Miscellaneous Denver County, Colorado Obituaries - 2000

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LESLIE BARTON BEEMER, 76, of Littleton died Oct. 22. Services will be at 9 a.m. Friday, Oct. 27, at Fort Logan National Cemetery. Mr. Beemer was born in Henryetta, Okla., on Dec. 9, 1923. He served in the Navy during World War II and the Korean War. Survivors include son Bruce of Littleton; daughters Glendyne Wergland of Massachusetts, Julie Piper of Idaho, Teresa Beemer of Oregon. 

HARRIETT HOCKADAY BISHOP, 93, of Englewood died Oct. 16. Services were Oct. 20, with burial at Chapel Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Bishop was born in Peculiar, Mo., on Nov. 10, 1906. She married William Bishop, 1930. She was a teacher with Littleton Public Schools. Survivors include son Ned of Littleton; daughter Ann Bowser of Virginia; sister Ernestine Powell of Missouri; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. 

MOLLIE ELIZABETH BRUIN, 64, of Lakewood died Oct. 11. Services were private. Mrs. Bruin was born in Harvey, Ill., on June 19, 1936. She married Dale Bruin, 1954. She was a homemaker. Survivors include daughter Beverly of Lakewood; sons Howard of Lakewood, Larry of Lakewood, Gerry Sr., all of Lakewood; three grandchildren; a great-grandchild. 

PAUL G. BUSS, 78, of Aurora died Oct. 23. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 27, at St. Piux X. Mr. Buss was born in Andover, Mass., on Nov. 26, 1922. He married Maria Medina, 1947. He was a photographer in the Navy, from which he retired. Survivors include his wife; daughter Debra Stensgaard of Aurora; sisters Elizabeth Collins of Massachusetts, Agnes Harris of Massachusetts; three grandchildren. 

STUART CECIL CLARK, 94, of Denver died Oct 21. Mr. Clark was born in Castile, N.Y., on Dec. 1, 1905. He married Elizabeth Moyer, 1927. He was an electrician at Public Service Company of Colorado. He organized IBEW labor union, of which he became president. He was a member of several masonic organizations. Survivors include daughter Betty of Fort Collins, brother Merle of Pueblo; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. 

LLOYD JOSEPH CUNEO, 82, of Wheat Ridge died Oct. 12. Services were Oct. 16, with burial at Fort Logan National Cemetery. Mr. Cuneo was born in Los Angeles on March 25, 1918. He married Irma Zucal, 1946. He served in the Army Air Forces during World War II. He was a letter carrier for the postal service. Survivors include his wife; daughters MaryAnne Matterson of Colorado, Janet Shin of Littleton, Judy Volz of Denver; six grandchildren. 

VERNA MARIE DETTMERS, 89, of Westminster died Oct. 21. Services were Oct. 25, with burial at Crown Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Dettmers was born in Mansfield, Mo., on May 9, 1911. She married Frank Dettmers, 1929. She retired from Colorado General Hospital, now University Hospital. She was a member of Holiday Hills Church. Survivors include sons Theodore of Westminster, Frank of California; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren. 

NONA F. DUNDON, 82, of Aurora died Oct. 23. Services were Oct. 26, with burial at Fairmount Cemetery. Mrs. Dundon was born in Denver on April 11, 1918. She married C. Edward Dundon, 1939. She was a manager at a telephone company. Survivors include son E. Michael; daughters Darrell Bickford, Kathleen Tipton; two grandchildren. 

BEVERLY J. EBLING, 71, of Littleton died Oct. 20 in Denver. Services were Oct. 25, at Fort Logan National Cemetery. Mrs. Ebling was born in Miliken on Aug. 29, 1929. She married John Ebling, 1948. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband; sons John of New York, Bruce of Oregon; daughter Pat Pearson of Washington; brother Gale Fletcher of Del Norte; sister Dawn Tarnay of California; five grandchildren. 

POLMYRA LOUISE GOMES, 63, of Lakewood died Oct. 21. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 27, at Christ on the Mountain Church, 13922 W. Utah. Mrs. Gomes was born in Puunene Maui, Hawaii, on April 28, 1937. She worked in assembly. Survivors include daughters Veronica Ciari of California, Daphne Simmons of Golden; sisters Marie Amaral, Harriet Santos and Juliana Perretra, all of Hawaii, Barbara Bras of California; three grandchildren. 

