Miscellaneous Denver County, Colorado Obituaries - 1999

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DORIS JEAN VINCENT ALLEN, 66, of Las Vegas, formerly of Akron, died May 23, 1998. A graveside memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 7, at the Otis (Colo.) Cemetery. Mrs. Allen was born Doris Jean Vincent in Akron on Aug. 22, 1932. She married Gene Allen. She was a bookkeeper. She was president of the Las Vegas Professional Business Women's Association for two years. Survivors include brother Darrell Vincent of California; sisters Loretta McFarlin and Sylvia Greer, both of Missouri.

GLEN DAVID BOMGARDNER, 81, of Parker and Grand Lake, died April 10 in Venice, Fla. Services were April 26, with burial at Fort Logan National Cemetery. Mr. Bomgardner was born in Minneapolis on June 30, 1917. He married Betty Hallak, 1950. He served in the Army with the 10th Mountain Troops during World War II. He retired from the Army as a sergeant first class. Survivors include his wife; daughters Elizabeth Jane of Parker, Euginia Rose "Sissy" of Texas; sons David Louis of Aurora; Gary Duncan of Maryland; eight grandchildren.

ELEANOR E. COLLIER, 85, of Englewood died April 13. Mrs. Collier was born in Sauk Centre, Minn., on Nov. 23, 1913. She was a homemaker. Survivors include son Robert of Englewood; daughter Donna Theisen of Denver; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren.

PAUL WILLIAM ''BILL'' DeGROAT, 79, formerly of Denver and Aurora, died April 27 in Milwaukie, Ore. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 8, at Messiah Lutheran Church, 1750 Colorado Blvd., Denver. Mr. DeGroat was born in Greeley on Sept. 19, 1919. He married Laura Mae Louise Miller, 1947. He was a radio announcer at Elitch's during the 1940s. He was a volunteer firefighter for the Aurora Volunteer Fire Department and for several church youth groups. He taught craft classes at the Aurora Senior Center. Survivors include son Robert of Oregon; daughters Patricia Tikkanen of Missouri, Debra Kohtz of Castle Rock; five grandchildren.

FRANK EMARINE, 93, of eastern Colorado, died March 22. Mr. Emarine was born in Harlan County, Neb., on June 23, 1905. He married Sarah Wiley, 1930. He retired from the Postal Service in 1972. He was a member of Highland Masonic Lodge 86, Denver Consistory, El Jebel Shrine and Kiwanis International. Survivors include his wife; son Donald; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.

MARCELLA BROWN LAIZA, 69, of Littleton died April 8 in Englewood. Services were April 12 in Indiana. Mrs. Laiza was born in Fort Wayne, Ind., on Dec. 16, 1929. She married Milton Brown, 1957. She was a teacher and homemaker. Survivors include daughters Ruth Hadley, Jeanine, both of Littleton, Diana Leitch of Washington; son Frank of Littleton; a granddaughter. 

CLAUDE RAY LANE, 79, of Denver died April 25. Services were April 29, with entombment at Fort Logan National Cemetery. Mr. Lane was born in Esbon, Kan., on Oct. 10, 1919. He married Leona E. Dodge, 1939. He was owner of a liquor store and a standard bred horse trainer. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans and American Legion. Survivors include his wife; daughter Effie Vinal of Connecticut; brothers Perry of Salt Lake City, Delmer of California, Elmer of Brighton; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren.

CHERRA VONA LaVOE, 64, of Lakewood died April 21. Services were April 24. Mrs. LaVoe was born in Kit Carson on Sept. 16, 1934. She was a secretary. Survivors include daughters Holly Barnett of Dailey, Roberta Pickens of Golden; sons Gordon Thomas of Lakewood, Robert Thomas of Greeley; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

VICI LINDEN, 77, of Lakewood died April 2 in Denver. Services will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 18, at King of Glory Lutheran Church, 10001 W. 58th Ave., Arvada. Miss Linden was born in Colorado Springs on March 2, 1922. She was a civil service electronics fundamentals instructor at Lowry Air Force Base and Denver University School of Law. She was a member of the Rocky Mountain Weaver's Guild and the Mountain Weaver's Guild. 

