|Paul McCoy Berry
Dec. 26, 1907- Feb. 2, 2001
Paul McCoy Berry of Boulder died Friday, Feb. 2, 2001, at Hospice of
Boulder County Care Center in Louisville. He was 93.
The son of Killian Creek Berry and Orril Serepta McCoy Berry, he was
born Dec. 26, 1907 in Eskridge, Kansas. He married Helen Hannah White in
June 1935 in Pasadena, Calif.
Mr. Berry received a master's degree from College of Pacific in 1932,
and a Ph.D. from the University of Southern California in 1960.
He was a sociology instructor at Colorado State University from 1941
to 1945 and a sociology professor and department chairman at Macalester
College in St. Paul, Minn., from 1946 to 1974. He was a visiting professor
on a Fulbright grant to the University of Cape Coast in Ghana, Africa,
from 1971 to 1972.
Mr. Berry and his wife moved to Boulder in June 1974.
He enjoyed woodworking and gardening and was an active member of Unitarian
Universalist Church of Boulder.
Survivors include his daughter, Donella Berry of Colorado Springs,
and his siblings, Jack, Aggie and Ruth.
He was preceded in death by his wife and his son, Clayton.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Feb. 17 at Unitarian Universalist Church
of Boulder, 5001 Pennsylvania Ave., Boulder.
Contributions may be made in his name to Hospice of Boulder County,
2825 Marine, Boulder, CO 80303.
April 20, 1930 - July 2, 2000
Cora Baltierras of Lafayette died Sunday, July 2, 2000, in Denver.
She was 70.
The daughter of Jacob Espinoza and Clotilda Espinoza, she was born
April 20, 1930, in Erie. She married Manuel Baltierras on Feb. 23, 1945.
Mrs. Baltierras was a homemaker. She enjoyed bingo, sports and making
Survivors include her husband of Lafayette; two sons, Manuel C. Baltierras
of Louisville and Steve Baltierras of Westminster; five daughters, Margaret
R. Vialpando and Tillie M. Archuleta, both of Lafayette, Peggy C. Chavez
of Broomfield, Cynthia A. Blea of Thornton and Louise E. Espinosa of Northglenn;
17 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. today at Immaculate Conception
Catholic Church, 110 W. Simpson, Lafayette.
Darrell Howe Mortuary in Lafayette is in charge of arrangements.
Dec. 18, 1922 - July 2, 2000
Annabelle Bell of Thornton, formerly of Boulder, died Sunday, July
2, 2000. She was 77.
The daughter of Charles W. Mischke and Ethel Borders Mischke, she was
born Dec. 18, 1922, in Lewiston, Mont. She married Herbert Bell on May
18, 1941, in Kalispell, Mont. He preceded her in death.
Mrs. Bell lived in Boulder from 1948 to 1981. She retired from Neodata
in Boulder, where she worked as a data processor.
She enjoyed crafts, sewing and traveling.
Survivors include two daughters, Sharron Kratt of Makilteo, Wash.,
and Dianna Dunkelberger of Broomfield; two grandchildren; three step-grandchildren;
two great-grandchildren; and five step-great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Mountain View Cemetery, 3016
Kalmia Ave., Boulder.
Contributions may be made to the Foundation For Hope, in care of Life
Source Services, 245 S. Benton St., Suite 205, Lakewood, CO 80226.
Crist Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Anthony Louis 'Tony' Carpentier
Aug. 13, 1935 - July 3, 2000
Anthony Louis "Tony" Carpentier of Broomfield died Monday, July 3,
2000. He was 64.
Born Aug. 13, 1935, in Ossining, N.Y., he was the son of Louis Carpentier
and Agnes Siano Carpentier. He married Jill Ann Le Boeuf in March 1958.
They divorced. He married Sylvia Hymer on Jan. 14, 1988.
Mr. Carpentier graduated from New York University with a degree in
electrical engineering. He moved to Boulder in 1969 from New York. In 1975,
he moved to Broomfield.