MICHAEL DAVID HEFFNER, 44, of Lakewood died Oct. 24 in Wheat Ridge. Mr. Heffner was born in Denver on Sept. 22, 1956. He married Jo Armstrong, 1984. He did clerical work. He was a member of a masonic lodge. Survivors include his wife; father Dwight of Denver; mother Flora of Denver. 

LOUISE M. HOFFERBER, 56, of Nothglenn died Oct. 23 in Denver. Services were Oct. 23. Mrs. Hofferber was born in Trinidad on Sept. 13, 1943. She married Ronald Hofferber, 1970. She was a retail clerk at King Soopers. Survivors include her husband; stepmother Sandra Barros of Northglenn; daughter Deidre of Northglenn; brothers Anthony Barros Jr. of Oklahoma, Robert Barros of Arizona; sisters ToniRae Irvin and Joanna Barros, all of Northglenn; a grandchild. 

RICHARD J. KRAMER, 69, of Denver died Oct. 22. Services were Oct. 26, with burial in Scottsbluff, Neb. Mr. Kramer was born in Scottsbluff on June 17, 1931. He married Myrna Schaeffler, 1951. He was co-owner of Kramer Pontiac-Cadillac. Survivors include father Robert of Nebraska; daughter Sheryl Cutright of Nebraska; son Stan of Greenwood Village, Jerry of Westminster; sisters Dorothy Pilkington, Delores Kath, both of Nebraska; brother Robert Jr. of Denver; eight grandchildren. 

MIKE LOPEZ, 83, of Brighton died Oct. 22 in Raton, N.M. Services were Oct. 25, with inurnment at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Mr. Lopez was born in Brighton on March 1, 1917. He married Della Lopez. He worked as a miner for 30 years and was a member of La Casa Confederacion of Eagles No. 179 and United Mineworkers of America No. 9856. Survivors include sons Michael of Denver, Joseph of Longmont, Lee of Trinidad, James of Denver, Gilbert of Trinidad; stepdaughter Stella Salas; eight grandchildren; five step-grandchildren. 

AUGUSTA JEAN MCMILLEN, 82, of Lafayette died Oct. 19 in Louisville. A celebration of her life will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, at The Legacy, at 225 Waneka Parkway, Lafayette. Mrs. McMillen was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, on Feb. 4, 1918. She married William McMillen, 1952. She served as a communications instructor in the Royal Canadian Air Force. She taught at various colleges. Survivors include daughter Deirdre Franklin of Lafayette; sisters Helen Forrest of British Columbia, Dorothy Cooke of Saskatchewan; two grandchildren. 

GRACE DOREEN MITCHELL, 67, of Denver died Oct. 18. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 27, at Mother of God Catholic Church. Mrs. Mitchell was born in England on May 10, 1933. She was retired. She was a member of Mother of God Catholic Church. Survivors include daughters Pier Cohen of Denver, Karim Licalzi of Aurora; brothers John and William Hayes, both of England; sister Daphne Hepner of Oregon; two grandchildren. 

MICHELLE FAYE SHOEMAKER, 34, of Littleton died Oct. 23. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Las Animas. Mrs. Shoemaker was born in Barstow, Calif., on Oct. 29, 1965. She worked for EchoStar. Survivors include father John Perez of Littleton; mother Cordelia Pacheco of Denver; stepmother Joyce Perez of Littleton; stepfather Joe Lee Martinez of Las Animas; sons Anthony Perez, Zachary of Littleton; daughter Jazmyne of Littleton; sisters Lisa Franklin of Georgia, Brenda Lee Morales of Littleton; grandmother Frances Duran of Las Animas. 

SUE J. SMITH-GALE, 84, of Grand Junction died Oct. 17. Services were Oct. 20, with burial at Fairmount Cemetery. Mrs. Smith-Gale was born in Stephenville, Texas, on June 12, 1916. She married James Smith, 1944, and Bruce Calc, 1990. She was a secretary for Colorado Division of Rehabilitation and co-owner of Sini-Jon Ceramic Shop. Survivors include son Jeff Smith of Grand Junction. 

