Miscellaneous Lake County, Colorado Obituaries - 2000


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Marvin William Galloupe
Marvin William Galloupe, 65, died Aug. 1 at St. Anthony Hospital in Denver.
He was born in Great Falls, Mont. May 10, 1935 to Morgan and Frances (Downing) Galloupe.
He was in the U.S. Navy and served in the Korean War. He lived in Washington, Canada and Alaska working as a truck driver, lumber jack, on the Alaskan pipe line, and was a home care nursing assistant. He moved to Colorado eight years ago. He lived in Summit County and worked at Breckenridge Building Center for five years. He then moved to Leadville and worked at the Leadville Pawn Shop where he made many friends. He also worked at Gringo's.
He loved fishing and the mountains. He also loved to help others.
He is survived by a daughter, Theresa Galloupe Pagon of Washington and a son, Michael (Kathy) Galloupe; grandchildren Christina, Louis and Angel, children of Theresa. He was expecting the first grandchild from Michael and Kathy in September. He is also survived by his aunts Elsa Belle and Ruby of Washington. 
He was to be married to Linda Martin of Leadville Aug. 4.
He adopted children and grandchildren. He had a heart of gold.
On Aug. 4 a memorial was held at the Senior Center, and a tribute was held at the Silver King Lodge where he enjoyed Karaoke.
He was loved and will be sadly missed by everyone that knew him.
He was cremated in Denver and was buried in Tonasket, Washington on August 26. 

Robert Joseph "Bob" Walker
Robert Joseph "Bob" Walker, 75, died Sept. 2 at his home in Buena Vista
He was born in Texhoma, Oklahoma on July 2, 1925 to Joe and Lois Walker.
He had lived in the San Luis Valley, Leadville and Buena Vista. He worked at Climax Molybdenum Mine and operated Walker's Auto Service in Leadville for several years.
He loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter, fisherman, 4-wheeler, camper, motorcyclist, skier and snowmobiler.
He was an Odd Fellow, a Mason, was active in the First Baptist Church of Leadville, the Leadville Sheriff's Posse and the Sanitation Board in Buena Vista.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Irene Walker, his father Joe Walker and his granddaughter Heather Porter.
He is survived by his wife Ruth of Buena Vista, mother, Lois of Hooper, sister Jane (Dale) Percival of Salida, son John (Virginia) Walker of Pueblo, daughters: Laura (Dick) Briesmeister of Los Alamos, New Mexico and Annie (Del) Davis of Leadville; step-sons Jim (Carol) DePriest of Longmont and Mike (Kathy) DePriest of Broomfield; grandchildren Renee Davis of Lakewood, Aaron Porter, Albuquerque, New Mexico; Russell Walker and Rosann Holmes, both of Pueblo, Ashley Briesmeister, Los Alamos, New Mexico; Michael, Jacey and Patrick DePriest of Longmont, Heather, Kelli and Tyler DePriest of Broomfield. 
Private memorial services to be held at a later date. Donations should be directed to Angel of Shavano Hospice Program in Salida. 

Jack Gray Denney, Sr.
Jack Gray Denney, Sr., 58, died Sept. 7 at St. Vincent General Hospital after a lengthy illness of lymphoma.
He was born in Fowler, Colo., April 19, 1942, to Frank and Gladys (Gray) Denney. He attended Fowler schools.
After high school, he worked on oil rigs, at Rocky Ford Sugar Factory, Climax Mine, and eventually went back to Fowler to work as a mechanic with his father. 
That experience led him to Fowler Schools, where he became transportation director. He and his family moved to Rangely, Colo., where he also was employed by Rangely Public schools, retiring in 1998 after 23 years of service. He was very proud of the fact that he had the opportunity to design and build his 'dream' bus garage in Rangely.
He married Elizabeth 'Betsy' Young on Nov. 21, 1981, in Fowler. 
His greatest joy was watching his children participate in sports and participating in hunting and fishing with them. He also enjoyed collecting guns and re-loading shells.
He was preceded in death by his parents; half-brother Bill Goodale; half-sister Marie Pearce; and brother-in-law Barry Young.
He is survived by his wife, Betsy Denney, Leadville; sons Thomas and Deric of the family home; and Jack, Jr. (Barbara), Pelion, S.C.; daughters Annette (Dave) Whittaker, Carbondale; and Connie Stockton, Texas; grandchildren Shane and Nicole Denney, Carbondale; half sisters Jane Howell, Hemphill, Texas; Joan (Van) Williams, Pueblo West, Colo.; Shirley (Marlin) Turner, Manzanola, Colo.; father and mother-in-law Thomas and Bernadine Young and sister-in-law, Tomalee Young, all of Cotopaxi. He is also survived by nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
There will be no services at this time. Cremation took place.
Those wishing may make memorial contributions in care of Thomas and Deric Denney at Commercial Bank of Leadville, 400 Harrison Ave., Leadville, CO 80461.
The Griffy Family Funeral Home of Fowler, Colo., is in charge of services and arrangements.

