Miscellaneous Denver County, Colorado Obituaries - 1999

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J. MELVIN ARONSON, 85, of Denver died Sept. 19. Services were private. Mr. Aronson was born in Denver on Dec. 24, 1913. He married Velma Grace Aronson. He was a musician. Survivors include sister Lila Kahan of Denver. 

MAE E. BARSCH, 74, of Arvada died Sept. 29. Services were Oct. 1, with burial at Crown Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Barsch was born in Denver on Jan. 8, 1925. She married William Barsch, 1943. She was a homemaker. Survivors include daughter Carol of Arvada; son Lonnie of Florida; two grandchildren. 

JAMES EDWARD DODSON, 36, of Denver died Sept. 14. Services were Sept. 22. Mr. Dodson was born in Denver on Dec. 6, 1962. He married Karen Jane Spackman, 1983. He was a construction worker. Survivors include his wife; daughters Dove and Dustin, both of Canada; father Jack of Englewood; mother Mary Cherry of Canada; sister Laurie Armstrong of Oklahoma; brother LeRoy of Oklahoma. 

WILLIE VEREEN DONKIN, 86, of Boulder died Sept. 29. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, at Chapel Hill Cemetery, 6601 S. Colorado Blvd. Mrs. Donkin was born in Wilmington, N.C., on Sept. 7, 1913. She married Lester Donkin, 1940. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Survivors include her husband; daughters Gail Dohrmann of Boulder and Suzanne Kaplan of New York; sister Hilda Discepolo of North Carolina; three grandchildren. 

JUAN JOSE RUFINO GARCIA, 59, of Denver died Sept. 24. Services were Sept. 29, with burial in New Mexico. Mr. Garcia was born in El Rito, N.M., on May 26, 1940. He served in the Army. He worked in food service management. Survivors include mother Cordelia; daughters Naomi Beall of Denver, Valerie and Deanna, both of Aurora; son Michael of Washington, D.C.; sister Dorothy of Colorado, Grace Valdez and Evangeline Jaramillo, both of New Mexico; brothers Isaac of California and Eugene of New Mexico; two grandchildren. 

FLORENCE L. HEIDENREICH, 76, of Brighton died Sept. 22. Services were Sept. 25, with burial at Mizpah Cemetery in Platteville. Mrs. Heidenreich was born in Johnstown on July 2, 1923. She married Fred Heidenreich, 1941. She helped operate the family farm. Survivors include daughters Janet Krantz and Katherine Yost, both of Brighton; sons Kenneth of Fort Morgan and Gary of New Mexico; sisters Lydia Stewart and Frieda Stark, both of Denver and Ruth Hause of Greeley; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. 

HARRY LEE HOBSON, 70, of Cherry Hills Village died Sept. 18 in Englewood. Services were Sept. 23, with entombment at Wellshire Memorial Garden. Mr. Hobson was born in Ada, Okla., on May 14, 1929. He married Lois Helmick, 1961. He was a trial lawyer. He was a member of the National Advisory Council of Wichita State University Endowment Association, Cattleman's Association, Phi Delta Phi, Phi Delta Theta and Wellshire Presbyterian Church. Survivors include his wife; son Harry of Nevada; daughter Winifred of Utah. 

KEVIN STORM HYLTON, 16, of Evergreen died Sept. 28. Memorial services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, at Christ the King Catholic Church. Kevin was born in San Antonio on July 7, 1983. He was a junior at Evergreen High School. He played the bass guitar with his band, Distracted, and enjoyed snowboarding, hiking, camping and fishing. Survivors include parents Chris and Diana of Evergreen; sister Leslie; grandparents Joan and Frank Moon of Texas, Elizabeth of Utah. 

ESTHER P. JOHNSON, 95, of Denver died Sept. 29. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 4, at Chapel Hill Mortuary. Mrs. Johnson was born in Grinell, Iowa, on April 15, 1904. She married Robert Johnson, 1920. She was a homemaker. Survivors include sons Robert of Fort Collins and Edward of Louviers; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. 