DONALD CARL O'HALLORAN, 74, formerly of Denver, died April 9 in Tucson, Ariz. Mr. O'Halloran was born in Colorado Springs on Aug. 29, 1924. He married Roberta Ann Calvin, 1946. He served in the Army during World War II and was awarded several medals. He was a postal mail carrier for 33 years. He coached baseball and football for the Young American League. He was director of the North Denver Steele Community Center. He was a member of VFW Post 501, American Legion, Purple Heart, Cooties, Moose and Elks Lodges. Survivors include daughter Kathleen Putman of California; son Mike of Arizona; sister Donna Rae Eberhart of Burlington; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

MICHAEL FRANK RATHBURN, SR., 36, of Aurora died April 27. Services were May 3, with burial at Fairmount Cemetery. Mr. Rathburn was born in Colorado Springs on March 29, 1963. He married Dawn Cappello. He was a maintenance foreman. Survivors include his wife; sons Andrew, Nicholas, Michael Jr., Christopher Goldberg, all of Aurora; father Jesse of Aurora; brothers Robert, David, Charles, all of Aurora. 

MICHAEL W. ROLLINS, 23, of Commerce City died May 2 in Greenwood Village. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 8, at Aspen Commerce City Chapel. Mr. Rollins was born in Denver on March 7, 1976. He was a security officer for Advantage Security. He had just finished at Job Corps in Utah, where he was a certified nurse's aide and an EMT. Survivors include mother and stepfather Christine and Mike Haggard of Commerce City; father Scott of Arizona; sister Jennifer Haggard of Commerce City; stepsister Amanda Haggard of Commerce City; stepbrother Michael Haggard of Commerce City; grandparents Harry and Rita Troyer of Kansas, Miless Haggard of Commerce City.

SCHMIDT, 69, of Denver, formerly of Akron, died April 17 in Aurora. Graveside memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, May 7 at the Otis Cemetery in Otis. Miss Schmidt was born in Yuma on Aug. 29, 1929. She married John Schmidt. She was a bookkeeper. Survivors include brother Darrell Vincent of California; sisters Loretta McFarlin and Sylvia Greer, both of Missouri.

ANNABEL SHOEMAKER, 90, of Wheat Ridge died April 30. Services were May 3, with burial at Mount Olivet Cemetery. Mrs. Shoemaker was born in O'Neill, Neb., on Oct. 10, 1908. She married Don Shoemaker, 1933. She was a teacher and homemaker. She volunteered at Head Start and Fruitdale Elementary. Survivors include her husband; son Gary; brother Orville McKinn of Nebraska; sister Opal Engelhaupt of Nebraska; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

NORMAN HUGH SMITH, 84, of Greenwood Village died April 16. Services were April 20, with burial at Claremont Cemetery. Mr. Smith was born in Frankfort, Kan., on Aug. 3, 1914. He married Louise Hartman, 1937. He was a plumber and rural mail carrier. After retirement he worked for King Soopers. Survivors include his wife; sons Dean of Thornton, Doyle of Fort Collins; Denis of Englewood; sisters Evelyn Mollenkamp of Kansas, Tona Mae Levy, Venita Hose, both of Missouri; brother Raymond of Kansas; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren.

LEONA A. ZAVORAL, 62, of Arvada died April 9. Services were April 13, with burial at Highland Cemetery. Mrs. Zavoral was born Leona A. Belbum in Dix, Neb., on April 7, 1937. She married Ronald Zavoral, 1955. Survivors include her husband; son Douglas of Arvada; sisters Maurine Wallin, Myrna Balcom, both of Nebraska, Lil Smith of Wyoming, Norma Turna of Delta, Marilyn Krotz of Denver; brother Virgil Belrum of Seattle; six grandchildren.

