Our Obituaries

Hugh J. Hodgden

July 12, 1931 - June 18, 2017

Hugh "Jerry" Hodgden, 85, of Golden, passed away Sunday after a long struggle with complications from heart disease. Born in Holton, Kansas, to Burton Senior and Emily Hodgden, Jerry was the youngest of three boys. His brothers, Burton Junior and Lee Hodgden, preceded him in death. Jerry was a Captain in the United States Air Force, a community leader, and loving humanitarian. After graduating...
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Denna Ruth Carr

September 27, 1933 - June 2, 2017

A loving, long-time friend of many, and cherished member of our family, passed away on Friday. She may be gone from our sight, but not from our memories or hearts. We know that anyone with a personality so sweet and generous, with such a strong character and purpose, would never leave us entirely.Denna's intelligence and wit were second to none. She was always the life of the party, and...
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Michael William McGuire

June 1, 1946 - May 28, 2017

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Allen Dale Salzmann

August 9, 1956 - May 15, 2017

Allen Dale Salzmann was born August 9, 1956 in Lincoln, Nebraska to Julius and Marian Salzman. Allen deeply loved his wife, Carol, of 36 years. Allen and Carol were unified in marriage on June 7, 1980 and were blessed with three children, who are described as his greatest pride and joy. As an outdoor enthusiast, Allen loved to hunt, travel, hike, scuba dive, and had a deep passion for flying...
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Margaret B. Zinanti

August 26, 1920 - May 2, 2017

In Lieu of Flowers, the family has requested a donation to be made to the Christian Action Guild Thrift Store and Food Bank located at 1401 Ford St, Golden, CO 80401. Arrangements under the direction of Olinger Woods Chapel, Golden, CO.
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Mary B. Nelson

October 24, 1949 - April 16, 2017

Mary Bernice Nelson, 67, of Lakewood, Colorado, passed away on April 16th, 2017.She was born in Beech Grove, Indiana, on October 24, 1949, one of five children to the late Leonard and Bernice Nelson. She went to high school in Indiana but finished her academic career at Webster University by receiving a Master's degree.Mary had a career in Publishing, working for Accent Books, as well in Human...
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Margaret Ann Dodson

May 9, 1921 - April 8, 2017

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to St Paul's Community Church Memorial Fund. Envelopes will be available at the service. Arrangements under the direction of Olinger Woods Chapel, Golden, CO.
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Ruth H. Navant

December 19, 1936 - April 3, 2017

Ruth Navant, 80, of Golden, Colorado, passed away on Monday, April 3rd. Ruth was born in Holland, Michigan, to her minister father and devoted mother, Andrew Meyer and Bertha Saaijenga. Ruth graduated from Scotland High School in 1954 before attending Yankton College, where she received her degree in education. Ruth taught for a short time before marrying Louis Navant and relocating to Denver,...
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Joseph Leibovitz

April 24, 1934 - March 30, 2017

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to The City of Hope at https://www.cityofhope.org/giving.Arrangements under the direction of Olinger Woods Chapel, Golden, CO.
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Lela White Green

November 15, 1919 - March 28, 2017

Lela White Green died on March 28, 2017 at Atria Park Assisted Living in Lakewood, Colorado. Lela was born on November 15, 1919 to Paul Revere and Anna Lee White, the second of four children and the only daughter.She rode horseback to attend grade school in Belcher Hill School at the foot of Mt. Tom, a one-room schoolhouse two miles from her home. The teacher lived with the Whites during the...
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Kelly Patricia Graves

July 31, 1949 - March 20, 2017

Kelly Patricia Graves passed away peacefully with her family at her side, Monday, March 20, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. Kelly was born on July 31, 1949 to Everett and Lois Jean Stokes. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She is survived by her long time companion, Russ Lehman; her sons, Shawn and Russell Graves; her daughter, Jessica Doud; two stepsons, Michael and...
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David L. Ellis

February 22, 1949 - March 18, 2017

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Children's Hospital. Click here to view the team page for David Ellis.http://support.childrenscoloradofoundation.org/goto/davidellisArrangements under the direction of Olinger Woods Chapel, Golden, CO.
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James Manning Rhoades

June 18, 1933 - March 17, 2017

James Manning Rhoades, 83, of Marshall passed away, Friday, March 17, 2017 at his home. James was born June 18, 1933 in Wakeeney, Kansas to James Manning and Leila Lucinda Isenberg Rhoades. James made his career in the Armed Forces, first serving in the Air Force and then in the Army attaining the rank of Chief Warrant Officer, 2nd Class. During his 21 years of honorable service, he served two...
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Helen Elaine Hinkle