RHONDA M. KOVAC, 38, of Littleton died Sept. 27. Services were Oct. 1. Mrs. Kovac was born in Alamosa on Dec. 10, 1960. She married William Kovac, 1981. She was a banking supervisor. Survivors include her husband; son Joseph of Littleton; sisters Tillie Melgares of California, Florence Naranjo and Carmen Palomino, both of Denver, Carolyn Bandlaria of Ohio, Fidella Gibbs of Alamosa. 

MILDRED MAE LEGER, 86, of Arvada died Sept. 28 in Wheat Ridge. Services were Sept. 30, with burial at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Littleton. Mrs. Leger was born in Phillips, Neb., on April 15, 1913. She was a homemaker. Survivors include son Alfred of Denver; daughter Dorothy White of Arvada; sister Maxine Buck of Nebraska; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. 

IAN MACDONALD, 20, of Littleton died Sept. 16 in Denver. Memorial services were Sept. 23. Mr. MacDonald was born in Denver on Sept. 22, 1978. He was employed by Truegreen Chemlawn. Survivors include mother Jill Cackowski; father Ian Andrews; sister Sarah; brother Sterling Andrews; stepbrother John Cackowski. 

ROLLIN D. ''JAKE'' PIERRE SR., 72, of Denver, died Sept. 23. Services were Oct. 1, with burial at Fort Logan National Cemetery. Mr. Pierre was born in Edgard, La., on Oct. 9, 1926. He married Grace Pierre, 1954. He worked for Lowry Air Force Base. Survivors include his wife; son Rollin of Denver; daughters Denise, Antoinette, Roxanne Shaw, Sandra Oliver, all of Denver; brothers Raymond and Leon; sisters Corine Burrell, Olga Borne, Bernice Borne, Lois Sterling; 13 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. 

VICTOR E. RAEL, 68, of Thornton died Sept. 19 in Westminster. Services were Sept. 23, with burial at Evergreen Cemetery. Mr. Rael was born in Trinidad on March 21, 1931. He married Lena Rael, and later Lucy Gonzales. He retired from School District No. 12. Survivors include his wife; daughters Betty Cordova and Connie Ortiz, both of Pueblo, Vicki Sanudo and Seffie Romero, both of Denver, Lena Maez of Arvada, Darlene Sierra, Mary and Joan Shalden, all of Thornton; sons Victor of Westminster and Carl Shalden of Thornton; brothers Higinio and Johnny, both of Utah, and Rudy of Oregon; sisters Maryann Gomez and Seferina Cordova, both of Colorado, and Della Maldonado of Texas; 26 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren. 

ALFRED BATES RICHARDSON, 92, of Denver, died Sept. 17. Mr. Richardson was born in Peoria, Ill., on Dec. 17, 1906. He married Barbara Walker, 1941. He was a teacher and also worked in real estate. He was a member of El Jebel Temple of the Mystic Shrine, Denver Athletic Club and Sons of the American Revolution. Survivors include daughter Kathryn Elser; son John; five grandchildren; a great-grandchild. 

IRMA A. SANCHEZ, 18, of Brighton died Sept. 20 in Denver. Services were Sept. 24, with burial at Elmwood Cemetery. Ms. Sanchez was born in Brighton on Jan. 18, 1981. She worked at the Kmart Distribution Center in Brighton. Survivors include son Gustavo Segura Jr., of Brighton; parents Amador and Martha, both of Brighton; sisters Olidia, Norma and Martha, all of Brighton; companion Gustavo Segura Sr.; grandmother Arnulfa Pacheco of Mexico. 

PEGGY SANDEFUR, 60, of Highlands Ranch died Sept. 29 in Littleton. Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 4, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 9770 S. Foothills Canyon Blvd., Highlands Ranch. Mrs. Sandefur was born in Provo, Utah, on Sept. 1, 1939. She worked in retail sales and was a seamstress. Survivors include daughter Vicki Yoder of Highlands Ranch; sons John Jr. of Washington, Roger of Westcliffe, Wayne of Cañon City; sisters Joetta Vaughn of Penrose, Becky Shackelford of Florida; nine grandchildren. 

