Obituary: Sonja Hefton Peterson

Sonja Hefton Peterson

Sonja Hefton Peterson died peacefully at home on April 29, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz., at the age of 43.

Obituary: Nancy Lucky Hughes Eubanks

Nancy Lucky Eubanks

Nancy Lucky Hughes Eubanks left this earth on April 19, 2015. She was welcomed into this world on Dec. 10, 1935, in Rifle, Colo., by her parents, Clara Belle and Kay Hughes.

Obituary: Denise Jean Pearce

Denise Jean Pearce

Denise Pearce, 54, passed away at Pioneers Medical Center in Meeker, Colo., on Friday, April 17, 2015. In spite of her cancer diagnosis in 2000, her positive attitude never faltered and she lived life to the fullest.

Obituary: Barbara Wade

Barbara Wade

Barbara Wade left this world on Saturday, April 11, 2015, the same way she lived in it: surrounded by family in the place she called home.

Obituary: David Hilary Smith Jr.

David Hilary Smith Jr.

David Hilary Smith Jr. was born in the Meeker family ranch home on April 20, 1931, to David Hilary Smith Sr. and Jessie Ray (Cunningham) Smith.

Obituary: MaKenzie Ann Nielsen

MaKenzie Ann Nielsen, 4, of Independence, Utah, passed away Monday, April 13, 2015, from injuries sustained in an accident.

Obituary: Kenneth Leroy Leff

Kenneth Leroy Leff

Ken went to his heavenly home surrounded by his beloved family at Swedish Hospital in Denver. He was born to his parents, Harry Leff and Gertrude (Meester) Leff in Fairbury, Neb.

Obituary: Levi Miles Sanford

Levi Sanford

Levi Miles Sanford was born on July 7, 1980, in Williston, N.D., and resided in Sidney, Mont., during his infancy. As a toddler, he moved to Waco with his mother and spent his formative years there, having been graduated from Waco High School in 1987.

Obituary: Grace Allene Warren

Grace Warren

Grace Allene Warren, 91, passed away March 24, 2015 after suffering a stroke.

Obituary: Jarrell Massey

Jarrell Massey

Jarrell M. Massey passed away in Rangely, Colo., on March 26, 2015. He was born in Vernal, Utah, on July 30, 1929, to Ora A. Pope and Sewell Massey.

Obituary: Donald Irving Blanke

Donald Blanke

Donald Irving Blanke passed away Thursday, March 26, 2015, in Meeker, Colo. Don was born March 12, 1934, in Grand Junction, Colo., the youngest of three children. He was preceded in death by his parents, Gladys and Irving, and his two sisters, Phyllis and Mildred.

Obituary: Tayler Allen Keith Slaugh

Tayler Slaugh

Tayler Allen Keith Slaugh, a beloved son, grandson, brother and friend, died as a result of an automobile accident on Saturday, March 14, 2015, near Meeker, Colo. He was 19. A celebration of Tayler’s life was held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 21, 2015, at the 4-H Building in Meeker.