February 19, 1933 - March 16, 2017

Helen Hinkle, 84, of Thornton, Colorado, passed away March 16, 2017.She was born in Golden, Colorado on February 19, 1933 to the late Fred and Ethal Struck.Helen graduated from Golden High School and then continued her education to receive a Bachelors degree in Business. She was married to Frank E. Hinkle in February of 1972.Helen had a career in Accounting working in a number of industries and...
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Julia Rebeca VERA GUTIERREZ

December 9, 1925 - March 13, 2017

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Mary Frances MARTIN

January 17, 1930 - March 12, 2017

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Verna Lucille Bettinger-Loyd

February 26, 1925 - February 25, 2017

Verna Lucille Loyd (Bettinger) was known to most as Lucille. She was born in Stratton, CO to Peter and Anna Bettinger.Lucille had many different types of jobs and interests which made for a full life. She enlisted in the United State Marine Corp. in April of 1945 and received an Honorable Discharge at the end of WWII. She was President of the VFW Women's Auxiliary in Golden, Switchboard Operator...
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Alfred T. Ireson

March 21, 1921 - February 25, 2017

Alfred T. Ireson, 95, of Lakewood, Colorado, passed away on February 25th, 2017.He was born in Denver, Colorado on March 21, 1921. Al graduated from South High School and received a Petroleum Engineering Degree from Colorado School of Mines.He was married to Quinn F. Ireson on November 15, 1953.Al worked in oil and gas production operations and was heavily involved in the development of on-site...
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Maria Xochitl McWilliams-Raye

April 28, 1969 - February 18, 2017

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Byron Dee Selbe

March 20, 1933 - February 18, 2017

Byron passed away peacefully Saturday morningafter having a series of strokes shortly afterChristmas. His family was at his side. Hewas born in Logan, Kansas and his familymoved to Golden when he was 3. He lived inthe area for the rest of his wonderful life. Hegraduated from Golden High School, wherehe excelled in wrestling and other sports. Afterhigh school, he joined the Army andserved in Korea...
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Othal Eugene Disney

April 2, 1932 - February 12, 2017

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Alec William Bainbridge

July 16, 1993 - February 10, 2017

Alexander William Bainbridge, age23, a resident of Golden, CO, passed away on February 10, 2017.He was born on July 16, 1993 and was known to others by a variety of nicknames, including Big Al, Alec, etc. Just as he was known by many names, he had numerous layers to his personality and wide-ranging interests. In his younger years, he played many sports, being most remembered for his amazing...
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Eleanor Jean Dotts

March 15, 1934 - February 6, 2017

Eleanor J. Dotts 82, of Golden passed away February 6, 2017 in Surprise Arizona. Visitation will be Sunday February 12, from 2-6pm and Funeral Service Monday February 13 at 10am, both at Olinger Woods Chapel Dignity-Memorial in Golden. Arrangements under the direction of Olinger Woods Chapel, Golden, CO.
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A. Mildred Proctor

August 31, 1920 - January 23, 2017

A. Mildred Proctor, 96 years old, of Boulder, CO passed away on Monday, January 23nd, 2017. She survived by her aka daughter and son in law, Cindy & Terrance O'Neill, and her aka granddaughter Tiffany and great aka grandchildren Dylan, Faith & Alivia. Services will be held on Thursday, January 26th, with a Viewing at 9am, Funeral Service at 10am at South Broadway Church of Nazarene in...
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Orris Wayne Luster

February 7, 1935 - January 17, 2017

Orris "Shorty" Wayne Luster, 81, of Coal Creek Canyon, Colorado passed away January 17, 2017 at his home.Shorty was born to the late Robert and Cora in Lawrenceville, Ill on February 7, 1935 and graduated from Buchanan High School in 1954. After school, Shorty joined the Army and was Honorably Discharged after being stationed in Alaska.He married the love of his life, Joann on April 28, 1958...
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Geraldine Laura Leek

March 8, 1937 - January 10, 2017

Geraldine Laura Leek, 79, of Fruita, CO, passed away January 10, 2017. Gerry was born Geraldine Laura Byrd at St. Joseph's Hospital in Denver, CO, on March 8, 1937, to Marguritte and Everett Byrd. She grew up in Denver and graduated from South High School in 1955. She married Frank I. Leek of Golden, CO, on April 2, 1960. She and Frank lived in the Golden area until they retired in 1996 and moved...
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Russell Glen Heberlein