He was a retired hardware engineer from Sony, Storage Tech and IBM.
He formerly owned Tony's Place in Louisville.
Mr. Carpentier was a member of the Catholic Church and served in the
U.S. Air Force. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and golf.
Survivors include his wife of Broomfield; former wife of Broomfield;
three sons, Louis A. Carpentier of Westminster, Steve Carpentier of Lafayette
and Joe Carpentier of Nederland; three stepsons, Dean White of Wheat Ridge,
James White of Troy, Texas, and Stephen White of Ignacio; one daughter,
Laurie Carpentier-Cassidy of Broomfield; one stepdaughter, Michelle White
of Englewood; three sisters, Frances Fallacaro and Anita Farquhar, both
of Ossining, and Catherine Corsetti of Croton On Hudson, N.Y.; five grandchildren;
and 10 step-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Sacred Heart of Mary Catholic
Church 6739 South Boulder Road in Boulder.
A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 2 p.m. at the church. The
Rev. Dorino De Lazzer will officiate.
Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Boulder
County Division, 3135 23rd St., Boulder, CO 80304, or the American Diabetes
Association 2450 S. Downing St., Denver, CO 80210.
M.P. Murphy & Associates - Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.
Nov. 25, 1948 - July 3, 2000
Gaylord Lappin of Longmont died Monday, July 3, 2000, at his home.
He was 51.
Born Nov. 25, 1948, in Boulder, he was the son of Virgil Lappin and
Dorothy Jackson Lappin. He married Mary Ruggiero. They were divorced. He
married Linda Murrell on Jan. 30, 1999.
He grew up in the Boulder area before moving to eastern Colorado. He
graduated from Simla High School in 1966.
Mr. Lappin owned Open Water Divers shop in Lafayette and was an open
water instructor. He made specialty furniture for a number of years.
He was active in Faith Community Lutheran Church in Longmont. He was
volunteer firefighter for the city of Lafayette, and a member of Boulder
Water Rescue Team.
He also served as director of Mountain View Fire Protection District,
and was a member of the Limon Voluntary Ambulance Service. He served on
the Lafayette City Council and was a member of the Sunrise Lions Club.
Survivors include his wife of Longmont; two daughters, Jennifer Lappin
of Longmont and Jessica Lappin of Erie; a son, Jeff Lappin of Lafayette;
stepson William Humphries of Erie; two sisters, Caroline Brown of Genoa,
Colo., and Sharon Dauenhauer of Longmont; a brother, Gary Lappin of Pueblo;
and one grandson.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, at Howe Mortuary, 439
Coffman St., Longmont
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Faith Community Lutheran Church,
9775 Ute Road, Longmont. Rev. Dan Hansen will officiate. Interment will
follow at Foothills Gardens of Memory.
Dorothy Margaret Saunders
Oct. 27, 1922 - July 2, 2000
Dorothy Margaret Saunders of Boulder died Sunday, July 2, 2000. She
Born Oct. 27, 1922, in Schenectady, N.Y., she was the daughter of Maurice
L. Moore and Christine Plunz Moore. She married Herbert W. Saunders on
Aug. 9, 1941, in Berlin, N.Y.
Mrs. Saunders moved to Boulder in 1942 from New York. She worked with
several University of Colorado professors and with a cleaning service.
She was a homemaker.
She was a member of the Seventh Day Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband of Boulder; two sons, Carl D. Saunders
of Lafayette and William F. Saunders of Superior; one daughter, Harriet
L. Newham of Lafayette; a sister, Brenda C. Sweet of Concord, N.C.; four
grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Walter O. Moore.
Funeral services were held.
Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Boulder
County Division, 3135 23rd St., Boulder, CO 80304.
Howe Mortuary in Boulder is in charge of arrangements.
Hortense M. Swilpa
June 30, 1913 - July 1, 2000
Hortense M. Swilpa of Boulder died Saturday, July 1, 2000. She was
She was born June 30, 1913, in Yonkers, N.Y., to Domenico and Maria
Steverango. She married Charles Paul Swilpa on Jan. 30, 1937, in Yonkers.
