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Obituaries

  • Cora Jean Dirks

    Cora Jean Dirks, 87, of Brighton, died May 11, 2011, in Louisville.
                She was born May 23, 1923, in Peoria, Ill., to Lyle and Maude Watkins.

                Survivors include her daughter, Debbie Remke, of Atlanta; her son, Phil Ehrlich, of Alamosa; one nephew; one niece; and four grandchildren.           

  • Virginia Lee Cochran

    Virginia Lee Cochran, 78, formerly of Brighton, died April 29, 2011, in Denver.

    She is survived by her children Bob (Sylvia) Tidquist of Brighton, Larry Tidquist of Rock Springs, Wyo., Bonnie (John) Carmicheal of Westminster, Tim Tidquist of Greeley, Debra (Randy) Rozelle of Lenexa, Kan., Jennifer (Bruce) Kirkpatrick of Denver, Donetta Leverington of Douglass, Kan.; 13 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and one great-greatgrandchild.

  • Elmer Eugene Becker

    Elmer Eugene Becker, 78, of Denver, died May 10, 2011. He was born Nov. 26, 1932, to Alex and Katie (Eichler) Becker.

    Elmer is survived by his wife, Marjorie Becker, of Denver; children, Elmer Jr. (Marlene) Becker of Aurora, Cherie (Bruce) Carron of Severance, Lori (Joe) Moriarty of Hudson, and Brian Becker of Aurora; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one brother, Alex (Sadie) Becker, of McAllister, Okla., and one sister, Jean Gettman of Keenesburg.

    He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Harry Becker and Herb Becker.

  • Irving Sheffield Jr.

    Irving Sheffield Jr., 82, of Broomfield, died May 15, 2011, in Thornton.

     

    He was born on December 4, 1928, in Houston, to Irving and Anita (Etie) Sheffield, Sr. He married Rose Garcia in Las Vegas, Nev., and he received his master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Rice University. Irving worked for Martin Marietta in Denver for 30 years and worked for NASA in Texas both as a sub-contractor and as a mechanical engineer.

  • John A. Frey II

        U.S. veteran John A. Frey II, 61, of Brighton, died May 13, 2011, at his home. He was born in Lubbock, Texas, April 16, 1950, to John Frey Sr. and Lois (Harvey) Campbell. He graduated from Ulysses Grant High School in Oklahoma City, Okla. John joined the U.S. Army in June of 1970 and served until December of 1971. Upon his return from Vietnam, he came to Brighton in 1972 where he lived until his death.

  • James F. Hernandez

        James F. Hernandez, 60, of Brighton, died May 9, 2011 at his home.
        He was born May 18, 1950, in Wattenberg, to Jose and Maria (Villerrael) Hernandez.

  • Patrick Neal Buchholz

        Patrick Neal Buchholz, 49, of Keenesburg, died May 3, 2011 at his home.
        He was born Oct. 17, 1961, in Worchester, Mass., to Bernard and Maureen (Healy) Buchholz.
        Survivors include his sister, Ann Buchholz, of Keenesburg; brothers, Leo C. Buchholz, of Keenesburg, and Fred C. Buchholz, of Hudson; four nieces and one nephew.
        He was preceded in death by his parents.

  • Helen Marie Heit

        Helen Marie Heit, 98, formerly of Fort Lupton, died May 3, 2011, in Wheat Ridge.
        She was born March 4, 1913, in Sterling, to Conrad Gabel and Katha Ringleman.
        She is survived by her sister, Barbara Eberhart.
        She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Anton Heit; three brothers, Gottlieb, Adam and John; and two sisters, Katha and Mary.

  • Wayne Gordon Ewing

        Wayne Gordon Ewing, 69, of Fort Lupton, died May 6, 2011, at his home.
        He was born April 5, 1942, in Denver, to George Lester and Mary Ida (Stansbury) Ewing.
        Survivors include sister, Karen Deleplanque, of Longmont; daughters, Alaree Ewing, of Alaska, and Gina Ewing.
        He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Virgina Holt; sister, Joy Ewing Gilbert; and daughter, Christi Ewing.
        Services will be private. Erlinger Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

  • Kit Corine Frisk

        Kit Corine Frisk, 53, of Brighton, died May 4, 2011, at her home. She was born July 11, 1957, in Durango to Monroe and Donna (Brandon) Carlson.
        Survivors include her mother, Donna Carlson, of Arvada; sons Eric (Keagan) Frisk of Arvada, Dillon Frisk of Brighton and Kyle Frisk of Arvada; a grandson; sister, Rhonda Carlson, of Arvada; brother Brand (Karen) Carlson of Brighton; and life partner, Larry Tidmore, of Brighton.
       She was preceded in death by her father, Monroe Carlson.