Miscellaneous Lake County, Colorado Obituaries - 2000

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James Stetson Horner
Former Leadville resident James Stetson Horner, 57, died Jan. 13 in Winner, South Dakota. 
He was born on Oct. 16, 1943 in Ord, Neb. to Ernest Ray and Velma Ruth (Cox) Horner. 
He attended Hastings College in Hastings, Neb. and Greeley College in Greeley, Colo. He received his Masters Degree from Julliard and studied music in Paris, Austria and Germany. He then served as professor of music and in other capacities at New York University, Colorado Mountain College, Highlands University in New Mexico and the University of Hawaii. 
Serving as professor of music and director of the CMC Chorale was what brought him to Leadville in 1973. He served in this capacity at CMC until 1985. He also taught choir in both the Leadville and Buena Vista School systems and is fondly remembered as a drama teacher and coach throughout the Arkansas River Valley. He was also the founder and director of the Alpine Chamber Orchestra.
He was married in 1974 to the former Virginia Rossi, known to her friends as "Ginny," who died in 1990. He then married Virginia Ann Hamby ("Ginger") on June 7, 1998. 
He was a member of Mt. Massive Lakes Trout Club in Leadville and a member of the Holy Faith Episcopal Church in Santa Fe, N. M., where he made his home with Ginger. In Santa Fe, he was chairman of Ducks Unlimited and a member of the National Rifle Association and also active on several music and education boards.
He had a tremendous love of the great outdoors, and especially enjoyed hunting upland game birds and fishing. He was a lover of nature and happiest when observing God's beautiful creatures or witnessing a sunrise.
He is survived by his wife Virginia Horner, Santa Fe; sister Cherie (Carl) Sperling, Winner, S.D.; aunt, Mary Mackey, McCook, Neb.; step children, Warren (Sheryl) Reisor and Holly Reisor, both of Austin, Texas.
A memorial service will be held in Santa Fe, N. M. at Holy Faith Episcopal Church on Feb. 18.
For more information, contact Ginger Hamby at 505-989-7473.

Catherine S. Murray
Catherine S. Murray, 93, of Salida, died Jan. 23 at her home.
Born on Aug. 21, 1906, in Leadville to George and Bridgett (Rooney) Murray, she attended and graduated from the Annunciation Catholic School in Leadville and then enrolled and graduated from the Teachers College in Greeley.
She taught school for three years at the Lower Pinney Grade School in Soda Springs and Malta country schools. She then worked as a clerk and treasurer at the Lake County Courthouse for many years, also keeping the books for the Leadville road crew from 1947 to 1973.
She moved to Salida in 1973.
She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, St. Joseph Altar and Rosary Society, Annunciation Catholic Church and a lifetime member of the Catholic Daughters of America.
She was preceded in death by a brother, William Murray, and a sister, Margaret McBreen.
She is survived by her cousins Frances and Ralph Ivy, El Paso,Texas; and many other cousins and dear friends.
Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 28 at St. Joseph Catholic Church and Mass of the Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 29 at the Annunciation Catholic Church in Leadville.
Interment will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery in Leadville. There will be no visitation. Contributions can be made to either St. Joseph Catholic Church, Annunciation Catholic Church or to the donor's favorite charity through Lewis and Glenn Funeral Home, P.O. Box 925, Salida, CO 81201.

Glen Bishop
A memorial service will be held for Glen Bishop of Northglen at Chapel in the Hills, 29579 Colo. 72, Golden, on Saturday, Feb. 5, at 1 p.m.