EVA M. SCRIBNER, 82, of Lakewood died Sept. 27. Services were Oct. 1, with burial at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Scribner was born in Thurman on July 12, 1917. She married Lester Scribner, 1934. She was a homemaker. Survivors include sons Lester of Denver, Dwaine and Willis, both of Littleton; daughters Martha Smith of Kentucky, Beverly Ward of Littleton and Sue Goodsell of Lakewood; sister Annetta Osborn of Denver; 15 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. 

ROBERT L. SISNEROS, 50, of Denver died Sept. 26. Services were Sept. 29, at Olinger Wadsworth Mortuary. Mr. Sisneros was born in Crowley on March 29, 1949. Survivors include mother Cora of Crowley; daughter Monica of Denver; ex-wife Threasa of Denver; stepson Amador Rodriquez of Denver; seven brothers; five sisters. 

FLORENCE IRENE TURNER, 78, of Aurora died Sept. 27. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, at St. Therese Catholic Church, 1243 Kingston St., Aurora, with burial at Kansas City, Mo. Mrs. Turner was born in Kansas City on Aug. 15, 1921. She was a department manager for Capitol Federal Savings and Loans. Survivors include son Kenneth of California; daughters Lynne Angel of Oregon and Diane Lehman-McClane of Aurora; sister Ethel West of Aurora; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. 

EDMUND J. WHITMORE, 73, of Arvada died Sept. 25 in Morrison. Services were Oct. 1, with burial at Fort Logan National Cemetery. Mr. Whitmore was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Oct. 29, 1925. He married Eleanor Higney, 1945. He served in the Army. He retired from the Postal Service. He was a member of Knights of Columbus. Survivors include his wife; daughter Kathleen of North Carolina; son Edmund of California; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. 

EDWARD E. WILLIAMS, 68, of Littleton died Sept. 29 in Englewood. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 4, at the United Methodist Church of Englewood. Mr. Williams was born in New Castle on Nov. 13, 1930. He married Jacqueline Lechner, 1956. He served in the Air Force during the Korean War. He was a member of the Englewood United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife; son Dana of New York; daughter Kelli Jimerson of Littleton; brothers Donald of South Dakota and Lee of Denver; four grandchildren.

MAURICE ARCHER, 83, of Wheat Ridge died Sept. 21. Services were Sept. 27 with burial at Crown Hill Cemetery. Mr. Archer was born in Longmont on Oct. 17, 1915. He married Lillian Rutt. He was an engineer. Survivors include his wife; daughter Suzanne; brother James; sisters Clarice Neighbors, Roberta Domann. 

MAJOR GUY BLISS, 89, of Aurora died Sept. 24. Services were Oct. 1, at St. Michael and All Angels. Mr. Bliss was born in Minneapolis, Kan., on April 17, 1910. He married Wilma Cowdery, 1936, and Marie Hummel, 1978. He retired as a civil engineer. He was a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. Survivors include his wife; daughters Carol Meldrum of Arkansas and Mary Cella of Aurora; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. 

MABEL L. BOWERS, 90, of Wheat Ridge died Sept. 29. There will be private services. Mrs. Bowers was born in Punxsutawney, Pa., on Jan. 23, 1909. She married Arnold Goodrich Bowers. She worked at a bottle company as a line worker. Survivors include son Earl H. of Arizona; daughters Edna L. McLaughlin of Wheat Ridge, Verna Mae Webber of New York; brothers Cecile J. Payne, Lloyd H. Payne, both of Pennsylvania; sisters Verna B. Lingenfelter of Pennsylvania, Dorothy Mae Summerson of New York; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren. 

FRANK CONNOR, 94, of Denver died July 13. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, at St. Andrew Episcopal Church, 2015 Glenarm Place, in Denver. Mr. Connor was born on March 21, 1905. He was a scholar. 

ROSALIE A. GAMACHE, 59, formerly of Westminster, died Sept. 14 in East Longmeadow, Mass. Mrs. Gamache was born in Palmer, Mass., on May 21, 1940. She was a retired manager and union representative of US West. Survivors include sons Thomas of Missouri and Robert of Massachusetts; daughters Terri Morris of Littleton, Dianne Leclerc of Japan and Susan Deutsch of Denver; mother Anne Grabowski of Massachusetts; sisters Sandra Golec, Diane Baldina and Natalie Thomas, all of Massachusetts; eight grandchildren. 