Charles Henry Schlaepfer
Grand Junction resident Charles Henry Schlaepfer, 83, died Sept. 8.
He was born March 18, 1917, in Leadville to Edward and Emma Louise (Koch) Schlaepfer, the youngest of five children. He graduated from Leadville High School in 1932 and was Valedictorian of his class. In 1936 he graduated from the University of Colorado.
He helped his family with the Jersey Dairy, milking cows and delivering milk and did some mining while he was growing up. He spent his summers on the ranch north of Leadville and the winters in town at the 12th Street Dairy.
On March 23, 1939, he married Marjorie Fudie in Glenwood Springs, and they made their home in Leadville.
In October 1939 he came down with polio and was bedridden for almost a year. Only through sheer determination did he walk again. 
He served as County Judge in Leadville from 1940 to 1948 and then became a public accountant until his retirement in 1982.
He was a life member of Leadville Elks Lodge #236 and participated in the plays and minstrel shows put on by the Lodge at the historic Tabor Opera House in Leadville.
He enjoyed golf, fishing, jeeping, duplicate bridge and dancing in his younger days. In later years, he spent his time reading, watching soap operas and with his family. 
He moved to Grand Junction in December of 1994 to be close to his daughter. His wish of living in part of two centuries came true this year.
He is survived by his daughter, Janis (Benny) Fairchild, Grand Junction; granddaughters and families, Pamela and Randy Nygren; Timmy, Devon and Alysa; Susan and Jerry Kissell; Chelsea and Jesse; Shontay and Wes Thomas; Dylan; one sister, Adeline Neff; and several nieces and nephews. 
At his request, no service was held and cremation has taken place.

Emma A. Lusin
Former Leadville resident Emma A. Lusin, 81, of Salida, died Sept. 6 at Columbine Manor Nursing Home.
She was born Nov. 29, 1918, in Leadville to Louis and Frances (Henigman) Pahule. She was a resident of Leadville for most of her life.
She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, American Slovenian Catholic Union (K.S.K.J.) #56 and the Eagles Auxiliary in Leadville.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Lusin, brothers Louis and John Pahule, sister Hedvika Pahule, grandchildren Jeffry Lusin and Karen Parkin.
She is survived by her son, John (Sharon) Lusin, Leadville; daughter Rosalyn (Don) Parkin, Minneapolis, Minn.; brother Rudy (Vera) Pahule, Colorado Springs; sister Frances (Bob) Henderson, Colorado Springs; grandchildren Chris (Erin) Lusin, Heather Lusin, Don (Mary) Parkin and Dan Parkin; great grandchildren Dylon Lusin, Michelle Parkin and Sara Parkin. She is also survived by several nieces.
Graveside services were held Sept. 11 at Fairview Cemetery. There was no visitation.
Memorial contributions in her memory can be made to Columbine Manor Nursing Home through Lewis and Glenn Funeral Home. 