Ethel Elba Wackerle
Ethel Elba Wackerle, 78, died Jan. 27 at her home in Elizabeth, Colo.
She was born on Jan. 17, 1922, in Winona, Minn. to Fred and Margaret (Lang) Wild.
She had worked for 12 years in the hospital at Climax Mine near Leadville. In the early 70s, she moved to Wheat Ridge. For a brief time, she lived in Washington State, returning in 1982 to the Castle Rock area and worked for the Castle Rock Country Bakery.
She married Richard L. Spanton in 1942 in Winona, Minn. He preceded her in death in 1972.
On Oct. 28, 1990, she married Gunther Wackerle at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Castle Rock.
She is survived by her husband, Gunther Wackerle, Elizabeth, Colo.; four children, Sue Ann of Commerce City, Colo.; Christine of Stratton, Colo.; Timi of Elizabeth, Colo.; and Lori of Jenks, Okla.; one sister, Diana, Minnesota; two brothers, Fritz and Richard of Minnesota; 19 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild.
Recitation of the Rosary was held Jan. 30 at Andrews Caldwell Gibson Funeral Home in Castle Rock and Mass of Christian Burial was held on Jan. 31 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Castle Rock. The Rev. William Vollmer officiated. Interment was held at Elizabeth Cemetery in Elizabeth, Colo.
Memorials may be made to Rocky Mountain Cancer Center, 1700 S. Potomac, Aurora, CO 80012.
Arrangements were handled by Andrews Caldwell Gibson Funeral Home in Castle Rock. 

Rose Alires
Rose Alires, 69, died Feb. 29 at her daughter's home in Lakewood.
She was born Mary Rose Martinez on April 26, 1930 in Ft. Garland, Colo. to Pearl (Lovato) Mabes and the late Celestino Martinez but it didn't take long for her to become known simply as "Rose."
She married Alex E. Alires on Aug. 5, 1945 in Leadville and in 1948 they moved to Leadville.
She worked for 25 years as the head housekeeper at St. Vincent General Hospital and was also a well-known Avon lady.
She loved traveling, gambling, playing bingo and baking, especially for the Altar and Rosary Society that she belonged to. She also enjoyed all types of crafts but especially crocheting. As for sports, at first, she wasn't a big sports fan but eventually came to follow the Broncos and Rockies. Mostly, she loved to be with people-her family and friends.
She was a very active member of the Leadville Senior Citizens and also a very devoted member of Annunciation Catholic Church.
She was preceded in death by her father Celestino Martinez; husband Alex E. Alires (1986); son Vincent Martinez (1951); and five sisters and five brothers.
She is survived by her mother Pearl Mabes, El Cajon, Calif.; six children, Rosemary (Gary) Hendrickson, Elko, Nev.; David Alires, Buena Vista; Lawrence (Linda) Alires, Colorado Springs; Dolores (David) Langerman, Petaluma, Calif.; Linda (Ken) Puttmann, Lakewood; and Grace Adams, Lakewood; one sister Lucy (Gordon) Smith, Alpine, Calif.; seven grandsons, four granddaughters and five great grandchildren. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
The Rosary was recited on March 2 and Mass of Christian Burial on March 3, both at Annunciation Church in Leadville. Father Tom Killeen officiated and Joan Dawson sang accompanied by Jean Elliott. 
Pallbearers were Troy and Brian Hendrickson, Jeremy and Matthew Langerman, Christopher Alires, Clifford Adams and Ronny Smith.
She was buried next to her husband in St. Joseph Cemetery and her family received friends at a reception at the Elk's Lodge. 
Those wishing may make memorial contributions in her name to either the Senior Center, P.O. Box 285, Leadville, CO 80461 or the Leukemia Society of America, Inc., Rocky Mountain Chapter, 621 17th St. Suite 1550, Denver, CO 80293-0701

George S. Casey
George S. Casey, 95, died March 4 in Littleton.
He was born in Leadville on Aug. 11, 1904.
In 1964, he married Ann Brown.
He owned Stickley Insurance in Leadville and was active in mining. He was involved with the Leadville Historical Society and the Leadville Public Library. He was a P.E.R. and past district deputy of the B.P.O.E, Leadville Lodge.
He is survived by his wife Ann Casey, Greenwood Village, Colo.; son Richard F. Casey, Denver; daughter Patricia L. Richards, New Mexico; and four grandchildren.
Services will be held on March 24 at 4 p.m. at Wellshire Presbyterian Church.
Arrangements were handled by Fairmount Mortuary in Denver.