MARY BRANNON-AMADOR, 42, of Aurora died April 15. Mrs. Brannon-Amador was born in Alton, Ill., on Dec. 13, 1956. She married Steven Amador, 1997. She was a sales associate at 7-Eleven. Survivors include her husband; daughter Ann from Denver; parents Lee and Betty Brannon of Illinois; brother Bob of Illinois; three grandchildren.

N.W. ''BILL'' BODENWEISER, 75, of Denver died April 23. Services will be in New York, with burial at Pineview Cemetery in New York. Mr. Bodenweiser was born in Newark, N.J., on Jan. 1, 1924. He married Mary R. Dreschor, 1945. He served in the Navy during World War II and the Naval Reserve. He was a self-employed builder and carpenter. He was a fire marshal in Queensburg, N.Y. Survivors include his wife; daughters Karen Kirkpatrick of New York, Candice Talbot of Denver; sons Keith of Denver, Cliff of Massachusetts; sister Lori Cannala of New Jersey; eight grandchildren.

THELMA BRNCIC, 90, of Aurora died April 4. Services were April 4. Mrs. Brncic was born in Casper on March 21, 1909. She married Ernest Brncic, 1924. Survivors include daughter Joann; sister Maxine Faull; two grandchildren; a great-granddaughter. 

BENJAMIN ''BEN'' COWGILL, 82, of Arvada died May 3 in Lakewood. Services were private, with burial at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Castle Rock. Mr. Cowgill was born in Denver on Jan. 3, 1917. He married Evelyn Mack. He was a truck driver. Survivors include his wife; daughter Barbara Ramley of Arvada; son Richard of Missouri; sister Mary Thorne of California; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.

JAMES B. CRAIG, 73, of Tucson, Ariz., formerly of Littleton, died April 8. Services were in Tucson. Mr. Craig was born in Kansas City, Mo., on Dec. 7, 1925. He married Mary Craig. He was an aerospace engineer. Survivors include his wife; sons Scotty and Alan, both of Arizona, Charles of Colorado; daughters Beth Kloska, Judie Rich, both of Colorado; brother Marianna Lanier of Washington; mother Mary Naill of Washington; 10 grandchildren; a great-grandchild.

RALPH VERNON EDGAR, 78, of Evergreen died April 29. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, May 7, at Rockland Community Church, 17 S. Mount Vernon Country Club Road, Golden. Mr. Edgar was born in Pueblo on March 10, 1921. He married Claire Edgar. He was a commercial real estate developer in the Denver area for 40 years. Survivors include his wife; daughter Susann Ventzke of California. 

LEONARD R. JONES SR., 77, of Boulder died April 20. Services were April 22. Private inurment will be at Green Mountain Cemetery. Mr. Jones was born in Boulder on July 11, 1921. He served in the Army as a captain during World War II, the Normandy invasion and Battle of the Bulge. He was commissioned as captain for the Colorado National Guard and was placed in command of Company F, 157th Infantry, later to become Battery B, 142 Field Artillery. He was active in the Child Learning Center for CU Volunteers, AA Victims Advocacy for Children, Boulder Jaycees, Boulder Pow Wow, CU Alumni Association, Flatirons Kiwanis Club, Kiwanis International, Boulder Chamber of Commerce, Young Republicans and the Republican Party. Survivors include son Leonard Jr. of Virginia, Lauren of Portland; daughters Lesley Finn of Gold Hill, Lenda Jackson of Franktown; brother Lloyd of Boulder; sister Margaret "Peggy" Ryan of Boulder; six grandchildren.

