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Obituaries

  • John Ben Montoya

        John B. Montoya, 93 of Brighton, Colorado, passed away on Friday, Aug. 2, 2013. John was born in San Luis, Colorado, in April 1920, to Leandro and Severa (Lopez) Montoya. He married Patricia (Gomez) in 1949, while living in Los Angeles, Calif. Together they had three children: Cynthia, Lorenzo and Sandy. John and Patricia moved to Brighton in 1978.
        John volunteered at the Brighton Senior Center for several years after his retirement and he took immense pride in his yard and garden.

  • Bill (O.W.) Colgate

        Bill (O. W.) Colgate passed away July 22, 2012. He was born July 22, 1921, in Cañon City, to Albert B. Colgate and Lillian (Geraghty) Colgate in the home his grandfather built for his grandmother. He was the sixth child of nine.
        Bill Colgate attended school Canon City, graduating from Canon City High School in 1939. Later, he served overseas during World War II with the United States Air Force (Army Air Corp) in the China/Burma/India theatre.

  • Derek E. Candelarie

        Derek E. Candelarie, 23, of Brighton, passed away Aug. 3, 2013. Born Dec. 1, 1989, in Denver, to Joey Candelarie and Robin Saatmann, he attended school in Broomfield.

  • Donald D. Smith

        Donald D. Smith came into this world April 6, 1938, as the sixth of eight children born to Mearl and Bernice Smith.
        He grew up in the farming communities of southwestern Iowa. Don served in the United States Army from 1961 to 1963.

  • Patricia A. Fitch
  • William 'Bill' Gee

    William “Bill” Gee passed away at his home on July 31st 2013 at the age of 86 to be with our Lord & Savior, Jesus Christ.  Beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, friend, known to all as “Papa” or “Bill.”

  • Patricia A. Fitch

        Patricia A. Fitch, 78, of Brighton, passed away July 28, 2013 at her home. She was born Oct. 30, 1934, in Moorefield, Neb., to Jesse and Marjorie (Wollom) Warner. She graduated from high school in Southerland, Neb., in 1952 and later married Freal Fitch on Aug. 27, 1971, in Denver.

  • James Gerald Horn

        James Gerald Horn, 82, of Brighton, passed away July 17, 2013, in Brighton. Born Dec. 25, 1930, in Curtis, Okla., to James and Nellie (Vanderslice) Horn, he attended schools in Curtis, Okla., and Springfield. He married Betty Jagers in 1960 on Clayton, N.M.

  • Harold J. Ownby

        Harold J. Ownby, 75, passed away July 20, 2013, in Boulder. He was born Nov. 23, 1937, in Walden, to Clifford and Justina (Fox) Ownby and later married Joy Boyer on May 4, 1967, in Brighton.
        Harold is survived by his wife, Joy Ownby, of Brighton; son, James (Melissa) Ownby, of Greenville, Tenn., and Janice (David Depew) Ownby, of Longmont, and eight grandchildren.

  • Richard 'Dick' H. Riddell