Daniela Rosalie Kostelic
Daniela 'Nellie' Rosalie Kostelic, 85, died Sept. 12 at St. Anthony Central Hospital in Denver. 
She was born in Leadville on Nov. 25, 1914 to Anton and Mary (Zeleznikar) Tekansik and went to school in Leadville, graduating from Leadville High School.
On Nov. 24, 1935, she married Louis Kostelic at St. Joseph Church in Leadville. 
She was a life-long member of St. Joseph Church and was a past member K.S.K.J.
She enjoyed cooking, crocheting, reading and keeping house but especially loved spending time with her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and an infant son, Louis.
She is survived by her husband Louis, Leadville; daughter Lillie (Fred) Avi, Leadville; sister Lillie Ponikvar, El Paso, Texas; three grandchildren, Sally (Larry) Zadra Gilmore, Atlanta, Ga.; Daniel Mark (Michelle) Zadra, Gunnison; and Dennis Michael (Alicia) Zadra, Alaska; one great granddaughter, Meghan Denise Zadra; and two step great grandsons, Davis and Jacob.
She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
The Rosary was recited Sept. 15 and Mass of Christian Burial Sept. 16, both at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Father Tom Killeen officiated, and Patti Smith sang accompanied by Cindy Marshall and Beverly Pologar.
Pallbearers were Daniel M. Zadra, Dennis M. Zadra, Larry Gilmore, George Hawley, Joe Jakopic and Rudy Malesich, Sr. Honorary pallbearers were Mike Nance and Anton Ponikvar.
Interment was in St. Joseph Cemetery and a reception followed at the Parish Hall. 
Those wishing may make memorial contributions to either St. Vincent General Hospital, 822 W. 4th St., or St. Joseph Church, 809 Poplar St., Leadville, CO 80461
Arrangements were handled by Bailey Funeral Home.

Shawna Ashley Karen Biffle
Shawna Ashley Karen Biffle died Nov. 5 at her home in Leadville. Shawna was not quite a year old. Shawna was born on Nov. 20, 1999, in Colorado Springs. Shawna's time on earth was far too short, but the joy she brought to every person she met was permanent.
Her days were spent in love and wonder, jumping for joy, squealing with delight. Always smiling, always laughing, all trusting. She loved everyone she met and she welcomed every day. Her time on earth was far too short, but her works were immense. She was an angel from the day she came into our lives and now as a guardian angel. She will continue to bless all of our lives. When you think of Shawna, try not to be too sad, her memory would best be served with a smile. She will be greatly missed. Thank you God for sending her to us, and may we all remember the lessons she has taught us.
Shawna is survived by her parents Bob and Tamie Biffle; her brother Tyler John Biffle; sisters Brandie Elizibeth and Kimberlee Ann Biffle, all of Leadville; grandparents Lee and Robert Biffle, Sr., Parker, Colo.; and Nina and Gordon Larsen, Northridge, Calif. 
She is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral services were held Nov. 9 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Leadville. Phil Lowe and Bill Ponder officiated and Rachel and Rakell Lowe sang accompanied by their parents Phil and Sue Lowe.
Interment was in St. Joseph Cemetery and the family received friends at a reception at the Church. 
Pallbearers were Jay Tallman, Bill Ponder, Tom Henderson and Ken Rinehart.
Those wishing may make memorial contributions to The Adoption Alliance, 3090 Jamica Court, Suite 106, Aurora, CO 80014.
Arrangements were handled by Bailey Funeral Home.

