Cards of Thanks

Morrison family

The family of Dorothy L. Morrison would like to thank the numerous people and organizations that assisted her in her final days in this life.

At the Pagosa Family Medicine Clinic, Fran and her staff were there for us. Kristen, receptionist at the Pagosa Medical Center, is just amazing. The Emergency Room staff, especially Dr. Fleming, Brenda, Tuck, Cary, Carrie and Liz, did a fantastic job.

Ambulance drivers Mike H. and Ray provided safe transport to Mercy Medical Center in Durango where Dr. McKinnis, Dr. Dan, hospice, Bev and the chaplains were there for her and our family.

Here in Pagosa, there is Chris at ARCH, Margie at Human Services, Jessica at American Home Patient, the ladies at Mercy Home Patient, Kelly at SJBH, Katy at SHIP and numerous individuals and organizations that contributed to Dorothy’s care. Matt at City Market Pharmacy was there for us from the day she arrived.

This town has so many wonderful people that provided opportunities beyond our expectations.

If you have not met or know of these folks — you should — they “are” the rocks of this community and we are grateful we had the opportunity to be associated with them.

Thank you,

Billy Paul Morrison
and Karen Jones

Rivera family

The family of Paulette Rivera would like to thank Kim and the staff of Hospice of Mercy for their professionalism and kindness in caring for our wife and mother. A special thank you to Tina Gallegos and Dan Keuning for going above and beyond in our time of need. Thank you, Father Don, the Penitentes (Gallegos family), Josie and the Guadalupanas, and the musicians at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. Thank you, Anette McInnis, Trey Gholson, Carla Elliot, Rosalie and Christina Martinez and all our friends and family for the support, prayers, flowers, cards and food during our time of loss. Thank you all for your thoughtfulness, your generosity and support during this difficult time are greatly appreciated.

Anthony Rivera and family

Loaves and Fishes

Many thanks to the Mountain High Gardeners for a very generous check to support weekly lunches, at no charge, to Loaves and Fishes of Archuleta County.

Donors are essential to this nonprofit organization and our ability to continue providing meals. During 2013, almost 15,000 meals were served. There are many people in Archuleta County who cannot afford hot meals every day, some who do not have even a means of cooking a hot meal. This is an integral community service.

Thank you, Mountain High Gardeners of Pagosa Springs, for serving Loaves and Fishes of Archuleta County with your gift.


We, the SHIP team of Medicare counselors, want to thank Musetta Wollenweber for her many years of service to the community as the director of the senior center and especially for her expertise, guidance and support of the Medicare counseling program.

Under her leadership, the SHIP program has expanded to include five volunteer counselors who assist hundreds of local citizens each year with their Medicare questions. Her knowledge of the system has been invaluable in resolving complex issues and improving the training and knowledge of her counselors. As we continue the program at the senior center under AAA, we want you to know we will miss you, Musetta.

Your SHIP team — Katy Deshler, Jean Smith, Patty Bailey, Theresa Snyder and Ceil Reese

GOAL Academy

The students and staff at GOAL Academy would like to give huge thanks to Kari Plante of Southwest Smile Makers for the free dental services she offered to our Pagosa GOAL students and Pagosa area home schooled kids. She would like to make it a yearly event and for that we are extremely thankful.

Thanks also go out to Kira and Gary from Momentum 24/7 Fitness for creating a custom P.E. program for our students. Gary; we are really grateful for the time you spent with us at the site talking to our students.

Additionally, Nicole LaGoia from Pagosa EMS gave a powerful and potential life-saving CPR demonstration/hands-on work-shop to our local GOAL Academy students. We appreciate your time, devotion to your craft, and memorable method of teaching so much with a relatively small amount of time available. We all remember how to commit to saving a life; hard, deep, and fast.

With sincere gratitude to you all,

GOAL Academy

This story was posted on March 27, 2014.