Miscellaneous Denver County, Colorado Obituaries - 1999

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DENNIS RAY ADKINS, 61, of Commerce City died April 17. Mr. Adkins was born in St. Joseph, Mo., on Aug. 9, 1937. Survivors include daughter Mary Ann of Littleton; mother Marietta of Thornton; two granddaughters.

JOSEPH R. ASHKER, 74, of Wheat Ridge died April 26. Services were private. Mr. Ashker was born in Grenville, N.M., on Aug. 25, 1924. He married June Bartelson, 1952. He was in the Navy and served in World War II. He owned gas stations in north Denver and Edgewater. He was a member of the Masons, the Shriners and the Arvada Blue Lodge. Survivors include his wife; sons Terry of California, Lew; daughters Jolene and Jalene, both of Lakewood, Janet Poss of Littleton.

LEVI ''MAX'' BAILEY, 79, of Denver died April 26. Inurnment was at Greenwood Cemetery, York, Neb. Mr. Bailey was born in McCool Junction, Neb., on June 13, 1919. He was in the Army and served in World War II. He was an auto-body repairman. Survivors include sisters Glenna Green of Denver, Delores Burham of Arizona.

FRANK BAKER, 65, of Golden died April 21. Services were April 23, with burial at Fort Logan National Cemetery. Mr. Baker was born in Fountain on July 10, 1933. He married Kay Rundhammer, 1958. He served in the Army. He was a miner and operating engineer. He was a member of Operating Engineer Local 9. Survivors include his wife; sons Bill of Gypsum, Bruce of Lakewood; daughter Pauline Griffith of Lakewood; brothers Pete of Yoder, Ernest of Kansas, George of Colorado Springs; sisters Virginia Smith of Indiana, Dorothy Webb of Michigan, Leslie of Hawaii, Pauline Beveridge of Perris; eight grandchildren.

WESLEY WALLACE BARRETT, 70, of Wheat Ridge died April 24. Services were April 29, with burial at Fort Logan National Cemetery. Mr. Barrett was born in Denver on Nov. 29, 1928. He was in the Army and the Air Force and served in the Korean War. Survivors include Bobbie Jo Hanson of Minnesota, Susan E. Boelter of Northglenn, Tami Meyers and Terri, both of Littleton; son Tim of Englewood; eight grandchildren.

ROBERT JOSEPH BLOTCKY, 82, of Denver died April 26. Services were private. Mr. Blotcky was born in St. Paul, Minn., on June 14, 1916. He married Eleanor M. Lundquist, 1946. He was in the Army and served in World War II. He formerly owned a theater in Fort Myers, Fla. Survivors include his wife; daughters Susan M. Pientka of Englewood, Barbara F. McPherson of Fort Collins, Jean M. Dart of Olympia; three grandchildren.

TIMOTHY M. ''COWBOY'' BROCKMAN, 34, of Westminster died April 17. Services were private. Mr. Brockman was born in St. Louis on Dec. 3, 1964. He was a laborer. Survivors include daughter Danielle; son Joseph; mother Donna Vasquez of Westminster; sister Tammy; brothers Larry, Tommy, Jose, Earl; grandmother Marie.

BERTHA HARDING CHASE, 80, of Lakewood died April 25. Services were April 29, with burial at Fort Logan National Cemetery. Mrs. Chase was born in Denver on May 15, 1918. She married Thomas Chase, 1937. She was a clerk with the Colorado State Patrol. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Survivors include sons Thomas Jr. of Arizona, Charles of Lakewood; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren.

MARJORIE L. DANKERT, 63, of Aurora died April 21. Services were April 25. Mrs. Dankert was born in Ursula, Ark., on Jan. 3, 1936. She married Randall L. Dankert, 1966. Survivors include her husband; daughters Michelle Strabala and Cheryl L. Losher of Aurora; sons Rick Anderson of Arvada, William Anderson of Washington; brothers Dennis Harris of Lakewood, Clifton Harris of Texas; five grandchildren; a great-grandchild.

TIMOTHY A. DAYWITT, 33, of Arvada died April 27. Services were April 29. Mr. Daywitt was born in Boulder on July 23, 1965. Survivors include parents William and Sandra of Colorado Springs; sister Letty S. Friesen of Englewood; brother Robert of Arizona.