She moved to Shrub Oak, N.Y., in 1957 and to Port Richey, Fla., in
1972. In 1997, she moved to Boulder.
She was a member of the St. Michael's Church in Hudson, Fla., and the
Jasmine Lakes Women's Club. She enjoyed sewing and traveling.
Survivors include her husband of Boulder; two sons, Charles Paul Swilpa
Jr. of Boulder and Richard Swilpa of Sea Brook, S.C.; a sister, Evelyn
Kovacs of Shrub Oak; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Lena Silvestri, and a brother,
A Mass was held.
Contributions may be made to Hospice of Boulder County, 2825 Marine
St., Boulder, CO 80303 or the American Heart Association, 400 S. McCaslin
Blvd., Louisville, CO 80027.
Oct. 18, 1925 - June 5, 2000
George Gavenia of Longmont died Monday, June 5, 2000, in Longmont.
He was 74.
Born Oct. 18, 1925, in Jurbarkas, Lithuania, he was the son of George
Gavenia and Elizabeth Orentas Gavenia. He married M. Lilly Vendelis on
Dec. 26, 1954, in Chicago.
He moved to Boulder in 1967 from Chicago, then moved to Wisconsin in
1979 and returned to Longmont in 1993.
Mr. Gavenia worked for Ona Drapery as a manager from 1967 to 1979 and
was self-employed in the drapery business in Wisconsin.
He belonged to Mount Zion Lutheran Church in Boulder and Dekorra Lutheran
Church in Wisconsin. He enjoyed fishing and gardening.
Survivors include his wife of Longmont; a daughter, Audra Harders of
Longmont; two sisters, Mary Krafft and Ema Gavenia, both of Chicago; and
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister.
Visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Crist Mortuary, 3395
Penrose Place, Boulder.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Mount Zion Lutheran
Church, 1680 Balsam Ave., Boulder, with burial at Green Mountain Cemetery,
290 E. 20th St., Boulder.
Contributions may be made to Mount Zion Lutheran Church and School,
1680 Balsam Ave., Boulder, CO 80304.
Sept. 12, 1903 - June 6, 2000
Clarence Wentz of Boulder died Tuesday, June 6, 2000. He was 96.
He was born Sept. 12, 1903, to Josph F. Wentz and Doris Fulriede Wentz.
He married Margaret McKay on June 23, 1928, in Chicago. She preceded him
He worked as a civil engineer for the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. He
moved to Denver in 1936 from Minneapolis and to Boulder in 1990.
He enjoyed the beach, playing golf and football.
Survivors include his sister Helen Williams of Bloomington, Minn.
He was preceded in death by three sisters and two brothers.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Howe Mortuary Chapel,
2121 11th St., Boulder. Graveside services will be held in Minnesota.
Contributions may be made to the Little Sisters of the Poor and Dominican
Sisters of the Sick and Poor, in care of Howe Mortuary, 2121 11th St.,
Boulder, CO 80302.
Henry Clay 'Red' Locklar Jr.
Jan. 23, 1915 - Jan. 6, 2001
Henry Clay "Red" Locklar Jr. of Louisville, Ky., formerly of Boulder,
died Saturday, Jan. 6, 2001. He was 85.
The son of Henry C. Locklar Sr. and Eula E. Butler Locklar, he was
born Jan. 23, 1915, in Camden, Ark. He married Addie Allene Kerr Locklar.
She preceded him in death.
Mr. Locklar graduated Phi Beta Kappa of the College of Engineering
at the University of Kentucky. He later earned his master's degree in engineering.
He worked at the Bluegrass Army Signal Depot during World War II and
later at WLAP radio. Mr. Locklar worked as a research engineer with IBM
in Lexington, Ky., and Boulder, and held several patents. He retired from
IBM in Boulder in 1980 and lived in the city until 1999.
Mr. Locklar enjoyed flying.
