Lucy F. Lozano
A memorial service will be held at 9:00 a.m. Saturday, April 28, at the Sacred Heart Church for Lucy F. Lozano, who died Saturday, April 7, 2001, in Las Vegas, Nev. of natural causes. She was 80.
Mrs. Lozano was born January 15, 1921, in La Boca, Colo. She lived in Durango for several years and was a member of Sacred Heart Church. She was a devoted mother and homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Lozano.
Mrs. Lozano is survived by five daughters, Juanita Scott of Brighton, Colo., Mildred Fernandez of Brighton, Colo., Mary Lozano of Brighton, Colo., Linda Montoya of Albuquerque and Evelyn Lozano of Durango; five sons, Albert Lozano of Barrow, Alaska, Joe Lozano of Las Vegas, Nev., Carl Lozano of Las Vegas, Nev., Ted Lozano of Broomfield, Colo., and Sam Lozano of Henderson, Nev.; two sisters, Donna Gutierrez of Las Vegas, Nev., and Placida Enriquez of Farmington; a brother, Sam Gonzales of Henderson, Nev.; 30 grandchildren; and, numerous great and great-great grandchildren.
Earl Joseph Christy
A funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 26, at St. Columba Catholic Church for Earl Joseph Christy, owner and operator of Earl J. Christy Insurance Agency for 45 years, who died Sunday, April 22, 2001, at Four Corners Health Care Center of natural causes. He was 83.
Father Mike McCleary will officiate at the service. Recitation of the rosary will be at 5:30 p.m. today at the church. There will be cremation.
Mr. Christy was born Nov. 28, 1917, in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. He was a 1934 graduate of Patterson Collegiate in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. He served at the chief purchasing office of the War Ordinance Department during World War II where he met his future wife, Dolores Bagozzi. They were married Aug. 5, 1950.
Mr. Christy raised cattle on his ranch near Durango and grew vegetables that he sold to local grocers. He also enjoyed woodworking.
He was preceded in death by a son, Bradley Christy.
He is survived by his wife, Dolores, of Durango; three daughters, Cathleen Ruff of Broomfield, Colo., Cheryl Christy of Grosse Isle, Mich., Colleen Lundberg of Durango; three sons, Earl Christy Jr. of Durango, Robert Christy of Elizabeth, Colo., and Greg Christy of Windsor, Ontario, Canada; brother, Robert Christy of Hesperus; sister, Lila Harrison of Tilbury, Ontario, Canada; and four grandchildren.
Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 701 Camino Del Rio, Suite 115A, Durango, CO 81301.
Aleene Broughton Dailey
Aleene Broughton Dailey, a Four Corners resident of 30 years, died Saturday, April 21, 2001, in Cortez. She was 89.
The cause of death was not disclosed.
Burial will be at Pomona Valley Memorial Park in Pomona, Calif.
Mrs. Dailey was born Feb. 12, 1912, in Altona, Mo. She married William Marion Dailey on Oct. 16, 1932, in Wichita, Kan. She was a direct descendant of Presidents Benjamin Harrison and William Henry Harrison. Mrs. Dailey was a nurse.
Mrs. Dailey was preceded in death by her husband.
She is survived by two sons, Herb Dailey of Salt Lake City and William Dailey of Dolores; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Deanna Ruth Suprenant
A service for friends and family of Deanna Ruth Surprenant was held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 24 at the Elks Lodge, 901 East Second Ave.
Mrs. Surprenant died from an acute subdural hematoma Friday, April 20, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction, Colo. She was 54.
Mrs. Surprenant, a 22-year resident of La Plata County, was born in Baltimore, Md., on Christmas Day, 1946. She earned her master’s degree in social work from the University of Maryland and became a licensed social worker.
She worked for the La Plata County Department of Social Services for almost 20 years in the areas of family therapy, child and adolescent abuse and protection, and foster care.
Mrs. Surprenant was a member of the Violence Prevention Coalition, the Sexual Abuse Treatment Team and Durango Friends Meeting. She also enjoyed writing poetry.
Mrs. Surprenant is survived by her husband, Charles, of Durango; four sons, Steve Surprenant of Rockville, Md., Jason Horwath of Centralia, Wash., Blake Surprenant of Centralia, Wash., and Evan Surprenant of Centralia, Wash.; and one granddaughter.