VERNA JULIET STOVER, 76, of Denver died Oct. 23. Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, at Mount Zion Lutheran Church, 500 Drake St. Mrs. Stover was born in Granton, Wis., on Oct. 19, 1924. She married Loyal Stover, 1946. She was a member of the Lutheran Church, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion Auxiliary. Survivors include her husband; daughter Suzanne Lamb of Denver; sons Dennis of Minnesota, Ralph of Federal Heights; brother Henry Elmhorst of Wisconsin; sisters Very Lemke of Wisconsin, Evelyn Montgomery of Lafayette, Laura Wagner of Florida; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. 

LOUISE TAPPENBECK, 84, of Highlands Ranch died Oct. 23. Services will be at 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, at Chapel Hill. Mrs. Tappenbeck was born in Hoboken, N.J., on Dec. 27, 1915. She married Hugo Tappenbeck. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars. Survivors include son Paul of Highlands Ranch; three grandchildren. 

WILLIAM ''HOWARD'' TURNER, 91, of Golden died Oct. 22 in Lakewood. Services will be at 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30, at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness, 13607 W. Eighth Ave., Golden. Mr. Turner was born in Miami, Okla., on Nov. 6, 1908. He married Minnie Pearce, 1945. Survivors include daughter Sandy Sullivan of Golden; sons Bill of New York, Les of Sedalia; four grandchildren. 

LEONARD YODER, 82, of Lawton, Okla., formerly of Denver died Oct. 23. Services were Oct. 25, with burial in Fletcher, Okla. Mr. Yoder was born in Plumberville, Ark., on Nov. 2, 1917. He married Pauline Brewer, 1941. He retired from Southwest Outdoor Advertising in 1980. Survivors include daughters Caroline Swenson of Minnesota, Sandra Lazaroff of Westminster, Tamara Wells of Northglenn; brothers Andrew of Lawton, Virgil of Arkansas; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.

CECILIA M. BARENBERG, 96, of Denver died Oct. 24. Services will be Oct. 28 in Kansas. Mrs. Barenberg was born in St. Mary's, Iowa, on Feb. 14, 1904. She married Francis Barenberg, 1928. She worked in food service. She was a member of Christian Mothers of St. Mary's Parish. Survivors include daughters Geraldine Nemeth of Kansas, Janice Irvin of Denver; sons Eldon of Nebraska, Myron of Arvada; sisters Lucille Repaal of Wisconsin, Stella Leitner of Nebraska. 

JOHN MARVIN CLARK, 95, of Lakewood died Oct. 21 in Thornton. Services were Oct. 25, with burial at Crown Hill Cemetery. Mr. Clark was born in Louisville, Miss., on Nov. 13, 1904. He married Catherine Atkinson, 1989. He was a salesman. He was a Mason. Survivors include brothers Thomas of Kentucky, Ernest of Texas; sisters Wilma Sanders and Ethel Atkinson, both of Mississippi; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. 

MARY JANE CULBERTSON, 73, of Broomfield died Oct. 21. Services were private. Mrs. Culbertson was born in Syracuse, N.Y., on Oct. 3, 1927. She married Jim Culbertson, 1975. Survivors include her husband; sons James of Washington, Ricky Tafoya of Oklahoma, William Tafoya of Maryland, Bob Tafoya of Denver; daughters Judy Snow of Golden; Gail Kuboska of Ouray; 23 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. 

MARY DELLA DUFFIELD, 94, of Englewood died Oct. 18. Services were Oct. 25, with burial at Crown Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Duffield was born Mary Della Blanc on Nov. 11, 1905. She married Oren W. Duffield, 1927. She was a homemaker. Survivors include daughter Mary Antoinette Smith; brother Louis Blanc; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren. 

FRANCISCO A. FAVELA, 88, of Denver died Oct. 18. Services were Oct. 27, with burial at Fort Logan National Cemetery. Mr. Favela was born in El Paso, Texas, on Aug. 21, 1912. He married Luciana Garcia. He served in the Army. Survivors include daughter Josephine Sanchez of Denver; 13 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren.

MYRA I. FINCH, 79, of Denver died Oct. 18. Burial was at Golden Cemetery. Mrs. Finch was born in Larned, Kan., on May 4, 1921. She married Leland Finch, 1948. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Daughters of the American Revolution. Survivors include sons Jack, Don, Paul; sister Ruth Bird; brother Roy Boisseau; four grandchildren. 