June Ann Covey
Former Leadville resident June Ann Covey, 76, died Oct. 25 in Arizona.
She was born Oct. 6, 1924 to Charles and June Calvert in Leadville.
She attended grade school at St. Mary's in Leadville, then her family moved to Denver where she attended and graduated from South Denver High School.
She had various jobs, one of which was manning the candy counter at the Kenmark Hotel, where she first saw her future husband, Charles Kenneth Covey, who was working as a bellhop. 
During WW II, she worked for the Office of Price Administration. Then Ken, who was studying electrical engineering on the G.I. Bill at the University of Denver, reappeared and after a brief courtship, they eloped to Raton, N.M. 
While living in university housing, first child April Lea appeared, followed by second daughter Kristi May. 
On graduating, her husband went to work for the Schlumberger Well Surveying Corp. as a field engineer in Sidney, Neb., where daughter Kerry Ann was born. June enjoyed her activities in the Schlumber Janes as well as being a girl scout leader.
Then her husband was transferred to Farmington, N.M., where daughter Janel June was born, followed by son Blake Edward. 
Because of the job changes, June experienced family life in Grand Junction, Colo; and Winter Park, Fla., where she took her children to the beach and the Florida State Fair. Her family finally wound up in Tempe, Ariz., where her husband worked many years for Motorola prior to a 1989 retirement.
After this, she lived with her husband, Kristi, Janel and grandson Artemis in her Tempe home. Since Artemis is her only grandson, he was very important to her in her later years. 
Although her family came first, she was a second mom to her children's friends and many neighborhood children, a talent enhanced because she was a good listener, enjoyed a good joke and loved to laugh. She maintained contact with friends from childhood and early adulthood.
She loved her sister and brother and enjoyed memories of their childhoods in Leadville, and drew on these to tell great stories of her Calvert and Hibschle ancestors and relatives.
Her favorite television program was Jeopardy and she was a crossword master envied by all because she, without assistance, worked the truly difficult New York Times puzzle in the Sunday Arizona Republic. 
She had a beautiful soul and will be sorely missed by her family and friends. 
Services will be private.
Carr Tenney Mortuary handled arrangements.

Louis J. Koroshetz
Former Leadville resident Louis J. Koroshetz, 70, died Oct. 17.
He was born Dec. 18,1929, in Leadville, Colo.,
He graduated from Capitol College of Pharmacy in 1948 and served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps during the Korean conflict. 
After the war, he worked as a pharmacist in several different cities in Colorado. In the 1960s, he was in partnership with his brother Adolph and I. A. Taylor at the T. and K. Pharmacy in Leadville.
Louis retired from the Safeway Pharmacy in 1992 and then worked part time at Blende Drug until ill health forced him to retire again. 
He was a life member of the DAV and BPOE No. 236; a member of the Colorado Pharmacy Association; Knights of Columbus 3rd and 4th degrees; the Eagles Lodge; the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center; Rosemount Museum; Pueblo Zoological Gardens; Greenway Nature Center; and the Pueblo Art Guild and Gallery 106. 
He was a Eucharistic Minister at the Shrine of St. Therese, where he served on several committees including the building committee. 
He was preceded in death by his father, Adolph M.; and brother, Robert Charles Koroshetz.
He is survived by his mother, Isabelle Koroshetz, Canon City; wife, Jackie; sons, Mark, Paul, Chris and Ken; brother, Adolph J. (Phillis) Koroshetz; granddaughters, Amber and Michelle; niece, Ann (Brian) Carlson and their sons. 
Cremation, Almont Crematory. 
Inurement, Imperial Memorial Gardens with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the Shrine of St Therese Building Fund or the Colorado Pharmacy Association Scholarship Fund in care of George McCarthy Funeral Home. www.legacy.com 

Gardner N. Robertson
Gardner N. Robertson, 81, a long-time resident of Leadville, died in Ormond Beach, Fla., Oct. 31.
He was born in Omaha, Neb., educated in Pittsburgh, Pa., and employed by Climax Molybdenum Co. for 30 years. 
His interests included mountain climbing and exploration, flying, reading, family and new sources of energy.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Anna Robertson, Ormond Beach, Fla.; sister Shirley Owens, Ormond Beach, Fla.; daughters Maddie Robertson, Denver; and Amy Fairclough, Lynwood, Wash.; sons James P. Robertson, Leadville; and Thomas G. Robertson, Jefferson City, Mo.; eleven grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at the Senior Center, 421 W. 6th St., Leadville, from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11. 