Marie Hoffman
Marie Hoffman, 90, died Feb. 18, at St. Mary's Hospital in Grand Junction. 
She was born Feb. 5, 1910, to William and Mae (Dunn) Wagnor.
She was greatly loved by her family and will be deeply missed. Her family was her world. She enjoyed going to church and watching her grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Herbert Hoffman, who died April 20, 1980; and a son-in-law Carl Priest, who died Feb. 2, 1988.
She is survived by her daughter Patricia Priest, Grand Junction; sons C.W. (Beth) Hoffman, Harrison, Ark; and Daniel H. Hoffman, Grand Junction; grandchildren Carol, Cindy, Debbie, Daniel J., Nicole, Jon and Julie; great-grandchildren Tammy, Brad, Shannon, Sheri, Jamie, Stephanie, Jennifer, Sara, Tiara; and great-great-grandson Noah.
The Rosary was Feb. 20 at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary Chapel in Grand Junction. The Mass of Christian Burial was Feb. 21 at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Grand Junction. Celebrant was Rev. Jerome Rykowski.

W. Keith Stegall
W. Keith Stegall, 96, was born Aug. 22, 1903 in Hart, Texas to John A. and Mary Lafferty Stegall, the sixth of seven children. In the 1920's, Keith and his two brothers owned a ranch in the Panhandle of Texas, at times running as many as 3,500 head of cattle. They lost the ranch in the depression.
He married Manette Chase in Clarendon, Texas in 1930. 
In the summer of 1944, he moved his family to Gunnison with very little in his pocket and the dream in his heart of turning his hobby of gunstock making into a full time vocation. He eventually became a world-renowned custom gunstock maker.
His love of hunting and fishing is what drew him to Colorado.. He was instrumental in the development of the Gunnison Valley Sportsman's Trap Range. He was inducted into the Colorado Trap Shooters' Hall of Fame in 1983. He ran a hunting camp in upper Ohio Creed for ten years.
He was a very active member of Gunnison Valley Masonic Lodge #39 and a member of the Grand Junction Consistory AASR. He was a long time member of the Community Church, where he served as superintendent of Sunday School for eight years. 
He was also instrumental in forming the PeeWee Gun Club in the late '40s, and served as an instructor for 14 years. The Club continues to be active today.
Keith was an avid sports fan and supported the various sports at high school and college level and was a member of the Sponsor's Club, now known as the Century Club, at WSC.
An automobile accident in August, 1985 took the life of his wife, Manette, and ended his marriage of 55 years, as well as ending his custom rifle making career.
His caring and friendly manner and his unique sense of humor will be missed by those whose life he touched.
Preceding him in death were his parents, all brothers and sisters, and a son-in-law, Jim Wuske. 
He is survived by his children Janet Wuske, Keith (Mickey) Stegall and Mary (Jim) Englehart; grandchildren Patricia, Sheryl, Richard, Lynda, Stephanie, Elizabeth, Karla and Jim; and great-grandchildren Angela, R.J., Kevin, Curtis, Molly and Annette; and many relatives and friends. 

Dorothy I. King
Former Leadville resident Dorothy I. King, 64, died June 7 after a lengthy illness.
She was born on Aug. 2, 1935 in Neodesha, Kan. to William Thomas and Clora Rebecca (Baker) McDaniel.
She was a past Noble Grand of Harmony Rebekah Lodge and a past Grand Matriarch of the Colorado Grand Ladies Encampment Auxiliary, serving during 1980-1981.
She enjoyed her family and friends and lodge work and loved to read and crochet in her spare time.
On June 27, 1954, she married William Jeremiah King.
She was preceded in death by her parents; son William T. King; brothers Franklin and William McDaniel; half brothers Carl and Merel McDaniel; and her granddaughter Kelsey Dawn King.
She is survived by her husband William J. King; children Clora A. (Douglas) Pittman; John A. (Cindy) King; Kathleen M. (Rick) Hayes; Linda D. (Russ) Powell; and Donald L. (Jennifer) King; grandchildren RJ and Rebecca Pittman; Daniel, Bradley and Rochelle King; Roger and Steven Hunsaker/Hayes; Jacquie, Tiffany, Buddy, Mylinda, Michael and Riquie Goetsch/Powell; Kendra and Hunter King; and step-grandchildren Sammy, LeAnna, Christopher, Loni and Larisa.
She is also survived by her sisters Jessie Simmons and Clora Lee; her brother Roland R. (Dorothy May) McDaniel; sister-in-law Velma McDaniel; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life Service was held June 12 at the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Canon City with Rev. Bill Carson officiating.
Interment was at the Neodesha Cemetery in Neodesha, Kan.
Memorial donations may be made to Hildebrand Home Care, 1350 Bauer Ln, Canon City, CO 81212. Condolscences may be sent to William J. King, 610 S. 9th St., Canon City, CO 81212.
Services were under the direction of Charles Anthony Funeral Home of Florence.

