Miscellaneous Denver County, Colorado Obituaries - 1999

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H. PHILIP BOCK, 83, of Denver died Sept. 24. Services were Sept. 27. Mr. Bock was born in Chicago on Oct. 10, 1915. He married Jeanne Stasior, 1937. He worked in the trucking industry. Survivors include sons Paul of California, Robert of Oregon, Richard, Michael, both of Aurora; seven grandchildren.

LILLIAN E. FOLEY BUZICK, 78, of Lakewood died Sept. 30. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5, at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, 4200 Federal Blvd., with burial at Fort Logan National Cemetery, 3698 S. Sheridan Blvd. Mrs. Buzick was born in Denver on May 24, 1921. She was a waitress and member of the Elks and Foot Printers. Survivors include sons Michael J. Foley of Idaho Springs, Richard P. Foley of Aurora, George of Lakewood; daughter Sandra of Thornton; 11 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren.

FRANCIS EDWARD ''BUD'' DALE II, 52, of Denver died Sept. 27. Services were Oct. 1 with burial at Fort Logan National Cemetery, 3698 S. Sheridan Blvd. Mr. Dale was born in Denver on Feb. 22, 1947. He married Sharon K. Dale, 1994. He served in the Marines. He was a landscaper. Survivors include his wife; daughter Heather Jean of Denver; mother Ethel M. Berkey of Denver; brothers Richard Leo of Bennett, David Gilbert of Denver; sister Jonna Lou Brouwer of Washington; grandmother Vera M. Layton of Lakewood; one grandchild.

MARY TERESA FOX, 92, of Englewood died Sept. 26. Services were Sept. 30. Mrs. Fox was born in Clarks, Neb., on Dec. 23, 1906. She married DeWayne Ernest Fox, 1939. She was a housekeeper. Survivors include sons Robert D., Clifford R., both of Englewood, Jerome A. of California; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren.

ALFREDO F. JIMENEZ, 65, of Lakewood died Oct. 1. Services will be at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8, at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, 3801 W. Ohio Ave., Denver. Mr. Jimenez was born in Pueblo on May 17, 1934. He married Marie Dolores Natera, 1956. He served in the Air Force during the Korean War. He was a plumber and pipe fitter. Survivors include his wife; sons Eric of Lakewood, Keith of Arvada, Randal, April, Alfredo, all of Denver, Leif of Lakewood; daughter Freda Peerman of Lakewood; brother John of Denver; sisters Octavia Garza of Littleton, Lucy Sandoval of Arvada, Dora Acuna of Pueblo; 12 grandchildren.

JEWEL DEAN KILE, 80, of Aurora died Sept. 29. Services will be private. Mrs. Kile was born in Junction City, Kan., on Oct. 24, 1918. She married Robert E. Kile, 1937. She was a homemaker. Survivors include son Robert E. Jr. of Aurora; daughters Mimi Poulin of Denver, Susanne Hindes; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.

VELMA L. LEE, 82, of Lakewood died Sept. 24 in Wheat Ridge. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 4, at Centuries Memorial Park, Shrevesport, La., followed by burial. Mrs. Lee was born Velma Lambright in Haynesville, La., on June 15, 1917. She married Roddy Lee, 1933. She was a homemaker and member of Eastern Star. Survivors include sons Richard A. of Georgia, Kenneth W. of Washington; daughter Wyn-Nelle White of Lakewood.

MORRIS MANZANARES, 69, of Denver died Sept. 24. Services were Sept. 29 with burial at Fort Logan National Cemetery, 3698 S. Sheridan Blvd. Mr. Manzanares was born in Abiquiu, N.M. on July 12, 1930. He married Mary Anguiano, 1955. He served in the Army during the Korean War. He owned a liquor store. Survivors include his wife; sons Lawrence of Littleton, Mark of Denver; daughter Laura Rivera of Littleton; brothers Ben, Max, Herman; sisters Sally, Mary, Lita; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

HUGH V. MCGREEVY, 91, of Killeen, Texas, died Sept. 28. Services were Oct. 2 with burial at Crown Hill Cemetery, 7777 W. 29th Ave. Mr. McGreevy was born in Sioux City, Iowa, on Nov. 19, 1907. He married Dorothy E. Kennison, 1928. He owned Mello-Maid Bakery and was a member of the National Rifle Association. Survivors include sons Larry of Maryland, Patrick of Lakewood; daughters Marylou Williams of Longmont, Donna Toutant of Texas, Jeannie McMillion of Denver, Rose Delaney of Thornton, Marilyn Evans of Nevada; 14 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren.