Angela Frances Raine
Angela Frances Raine, 91, died Nov. 11 in the Extended Care Unit of St. Vincent General Hospital. 
She was born on March 20, 1909 in Leadville to Anton and Mary Kochevar Zalar.
She was a lifelong resident of Leadville as well as a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church.
She married James A. (Mickey) Raine on April 19, 1936.
Although she was employed with the Climax Molybdenum Co. for a short time, she was a homemaker for the majority of her life, enjoying spending time with her family and close friends within the Leadville community.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Mickey in 1978; granddaughter Susan Raine in 1985; and two brothers, Anton Zalar and Edward Zakraisek.
She is survived by her son James (Pat) R. Raine, Greeley; grandchildren James M. Raine, Windsor, Colo.; and Elizabeth Jenkins, Caracas, Venezuela; great grandchildren Jeffrey Raine, Windsor, Colo.; and Megan and Casey Jenkins, Caracas, Venezuela; sisters Josephine Malesich and Christina Jackopic, both of Leadville; and Frances Stevens, Canon City; brothers Louis Zakraisek, Leadville; and Carl Zakraisek, Ogden, Utah.
The Rosary was recited on Nov. 13 and Mass of Christian Burial on Nov. 14, both at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Father Tom Killeen officiated and Joan Dawson sang accompanied by Beverly Pologar.
Pallbearers were George Malesich, Rudy Malesich, Jr., Dennis Herrick, Jim Raine, Don Kerzon and David TenEyck.
She was buried next to her husband in St. Joseph Cemetery and a reception followed at the Parish Hall. 
Arrangements were handled by Bailey Funeral Home.
Contributions in lieu of flowers will be appreciated and can be directed to the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Wash. via Bailey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 623, Leadville, CO 80461. Angela's granddaughter, Susan, received care at the facility during her short illness and the family is supportive of the advancement of leukemia research.

Isaiah Nicholas Macias
Isaiah Nicholas Macias, nine months old, died at St. Vincent General Hospital in Leadville on Nov. 13. He was born Feb. 6, 2000, to Daniel and Candy Macias.
Visitation is set for Thursday, Nov. 16 from 1-3 p.m. at Bailey Funeral Home.
Rosary will be Thursday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. at Annunciation Catholic Church.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, Nov. 17 at 10 a.m. at Annunciation Catholic Church.
Arrangements are being handled by Bailey Funeral Home.
A full obituary will follow in next weeks Herald.

James Mason
Former Leadville resident James Mason, 39, died Nov. 11 in Denver.
He was born Nov. 20, 1960 in Leadville.
A memorial service will be held Nov. 25 at 11 a.m. at the John Collins United Methodist Church, corner of Iliff and Bannock in Denver. Lunch will follow the services. 

Leonard Allen Chaney
Former Leadville resident Leonard Allen Chaney, 69, died Nov. 15 in Rifle.
He was born Oct. 2, 1931, in Wallace County, Kansas, the son of Fern (Swartz) and Virgil Chaney.
He attended school in Weskan, Kansas, and there he met and married Carol Hinkle.
In 1956, they moved to Leadville, where he worked at several jobs before becoming employed at the Climax Mine. 
In 1968, he began working for Rio Grande Motor Way in Eagle County. In 1974, they moved to the Eagle area, where they were very active in the Elks, enjoying their many friends.
In 1979, his wife died. In 1982, after Rio Grande shut down, he began working for Eagle Valley Telephone Company. He was very actively involved with his family's activities, bowling and horseshoes. 
In 1992, due to his illness, he took a disability leave from his job and moved to Rifle, where he could be closer to his family. There, he became actively involved in the Senior Center, serving as a member of the sales committee. He enjoyed visiting with all of his new friends, and he loved to play cards with them.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; and one sister, Norma Arnberger.
He is survived by his son Larry (Venita) Chaney, Lakewood; daughter Lynetta (Troy) Trevathan, Rifle; and son Rick Chaney, Rifle; four grandsons, Derek (Denise) Chaney, Highlands Ranch; Coby (Jennifer) Chaney, Lakewood; Clint (Sheila) Warfel, Rifle; Randy Warfel and Jackie Haase, Lake Geneva, Wisc.; and one great grandson Wyatt Allen Warfel, Rifle.
Graveside service was Nov. 18 at the Sharon Springs Cemetery, with Rev. Paul McNall officiating.
Memorials may be given to the Rifle Senior Center and may be mailed to Koons Funeral Home, 211 North Main, Goodland, KS 67735.

