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Funeral Homes in Ridgway, CO
Below you fill find all funeral homes and cemeteries in or near Ridgway.
Ridgway is also known as: Gateway to the San Juans, and The Town That Refused to Die.
Zip codes in the city: 81432.
Ouray County funeral flowers can be purchased from one of the local funeral shops we partner with.
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Facts about the city
The Town of Ridgway, coined Gateway to the San Juans, is a Home Rule Municipality in Ouray County, in the southwestern portion of the U.S. State of Colorado. The town is a former railroad stop on the Uncompaghre River in the northern San Juan Mountains. The town population was 713 at the 2000 census and 924 according to the 2010 census.Steep forested mountains and cliffs surround Ridgway on the south, east, and northeast. The Uncompahgre River runs through the town and flows into the Ridgway State Park and Reservoir, to the north. Dallas Creek also flows from the south west and forms a confluence with the Uncompahgre before entering the reservoir. There is a notable wildlife presence — mountain lions, badgers, deer, elk, bears, coyotes, wild turkey, and bald eagles are indigenous to the area. The regions bald eagles nest in the cottonwoods along the river and are a common sight in the late fall.Ridgway and the surrounding area have featured predominantly in pop culture. Most notably the area is the setting of John Wayne's western movie True Grit, and others including How the West Was Won and Tribute to a Bad Man. Ridgway has the only stoplight in Ouray County, at the intersection of Highways 550 and 62.
It was noted on October 17th, 2019 that R Graham Beyer died in Ridgway, Colorado. Beyer was 32 years old and was born in Paw Paw, MI. Send flowers to express your sympathy and honor R Graham's life.
It was disclosed on September 7th, 2019 that R Graham Beyer passed away in Ridgway, Colorado. Beyer was 32 years old and was born in Paw Paw, MI. Send flowers to share your condolences and honor R Graham's life.
It was disclosed by Canon City Daily Record on April 16th, 2018 that Rhonda Michelle Begrin died in Ridgway, Colorado. Begrin was 46 years old. Send flowers to express your sympathy and honor Rhonda Michelle's life.
It was written on May 13th, 2014 that Robert L Jay perished in Ridgway, Colorado. Jay was 60 years old and was born in St Charles, IL. Send flowers to express your sorrow and honor Robert L's life.
The population was 713 at the United States Census, 2000 census. Other movies filmed in Ridgway include 'How the West Was Won (film) the West Was Won' and 'Tribute to a Bad Man'.
Ridgway began as a railroad town, serving the nearby mining towns of Telluride, Colorado and Ouray, Colorado pronounced 'yu-ray'. This "Gateway to the San Juan's" position was recognized over 100 years ago when the Rio Grande Southern established Ridgway as a railhead center servicing the nearby mining towns of Ouray and Telluride. The line between Ridgway and Montrose was upgraded from narrow gauge railways gauge to standard gauge and Ridgway continued to be a shipping point until the line to Montrose was abandoned in 1976 as result of a reservoir being built on the Uncompahgre River. The town served as the setting for 'Fort Smith (film) Smith' and the most notable scene was the hanging in the main town park, Hartwell Park.
The official website for the city of Ridgway is http://town.ridgway.co.us/.
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