Survivors include a daughter, Linda K. Weeter of Louisville, Ky.; a
son, Henry C. Locklar III of Lexington; a sister, Lillie M. Gilleland of
Page, Ariz.; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Services will be today in Lexington.
W.R. Milward Funeral Directors of Lexington is in charge of arrangements.
Janet Marilyn McKee
Aug. 29, 1933 - Jan. 6, 2001
Janet Marilyn McKee of Boulder died from Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease
Saturday, Jan. 6, 2001, in Louisville. She was 67.
Born Aug. 29, 1933, in Gordon, Neb., she was the daughter of Ross D.
Rash and Vera Cooper Rash. She married Richard J. McKee on April 12, 1955,
She earned a bachelor of music education degree from the University
A resident of Boulder since 1966, Mrs. McKee was an organist at St.
Paul's United Methodist Church and a piano teacher.
Mrs. McKee was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church and PEO
Chapter CZ, was an Eco Cycle block leader and librarian for Boulder County
Parks and Recreation, a volunteer naturalist and a volunteer at Mesa School.
Survivors include her husband of Boulder; three sons, James K. McKee
of Mountain View, Calif., Brian R. McKee of Tucson, Ariz., and David A.
McKee of San Francisco, Calif.; a daughter, Glynis A. McKee of Boulder;
a brother, Ross Rash of Udall, Kan.; a sister, Louis Hinton of Gordon;
and a granddaughter.
Memorial services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. Paul's United
Methodist Church in Boulder. Jim Luallen of the church will officiate.
Contributions may be made in her name to the Hospice of Boulder County,
2825 Marine St., Boulder, CO 80303, or to the Nature Conservancy, 1881
Ninth St., Boulder, CO 80302.
Donald L. Arnold
Feb. 23, 1936 - Aug. 4, 2000Donald L. Arnold of Johnstown, formerly
of Boulder, died Friday, Aug. 4, 2000, at Longmont United Hospital. He
He was born Feb. 23, 1936, in Farnham, Neb., to Forrest John Arnold
and Leah Stevens Arnold. He married Elfriede Roser in 1961. They divorced.
Mr. Arnold was raised in Boulder and moved in the 1960s. He lived in
Greeley, Loveland and Johnstown.
He worked for Mountain Bell and AT&T for more than 30 years.
He was a member of the Corvette Club and enjoyed riding his motorcycle,
fishing, camping, golfing and skiing.
Survivors include a son, Michael John Arnold of Loveland; two daughters,
Andrea Mai Lucero of Long Beach, Calif., and Angela Lydia Wyatt of Portland,
Ore.; a brother, Steve Douglas of Herndon, Kan.; three sisters, Joy Hill
of Dacono and Geraldine Morris and Carol Craig, both of Boulder; and a
He was preceded in death by his parents; his stepfather, Ernest Warren;
and brothers, Kenneth Wayne Arnold and Vern Eldon Arnold.
Services were held.
Contributions may be made to Julian Andre Wyatt's Educational Fund,
in care of Kibbey-Fishburn Funeral Home, 1102 N. Lincoln Ave., Loveland,
Virginia B. Becker
Jan. 11, 1924 - Aug. 9, 2000
Virginia B. Becker of Longmont died Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2000, in Boulder.
She was 76.
She was born Jan. 11, 1924, in Wichita, Kan., to Harry Blake and Mary
Crandall Blake. She married Floyd K. Becker on Oct. 2, 1945, in Wichita.
She graduated from East High School in Wichita. She attended the University
of Colorado at Boulder and was a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority.
She moved to Longmont from Boulder in 1969.
Survivors include her husband of Longmont; a son, Steven Becker of
Pine; two daughters, Karen Lian of Louisville and Mary Lynn Becker-Spector
of Sherman Oaks, Calif; and nine grandchildren.
Private graveside services were held.
