Miscellaneous Denver County, Colorado Obituaries - 1999

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ALBETAH SHAH APACANIS, 79, of Golden died Sept. 19. Services were Sept. 23 at Orchard Christian Center. Mrs. Apacanis was born in Goshen, Ala., on March 10, 1920. She married Sayyed Apacanis, 1936. She was a nurse. Survivors include daughters Sonnora Johnson of Golden, Sazella Crook of Michigan, Quintell of California; sons Sayyed and Oshua, both of Texas, Rahman of Florida, Andre of Wisconsin; 40 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren. 

GEORGE FRANKLIN ARWOOD, 82, of Denver died Sept. 19. Services were Sept. 23, with burial at Fort Logan National Cemetery. Mr. Arwood was born in Bessemer, Ala., on Nov. 9, 1916. He married Alice Root, 1944. He was retired as a flight operations instructor for Frontier Airlines. Survivors include his wife; daughter Lauren Gray of Aurora; sister Grace McKinney of Alabama; two granddaughters. 

CHARLES PATRICK BOSSO, 90, of Trinidad died Sept. 21 in Denver. Services were Sept. 25 at Trinidad Methodist Church. Mr. Bosso was born in Cokedale on March 17, 1909. He married Dorothy Cross, 1937. He served in the Army during World War II. He was a semipro baseball player and an engineer for C&W Railroad. He was a Mason and a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars. Survivors include his wife; daughter Cindy DeBono and Janet Barros, both of Trinidad; sister Vera Cantoria of Hoehne; five grandchildren; a great-grandchild. 

BETSY M. DAVIES, 48, of Boulder died Sept. 25. Services will be at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28, at First Presbyterian Church Chapel, 1820 15th St., Boulder. Mrs. Davies was born in Columbia, Mo., on Sept. 12, 1951. She married Scott Davies, 1986. She was a teacher at Crest View Elementary School in Boulder. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Boulder. Survivors include her husband; son Christopher of Boulder; daughter Sara of Boulder; sisters Cindy Miller Mustard and Helen Miller Kallenbach. 

DEVONA LYNN FELLOWS, 34, of Denver died Sept. 25. Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28, at Fairmount Cemetery. Mrs. Fellows was born in Denver on Oct. 1, 1964. She was a presser for a dry cleaner. Survivors include sons Jesse Pryor, Dustin Pryor and Rusty Pryor, all of Denver; mother Virginia Rummel of Denver; stepfather Jerry Rummel of Denver; grandmother June Pryor of Denver; grandfather Tommy Pryor of Denver; brothers Kevin, Jerry Rummel and Tommy Rummel, all of Denver; companion John Tobin. 

KENNETH L. GLASMANN, 80, of Arvada died Sept. 24. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, at Light of the World Catholic Church. Mr. Glasmann was born in Denver on November 11, 1919. He married Lucille Pankoski, 1941. He served in the Navy during World War II. He was a machinist instructor. He was a member of the Elks, American Legion Post 161 and United Steelworkers. Survivors include his wife; sons Mike of Lakewood, Tom of Colorado Springs and Jim of Littleton; daughter Mary Haack of Arvada; brother Bob of Northglenn, sisters Evelyn of Nebraska, Betty Kohles and Mabel Dinges, both of Denver; five grandchildren; a great-grandchild. 

ESTHER FRANCES GOEDERT, 88, of Lakewood died Sept. 26 in Littleton. Services will be at 11 a.m., Friday, Oct. 1, at Olinger Wadsworth Chapel. Mrs. Goedert was born in Denver on Sept. 22, 1911. She married Warren Goedert, 1931. She was a bookkeeper. She was a member of Kiwanis, Order of Eastern Star, Enterprise Grange and Highlands Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband; daughter Marcia Garrett of Thornton; brothers Gene Thode of Westminster, Jerry Thode and Harry Thode, both of Denver; sisters Ruth Engstrom and Betty Richards; two grandchildren; a great-grandchild. 

RUTH RAY HUNT, 82, of Dallas, formerly of Denver, died Sept. 25. Services were Sept. 27. Mrs. Hunt was born in Idabel, Okla., on March 3, 1917. She married H.L. Hunt. She was a homemaker. Survivors include son Ray, Harville Hendrix, Swanee and Charles Ansbacher; daughters June and Helen; sisters Swann Buckels; brother James Ray; 17 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. 