LEROY ISAAC FOLLETTE, 50, of Lakewood died Oct. 21. Services were Oct. 26, with burial at Littleton Cemetery. Mr. Follette was born in Poplar, Mont., on March 25, 1950. He married Violet Stands. He was an auto body repairman. Survivors include his wife; sons Ethan Leroy of Englewood, Michael Thomas of Monte Vista, Steven Paul of Denver; sisters Clarice Kay Bigleggins, Lee Small, both of Montana; brothers Benson John of Arizona, Dennis Verle of Montana; five grandchildren. 

RICHARD GEHRIG, 71, of Denver died Oct. 25. Services were Oct. 27. Mr. Gehrig was born in Denver on April 30, 1929. He married Loree J. Means, 1965. He served in the Navy. He was an electrician. Survivors include his wife; daughters Lisa Taton of Kansas, Joanna Freking of Minnisota; sons Gabe of Denver, Rick of Utah; four grandchildren. 

JEAN HENDERSON, 70, of Littleton died Oct. 22. Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at St. Gabriel the Archangel Episcopal Church, 6190 E. Quincy Ave., Cherry Hills Village. Mrs. Henderson was born Jean Cooper in Bronx, N.Y., on May 6, 1930. She married Henry L. Henderson, 1951. She was a domestic engineer. She was a retired member of NCCMS and former recording secretary of the SSBC. Survivors include her husband; son H. Scott of Parker; daughters Patricia H. Urbanowski of Massachusetts, Susan Zimmerman of Washington; six grandchildren. 

LEONARD JENDREAS, 66, of Wheat Ridge died Oct. 24. Services were Oct. 27. Mr. Jendreas was born in Indiana on July 9, 1934. He served in the Army. He was a carpenter for Palmer Enterprises. Survivors include daughters Laura Johnson of Littleton, Jocelyn Hamilton of Wheat Ridge, Kristen Tackman of Brighton; son Michael of Littleton; eight grandchildren. 

KENNETH CHARLES LAMAN, 79, of Denver died Oct. 18. Private services were held. Mr. Laman was born in Henryetta, Okla., on May 27, 1921. He married Juanita Spirlock, 1942. He served in the Navy during World War II as Metalsmith 2nd Class. He was a sheet metal worker. Survivors include his wife; sons Michael, Steven, all of Denver; three grandchildren. 

BERNICE M. MAYBEE, 89, of Thornton died Oct. 24. Services were Oct. 27. Mrs. Maybee was born Bernice Dunton in Linden, Calif., on July 2, 1911. She married John K. Maybee, 1936. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Rebekah Lodge No. 53 for 50 years. Survivors include son George of Henderson; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. 

LUPE VICTORIA MEDINA, 66, of Denver died Oct. 8. Services were Oct. 12, with burial at Mount Olivet Cemetery. Mrs. Medina was born in Denver on March 3, 1934. She married Jimmy Medina, 1956. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband; daughter Gloria of Denver; sons Jimmy Mark, Joseph Weddo, both of Denver; sisters Ramona Barcelon of Denver, Bertha Casias of Lakewood; brother Frank Reynaga of Denver; two granddaughters. 

BRUCE ALBERT MILLER, 87, of Denver died Oct. 19. Services were Oct. 23 at Crown Hill Cemetery. Mr. Miller was born in Moab, Utah, on Jan. 10, 1913. He married Anna Marie Edwards, 1945. He was a truck driver for a lumber company. He was a member of the Eagles Club. Survivors include brother Earl of Florida; sister Olive Snyder of New Mexico; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

EDWARD MILLER, 84, of Broomfield died Oct. 20. Services will be 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at Moore Howard Berkeley Park Chapel. Mr. Miller was born in Kansas City, Mo., on Aug. 16, 1916. He married Beverly Zalencik. Survivors include his wife; sons Greg of Broomfield, Creighton of New York; daughter Leslie of Kansas.

GRACE DOREEN MITCHELL, 67, of Denver died Oct. 18. Services were Oct. 27. Ms. Mitchell was born in England on May 10, 1933. She was retired. Survivors include daughters Pier Cohen of Denver, Karim Licaizi of Aurora; brothers John Hayes and William Hayes, both of England; sister Daphne Hepner of Oregon; two grandchildren. 