ALICE McGUIRE, 86, of Denver died Sept. 30. Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 4, at Chapel Hill Mortuary, 6601 S. Colorado Blvd., with burial at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. Mrs. McGuire was born in Colorado Springs on June 27, 1913. She married Robert W. McGuire, 1938. She was a bookkeeper and worked for a dry cleaners. She was a member of University Church of Christ. Survivors include son Glen of Denver; daughters Jeanne Thompson of Arvada, Jill Nauman of Michigan; brothers Robert Loney of Denver, Kenneth Loney of Colorado Springs; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren.

KIERA JORDAN McNEAL, 4 months, of Aurora died Sept. 25. Private services and burial were at Hampden Memorial Gardens, 8600 E. Hampden Ave. Kiera was born in Aurora on May 23, 1999. Survivors include her parents Cedrick D. and Keisha Johnson McNeal; brother Cedrick Jr.; sisters Deisa Johnson, Tianna; grandmother Vicky L. Pryor, all of Aurora; great-grandmothers Floreece Pryor of Texas, Dora Christian of Louisiana.

CLARA F. MONDO, 74, of Littleton died Sept. 30 in Aurora. Services will be at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 4, at Church of Christ, 7453 S. Zephyr Court. Mrs. Mondo was born in Missouri on June 16, 1925. She married Frank Mondo. She was a homemaker. Survivors include sons Joseph of New York, Frank Jr. of Georgia; daughters Ann of New York, Mary Brewer of Littleton, Christine Schwendemann of Aurora; 15 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren.

HAROLD M. NEELY SR., 68, of Aurora died Oct. 2. Services will be private. Mr. Neely was born in Salem, Ind., on Aug. 10, 1931. He married Dorothy Snowden, 1964. He was a consultant in the hospitality industry and member of the Elks. Survivors include his wife; sons Lt. Col. Harold Neely Jr. of Florida, James Summergill of Kentucky; daughters Kelly J. Michels of Aurora, Joy Christain of Wyoming; mother Mary J. Neely of Indiana; sister Martha L. Hart of Indiana.

ALINE E. PAINE, 87, of Denver died Sept. 28. Services were Oct. 1 with burial at Red Butte Cemetery, Aspen. Miss Paine was born in Glenwood Springs on Oct. 17, 1911. She was a federal government employee and a member of Corona Presbyterian Church. Survivors include niece Barbara Carbutt; great-niece Jean Carbutt; nephew Richard Carbutt, all of Denver.

WALTER OLIVER PASSMORE, 77, of Commerce City died Sept. 26 in Missouri. Services were Oct. 1 with burial at Fort Logan National Cemetery, 3698 S. Sheridan Blvd. Mr. Passmore was born in Winigan, Mo., on Oct. 21, 1921. He married Fleda Dudding, 1946. He worked in a warehouse and was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion and the Eagles. Survivors include sons Dennis of Commerce City, Gary of Strasburg, Eric of Missouri; daughter Connie of Missouri; sister Goldie Robertson of Illinois; stepdaughter Ann Greening of Louisiana.

OWEN MAYFIELD ROACH, infant, of Lakewood died Sept. 26. Memorial services were Sept. 30. Owen was born in Alamosa on Dec. 28, 1998. Survivors include father James; mother Teri Mayfield; brother Colin; grandparents John and Doris Mayfield, James and Kay; great-grandparents Emma Oxenrider, May, Ed and Marion Barclay.

MANSIL W. SCRIVNER, 85, of Lakewood died Sept. 29. Services will be at 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 4, at Memorial Gardens, Littleton, followed by burial. Mr. Scrivner was born in Tatum, N.M., on Sept. 25, 1914. He married Harriet L. Webster, 1949. He served in the Army as a major during World War II. He was a civil engineer for Bureau of Land Management and was a member of Retired Federal Employees. Survivors include his wife; son Ron of Texas; daughters Joyce of Minnesota, Joan Crosse of Evergreen; brothers Lloyd of Denver, W.C. of Durango; Gerald, Alvin, both of New Mexico; sister Maleta of New Mexico; four grandchildren.

