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Date: Thursday, 7 November 2013, at 6:20 a.m.

Jesse A. Shaver

Jesse A. Shaver, former pastor of First Southern Baptist Church in Durango, died Monday, Feb. 26, 2001, in Clovis, N.M., at Plains Regional Medical Center. The cause of death was not disclosed. He was 80.

Services were held at Steed-Todd Chapel in Clovis. Burial was at Lawn Haven Memorial Gardens, also in Clovis.

Mr. Shaver was born Nov. 2, 1920, in Grady, N.M. He married Evelyn Mayfield on Sept. 30, 1938.

While in Durango, he was involved in hospital visitation programs.

He is survived by his wife, Evelyn Mayfield Shaver of Clovis; two sons, Larry Shaver of Dallas and Wayne Shaver of Lubbock, Texas; one daughter, Gail Leonard of Richardson, Texas; two sisters; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Cards may be sent to his widow, Evelyn Shaver, 1912 Weeden, Clovis, N.M. 88101.

Ileta Galloway

Mrs. Ileta Galloway, Durango resident from 1990 to 1996, died Sunday, March 25, in Aurora, Mo. She was 91.

Mrs. Galloway was born June 15, 1909 in Mo. She attended the Durango Christian Church, where she taught children’s worship and was a member of the Women’s Fellowship Group. She loved working in her garden, reading, quilting and all kinds of needle crafts. She was the shopkeeper in Grandma’s Corner at Lightner Creek Campground.

She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Ernest V. Galloway.

She is survived by one daughter, Litonia McBurney, of Farmington, N.M.; two grandchildren, Cheryl Amorelli, of Durango, and Shirley French, of California; and two great-grandchildren.

Luisita "Lu" Helling

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Hood Mortuary Chapel for Luisita "Lu" Helling, who died Sunday, March 25 at Mercy Medical Center after an extended illness. She was 80.

The Rev. Mike McCleary will officiate.

Mrs. Helling was born October 27, 1920 in Tampico, Mexico. She was living in Germany during World War II when she met her husband, Curt Helling. She was a bookkeeper and retired in 1992.

She moved to Durango in 1993. She enjoyed gardening, bird watching, activities at the Durango-La Plata Senior Center, and swimming at Trimble Hot Springs.

She was preceded in death by her husband.

She is survived by two daughters, Dorothy Helling of Montpelier, Vt. and Marjorie Helling Brinton of Durango; two sons, Curt Helling of Gainesville, Ga., and Robert Helling of Toms River, N.J.; six grandchildren, Eric Craig, Kaitlyn and Robbie Helling; and Sarah, Erin and Kimberly Brinton; and one great-grandchild.

Memorial contributions my be made to the Durango-La Plata Senior Center, 2424 Main Ave., Durango, CO 81301.

Ella Marie Uschuk

Ella Marie Uschuk died on Wednesday, March 14, 2001, on Mount Lemmon, outside of Tucson, Ariz., after an extended illness. She was 80.

She was born March 6 , 1921. She married George Uschuk in 1946. They moved to the Durango area in 1985.

Mrs. Smith enjoyed gardening, music, knitting and reading. In Tucson she was a member of the Tucson Association for the blind, where she sang in the choir.

She is survived by two sons, John Uschuk of Thornton, Colo., and Larry Pippel of Grand Rapids, Mich.; three daughters, Pam and Val Uschuk of Durango and Judi Uschuk-Stahl, of Tucson, Ariz.; two sisters, Marian Mongeau, of Winter Haven, Fla. and Lois Benedict, of Ionia, Mich.; and five grandsons.

Lois Elizabeth Cook

A funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Hood Mortuary Chapel for Lois Elizabeth Cook, a resident of Durango since 1950, who died Wednesday, March 21, at Four Corners Health Care Center. She was 85.

Pastor Joe Sparks and Pastor Jim Powell will officiate at services. Burial will be at Greenmount Cemetery.

Mrs. Cook was born June 5, 1915, in Madison County, Ark. She enjoyed gardening, baking and making quilts. She was a member of Pine River Valley Baptist Church.

Mrs. Cook was preceded in death by two husbands, Bert Hazleton and J.B. Cook; a son, Larry Hazleton; and a stepson, Lee Hazleton.

She is survived by her daughter, Mary McCaw of Ignacio; two stepdaughters, Evelyn Wommer of Bayfield and Inell Harvey of Kremmling, Colo.; a sister, Willie Bohannan of Aurora, Mo.; three granddaughters, Linda Walter of Ignacio, Janet Reinhardt of Ignacio and Tammy Morrissey of Chandler, Ariz.; one grandson, David McCaw of Ignacio; 12 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and numerous step grandchildren and step great-grandchildren.