October 20, 1932 - January 4, 2017

Russell Glen Heberlein passed on after 84 years of life on January 4, 2017. Russell was born to the late Jacob and Clara Heberlein on October 20, 1932 in Burlington, Colorado during the Depression of the 1930's and the Dust Bowl of the Great Plains. Born into that difficult economic time helped develop Russ an appreciation for the simple things in life like the beauty of nature. At an early age,...
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Ann Francis Nasser

July 16, 1920 - December 29, 2016

Ann Francis Nasser, 96, of Castle Rock, passed away December 29, 2016.She was born to the late Joannes and Francisca Terstenyak in Herminie, Pennsylvania on July 16, 1920. She attended school in Herminie until she later received her Cosmetology degree in Terre Haute, Indiana.She was married to the late James Nasser. Ann and her husband, James, owned and operated the East Hills Motel in Terra...
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Grace Henninger

February 27, 1944 - December 23, 2016

Grace Henninger peacefully went to be with the Lord on December 23rd after convalescing at the MorningStar Senior Living facility in Wheat Ridge due to Alzheimer's. She spent her time in retirement caring for a teacher she knew from East High School while working part-time at the Bookie's bookstore in Denver. She is preceded in death by her older sister Phyllis Ann and is survived by her two...
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Nancy Jean Viola

July 13, 1937 - December 17, 2016

Nancy Jean (Weaver) Viola was born July 13, 1937 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. At age six her family moved to a then semi-rural community on the outskirts of Evansville, Indiana. There she enjoyed riding her horse, accompanied by her dog Bobbie, and her love for animals was evidenced by the numerous cats she tended in an out-building, known as Nancy's cat house, and an assortment of other pets. She...
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Dorothy Bond Irvine

September 2, 1929 - December 7, 2016

Services for Dorothy will take place on Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 2pm at Westview Cemetery in Atlanta, Georgia. Arrangements under the direction of Olinger Woods Chapel, Golden, CO.
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Jeanette K. Hervi

May 14, 1926 - December 1, 2016

Jeanette Hervi, 90, of Denver, passed away December 1, 2016.She was born to the late Edward and LaVerne Maler in Denver, Colorado on May 14, 1926 as an only child. Jeanette graduated from Leadville High School.On October 27, 1950 she married her loving husband Walter Hervi. They were together for 55 years before his passing in 2005.Jeanette worked in the banking industry as a Vice President for...
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Wanda Juanita McCrackin

March 28, 1932 - November 15, 2016

Wanda Juanita (Nita) McCrackin, age 84, passed away November 15, 2016, at Brookdale Assisted living in Lakewood, Colorado. She was born March 28, 1932 to Earl C. and Marguerite (Westcott) Williams on the family farm near Kidder, Missouri. Juanita grew-up on the rural farm with no running water or electricity. She was educated in a one room school house where 8 grades were taught by one teacher....
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Lawrence W. Quinn

December 21, 1943 - November 15, 2016

Lawrence Quinn died peacefully at home on 15 November after a short illness.Much loved husband of Carole, father and father in law to Kirk, Derek, Shana, Pablo and Trisha.Beloved papa of Savannah, Sierra, Sidney and Molly.Viewing and small ceremony on 20 November, 1-3pm at Olinger Woods Chapel, Golden, Colorado.Funeral Service on 21 November, 10am at Ft. Logan National Cemetery, Denver, Colorado....
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Etta Jane Hays

March 12, 1932 - November 6, 2016

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Ethel M. Hill

December 8, 1921 - October 25, 2016

Ethel M. Hill, 94, of Lakewood, passed away on October 25, 2016.She was born in Clayton, NM on December 8, 1921 to the late Isaac and Vera Ogle. Ethel graduated from Grinville High School in Grinville, NM.On December 31, 1948 Ethel married the love of her life Dudley Hill.Ethel was a member of the Idledale Community Church since is opening in the late 1950's. She was very dedicated to her family...
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Jane Jane Sutton

July 16, 1923 - October 13, 2016

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Nancy V. Menan

July 15, 1942 - October 12, 2016

Nancy Vivian Menan was born July 15, 1942 near Black Hawk, CO and she passed away October 12, 2016 in Golden, CO. She attended the local schools and received a BA from Western Colorado State University and a MLS from Florida State University. One of her first jobs after graduate school was as an Army librarian in South Korea. Returning home to Colorado because of illness caused by an...
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Leeon E. Hayden

