Contact Us

Obituary Frances Elizabeth Elley

Frances Elizabeth Elley 7-21-1935 ~ 8-25-2014 Frances Elizabeth Elley, 79 was born on July 21, 1935 in Lennox, Iowa. She was reared in Monte Vista, Colorado and resided in Walsenburg, Colorado. Frances passed away peacefully at her present home at the Sharmar Village in Pueblo, Monday morning, August 25, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Lee Elley; mother, Martha Aigaki; father, Ralph Wallace; stepfather, Bill Horning; sister Mary Henry; brother, Billy Joe Horning; and grandparents Joe Henry and Martha Elizabeth Holmes. Frances is survived by her stepfather, Charlie Aigaki; her sister, Martha (Dwayne) Eklund; five brothers, Norman, Roger, Gary, Brian and Sean Wallace; children, Renette (David) Magnino, Lonnie (Rosalie) Elley, Suzanne (Charles) Verderaime and Thomas (Melody) Elley; ten grandchildren, Brock, Bryson and Brierre Magnino, Carl (Jess) Elley, Loni Marie (Dan) Obludo, Ryan, Matthew and Vincent Verderaime, Olivia and Kiana Elley; three great grandchildren Sam, Emma and Mario; and a

special friend, Earl Schroeder. Frances was a leader in 4-H for over 40 years and was loved by so many for her leadership and inspiration. She was also a very active local and state member of FCE for many years. The funeral service will be held at 10 am, Saturday, August 30, 2014 at New Hope Community Church, 801 Pennsylvania Ave., in Walsenburg. Burial will follow immediately at the La Veta Cemetery in La Veta. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Frontier Hospice, Alzheimer’s Association, or your local 4-H club.

Dread Persephone

Part of the What Do You Kow About That series by Ruth Orr GREECE — As is so often the case with this column, anything

Read More »


OUR WORLD — For the third straight year, the World Journal has been named the best newspaper in its class in the 2023 Colorado Press

Read More »