Contributions may be made to Four Corners Health Care Center, Alzheimer’s Unit, 2911 Junction St., Durango, CO 81301.

Emma Lucille Matis

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church for Emma Lucille Matis, a homemaker, who died Sunday, March 18, 2001, at Four Corners Health Care Center after a lengthy illness. She was 86.

The Rev. Andrew Cooley will officiate. Burial will occur at Greenmount Cemetery.

Mrs. Matis was born April 20, 1914, in Colburn, Wash. She grew up in Palisade, Colo., where her parents operated a peach orchard. As a young woman she moved to Durango where she met and married Wilho Matis. They were married Oct. 9, 1938, in Palisade.

She was a homemaker throughout her life and was a member of St. Marks Episcopal Church, the Women’s Auxiliary, the Whirl-way Square Dancers. Mrs. Matis worked at Miller Middle School in the cafeteria from 1958-62. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, skiing and gardening.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilho John Matis, March 28, 2000.

She is survived by two sons, Melvyn Matis of Durango, and Lewis Matis of Mancos; and a sister, Marion Metzler of Fresno, Calif.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the National Stroke Foundation, 240 Hampden, Englewood, CO 80516, or to the St. Marks Memorial Fund, 910 East Second Ave., Durango, CO 81301.

Thomas James 'Tom' Frizell

Memorial services will be held this spring for Thomas James "Tom" Frizell, a World War II veteran, who died Friday, March 16, 2001, at Aurora Medical Center in Denver from complications following heart surgery. He was 76.

Mr. Frizell was born May 29, 1924, at Oschner Hospital in Durango. He was raised on the family farm on Florida Mesa. Mr. Frizell served in the Army Air Forces as a bombardier gunner during World War II. He married Eunice Root in 1945. They would have celebrated 56 years of marriage in July.

Mr. Frizell farmed, raised six children, was active in the local Grange, and the La Plata County Fair. He worked for the Bureau of Reclamation for more than 20 years, working on both the Lemon Reservoir Dam and the Navajo Irrigation Project.

One of the family’s fondest memories of Mr. Frizell is of him standing in the middle of a trout stream fly-fishing.

He is survived by his wife, Eunice; six children, Sandra Frizell Wade and Kay Frizell Thrash of Durango, Paul Frizell and Sue Frizell of Denver, Colo., Nancy Frizell of Glenwood Springs, Colo., and David Frizell of Elizabeth, Colo.; seven grandchildren; and two great grand-children.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Mercy, 3801 N. Main Ave., Durango, CO 81301, or American Cancer Society, by the same address.

Arthur W. Campbell

A private family funeral will be at 11 a.m. today at Hood Mortuary for Arthur W. Campbell, who died Wednesday, March 7, 2001, at Mercy Medical Center from complications of a hip fracture. He was 88.

Father Mike McCleary will officiate at services. Burial will be at Greenmount Cemetery.

A private family funeral will be at 11 a.m. today at Hood Mortuary for Arthur W. Campbell, who died Wednesday, March 14, 2001, at Mercy Medical Center from complications of a hip fracture. He was 88.

Mr. Campbell was born July 25, 1912, in DeRidder, La. He moved to Durango in 1993. He served with the Merchant Marines during World War II and retired in 1977. He enjoyed meeting new people, cooking and feeding his wild geese.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mamie, in 1993.

He is survived by his son, John Campbell of Durango; three sisters, Florence Strother of Wilburton, Okla., Annie Kibodeaux of Deweyville, Texas, and Hazel James of Houston; one brother, Edward Campbell of Houston; one grandson, Erik Beard of Fort Lauderdale; two granddaughters, Dawn Campbell and Sunni Campbell, both of Durango; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Margaret M. Gutierrez

A funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. today at Sacred Heart Catholic Church for Margaret M. Gutierrez, who died Monday, March 12, 2001, in Durango. She was 81.

Father Joseph L. Gallegos C.R. will officiate. Burial will be at Crestview Cemetery.

A rosary was recited on Wednesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

Mrs. Gutierrez was born April 28, 1919, in Lumberton, N.M. She married Juan B. Gutierrez in September 1933 at Edith, Colo.

Mrs. Gutierrez loved to can food and enjoyed walking, reading and music. She was a devoted member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Juan B. Gutierrez, on Dec. 1, 1962.

Mrs. Gutierrez is survived by two sons, John and Gene Gutierrez, both of Durango; three daughters, Bess Gutierrez of Durango, Cecilia Archibeque of Bloomfield, N.M., and Mary Ann Webster of Farmington, N.M.; two brothers, Ubaldo Miera of Layton, Utah, and Horace Miera of Colorado Springs; 12 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.

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