ANNA A. DEVORE, 89, of Boulder died April 28. Services will be in Pennsylvania. Mrs. Devore was born Anna Adomaitis in Shire Oaks, Pa., on Nov. 10, 1909. She married Ernest Lincoln Devore, 1932. Survivors include seven grandchildren; a great-granddaughter.

ALICE CAROLYN AUGUSTA RUNGE FIGGE, 91, of Brighton died April 15. Services were April 27. Mrs. Figge was born Alice Runge on Dec. 8, 1907. She married Harry J. Figge, 1935. She was a nurse and night supervisor at the Colorado Psychopathic Hospital from 1939 to 1955. She worked as a nurse at Brighton Memorial Hospital and Brighton Community Hospital. She was a member of the Good Shepherd Home Auxiliary. Survivors include daughters Carole Hacker, Dorothea Wilson, Beth Ridener; three grandchildren.

EMILY R. HEALY, 69, of Wheat Ridge died April 26. Services were private. Mrs. Healy was born in Niagara Falls, N.Y., on July 10, 1929. She was a teacher. She was active in the East Orange County Little Theater and an author of educational publications. Survivors include sons Frank of New Jersey, Laurence of Wheat Ridge; two grandsons.

CHARLES WILLIAM LAVINE, 80, of Denver died April 7. Services were April 12. Mr. Lavine was born in Mexico City on May 18, 1918. He married Neva Bloom. He was retired from the Navy. He was a member of the Yangtze River Patrol Association. Survivors include daughters Pam Rennie and Marcy Horton, both of California; stepson John Zimmerman of Nevada; stepdaughters Diane Zimmerman and Suzanne Audino, both of Denver; six grandchildren.

HUDING ''HANK'' LEON LUNDGREN, 74, of Denver died April 9. Services were April 15, with burial at Crown Hill Cemetery. Mr. Lundgren was born in Adams County on March 15, 1925. He married Beth Berky, 1968. He was a retired mechanic for Johnson Alignment Shop. He was a member of the Denver Consistory, El Jeble Shrine and Order of the Amaranth. Survivors include his wife; son Dale of Denver; sister Anna Nyberg of Arvada.

HERBERT R. McCARTNEY, 60, of Henderson died April 25 in Brighton. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, May 7, at Platte Valley Mortuary Chapel, 83 N. Fourth Ave., Brighton. Mr. McCartney was born in Denver on March 27, 1939. He married Shirley Taylor, 1958. He was a truck-driving instructor. Survivors include his wife; daughter Tami Archer of Denver; sons David of Brighton, Joseph and Andrew, both of Henderson; sister Wanda Gorman of Denver; five grandchildren.

W. JEAN OVERHOLT, 65, of Stanwood, Wash., formerly of Denver, died April 23. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 4, at Denver First Light and Life Community Church, 220 S. Yarrow St., Lakewood, with inurnment at Crown Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Overholt was born in Tulsa, Okla., on Nov. 21, 1933. She married Vernon R. Overholt, 1951. She was a retired real estate property manager. Survivors include her husband; daughters Pat Bott of Wheat Ridge, Kathy Essex, Jo, both of Washington; brother Ken Robinson of Nebraska; sisters Pearl White of Sterling, Martha King of Washington.

RICHARD LELAND PETERSEN, 82, of Denver died April 26. Services will be held at a later date. Mr. Petersen was born in Jackson County, Minn., on July 14, 1916. He married E. Maxine McDonough, 1939. He served in the Navy. He was a coordinator for Mr. Steak restaurants. Survivors include his wife; son R. Douglas of Africa; daughter Patricia Ruth Vasby of Arvada; sister Ruth VanDyke of Minnesota; brother Arthur of Iowa; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.

DOMINGO ROMERO, 83, of Denver died April 24. Services were April 28, with entombment at Mount Olivet Cemetery. Mr. Romero was born in San Marcos, Texas, on Aug. 4, 1915. He married Ernestine Sena, 1935. He was a retired construction worker. Survivors include his wife; sons Domingo Jr., E. Victor and Fred, all of Denver, Robert of Texas; daughter Maria Apodaca of California; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.