CLARICE E. JAMES, 77, of Northglenn died Sept. 22. Services were Sept. 24 at Highland Mortuary. Mrs. James was born in Downs, Kan., on Sept. 7, 1922. She was an accountant. Survivors include son Mark of Wyoming; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. 

DEAN W. KELSEY, 68, of Denver died Sept. 11. Services were Sept. 14, with burial at Hampden Memorial Gardens. Mr. Kelsey was born in Richland, Neb., on May 28, 1931. He married Marguerite Miles, 1960. He served in the Army. Survivors include his wife; daughter Deanna of Denver; son Steven of Denver; brother Harold of Missouri; sister Irene Cargill of Nebraska; two grandchildren. 

LEILA MARIE KING, 96, of Lakewood died Sept. 23. Services were Sept. 27, with burial at Crown Hill. Mrs. King was born in Axtell, Kan., on Nov. 16, 1903. She married Ellis King, 1925. She was a homemaker. Survivors include son Jerre of Lakewood; daughter Shrylee Jones of Littleton; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. 

LEONARD WILLIAM KOLNSBERG, 61, of Gridley, Calif., formerly of Colorado, died Sept. 19. Services were Sept. 23 at Gridley-Biggs Cemetery. Mr. Kolnsberg was born in Gridley on Feb. 26, 1938. He was a member of FFA, North Butte Lodge 230 and the Quarter Century Club. Survivors include his wife; sons Terry Davis of Alaska, Fritz of California and Dirk of France; daughters Valerie Lowe of Denver and Heidi of California; sister Loretta Gustafson; five grandchildren. 

FRED J. LEONARD, 94, of Denver died Sept. 22. Services were Sept. 25, with burial at Mount Olivet. Mr. Leonard was born in Denver on April 1, 1905. He married Vivian Boatright, 1943. He was employed at F.J. Leonard Co. from 1938 to 1972. He was a member of the Lakewood Country Club and Colorado Cattleman's Association. Survivors include son Dennis of Denver; daughter Judy of Texas; four grandchildren. 

LEE ALLEN MARSHLOW, 55, of Aurora died Sept. 26 in Denver. Private services will be held later in Florida. Mr. Marshlow was born in Buffalo, N.Y., on Oct. 17, 1944. He served in the Army during the Vietnam War. He was a postmaster. Survivors include parents Robert and Jean of Florida; sister Anne of Denver. 

RUTH ELIZABETH MEIER, 80, of Broomfield died Sept. 20 in Westminster. Services were Sept. 25 at Rundus Funeral Home. Mrs. Meier was born in South River, N.J., on April 4, 1919. She married Norman Meier Sr., 1941. She retired from Sears as a manager. Survivors include son Norman of New Jersey; daughter Ruth Sherry of New Jersey; sisters Virginia Heath and Julia Keiderling, both of New Jersey; three granddaughters. 

GEORGE CHRISTIAN MUSSLEMAN, 83, of Denver died Sept. 24. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28, at Faith Presbyterian Church, 11373 E. Alameda Ave., Aurora. Mr. Mussleman was born in Wayland, Iowa, on March 11, 1916. He married Della Stucky, 1942. He was a journalist. He was a member of Faith Presbyterian Church, Denver Press Club, Association of Petroleum Writers and Denver Association of Petroleum Landmen. Survivors include his wife; sons Michael of Pennsylvania and James of Denver; daughter Jody Ross of Aurora; six grandchildren. 

JEFFREY A. NEASBE, 39, of Denver died Aug. 28. Mr. Neasbe was born in Clearwater, Fla., on Nov. 4, 1959. He was a merchandise manager for Western Gas and Convenience Store. Survivors include his companion Dean Eder of Denver; mother Hilde of Ohio; brother J. Michael of Ohio. 

HILDA P. PATTON, 79, of Pueblo died Sept. 17 in Delaware. Services were Sept. 25 at Christiana Meadows in Delaware. Mrs. Patton was born in Pueblo on May 26, 1920. She married Baxter Patton, 1940. Survivors include sisters Edna Mickel and Eva Hughan; son James of Maine; daughter Suzanne of Wisconsin; four grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; a great-grandchild. 

