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Obituaries

  • Flossie A. Sayre

        Flossie A. Sayre, 78, passed away unexpectedly and peacefully March 9, 2013, in Tucson, Ariz. She was born Flora Stevens and grew up in Rocky Ford. 
        She lived in Brighton for over 20 years with her loving husband, Pat Sprong, a local teacher and coach who died in 1977. She was happily married to Chic Sayre, former president of the First Bank and Trust of Brighton, from 1982 until his death in 2009. 

  • Rhonda Kay Phelps

    Rhonda Kay Phelps, 44, of Greeley, passed away at her home on April 19, 2013.
        She is survived by her father, Thomas Phelps; brother, Kevin Phelps, sister, Lucilla (Angelo) Giron; nephews Cody, Kevin and Tristin and neices Kathryn and Trinity.
        Services to be announced at a later date. Arrangemens are being handled by Tabor-Rice Funeral Home.

     

  • Edith Caroline Suckla

    Edith Caroline (Anderson) Suckla, born Nov. 10, 1916, died peacefully at home on her farm on April 11, 2013, surrounded by her immediate family. She was 96, and was sweet yet scrappy till the end.

  • Jerry J. Kinderknecht

        Jerry J. Kinderknecht, 79, of Henderson, passed away April 13, 2013, in Denver. She was born Oct. 24, 1933, in Brewster, Kan., to Clifford and Louine (Berry) Smith. She attended public schools in Brewster, Kanarado and Goodland, Kan., and married Hubert Kinderknecht on Sept. 15, 1951, in Goodland, Kan.

  • Federico Covarrubias

        Federico Covarrubias, 47, of Lochbuie, passed away April 12, 2013, in Brighton. He was born Jan. 23, 1966, in Laredo, Texas, to Alejandro Jr. and Maria (Cordova) Covarrubias. He attended school in Laredo, Texas.

  • Ivan Edward Oster

    Ivan Edward Oster, 75, of Lochbuie, died Tuesday, April 9, 2013 in the comfort of his home. Ivan was born on April 14, 1937 in Greeley to John F. and Hallie Ethel (Werkheiser) Oster. He was the youngest of nine children.

  • Adelida G. Garcia

        Adelida Guadalupe Garcia, 75, of Brighton, passed away April 10, 2013, in Denver. She was born Oct. 21, 1937, in Valmora, N.M., to Louis and Efren (Dominguez) Torres. She attended schools in Valmora, N.M., and Ault, and married Tibie Garcia on Nov. 5, 1952, in Brighton.
        Adelida enjoyed spending time around her family and was a great cook. She enjoyed making trips “up the hill.” She also loved music and dancing.

  • Herbert Waltemath

        Herbert Waltemath, 89, died March 23, 2013. Born in Wellfleet, Neb., he moved to Brighton in 1957. He served in the U.S. Navy in World War II. He enjoyed riding his Harley.
        Herbert is survived by four children, Allan (Debbie) Waltemath, of Brighton, Glenda Austin and Rita Cole, of San Diego, Calif., and Vicki Hill, of Salt Lake City, Utah; seven grandchildren, Shane, Greg, Tom, Sherri, Lara, Brooke, and Jennifer; and seven great-grandchildren.
        Burial was at Fort Logan Cemetery April 1.

     

  • Francis “Frank” C. Walczak

        Francis “Frank” C. Walczak, 70, of Brighton, passed away April 12, 2013. He was born Sept. 28, 1942 and was raised by Helen and Ed Tusinski in Chicago, Ill. Frank married JoAnn Reynolds on Feb. 2, 2002, in Brighton.

  • Diane Elaine Hoeflicker

    On April 11, 2013, at 9:47 p.m., in Fort Collins, the world lost a radiant shining soul. But, what the world lost, heaven gained.
        Surrounded and comforted by her family, Diane Elaine Hoeflicker, 64 made her peaceful final journey home.