DARRELL D. ROSS, 62, of Black Hawk died April 25. Services were April 28, with burial at Grandview Cemetery. Mr. Ross was born in Montrose on April 11, 1937. He married Kathy Fox, 1996. He was a truck driver. He was a member of the Elks Lodge in Delta. Survivors include his wife; daughters Tammy Waldrep of Lakewood, Teri Koons of Nevada, Janet Lapeyra of Florida, Stephanie Sullivan of Morrison; brother Merrill Jr. of Indiana; five grandchildren.

PRESTON O. SEWELL, 81, of Lakewood died April 26. Services were April 30, with inurnment at Fort Logan National Cemetery. Mr. Sewell was born in Como, Texas, on Aug. 29, 1917. He married Della M. Krukow, 1942. He was retired from the Army and served in World War II. Survivors include his wife; daughter Patricia L. Benes of Fairplay; son Preston Jr. of New Jersey; sister Vatice Harvey of California; brothers B.R. and Harold, both of Texas; two grandchildren.

EDGAR LEROY SMITH, 58, of Commerce City died April 21. Services were April 23. Mr. Smith was born in Big Springs, Neb., on Sept. 15, 1940. He was in the Army. He was a cash-register repairman. Survivors include mother Thelma of Commerce City; sister Barbara Walker of Ignacia; brother Richard of Commerce City.

HERBERT M. VINCENT, 70, of Colorado Springs died April 19. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, May 3, at Fort Logan National Cemetery. Mr. Vincent was born in New Orleans on March 1, 1929. He served in the Air Force. He was a Realtor. Survivors include son Stephen of Golden; daughters Judy Bennett of Penrose, Pam Bloomenreich; brothers Alvin of Louisiana, Armond of California; 12 grandchildren.

MARY KATHLEEN WALLS, 81, formerly of Akron, died April 18. Services were April 22, with burial at Crown Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Walls was born in Akron on March 11, 1918. She was co-owner and operator of the Silver Grill Cafe. She retired from GSA at the Denver Federal Center. Survivors include daughter Martha Hubert of Lakewood; two grandsons.

BETTY JEAN WATTS, 74, of Littleton died April 24. Services were April 30. Mrs. Watts was born in Olmitz, Iowa, on May 24, 1924. She married Eugene Watts, 1953. Survivors include her husband; sons Kevin of Littleton, Donald of Indiana; six grandchildren.

ROBERT JOSEPH BLOTCKY, 82, of Denver died April 26. Services were private. Mr. Blotcky was born in St. Paul, Minn., on June 14, 1916. He married Eleanor M. Lundquist, 1946. He served in the Army in World War II. He formerly owned a theater in Fort Myers, Fla. Survivors include his wife; daughters Susan M. Pientka of Englewood, Barbara F. McPherson of Fort Collins, Jean M. Dart of Olympia; three grandchildren.

ROY B. BRAFFORD, 61, of Westminster died April 26. Services were April 29, with burial at Mount Olivet Cemetery. Mr. Brafford was born in Des Moines, Iowa, on Nov. 27, 1937. He married Anna Marie Domenico. He served in the Army. He worked for RTD. He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal. Survivors include his wife; sons Robert Wright, Richard Wright, Ronald Domenico, Ralph Bradford; daughters Joan Joyce, Rhonda Birdnow; five grandchildren.

WILLARD A. BURTON JR., 80, of Aurora died April 16. Services were April 20, with burial at Fort Logan National Cemetery. Mr. Burton was born in Lawrence, Kan., on Dec. 3, 1918. He married Jean Slack, 1964. He served as a captain in the Army Corps of Engineers and in the Army Reserves. He was a lawyer for oil companies. He was a member of Senior Friends in Aurora and the Denver Association of Petroleum Landmen. Survivors include his wife; daughters Barbara A. Riggs of Ontario; Terrilee B. Gillanders of Michigan; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.

EVELYN ''EVIE'' FITZGERALD, 76, of Denver died April 18. Services were April 22, with burial at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Fitzgerald was born in Ogallala, Neb., on Oct. 24, 1922. She married Roy Fitzgerald, 1943. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Independent Order of Foresters. Survivors include sons Skip of Aurora, Larry of Brighton; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.

