Army Pfc. Cortney A. Groff graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises.
Elsie became the bride of Kenneth Homyak at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 6, 1948, at the Park Congregational Church in Greeley. She worked as a sales associate at Walls Clothing in Brighton for 20 years and, upon its closing, worked at other stores until retiring in 1987.
Jim and Kay Penfold will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at St. Paul’s Congregational Church, 1525 43rd Ave. in Greeley. James and Kay were married June 6, 1943, in Sidney, Neb.
Jack and Andrea Thorpe, of Fort Lupton, proudly announce the engagement of their daughter, NaSeana June, to John Eric Flores, son of Guadalupe Flores, of Ennis, Texas. NaSeana is a 2005 graduate of Fort Lupton High School, and John recently completed two deployments as a sergeant in the U.S. Army. NaSeana attended the University of Texas in Arlington and works as a veterinary technician in Westminster. John works at Sashco in Brighton.
After a June wedding in Evergreen, the couple plans to make their home in Arvada.
You might see them walking side by side in Fort Lupton for their afternoon stroll. This is the way their 70 years have been together.
Dick and Marge married on April 19, 1943, in Fort Lupton. They settled down in Fort Lupton and began a family. They have three children, Betty Taylor, of Longmont, Donnie (Myra) Imhof, of Central City, Neb., and Susie (Paul) Patzkowsky, of Longmont.
Gary and Donna Howard, of Brighton, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Ashley Marie Howard to Corey Guildner, son of Kerry Guildner, of Bailey, and the late Virgil Guildner. A summer wedding is planned. Both are graduates of Fort Lupton High School.
Amanda Wambolt, originally of Fort Lupton, was united in marriage to Sean Fitzpatrick, of Denver, Oct. 27, 2012.
The wedding took place at the Brown Palace Hotel in Denver. Officiating at the ceremony was Mark Soufal, uncle of the groom.
Amanda is the daughter of Effie Eiring & Herb Wambolt of Greeley. Sean is the son of Donna & Thomas Fitzpatrick of Philadelphia , Penn.
Lloyd and Iva Thiesen, of Fort Lupton, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, at the Fort Lupton Recreation Center. Family and friends are invited and asked please to omit gifts.
Hosts of the event are their children: Paula Conley, of Arvada, Ron and Jeanette Thiesen and Mark and Ronda Thiesen, all of Fort Lupton.