March 18, 1922 - October 4, 2016

Leeon E. Hayden, born March 18, 1922 in Port Chester, NY, died at home in Golden on October 4, 2016. He is survived by sons Bruce (Dillon), John (Evergreen), James (Burlington, VT) and Thomas (Golden), and a granddaughter Torrey (Boulder). He follows his wife, Doris J. and son William, and will be interred with them at the Shepherd of the Hills Presbyterian Church in Lakewood. He moved with his...
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Wayne E. Losey

December 6, 1948 - October 1, 2016

Wayne E. Losey, of Arvada, passed away October 1, 2016. Wayne was born in Denver, Colorado on December 6, 1948 of the late Henry and Marvine Losey. Wayne graduated from West High School.On August 18th, 2000, Wayne married the love of his life, Deborah. Wayne spent his career as a Plumber working for Mac Vik Plumbing and Heating. He had a passion for hunting, fishing, gardening and making salsa...
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Susan L. Gibbs

January 16, 1967 - September 27, 2016

Susan L. Gibbs, 49, of Arvada, CO, passed away September 27, 2016.She was born in Denver, Colorado in 1967 to Albert and Madelyn Gibbs.Susan graduated from Wheat Ridge High School, before attending Fort Lewis College, University of Northern Colorado and receiving an Associates Degree in Culinary Arts in San Francisco, California.Susan worked as a TSA agent at Denver International Airport where...
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Delbert Erven Brown

November 1, 1928 - September 26, 2016

Delbert Erven Brown, 87, was born on November 1, 1928 to Harry and Della Brown in Gurley, Nebraska. He passed away peacefully in his sleep on September 26, 2016 in Lakewood, Colorado from heart failure.Delbert is survived by his sons (and daughters-in-law) Robert Erven Brown (Kathy) of Phoenix, Arizona, Roger Kelley Brown (Susan) of Golden, Colorado, Thomas Edward Brown (Katie) of Bigfork,...
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Sean James Keener

June 11, 1996 - September 24, 2016

Sean James Keener, age 20, of Golden, CO, passed away September 24th, 2016. He was born in Wheat Ridge, CO on June 11, 1996. Sean graduated from Wheat Ridge High School with the Class of 2014. The world lost a compassionate, handsome, intelligent, creative, artistic and adventurous soul. Sean was passionate about reading, philosophy, nature, hiking, rock climbing, camping, listening to music,...
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Kim Kim Aka C. Kim Aka Clyda Maryanne Stewart

April 7, 1943 - September 17, 2016

C. Kim Stewart, 73, of Wheat Ridge, Colorado passed away September 17, 2016She was born in St. Joseph, Missouri on April 7, 1943. Kim graduated from Arvada High School, completed her undergrad at Central Bible College in Springfield, Missouri and finalizing her Masters from University of Missouri. Kim Stewart worked as a Social Worker for all of her career. She worked with delinquent teens at...
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Joseph Coors, Jr.

February 5, 1942 - September 15, 2016

Joseph Coors, Jr. of Golden, CO died after complications from a stroke. He was 74.Born in Philadelphia, PA in 1942, Mr. Coors moved with his family to Golden in 1944. He graduated from Philips Exeter Academy in Exeter, NH in 1960. In 1962, during his college career at the University of North Carolina, he married the love of his life, Gail Fambrough Coors. He then transferred to North Carolina...
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Vaughn L. Williams

January 15, 1921 - September 6, 2016

Vaughn L. Williams, 95, of Lakewood, Colorado passed away September 6, 2016.He was born in Matthews, Missouri on January 15, 1921 to the late Bert and Effie Williams. Vaughn graduated from Hayti High School and later studied to become a Plumber.On October 12, 1941 he married the love of his life, Virginia Rose. Vaughn would go on to join the Army Air Corp to serve our country during World War II...
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Evelyn June Fredrickson

June 26, 1923 - August 24, 2016

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Maureen Davis Brennan

April 1, 1939 - August 22, 2016

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. Born on April 1, 1939 in NYC, Maureen was the older of 2 daughters born to Nancy and Tommy Davis. Her younger sister Carol Ann was born in 1944. The family moved from the city to Throgs Neck in the Bronx when she was young into a house designed and built by Tommy (which was a source of great...
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Gladys V. Mumford

September 9, 1919 - August 13, 2016

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Pauline Julia Victa

July 6, 1929 - July 8, 2016

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Olive Bertha Durman

December 4, 1921 - July 2, 2016

Olive was born on a December day in a small farming town in Minnesota, the sixth of eight children. She helped her mother with the household chores, but thoroughly enjoyed spending time with her father milking the cows, and riding on a horse or tractor as he plowed and harvested crops. As a child, she liked to ice skate on nearby ponds and play softball. In 4H, she learned to make bread with a...
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Wanda Faye Ames