PHILIP ALLEN SHANAHAN, 47, of Boulder died Sept. 29. Services will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 4, at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, 2312 14th St., Boulder. Mr. Shanahan was born in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, on Jan. 26, 1952. He married Beth A. Popa, 1976. He was a senior software engineer for Nexdata Solutions and had worked as a roofing foreman for Black Roofing Inc. for 10 years and for Array Technologies of Boulder. Survivors include his wife; son Daniel of Boulder; daughter Katherine of Boulder; mother Ruth Langhans Shanahan of Florida.

WILLIAM FLOYD STEVENS, 90, of Denver died Sept. 30. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 4, at Horan & McConaty Family Chapel, 3020 Federal Blvd. Mr. Stevens was born in Fort Hyman, Ky., on Oct. 22, 1908. He married Elina C. Harmon, 1929. He served in the Navy. Survivors include his wife; sons William F. Jr. of Thailand, Robert D. of Florida, James D. of Texas Creek; daughters Kathryn F. of California, Dorothy F. Seefeld of Denver; 17 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren.

HUBERT E. TROXEL, 85, of Denver died Sept. 28. Services were Oct. 1. Mr. Troxel was born in Denver on Oct. 21, 1913. He married Gladys L. Dye, 1958. He served in the Navy during World War II as an E-4 electricians mate aboard the USS Saratoga. He was a lithographer and printer. Survivors include his wife; daughters Betty Schell, Patty Shaffer, both of Wyoming; brother Albert of California; stepson Richard Hill of Colorado; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

RUTH L. WAGES, 74, of Lakewood died Sept. 24. Services were Sept. 28 with burial at Highland Cemetery. Mrs. Wages was born in Keokuk, Iowa, on Aug. 11, 1925. She married Carrol O. Wages, 1978. She was self-employed. She was a member of Green Mountian Christian Church. She is survived by her nephew Roy Christanson of Nebraska.

LORETTA BILLINGER, 85, of Denver died Sept. 26. Services were Sept. 30, with burial at Fairmount Cemetery. Mrs. Billinger was born in Clyde, Kan., on Jan. 22, 1914. She married Alfred Billinger, 1936. Survivors include daughter Patty Combs of Texas; sisters Sally Tutten of Arizona, Odella Degas of Kansas, Ilene Gooden of Aurora; brothers Delbert Marcotte of Denver, Ray Marcotte of Aurora; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.

DAVID C. BALLARD JR., 78, of Denver died Sept. 30 in Brush. Services were Oct. 4. Mr. Ballard was born in Roy, N.M., on April 15, 1921. He married Dixie Lee Shaffer, 1981. He worked for Thompson Pipe and Steel. He was a member of Arvada Elks Lodge No. 2278, South Gate Lodge No. 138 and the Scottish Rite. Survivors include sons Lorren of Montana, Perry Purdue of Colorado; daughters Joyce Ballard, Gina Kuulamura, Tammy Parrill and Rickie Richardson, all of Colorado, Anna Laws of Nebraska; sister Lula Eppinger of Colorado; 15 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren.

PATRICIA J. COFFEY, 52, of Wichita, Kan., formerly of Denver, died Oct. 1. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5, at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. Ms. Coffey was born in Wichita on Nov. 26, 1946. Survivors include parents Dan and Erma of Kansas; brother Dan of Missouri; sisters Mary Lu Tuthill of California, Kathy O'Shaughnessy, Erma Blick and Colleen Dondlinger, all of Kansas.

NANCY KAY PARKER COLLIER, 35, of Colorado Springs died Oct. 1. Services will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6, at Memorial Gardens Chapel, 3825 Airport Road. Ms. Collier was born in Albuquerque on Jan. 10, 1964. She married Don'el Collier, 1991. She was a homemaker. Survivors include sons Ethan and Taran; parents Alonza and Neomia Wood Parker; brother Daniel Parker; sister Connie Worth.

ARCHIE R. CROUCH, 90, of Englewood died Sept. 10. Mr. Crouch married Ellen Elizabeth. He was an ordained Presbyterian minister, a missionary in China and held several positions with the Presbyterian church under the Commission on Ecumenical Mission and Relations. He was founding editor of Daily Report: People's Republic of China Index. He won many awards for his book Christianity in China. Survivors include his wife; sons Edward of Washington, Curtis of New Jersey, William of California; daughter Carolyn Finster of New Mexico; brother Sam Wiper of Nevada; half-sisters Fae Miller and Lucille Barrett, both of California; five grandchildren.