JOHN H. HASTINGS, 90, of Lakewood died April 12. Services were April 16, with burial at Crown Hill Cemetery. Mr. Hastings was born in Iola, Kan., on April 19, 1908. He married Anneta Schoolcraft, 1928. He served in World War II. He worked at Ideal Laundry and St. Joseph Hospital, and after retirement at Beth Israel Hospital and Loretto Heights. Survivors include daughters June Metsker of Littleton, Annabell Christopher of Lakewood; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.

GERALDINE SAWYER HILL, 88, of Wheat Ridge died April 28. Services will be at noon Wednesday, May 5, at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 1 Del Mar Circle, Aurora. Mrs. Hill was born in Prairie Grove, Ark., on March 30, 1911. She married Dale R. Hill, 1942. She was a teacher. Survivors include son Michael D. of Arvada; brother Gus Sawyer of Texas; sister Hazel Koen of New Mexico; one grandson.

MARGARET D. KLINE, 80, of Arvada died April 26. Services were April 29, with entombment at Tower of Memories Mausoleum at Crown Hill. Mrs. Kline was born in Denver on Nov. 9, 1918. She married Franklin J. Kline, 1936. She was a bookkeeper. Survivors include sons William F. of Utah, Albert H. of Salida; sisters Rose Girardi of Aurora, Angelina Leach and Annie Snyder, both of Denver; brother Guido Silletto of Denver; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren.

AMELIA ''MELA'' LINDSAY, 95, of Denver died April 20. Services were April 26, with burial at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Lindsay was born in Kindsvater, Chuter, Russia, on Dec. 20, 1903. She married James Edward Lindsay, 1927. She was a homemaker and writer. She was a member of the National League of American Penwomen, the Colorado Authors League, the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia and others. Survivors include sons James E. of Wyoming, Robert D. of Evergreen; daughter Marlene Payne of Aurora; sister Hilda Zereas of Kansas; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren.

LOLITA L. MILLER, 54, of Brighton died April 28. Services will be 11 a.m. Monday, May 3, at Abundant Life Fellowship of Brighton, 650 E. Bridge St., with burial at Elmwood Cemetery. Mrs. Miller was born in Manila, Philippines, on Jan. 4, 1945. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Bob Miller; son Bobby Gene Jr. of Brighton; daughter Lurring Jean Zapen of Brighton; sisters Milo Bermas of Philippines, Antia Williamson of Louisiana; brother Antonio C. Lomhoy of Philippines.

MARY H. MILLER, 96, of Denver died April 27. Services were May 1, with burial at Mount Olivet Cemetery. Mrs. Miller was born in Denver on Oct. 31, 1902. She married John A. Miller, 1928. She was a homemaker. Survivors include daughters Mary Johnson, Janet Popovita; son John A. Jr.; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren.

RALPH O'CONNOR, 74, formerly of Evergreen, died April 20 in New Mexico. Services will be 2 p.m. Friday, May 7, at Evergreen Mortuary Chapel, 26624 N. Turkey Creek Road. Mr. O'Connor was born in Dayton, Ohio, on April 21, 1924. He married Barbara O'Connor. He served in the military during World War II and the Korean War. He worked at Adolph Coors Container Co. and at StorageTek. He was a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks for 40 years and of Evergreen BPOE 2363. Survivors include his wife; sons Patrick of Eagle, Michael of Conifer; sister Joanne Delph of Ohio.

GLORIA LOUISE POLLARD, 73, of Lakewood died April 22. Services were April 27, with burial at Fort Logan National Cemetery. Mrs. Pollard was born in Williamson, W.Va., on Sept. 18, 1925. She married William Pollard Jr., 1946. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Kentucky Colonels. Survivors include her husband; son William S. III of Washington; daughter Kay Pollard Wallis of Lakewood; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild.

NEIL ''MEL'' ROBY, 56, of Denver died April 22. Services were April 28. Mr. Roby was born in Englewood on Aug. 6, 1942. He married Linda Morris. He was a sheet metal worker. Survivors include his wife; sons Steve of Littleton, Bret of Westminster; daughter Wendy of Littleton; mother Marie Daulemont of Englewood; five grandchildren.