May 11, 1936 - July 1, 2016

Wanda Faye Ames age 80 passed away on July 1, 2016 after a courageous six year struggle with Alzheimer's. Disease. She died at 6:35 am in the care of the Collier Hospice Center in Wheat Ridge, CO with her family close by. Born in Pemberton, WV on May 7, 1936 to Kermet Burl Buckland and Mollie Katherine Lloyd she was one of eight children in the Buckland family. She was married to Harold Alonzo...
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Robert E. Salsman

February 3, 1929 - June 28, 2016

Robert, 87, of Golden, CO passed away on June 28, 2016. Robert was survived by his 5 children, Tom Salsman of Cypress, CA, Larry Salsman of Golden, CO, Kathleen Elsey of Golden, CO, Teresa Bowman of Baton Rouge, LA, and James Salsman of St Charles, IA. He is also survived by 7 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.Robert served 4 years in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War and worked for the...
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Marcella June Holycross

August 5, 1936 - June 25, 2016

Marcella June Holycross went with the lord on June 25, 2016. Marcella was born on August 5, 1936 to Arthur and Leatha Thrasher in Peoria, Illinois. She spent most of her life between Illinois and Colorado and very much loved the mountains, deer, and laughing. She had great love for her family and had a wonderful sense of humor. She worked as a clerical assistant for most of her career until she...
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Roberta Eilene McInroy

October 1, 1916 - June 24, 2016

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Douglas Alan PENSINGER

December 30, 1964 - June 10, 2016

There will be a Memorial Celebration for Doug on Tuesday, June 28 from 2-5pm at the Evergreen Lake House, 29612 Upper Bear Creek Rd, Evergreen, Colorado 80439. Please share this event with anyone who would like to celebrate Doug's life.Arrangements under the direction of Olinger Woods Chapel, Golden, CO.
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Virginia Ann ROBINSON

June 30, 1941 - May 31, 2016

Virginia "Gigi" Ann Robinson, age 74, passed away peacefully Tuesday May 31, 2016 at Brookdale Green Mountain in Lakewood Colorado, a caring and loving senior care community, near her home. She was the second born child of William F. Robinson and Anna J. John. From her birth in Amarillo, TX, on June 30, 1941 she nourished people around her with love, faith, music and laughter. Gigi'...
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Frank John DECICCO

March 29, 1929 - May 18, 2016

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Patricia Lynn VanDeHey

November 18, 1950 - May 11, 2016

Pat is survived by her husband Frank and children Scott VanDeHey and Wendy Mapp. Pat was born and raised in Boulder Co. She attended the University of Northern Colorado and received a degree in Special Education and Learning Disabilities. The great loves of Pat's life were family and teaching. She taught for Jefferson County Schools at the middle school level for 33 years. Her great strength was...
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Ruby Lee MURRAY

May 8, 1921 - May 6, 2016

Mr. Ruby 'Lee' MurrayMay 8, 1921 - May 6, 2016Lee was born in Richmond, Missouri and left this life in Wheat Ridge, Colorado. Lee was a WWII Veteran who served in the US Navy in both the Atlantic and Pacific theaters. A father of five children, he is survived by Gary and Louise Murray, Jeannie Murray, Kevin Murray and Judy Murray, 10 grandchildren and several Great-grandchildren. He...
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Karen Schwab KING

January 12, 1936 - May 5, 2016

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Thomas Scott HOOYER

February 14, 1963 - May 4, 2016

Dr. Thomas S. Hooyer, 53, passed away on May 4, 2016, following a battle with ALS. Tom leaves his wife, Anne Medeiros, and their two children, Nieve and Nolan. He is also survived by his mother, Ihla Hooyer, and siblings Tamara Wickland & Mark Hooyer.Born in Jackson, Michigan, Tom grew up in Boulder, Colorado, graduating from Boulder High School in 1981. Tom received a B.S. in Geology from...
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Thomas Patrick Hutchison

March 16, 1957 - May 3, 2016

Passed away May 3, 2016. He is survived by his daughter, Tiffany (Levi) Hesse, three grandchildren, siblings: James, John (Bernadette), Linda, George (Marilyn), Jane (Bill) , numerous nieces, nephews and friends. He will be greatly missed.
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Dolores Marilyn LAWSON

