Winston Henry ‘Hank’ Larreau

Memorial services for Cortez resident Winston Henry “Hank” Larreau were held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 5, at Ertel Memorial Chapel. Military honors were conducted by Ute Mountain American Legion Post No. 75.

Hank was born in Cedaredge, Colo., on April 5, 1943, to Joseph Ephriam and Mary Elna (Daniels) Larreau. He passed away at his Cortez home on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, at the age of 70.

On Oct. 11, 1987, in Elko, Nev. Hank married Cherry Ann “Corky” Caldwell. He served in the U.S. Army and was a Vietnam veteran. Hank had a multitude of occupations all over the West. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, gold panning, and was an avid historian of Spanish trails and treasures.

Hank is survived by his wife, Corky Larreau of Cortez; children Rod Larreau of Fort Bragg, N.C., David Larreau and wife, Melaunie of Elko, Nev., Jubel Caldwell and wife, Annette of Stephenville, Texas, Tamela Caldwell and husband, Thomas Maymi of McAllen, Texas, Jason Caldwell and wife, Missy of Lake Arthur, N.M., and Joseph Caldwell and wife, Kati Melaney of Yampa, Colo.; numerous grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; and seven brothers and six sisters. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Mary Larreau.

Services were under the direction of Ertel Funeral Home. For further information or to send condolences, log on to and click on the obituary section.