Christine B. Banicki
Christine B. Banicki, 49, died July 15 at Vail Valley Medical Center. 
She was born in Leadville on Feb. 24, 1951 to Buster and Angela (Fear) Beck. After graduating from high school, she went to college and became a bookkeeper. 
While in Leadville, she worked at St. Vincent General Hospital.
She married James N. Banicki Aug. 28, 1982. They moved to Dodge, Wis. about five years ago. 
She enjoyed gardening and needlework and loved spending time with her family.
She was preceded in death by her son Jimmy and one brother, Michael.
She is survived by her parents Buster and Angela Beck, Redcliff; husband Jim Banicki, Dodge, Wis.; daughter Shawna (Robert) Lupton, Trempleau, Wis.; grandchildren Robert and Cynthia Lupton; sisters Patricia (Stan) Rowe, Buena Vista; Johanna Wiltshire, Rifle; and Margaret (Joe) Phillips, Denver; brothers Joseph Beck, Anthony Beck and Kenneth Beck, all of Redcliff; William (Claudia) Beck, Broomfield; and Richard (Orleen) Beck, Las Vegas.
She is also survived by numerous other relatives.
Those wishing may send condolences to James Banicki, P.O. Box 84, Dodge, WI, 54625.
Services are pending and arrangements are being handled by Bailey Funeral Home in Leadville.

John Francis McGuire
John Francis McGuire, 60, died at his home on July 7.
He was born July 30, 1939 in Leadville.
From 1939 to 1960 he resided in Leadville, leaving briefly for a tour in the Army in Germany, followed by nine years in Thornton.
He returned to Leadville in 1975 and worked for Mallette Oil Company, where he was a mechanic. 
He was a member of the Annunciation Catholic Church.
He married Shirley Borden in 1985.
He is survived by his wife Shirley McGuire; son Oliver McGuire, Denver; daughters Tina Sell, Denver; and Brita Hardy, Independence, Mo.; brothers Joe McGuire, Henderson, Nev.; and Richard (Dick) McGuire, Vernal, Utah; and sister Mary McGuire Chambers, Dodge City, Kan.
The family conducted their own services at John's cabin on the Sommerville Ranch on Friday, July 14. They were to scatter his ashes there on the Ranch.
Arrangements were handled by Bailey Funeral Home of Leadville. 

Neal Dean Anderson
Neal Dean Anderson, 59, died July 18 of a brain tumor at his home in Murray, Utah.
Born Oct. 27, 1940 to Dean Symons and Margaret Ada Neal Anderson in Seattle, Wash., he was the second of five children. He moved to Oklahoma City as a youth, where he graduated from Capital Hill High School. He graduated from BYU in 1964 with a degree in business management. He married Kay Thomas on Aug. 26, 1963 in the Logan LDS Temple.
He was active in the LDS faith, serving two missions, one in New England and one later with his wife in South Africa. He also served as scout master, bishop and high counselor.
His hobbies included reading, music and sports.
He lived in Leadville for 15 years, and worked for J. C. Penneys in management for most of that time. 
He was preceded in death by his sister, Louise (Kent) Benson.
He is survived by his wife Kay Anderson, Murray, Utah; children Sidney (Joel) Miller, Lehi, Utah; Nancy (Oscar) Covarrubias, Broomfield, Colo.; Carol Ann (Shane) Fortune, Oak Harbor, Wash.; Tom (Kerry) Anderson, Tetonia, Idaho; Cheryl Anderson, Murray, Utah; Terry (Kristi) Anderson, St. Louis, Mo.; and 16 grandchildren; 
He is also survived by his parents Dean and Margaret Anderson, Murray, Utah; and his sisters Carole (Charles) Carr, Idaho Falls, Idaho; Marilyn (Curt) Perkins, Echo, Ore.; and Myra (Brad) Thornley, Bountiful, Utah.
Interment was in Murray City Cemetery.