September 11, 1935 - April 29, 2016

Dolores (Dee) Marilyn Lawson, 80, passed away peacefully on April 29, 2016 in Denver, CO. She was born on September 11, 1935 in Kansas City, Missouri to Eugene J. Mandl and Mary (Mitzi Neidorfer) Mandl. Dee grew up in Kansas City, MO. She graduated from Saint Aloysius High School in Kansas City, MO in 1952. Shortly after high school she married Gene J. Lawson on May 16, 1953 in Kansas City, MO....
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Marilyn Doris MACKEY

September 20, 1936 - April 24, 2016

Marilyn passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family, after a long illness. A visitation will be held on Monday, May 2, 2016 at 9:00 in the morning at Olinger Woods Chapel followed by a funeral service at 10:00 am
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Ida Mae BRUESKE

July 16, 1922 - April 24, 2016

Ida Mae was born July 16, 1922 in Colorado Springs, CO. Deceased on April 24, 2016. Her parents, Oscar and Iva Mae Olson, raised Ida Mae and five brothers on a small dry land farm north of Bethune, CO during the Dust Bowl days of the 1930's. Ida Mae was the second oldest child, having one older brother (Harry) and four younger brothers (John, Leslie, Clyde, and Ron). After graduating from...
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Warren Gay Johnson

April 5, 1928 - April 21, 2016

Warren was a loving son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend. He will be greatly missed.
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John Wallace CADY

October 8, 1943 - April 14, 2016

John W. Cady, 72, died at his mountain home on April 14, 2016, surrounded by family and friends. He was born in Astoria, Oregon, grew up in Montpelier, Vermont, and lived most of his adult life in Colorado. He was a research geophysicist in the U.S. Geological Survey for 20 years, after obtaining degrees from Harvard and Stanford. Most of his research was conducted in Alaska, where his father...
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Robert William LUEDTKE

June 6, 1928 - April 11, 2016

In Loving MemoryRobert William Luedtke6/6/1928 - 4/11/2016Robert "Bob" Luedtke, 87, died peacefully in Lakewood, Colorado on April 11th, 2016.Bob is survived by wife, Edith Luedtke of Lakewood, Colorado; daughters, Karen Fay Luedtke of Richfield, Wisconsin and Robin Luedtke of Arvada, Colorado; granddaughter, April Stites of Westminster, Colorado. He is preceded in death by his parents, Victor...
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Frances Josephine ANDERSON

April 17, 1923 - April 4, 2016

Frances Anderson died peacefully in her home on Monday, April 4, 2016, in Golden, Colorado. She was 92. She is survived by her daughter, Ruth Williams (husband, Richard), her sister, Charlotte Stephens of Sioux City, Iowa, two grandchildren, Sandra Wentworth (husband, Chris) & Ted Day, Jr. She had 7 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. She was preceded in death by her...
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Robert Milton GRAHAM

December 30, 1930 - April 1, 2016

Robert ("Bob" aka "Otto") Milton Graham died of natural causes on April 1, 2016 in Littleton, Colorado. Son of Scots immigrant Robert Hutcheson Graham and Gibsonburg, Ohio native Elma Ernestine Graham (Neff), Bob was born on December 30, 1930 in Columbus, Ohio. He spent much of his early childhood in Columbus before his family moved to Fremont, Ohio. After graduating from Fremont Ross High...
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Dale Eugene PLATT

June 11, 1929 - March 26, 2016

In loving memory of Dale Eugene PlattDale died peacefully on March 26th, 2016 and was the husband of Charie Platt. He loved the outdoors however not as much as animals. Every dog in his life was his best friend. It was this love for animals and the outdoors that made him a safe and responsible hunter. He loved peanut butter of all kinds and had an insatiable sweet tooth. He believed in working...
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Christopher Michael CALMETTE

January 24, 1972 - March 24, 2016

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John Ernest GREGG

August 5, 1924 - March 2, 2016

John Ernest Gregg Jr, also known as "Ernie" or "Sonny" to his Texas Family, passed away peacefully at Collier Hospice Care in Denver on March 2, 2016 surrounded by family after suffering a traumatic brain injury resulting from a fall raking pine needles in his front yard. Ernie was born August 5, 1924 in Marfa, Texas to John Ernest Gregg Sr. and Mary Elizabeth ("Bessie") Gregg. His father was...
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Paul Alexander CISNEROS

April 2, 1950 - February 26, 2016

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Phyllis Sells Weller

September 3, 1921 - February 25, 2016

Phyllis Claire Sells WellerSeptember 3, 1921 - February 25, 2016A beautiful, passionate, amazing woman to the end, Phyllis passed away in Wheat Ridge, CO on Feb. 25, 2016. She was born in Denver to Dr. Virgil and Mildred Sells, growing up in the Park Hill neighborhood, and graduating from East High School. Phyllis was married to Gordon A. Weller, also from Denver and a CU Boulder graduate, for...
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Ellen Louise MYERS

