Miscellaneous Denver County, Colorado Obituaries - 2000

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MONA KATHERINE BUCHER, 87, of Aurora died Oct. 30. Services were Nov. 3. Mrs. Bucher was born in Wheatland, Wyo., on March 19, 1913. She married Frederick Bucher, 1943. She was an executive secretary. She was a member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church. Survivors include daughter Marsha Camblin; son Chuck; brother Colin MacDougall; sister Margaret MacDougall; two grandchildren.

AMY C. ENGEL, 80, of Denver died Nov. 3 in Aurora. Services will be at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, at Horan & McConaty Family Chapel, 1091 S. Colorado Blvd., with burial at Fort Logan National Cemetery. Mrs. Engel was born in Oklahoma City, Okla., on May 10, 1920. She married James Duane Engel, 1942. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Mercy Hospital Alumni Association. Survivors include sons David of Aurora; daughters Amy Greenburg of Brighton, Ellen Garcia of Fort Collins, Mary Webster of Englewood; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.

PETE ESTRADA, 46, of Denver died Oct. 31. Mr. Estrada was born in Cheyenne on Nov. 4, 1953. He married Beatrice Rabago, 1969. He was a shipping and receiving clerk for Denver Health Medical Center. He was a member of the Denver Rescue Mission. Survivors include his wife; sons John, P.J. and Arron, all of Denver; mother Lute Gonzales of Denver; sister Margaret Gonzales of Denver; brothers Bobby, Chuck, Eddie and Rich, all of Denver, Freddie of California.

MARJORIE IRENE EVANS, 77, of Denver died Nov. 2. Services were Nov. 6. Mrs. Evans was born in Burlington, Iowa, on Nov. 19, 1922. She was a homemaker. Survivors include daughters Nancy Walsh of California, Donna Robbins of Texas, Ruth Sale, Felicia Mabrey, both of Missouri, Priscilla Quintrall of Wyoming; sons Gerald and Lawrence Woods, both of Littleton; sister Leah Isaacson of Arizona; 26 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren.

CHRISTEL GLODOWSKE, 60, of Arvada died Nov. 2. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, at Newcomer Family Chapel, 7277 W. Colfax Ave., Lakewood. Mrs. Glodowske was born in Toenning, Germany, on Dec. 23, 1939. She married Erich Glodowske, 1963. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband; son Kai-Uwe of Alabama; daughter Angela of New Jersey; brother Helmut Baehnk of Germany; sister Inge Joergensen of Germany; two grandchildren.

MARGARET GRIFFITH, 92, of Thornton died Nov. 2. Services were Nov. 7, with burial at Mount Olivet Cemetery. Mrs. Griffith was born in Denver on Aug. 4, 1908. She married Charles Griffith, 1947. She worked for the Federal Immigration Department for 35 years. Survivors include son Charles of Salida; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

GERALDINE L. GROUE, 69, of Lakewood died Oct. 21. Services were Oct. 26, with burial at Olinger Crown Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Groue was born on March 3, 1931. She was a senior accountant for the State of Colorado. Survivors include companion Marilyn Polenske of Lakewood; mother Marion of Denver; brother Charles of Denver.

DARLENE RUTH HANSEN, 80, of Denver died Nov. 2. Services were Nov. 6. Mrs. Hansen was born in Deshler, Neb., on July 5, 1920. She married Paul Hansen. She helped her husband organize eight mission churches and served on church boards and committees. Survivors include seven children; 14 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren.

ANDREW T. HERRERA, 44, of Denver died Oct. 30. Services were Nov. 5. Mr. Herrera was born in Alcalde, N.M., on July 27, 1956. Survivors include father Don Sisneros of Denver; sister Virginia of Denver; brother David of New Mexico.

JASON LEE HIRTER, 31, of Denver died Nov. 1 in Littleton. Services were Nov. 4. Mr. Hirter was born in St. Joseph, Mo., on Sept. 24, 1969. He was the catering manager at Basil Ristorante. Survivors include his fiance Amy Driesbach of Denver; mother Clara of Arizona; father Stan of Texas; stepmother Helen of Texas; sister Julie Millnowski of Arkansas; grandparents Mary Trump and Fritz, both of Missouri.

