Vincent Patrick “Boomer” Wholey
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. today at the family home at 482 Wageman Road for Vincent Patrick "Boomer" Wholey who died Friday, Oct. 5, 2001, in Essex Junction, Vt. He was 25. The cause of death was not disclosed.
Mr. Wholey was born Sept. 15, 1976, in Washington, D.C. He grew up in Baltimore and attended Boys Latin High School before he moved to Durango and graduated from Durango High School. He enjoyed skiing, mountain biking, horseback riding, climbing and scuba diving. He had recently been attending culinary arts school in Vermont.
Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Adaptive Sports Association, P.O. Box 1884, Durango, CO 81302.
Harold D. Halverson
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, at the Community United Methodist Church in Pagosa Springs for Harold D. Halverson, a lifelong resident of the Durango area, who died Sunday, Oct. 7, 2001, at Mercy Medical Center. He was 70. The cause of death was not disclosed.
Mr. Halverson was born Dec. 8, 1930, in Durango. He was a cattle rancher and loved the outdoors. He enjoyed camping and arrowhead hunting. He also enjoyed working with children and donated much of his time to the Colorado Boys Ranch.
He is survived by a son, Del Halverson of Chimney Rock; a daughter, Cathy Higman of Cortez; and seven grandchildren.
Contributions may be sent to the Harold Halverson Memorial Fund for the Boys Ranch of Colorado at Pine River Valley Bank, 301 North Commerce, Bayfield.
Elizabeth Ann "Liz" Morris
Funeral services were held in Riverton, Wyo., Friday, Oct. 5, for Elizabeth Ann "Liz" Morris who died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2001, in a motorcycle accident north of Riverton. She was 51. Cremation followed.
Mrs. Morris was born Dec. 17, 1949, in Cortez. She attended elementary school in Dove Creek and Denver and graduated from high school in Cortez. She married Allen Waldo Morris July 4, 1994, in Cortez.
She was a member of the auxiliaries of the American Legion, Elks Lodge and VFW. She enjoyed motorcycling, camping, fishing, traveling and time with friends and family.
Morris is survived by her father, Guy Dyer of Cortez; mother, Ruth Taylor of Lakewood; four sons, Damon Abeln of California; Shawn Abeln of Cortez; Chad Abeln of Greeley, and Josh Dennison of South Carolina; four brothers, Bruce Dyer of Cortez, Lloyd Dyer of Lakewood, Fritz Taylor of Atlanta, and Brian Taylor of Lakewood; three sisters, Carla Mulkey of Durango, Lana Cross of Hawaii; and Mary Sue Akin of Cortez; six grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Contributions may be made to the American Legion Post #75, 320 N. Harrison, Cortez, CO 81321.
Allen Waldo Morris
Funeral services were held Friday, Oct. 5, in Riverton, Wyo., for Allen Waldo Morris, who died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2001, in a motorcycle accident north of Riverton. He was 50. Cremation followed.
Mr. Morris was born June 15, 1951, in Riverton. He married Elizabeth Ann "Liz" Morris on July 4, 1994, in Cortez.
Mr. Morris grew up in the Pavillion, Wyo., area, and attended Morton and Pavillion schools. He served in the U.S. military from 1969 to 1974, including a tour of duty in Vietnam. He was a member of the VFW and the Elks Lodge. He enjoyed motorcycling, camping, fishing, traveling and time with friends and family.
Mr. Morris is survived by his parents, Clifford and Bonnie Stickney of Pavillion, Wyo.; a son, Levi Allen Morris of Riverton; a brother, Charlie Stickney of Green River, Utah; two sisters, Sally Davenport of Pavillion and Jacqueline Stalick of Casper, Wyo.; and a stepsister, Susan Kisling of Pavillion.
Contributions may be made to the American Legion Post #75, 320 N. Harrison, Cortez, CO 81321.
Felicita M. Velasquez
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Ignacio for Felicita M. Velasquez, a lifelong resident of the Ignacio area, who died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2001, at Four Corners Health Care Center. She was 88. The cause of death was not disclosed.
The Rev. Eddy Andary will officiate at services. Burial will occur at Ignacio Catholic Cemetery. Recitation of the rosary will be at 7 p.m. today at St. Ignatius Catholic Church.
Mrs. Velasquez was born May 13, 1913, in Tiffany and lived most of her life in the Ignacio area. She was a member of the St. Ignatius Church.
She is survived by five sons, Phil, Sam, Alex and Abel Velasquez, all of Ignacio, and Joe Velasquez of Aztec; six daughters, Virginia Velasquez of Ignacio, Prescilla Holman of Farmington, Lillian Olguin of Ignacio, Martha Monte of Salt Lake City, Georgia Ann Alcon of Bloomfield, and Marlene Velasquez of Farmington; 25 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
William ‘Herbert’ Coleman
Memorial services are pending for William "Herbert" Coleman, who died in Salinas, Calif. on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2001 after a brief illness. He was 93. The cause of death was not disclosed.
Mr. Coleman was born Dec. 12, 1907, in Bluefield, W. Va. He spent 58 years in the motion picture business. He was an associate producer for Alfred Hitchcock for 10 years. Some of his most notable movies were "Rear Window," "Vertigo," "North by Northwest," "To Catch a Thief," "The Man Who Knew Too Much," and "The Trouble with Harry." He was instrumental in the founding of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Newport Beach, Calif. He was a member of the Directors Guild of America, the Producers Guild of America and the Writers Guild of America.