CRAIG M. GOODWIN, 40, of Littleton died Sept. 23 in Denver. Services were Oct. 2. Mr. Goodwin was born in Birmingham, Ala., on Jan. 11, 1959. Survivors include mother Peggy McGinnis of Littleton; brother Ian Culverhouse. 

LAVEDA ''LEE'' S. HAIL, 45, of Lakewood died Sept. 23. There were private services. Mrs. Hail was born in Topeka, Kan., on Jan. 28, 1954. She married William L. Hail III, 1973. She was a registered nurse. Survivors include daughters Christina L., Nicoma C. Emery, both of Westminster; mother Vivian C. Degraff of Wheat Ridge; brother Gerald L. Degraff of Fort Lupton; sister Cheryl A. Degraff of Wheat Ridge; a grandchild. 

ROLAND H. HILLER, 73, of Arvada died Sept. 29. Services were Oct. 1 with burial at Crown Hill Cemetery. Mr. Hiller was born in Alamosa on Oct. 10, 1925. He married Lenora Hiller. He attended University of Denver and was vice president of finance for Lutheran Medical Center. He was a member of Peace Lutheran Church. Survivors include his wife; sons James of Denver, Robert of Arizona; daughter Patricia Scott of Denver; five grandchildren. 

WILMA L. HYATT, 93, of Boulder died Sept. 29 in Berthoud. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5, at Valmont Presbyterian Church, 3262 N. 61st St., Boulder, followed by burial at Mountain View Memorial Park, 3016 Kalmia, Boulder. Mrs. Hyatt was born Wilma L. Reynolds in Green, Kan., on Nov. 10, 1905. She married Harry W. Hyatt, 1928. She was a nurse at Boulder Community Hospital and member of Valmont Community Presbyterian Church. 

WILLIAM CHARLES KUGLER, 76, of Denver died Sept. 27. Services were Sept. 30 with burial at Fort Logan National Cemetery. Mr. Kugler was born in Denver on Feb. 13, 1923. He married Joan Louise Brokaw, 1946. He served in the Navy during World War II and was a pattern maker at a steel foundry. Survivors include his wife; sons Clark of Littleton, Daniel of Conifer, John of Denver; daughter of Laura Smith of Florida; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. 

CALVIN R. LAIRD, 76, of Denver died Sept. 21. There were private services. Mr. Laird was born in Lawrence, Neb., on March 9, 1923. He married Ruth Auld Laird, 1942. He was chief of radiology, Fitzsimons Hospital. Survivors include his wife; son Roy of Denver; brothers Eugene, Claude, DJ, all of California; caregivers Julie Davis of Nederland, Sean Thomas of Denver. 

ROBERT E. LENTI, 55, of Thornton died Sept. 27 in Denver. Services were Sept. 30 with burial at Fort Logan National Cemetery. Mr. Lenti was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on May 19, 1944. He married Karen Bryant, 1988. He served in the Army and Army Reserve. He worked for US West and was a member of the Ellis Lodge. Survivors include his wife; mother Rose Spiri; sister Carol Pantino, both of New York; three stepchildren. 

RUTH ELIZABETH MEIER, 80, of Broomfield died Sept. 20 in Westminster. Services were Sept. 25, with burial in New Jersey. Mrs. Meier was born in South River, N.J., on April 4, 1919. She married Norman John Meier, 1941. She retired as a manager from Sears, 1980. Survivors include son Norman John; daughter Ruth Sherry; sisters Virginia Heath, Julia Keiderling, all of New Jersey; two grandchildren. 

JOHN S. OSCKEL, 59, of Lakewood died Sept. 28. Services were Oct. 2 at American Legion Post 17 in Edgewater. Mr. Osckel was born in Walsenburg on March 9, 1940. He married Roberta Coleman, 1976. He was a longtime employee of the Denver Rocky Mountain News classified advertising department and an officer of the Sons of the American Legion. Survivors include his wife; daughters Kenita Hoff of Idaho, Peggy Perez, Emma, both of Johnstown, Karen Aldrich of England, Jamie Goodwin of Washington, Phyllis Garcia of California, Rose Anderson of Texas; sons Allen Coleman of Washington, John of Arizona; brothers Garfield of Nevada, Joseph of Cripple Creek and James of Denver; sisters AnnaMarie Packer and Louvella Atencio, both of Denver; 20 grandchildren. 