John Sodic
John Sodic, 81, died Nov. 9 at his home in Dove Creek.
He was born Oct. 17, 1919 to Anton and Stella (Dorrington) Sodic in Leadville.
He was raised and educated in Leadville.
He was drafted into the army in 1942, serving 4 1/2 years for his country including campaigns in North Africa, Italy and Sicily. He was discharged in Oct. 1946.
He married Nell Williams on Aug. 29, 1947 
He worked as a rancher, as a caretaker of Turquoise Lake for 16 years, and retired as a miner from Climax Molybdenum in 1979.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son Joseph Sodic; favorite Uncle Frank Dorrington; and brothers Frank and William Sodic.
He is survived by his wife Nell Sodic; son Cliff (Lupe) Sodic, Brighton; son Bert (Grace) Sodic, Leadville; daughter Nita (Joe) Purkat, Dove Creek; Aunt Gladys (Dorrington) Gird, Grand Junction; nine grandchildren Lorne and Leah Sodic, Roggin; Lee and Monica Sodic, Waynesboro, Penn.; Zach and Kim Sodic, Boise, Idaho; Alisa and Mike Schultz, Dove Creek; Joe and Shelly Purkat, Aztec, NM; Amanda and Jay Wallace, Dolores; Matthew Purkat, Dove Creek; Jed Sodic, Calif.; and Josh Sodic, Leadville.
He is also survived by eight great grandchildren, Nicole and Antonio Sodic; Britteny Jo Sodic; Dillon Sodic; Cory and Kyle Schultz; Justin Purkat; and Hanna Wallace; several sisters and brothers-in-law and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Isaiah Nicholas Macias
Isaiah Nicholas Macias, 9 months old, died unexpectedly Nov. 13 at St. Vincent General Hospital in Leadville. 
In the short time he was here, he touched many lives. 
His brother Daniel, who died in May of 1999, preceded Isaiah in death.
Isaiah is survived by his parents Daniel and Candy (Velasquez) Macias; and his sister Adriana, all of Leadville; grandparents Corinne Mascarenas, Leadville; Walter Velasquez, Grand Junction; Rosa de la Paz, Mexico; Jaime Macias, Mexico; uncles and aunts Rachel (David) Mondragon, Leadville; Melissa Velasquez, Leadville; Christopher Velasquez, Grand Junction; Celine and Ciana Martinez, Leadville; Maria de Carmen (Daniel) Rodriquez, Mexico; Rosa Velia (Pedro) Espitia, North Ridge, Calif.; Ernesto (Brenda) Macias, Leadville; Norma (Cesar) Andrade, North Ridge, Calif.; Yesenia (Manuel) Mesa, Denver; five great grandparents; many great uncles and aunts, and numerous cousins.
The Rosary was recited on Nov. 16, and Mass of Christian Burial was Nov. 17, both at Annunciation Catholic Church in Leadville. Father Tom Killeen officiated and Jean Elliott played the organ. Pallbearers were Ernesto Macias, Olaf Alejandro Rodriguez, Ben Flores, Daniel Ramirez and Joseph Vigil. 
Interment was in St. Joseph Cemetery and a reception followed at La Cantina.
Arrangements were handled by Bailey Funeral Home. 

Norma Jeane Hays
Norma Jeane Hays, 69, died Oct. 26 in Wichita, Kan.
She was born on Aug. 21, 1931 in Sublette, Kan. to John Silas and Minnie (Ledbetter) Hays.
She married George F. Rutkey, Jr. Sept. 1953 and lived in Leadville until 1968. 
She married Charles Feldman in 1968, moved to Wichita, Kan. and lived there until her death. 
Encouraged by her son Jerry, she pursued her life long dream of becoming a nurse. So in 1980, at the age of 50, she went to nursing school and became a L.P.N. She worked in nursing homes caring deeply for the elderly, until she retired in 1997.
She loved cooking and baking, especially her specialties of spaghetti dinners with homemade sauce, and Mexican food, that she learned how to cook while living in Leadville. She especially loved bowling with many of her friends in Leadville and Wichita.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother John Allen Hays; sons Jerrald Kevin Rutkey, who died in 1978; and John Julius Feldman.
She is survived by her sister Angeline (Louis) Schindler, Magnolia Springs, Ala.; children Jannece Rutkey (Charlie) O'Leary, Leadville; Jeff (Theresa) Rutkey, Leadville; Merri Rutkey Hagle, Wichita, Kan.; and twins Jason Feldman, Wichita, Kan. and Justin (Carol) Feldman, Houston, Texas.
She is also survived by grandchildren Jarred O'Leary; Kerri Hagle Bear; Kasey, Geoffrey Hagle; Jerry, Mallory, Stephen and Leslie Rutkey; nieces and nephews Ron, James, Allen and Jake Schindler; John Edward, Annette and Douglas Hays.
Services were held Oct. 30 at Central Christian Church, Wichita, Kan.
She was buried next to her parents Nov. 1 in Haskell County Cemetery in Sublette, Kan.