HELEN MARY ROWE, 77, of Littleton died April 28. Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 4, at Fort Logan National Cemetery. Mrs. Rowe was born in Detroit on Jan. 10, 1922. She married Sherman W. Rowe, 1940. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband; sons Gerald of Littleton, George of Morrison; four grandchildren.

GEORGE D. SKRBINA, 62, of Northglenn died April 19 in Westminster. Services were April 23. Mr. Skrbina was born in Greeley on April 2, 1937. He married Dorothy Blume. He served in the Air Force. He was a construction worker. Survivors include his wife; daughters Teri of Westminster, Marianne Green of Thornton, sons Dan and Michael, both of Thornton; brothers Frank of Clifton, Rudy of Colburn; sisters Eileen Pickett of Nevada, Anna Knutson of Arizona; Joanie Martfield of California; four grandchildren.

GENARO ''ED'' SUAZO, 76, of Denver died April 28. Services were May 1, with burial at Mount Olivet Cemetery. Mr. Suazo was born in Antonito on Nov. 17, 1922. He married Antonia Delgado. He worked at the City Park greenhouse for the Denver Parks and Recreation Department. Survivors include his wife; sons Pat Delgado and Christopher, both of Denver; daughters Barbara Davis of Cortez, Sandra Martinez, Lorraine, Christina, all of Denver; sisters Sally Jiron of Denver, Patsy Vigil, Siria Kragulund and Sara Leno, all of California; 15 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.

DANIEL D. TRUJILLO, 23, of Aurora died April 25 in Denver. Services were April 29, with burial at Mount Olivet Cemetery. Mr. Trujillo was born in Denver on June 6, 1975. He married Heather Ann Trent. He was a roofer for Sondrup Roofing & Sheet Metal Inc. Survivors include his wife; sons Daniel Jr. and Thomas, both of Aurora; mother Elizabeth Barela of Aurora; father Daniel of Aurora. 

ELIZABETH S. WARK, 89, of Westminster died April 23. Services were April 27, with burial at Crown Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Wark was born Elizabeth Stebbins in Los Angeles on Dec. 2, 1909. She married C. Raymond Wark. She was a homemaker. Survivors include daughters Elaine Heinemann of Genesee, Marilyn Griebling of Arvada; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren.

KATHERINE WAYMIRE, 94, of Brighton died April 23. Services were April 29. Mrs. Waymire was born Katherine Nordloh on a ranch near Bennett on July 1, 1904. She married E.G. Ted Waymire, 1921. She was a member of the Democratic Party. Survivors include her sister Henrieta Wortman of Aurora; granddaughter Kimberlie Lowe of Niwot; two great-granddaughters.

IRMA H. WIKSTROM, 82, of Lakewood died April 28. Services were May 1. Mrs. Wikstrom was born in Chapman, Kan., on Aug. 3, 1916. She married Alfred I. Wikstrom, 1937. She was a homemaker and member of DWBA Hall of Fame. Survivors include her husband; son Neal of Commerce City; daughter Gail King of Buffalo Creek; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.

CHARLOTTE ''KIM'' WILKERSON, 43, of Broomfield died April 26. Services were April 29. Mrs. Wilkerson was born Charlotte McKinley in Louisville, Ky., on April 3, 1956. She married Wayne Wilkerson, 1980. She was a math teacher at Broomfield High School. She was a member of PEO and started the Math Morning Tutor Program at Birch Elementary School. She was nominated for the Community Educator Award at the high school. Survivors include her husband; daughter Jessica; son Jeff; sisters Bev Gillard and Anne Shaw; parents Melvin and Eleanor McKinley, all of Broomfield.

RAYMOND GEORGE YAKEL, 68, of Longmont died April 27. Services were May 1, with burial at Longmont Mountain View Cemetery. Mr. Yakel was born in Longmont on March 5, 1931. He married Lisa Maria Kraemer, 1956. He served in the Naval Reserve and in the Army. He retired as a manufacturing engineer for Sundstrand Aerospace of Denver after 35 years. He was a captain of the honor guard at the John Harold Buckley American Legion Post 32, a member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers Chapter 193 and a volunteer for the Longmont Police Department. Survivors include his wife; sons Gregory Lee of New York, Alan George of Florida; brother Donald E. of Longmont; five grandchildren.


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