Monday, June 24

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Obituaries

James “Wooser” Woosely: 1965 ~ 2024

Born July 15, 1965. Passed Feb. 14, 2024. Editor’s note: This isn’t your ordinary obituary. But then, Woozer wasn’t the ordinary friend. Mike sent this to me and I’m running it as is, no edits, along with a few comments from his Facebook page.  By Mike and Lori Booth ME: Hi, I’m Mike JW: I’m Jim Whoozssley ME: Woolyzee? JW: NO... WOOZ...LEY ME: WOOZLEY? JW: Yeah, that’s better, just call me Wooz. That was my first encounter with my new friend Wooz. We just moved to Crestone and were spreading our wings. Lori and I felt comfortable with Wooz, kinda like broken-in shoes, he was always there to...

James “Wooser” Woosely: 1965 ~ 2024

Born July 15, 1965. Passed Feb. 14, 2024. Editor’s note: This isn’t your ordinary obituary. But then, Woozer wasn’t the ordinary friend. Mike sent this to me and I’m running it as is, no edits, along with a few comments from his Facebook page.  By Mike and Lori Booth. ME: Hi, I’m Mike JW: I’m Jim Whoozssley ME: Woolyzee? JW: NO... WOOZ...LEY ME: WOOZLEY? JW: Yeah, that’s better, just call me Wooz. That was my first encounter with my new friend Wooz. We just moved to Crestone and were spreading our wings. Lori and I felt comfortable with Wooz, kinda like broken-in shoes, he was always there to...

Curtis Leroy Ward, 1942-2023

By Eric Haarer. How does one sum up a life in a few paragraphs? Especially one as rich as Curt Ward’s. As I’ve enjoyed the “On the Shoulders Of…” articles recently in The Crestone Eagle, I’ve often thought, “If Curt (and of course his wife, Bernadette) were here, they’d be writing about him.”  Curt moved to the Baca with his wife and four children in 1982 from Sedona, Arizona. They were very good friends with the Carmelite community there, and came to help the Carmelites establish a center here in Crestone.  But long before the move, Curt had dreamt of one day...

Leslie Fairbanks Kane, 1953-2023

Leslie Fairbanks Kane was born March 19, 1953 in Lewiston, Maine, to John Swetland Kane and Elizabeth Joslin Kane.  Leslie passed away unexpectedly on Dec. 1, 2023 in Denver, Colorado.  Always ready for adventure, and a lover of nature, she spent her childhood floating the Saco River, climbing the White Mountains of New Hampshire, swimming in Kezar Lake, picking raspberries at her dad’s home patch, and soaking up the sun on the sandy coastal beaches of Maine. Family was especially important to Leslie, and often she quoted her father in saying, “It’s all about the family.” Camping brought about an...

James “Wooser” Woosely: 1965 ~ 2024

Born July 15, 1965. Passed Feb. 14, 2024. Editor’s note: This isn’t your ordinary obituary....

Curtis Leroy Ward, 1942-2023

By Eric Haarer. How does one sum up a life in a few paragraphs? Especially...

Leslie Fairbanks Kane, 1953-2023

Leslie Fairbanks Kane was born March 19, 1953 in Lewiston, Maine, to John Swetland...
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