June 29, 1950 - February 23, 2016

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Mark Joseph Petry

November 28, 1964 - February 16, 2016

Mark Joseph Petry, age 51, passed away on Tuesday, February 16, 2016. He was born on November 28, 1964 in Lakewood, Colorado. He was a lifelong resident of Golden, Colorado. He is survived by his mother, Bernita Petry, two sisters, Kathy Petry and Debbie Hiett (Tim Hiett), and his brother Bill Petry (Tanya Petry). Mark also leaves behind three nephews, Jack Hiett, Tim Hiett and Hogan Petry, and...
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Mary J. Bacher

August 14, 1920 - February 11, 2016


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Mehring Carol

July 4, 1923 - February 7, 2016

Mehring, Carol J.Homemaker, 92Carol J. Mehring of Golden passed away February 5, 2016. She was the beloved wife of thelate Clinton Mehring, mother of Jim, Chip and Martha; grandmother of Maddie, Carl, Walter,Riley and Jack; sister of Richard and Tom Adams and the late Bonnie Rothgeb, She was bornon July 4, 1923 in New Haven, Indiana.During WWII she joined the US Navy and served as an aircraft...
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David Patrick Stephen

February 9, 1950 - February 7, 2016

STEPHEN, DAVID "DOC"Golden, CO passed away February 7, 2016. Survived by his wife Susan, one brother, two sisters and many nieces and nephews. A Celebration Of Life gathering will be held on February 20, 2016, Table Mountain Inn, 1310 Washington Ave., Golden, CO at 1:00pm. Donations may be made to Foothills Animal Shelter,580 McIntyre Street, Golden, CO 80401 or Pulmonary...
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William R. Davis

March 10, 1928 - February 7, 2016

William Rees Davis was born March 10, 1928 near Lafayette, Colorado. He was the son of William and Lela Davis. He had 5 brothers and sisters and they grew up in the Arvada area. He attended school in the Arvada and Golden. He and his brother FA had a variety of stories about their adventures in the city of Arvada and the surrounding area. After his parents passed away, he lived with local...
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Milan Thomas Evans

September 12, 1938 - February 3, 2016

M.T. (Tom) Evans, DDS.Passed away at age 77 from a long battle cancer. He attended Nebraska Wesleyan University, University of Nebraska,College of Dentistry of Nebraska, graduated in 1962. He was in the US Navy on the Coral Sea from 1963 - 1965. He participated in the US Naval Reserve for five years as Lt. Commander. Practiced dentistry in Golden, CO from 1965 - 1998. He was active in hunting,...
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Harry Black

February 13, 1927 - January 13, 2016

Harry Black, 88, of Golden, Colorado passed away on January 13, 2016. He was a banker for most of his life and he enjoyed a long second career in the Real Estate industry in the Denver Metro and mountain areas.He was preceded in death by his brothers Robert Black and Russell E. Black. He is survived by his wife Vivian, daughters Linda and Lisa, son in law Jeff as well as relatives in Missouri.
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Jules Louis Adelfang

May 29, 1930 - January 11, 2016

Jules Louis Adelfang passed away at the Allison Care Center in Lakewood, Colorado at 3 PM on Monday, January 11, 2016 at 85 years of age. He was born in Brooklyn, New York on May 29, 1930 and graduated from Lincoln High School at 17 years of age. He was looking for a life in a different environment than the city and chose to go to college in the west at the University of New Mexico in...
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Karol Morris Laden

June 22, 1939 - January 9, 2016

Karol Morris Laden, 76, passed away on January 9, 2016, in Golden, Colorado. She is survived by her daughter, Janet (Clifton) Hughes, and two sons, J. Michael Laden and Frank (Tonya) Laden, and sister, Pam (Ken) Griffin. In addition, she is survived by four grandsons, three granddaughters, and two nephews. Karol grew up in Texarkana, Arkansas. She started on her path to a healthy lifestyle...
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Laura Elizabeth Lish

March 25, 1932 - December 24, 2015


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Ruth Elaine Rourke

June 4, 1923 - December 22, 2015

Beloved mother of Jim, Mark and Sheri Bailey, mother-in-law of Carlotta and Michael Bailey, grandmother of Michael, Steve and Amy, great grandmother of Jack and Conner and a great friend to many died peacefully on December 22 at home. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at 3:00 pm at Olinger Woods Chapel.
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Gordon Dale Ramstetter