James William Mason
Former Leadville resident James William Mason, 39, died in Denver Nov. 11.
He was born in Leadville Nov. 20, 1960 to Jesse and Helmena Mason.
He attended Leadville schools and would have graduated with the class of '79 but a shooting accident resulted in him being paralyzed from the neck down and the family moved to Denver to be close to doctors and hospitals that could take care of his special needs. He received a GED from Arapahoe Community College in '79 but his health kept him from getting a business degree.
Even though his hospital stays were too numerous to count and over 40 surgeries set the pattern for his life, Jim never lost the will to live or the smile on his face. He became a familiar sight tooling around his neighborhood in his motorized wheelchair. He was always anxious to hear news of Leadville and enjoyed sharing Leadville memories with friends who dropped by. He was able to go on outings to the mountains; he loved the mountains and always wanted to go home.
He was preceded in death by his sister Pam.
He is survived by his parents; sister Amy (Dwayne) Crichfield, Denver; brother Andy Mason, Marysville, Wash.; three nieces, two nephews, three great nieces and many other relatives and friends.
Memorials may be sent to Craig Hospital, 3425 S. Clarkson St., Englewood, CO 80110. The Masons reside at 2301 S. Bannock, Denver, CO 80223.

Harold V. Nadon
Long-time Glenwood Springs resident Harold V. Nadon, 80, died Dec. 6 at his home, surrounded by his family.
He was born July 7, 1920 in Denver. Shortly thereafter, his family moved to Leadville. He served in the U.S. Army as a sergeant in India and China during World War II. After he was honorably discharged from the army, he returned to Leadville, where he married Lorena Cerise on Sept. 27, 1947.
In 1949, they moved to Glenwood Springs and began a family. After working 33 years for the Denver and Rio Grand Western Railroad, he retired early in order to keep his family of 10 in Glenwood Springs. He then worked for Rocky Mountain Natural Gas for 10 years and later for Farnum Mortuary.
He was an active member of the Glenwood community. He was a two-term member of city council and was a commander of the local VFW twice. In addition, he was a member of the Knights of Columbus, the Eagles and the Elks, and served as president of the local chapter of AARP. 
He was a tireless volunteer and a giving neighbor. He volunteered at the Chat and Chew, delivered meals and medicine to the homebound, and shoveled sidewalks for many of his neighbors.
He will be remembered as a loving and giving husband, father, brother and grandfather. He instilled in his children and grandchildren the importance of hard work, of giving to one's community and the value of family. He will be dearly missed by all who had the privilege and pleasure of knowing him. 
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his sister Alberta.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Lorena; children Jean (Steve) Alberico; Jim (Ann) Nadon; Paul (Sandi) Nadon; Don Nadon and Anne Byrne; Ron (Karen) Nadon; Kathy (Mike) Lancaster; Susan (Jim) McClelland; Teresa (Dean) Dick; 17 grandchildren ranging in age from 18 months to 25 years; brothers Albert Nadon and John Nadon; sisters Irene Eussen and Mary Ann Graves.
A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated Dec. 9 at St. Stephen's Catholic Church. Graveside services followed at Rosebud Cemetery. 
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Harold's name to the Glenwood Springs High School Booster Club or to Roaring Fork Hospice, 410 20th St., Suite 203, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601.

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