Keith Kirby, 59, of Bailey, Colo., passed away suddenly on Sunday, June 30, 2019.
Kala Ann (Wuertley) Thomas went to be with the Lord April 15, 2019. She was born to Carl and Janette Wuertley in Fort Wayne, Ind. on Feb. 9, 1959. She grew up in both Colorado and Texas, and graduated from Platte Canyon High School in 1978. She married Timothy Thomas in 1990 and had three so…
Shirley Mae Spangler, of Richmond, Ky., passed away on June 28, 2019. Shirley was born in Hanover, Penn., on Feb. 6, 1929. Shirley spent her youth in Littlestown, Penn., where she married Robert Scholl, after attending Cedar Crest College. They were married for twenty-five years, and had thr…
Elizabeth Anne “Betty” (Farrand) Beeler entered this world on Aug. 2, 1933, in Denver, Colo., into the loving arms of her parents, Alice Scott and Van D. Farrand, and her older siblings, Robert, Diane, and Howard. She left it peacefully on June 1, 2019, in Longmont, Colo., surrounded by her …
Patricia Boyle of Fairplay, Colo., passed away on June 17, 2019. She was born in Elizabeth, N.J., on May 21, 1959. Patricia graduated from Westfield High in 1977. She attended Boston University College of St. Elizabeth and New School for Social Research, New York Restaurant School.
James Dale Crocker Sr., 89, passed away at home on June 2, 2019. James lived in Conifer, Colo. James is survived by his wife, Mary Crocker; daughter, Laurel Peters; and grandson, Tyler McDaniel. A Celebration of James’ Life Service will be held at Mountain High Chapel, Morrison, Colo. at 11 …
William T. “Wil” Herman, Nov. 2, 1946, to Jan. 30, 2019, passed after a lengthy illness. Wil is survived by his wife, Carolyn, friends and extended family, and many Masonic brothers.
Iris Mae Arnick (nee Marmaduke), of Grant, a world traveler, nature lover, teacher, artist, Lioness and matriarch, died peacefully on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, in Aurora, Colo. She was 91 years old.
Angie passed away on Sept. 16, 2018. She is survived by her husband Billy Smith, son Chris Boyd, daughter Haley Smith and sisters Alison and Avonne. She is also survived by six nieces and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by grandmother Beulah McKinney, grand…
J.C. Greene went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on May 3, 2010, after a long and courageous battle with heart disease. He was born July 23, 1936, at Roaring Creek in Avery County, N.C. He was the third child and only boy born to Thomas and Ada (Hobson) Greene. His mother passed …
Shirley Louise (Schultz) Ward, 91, of Lake George, Colo., passed away on April 27, 2019. Services were held at Mountain Memorial, Divide, Colo., on Friday, May 3, 2019, followed by interment at Lake George Cemetery.
Marjorie Ohlinger, of Conifer, Colo., passed away March 11, 2019, in Evergreen, Colo. She was preceded in death by her husband, John, and daughter, Dorothy. She is survived by her son John, daughter Lorraine Brown, as well as seven grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren.
Gerald Dean “Jerry” Burk of Bailey, Colo., passed away Tuesday, Feb. 19, in Broomfield, Colo. His health had declined following a stroke in January of 2018. He was 88 years old.
Wayne LaDouceur, 62, of Evergreen, passed away after a long battle with cancer, Sunday, March 3, 2019. Wayne, a former resident of Como, fell in love with the breathtaking beauty that is South Park, and became a resident for a time; he cherished the friendships that came out of his years in …
Beloved Father, Brother, Grandfather, Friend, Jack-of- all-trades, and Essential Oils devotee Eugene K. “Geno” Kuennen, age 74, passed away Feb. 1, 2019 in Lakewood, Colo. His big, strong, loving heart finally stopped after a few years of health challenges.
Carol Sue Douglas passed away in Henderson, Nev. on Sept. 24, 2018. Carol was a teacher in the Platte Canyon School District from 1978 until 1998. She touched so many lives at Deer Creek Elementary.
Norman Howey passed away Jan. 5, 2019, at his home in Canon City, Colo. He was 89 years of age. Norman was a devoted son, brother, husband, step-father, uncle and friend to many. He was a devout Christian and dedicated public servant.
Joseph C. Zak, formerly of Hemingford, Neb. and Fairplay, Colo., passed away Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018 at his home in Mesa, Ariz. He was 87 years old and had been in declining health for a short time.
Brian Nordby passed away in Glenwood Springs, Colo., after a six-week struggle with liver disease. Brian had an excellent reputation as a master plumber in the South Park area in the 1970s, ’80s and ’90s. He lived in Alma, Placer Valley and Breckenridge, and continued to work in these areas …
Dona Jean Shumate, 91, of Bailey, Colo., passed away peacefully Sept. 23, 2018, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on May 5, 1927, in Shallow Water, Kan., to Carrol and Violet McIntosh. She married William V. Shumate and had two beautiful daughters, Sandra Jean and Karol Dee. Duri…
Roberta Jane “Bobbi” (McCann) DeBonis was born Oct. 17, 1948, to Robert and Mildred McCann in Chicago, Ill. She went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 17, 2018, at the age of 69, surrounded by loved ones in Centennial, Colo.
Abbot Warren Heidgen was born Leon Joseph Heidgen in Oak Park, Ill., on Nov. 16, 1934 and passed away peacefully on June 30, 2018. He was the first son of Leon and Teresa Heidgen. He spent most of his youth in Elmhurst, Ill. and enjoyed playing football and baseball in high school. After hi…
Raymona “Ricki” Ramstetter, 70, of Como, Colo., passed away on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, in Como. She was born on April 21, 1948, in Bangor, Maine, to Alex Joseph and Marcelle Messodi Kilanski. She married Jerry R. Ramstetter on April 14, 2003, in Victor, Colo.
Janet married T.R. “Jiggs” Anders in Blackduck, Minn. on Sept. 17, 1955. Jiggs and Jan moved to Colorado in 1957 and made their home in Kings Valley in 1970. Jiggs died July 17, 1978, and Jan continued to live in Kings Valley until her death.
Donald G. Smith passed May 10, 2018, in his home at Florence, Colo. He was born on Nov. 2, 1925, in Concrete, Colo., to Glenn Smith and Elizabeth Seward Smith. He grew up and attended school in Canon City. On Oct. 19, 1944 he married Wildeana Mohr in Canon City.
This Week's Mountain Guide
- Park County Sheriff’s Blotter
- Conflicting accounts emerge regarding teachers’ salaries in Park County School District RE-2
- 24th annual Boreas Pass Railroad Day
- Family Dollar a welcome addition
- History comes to life at Como Rendezvous August 10-17
- Sheriff’s blotter
- 24th annual Lake George Pull and Show
- Swastikas and other hate symbols not wanted in our mountain communities
- Mad Jack’s joins in race against kids’ cancer
- School resource officers added at both Platte Canyon School District campuses
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