WILLIAM M. ''BILL'' HOTT, 68, of Gadsen, Ala., formerly of Longmont died Oct. 20. Services will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, at the American Legion Hall, 1901 Harlan, in Edgewater. Mr. Hott was born in Longmont on March 20, 1932. He married Bonnie Hott. He served in the Marines in the Korean War. He was retired. Survivors include daughter Vickie Lane of Bailey; son William of Denver; sister Kris Moore of Littleton; brother Dick of Maryland; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

ETHEL L. JANITSCHKE, 83, of Denver died Oct. 20. Mrs. Janitschke was born in Winnipeg, Canada, on Nov. 24, 1916. She married Dr. Robert Janitschke, 1946. She worked for advertising agencies. She actively contributed to U.S.O. during World War II. She was graduated "with distinction" from Northwestern University. Survivors include her husband; sons Jan of Littleton, V. Craig of Washington.

C.I. JOHNSON, 79, of Littleton died Oct. 28. Services were private. Mr. Johnson was born in Winona, Miss., on June 3, 1921. He married Helen Petterson, 1945. He served in the Army Air Corp. and was awarded the Purple Heart. He was a manager at Neusteters and was an interior decorator for Homestead House. Survivors include his wife; daughters Connie Louise of Arizona, Stacey of Littleton; son Drake of Denver; brother Eugene of Misssissippi; sister Mary Watkins of California; a grandchild; a great-grandchild.

JAMES L. KAASCH, 72, of Denver died Oct. 30. Services were Nov. 4, with inurnment in Scottsbluff, Neb. Mr. Kaasch was born in Scottsbluff, Neb., on April 7, 1928. He married Margaret Joanne Hagins, 1976. He was a retired golf course superintendent. He was a lifetime member of the Rocky Mountain Golf Course Superintendent's Association and the American Legion and a member of Elks No. 1367. Survivors include his wife; daughters Linda Foy of Seattle, Shandra Simonton of Rangely; son James of Parker; three stepchildren; eight grandchildren.

JUANITA MAXINE McKINDLEY, 76, of Arvada died Oct. 26. Services were Oct. 31, with burial at Arvada Cemetery. Mrs. McKindley was born in Brush on June 28, 1924. She married James McKindley, 1947. She worked at the telephone company and Drs. Markham and Camel. Survivors include son Scott of Lakewood; daughter Dr. Jan Kief of Golden; six grandchildren.

LINDA L. OTIS, 59, of Lakewood died Nov. 3. Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, at Crown Hill Mortuary. Mrs. Otis was born in Los Angeles on Dec. 23, 1940. She married in 1961. She was a bus driver for Denver Public Schools. Survivors include parents Kenneth and Myrtle Bates, both of Delta; son Dennis of Windsor; daughter Meredith Murray of Craig; brother Ross Bates of Pine Cliff; sister Barbara Jones of Lakewood; four grandchildren.

JEAN CLAIRE PRALL, 73, of Applewood died Oct. 10. Services were Oct. 13. Mrs. Prall was born in Omaha, Neb., on Dec. 30, 1926. She married Randall Prall, 1946. She was a homemaker. Survivors include sons Jim, Bob, Jack, Chris; daughter Mary Kay.

ALEXANDER JEFFREY ''A.J.'' RASMUSSEN, infant, of Aurora was born and died Nov. 1 in Denver. Services were private. Survivors include parents Jeff and Courtney, both of Aurora; sister Taylor of Aurora; grandmother Bobbie of Aurora; grandparents Carole and Charles Allison, both of Washington; great-grandmother Mary Allison of Iowa; great-grandfather Bob Jeffrey of Aurora.

GLADYS H. RIGG, 95, of Golden died Nov. 30. Services were Nov. 3, with inurnment at Crown Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Rigg was born in Edgemont, S.D., on Nov. 13, 1904. She married Cordell Rigg, 1964. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Order of Eastern Star. Survivors include son Dean Holland of Golden; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.

