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Cards of Thanks


We would like to take a moment to thank Don Volger for all that he has done. Time and again he has generously given of his time to take Calvin hunting, whether it be for the elusive turkey, or for the more accommodating deer. Thank you, Don, for your mentoring, companionship and generosity of giving of yourself.

Calvin and Cheryl Stewart


The people of Community United Methodist Church and Pastor Don Ford would like to thank the following organizations for their recent food drives: La Plata Electric, the Girl Scouts, Mountain Spirits Liquor, A Time for You, The Pagosa Women’s Club, Parelli’s, WHIPS, Pagosa Mountain Hospital and all the other groups, businesses and individuals who donated food and funds during this holiday season.


The family of Alice Montoya Young would like to send a thank you to the Mercy Medical Center of Durango, the Department of Spiritual Care, the Pagosa Mountain Hospital, Archuleta County Combined Dispatch, Deputy Jake White, EMTs Tom, Carrie and Ray for your help. Also, to Father Don Malin, Pat McKenzie, Bob Henley, Mario, Rosie Griego, Bea Espinosa (Alice’s Christmas poem), Barbara Witkowski and the IHM Choir, Joe Hill, Andy Martinez, Juanita Gallegos (rosary), Chris Gallegos, Blanca and Rolando Escobar, Fran and John O’Brien and the Gudalupanas. A heartfelt thank you to the family and friends of Alice Young for your generosity, gifts of flowers, food, etc., words of encouragement and prayers during this difficult time. May God bless you all.

From the children of Alice: Tom, Beverly, Wanda, James, Charles, Sandra, Veda and Shana


Hospice of Mercy would like to thank those who attended the Tree of Lights Memorial Service to remember loved ones who had passed on.

Special thanks also to Truett Forrest, Kate Kelley and Jason Rose for their most marvelous music.

Hospice of Mercy would also like to thank the Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center for providing their facility over the past several years for this memorial event.

With appreciation,

Rev. Don Strait

Chaplain, Hospice of Mercy

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