Mary Florence McConnell
Mary Florence McConnell, 88, died July 21 in Arvada.
She was born Aug. 23, 1911 in Orangeburg, N.Y. to Paul and Josephine Schien Oravetz.
She married William McConnell in Leadville in 1929 and together they had three children. They lived in Leadville about 59 years. William preceded her in death in 1963.
In 1972, she moved to Thornton to be near her family. 
When she was younger, she enjoyed embroidery and crocheting. She wasn't much of a sports fan until she moved into the Colorado Lutheran Home and there her roommate influenced her to begin enjoying sports. 
Most of all, she loved to be with her family. They will always remember her as someone who, no matter how little she had, was always willing to give to someone else.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband.
She is survived by her children Jean (Marv) DeSelm, Golden; Joseph (Marlene) McConnell, North Glenn; and William (Florence) McConnell, Alameda, Calif.; brother John (Kuni) Oravetz, Santa Rosa, Calif.; six grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
The Mass of Christian Burial was July 24 at Annunciation Catholic Church with Father Tom Killeen officiating. Joan Dawson sang accompanied by Jean Elliott. 
Pallbearers were Robert Salvato, Sr., Robert Salvato, Jr., Marv DeSelm, Joe McConnell, James Gregory and Gordon Carlson.
Interment was at St. Joseph Cemetery. Her family received friends at a reception in the Parish Hall.
Memorial contributions may be made to Exempla Colorado Lutheran Home, Wheelchair Fund, 7991 W. 71st Ave., Arvada, CO 80004.
Arrangements were handled by Bailey Funeral Home.

Matthew Charles Lynch
Matthew "Matt" Charles Lynch, 18, died Aug. 3 at the Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George, Utah, of complications following a drowning incident.
He was born Sept. 27, 1981 in Grand Junction to James Allen and Sally Ann Himelright Lynch. He lived in Gateway, Colo. until age 3, at which time the family moved to Leadville.
Last spring Matt graduated from Lake County High School with scholastic honors and was also chosen as a member of the National Honor Society. He lettered in track, cross country, wrestling and skiing. He was a Black Belt in karate and a very devoted Christian. He loved the outdoors, especially fishing and deer and elk hunting.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather Charles Nelson Himelright.
He is survived by his parents Jim and Sally Lynch, Leadville; sister Heidi Ann Lynch, Denver; grandparents James LeRoy and Mary Jane Lynch, Commerce City; and Bessie Ella Himelright, Frederick, Md.; great grandmother Irma Persinger, Englewood; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral services were held Aug. 9 at Lake County High School.
Arrangements were handled by Bailey Funeral Home in Leadville and Spilsbury & Beard Mortuary, St. George, Utah.
Those wishing may make memorial contributions to The Matthew C. Lynch Memorial Fund, c/o Commercial Bank of Leadville, 400 Harrison Ave., Leadville, CO 80461.

John A. (Jack) Mitchell
John A. (Jack) Mitchell, 82, died June 24 in Denver. 
He was born on June 2, 1918 in Leadville. 
A veteran of WW II, he worked in Leadville mines for several years. He then moved to Denver to work for Westinghouse, working there until his retirement.

June Ossman
June Ossman, 66, died July 30 in Westminster. 
Born in Dalhart, Texas on Feb. 20, 1934, her parents were Leroy and Marie Munsey Ashlock.
The Leadville Lake County Clerk of Records for 38 years, she belonged to the Annunciation Catholic Church where she married Robert E. Ossman on Aug. 12, 1957.
She loved and admired antiques, but more than anything she enjoyed being with her grandchildren.
She left Leadville in 1998 to be near her daughter.
She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; and sister, Sonia Tooley.
She is survived by her daughter, Donna Marie (Mark) Ballentine, Westminster; grandchildren, Beau, Lance and Larkyn Ballentine; sister, Norma (Tom) Grey, Tule Lake, Calif.; and brother, Earl (Jo) Sands, Prague, Okla.
The Rosary was recited on Aug. 2 and Mass of Christian Burial was on Aug. 3, both at Annunciation Catholic Church. 
Father Tom Killeen officiated and Joan Dawson sang accompanied by Jean Elliott.
Pallbearers were Howard Tritz, Ray Byrne, John Byrne, Clint Conter, Jack Brink and Mike Tritz.
Interment was in St. Joseph Cemetery followed by a reception at the Elk's Lodge.
Those wishing may make memorial contributions to St. Judes Children's Hospital, P.O. Box 318, Memphis, TN 38101.
Arrangements were handled by Bailey Funeral Home.