GARDNER N. ROBERTSON, 81, of Leadville died Oct. 31. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at the Senior Center, 421 W. 6th St., Leadville. Mr. Robertson was born in Omaha, Neb., on July 13, 1919. He married Mary Anna Robertson, 1995. He worked for Climax Molybedenum Company for 30 years. Survivors include his wife; daughters Maddie of Denver, Amy Fairclough of Washington; sons James of Leadville, Thomas of Missouri; sister Shirley Owens of Florida; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

WILLIAM SCOTT, 82, of Denver died Oct. 28. Services were Nov. 3. Mr. Scott was born in Bayonne, N.J., on Dec. 28, 1917. He was a retired buyer for Wilson Jones Co. Survivors include daughter Bonnie of Denver; son Thomas of Arvada; brother Robert of Florida; sister Miriam Lloyd of California; a grandchild; two great-grandchildren.

DOROTHY U. WILMOTH, 80, of Lakewood died Nov. 3. Mrs. Wilmoth was born in Pipestone, Minn., on Feb. 7, 1920. She was a cook for Fort Logan Mental Health Center. Survivors include daughters Patricia Kothe of Lakewood, Kathleen Osborn of Denver, Nancy Phillips of Aurora; son Danny Underwood of Clifton; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren.

MARGARET W. WOLF, 91, of Lakewood died Oct. 30. Services were Nov. 6. Mrs. Wolf was born in Festus, Mo. on Oct. 12, 1909. She married G. Russell Wolf, 1936. She was a homemaker. Survivors include sons Norman of New Mexico, Paul of Nevada, Allen of Montana, Gary of Kansas; daughter Carol of Lakewood; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.

HOYT WAYNE WOODFORD, 87, of Golden died Oct. 29 in Denver. Services were Nov. 2, with inurnment at Holy Shepard Memorial Courtyard. Mr. Woodford was born in Elk City, Kan., on March 18, 1913. He married Freda Rutz, 1939. He served in the Navy as a radioman. He worked as a purchasing agent for the Ideal Cement Company. He was a member of the Elks, Freemasons, Toastmasters, and Holy Shepherd Lutheran Church. Survivors include his wife; daughters Karen Walker, Lynda Mai; brother William Wilson; sister Mary Wilson; eight grandchildren.

WILLIAM F. ANDREWS, 80, of Colorado Springs died Nov. 2. Services were Nov. 6, with burial at Fort Logan National Cemetery. Mr. Andrews was born in Cairo, Ill., on April 17, 1920. He married Esther Wurlsbaugh, and then Shirley McCormick, 1970. He served in the Army during World War II. He was a die cast operator. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans and Life Temple. Survivors include his wife; sons William Jr. of Broomfield, David of Arvada; daughter Marvella Gowins of Ohio; stepdaughters Sharon McCormick of Denver, Marlene Guevara of Colorado Springs; 19 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren.

IRENE FRANCES BARRETT, 77, of Englewood died Oct. 31. Services were Nov. 4, with entombment at Chapel Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Barrett was born in Hoisington, Kan., on March 17, 1923. She married Levi Earl Barrett, 1941. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Englewood Elks Ladies. Survivors include daughter Diana of Littleton; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

CARY ELLIOTT BEDELL, 38, of Denver died Oct. 27. Services will be at noon Tuesday, Nov. 21, at the Roan Creek Ranch in De Beque. Mr. Bedell worked in real estate in Mexico and was active in the Puerto Vallarta resort community. Survivors include parents Paul and Dana of Littleton; brother Christopher of De Beque; sister Polly of Vermont.

KEITH WILLIAM BROWN, 18, of Conifer died Nov. 1. Services were Nov. 7, with burial at Crown Hill Cemetery. Mr. Brown was born in Raton, N.M., on July 9, 1982. He enjoyed the outdoors, playing drums, cooking and bow hunting. Survivors include parents Ellen of Conifer, Walter of New Mexico; brothers Cole, Dakota,Conagher; sister Cheyenne, all of New Mexico; grandparents Clyde and Hazel Prichett of Conifer, Wesley and Betty of New Mexico.