JOSEPHINE SAZERA, 89, of Denver died Sept. 25. Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28, at Fairmount's Little Ivy Chapel. Mrs. Sazera was born in Elizabeth, N.J., on Jan. 1, 1910. She married Vincent Sazera, 1944. She was a seamstress. Survivors include son Vince of Aurora; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. 

MARIE L. SHEA, 69, of Denver died Sept. 23. Services were Sept. 27, with burial at Mount Olivet Cemetery. Mrs. Shea was born in Denver on Jan. 5, 1930. She married Emmett Shea, 1957. She was worked at Health One. Survivors include her husband; sons Michael of Loveland, John of Henderson; daughters Catherine Winters of Arvada, Mary of Denver, Margaret Altimont of Texas; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. 

RUTH ESTELLA FOULK STEVENS, 90, of Aurora, formerly of Belleair, Fla., died Sept. 23. Services were Sept. 26 at St. Peter Lutheran Church. Mrs. Stevens was born in Wilmington, Del., on April 6, 1909. She married Clark Stevens, 1928. She was a homemaker. Survivors include daughter Dorothy Voorheis of Aurora; son Robert of Florida; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren.

RUTH LORRAINE CARSON, 71, of Arvada died Sept. 14. Services were Sept. 17, with burial at Foothills Gardens of Memory, Longmont. Mrs. Carson was born in Scottsbluff, Neb., on March 29, 1928. She worked for National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Survivors include son Wayne of Wiggins, Michael of Arvada; daughter Deborah of Arvada; brothers Fred Schild and William Schild Jr., both of Nebraska; sisters Marle Robuck of Arvada, Martha Fallyer of Englewood; three grandchildren; a step grandson. 

RENABELLE CROFFORD, 82, of Denver died Sept. 21. Services were Sept. 24, with burial at Englewood Crematory. Mrs. Crofford was born in Ingalls, Kan., on July 31, 1917. She married Claude Crofford, 1936. Survivors include sons Glen of Lakewood, Jon of Denver; daughters Janet of Denver, Carol Daniels of Wyoming; sisters Mildred Patrick of Kansas; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. 

MICHAL Z. DERYLO, 75, of Denver died Sept. 25. Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, at Olinger Highland Mortuary. Mr. Derylo was born in Poland on Sept. 20, 1924. He was a retired steel fabricator. Survivors include brothers John and Edward, both of Poland, Stanley of Denver; daughters Judy Terranova of Denver, Danuta "Donna" Anders of Colorado Springs; two grandsons. 

MARGARET JULIA DWELLE, 89, of Aurora died Sept. 14. Services will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1950 Ford St., Golden. Ms. Dwelle was born in Lake City, Minn., on Sept. 29, 1909. She worked in the laboratory and X-ray department at Riverside Hospital in Kentucky. She received her pilot's license in 1961 and was a charter member of the Colorado Pilots Association, serving many years as secretary and membership chairwoman. She received the Blue Max Honorary Citation for contributing to the field of aviation. She was a member of Silver Wings, which requires 25 years of flight experience, as well as the 99s, a women's flying organization begun by Amelia Earhart. Survivors include many nieces and nephews. 

AGNES MAE FRANSZCZAK, 60, of Denver died Sept. 23. Services were Sept. 27, with burial at Fort Logan National Cemetery. Mrs. Franszczak was born in Mauston Wis., on Oct. 2, 1938. She married Robert Franszczak. She was a homemaker. Survivors include daughter Robin Fries; son Ross; three grandchildren. 

JOHN GRAHAM, 72, of Thornton died Sept. 20 in Aurora. Services were Sept. 24, with burial at Lafayette Cemetery. Mr. Graham was born in Washington, Pa., on Aug. 17, 1927. He married Leona Lee Crowe, 1946, and then Gertrude Conway, 1996. He was a manager for Columbia Gas Co., and was a volunteer firefighter for 32 years. Survivors include his wife; sons David of Broomfield, Brady of Arvada; brothers Robert and Richard, both of Pennsylvania; stepsons Larry Conway of Westminster, Thomas Conway of Nevada, Ronald Conway, Robert Conway and Patrick Conway, all of Denver; stepdaughter Sharon Gould of Denver; eight grandchildren; 14 stepgrandchildren. 