Rick James Byrne
Rick James Byrne, 39, died Aug. 9 at his home in Arvada. 
He was born in Leadville on May 7, 1961 to Raymond and Carolyn Pinamonti Byrne. He went to school in Leadville and graduated from high school in Craig, Colo. 
He became a bricklayer but eventually a heart condition he had since the age of 9 prevented him from this hard physical labor. He then went to work for the Postal Service. 
He would have given the shirt off his back to help someone in need. He loved to fish and hunt, but most of all he enjoyed being with his nieces and nephews. His family will always remember him as a joker and someone who fought for the rights of the handicapped.
He is survived by his companion Antonea Papaeliou, Arvada; his parents Ray and Carolyn Byrne, Leadville; sisters Mary Ann (Joe) Starr, Thornton; and April (Tony) Swango, Leadville; brothers Wayne (Andrea) Byrne and Randy (Betty) Byrne, both in Leadville; and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews.
The Rosary was recited on Aug. 11 and Mass of Christian Burial on Aug. 12, both at Annunciation Catholic Church. Father Tom Killeen officiated and Joan Dawson sang accompanied by Jean Elliott. 
Pallbearers were Keith Moffett, Bill and Leigh Osborn, John Kohler, and Andy and Mick Koucherik.
Interment was at St. Joseph Cemetery and his family received friends after the Committal at the Senior Center.
Arrangements were handled by Bailey Funeral Home.

Marvin William Galloupe
Leadville resident Marvin William Galloupe, 65, died Aug. 1 at St. Anthony's Central Hospital in Denver.
A full obituary will be in a future Herald issue.

Charlotte Irene McHale
Charlotte Irene McHale, 74, died Aug. 3 in Colorado Springs.
She was born in Leadville on April 1, 1926 to Martin and Elizabeth (Blamey) McHale. 
She went to school in Leadville and eventually became a telephone operator there. She was one of the original Telephones of America Pioneers for the Phone Company and retired after 44 years of service. 
She enjoyed gardening and making teddy bears for children in the hospital. 
She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers; and three sisters.
She is survived by her great nephew, Charles (Maria) Collins, Wichita Falls, Texas, who was raised as a son by Charlotte; her sister Loretta Lucy of East Debuque, Ill.; nieces Judy (Albert) Mckinney, Brownfield, Maine; and Dorothy (Larry) Streno, Denver; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The Rosary was recited on Aug. 7 and Mass of Christian Burial was Aug. 8, both at Annunciation Catholic Church. Father Tom Killeen officiated and Joan Dawson sang accompanied by Jean Elliott. 
Pallbearers were Larry, Shaun, and Michael Streno, Linda McKinney and Ron and Alan Bertolas.
Interment was in St. Joseph Cemetery and the family received friends at the Parish Hall following the Committal.
Arrangements were handled by Bailey Funeral Home.

Theresa Rose Videtich Meglen
Theresa Rose Videtich Meglen, 89, died Aug. 7 at Columbine Manor in Salida.
She was born in Leadville on Oct. 14, 1910 to Joseph and Johanna Butcher Kochevar and went to school in Leadville.
She married Martin Videtich, who died in 1939 and then married John Meglen, who died in 1970. 
She was a life-long member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Leadville. 
She enjoyed embroidery but her love of small children and animals was notorious. Her family will always remember how she loved her occasional mug of beer.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands; sons Martin Videtich and Edward "Tess" Videtich; and daughter Madaline Graves.
She is survived by her daughter Marie Tyrrell, Salida; son Raymond (Shirley) Videtich, Westminster; daughters-in-law Rose Videtich, Denver; and Madalyn Videtich, Leadville.
She is also survived by 21 grandchildren and nearly 60 great and great-great grandchildren.
The Rosary was recited on Aug. 9 and Mass of Christian Burial on Aug. 10, both at Annunciation Catholic Church. Father Tom Killeen officiated and Joan Dawson and Beverly Pologar provided the music. 
Pallbearers were Steve, Callie, Michael and Jay Videtich, and Susan Welch and John Neel. Honorary pallbearer was Rose Vardaman. 
Interment was in St. Joseph Cemetery, next to her late husband, John, and a reception followed at the Parish Hall. 
Those wishing may make memorial contributions to St. Joseph Church, 609 Poplar, Leadville, CO. 80461.
Arrangements were handled by Bailey Funeral Home. 