ROBERT L. COSTELLO, 78, of Denver died Oct. 24. Services were Oct. 30, with burial at Fort Logan National Cemetery. Mr. Costello was born in St. Louis on Oct. 22, 1922. He married Rosemary Scott, 1948. He served in the Navy during World War II. He retired as a health insurance representative. Survivors include his wife; son Robert Jr. of Washington, Michael of Texas, Daniel of Denver; daughters Sharon of Washington, Susan Heiss of Weldona, Patricia Holcomb and Colleen, both of Littleton, Julie Perry of Aurora; 14 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

PETE ESTRADA, 46, of Denver died Oct. 31. Mr. Estrada was born in Cheyenne on Nov. 4, 1953. He married Beatrice Rabago, 1969. He was a clerk at Denver Health Medical Center. He was a volunteer at the Denver Rescue Mission. Survivors include his wife; sons John, P.J. and Arron, all of Denver; mother Lute Gonzales of Denver; sister Margaret Gonzales of Denver; brothers Bobby, Chuck, Eddie and Rich, all of Denver, Freddie of California.

RUTH REGINA FABRIZIO, 83, of Denver died Nov. 5. Services were Nov. 8, with entombment at Crown Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Fabrizio was born Ruth Barnett on March 2, 1917. She married Frank Fabrizio. She was a homemaker. Survivors include daughters Donna Sabin of Iowa, Barbara Fazio of Texas; son Frank of Lakewood; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild.

JAMES ALVIN HICKAM, 83, of Jefferson City, Mo., formerly of Denver, died Nov. 5. Services were Nov. 8, with burial at Hampden Memorial Gardens. Mr. Hickam was born in Lupus, Mo., on Nov. 27, 1916. He married Nadine Saak, 1940. He served in the Merchant Marine during World War II. He was a real estate broker. He was a member of El Jabel Shrine and the Masons. Survivors include daughter Kathy Peerson of Missouri; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

JASON LEE HIRTER, 31, of Denver died Nov. 1. Services were Nov. 4. Mr. Hirter was born in St. Joseph, Mo., on Sept. 24, 1969. He was the catering manager at Basil Ristorante. Survivors include his fiance Amy Driesbach of Denver; mother Clara of Arizona; father and stepmother Stan and Helen of Texas; sister Julie Millnowski of Arkansas; grandparents Mary Trump and Fritz, both of Missouri.

CHARLES A. HOVORKA, 77, of Golden died Oct. 29. Services were Nov. 2. Mr. Hovorka was born in Grand Junction on Oct. 29, 1923. He married Sara Donnell, 1945. He served in the Army Air Forces during World War II. He was an international tax attorney for Chevron Oil Co. Survivors include his wife; daughters D'Nell of Florida, Diane of California, Debbie Eke of Lakewood, Patrice Anderson of Thornton; sister Helen Lawyer of California; four grandchildren.

CONRAD CLEMENT ''DOODS'' HUDNALL, 85, of The Dalles, Ore., formerly of Denver, died Nov. 3. Mr. Hudnall was born in Nespelem, Wash., on July 25, 1915. He married Frances Woodward, 1948. He served in the Army during World War II. He received European and African service medals, Good Conduct Medal and World War II Victory Medal. He was presented with an eagle feather by local American Indians for his service in the war. Survivors include his wife; daughters Debbie Collins, Carol McCoy and Gloria Mitsueda, all of Washington, Cynthia Hays, Bertha Hackney, both of Oregon; son Kenneth Reed of Oregon; sisters Violet Metzgner of Washington, Evelyn Sweet of Nebraska; brothers Norman of Washington, Jimmy Randolph of Mississippi; 22 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren.

JULIA S. IGEL, 93, of Boulder died Nov. 1. Services were Nov. 8, with committal at Greenfield Cemetery in Hempstead, N.Y. Mrs. Igel was born in New York, N.Y., on June 9, 1907. She married Charles Igel, 1928. She was a member of Middle Island Presbyterian Church and the First Presbyterian Church of Mineola. Survivors include son Donald of Boulder; daughter Arlene Gilligan of New York; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

ETHEL L. JANITSCHKE, 83, of Denver died Oct. 20. Mrs. Janitschke was born in Winnipeg, Canada, on Nov. 24, 1916. She graduated with distinction from Northwestern University, having paid her own way. She was president of her sorority and active in the United Service Organization during World War II. She married Robert Janitschke, 1946. Survivors include her husband; sons Jan of Littleton, V. Craig of Washington.