TITSA DIAMANTIS, 76, of Denver died Oct. 2. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, with burial at Fairmount Cemetery. Mrs. Diamantis was born in Denver on Nov. 25, 1922. She married George Diamantis. She worked for her father's candy store until 1962. Survivors include son Theodore of Denver; brother Christopher Allison of Denver; sister Georgia Allison of Denver.

HAZEL ERWIN, 78, of Commerce City died Oct. 1 in Denver. Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5, at Olinger's Wadsworth Chapel, with burial at Fort Logan National Cemetery. Mrs. Erwin was born in Aurora on Sept. 20, 1921. She married Henry Erwin, 1955. She was a homemaker. Survivors include son Clifford Barnett of Denver; daughter Kimberly Padilla and Cindy Ortega, both of Commerce City; eight grandchildren; a great-grandchild.

DALE HOFFMAN, 40, of Frederick died Oct. 1 in Denver. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5, at the Howe Mortuary Chapel. Mr. Hoffman was born in Fort Wayne, Ind., on Sept. 13, 1959. He married Debra Banker, 1997. He was founder and owner of Tri-City Siding and with his wife started Hoffman's Hideaway Bed and Breakfast. Survivors include his wife; mother; grandmother Florence Shanebeck of Indiana; sisters Joyce Elwood of Frederick, Janice Riker of Seattle, Kay Murphy of Lafayette, Karen Hoffman of California; brothers Neil of Aurora, Darrel of Broomfield.

DEAN F. IRWIN, 86, of Pinecliffe died Sept. 30. Mr. Irwin was born in Gravity, Iowa, on Nov. 1, 1912. He married Madge Maynard, 1933, and then Rita Siegrist, 1970. He was a heavy equipment operator. He was a member of Operating Engineers Local Nine and the Elks Club in Westminster. Survivors include son Richard of Pinecliffe; sisters Marguerite Hawkinson of Westminster, Nell Perry of Oregon; six granddaughters; 10 great-grandchildren; several stepchildren and stepgrandchildren.

ALFREDO F. JIMENEZ, 65, of Lakewood died Sept. 30. Services will be at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8, at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, 3801 W. Ohio Ave., in Denver. Mr. Jimenez was born in Pueblo on May 17, 1934. He married Dolores Natera, 1956. He served in the Air Force during the Korean War. He was a plumber and pipe fitter. Survivors include his wife; sons Eric of Lakewood, Keith of Arvada, Randal, April and Alfredo, all of Denver, Leif of Lakewood; daughter Freda Peerman of Lakewood; brother John of Denver; sisters Octavia Garza of Littleton, Lucy Sandoval of Arvada, Dora Acuna of Pueblo; 12 grandchildren.

DOROTHY M. KISER, 89, of Denver died Sept. 28 in Aurora. Services were Oct. 1, with burial at Crown Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Kiser was born in Stafford, Kan., on May 9, 1910. She married Kenneth Kiser, 1934. She sold Better Women's Clothing. She was a member of the Christian Church. Survivors include daughter Kaye Murphy of Denver; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren.

KATHLEEN MYERS LANDESS, 79, of Idaho Springs died Oct. 1 in Wheat Ridge. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6, at The United Church, 1410 Colorado Blvd., Idaho Springs, with burial at Idaho Springs Cemetery. Mrs. Landess was born in McMinnville, Tenn., on Dec. 31, 1919. She married Warren Landess, 1948. She was a social worker. She was a member of Daughters of the American Revolution and Idaho Springs Women's Club. She is survived by her husband; several nieces and nephews.

HELEN E. LAND, 80, of Englewood died Sept. 30 in Denver. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6, at Englewood Family Funeral Care Chapel, with burial at Fort Logan National Cemetery. Mrs. Land was born in St. Paul, Minn., on Nov. 19, 1918. She married Roy Land, 1940. She was a retired public school employee. Survivors include her husband; sons Robert of Englewood, Richard of Fairplay; daughters Patricia Manley of Littleton, Judith Guy and Ellen Latham, both of Englewood; 12 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren. 