ARDITH LUBY QUINN, 72, of Evergreen died Oct. 20. Services were Oct. 24, with burial at Bear Creek Cemetery. Mrs. Quinn was born in North Platte, Neb., on July 30, 1928. She married J. Donald Quinn. She was a homemaker. Survivors include sons Mick of Kansas, Kevin of Missouri, Conleth of Florida, Matthew of Minnesota, Jerry of Parker, Mark of Fort Collins; daughters Brigid Quinn-Laquer of Nebraska, Kate Curtis, Kelley, Meaghan Engelhard, all of Fort Collins, Maura of Florida; 19 grandchildren; one great-grandson. 

ROBERT R. ROGERS, 78, of Golden died Oct. 22. Mr. Rogers was born in Sioux City, Iowa, on May 23, 1922. He married Helen Ashby, 1944. He served in the Army during World War II. He was a juvenile probation counselor for the Lookout Mountain School for Boys and was co-owner of Hometown Antiques in Golden. He participated in Big Brothers of Denver. He was a member of Morningside College Alumni Organization. Survivors include his wife; daughters Jamee Chambers of Morrison, Holly of Steamboat Springs; son Clark of Golden; two grandchildren. 

PHYLLIS ROMERO, 84, of Aurora died Oct. 22. Services were Oct. 25, with burial at Highlands Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Romero was born in La Madera, Mexico, on Nov. 16, 1915. She married Arthur Romero, 1988. She was a homemaker. Survivors include son Arthur of Aurora; daughter Shirley Baca of California; sisters Genevieve Boucher of Ohio, Mary Garcia of Denver; brother Jesse Luna of New Mexico; eight grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild. 

ALFRED T. ''FRITZ'' SERAFINI, 95, of Denver died Oct. 21. Services were private. Mr. Serafini was born in Philadelphia on Nov. 21, 1904. He married Barbara E. Austin, 1937. He was a property and restaurant owner. He was a member of the Masons and the George Washington Lodge. Survivors include daughters Barbara Breffle of Greenwood Village, Donna Mazzuca of Texas; brother Phillip of Evergreen; one grandson. 

MARY E. SIMMONS-SEGNA, 95, of Denver died Oct. 24. Services were Oct. 27, with entombment at Fairmount Mausoleum. Mrs. Simmons-Segna was born in Nevadaville on May 2, 1905. She married Joe F. Segna, 1924. She was a homemaker. Survivors include sister Lucille Bivens of Wheat Ridge; two nephews; two nieces. 

THAYLEN M. TODD, 63, of Morrison died Oct. 22. Services were Oct. 26, with entombment at Crown Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Todd was born in Mount Pleasant, Iowa, on Jan. 18, 1937. She married Clinton Lee Todd, 1955. She was a credit analyst. Survivors include her husband; sons Aaron Lee of Broomfield, Kevin Lee of Aurora; daughter Pamela Sue Blom of Minnesota. 

CAROL LYNN WAGNER, 57, of Littleton died Oct. 11. Services were Oct. 16, with burial at Chapel Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Wagner was born in Columbus, Ind., on Nov. 16, 1942. She married Jack Wagner, 1959. Survivors include her husband; sons Mark of Arizona, Vance of Glenwood Springs; mother Eleanor Hickey of Florida; sisters Annette Walker of Evergreen, Bonita Genth of Indiana; brother David of Castle Rock; four grandchildren. 

JEAN LOUISE WELLS, 77, of Denver died Oct. 20. Services were Oct. 25, with burial in Fairmount Cemetery. Mrs. Wells was born Jean McNamara in Streator, Ill., on Feb. 3, 1923. She married Al Wells, 1946. She was a homemaker. She was active in Harmomics, Hampden Heights Garden Club, Republican Women's Roundtable, HEHC and Alpha Gamma Delta Alumnae. Survivors include her husband; sons Thomas and Jeffrey; daughters Kathleen McMann, Elizabeth Katchmar, Barbara DeSarro, Karen Wilson, all of Denver; sister Ann Bagford of Iowa; 14 grandchildren; two great-granddaughters.


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