DONALD EUGENE JANKURA, 70, of Parker died Nov. 4. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 10, at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church. Mr. Jankura was born in Bridgeport, Conn., on Dec. 20, 1929. He married Elizabeth Joynt, 1952. He retired from AIRCOA, a hotel management company. He was director and senior lecturer at University of Denver School of Hotel and Restaurant Management. He was president of the American Hotel and Motel Association, a Shriner and a Mason. Survivors include his wife; sons Donald of Ohio, Stephen of New Jersey; daughters Daria of Virginia, Diane Klein of Elizabeth, Lynn of Parker; brother Ed of Florida; seven grandchildren.

CLAUDELLE LIGHTNER, 79, of Arvada died Nov. 5. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, at Fairmount Cemetery, followed by burial. Mrs. Lightner was born in Denver on June 12, 1921. She married Clarence Lightner, 1940. Survivors include her husband; sons Dick of Golden, Don Arizona; brother Jack McChesney of Golden; five grandchildren; a great-grandchild.

JUANITA MAXINE McKINDLEY, 76, of Arvada died Oct. 26. Services were Oct. 31, with burial at Arvada Cemetery. Mrs. McKindley was born in Brush on June 28, 1924. She married James McKindley, 1947. She worked at a telephone company and for Drs. Markham and Camel. Survivors include son Scott of Lakewood; daughter Jan Kief of Golden; six grandchildren.

WILLIAM HARVEY MUNSON, 55, of Castle Rock died Nov. 1. Mr. Munson was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on March 3, 1945. He married Elizabeth Munson. He worked at Sun Microsystems. Survivors include his wife; son Bradly Bird; mother Evelyn; brothers Robert, Stephen, Gregory; sister Penelopy Schnell, Evie Humphries; a grandchild.

BENJAMIN F. PERRY, 81, of Aurora died Nov. 2. Services were Nov. 8, with inurnment at Fort Logan National Cemetery. Mr. Perry was born in Rockford, Ill., on Dec. 3, 1918. He married Sally Ryndak, 1942. He served in the Air Force during World War II and worked for the Air National Guard. He was a member of Retired Men's Enlisted Association, Denver Bowling Association and the Elks. Survivors include his wife; daughter Kimberly Simkins of Aurora; brother Anthony Parrovechio of Florida; sisters Lena Alongi of Texas, Kay Howell of Missouri, Lillian Orlett of California; a grandchild.

JOSEPH C. SANCHEZ, 84, of Denver died Nov. 5. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints chapel in Wheat Ridge. Mr. Sanchez was born in Denver on Feb. 28, 1916. He married Cordelia Suazo, 1939. He served in the Army Air Forces during World War II. He was a truck driver. Survivors include his wife; daughter Edith Irey of Arvada; brothers Theodore of Illinois, Donald of California; sister Irene Stoltenberg of South Dakota; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.

JACK E. SIMMONS, 90, of Aurora died Oct. 20. Services were Oct. 25, with burial at Crown Hill Cemetery. Mr. Simmons was born in Victor on Nov. 22, 1909. He married Laura Teller. He was a pharmacist. He was a member of the Elks and Gilpin County Historical Society. Survivors include son David of Aurora; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

FLORENCE S. WRIGHT, 92, of Boulder died Nov. 1. Mrs. Wright was born in Elkins Park, Pa., on Dec. 23, 1907. She married John Wright, 1931. She was a piano teacher and member of the Presbyterian Church. Survivors include son Jack of Boulder; two grandchildren; a great-grandchild.

HAROLD WALTER ZION, 83, of Elbert died Nov. 4. Services were Nov. 8, with burial at Elbert Cemetery. Mr. Zion was born in Smith Center, Kan., on Aug. 19, 1917. He married Glendora Douglas, 1941. He was a rancher, farmer and deacon at Elbert Christian Church. Survivors include his wife; daughter Nancy Messenger of Elizabeth; son Doug of Elbert; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.


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