James Smalich
James Smalich, 97, died Aug. 3 at the Extended Care Unit of St. Vincent Hospital in Leadville. 
He was born on April 20, 1903, in Leadville to Ignatz and Johanna (Nose) Smalich. 
He went to school for a while but quit as a young boy to go to work running errands and making deliveries for Zaitz Mercantile. He also ran many errands for the Ladies of "2" Street! As he became older, he began driving a team of horses to make his various deliveries. 
In 1930, he went to work as a miner for the Gilman Mine and lived in a boarding house in Minturn. It was here that he acquired the nickname of "Happy," because of his wonderful smile. James retired from the Gilman Mine in 1965.
His family and friends will also remember how he would walk from his home on Elm St. to the mortuary to work services with the local funeral director.
He was a member of the K.S.K.J. Lodge and he loved playing cards with all the locals at the old firehouse.
With his health failing, James moved into the Extended Care Unit of St. Vincent Hospital in 1991 and remained a resident there until his death.
He was preceded in death by his parents; five sisters; one brother; a niece; and a nephew.
He is survived by his nieces Mary Ann (Ed) LeMoine, Kent, Wash.; June Hinzman, Bakersfield, Calif.; and Madaline Lake, Montrose, Colo.; eight great nieces and nephews, and three great-great nieces.
Arrangements were handled by Bailey Funeral Home.

Frances Mildred Stalcar
Frances Mildred Stalcar, 89, died Aug. 10 in the Extended Care Unit of St. Vincent General Hospital. 
She was born in Leadville on Feb. 5, 1911 to Matt and Anna Sodja Stalcar. She went to school in Leadville, graduating from high school.
After high school, she became a desk clerk at the old Vendome Hotel. For 36 years, she was at the hotel's front desk and many a Leadvillite will remember how much pride she took in her appearance. Her outfit, jewelry and shoes were always color coordinated right down to her lipstick and fingernail polish. After her desk clerk career, she became a clerk at the Lake County Treasurer's Office. 
She was a life-long member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and was the Chaplain for the Leadville Eagle's Lodge for many years. She also belonged to the Western Slavonic Lodge, Catholic Daughters, Altar & Rosary Society and the Hospital Auxiliary. She enjoyed playing solitaire and her hobby was her family. She was a member of the Leadville Birthday Club for over 50 years.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters Anne Payne and Mary Connors; and brothers Joseph, John and Louis Stalcar. 
She is survived by her nephew David (Jeanne) Stalcar, Craig, Colo.; nieces Shirley Rusch, Leadville; Diane (John) Oreskovich, Pueblo; and Beverly (Donald) Hendershot, Westminster. 
She is also survived by numerous great and great, great nieces and nephews and sister-in-law Lesta Stalcar, Pueblo.
The Rosary was recited on Aug. 14 and Mass of Christian Burial on Aug. 15, both at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Joan Dawson sang and Barbara Bost played the organ.
Pallbearers were Toby Tekansik, Lance Scott and Mark Stalcar, Ryan Oreskovich and Robb Hendershot.
Interment was in St. Joseph Cemetery and a reception followed at the Eagle's Lodge where Frances spent so much time as Chaplain.
Those wishing may make memorial contributions to St. Vincent Hospital, Extended Care Unit.
Arrangements were handled by Bailey Funeral Home. 

Sandra Lynne Wohlers
Sandra Lynne Wohlers, 36, of Twin Lakes, a customer service representative for cable television, died July 19 in Denver.
She was born June 10, 1964 in Denver. She graduated from Evergreen High School in 1982.
She is survived by her son, Dylan Brooke, Berthoud Falls; fiance J.J. Johnson, Twin Lakes; two sisters, Kathy Schneiker, Denver and Cindy Harrison-Reed, New Castle; mother and stepfather Julie and Ron Rice, Clifton; and her father, Harmon Harrison, Arvada.
No services were held. She was cremated.


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