obituaries

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Philip K. Icke: Aug. 8, 1939 – April 23, 2012
Apr 26, 2012 | 2 2 comments | 567 567 recommendations | email to a friend
A longtime resident of Ouray, and nephew of former Illinois governor, Otto Kerner, passed away Monday evening, April 23, 2012, at the Sky Ridge Medical Center in Lone Tree, Colo., from complication...
Bill Steele: April 14, 1956 – March 2, 2012
by Watch Staff
Mar 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 567 567 recommendations | email to a friend
Bill Steele, public lands advocate, and husband of Seventh Judicial District Judge Mary Deganhart, died unexpectedly at age 55, in Ridgway on Friday, March 2.
Cassandra "Candy" Bowers | Jan. 21,1949 – Dec. 13, 2011
by Watch Staff
Jan 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 523 523 recommendations | email to a friend
Former long-time co-owner of The Coachlight Restaurant in Ouray, and former co-owner of The Powder House restaurant in Telluride.
Rev. Father Lawrence Kern Dies in Greeley
by Watch Staff
Jan 03, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
The Reverend Father Lawrence Kern died Friday, Dec. 23, 2011, at Kenton Manor.
Longtime Former Ouray Pastor Dies
Dec 24, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 273 273 recommendations | email to a friend
Rev. Lawrence Kern worked in Ouray in the 1970s and 1980s.
Bob Brickell | Dec. 17, 1927 – Oct. 29, 2011
by Watch Staff
Dec 08, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
1980s KOTO radio newsman Bob Brickell passed away at age 83.
UPDATED November 2, 2011
J. Michael Brown, a Telluride Institution, Dies at 62
by Marta Tarbell
Nov 02, 2011 | 4 4 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
An untold number of people bought skis, bicycles, and more, from J. Michael.
William Hadley Thompson | 1925-2011
Oct 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
William Hadley Thompson, age 86 of Telluride, Colorado died Saturday October 15, 2011 in Denver, Colorado following a brief illness.  He was born in Memphis, TN on June 12, 1925 to Vance Maynard Th...
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<B>SKI ADVENTURE</B> – Michael and Buzz Johnson, in the early summer of 1992, on the high narrow ridge above Ophir before dropping into the first basin en route to skiing Bear Creek. (Courtesy photo)
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Michael Lynn Johnson: 
June 11, 1945-Aug. 14, 2011
by Watch Staff
Sep 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
The life of longtime San Miguel County resident Michael Johnson will be celebrated Saturday, Oct. 22, in Norwood, at Two Candles. Johnson died on Aug. 14.
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Bean Bowers: August 13, 1973 to July 10, 2011
by Watch Staff
Jul 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
Ridgway’s Bean Bowers lost his six-month battle with cancer on July 10.
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Mark Blakeman
Jul 12, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Mark Blakeman, longtime resident of Montrose, CO and friend to many, passed away peacefully, but unexpectedly on Thursday, July 7, 2011. He was 50.

 Mark, with his wife, the former Sheila Walsh of...
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Ted Steele: 1929-2011
Jul 06, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
Steele was a full time Telluride resident for ten years, a part-time local for 35.
July 18, 1951-June 11, 2011
Marianne Margaret Hamilton
by Watch Staff
Jun 19, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
'Thank you for celebrating life with me all these years in this fabulous, beautiful Blessed Place.'
Karl Nicholas “Nick” Kyle
Dec. 25, 1948 - May 31, 2011
Jun 01, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
A ski patrolman for 33 years, Kyle died suddenly at home at the age of 62.
Climber, Skier Allison Kreutzen Killed on Sierra Peak
by Peter Shelton
May 12, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
Beloved Ridgway/Ouray nurse/adventurer Allison Kreutzen died April 26, with her boyfriend Kip Garre, in an avalanche in California’s eastern Sierra.
January 20, 1958 - May 1, 2011
Gary William Wright
by Watch Staff
May 10, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
Dies at home in Lawson Hill, from complications of late-stage melanoma.
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Robert A. (Bob) Luhm
Mar 17, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
Longtime Telluride resident Bob Luhm dies in Seattle.
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Aaron Michael Vandenberg
Mar 17, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Norwood’s Aaron Vandenberg dies in Seattle at 27.
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James D. Spor | May 4, 1953 - Jan. 17, 2011
Jan 31, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
James Doyle Spor died Jan. 17 at his home in Olathe. He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia, in 2009.
Death at Trout Lake
by Watch Staff
Jan 13, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
37-year-old Andrew Steven Kondracki dies of undetermined causes at his father’s home in Trout Lake.