NORMA JEAN HILL, 72, of Denver died Sept. 3. Mrs. Hill was born in Omaha, Neb., on June 6, 1927. Survivors include daughter Karen Crossling of Missouri; sons Randy and Todd, both of Colorado; brother Robert Wilson of Nevada; companion Melba Campbell; two grandchildren. 

PEARL ''GAY'' HOWARD, 65, of Sedalia died Sept. 21. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 1, at Andrews Caldwell Gibson Funeral Home, Castle Rock. Mrs. Howard was born Pearl Hudspeth, on May 23, 1934, in Wichita, Kan. She married Carl Howard, 1954. She retired from the Sedalia Post Office. She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi Preceptor Gamma Lambda Chapter and the Ladies Sewing Circle. Survivors include her husband; sons Michael of Georgia, Kyle of Nevada; daughters Denise Feger of North Carolina, Marsha of Tennessee; sister Susan Stewart of Kansas; brother DeLayne Hudspeth of Texas; seven grandchildren. 

WILLIAM HSIN HUIE, 81, of Aurora died Sept. 15. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 8, at the Calvary Temple, 200 S. University Blvd. Mr. Huie was born in China on June 1, 1918. He married Siew Thai Yong, 1993. He was a retired salesman. He was a member of the Masons Lodge, Consistency Denver Lodge No. 1 and El Jebel Shrine. Survivors include his wife; brother Chung Foon Huie. 

ROCKY DEAN KVASNICKA, 41, of Broomfield died Sept. 25. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, at Rundus Funeral Chapel. Mr. Kvasnicka was born in Lakewood on Oct. 26, 1957. He married Diana Sauer, 1997. He was a machinist for Hamilton Sundstrand for 13 years. He was a member of Amateur Trapshooting Association. Survivors, all of Broomfield, include his wife; daughter Teya; son Travis; father Arnold; brother Randall. 

PAUL C. LEWIS, 82, of Denver died Sept. 25. Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, at Horan & McConaty Family Chapel, 1091 S. Colorado Blvd., with burial at Fort Logan National Cemetery. Mr. Lewis was born in Sharpsburg, N.C., on Oct. 31, 1916. He married Josephine Lewis, 1954. He served in the Air Force during World War II. He retired from The Denver Post and was the secretary-treasurer for the Denver Typographical Union. He was a member of Typographical Union No. 49. Survivors include his wife; son Robert of Denver; daughter Cathy Joanne Anderson of Aurora; three grandchildren. 

JOHN A. LIPSKI, 72, of Englewood died Sept. 18 in Littleton. Services were Sept. 23, with burial at Fort Logan National Cemetery. Mr. Lipski was born in Milwaukee, Wis., on Dec. 3, 1926. He married Florence Prowatzke, 1952. He served in the Navy during World War II and in the Army during the Korean War. He was a member of Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church. Survivors include daughters Christine Green of Missouri, Catherine Stone of Kansas, Carolyn Sapio of Texas, Corinne of Denver; sons John of Littleton, Steven of Hawaii; brother Richard of Wisconsin; 13 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. 

GLORIA R. LUNT, 69, of Denver died Sept. 24. Mrs. Lunt was born in Oklahoma City, Okla., on April 19, 1930. She married Jack Lunt. She was a cosmetologist. Survivors include daughter Samantha Harper of California; sisters Jolinda of Nevada, Hortencia Byas of Texas, Lupe Mundo of Indiana, Thersa Avila of Illinois; brother Salvador Torres of Arizona; two grandchildren.

SIRIO T. ''JOHNNY'' MARTINEZ, 76, of Brighton died Sept. 21. Services were Sept. 27, with burial at Fort Logan National Cemetery. Mr. Martinez was born in Del Norte on March 1, 1923. He married Mary Chavez, 1950. He retired from the Air Force in 1965. Survivors include his wife; sons Dean of Fort Lupton, Michael of New Jersey, Albert of Commerce City, Randy of Brighton; daughters Judy and Janice Martinez-Zuniga, both of Brighton; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. 