HENRIK D. ''HANK'' KARLSSON, 97, of Northglenn, formerly of Jamestown, N.Y., died April 12. Services were April 20, with burial in Tucson. Mr. Karlsson was born in Tuna, Sweden, on Dec. 11, 1901. He married Sigrid Larsson, 1930. He was a retired police officer from the Jamestown Police Department. After retirement, he was a Tucson Public Schools gardening supervisor. Survivors include son Robert of Golden; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

VIRGINIA KATHRYN LOHR KIRKPATRICK, 85, of Boulder died May 2. Services were May 5. Mrs. Kirkpatrick was born Virginia Kathryn Lohr in Ralphton, Pa., on Aug. 27, 1913. She married Albert Kirkpatrick, 1949. She was a teacher in Boulder Valley Public Schools from 1961 to 1978. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Boulder. Survivors include her husband; son Bruce of Denver; daughter Beth Fuller of Westminster; sisters Marion Lyons of Indiana, Carolyn Zimmerman of Pennsylvania; four grandchildren.

HARRY BUTT KUESEL, 79, formerly of Littleton, died March 31 in Green Valley, Ariz. Mr. Kuesel was born in Brookhaven, N.Y. on Feb. 1, 1920. He married Elinor Evensen Kuesel, 1946. He served in the Army from 1942 to 1946. He was an executive vice-president for Johns-Manville Corporation and director of the Denver Relocation Project. He was a member of the Denver, Littleton and Green Valley Rotary Clubs. He served as trustee at the Denver Botanic Gardens and was regional vice president of the American Iris Society for the Colorado region. He received the Knowleton medal in 1979 for the best border-bearded iris in the United States. Survivors include his wife; sons Jeffrey of Wisconsin, Timothy of Illinois; daughter Jayne of Littleton; brother Thomas of Virginia; three grandchildren.

MARY A. LEIKER, 88, of Thornton died March 19. Services were March 24, with entombment at Mount Olivet Cemetery. Mrs. Leiker was born in Denver on Jan. 17, 1911. She married Patrick Kennedy, Frank Carney, Val Leiker, all of Denver. She was retired from the food industry. She was a member of United Food Workers Local 7, the Western Slovonic Association and Holy Rosary Lodge 7. Survivors include daughters Loretta Charles of Northglenn, Dorothy Tirone of Arvada; sons Philip Carney of Northglenn, Valentine of Fort Collins; five stepchildren; 14 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren.

JEAN C. JOHNSON-LISTER, 45, of Thornton died April 21 in Denver. Services were April 21. Mrs Johnson-Lister was born in Illinois on Sept. 8, 1953. She married Robert L. Lister, 1992. Survivors include her husband; daughter Kristine Spero of Nebraska; son Marshall of Louisiana, sons Jesse Johnson, Seth Johnson, both of Thornton; sisters Janice Crisp of Louisiana, Joyce Carlbom of Lafayette; brother James Crisp Jr. of California; a granddaughter. 

THOMAS F. LOPEZ, 87, of Lafayette died April 23 in Northglenn. Services were April 25, with burial at Lafayette Cemetery. Mr. Lopez was born in Platteville on Nov. 5, 1911. He married Pearl Lopez, 1936. He was a coal miner and an excavation contrator. He was a member of the Moose Club. Survivors include daughter Barbara Seppy of Denver; sister Alice DeWitt of Littleton; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson. 

MARY MATIANA MARTINEZ, 81, of Denver died April 23. Services were April 28, with burial at Fort Logan National Cemetery. Mrs. Martinez was born in Troy on Dec. 6, 1917. She married Louis M. Martinez, 1935. She was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church and the Fraternal Order of Eagles-AERIE 2063. Survivors include sons Richard, Robert, Adrian, David, Louis Gomez; daughters Mary Louise Romero, Phyllis Dominguez, Sandra, Antionette Soliz, Geralyn; brother Frank Tenorio; sisters Nora Nixon, Jennie Duran, Christine Barrentos, Rose Sepulveda, Julia Stewert; 27 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren.