March 13, 1932 - December 7, 2015

Gordon (Tine) Dale Ramstetter passed away on December 7, 2015 at the age of 83, and is resting high on that mountain. He was born March 13,1932, the first son (second child) to Otto and Bertha Ramstetter in Golden, Colorado. He was raised in Golden Gate Canyon, one of 8 children, in some of the toughest years America has seen. His father passed away when Gordon was just 12 years of age. He...
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Mary Joyce Keith Leonard

December 30, 1938 - December 7, 2015

Mary Joyce Leonard passed away in her sleep Dec 6. She was born in December 1938 in Fort Worth, TX.Married 25 years to Tom Leonard, as a military wife/mother she worked for the San Diego Sun before joining civil service and retiring as a Federal Immigration Officer. She then worked as a travel agent and then a library aide in the Jefferson County libraries.She is survived by daughter Kathleen,...
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Gary Eckley

November 5, 1958 - December 3, 2015

Gary Eckley of Golden, CO passed away peacefully at home December 3, 2015. Gary was born November 5, 1958 in Kansas City, MO. Gary was a loving father, husband, and friend to all who will be greatly missed. Gary's spirit will be carried on by his wife, Nancy; and sons, Miles and Cameron.A celebration of life service will be held at 2:00 pm Monday, December 14 at Olinger Woods Chapel, 1100...
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Andrew Jay WHITE

September 5, 1965 - December 2, 2015


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Laura Louise Willis

March 9, 1926 - December 1, 2015

Laura Louise Willis 89 years old of Golden, Colorado passed away December 1, 2015.She is preceded in death by her husband Ernest J. "Red" Willis. She is survived by their children; Lola Carol Thomas, Pamela Sanchez, Freda Wagner, 4 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Visitation is Monday, December 7, 2015 from 12:30pm -1:30pm at Olinger Woods Chapel followed by graveside service at...
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Magdalene DeVries

March 14, 1923 - November 30, 2015

"MAGGIE"03/14/1923 - 11/30/2015Magdalene DeVries, 92, went peacefully tobe with her Lord and Savior on November 30, 2015. She was the daughter of Dutch immigrants, Lewis and Magdalena (Sluiter) Vander Lugt, and the Great Depression, not focused on materialthings but rather finding joy and fulfillment in her faith, family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband of almost 60...
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Keevan J. Burnside

October 19, 1939 - November 23, 2015

Keevan Burnside, father of Todd, Scott, Cheryl, Chris, and Kathryn-known as 'Barkeep' to his friends, has made his last run and final crossing, and is now probably conducting the Glory Train. He was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana on October 19, 1939. He graduated from Davenport High School in Davenport, Iowa in 1957. He went on to Iowa State University as a member of the Alpha Sigma Phi...
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J. Todd Beumer

September 10, 1963 - November 22, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Olinger Woods Chapel, Golden, CO.
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Harold Ray Cheuvront

November 29, 1946 - November 21, 2015

Dr. Harold Cheuvront, Dean C, retired Dean and Vice President of Student Affairs at Colorado School of Mines died November 21, 2015. He served the Colorado School of Mines students and community for 35 years (1976 - 2011). He was an avid hunter, fisherman and outdoorsman, a devoted husband, father, and grandfather.Harold was born in Parkersburg, West Virginia to the late Calvin R. and Ada M....
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Aileen L. Ward

September 13, 1924 - November 15, 2015

Aileen L. Ward passed away on November 15, 2015. Services will be held at Olinger Woods Chapel, 1100 Washington Avenue, Golden, CO 80401 at 11:00am on Thursday, November 19, 2015.Donations in Aileen's name, may be made to Exempla Lutheran Collier Hospice, 3210 N Lutheran Pkwy, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033.
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Elsie M. Menan

April 7, 1919 - November 10, 2015

ELSIE MEADE MENAN1919 - 2015Former Black Hawk resident Elsie Menan died November 10, 2015, at Spring Ridge Park Assisted Living for Memory Care where she had lived for two and a half years. She was 96 years 7 months and 3 days old. She, her husband, Oliver, and daughters Nancy and Karen, moved to 101 Marchant Street in 1961. After Oliver died in 1972 and both daughters had left home, she sold...
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Elizabeth Yeagle Braden

September 2, 1925 - November 3, 2015

Elizabeth passed away November 3, 2015. She is preceded in death by her husband; David. She is survived by her children; Cindy, David (Jeannette), Dan, Darrell, 7 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. She will be truly missed.
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