WILLIE LLOYD MARTINEZ, 68, of Denver died Sept. 19. Services were Sept. 24, with burial at Mount Olivet Cemetery. Mr. Martinez was born in Milliken on Oct. 17, 1930. He married Dolores Martinez. He was a printer. Survivors include his wife; son William, Augle, Anthony, Theodore and Manuel, all of Denver; daughter Patricia Garcia of Denver, Anna Matz of Thornton; brother Joseph Thornton; sister Rebeca Negrette of Brighton; 21 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren. 

JANE ALICE ESPINOZA-PEARCE, 84, of Denver died Sept. 18. Services were Sept. 22. Mrs. Espinoza-Pearce was born in Gray Creek on June 24, 1915. She married Michael Espinoza and later Roy Pearce. She was a homemaker. Survivors include son Michael of New Mexico; daughters Dora Stella of Arvada, Rosalle Ulibarri, Elaine and Laurie, all of Denver; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren. 

MARY RAUZI, 89, of Englewood died Sept. 26. Services were Sept. 28, with burial at Mount Olivet Cemetery. Mrs. Rauzi was born in Rockvale on Aug. 26, 1910. She was a homemaker. Survivors include sons Frank of Englewood, Jim of Wyoming; daughter Ilene of Missouri; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren. 

MYRA M. STACY, 54, of Wheat Ridge died Sept. 23. Services were Sept. 27, with burial at Crown Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Stacy was born in Los Angeles on Dec. 15, 1944. She married Don Stacy, 1962. She was a writer. Survivors include her husband; daughters Kari Davis of Broomfield, Kassi Blanchard and Amanda Peterson, both of Arvada, Konnie Knight of Littleton, Amy of Wheat Ridge; son Daniel of Wheat Ridge; mother Alberta Mitchell of California; brothers Ross of California, Bob Mitchell of Iowa; two granddaughters. 

CHARLES M. STONE, 81, of Las Cruces, N.M., formerly of Trinidad, died Sept. 22. Services were Sept. 25. Mr. Stone was born in Trinidad on July 19, 1918. He married Katheryn Nolan. He worked for Texaco Research Laboratory in Beacon, N.Y., and as an oil and gas design engineer for the Stearns-Roger Division of United Engineers & Constructors in Denver. Survivors include his wife; daughters Susan Mydland of Wyoming, Sally Walton of New Mexico; six grandchildren; two stepgrandsons; two great-granddaughters. 

ROSE TUCKER, 86, of Littleton died Sept. 23. Services were Sept. 27. Mrs. Tucker was born in Rifle on June 7, 1913. She married Fred Tucker, 1943. She was a school secretary. Survivors include daughter Peggy Fretzs of Littleton; brother Robert Wonder of Shawnee; two grandchildren. 

MARY JOSEPHINE WILLEY, 70, of Denver died Sept. 26. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, at Guardian Angels Church, 1843 W. 52nd Ave. Mrs. Willey was born Mary Josephine Mullen, in Melrose, Mass., on Aug. 23, 1929. She married Walter Herbert, 1953. She was a homemaker and volunteered at St. Anthony North Hospital. Survivors include her husband; daughter Mary-Jean Huerta of Westminster; son Peter of Denver; brother William Mullen Jr. of New Hampshire; three grandchildren. 

MIRIAM E. WINBURN, 67, formerly of Idaho Springs, died Sept. 16 in Denver. Ms. Winburn was born in Hartsville, S.C., on July 24, 1932. She was a Mary Kay cosmetics representative. She was a member of Idaho Springs Lions Club, Big Sister's Program and the Winburn Animal Protection Association. Survivors include sister Ina Hambrick of Denver. 

HELEN KLONIE VELMA WOLF, 85, of Englewood died Aug. 24. Services were Aug. 30, with burial at Littleton Cemetery. Mrs. Wolf was born in McCook, Neb., on March 31, 1914. She was a school teacher. Survivors include sons David, Frank, Mervin; daughters Mildred Osborne, Mervina Sorenson; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren.


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