WILLIAM ''BILL'' MERWIN, 63, of Highlands Ranch died April 13. Services were April 19, with burial at Fort Logan National Cemetery. Mr. Merwin was born in Orange, N.J., on March 23, 1936. He married Johniece Brown, 1959. He was a retail furniture salesman. He served in the Air Force for 23 years. Survivors include his wife; daughter Joni of Arvada; son Brad of Texas; sister Marilyn McGarrity of Washington; three grandchildren. 

JEAN W. MORRIS, 82, of Englewood died May 3. Services were May 6, with burial at Emanuel Cemetery. Mrs. Morris was born in Denver on Oct. 12, 1916. She married Milton Morris, 1941. Survivors include her husband; several cousins.

AUGUSTA MAE PELLETIER, 75, of Denver died April 26. Services were April 30, with burial at Fort Logan National Cemetery. Mrs. Pelletier was born in Juanita, Neb., on Nov. 7, 1923. She married Louis Joseph Pelletier, Jr., 1945. She served in the Army Air Forces as a corporal during World War II. Survivors include daughters Caroline Acker of Golden, Sharon Murch, Bernadette Nichols-Struker, both of Denver; sons Richard, Louis III, both of Denver; Harold of Maryland; 19 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren.

HAZEL I. SMITH, 76, of Thornton died May 1. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 8, at Thornton Senior Center, 9471 Dorothy Blvd., Thornton, with burial at Fort Logan National Cemetery. Mrs. Smith was born in Fort Morgan on March 12, 1923. She married Albert H. Smith. She was a retired office manager from Walgreens. She was a member and yoga instructor at the Thornton Senior Center. Survivors include daughters Janice Prince of Denver, Stephanie Huntington of Texas; son Michael of Thornton; a grandson. 

DEAN EDMUND YOUNG, 67, of Arvada died April 23 in Denver. Services were April 28, with burial at Crown Hill Cemetery. Mr. Young was born in Oklahoma City on Dec. 24, 1931. He married Wilma Jean Ervin, 1953. He served in the Army. He was an insurance underwriter. He was a member of the Arvada Masonic Lodge 130 AF&AM , 32nd degree Scottish Rite. Survivors include his wife; son Stephen; daughter DeAnn Dickinson; six grandchildren. 

LEONA A. ZAVORAL, 62, of Arvada died April 9. Services were April 13, with burial at Highland Cemetery. Mrs. Zavoral was born Leona A. Belgum in Dix, Neb., on April 7, 1937. She married Ronald Zavoral, 1955. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband; daughter Debbie Edders of Grand Junction; son Douglas of Arvada; sisters Maurine Wallin and Myrna Balcom, both of Nebraska, Lil Smith of Wyoming, Norma Turna of Delta, Marilyn Krotz of Denver; brother Virgil Belgum of Seattle; six grandchildren.

ROBERTA DEANE BALAN, 65, of Denver died April 27. Services were May 2. Mrs. Balan was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on April 13, 1934. She was an elementary school teacher for Denver Public Schools for 12 years and later a substitute teacher. She was a relief worker during the 1956 Hungarian uprising. Survivors include daughters Aimee and Merrilee, both of Denver; mother Jeanne Gillespie Land of Denver.

VERA HAZEL BENSON, 92, of Littleton died April 30. Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 11, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 12654 W. Belleview Drive, Littleton. Mrs. Benson was born in North Liberty, Ind., on May 18, 1906. She was retired from the Department of Agriculture. Survivors include daughter Barbara Murcray of Littleton; sister Genevieve Bertsche of Indiana; brother Robert Shuppert of Indiana; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

DOROTHY A. DAVIS, 92, of Lakewood died May 1 in Wheat Ridge. Services were May 5. Mrs. Davis was born in San Antonio on Jan. 27, 1907. She married Bailey Davis. She was an office manager for MacAustin & Co. for 30 years. Survivors include daughter Evelyn Dickenson of Lakewood; son Frank of Texas; brother Marvin of Texas; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. 

