Funeral Homes in Ridgway, CO

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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.

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Crippin Funeral Home

Crippin Funeral Home is proud to be a family owned and operated funeral home serving the Montrose area and western slope since 1988. Over the past 20 years we have grown by providing caring, personalized and above all professional service to all...

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Nearby Funeral Homes for Ridgway

A
American Cremation Association
505 S 2nd St
Montrose, CO 81402
C
Chapel of the Roses
505 S 2nd St
Montrose, CO 81402
Clark's Valley Lawn Funeral Home & Cemetery
505 S 2nd St
Montrose, CO 81402
Crippin Funeral Home
802 E Main St
Montrose, CO 81401
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Sunset Mesa Funeral Directors
155 Merchant Dr
Montrose, CO 81401
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Valley Mortuary
505 S 2nd St
Montrose, CO 81402

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.

Ridgway Obituaries

It was noted by Canon City Daily Record on April 16th, 2018 that Rhonda Michelle Begrin perished in Ridgway, Colorado.  Begrin was 46 years old.  Send flowers to share your condolences and honor Rhonda Michelle's life.

It was written on May 13th, 2014 that Robert L Jay passed away 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.

History

Ridgway, who established the town in 1891. The town site sits at the northern terminus of the Rio Grande Southern Railroad where it meets with Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad running between Montrose, Colorado and Ouray, Colorado Ridgway was located about 3 miles (5 km) south of the existing town of Dallas, Colorado Articles of incorporation were filed on 22 May 1890 and granted on 4 March 1891. 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 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 population was 713 at the United States Census, 2000 census.

The official website for the city of Ridgway is http://town.ridgway.co.us/.

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