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Theresa “Vicky” Ginn

October 3, 1957 – April 18, 2008.

Vicky was a loving wife, mother, sister and aunt. She had a heart of gold and was always willing to help someone in need. Vicky loved angels, and it’s only appropriate that she now is one. She can now do that without limitations.

She is survived by her husband, Mark Ginn; children Jason Silva, Dorothy Silva and Mark Ginn Jr.; her mother, Stella Lucero Martinez; grandmother Lilly Gurule; brothers and sisters, LeeRoy Lucero, Eleanor Shelton, Suzanna Valdez, Sonnie Lucero and Dennis Lucero; aunts and uncles Irene Lucero, Tony Gurule, Clifford Lucero and Jesus Lucero.

She is preceded in death by her father, Victor Lucero, sister Dorothy Lucero, nephew Michael Maestas, and her grandparents, Mary and Victor Lucero.

Services were held at St. Theodore Church in Flint Hill, Mo., however, services will also be held in Pagosa Springs, on a date to be announced.

Gertrude Koy

Gertrude L. Koy, 95, of Eureka, passed away at 1:20 a.m. Friday, April 18, 2008, at Maple Lawn Homes where she was a resident.

She was born January 7, 1913, in Melrose Park, Ill., to Henry and Alvina Knuepple Luhrsen. She married Arnold C. Koy July 27, 1935, in Melrose Park. He passed away August 6, 1967, in Hawaii.

Survivors include four children: Kathryn L. Hansen, of Mundelein; Kenneth C. (Kathy) Koy, of Pagosa Springs; Carolyn R. (Stephen L.) Stolarick, of Normal; Karl (Paula) Koy, of Kickapoo; 13 grandchildren, John (Kathy) Hansen; Alicia (Lonnie) Anderson; Bryan (Roberta) Hansen; Kenny (Lisa) Hansen; Karen (Bob) Stadtler; Jeffrey (Kim) Koy; Anthony (Eileen) Koy; Jeremy, Jessica, and Emily Buikema; Kevin, Beth Anne and Stephen (Lara) Stolarick; 18 great-grandchildren: Ben and Zach Anderson; Jake, Haley and Joshua Hansen; Joseph and Danny Hansen; Jordan, Kirsten and Payton Hansen; Kerrigan, Sam, Quentin and Katelyn Stadtler; Mia, Seamus and Kathleen Koy; and Henry Stolarick.

She was preceded in death by her parents and four brothers: Myron, Walter, Elmer and Lawrence.

Gertrude was a member of the Eureka United Methodist Church. She loved bowling, enjoyed painting, traveling, camping, playing bridge and cribbage. She volunteered for Meals on Wheels and RSVP. She also enjoyed quilting, bird watching, collecting bricks, gardening and thunderstorms.

Cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, May 3, 2008, at 10 a.m. at Maple Lawn Homes Memorial Hall. The Rev. Doug Hicks will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour before the service. Interment of the cremains will be at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Hillside, Ill., at a later date. Argo-Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Gertrude Koy Memorial Fund, Maple Lawn Homes, 700 N. Main St. Eureka, IL 61530. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.ruestmanharrisfuneralhome.com.

Ryan Lister

Ryan Lister lost his battle with cancer in Germany where he was receiving treatment to help him prolong his life, come back to Pagosa to be with his family and friends, and especially his son, Hunter.

Ryan was diagnosed with cancer in September of 2007. He fought a good fight, and thanks to the family and friends who held fund-raisers and an e-mail-a-thon to help raise money, Ryan and his mom, Pam, were able to make the trip to Germany.

 An obituary and announcement of service will be posted on The Sun Web site, www.pagosaSUN.com and printed in an upcoming edition of the newspaper. In lieu of flowers, please feel free to contact Wells Fargo Bank (Ryan M. Lister Fund), the Ryan Lister Fund by the Knights of Columbus, or call or write Joe Lister Jr. at jlister@centurytel.net or (970) 946-5019.


Happy 56th anniversary, Dewey and Maxine Lattin. April 25, 2008.