Obituaries

David Dodson
B: 1947-01-10
D: 2018-12-10
View Details
Dodson, David
Wally Wareham
B: 1939-03-20
D: 2018-12-06
View Details
Wareham, Wally
Willie Trujillo
B: 1937-03-22
D: 2018-11-25
View Details
Trujillo, Willie
John Nilsson
B: 1926-05-26
D: 2018-11-24
View Details
Nilsson, John
Robert DeRoeck
B: 1928-07-16
D: 2018-11-01
View Details
DeRoeck, Robert
Floyd Collins
B: 1928-10-19
D: 2018-10-26
View Details
Collins, Floyd
Anita Witt
B: 1938-09-13
D: 2018-09-04
View Details
Witt, Anita
Bruce Collins
B: 1964-01-25
D: 2018-08-28
View Details
Collins, Bruce
Hugh MacPherson
B: 1939-08-02
D: 2018-08-21
View Details
MacPherson, Hugh
Jacqueline Reeves
B: 1928-06-23
D: 2018-08-20
View Details
Reeves, Jacqueline
Ellen Franke
B: 1927-02-12
D: 2018-08-14
View Details
Franke, Ellen
Mary Lou Besaw
B: 1939-10-17
D: 2018-08-13
View Details
Besaw, Mary Lou
Debra Brun-Martinez
B: 1962-07-10
D: 2018-07-27
View Details
Brun-Martinez, Debra
Richard Ryman
B: 1925-10-16
D: 2018-07-25
View Details
Ryman, Richard
John Teague
B: 1972-05-01
D: 2018-07-21
View Details
Teague, John
Raymond Bourg
B: 1954-11-12
D: 2018-07-11
View Details
Bourg, Raymond
Albert Loushin
B: 1951-09-28
D: 2018-06-28
View Details
Loushin, Albert
Kim Collins
B: 1958-06-07
D: 2018-06-16
View Details
Collins, Kim
James Hickson
B: 1933-12-17
D: 2018-05-07
View Details
Hickson, James
William Bolitho
B: 1933-09-28
D: 2018-04-20
View Details
Bolitho, William
Rollo McDonald
B: 1929-05-27
D: 2018-04-14
View Details
McDonald, Rollo

Search

Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
405 West 7th Street
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
Phone: 970-945-5815
Fax: 970-945-5230

Death Certificates

Perhaps the single most important document you’ll need in the coming weeks, the death certificate is important for:

Legal Reasons: The death certificate is a permanent legal record of the fact of death. State agencies always stipulate that a death certificate is to be filed. It provides important information about: the decedent, the cause of death, and final disposition.  

This information is used in the application for insurance benefits, settlement of pension claims, and transfer of title of real and personal property. The certificate is prima facie evidence of the fact of death and, therefore, can be introduced in court as evidence when a question about the death arises.

Personal Reasons: The death certificate in many cases provides family members with closure, peace-of-mind, and documentation of the cause of death. It also provides peace-of-mind by facilitating efficient processing of needed benefits as those described above.

Vital Statistics Reasons: The death certificate is the source for state and national mortality statistics. It is needed for a variety of medical and health-related research efforts. It is used to determine which medical conditions receive research and development funding, to set public health goals and policies, and to measure health status at local, state, national, and international levels. This data is valuable as a research tool and by influencing research funding.

Before the business and legal issues of the estate can be pursued, it will be necessary to obtain certified copies of the death certificate. You can order them from:

  1. Your Funeral Director
  2. The Registrar of Vital Statistics in your area

It is always better to order a few more than what you think you will need. Most agencies will only accept certified death certificates, not photocopies.

In some cases, there may be a need to obtain a certified copy of the death certificate without a cause of death. These certificates are needed to transfer the title on a house, mobile home, and automobile or in some cases for court procedures. You should make this request when ordering the certified copies.

If you have questions about obtaining copies of a Death Certificate, please call us. We’re here to assist you.