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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Ronald R. Coles

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

Donna Jean George

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

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.

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.

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.