ELEANOR S. DUNN, 87, of Englewood died Jan. 14. Services were Jan. 18. Mrs. Dunn was born in Denver on Sept. 29, 1911. She married Homer Dunn. She served in the Army Nurse Corps as a first lieutenant during World War II. She was a registered nurse anesthetist and held many positions in state and national organizations. Survivors include her husband; sister Grace Cox. 

DAISYBELLE ELKINS, 86, of Boulder died April 23. Services will be held later in McLean, Va. Mrs. Elkins was born Daisybelle Dunn in Lawton, Okla., on July 4, 1912. She married Col. James W. Elkins, 1941. She worked for Fairfax County public school system in Virginia. She was the author of four books and many short stories. She was active in the Democratic Party of Virginia, American Association of Retired Persons, Alpha Phi Sorority and American Association of University Women. Survivors include son James of Boulder; daughter Denise of New Jersey; four grandsons.

ROBERT ROSS ERICKSON, 47, of Denver died May 3. Services were May 7. Mr. Erickson was born in Boulder on June 24, 1951. He was a management consultant for Carty Consultants. Survivors include daughter Kelli of California; mother Anna of Denver; sister Karen Stover of Parker; companion Christine Carty of Denver. 

LORETTA LOUISE GASCOYNE, 91, of Lakewood died April 18 in Wheat Ridge. Services were April 22, with burial at Mount Olivet Cemetery. Mrs. Gascoyne was born in Tomahawk, Wis., on May 9, 1907. She married Peter Simon Gascoyne, 1937. She was a parochial and public school teacher for more than 50 years in Miami and Denver. Survivors include sons John of Fort Collins, Stephen of Denver; a granddaughter. 

RIENHOLT ''RED'' GROSKOPF, 87, of Denver died May 1 in Westminster. Services were May 5, with entombment at Highland Cemetery. Mr. Groskopf was born in Billings, Mont., on April 6, 1912. He married Betty L. Baker, 1952. He was a farm equipment supervisor. Survivors include his wife; sons Allan of Arvada, Brent of Thornton; daughters Nancy Goode of California, Mary Goode of Arvada, Susan Durkes of Denver; sister Ruth Hauschildt of Florence; brothers Walt and Leo, both of Salt Lake City; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. 

BRUCE HARRIS HANSON, 83, of Denver died April 26. Services were May 6, with inurnment at Fort Logan National Cemetery. Mr. Hanson was born in Denver on May 1, 1915. He married Brunette Gravett, 1944. He served in the Navy. Survivors include his wife; son Bruce; daughter Janice Chisholm; sister Anna Miller; six grandchildren.

CHARLES WALTER JONES, 50, of New Castle died April 19. Services were April 24. Mr. Jones was born in Dillon, Mo., on Dec. 21, 1948. He married Janice M. Jones. He was a sales representative training manager for Nobel Sysco for 23 years. He was a member of the Aurora Elks Lodge No. 1921 and Mensa. Survivors include his wife; stepdaughters Jessica and Jenna Heck of New Castle; mother Genevieve Waltenburg of Washington; stepfather Don Waltenburg of Washington. 

PAUL D. LeBLANC, 51, formerly of Arvada, died April 14 in Ashburnham, Mass. Services were April 17, with burial in Fitchburg, Mass. Mr. LeBlanc was born in Amherst, Nova Scotia, on Feb. 24, 1948. He married Mary A. Ayotte, 1981. He was director of human resources at Dominion Services Inc. Survivors include his wife; daughters Danielle and Elyse, both of Massachusetts; parents Louis and Alice of Pittsburgh; brothers Charles and Richard, both of Massachusetts; sisters Julie Bedard, Bernice Young, Pauline LeBlanc-David, Christine, all of Massachusetts.

JOSEPH JOHN MARTINESKY, 78, of Denver died April 26. Services were May 1, with entombment at Crown Hill Cemetery. Mr. Martinesky was born in Denver on Feb. 1, 1921. He married Gertrude Brown, 1959. He worked for Stearns Rogers Pipe Shops. He was a member of the Elks Club. Survivors include his wife; sons John of Denver, Robert of Granby; stepsons Roy and Ray Martin, both of Denver; stepdaughters Judy Watson of Denver; sisters Pauline Russell of Denver, Katherine Fischer of California, Rose Carpinella, Mary Heit, both of Denver, Irene Smith of California, Sue Barnna of Pennsylvania. 