Contributions for the planting of a memorial tree in Durango can be sent to Vectra Bank of Durango, 1101 East Second Ave. Contributions can also be sent to the Deanna Ruth Surprenant Memorial Fund to benefit charities in care of Durango Friends Meeting, P.O. Box 3052, Durango, CO 81302.
Eveline Jo Wagner
A funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Cope Memorial Chapel of Farmington for Eveline Jo Wagner, a former Durango resident, who died April 18, 2001, in Farmington after a long-term illness.
She was 68.
Pastor Art Meyer will officiate at the service. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at 404 W. Arrington Street.
Ms. Wagner was born September 26, 1932, in Marlow, Okla. She graduated from college in Greeley, Colo., with degrees in physical education and biology. She moved to Durango where she taught physical education at Durango High School and worked for social services.
She is survived by two sons, Russell Wagner of Ariz., and Ronald Wagner of Calif.; a daughter, Kristina Basher of N.M.; and four grandchildren.
Contributions may be made to a favorite charity in lieu of flowers at the family’s request.
Thelma G. McBain
A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at Greenmount Cemetery for Thelma G. McBain, a longtime Durango resident, who died of natural causes Monday, April 16, in Peoria, Ariz. She was 87.
Pastor Rick Calhoun will officiate at the service.
Mrs. McBain was born Nov. 18, 1913, in Nebraska. She relocated to Durango and lived here for many years, where she worked as a bookkeeper for several car dealerships. She was preceded in death by a son, Leroy Reed.
She is survived by four daughters, Barbara Jean Caviness, Karen Thall, Joan Kathleen Massey and Donna Jean Clift; a sister, Wanda V. Langley; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Mary Frances Allen
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Fort Lewis College chapel for Mary Frances Allen, a resident of Durango since 1988 who died Saturday, April 14, 2001, at her home. She was 74.
Ms. Allen was born Feb. 5, 1927, in Mason City, Iowa, the daughter of Ray and Laura Dunkelberg. Ms. Allen lived in Iowa, Illinois and California before calling Durango home.
She was a 1948 graduate of the School of Music at Northwestern University. She was a lifelong student of history and politics and was active in local politics and women’s issues.
She is survived by two sons, Eric Allen of Durango and Curt Allen of Salt Lake City; two daughters, Patti A. Colevas of Washington, D.C., and Priscilla A. Kirouac of Louisville, Colo.; four grandchildren, Max Allen of Durango, Electa Colevas of Washington, D.C., Ivan Allen of Salt Lake City, and Anatole Colevas of Washington, D.C.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to Southwest Safehouse, P.O. Box 2107, Durango, CO 81302.
Walter Charles Mason
Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Columba Catholic Church for Walter Charles Mason, a lifetime member of the Durango Elks Club, who died April 10, 2001, in Kingwood, Texas. He was 80.
The Rev. Mike McCleary will officiate.
Mr. Mason was born Aug. 8, 1920, in Pagosa Springs. A resident of Kingwood for only one year, Mr. Mason spent all his life in Durango, where he spent 38 years as a principal at Needham Elementary School with Durango School District 9-R. He also spent one year as acting superintendent of Durango School District 9-R before retiring in 1985.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Mary.
He is survived by his daughter, Mary Dunbar of Kingwood, Texas; a son, Tom Mason of Aurora, Colo.; and two grandchildren.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Heart Association.
Phyllis H. Maxwell
A funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hood Mortuary Chapel for Phyllis H. Maxwell, a member of the Zion Baptist Church, who died Saturday, April 14, 2001, at her home in Durango. She was 64.
The cause of death was not disclosed.
The Rev. Roedell Schmitt of Zion Baptist Church and Joe Brown will officiate at services. Burial will occur at Greenmount Cemetery in Durango.
Mrs. Maxwell was born July 9, 1936, in San Diego, Calif. She moved to Durango in 1981 from Cottonwood, Calif. She lived on the Florida Mesa where she met her husband, Ron. They were married Sept. 26, 1987, in Durango. She enjoyed cooking, canning and gardening, along with woodworking and tole painting.
She is survived by her husband, Ron Maxwell of Durango; her mother, Dorothy Bishop of Durango; two sons, Jim Doolittle of Cottonwood, Calif., and Bob Doolittle of Madras, Ore.; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.