JACK O. PARKER, 44, of Lakewood died Sept. 26. Services were Sept. 29, with burial at Mount Olivet Cemetery. Mr. Parker was born in Granite City, Ill., on Dec. 21, 1954. He was a finance manager for US West. Survivors include father Harry of Lakewood; brothers Dan of Lakewood, Bill of Utah; sister Kathy Phifer of Fort Collins. 

LOUISE J. SWOBODA PARKS, 92, of Denver died Aug. 24. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 11, at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 1 Del Mar Circle, Aurora. Mrs. Parks was born Omaha on Aug. 26, 1906. She married Charlie Parks. She was a teacher and librarian. She was a member of the First Job's Daughters Bethel of the United States, Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority, Order of Eastern Star and the White Shrine and Amaranth. Survivors include daughters Betty Thompson of Littleton and Janet Snyder of California; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. 

ALMA G. REEVES, 84, of Aurora died Sept. 28. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 4, at Fairmount's Little Ivy Chapel with burial at Fort Logan National Cemetery. Mrs. Reeves was born in Brush on April 17, 1915. She married Paul W. Reeves, 1941. Survivors include son Paul of Texas; daughter Barbara Reed of Aurora; four grandchildren. 

HARRY E. REMUS, 64, of Lakewood died Sept. 28. Services were private. Mr. Remus was born in Milwaukee on Jan. 31, 1935. He married Sandy Cretzer, 1968. He served in the Air Force. He was a watercolor aritst and enjoyed buckskinning. Survivors include his wife; sons David of Englewood, Adam of Lakewood; two grandchildren. 

MARGARET HELES ''MASON'' RENTZ, 75, of Englewood died Sept. 25. Services were Oct. 2. Mrs. Rentz was born in Detroit on May 27, 1924. She married Walter Rentz, 1946. She taught Spanish. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church and was a Sunday school teacher and church organist. Survivors include her husband; son Robert of Denver; daughter Barbara Brooks of Englewood; sister Marilyn DeVries of Michigan; five grandchildren. 

LEO ''BUCK'' D. SCHLITTER, 84, of Aurora died Sept. 26. Private services were held. Mr. Schlitter was born in Almakee County, Iowa, on Oct. 19, 1914. He married Marcy Karen Thompson, 1966. He served in the Army during World War II. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 501. Survivors include his wife; sons William, James, both of Aurora; daughter Kathy Burke of Denver; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

FRANK EMIL STORATZ, 85, of Denver died Aug. 20. Services were Aug. 30. Mr. Storatz was born in Milwaukee on June 15, 1914. He married Eleanor Liebenstein. He owned Storatz Tool Service, Trails End Motels and Harts Corner Liquor. He was a member of Pinehurst Country Club and Port of Call Travel Club. Survivors include his wife; son Randy of Lakewood; daughters Judith Ann Rutledge of Yuma, Susan Farrar of Golden; brothers Albert of Denver, Fritz of Arizona; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. 

VIRGIL ROY WHITE, 66, of Denver died Sept. 26 in Westminster. Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5, at Mount Olivet Cemetery, 12801 W. 44th Ave. Mr. White was born in Whitesville, W.Va., on Dec. 22, 1932. He married Betty L. Decker. He was a fence builder. Survivors include his wife. 

C. STANLEY WILSON, 71, of Lakewood died Sept. 25 in Denver. Services were Sept. 30 with burial at Crown Hill Cemetery. Mr. Wilson was born in Denver on June 7, 1928. He married Martha Buchanan, 1949. He owned White Fence Farm Restaurant. Survivors include his wife; son Charles of Lakewood; daughters Cynthia Scott of Sedalia, Kathleen of Lakewood, Deborah Burke of Canada; nine grandchildren.


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