01
Oct
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Donna Jean George

Donna Jean George
October 10, 1945 ~ August 28, 2014

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01
Oct
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Ryan Lee Kraft

Ryan Lee Kraft
May 6, 1993 ~ September 15, 2014
 
Ryan Lee Kraft, age 21, of Ridgway died September 15, 2014.  Ryan was born May 6, 1993 to Christopher R. and Laureen (Quigley) Kraft.  As a young child his family moved to Ridgway from Texas and Ryan graduated from Ridgway High School in 2011.  He went on to college at the University of Colorado, in Colorado Springs, Magna Cum Laude, with a degree in Criminal Justice.
Ryan loved the outdoors and his family.  Hobbies were his love of cars and fitness, and his two favorite buddy’s were his dogs.
Surviving family members include his parents, Chris and Laureen Kraft; brother, Christopher James Kraft, all of Ridgway.
A Memorial Service in celebration of Ryan’s life was held on Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Ridgway High School.  The Service concluded at the school.  Arrangements are under the care of Crippin Funeral Home & Crematory, Montrose, Co.

Wed
06
Aug
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Caja Lynette Ashcroft-Redmond

    Caja Lynette Ashcroft-Redmond, 23, of Montrose and Ridgway, left us on Thursday July 31 2014 as a result of injuries sustained in a tragic car accident.
    A true daughter of the Southwest, Caja was born in Gallup, New Mexico on the 24th of March 1991 to Annette Ashcroft and C.J. Smolen. Caja was cherished by her four older sisters: Heather, Sandi, Michelle and Shana who watched over her while their mother completed her studies in nursing school. They were soon joined by brother Ty, completing their family.
    Living in various places in the Southwest, in 2000 the family settled in Montrose where Caja grew into the beautiful woman cherished by family and friends.

Fri
27
Jun
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Jim Points

JIM POINTS

1937 – 2014

 

If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day,

so I never have to live without you.

Winnie the Pooh

 

Jim Points, 76, of Battlement Mesa, Colorado left us unexpectedly on Saturday, June 14, 2014.

James Phillip Points, or as some would call him, Jim, Jimmy or J.P., was born in  Rushville, Nebraska on  December 26, 1937 to the late Wilson Points and Zella Kearney Points.  He was also predeceased by his very special sister, Betty Points.  He graduated from Ouray High School in 1955.

Fri
27
Jun
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Daniel Paul Fossey

Daniel Paul Fossey
September 14, 1954 ~ June 16, 2014

Daniel was born in Cheyenne, Wyoming, the youngest of six children to Douglas and Virginia Fossey. The family moved to Moab, Utah when Dan was a young child. Dan was the assistant superintendant of the road and bridge department for Ouray County.
Dan had three children, Jason, Elizabeth, and Sara by a previous marriage. Dan was married to Peggy Foster in 1994 and helped raise her two boys, Isaac andTyrone Coleman.

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19
Jun
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Daniel Paul Fossey

Daniel Paul Fossey

September 14, 1954 ~ June 16, 2014

Daniel was born in Cheyenne, Wyoming, the youngest of six children to Douglas and Virginia Fossey.  The family moved to Moab, Utah when Dan was a young child.  Dan was the assistant superintendant of the road and bridge department for Ouray County.

Dan had three children, Jason, Elizabeth, and Sara by a previous marriage.  Dan was married to Peggy Foster in 1994 and helped raise her two boys, Isaac and Tyrone Coleman.

Dan and Peggy moved to Ouray, Colorado in 1995 where Dan was the Public Works Director for the city for seventeen years before going to work at Ouray County.  Ouray; its people, proximity to the mountains, and community was the light of his life and the recipient of his endless energy and love.  Dan was preceded in death by his parents, brother John, sister Elaine, daughter Elizabeth, son Jason, and brother-in-law Dennis Foster.

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13
Jun
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Doris H. Gregory

Doris H. Gregory
September 22, 1917 ~ May 24, 2014

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13
Jun
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Eleanor Domenica Pricco Cramp

Eleanor Domenica Pricco Cramp
February 9, 1918 ~ May 28, 2014

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