Contributions may be made to a memorial fund in care of Howe Mortuary,
439 Coffman St., Longmont, CO 80501.
Barbara Defler Fahrenholtz
April 7, 1935 - Aug. 9, 2000
Barbara Defler Fahrenholtz of Lafayette died Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2000,
in Denver. She was 65.
She was born April 7, 1935, in Denver to Harold F. Defler and Margaret
H. Williams Defler. She married Lon Parrish in Boulder County in 1950.
They were divorced. She married Glen Boisseaux in 1966 in Denver. They
were divorced. She married Ben Fahrenholtz in Denver in about 1971. They
Ms. Fahrenholtz moved to Boulder County in 1944. She worked in retail
sales for Wal-Mart. She was retired.
Survivors include her mother of Lafayette; a sister, Jackie Jordan
of Longmont; a brother, Clark Defler of Indiana; two daughters, Kathleen
Parrish and Trish Parrish, both of Anchorage, Alaska; a son, Richard Parrish
of Lafayette; twin sons, Garin Boisseaux of Lakewood and Kinsman Boisseaux
of Littleton; 13 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Monte Parrish.
A memorial service will be at 11 p.m. Monday at the First United Methodist
Church, 200 E. Baseline, Lafayette.
Memorial contributions may be made to Margaret Williams, 406 E. Cleveland
St., Lafayette, CO 80026.
Darrell Howe Mortuary is handling the arrangements.
Zella B. Hoskin
Dec. 5, 1901 - Aug. 10, 2000
Zella B. Hoskin of Boulder died in her home Thursday, Aug. 10, 2000.
She was 98.
The daughter of Edwin S. Lokie and Mary Alice Havens Lokie, she was
born Dec. 5, 1901, in Kankakee, Ill. She married James E. Hoskin in 1927
in Littleton. He died in 1987.
Mrs. Hoskin came to Colorado with her family in 1906. She attended
Littleton public schools and earned a bachelor's degree in elementary education
from Colorado State Teachers College at Greeley in 1926. She then taught
She moved to Boulder from Littleton in 1946.
She was a vocalist and pianist and enjoyed gardening.
Survivors include a daughter, Lorraine Hoskin of Boulder.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held on a date
to be determined.
Contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
Howe Mortuary of Boulder is handling arrangements.
Nov. 24, 1927 - Sept. 16, 2000
Sue Colabello of Wheat Ridge died Saturday, Sept. 16, 2000. She was
She was born Nov. 24, 1927, in Longmont to Charles L. Dameron and Anna
G. Price Dameron. She married Carmen Scarpella in 1946. They divorced.
She married Pasquale Colabello in 1960. He died in 1994.
She was a homemaker and co-owner of Pasquale's Pizza in Louisville.
She enjoyed cooking and animals.
Survivors include a daughter, Sherry Hagan of Golden; a son, Bradley
Colabello of Longmont; two sisters, Naomi Minick of Grass Valley, Calif.,
and Charlene Bashor of Lafayette; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by five siblings,
Ronald Dameron, John Price, Betty Truman, Madonna Yadelis and Violet Leacock.
Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Darrell Howe Mortuary,
1701 W. South Boulder Road, Lafayette.
No memorial services are planned.
Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1250 S. Hover
Road, Suite F2, Longmont CO 80501 or to the Humane Society of Boulder Valley,
2323 55th St., Boulder CO 80301.
Richard J. Lang
Sept. 18, 1921 - Sept. 15, 2000
Richard J. Lang of Boulder died Friday, Sept. 15, 2000, at Boulder
Community Hospital. He was 78.
The son of Otto J. Lang and Mabel Johnson Lang, he was born Sept. 18,
1921, in South Bend, Ind. He married Dorothy B. Grunert on April 12, 1947,
in South Bend.
He served in the Navy from 1943 to 1946.
Mr. Lang moved to Boulder from South Bend in 1961. He worked as a design
engineer at Rocky Flats, retiring in 1983.
He was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church. He enjoyed art,
playing golf and flower gardening.
Survivors include his wife of Boulder; two daughters, Kristien J. Hill
of Denver and Johanna S. Lang of Boulder; and two grandsons.