JEAN W. MORRIS, 82, of Englewood died May 3. Services were May 6, with burial at Emanuel Cemetery. Mrs. Morris was born in Denver on Oct. 12, 1916. She married Milton Morris, 1941. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband; cousins Thomas McGonagle, Shirley Weisz, Emmett Louis.

THEODORE ''TED'' OLTMANNS, 80, of Arvada died May 1 in Wheat Ridge. Services were May 7. Mr. Oltmanns was born in Cleveland on Nov. 23, 1918. He married Mary Lorene Stott, 1945. He was a retired staff assistant from Procter & Gamble. He was a member of Arvada Lodge No. 130, Norwood Chapter No. 193 R.A.M. and Jefferson Highland Commandry No. 30. Survivors include his wife; daughter Nita Heath of Westminster; son Douglas of Arvada; brother Gordon of Ohio; a grandson.

STEVEN PAUL ROSENOW, 43, of Arvada died April 23 in Wheat Ridge. Services were April 27, with burial at Fort Logan National Cemetery. Mr. Rosenow was born in Fairmont, Minn., on June 2, 1955. He married Beverly Mercer, 1975. He was a truck driver. Survivors include his wife; daughter Jennifer Mossey of Arvada; son Justin of Arvada; parents Bob and Rose Fortner of Wyoming; brothers Mike McCart of Texas, Richard Fortner of Byers; sisters Carol Stephens of Fort Collins, Cheryl Shown of Lafayette, Julie Fortner of Erie.

BEATRICE M. SNOW, 72, of Loveland died April 22. Services were April 27, with burial at Loveland Burial Park. Mrs. Snow was born in Cheyenne on Nov. 2, 1926. She married Jed A. Snow, 1949. She was a homemaker. Survivors include daughters Carroll Martin of Wisconsin, Kathleen of Aurora, Patricia of Minnesota; son Gordon of Loveland; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.

JOHN ''STEW'' STANDLEY, 85, of Littleton died May 1. Services were May 6, with burial at Fort Logan National Cemetery. Mr. Standley was born in Denver on Feb. 25, 1914. He married Mary Helen Phillips, 1940. He served in the Army during World War II. He was a member of the first division to liberate the concentration camp at Dachau. He was an attorney and retired regional counsel from Chicago Title Insurance servicing Colorado, Wyoming and Montana. Survivors include his wife; sons Richard of Littleton, John of California; daughters Susan Adcock of Montana, Nancy McQuarrie of Steamboat Springs; nine grandchildren.

GORDON J. TALVITIE, 72, of Wheat Ridge died May 1. Services were May 6, with inurnment at Fort Logan National Cemetery. Mr. Talvitie was born in Detroit on July 14, 1926. He married Joan C. Kastenberg, 1954. He served in the Navy during World War II. He was an airplane mechanic for United Airlines. Survivors include his wife; daughter Marcia Folsom of Durango; son Mark of Lakewood; sister Evelyn Ehrlich of New York; brother Carol of Wisconsin; two grandchildren.

VICKI WALKER, 50, of Denver died April 23. Services were May 2. Mrs. Walker was born Vicki Bozek in Denver on July 13, 1948. She married Phil Walker, 1972. Survivors include her husband; mother Lee Anne Bozek of Northglenn.

LAURA JEAN WESTERGAARD, 84, of Denver died April 29. Services will be held at a later date in Des Moines, Iowa. Mrs. Westergaard was born in Michellville, Iowa, on Feb. 4, 1915. She was a homemaker. Survivors include son Peter of Tennessee; daughters Sharon, JoEllen Riemenschneider, both of Iowa; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.


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