He was preceded in death by his son, Dale Coleman, and his wife, Mary Belle Coleman.
He is survived by two daughters, Melinda Coleman of Durango, and Judy Lanini of Gonzales, Calif.; his grandchildren, Leslie Bloom of Sonora, Calif., Chloe Estes of Durango, Cathy Coleman of Newport Beach, Calif., Lon and Loren Lanini, of Gonzales; and six great-grandchildren.
Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1184 Monroe St., Suite 1, Salinas, Calif. 93906-3590.
William ‘Bill’ Foreman Jr.
A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the First Presbyterian Church in Durango for William "Bill" Foreman Jr., who died Thursday, Oct. 4, 2001, at his parents’ home in Durango of cancer. He was 54.
Mr. Foreman was born April 6, 1947, in Conway, Ark. He graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School in Denver and attended Fort Lewis College. He served in the Navy during the Vietnam War. He enjoyed coin collecting and was an avid golfer. He was involved in the furniture business with his father.
He is survived by his wife, Lucy Foreman of Aztec, N.M.; a son, Rycke Foreman of Aztec, N.M.; a daughter, Crystal Foreman of Aztec, N.M.; parents, William and Mary Foreman of Durango; a brother, Ron Foreman of Farmington, N.M.; two sisters, Liz Hutton of Tulsa, Okla., and Becky King of Denver; and two grandsons.
Contributions may be made to Hospice of Mercy, 375 E. Park Ave., Durango.
Stella R. Tidwell
A memorial mass will be at a later time for Stella R. Tidwell, who died Monday, Oct. 1, 2001, at Four Corners Health Care Center in Durango. She was 101. The cause of death was not disclosed.
Cremation will occur at Hood Mortuary in Durango.
Mrs. Tidwell was born March 30, 1900, in Brownsville, Texas. She moved to Pagosa Springs more than 25 years ago. She was a waitress and a nurse. She was a member of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Pagosa Springs.
She is survived by her friend, Bessie Montoya of Pagosa Springs.
Harry N. Pearson
A funeral will be at noon Saturday at Pine River Valley Baptist Church for Harry N. Pearson, a native La Plata County resident and rancher, who died Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2001, at his home in Ignacio. He was 81. The cause of death was not disclosed.
The Rev. Curt Alderton will officiate at services. Burial will follow at Crestview Cemetery. Visitation will be until 8:30 p.m. today at Hood Mortuary.
Mr. Pearson was born Sept. 18, 1920, in Ignacio. He married Mary E. Kincaid on Feb. 11, 1942, in Gallup, N.M. He was a veteran of the Army Air Corp in World War II, serving in the 440th Troop Carrier Group. He was the Ignacio Postmaster for 26 years, served on the SUCAP Board for 27 years and was an advocate of the Head Start Program in Ignacio.
Mr. Pearson was active with the La Plata County Democratic Party functions and was known as the local grandfather of the party. He received both the Grassroots Award and the Western Heritage Award. Mr. Pearson was a charter member of the Oxford Grange and served various offices on the King and Martin Ditch Board.
He is survived by three daughters, Ruth Etta Johnson of Bayfield, Patty Mickey of Ignacio, and Mary Ellen Brown of Ignacio; two sons, Clyde Pearson of Ignacio, and William Kerr of Lakewood; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Pearson, in 1997, a son, Jack Pearson, and a daughter, Betty Kerr.
Memorial contributions may be made to IVES (Ignacio Volunteer Emergency Service), PO Box 800, Ignacio, CO 81137, or to Hospice of Mercy, 3801 N. Main Ave., Durango, CO 81301.
Sue Fugate Stull
A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hood Mortuary for Sue Stull, who died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2001, at her home in Durango. She was 51. The cause of death was not disclosed.
Sue Fugate was born Oct. 5, 1949, in Carlsbad, N.M. She married Pat Stull on Sept. 27, 1978, in Las Cruces, N.M. She was employed by Fort Lewis College. She enjoyed working in her backyard, traveling with her family, scrapbooking and socializing with friends. Her greatest joy was her two daughters.
She is survived by her husband, Pat Stull of Durango; two daughters, Ginger and Lauren, both of Durango; her mother, Dorothy Gaines of Farmington; two brothers, Ron Hunt of Farmington, and Gerald Fugate of Carlsbad, N.M.; a sister, Cindy Harper of Farmington; and many nieces and nephews.
Contributions may be made to the Susan G. Koman Breast Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 224523, Dallas, TX 75222.
A celebration of memories will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Aztec Presbyterian Church, 205 N. Church Ave., in Aztec, N.M., for Sandy Scott, who died Friday, Sept. 28, 2001. He was 88. The cause of death was not disclosed.
The burial will be held as a private ceremony.
Mr. Scott was born Nov. 12, 1912, in eastern Colorado and moved to Tiffany in February 1913. He served in the Army during World War II, and he was a member of the Aztec City Commission for 20 years. He was a member of the San Juan County Fair Board, the Lions Club, the Elks Club and the Masonic Lodge.
He is survived by his wife, Iola Scott of Aztec; two sons, John Scott of Farmington and Jack Scott of Aztec; a daughter, Katy Scott Moss of Laguna Beach, Calif.; one granddaughter and one great-granddaughter.
Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, New Mexico Chapter, 3300 N. Butler Ave., Farmington, NM 87401, the Aztec Presbyterian Church, 205 N. Church Ave., Aztec, NM 87410, or Childhaven of Farmington, 807 W. Apache, Farmington, NM 87401.