• Yana S. Baas

        Yana S. Baas, 38, of Hudson, passed away Jan. 17, 2013, in Brighton. She was born Jan. 9, 1975, in Aurora, to Ronn Bailey and Eva (Heazlett) Spence. She married Chad Baas Aug. 30, 1997, in Loveland.
        Yana is survived by her grandmother, Eline Heazlett, of Lakefield, Minn.; parents, Phil and Eva Spence, of Elbert; her husband, Chad Baas, of Hudson; daughter, Harley Ann Baas, of Hudson; two brothers, Tim Spence, of Austin, Texas, and Ivan Spence, of Limon; and her twin sister, Jessica Bailey, of Boulder City, Nev.

  • Juan A. Contreras

        Juan A. Contreras, 63, of Fort Lupton, passed away Jan. 19, 2013. He was born Dec. 10, 1949, in Durango, Mexico, to Jose and Conception (Arzola) Contreras.
        Juan is survived by his wife, Sara; daughters, Maria (Joseph) Ruiz, Lorena (Luis) Nevarez, both of Brighton, son Juan Contreras Jr,. of Fort Lupton; and a sister; Maria F. Villegas, of California.

  • Mary E. Meadows

        Mary E. Meadows, 83, of Brighton, passed away Jan. 12, 2013, in Brighton. She was born Jan. 7, 1930, in Collierstown, Va., to Greenlee and Nannie (Bane) Ailstock. She graduated from high school in Covington, Va., and married Vance C. Meadows March 25, 1950, in San Francisco, Calif.

  • Irene C. Cruse

        Irene Cruse, 88, of Denver, passed away Jan. 11, 2013, in her daughter, Elma Olivas’s Brighton home. She was born Dec. 20, 1924, to Tranquilino and Irene (Duran) Cruz in Rainsville, N.M. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Anselmo Cisneros, whom she married in 1942.

  • Joseph Leroy Overturf

        Joseph Leroy Overturf, born Jan. 7, 1937, in Fort Morgan, to Roy E. and Edna B. (Southard) Overturf, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jan. 7, 2013. Joe attended school in Fort Morgan and met and married the love of his life, Thelma Janette (Akin) Overturf, in 1957. They had two children Deborah Dawn (Doug) Massey and Joel Clayton Overturf.

  • Lynda M. Morrison

    Lynda Morrison, 77, of Brighton, passed away Jan. 8, 2013. She was born Sept. 22, 1935, in Harrisburg, Pa., to Willard and Claire (Maltman) Dunlop. She attended school in Quachertown, Pa., and married David Morrison on March 17, 1956, in Germany, while she was serving in the U.S. Air Force. Lynda later received her nursing degree in Denver in 1969.
        She worked for numerous Denver hospitals and for many years was the staff nurse for Mile High Kennels in Commerce City. Later in her career she worked with Home Health & Hospice Care.

  • Juliana Guerra

        Juliana Guerra, 46, of Fort Lupton, passed away Jan. 9, 2013, in Fort Lupton. She was born June 3, 1966, in Chihuahua, Mexico, to Manuel Chavez and Feliciana Loera. She attended high school and college in Mexico and married Jose A. Guerra, Jr., Feb. 11, 2000. Juliana and Jose have lived in Fort Lupton for the last 18 years.
        Juliana is survived by her father, Manuel Chavez, of Chihuahua, Mexico; husband, Jose Guerra, of Fort Lupton; daughter Brianda Chavez, of Brighton; son, Ernesto Chavez, of Fort Lupton and two grandchildren.

  • Gerarda Z. Oliva

        Gerarda Z. Oliva, 76, of Fort Lupton, passed away Jan. 9, 2013, at her home. She was born May 20, 1936, in Jalisco, Mexico. She has lived in the Fort Lupton area for 32 years and was a member of St. Williams Catholic Church.

  • Timothy Ray Larsen

    Timothy Ray Larsen, 57, of Wheat Ridge, passed away Jan. 3, 2013. He was born Jan. 13, 1955, in Quinn, S.D., to Carl and Ruth Larsen.
        He married Catherine Larsen Oct. 10, 1972, and they were married 40 years.

  • Vera Lorraine Crabtree

        Vera Lorraine Crabtree, 87, of Brighton passed away peacefully Dec. 26, 2012, in Cheyenne, Wyo. Vera was born June 19, 1925, in Paoli to Loran and Bernice (Ernst) Guernsey. On Oct. 9, 1942, Vera married Myrl E. Crabtree in Imperial, Neb.