A brother, Jack H. Lang, preceded him in death.
A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul's United
Methodist Church, 4215 Grinnell Ave., Boulder.
Contributions may be made in his name to St. Paul's United Methodist
Church or to the Association for Community Living, 6897 Paiute Ave., Longmont,
Crist Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
April 2, 1981 - Sept. 15, 2000
Christopher Northcutt of Longmont died Friday, Sept. 15, 2000, from
injuries suffered in a car-bicycle accident in Firestone. He was 19.
The son of Terry E. Northcutt and Barbara L. Schnurbusch Northcutt,
he was born April 2, 1981, in Denver.
Mr. Northcutt grew up in the rural Longmont area and attended Valley
High School in Gilcrest.
He was a member of the Boulder County Cinch Busters 4-H Club, Boulder
Horse Show Association, the Pride Club at Valley High School and the Special
Olympics Colorado Chapter of Equestrian Division, representing Team Colorado
in the 1999 Special Olympics in Raleigh Durham, N.C., where he won two
He loved music, horseback riding, bicycling and dancing.
Survivors include his parents of Longmont; and two sisters, Alexis
Northcutt and Briana Northcutt, both of Longmont.
A rosary will be said at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Ahlberg Funeral Chapel
A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. John the Baptist
Catholic Church, Fourth and Collyer streets, Longmont. The Rev. Richard
Pelis of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Boulder will officiate.
Cremation is planned.
Contributions may be made in his name to the Colorado Therapeutic Riding
Center, in care of Ahlberg Funeral Chapel, 326 Terry St., Longmont, CO
Dorothy Louise Sifferd
Dec. 29, 1916 - Sept. 15, 2000
Dorothy Louise Sifferd of Louisville died Friday, Sept. 15, 2000, at
Hospice of Boulder County Care Center in Louisville. She was 83.
Born Dec. 29, 1916, in Richland, Iowa, she was the daughter of Charles
R. Wiggins and Freda R. Cowguill Wiggins. She married Richard H. Sifferd
on May 18, 1940, in Kansas City, Mo. He died in 1978.
Mrs. Sifferd moved to Boulder County in August.
She attended Chillicothe Business College in Chillicothe, Mo., Joliet
Junior College in Joliet, Ill., and received a bachelor's degree from the
College of St. Francis in Joliet in 1969 and a master's in education from
Loyola University in Chicago in 1972.
Mrs. Sifferd worked as an assistant to the dean at Joliet (East) High
School and as a counselor at Nomence Junior High School.
Mrs. Sifferd enjoyed traveling and was active in Girl Scouts.
Survivors include three daughters, Janet Palmer of Malta, Ill., Margaret
Amditis of Goodlettsville, Tenn., and Kathleen Norris of Longmont; a son,
Robert Sifferd of Payson, Ariz.; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth Wiggins; a sister,
Maxine Ryan; and a grandson.
Services are private.
Erlinger Cremation & Funeral Service of Longmont is in charge of
Naomi Ethel Wright
June 26, 1914 - July 26, 2000
Naomi Ethel Wright of Elk City, Okla., formerly of Boulder, died July
26, 2000, in Elk City. She was 96.
Born June 26, 1914, in Alva, Okla., she was the daughter of James L.
Wright and Katie Ethel Plummer Wright.
She graduated from the Denver School of Nursing in 1939. She worked
as a registered nurse and was the director of nursing at the University
She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Elk City.
Survivors include three nieces, Patricia A. Van Hon of Cleveland, Texas,
Cynthia J. Trezise of Fairbury, Ill., and Nancy Wright Slain of Kailua,
Hawaii; and two nephews, Dr. James C. Wright of Virginia Beach, Va., and
William J. Engler of Craig.
She was preceded in death by three sisters, Alice M. Hurt, Marjorie
Wright Engler and Veda K. Wright Patterson; and two brothers, James C.
Wright and Harold L "Joe" Wright.
Services were held.