LARRY DAVID LOVATO SR., 52, of Denver died Sept. 30. Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, at St. Catherine Catholic Church, 4200 Federal Blvd. Mr. Lovato was born in Denver on Sept. 14, 1947. He married Pamela Elliott, 1966. He was a boiler maker for Boiler Makers Local No. 101. Survivors, all of Denver, include his wife; sons Larry Jr., Rueben; daughter Paige; father Edward; stepmother Josie; mother Tillie; stepfather Ray; sisters Dee, Cathy; brother Ken; a granddaughter.

JEFFERY ALLEN MATHIS, 37, of Manteca, Calif., formerly of Security, died Sept. 26. Mr. Mathis was born on Oahu, Hawaii, on Dec. 6, 1961. He was an office manager. Survivors include stepmother Emily of Colorado Springs; sisters Marjorie Radikl of Indiana, Janet Beuson and Nancy Clarke, both of Denver; brothers Stephen Donnell of Ohio, Stan Donnell of Denver.

GRACE LOUISE McCOLL, 60, of Paonia died Sept. 27. Services will be at a later date. Mrs. McColl was born in Colorado Springs on Aug. 14, 1939. She married Arthur McColl, 1969. She was a school teacher. She was a member of St. Michael's Episcopal Church in Paonia and Retired Teachers Association. Survivors include her husband; parents; sons Ian and Rob, both of Hotchkiss; daughter Stephanie of New York; sisters Joan Bearzi of Colorado Springs, Molly Link of Aurora.

EVELYN P. McMULLEN, 72, of Westminster died Sept. 28. Services were Oct. 4, with burial at Crown Hill Cemetery. Mrs. McMullen was born in Boston on Oct. 31, 1926. She married Charles McMullen, 1951. She was an editor for several newspapers and trade magazines. Survivors include her husband; daughters Jan Emanuel of Golden, Barbara Pitner of Denver; brothers Robert Petrule of California, Matthew Joseph of Massachusetts; three grandchildren.

AUGUSTINE M. MORRIS, 84, of New Canaan, Conn., formerly of Denver, died Oct. 1 in Stamford, Conn. Mrs. Morris was born in Vandergrift, Pa., on March 3, 1915. She was a Navy nurse in World War II. She retired as a registered nurse from St. Francis Hospital in Pittsburgh. She was a member of the Catholic Daughters of St. Aloysius Church in New Canaan. Survivors include daughter Linda Santelli Cleveland of Connecticut; sister Annette Shields of Pennsylvania; a grandson.

MARVIN G. SCHNELL, 77, of Broomfield died Sept. 21 in Thornton. Services were Sept. 25, with entombment at Mount Olivet Cemetery. Mr. Schnell was born in Windsor on April 18, 1922. He married Ann Buege, 1942. He was an automotive sales representative. Survivors include his wife; daughter Sandra Doubleday of Ohio; sons Jim of Morrison, J.D. of Aurora; sisters Mildred Thomas of Lakewood, Wilmetta Foos of Texas, Isabelle Lancaster, Doris Stroman and Nadine Hunter, all of Greeley; two grandchildren.

DOROTHY L. SMITH, 66, of Denver died Sept. 30. Mrs. Smith was born in Tama, Iowa, on June 4, 1933. She married Wayne Smith, 1952. She retired from Western Electric as a supervisor. She was a member of Mitchell Big Horn Caravan Club and the Telephone Pioneers. Survivors include her husband; sisters Mary Polniak of New Mexico, Jean Dewhirst of California.

JOHN VAREKA, 49, of Denver died Sept. 28 in Littleton. Services were Oct. 1. Mr. Vareka was born in Madison, Wis., on Sept. 25, 1950. He was vice president and research analyst for investment firm John G. Kinnard and Co. Survivors include parents Joseph and Beverly of Wisconsin; companion Ann Marie La Plante of Greeley; brothers James Newton of Wisconsin, William Alan of California; sisters Anne Marie of Minnesota, Jean and Mary Lowery, both of Wisconsin.

GERTRUDE ''SAMMIE'' MAY YOUNG, 70, of Westminster died Oct. 1. Mrs. Young was born in Camp Creek, S.D., on July 4, 1929. She was a lab technician. Survivors include sons Thomas Cameron, Robert Cameron; daughter Carrie; sister Joyce Williams; brothers Lloyd Davis, Ted Davis, Bill Bishop; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.


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